VN 2014 122 (O) - Project Officer (P2) - Bunia, DRC

Estimated Start Date
Project Officer
Bunia, Democratic Republic of Congo
Official, Grade P2
Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
As soon as possible
Closing Date
December 01, 2014
Reference Code
Position Title
Duty Station
Type of Appointment
Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of
migration and 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 has a proactive recruitment policy to increase the representation of nationals of nonrepresented member states. Qualified applicants from the following countries will be
favorably considered:
Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Benin, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape
Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Czech Republic, Comoros, Djibouti, El
Salvador, Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Holy See, Iceland, Israel, Lesotho, Libya,
Luxembourg, Madagascar, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Montenegro, Micronesia,
Mongolia, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Republic of Congo, Saint
Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Slovenia, Somalia, Suriname, Swaziland,
Tanzania, Timor Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen
Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged.
Under the supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM), the successful candidate will be
responsible for supervising the implementation of all project activities in the sub-office of
Bunia, Democratic Republic of Congo.
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The Project Officer will contribute to the stabilization of the Mambasa Epulu, Niania axis
through the restoration of State authority, the promotion of democratic dialogue and
economic recovery.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Plan, coordinate and implement project activities in a timely manner and within the
confines of the budget.
Supervise the work of project staff members.
Ensure that project activities are progressing well and immediately notify Chief of
Mission and relevant staff of any delays or problems.
Oversee and coordinate timely submission of reporting, including ad hoc, monthly,
interim, quarterly, annual and end-of-project reports. Meet the Mission’s and the
donor’s reporting requirements by providing specific data, analysis, and financial
Establish a good working relationship with beneficiaries, government officials,
implementing partners, the humanitarian community and other relevant stakeholders.
Liaise and act as Focal-point with relevant interlocutors in order to ensure efficient
programme implementation, thus facilitating information exchange and project
cooperation, as well as promoting IOM-implemented initiatives.
Drive the development of reports, presentations, talking points, and briefings on
project activities.
Represent IOM and participate in meetings and working groups with local, national
and international partners in order to ensure proper project implementation.
Represent IOM and participate in conferences, workshops, trainings and seminars,
and make presentations on assigned topics and activities.
Perform assessment and/or evaluation missions in the field.
Ensure the timely recruitment of staff and preparation of budgets for the projects
under his/her responsibility. Closely monitor staff performance and progress and
ensure mainstreaming of gender according to IOM procedures and regulations.
Contribute to project development efforts for the continuation of existing projects as
well as new projects in the related field.
Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Competencies
Takes responsibility and manages constructive criticism;
Works effectively with all clients and stakeholders;
Promotes continuous learning; communicates clearly;
Takes initiative and drives high levels of performance management;
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Plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
Displays mastery of subject matter;
Contributes to a collegial team environment;
Incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal
gender participation;
Displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
Works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.
Effectively applies knowledge of migration issues within organizational context;
Correctly frames migration issues within their regional, global and political context.
Required Qualifications and Experience
Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Humanities, International Relations,
Project Management 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 in project management in a complex environment or post
conflict, reconstruction programme;
Experience in migration issues, project design, management and project
Experience in liaising with donors, governmental authorities, other
national/international institutions and non-governmental organizations;
Experience in preparing project narrative, financial reports, statements/projections;
formulation of results matrixes, logical frameworks and work plans.
Fluency in English and French is required. Working knowledge of Swahili is an advantage.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment
system, by December 01, 2014 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
For further information, please refer to:
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In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly filled
in and submitted with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application
in your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.
Posting period:
From 17.11.2014 to 01.12.2014
Requisition: VN 2014/122 (O) - Project Officer (P2) - Bunia, Democratic Republic of Congo
(54621525) Released
Posting: VN 2014/122 (O) - Project Officer (P2) - Bunia, Democratic Republic of Congo (54621526)
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