International Organization for Migration Project Officer Jobs in South Sudan

International Organization for Migration Project Officer Jobs in South Sudan

Position Title :

  • Project Officer (WASH-EPnR) (2 positions)

    Duty Station :

  • Juba, South Sudan

    Classification :

  • Professional Staff, Grade P2

    Type of Appointment :

  • Special short-term graded, Six months with possibility of extension

    Estimated Start Date :

  • As soon as possible

    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 environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged.

    For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

  • Internal candidates

    Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

  • Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cook Islands, Cuba, Cabo Verde, Czech.Republic, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Grenada, Guyana, Iceland, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Saint Lucia, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, Sao Tome and Principe, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa


  • Under the overall supervision of the Programme Coordinator (WASH) and the direct supervision of the Programme Officer (WASH), the successful candidate will provide technical support for the implementation of the WASH relief assistance for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and vulnerable host communities in hard to reach areas of South Sudan.
  • S/he will be a member of a team of WASH technical staff, based in Juba, tasked to respond immediately to identify needs in remote locations countrywide.

    Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the implementation of the activities required to provide WASH relief services to IDPs and vulnerable communities affected by conflict or natural disasters in far-off locations country wide identified and endorsed by the national WASH cluster in South Sudan.
  • Coordinate on the ground with a team of national WASH staff ensuring a balanced division of tasks to achieve the objectives of the Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPnR) Project.
  • Ensure that the projects meet their intended scope, time and budge and that the activities programmed to provide WASH services respond to the needs of the communities affected and that efforts are made to reach compliance of emergency standards for WASH service provision.
  • Prepare reports of the assessment or response mission within a maximum of 48 hours after returning to Juba.
  • Guarantee that activities are performed in accordance to the specifications of the project proposal and notify the Programme Coordinator (WASH) of any relevant change request in a timely manner.
  • In coordination with the Programme Coordinator (WASH), assist in designing a response strategy and work plan for each intervention; ensuring that the necessary resources are made available on the ground and synchronized with staff deployment for the rapid response.
  • Take decisions on the ground, avoid delays in implementation and take the necessary workarounds required for the timely completion of activities considering the resources available.
  • Contribute to follow-up of project budgets ensuring they are in accordance with internal and donor requirements, as well as following relevant budget lines.
  • Mobilize the community with the support of the WASH Assistants, to facilitate participation, involvement and contribution of the target communities for the completion of the activities.
  • Monitor the project implementation, ensure that materials are being properly utilized and that WASH items are effectively distributed to the beneficiaries. Follow up the schedule with contractors
    and prepare and sign completion certificates. Work closely with the Programme Coordinator (WASH) for contracts management; close out procedures and final payments to the contractors.
  • Ensure effective and active communication with all the stakeholders when on the ground. Prepare and submit a monthly response report of activities to the Programme Coordinator (WASH), indicating progress, constrains and requirements for project completion and lessons learned. Ensure that project data and information is archived and shared appropriately.
  • Ensure that any needed operational agreement or authorization from the local authorities is convened to guarantee project stability and good relations with the local government.
  • Provide necessary information and documentation for the preparation of project proposals for IOM to contact potential donors. Contribute to contingency planning for possible WASH emergency response if required
  • Mentor, coach and manage the staff under supervision; support the performance evaluations and oversee and help to resolve team conflicts.
  • Be always ready for deployment and available for travel within 2 days of being informed.
  • 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 in implementation of water, sanitation and hygiene related projects preferably in the Humanitarian field;
  • Experience working with various partners including local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the broader community;
  • Excellent monitoring and evaluation skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of English, and ability to learn with minimal supervision.


  • Fluency in English is required.


  • With frequent travel to field locations within South Sudan.

    Desirable Competencies:


  • Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;
  • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;
  • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;
  • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;
  • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;
  • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;
  • Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
  • Professionalism - displays mastery of subject matter;
  • Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;
  • Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
  • Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.


  • 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.
  • 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.

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 12th September 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement
  • In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

  • For more information and job application details, see; International Organization for Migration Project Officer Jobs in South Sudan

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