International Organization for Migration Infrastructure Officer Jobs in South Sudan

International Organization for Migration Infrastructure Officer Jobs in South Sudan


IOM in South Sudan has a broad range of programming centered around three broad areas: humanitarian coordination and support; humanitarian response and resilience; and peacebuilding, transition and development.

Humanitarian coordination and support includes leading/co-leading the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) and Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI) Clusters, Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and management of WASH and Shelter and NFI core-pipelines, humanitarian hubs and common transport services.

Humanitarian response and resilience includes CCCM, WASH, Shelter & NFI, health, protection, gender equality and inclusion, mental health and psychosocial support and the management of a Rapid Response Fund.

Under peacebuilding, transition and development, IOM South Sudan implements programming on housing, land and property issues, transition and recovery, transhumance conflict prevention, community-based violence reduction, community development and migration management.

As part of its community development portfolio, IOM is implementing a World Bank- funded project (Enhancing Community Resilience Project - ECRP) that seeks to address key gaps in basic service delivery and strengthen local institutions capacity to better manage inter-communal tensions and resources across 12 counties in South Sudan.

The project aims to contribute to the building of a national local-level institutional structure for governance and service delivery, in line with the Local Government Act (LGA) 2009.

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Humanitarian Assistance and Operations, and the direct supervision of the Infrastructure Coordinator, the Infrastructure Officer will provide technical guidance and support to the infrastructure, Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and construction management components of the ECRP, as well as to infrastructure activities across all units in the mission.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the technical assessment, identification of technical alternatives, design, implementation, general construction management and monitoring required for the successful completion for infrastructure activities.

  • Check that the infrastructure adheres to scope, time, and budget according to Infrastructure Compliance Guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs), and strategy of the mission and bring issues of non-compliance to the attention of the supervisor.

  • Check that activities are performed in accordance to the specifications in the project proposal and notify the supervisor of any pertinent change requests in a timely manner.

  • Implement project work plans and inform the supervisor of any delay or workaround required for timely completion of activities.

  • Monitor project budgets, expenditures and burn rates according to internal and donor requirements.

  • Monitor project implementation by undertaking regular visits to the areas of operation, and checking that materials and resources are being properly utilized in compliance with design and technical specifications. Follow up on scheduling with contractors and prepare completion certificates.

  • Liaise with procurement and finance colleagues to assist in managing procurements and construction contracts, checking alignment with approved specifications or Bills of Quantities
    (BoQs), that payments are made in line with timelines and deliverables, and that delivery of the required works are completed in a timely manner.

  • Liaise with counterparts and relevant stakeholders. Draft progress and other required reports. Internally, submit weekly and monthly reports to the Infrastructure Coordinator indicating progress, constraints and requirements for project completion. Ensure that project data and information is archived and shared appropriately.

  • Supervise and coordinate the work of relevant Infrastructure and engineering staff, provide inputs for performance evaluations, and assist in resolving team conflicts.

  • Abide by the principles of a respectful office environment free of harassment and retaliation, and that promotes the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA).

  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, 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 working on infrastructure design, structural design and construction management in complex humanitarian or development settings;

  • Experience in implementing public infrastructure and community-led infrastructure projects such as schools, health centers, office buildings, road construction, irrigation projects, dams, water systems, etc.;

  • Experience working in South Sudan or similar protracted crisis-affected countries; and,

  • Experience managing and mentoring teams and in promoting achievement of project objectives.


  • Knowledge of civil engineering design software, and proficiency in AutoCAD is mandatory;

  • Demonstrated civil engineering design skills;

  • Ability to meet deadlines and deliver under pressure;

  • Ability to produce thorough high-quality work within a tight timeframe;

  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); and,

  • Solid organizational skills: the ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced and detail-oriented team environment.


  • IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish. All staff members are required to be fluent in one of the three languages.

  • For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic is desirable.

  • Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.

    How to Apply

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