Project Support and Liaison Officer at International Organization for Migration

Position Title : Project Support and Liaison Officer

Duty Station : Yangon, Myanmar

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

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

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 14 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; 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.


The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been present in Myanmar since 2005 and is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees, Internally Displaced People (IDP), victims of trafficking, stranded migrants, and other vulnerable migrants.

As a result of the multifaceted crises faced in Myanmar in 2021, emergency and humanitarian needs have been increasing across the country. There has been an identified need for better data on mobility, populations and needs. As such, IOM is launching a project to address this need.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM), and the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Coordinator, the Project Support and Liaison officer will provide technical support for the project support and liaison functions of the Country Office (CO), including the set-up and implementation of needs and mobility monitoring and associated tasks, in close coordination with the Senior Programme Coordinator, particularly on liaison with external stakeholders.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1. Coordinate the implementation of IOM’s emergency and post-crisis response activities in Myanmar.

2. Conduct contextual analysis and desk reviews of reports, liaise with field teams and disseminate key findings from data collection. Keep abreast of developments as they relate to the programme and context, particularly in relation to changing contexts, programme planning and linkages to wider humanitarian response across the country.

3. In close coordination with the Senior Programme Coordinator, participate in various meetings, briefings, conferences, working groups and relevant interagency meetings.

4. Coordinate the regular elaboration, compilation, and publication of high quality monthly, quarterly, and annual reports per contractual requirements as well as presentations, talking points, and briefings on key findings or assessment lessons learned. Identify potential gaps in the reporting timeline and coordinate with the programme team to facilitate the identification of shared objectives, mitigation of potential gaps, and achievement of high-quality outputs in a timely manner.

5. In close coordination with the Senior Programme Coordinator, liaise with internal and external stakeholders to identify specific data needs.

6. Provide technical guidance and support for capacity building and training activities for programme staff. Contribute to the development of training materials.

7. Provide technical inputs to support resource mobilization efforts of the CO in close coordination with CoM, the Senior Programme Coordinator, and Programme Managers, including drafting segments of project concept notes, proposals and budgetary documents.

8. Draft a variety of materials, including talking points and briefs, upon request from the country office’s senior management.

9. Work closely with the programme team to facilitate linkages with field teams in terms of continuity of data collection, compilation of information according to scheduled submissions and liaison with field assistants.

10. Provide information and data to the Senior Programme Coordinator and Programme Managers on project updates, performance and potential issues.

11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Development Studies, Human Rights, International Relations, 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.


• Experiencing working in international organisations in humanitarian response settings;

• Experience with external coordination, liaison and engagement;

• Experience with writing reports, delivering presentations and supporting the publication of documents, reports and briefs.


• Excellent communication skills;

• Strong analytical skill;

• Strong interpersonal skills ;

• Ability to interact with a wide range of stakeholders;

• Strong presentation skills;

• Strategic thinking and relationship building;

• Management experience.


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). Fluency in Myanmar languages 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.

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 14 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 01.06.2022 to 14.06.2022

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 165 Project Support and Liaison Officer (P2) Yangon, Myanmar (57602465) Released

Posting: Posting NC57602466 (57602466) Released

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