VN 2022/061 SV – Project Officer (Project Management) NO-B – Operations At International Organization for Migration

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 environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.


Since the inception of IOM in 1951, Movement Operations have been and continue to be a fundamental pillar of the Organization’s work. The organized movement of persons in need of international migration assistance is a primary mandate of the Organization and a cornerstone of IOM’s operations. This mandate has resulted in the international transport of more than 15 million migrants and refugees worldwide. Movement Operations Units in various IOM Country Offices, coordinated under the Division of Resettlement and Movement Management (RMM) in the Department of Operations and Emergencies (DOE) at IOM’s Geneva Headquarters (HQ), are responsible for all aspects of travel for migrants and refugees under IOM’s auspices, in accordance with the various framework agreements with resettlement and receiving Governments and partners across the spectrum of the Organization’s programmes.

IOM provides a range of movement services and support to various programs, including the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP). This includes, but is not limited to case processing, migration health assessments, cultural orientation training, organized transportation and arrival, and the administration of a travel loan and collections program. In order to continue to maintain and strengthen the integrity of the Movements Operations team, IOM (in coordination with donors) is implementing the RMM Integrity Guidelines across all movement activities, and the USRAP Program Integrity Guidelines for all USRAP activities. The Project Associate (Compliance and

Trainings) will provide compliance-related support for movement operations activities in Latin America and the Caribbean and will have an important role in assisting IOM Country Offices in the Region to develop compliance with, implement, and measure various elements of the RMM and USRAP Program Integrity Guidelines.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and direct supervision of the Head of Operations, the successful candidate will be based in San Salvador, El Salvador and will have the following project management duties and responsibilities in the areas of project support, budget support, reporting, public affairs, event coordination, interpretation management and resources management coordination:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Support the Head of Operations in project development, implementation and reporting activities, including providing inputs for budgets and project proposals and reviewing and updating USRAP-specific policies in coordination with USRAP and Country Office management.
  2. When requested, assist the Head of Operations in monitoring spending across the project region, and flagging areas of under or overspending to Project Management.
  3. Coordinate report drafting and informational materials, including flash reports, updates, surveys, bulletins, factsheets, and dashboards addressing a wide variety of USRAP-related topics. Facilitate collaboration and revision processes to produce high quality, timely, topical, and polished pieces that integrate relevant IOM approaches, policies, and guidelines. Support the production of materials with data visualizations and formatting and, where relevant, work with a designer and/or communications specialist to ensure materials are in line with Organizational branding and professional standards.
  4. Oversee the organization of a wide range of events, including meetings and activities, Country Office-level events, town halls and high-level visits. Manage the production of event- related outputs, including briefs, meeting agendas and minutes, reports, fact sheets, and presentations. Provide coordination support for management and staff visits to other entities and IOM missions, including preparing visit agendas, scheduling appointments, and maintaining relevant correspondence. Where relevant, liaise between Head of Operations and with other Project Officers (Project Management) on cross-departmental meetings.
  5. Oversee the identification, recruitment, and training of interpreters for USRAP activities. Maintain a roster of Interpreters with the languages, citizenship, recommendations on further engagement with USRAP and assist with bringing them on board as required for these Country Offices.
  6. Coordinate between Management, the Resources Management Unit(s) (RMU) in the relevant Country Offices in the Region, and other relevant entities to ensure the project is observant of financial, administrative and procurement requirements in line with IOM rules and regulations and that all resources management needs are being met within the project. Ensure procurement-related work is organized efficiently and on time through the preparation and monitoring of Quarterly Procurement Plans.
  7. Oversee staff focused on project management support duties in the areas of project support, reporting, interpretation management and resource management coordination. Hire staff, provide training, technical assistance, and information on changes to workflows and procedures, assign duties, and give feedback on performance on a regular basis to ensure high quality work and accurate completion of duties.
  8. Help identify knowledge gaps and recommend opportunities for the expansion of data collection activities that will contribute to future reports and informational materials.
  9. Oversee the periodic review and update of internal USRAP project administrative workflows and organizational charts to continually track and streamline procedures.
  10. When required, liaise with the USRAP HR Business Partner in IOM USRAP Washington, D.C. and HR units in various Country Offices in the Region regarding the background check process for new and current staff. Alert the Head of Operations of any process issues.
  11. Maintain and ensure the confidentiality and integrity of all USRAP project-related information by implementing control procedures in line with USRAP standards of conduct and data protection rules. Alert Head of Operations or the Movement Operations Manager any non- compliance to SOPs or codes of conduct.
  12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Social Science, International Relations, Regional Studies 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 USRAP, particularly in processing or movement operations activities, such as field support, movements, data processing, scheduling, field support and out-processing, is essential;
  • Knowledge of USRAP program implementation and familiarity with IOM’s administrative, financial and business rules and practices is desirable;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with and lead a team;
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MiMOSA is an advantage; and,
  • Excellent computer skills and a high level of proficiency in spreadsheet and database applications.


    • Thorough knowledge of English and Spanish is required.

(oral and written)

Required Competencies

The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:


  • 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.

How to apply


External Candidates that comply with the profile will need to send the Resume and a letter of interest to by December 20 ,2022 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.


  • The motivation/cover letter should be a maximum of 1 page long and in English. It should state the position(s) you are applying for
  • The CV should be a maximum of 2 pages long and in English.
  • Internals of the Organization and NMS candidates, as well as external female candidates, will be considered as first-tier candidates. This vacancy is also open to second-tier candidates.
  • The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.


  • Only the applications that comply with the required profile will be takeninto consideration.
  • Those applications received after the due date or the ones that don’t include the name of the

position, will not be considered.

  • This vacancy is open for local staff or international staff with legal permit to work in the Country
  • The attachment shouldn’t weight over 2 MB.

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