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Project Officer (Shelter and Settlement) (P2) Bor, South Sudan

International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Project Officer (Shelter and Settlement)

Duty Station: Bor, South Sudan

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, 6 months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 22 February 2024

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 www.iom.int/diversity.

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; Barbados; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Dominica; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Holy See; Iceland; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Tonga; Tuvalu; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.


IOM in South Sudan Country Office (CO) 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 programme 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 programme 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, South Sudan CO implements programming on housing, land and property issues, transition and recovery, transhumance conflict prevention, community-based violence reduction, community development and migration management.

Under the overall supervision of the Programme Coordinator (Shelter and Settlement) and the direct supervision of Geographical IS Officer (Data Management), the Project Officer (Shelter and Settlement) will be responsible and accountable in coordinating and supporting the implementation of the field activities under the Shelter and Settlement Programme unit and in particular, the Bor Flood Risks Management Project (BFRMP) in Bor Sub-Office, Jonglei State, South Sudan.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Supervise and coordinate the activities being implemented under the Bor Flood Risks Management Project (BFRMP) including the construction of flood mitigation infrastructures, community engagement, coordination with government entities, and partners, trainings, and other engagement with relevant working groups/committees.
  2. Provide technical inputs towards the development of the flood mitigation strategy and construction of flood mitigation infrastructures in alignment with the overall program strategy.
  3. Contribute to the design process and compliance with technical specifications and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)s for the implementation of the required infrastructure and services.
  4. Supervise and monitor the construction works in the field through regular visits, surveys, project implementation monitoring tools and exchange information with partners, assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems and take timely decisions to resolve issues in the field.
  5. In coordination with the direct supervisor, communicate with partners, governmental authorities/entities especially Bor Flood Management Committee, Jonglei State Disaster Risk Management Council, and relevant stakeholders to coordinate the activities on the ground. Participate in technical coordination meetings.
  6. Facilitate the integration of the core principles of disaster risk reduction, environmental sustainability, green energy solutions, alternative livelihoods, actions against gender-based violence, accountability to affected populations, and conflict sensitivity across programming.
  7. Draft progress reports to the Project Manager/Programme Coordinator indicating progress, constraints and requirements for the project completion.
  8. Work closely with relevant authorities including the University in Bor, to facilitate the implementation of the post graduate diploma programme on Disaster Risks Reduction (DRR).
  9. Prepare learning/knowledge products, covering innovative approaches and good practices to support overall disaster risk reduction sector development.
  10. Draft technical guidelines for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the flood mitigation infrastructures in Bor.
  11. Support the Shelter and Settlement programming project implementation in providing support to IOM’s operational Focal Point in Jonglei State.
  12. Perform such other duties that may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Disaster Risks 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.


  • Similar experience in a comparable area of work, including prior exposure DRR programming, community-based mapping, and implementation of field-based data collection activities is a requirement;
  • Experience in the coordination and implementation programmes in countries facing humanitarian crises and in support of recovery, transition and community stabilization;
  • Experience working with international organizations specialized in humanitarian and development assistance;
  • Experience in the coordination and implementation of infrastructure design, implementation including contract management;
  • Experience with disaster risk reduction approaches, environmental sustainability concepts and green infrastructure design;
  • Experience in South Sudan is desirable; and,
  • Experience with Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation programming is an advantage.


  • Excellent computer literacy (Word, Spreadsheets, outlook, database);
  • Excellent AutoCAD skills; and,
  • Good knowledge of Statistical Packages (R, SPSS).


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 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 (https://whed.net/home.php).

Required Competencies:

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these five values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.
  • 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.
  • Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
  • Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.

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 actions 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 leadership and professional potential.
  • Empowering others: Creates an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  • Building Trust: Promotes shared values and creates an atmosphere of trust and honesty.
  • Strategic thinking and vision: Works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
  • Humility: Leads with humility and shows openness to acknowledging own shortcomings.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.

https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.p df

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 background verification 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 HERE by 22 February 2024 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: www.iom.int/recruitment

Posting period:

From 09.02.2024 to 22.02.2024

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: SVN 2024 35 Project Officer (Shelter and Settlement) (P2) Bor, South Sudan (58649342) Released

Posting: Posting NC58649343 (58649343) Released

Posting Channel: Internal Candidates

Deadline: 22 Feb 2024

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