Project Officer (Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) and Hygiene Promotion)

Position Title: Project Officer (RCCE and Hygiene Promotion)

Duty Station: Al-Mokha, Yemen

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2

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

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 04 October 2022

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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; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); 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.


Under the overall supervision of the Senior Programme Coordinator (SNFI, CCCM, WASH, CBI) and direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator (WASH), the Project Officer – RCCE and Hygiene Promotion) will provide support in the implementation, strategy development, and monitoring of WASH Risk Communication and Community Engagement and Hygiene related activities.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Support the development an overall behavior change strategy for integration of RCCE and hygiene and health promotion activities.
  2. Participate and facilitate the implementation of results-oriented interventions based on the approved overall strategy. Interventions may include, but are not limited to, awareness-raising events, communication and messaging, and training of staff and volunteers on good wash and public health practices.
  3. Support the resource mobilization efforts by implementing RCCE campaigns, organizing capacity-building activities, coordinating interventions with local authorities, other local humanitarian actors, and community leaders.
  4. Supervision and control areas /aspects:
  • Provide direct oversight to WASH and hygiene promotion operations in the field, including field-level coordination of mobilization activities such as hygiene kits distributions, RCCE campaigns, and community promotion activities related to WASH and public health.
  • Manage and supervise staff, Hygiene Promoters, Community Mobilizers, and OutreachWorkers. Supervise periodic training for staff to ensure the quality of messages and complete coverage of the population.
  • In coordination with Procurement and Logistic Unit (PLU), facilitate the procurement of culturally and linguistically appropriate Information, Education and Communication (IEC), materials like hygiene kits and others.

5. Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • In close coordination with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and Information Management (IM) Unit, support the establishment (or maintenance) of a system to monitor activities and analyze the intervention’s progress, specifically aimed at increasing the effectiveness of hygiene interventions for better public health outcomes. Undertake field assessments in IOM areas of work on an as-needed basis. This should include recommending specific actions for improvement.
  • Support the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) WASH activities and the lessons learned activities.

6. Coordination:

  • Ensure coordination with local actors and the integration of critical messages for the prevention of water-related diseases and the prevention of gender violence (GBV).
  • Establish or strengthen partnerships with other clusters or agencies, where appropriate, to create synergies for raising awareness on the importance of good hygiene practices for public health.
  • Ensure cross-cutting matters are integrated into the WASH programming such as GBV, Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP), Environment, and other cross-cutting issues of relevance.

7. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Anthropology, Sociology, Environmental Sciences, 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.


  • Experience in community mobilization in developing countries, preferable in countries facing humanitarian crises and in support of emergency responses. Experience in the Middle East region is an advantage;
  • Experience working with different international organizations specialized in humanitarian assistance (e.g., UN agencies, INGOs, IOs, Donors);
  • Proven experience implementing interventions that include methodologies to address behavior change to promote hygiene; and,
  • Experience in the implementation of KAP surveys, PMD, and WASH evaluations.


  • Excellent Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Skills; Managerial Skills; Organizational Skills;
  • Ability to work with limited supervision; and,
  • Works effectively with local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the broader community to advance country office or regional objectives.


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 Arabic, French, and/or Spanish is an advantage.

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


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

To apply, interested applicants are invited to submit their applications HERE via the IOM e-Recruitment system by 04 October 2022.

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 21.09.2022 to 04.10.2022

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 258 Project Officer (Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) and Hygiene Promotion) (P2) Al-Mokha, Yemen (57759346) Released

Posting: Posting NC57759347 (57759347) Released