IOM Programme Engineer (Transition & Recovery) Jobs in South Sudan

IOM Programme Engineer (Transition & Recovery) Jobs in South Sudan


  • Under the the overall supervision of the Head of Sub-Office and the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator (Transition & Recovery Unit) in Abyei, the successful candidate will be accountable for coordinating and monitoring the overall design and oversight of infrastructure projects implemented under the Transition and Recovery Unit (TRU) of IOM, in Abyei and other locations of TRU programming as needed.

    Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Conduct assessments on infrastructure projects.

  • Draft designs and bill of quantities for infrastructure program projects.

  • Assist with the development of tender documents and assure that tendering procedures are carried out in respect of IOM policies.

  • Conduct regular site supervision and monitoring visits of program sites and draft reports on those visits as a basis to measure progress of contractors and for payment issuance.

  • Coordinate with community members and leaders for the implementation of infrastructure projects.

  • Make recommendations to the TRU Programme Coordinator with regard to project progress and contractor performance and check that the bill of quantities is respected and that materials are of specified quality.

  • Conduct regular field visits to project sites and provide on-site technical guidance.

  • Draft regular project reports in a timely manner.

  • Identify gaps and opportunities for further programming; provide technical inputs to support the development of concepts notes and project proposals to address the gaps identified.

  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Experience


    • Master’s degree in Civil 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.


    • Strong management capability and experience, especially in the field of humanitarian and development assistance;

    • Previous experiences with IOM or other UN specialized agencies;

    • Experience in construction and rehabilitation;

    • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities and communities;

    • Experience with project implementation, scheduling and deployment of resource;

    • Similar work experience in South Sudan.


    • Excellent communication and negotiation skills;

    • Good computer literacy.


  • IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

  • For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written).

  • Working knowledge of Arabic, French, Spanish and/or local language is an advantage.

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


  • Duty station will be in Abyei (Administrative Area and roving).

    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.

  • 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 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 02 August 2020 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.

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