Project Officer (WASH & Basic Infrastructure) – IOM


Job Description

OrganizationInternational Organization for Migration
Position TitleProject Officer (WASH & Basic Infrastructure)
Duty StationKhartoum, Sudan
ClassificationProfessional Staff, Grade P2
Type of AppointmentFixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start DateAs soon as possible
Closing Date24 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 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-based teams under the Humanitarian Response and Transition Team (HRT), the Project Officer (WASH & Basic Infrastructure) will be responsible for contributing to and supporting the successful planning, implementation and monitoring of IOM’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and basic infrastructure activities in Sudan. Specifically, the Project Officer (WASH & Basic Infrastructure) will provide technical support to the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of discrete WASH and infrastructure aspects of IOM’s integrated emergency response and transition programme, which addresses the immediate and longer-term recovery needs of internally displaced people, refugees and host communities affected by conflict and/or disaster caused by natural hazards and the adverse
effects of climate change.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Provide technical inputs and information for the development and execution of a WASH and
    basic infrastructure strategy for integrated HRT responses, in alignment with the overall mission
    and programme strategy for the country. Analyze programme development opportunities and
    contribute to the preparation of proposals.
  2. Supervise and coordinate the implementation of WASH and basic infrastructure activities,
    such as community centers, irrigation canals, drainage systems, markets, feeder roads,
    culverts, earth embankments etc, in support of IOM’s emergency and transition programmes,
    checking that budget, time and quality are in accordance with project specifications, donor
    requirements and IOM rules and regulations. Bring issues to the attention of the supervisor.
    a. Monitor the design process and compliance of technical specifications for the implementation
    of the required WASH and basic infrastructure activities and services in alignment with
    international and national standards and donor requirements. Assess technically the progress
    of the project under supervision to check that compliance of outputs to planned targets is
    b. Adhere to the guidelines provided by the designated Project Manager regarding the use of
    budget lines for the project activities.
    c. Guide and monitor the technical work of field-based WASH and basic infrastructure teams
    working for the response. Supervise relevant staff and provide feedback on performance.
    d. In close coordination with the Resources Management Unit, facilitate procurement efforts for
    supplies and services, checking if processes are transparent and in line with IOM and donor’s
    regulations. Monitor contractual agreements with service providers and/or implementing parties.
    a. Coordinate closely with relevant Khartoum-based Project Managers in HRT in line with the
    multi-sectoral and integrated approach, as well as with relevant colleagues supporting IOM’s
    migration management initiatives, to facilitate alignment and efficiency of activities.
    b. Liaise with the WASH Sector, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as
    lead of the refugee response and relevant co-leads, other WASH agencies, government
    authorities / entities and other relevant stakeholders as appropriate to coordinate IOM WASH
    and basic infrastructure activities. Attend technical coordination meetings convened by the
    Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) and the Commissioner of Refugees (CoR).
  3. Provide relevant and necessary information in a timely manner to the Programme Coordinator
    (Humanitarian and Transition) and to the members of WASH and infrastructure teams under
    technical supervision.
  4. Monitor project implementation, undertake regular visits to the areas of operation and record
    relevant data for further analysis. Ensure that all the project data and information is archived and
    shared appropriately. Draft progress reports to Project Managers, and senior management as
    needed, indicating progress, constraints, and requirements for project completion.
  5. Facilitate the integration of the core principles of disaster risk reduction, climate change
    adaptation, environmental protection, gender, Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) and
    conflict sensitive programming across activities.
  6. Perform such other duties that may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

• Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Public Health, 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 coordination and implementation of WASH and basic infrastructure, including contract management, in countries facing humanitarian crises and in support of emergency response, recovery, community stabilization and transition;
• Experience working with international organizations specialized in humanitarian and/or development assistance (e.g. UN agencies, INGOs, IOs, Donors, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) or International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC));
• Experience in the design and/or implementation of interventions that include addressing behavioral change for the promotion of hygiene; and,
• Experience in Sudan or the region desirable.

• Familiarity with Disaster Risk Reduction approaches, concepts and technical solutions would
be a distinct advantage;

• Familiarity with conflict sensitivity concepts and principles would be viewed favorably;
• Excellent organizational skills;
• Ability to work with limited supervision;
• Works effectively with donors, local authorities, beneficiaries, and the broader community to advance country office or regional objectives; and,
• Computer literate (word processors, spreadsheet, database, Epanet, CAD (AutoCAD, ArchiCAD or similar engineering software), and statistical packages, etc.).

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 24 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 11.03.2022 to 24.03.2022
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: VN 2022 62 Project Officer (WASH & Basic Infrastructure) (P2) Khartoum, Sudan (57466072)

Posting: Posting NC57466073 (57466073) Released

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