Project Officer (CBI) at International Organization for Migration

Position Title : Project Officer (CBI)

Duty Station : Chuuk, Micronesia, Federated States of

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, six months

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 15 June 2022

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at

Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.

For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:

1. Internal candidates

2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Cuba; Curaçao; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.


Between February 22-25 in 2019, Typhoon Wutip crossed directly over Chuuk State and increased in strength as it continued across Yap State in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). Most of the affected area is in the outer islands of Chuuk and Yap.

As United States Agency for International Development (USAID) implementing partner, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) will support the local governments with relief & reconstruction of public facilities and housing reconstruction.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and the direct supervision of the Reconstruction Manager, the Project Officer (Cash-Based Interventions) will be responsible for providing the required support in Cash-Based Interventions and Livelihood activities in the mission, while also ensuring the timely implementations of all activities under the CBI profile for the mission, especially in Chuuk.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1. Provide technical inputs to support the integration of Cash-Based Interventions (CBIs) into operational plans and strategies that efficiently meet programme objectives, liaising with technical sectors as required.

2. Monitor and coordinate the technical design and delivery of cash-based programme interventions in Chuuk.

3. Provide technical inputs for the development of technical guidelines and Cash/Non- Food Items (NFI) Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the responses, and provide guidance, information and support for project planning, development and implementation, considering local context and available technologies, in line with IOM’s policies and procedures for CBI based programming.

4. Maintain communication with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Headquarters (HQ) CBI team to facilitate IOM Micronesia compliance with existing guidelines.

5. Work with IOM Resources Management and Procurement units, as well as programme staff, to implement CBI activities successfully.

6. Participate in and coordinate the implementation of needs assessments for the selection, development and implementation of appropriate cash modalities and methodologies.

7. Supervise other programme support staff involved in the planning and management of CBI transfers and provide training and technical guidance in their work.

8. Provide guidance on market assessments and price monitoring for key commodities based on identified needs for programmes.

9. Closely coordinate with the Information Management (IM) and Program Support Unit (PSU), to check that relevant output and outcome indicators for CBIs are systematically being collected and analyzed in a manner that will help to determine efficiency and effectiveness of CBIs delivery as well as the appropriateness of the transfer modality choice.

10. Undertake visits to view project sites and meet beneficiaries to check and facilitate progress and the achievement of project objectives.

11. Ensure cash distributions are properly documented and check that they meet technical quality, accountability, and protection standards in compliance with donors’ regulations.

12. Facilitate the mainstreaming and streamlining of protection and cross cutting issues (Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) across cash/NFI activities.

13. Liaise closely with relevant government authorities, UN agencies and Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs) engaged in CBIs activities, keeping them informed of the status of IOM activities in this regard.

14. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Political Science or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.


• International experience in emergency programme implementation focused on cash and in-kind distributions (assessments, distributions, monitoring);

• Experience in coordinating activities across locations and reporting;

• Experience in liaising with local government/community authorities and with other national and international institutions;

• Prior work experience in complex emergency setting.


• Good computer skills (proven computer literacy, in particular Excel knowledge is a must).


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Chuukese is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.


1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database


Required Competencies:

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

• Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

• Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

• Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

• Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

• Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

• Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

• Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.

• Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

• Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.

• Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.

• Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 15 June 2022 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information please refer to:

Posting period:

From 02.06.2022 to 15.06.2022

No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

Requisition: SVN 2022 170 Project Officer (CBI) (P2) Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia (57604815) Released

Posting: Posting NC57604816 (57604816) Released

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