Project Officer (Recovery & Resilience) at International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Project Officer (Recovery & Resilience)

Duty Station: Khartoum, Sudan

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 23 February 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.

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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; 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 supervision of the Head of Programme, the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator (Humanitarian & Transition), and in close coordination with relevant Project Managers and field teams supporting the IOM’s Humanitarian Response and Transition (HRT) portfolio in Sudan, the Project Officer (Recovery & Resilience) will be responsible for the implementation, coordination and monitoring of IOM’s projects related to crisis recovery, stabilization and resilience-strengthening. Specifically, they will work in close collaboration with other programme teams (in particular Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Emergency Shelter / Non-Food Items, Health and Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) and relevant sub-offices to facilitate timely delivery of project activities related to Community Stabilization, Peacebuilding, Durable Solutions and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Supervise and coordinate the operational and administrative activities of IOM Sudan’s recovery and resilience projects, in accordance with the Organizational regulations and procedures.
  2. Supervise relevant project staff and monitor the work of consultants; provide technical guidance to field project teams in sub-offices to facilitate the achievement of project outputs.
  3. Monitor project implementation, identify problems and propose remedial actions to expedite the delivery of outputs according to defined activity schedules and work plans; recommend measures to improve programming as it progresses and in response to changing dynamics and needs on the ground.
  4. In close coordination with the Programme Support Unit (PSU) and relevant Project Managers,draft and/or coordinate the preparation of timely and regular narrative reporting to donors on implementation; draft and administer project revisions in close coordination with PSU and relevant Project Managers, as requested.
  5. In close coordination with the PSU and relevant Project Managers, evaluate and recommend project development opportunities related to Community Stabilization, Peacebuilding, Durable Solutions and DRR; draft elements of language for project concept notes and proposals.
  6. Collaborate closely with WASH, ES/NFI, Health and DTM teams and assist in fostering integrated and multi-sectoral programming approaches;
  7. Undertake field visits to coordinate project implementation, provide information and support with respect to project management and internal procedures for monitoring and reporting, and monitor project progress.
  8. Facilitate the integration of disaster risk reduction, gender, Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) and conflict sensitivity principles in programming as relevant.
  9. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, Economics, Development Studies, Conflict Studies, Business 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.


• Experience in the field of Community Stabilization, Peacebuilding, Durable Solutions and/or DRR, including operational and field experience, project development, and management;

• Experience in working in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) and/or refugee contexts and in complex humanitarian emergencies or post-conflict environments; and,

• Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, other national/ international institution and NGOs.


• Demonstrated expertise in one of or a combination of the thematic areas (CommunityStabilization, Peacebuilding, Durable Solutions and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

• Expertise in project development and reporting, including excellent writing skills.

• Knowledge or experience of regional issues an advantage; and

• Expertise in conflict sensitivity key concepts and principles, and their application, will be assessed favorably.


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 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 endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board 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 23 February 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.

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Posting period:

From 10.02.2022 to 23.02.2022

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: VN 2022 39 Project Officer (Recovery & Resilience) (P2) Khartoum, Sudan (57403516) Released

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