Capacity Sharing Officer (Site Management and Site Development) at International Organization for Migration

Position Title : Capacity Sharing Officer (Site Management and Site Development)

Duty Station : Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

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

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 02 March 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; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Luxembourg; 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 guidance of the Head of Humanitarian Assistance and Operations, and the direct supervision of the Programme Manager (Site Management and Site Development (SMSD)) and in coordination with relevant Units in the Country Office (CO), the Capacity Sharing Officer (Site Management and Site Development) will be responsible and accountable for contributing to the development, coordination, implementation and technical monitoring of capacity sharing and development related to IOM’s Site Management and Site Development (SMSD) & Communications with Communities (CwC) activities.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Contribute to the development of and implement capacity building activities for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) staff, Implementing Partners, and Third-Party Contractors using existing global and contextualised Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) training material as well by coordinating the development of contextualized training modules.
  2. Provide technical support to the SMSD Sector in relation to capacity building, including technical and methodological input to the joint Sector-IOM-UNHCR Capacity Sharing Initiative (CSI).
  3. Facilitate the enhancement of community participation by supervising the implementation of the Women Participation Project (WPP) in close coordination with the Site Management Support (SMS), CwC and Site Development (SD) programmes.
  4. In close coordination with the SMSD Sector, provide technical inputs for the development of and supervise a set of activities, guidelines and documents aiming at contributing to the capacity of national authorities to manage camps and camp like settings through the CSI, including the office of the Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner (RRRC), Camp-in-Charge (CiC) Officers and Police/Military Officers.
  5. Liaise with relevant national authorities (RRRC; District Commissioner office; Police; Fire Service and Civil Defence, etc.) and facilitate their timely information and appropriate involvement in relation to IOM’s partner selection and subsequent site management activities to help extend the support provided to IOM to its partners as needed to ensure efficient operations.
  6. Develop and maintain a tracking system for SMSD & CwC capacity building initiatives implemented by IOM in Bangladesh.
  7. Support the Programme Manager (SMSD) in producing regular analysis and coordinate relevant impact evaluation or other required assessments to support the mission’s learning. Prepare technical recommendations to assist in improving IOM’s SMSD & CwC programming accordingly.
  8. Compile good practices of IOM site management partners. Draft technical guidelines for both IOM implementing partners and Site Management Support Officers. Organize lessons learned and stock taking events as needed to disseminate this information.
  9. Contribute to IOM’s SMSD & CwC advocacy activities by participating in IOM’s partner advocacy efforts in line with IOM’s strategic objectives.
  10. Support the Programme Officer (SMSD) in the performance review of IOM’s Implementing Partners and evaluate the impact of IOM SMSD & CwC grants.
  11. Draft project revisions, including adjustments to ongoing project proposal and budgets based on changed work plans. Analyse progress and project implementation reports. Identify and document significant project events, decisions, problems or deviations with planned activities.
  12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in International Relations, Political Science, Business or Public Administration

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.


• Practical experience with international organizations, in development, implementation and evaluation, and/or programme implementation and management;

• Experience in Camp Coordination and Camp Management, relocation, cash for work, ES/NFI, and project management;

• Experience in humanitarian coordination and capacity development, trainings, coaching or shadowing to staff, implementing partners of Government counterparts essential;

• Experience working in community engagement, community development projects or working with community mobilization activities essential;

• Previous experience working in Bangladesh or Rohingya population is a plus.


• Demonstrated ability to supervise and manage operational staff in humanitarian crises.

• Excellent knowledge of the IOM project management cycle.

• Good knowledge of UN and bilateral donor programming.

• Proven high-level representation skills, such as speaking at meetings and providing situational analysis.

• Familiarity with different project cycle steps and donor relations.

• Ability to development and implement qualitative research projects in support of operational programming.

• Strong leadership, coordination, negotiation, mobilizing skills.

• Demonstrated commitment to ensuring community participation.

• Coordination and negotiation skills with a range of different stakeholders including local authorities, UN agencies, NGOs, Clusters/Sectors.

• Development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and guidelines around community engagement and community participation.

• Ability to write and speak clearly and concisely in English.

• Writing and reporting skills.

• Strong computer skills.


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

Bengali or Rohingya 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 02 March 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 17.02.2022 to 02.03.2022

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 57 Capacity Sharing Officer (Site Management and Site Development) (P2) Cox’s

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