Project Officer (Community Stabilization)
Organization IOM Posted 14 Apr 2021 Closing date 22 Apr 2021
Position Title: Project Officer (Community Stabilization)
Duty Station: Agadez, Niger
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: 22 April 2021
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.
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:
Candidates from the following non-represented member states:
Antigua and Barbuda; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People's Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Luxembourg; 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.
Community stabilization programs seek to assist governments, states and communities experiencing significant socio-economic and political changes during or after a crisis. In this regard, IOM Niger’s Community Stabilization unit aims to reduce factors causing forced and irregular migration, address the needs of marginalized groups and host populations, and respond to the impact that flows of migrants and displaced persons can have on the host populations.
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission, the direct supervision of the Project Manager Community Stabilization (CS) and in close coordination and administrative supervision of the Head of Sub-Office in Agadez, the successful candidate will provide support in the implementation of CS activities in the region.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Contribute to the development and implementation of project activities, provide technical guidance to project partners and implementing entities. Facilitate the achievement of the objectives of the activities to be implemented.
Coordinate activities with other IOM offices in the Agadez region for the monitoring of community stabilization initiatives.
Closely liaise with supporting units in the Agadez Sub-Office, most notably Finance and Logistics and Procurement, for a smooth implementation of project activities.
Maintain relationships with stakeholders such as beneficiary communities, regional and local government officials and relevant partners from the private sector, civil society, UN and I/NGOs that work on community stabilization programmes in the Agadez region.
Monitor and follow up on the proper documentation and reporting of activities carried out, including infrastructure works; ensure supporting documents for the projects are recorded in the database.
Undertake duty travel as required to provide technical guidance to project staff and implementing partners and compile field monitoring reports highlighting implementation challenges and solutions.
Facilitate and encourage the integration of cross-cutting issues such as gender, children, and other vulnerable groups in the project.
Support the Project Manager CS, based in Niamey, with the compilation of progress reports and liaison with donors as required.
Compile lessons learned from implemented activities, experiences from different Communes, and beneficiary feedback for the revision of strategies and action plans.
Contribute to resource mobilization efforts, identifying potential new project opportunities and contributing to the preparation of project proposals.
Perform such other related duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, Business Administration, 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.
• Working experience in community engagement, local development, or capacity building related activities in fragile, conflict or post-conflict context and familiarity with stabilization, social cohesion, and peace building processes;
• Experience in project management and implementation, preferably in migration and/or other displacement context;
• Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, national and international institutions;
• Experience in project formulation, monitoring and reporting;
• Familiarity with the west African region as an asset.
• Very good analytical writing skills;
• Excellent communication skills.
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
For this position, fluency in English and French 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.
With frequent travel to the 15 communes in the Agadez region.
Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database.
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.
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 22 April 2021 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.
From 09.04.2021 to 22.04.2021
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 2021 78 Project Officer (Community Stabilization) (P2) Agadez, Niger (56933350) Released
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