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Site Development Officer (P2) Juba, South Sudan

International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Site Development Officer

Duty Station: Juba, 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: 07 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 has a broad range of programming centred around three broad areas: humanitarian coordination and support; humanitarian response and resilience; and peacebuilding, transition, and development. Humanitarian coordination and support include 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 include 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 well as Durable Solutions (DS). IOM also chairs the Communication and Community Engagement Working Group (CCEWG) in the country, tasked with operationalizing collective Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) mechanisms.

Under the overall supervision of the Emergency Response Coordinator, and the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator (Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM/DS)), the Site Development Officer will be responsible and accountable for monitoring and contributing to the implementation of the technical and infrastructure components of CCCM and DS operations, including but not limited to site planning, development, care and maintenance – as well as disaster risk management works.

The overall aim is to raise the living standards of displaced population in the areas where IOM CCCM is operating in – and to enable IDPs to equitably and safely access timely humanitarian services and enjoy their basic human rights, and support initiatives for Durable Solutions works.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Provide technical inputs to support the development and implementation of IOM CCCM and Durable Solutions’ overall strategy for site development, care and maintenance activities in displacement settings and potential areas of return or integration. This includes participating in project costing exercises for both CCCM and Durable Solutions’ technical activities.
  2. In close coordination with relevant CCCM/DS colleagues, contribute to the timely writing of project proposals and budgets within the scope of IOM CCCM/DS’s activities in South Sudan, with specific focus on the technical/infrastructure components of said proposals and budgets.
  3. In close coordination with the CCCM/DS Programme Coordinator, assist in maintaining and mobilizing the necessary financial and human resources that are required for project implementation. Monitor project expenditures and trends, and recommend adjusts or adaptations to meet project requirements.
  4. Assist in preparing technical designs, Bill of Quantities (BoQs), and with procurement processes for the implementation of construction, infrastructure, site planning, site development, as well as site care & maintenance activities in IOM CCCM/DS’s Areas of Responsibility (AoRs).
  5. Coordinate and/or supervise the work of IOM CCCM/DS’s technical teams, and monitor the work of contractors and implementing partners if relevant. Check that regular and systematic technical inspections are performed for intended quality and scope.
  6. Provide technical support for the implementation of flood response activities in IOM CCCM’s AoRs, including in Unity State (Bentiu and Rubkona).
  7. Draft and adhere to project work plans/schedules as designed in close coordination with the CCCM Programme Coordinator and Programme Officer, and inform of any delay or workaround required for timely completion of planned activities.
  8. Supervise and coordinate the tasking and maintenance of IOM Heavy Duty Machinery (HDM) in IOM CCCM/DS’s AoRs, including industrial trash pumps in flood mitigation activities and stormwater management interventions. Monitor the supervision of machine operators in close collaboration with CCCM’s technical teams and IOM’s Logistics Unit.
  9. Frequently travel to CCCM/DS’ AoRs to monitor the effective, timely and meaningful implementation of project activities as per project workplans. During those duty travels, also provide technical support and recommendations to the field teams when/if needed.
  10. In close coordination with CCCM/DS’ Reporting and Monitoring & Evaluation colleagues, contribute to the development of a clear and consistent monitoring tool for all technical activities implemented.
  11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Civil Engineering, Construction Management or 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 in emergency operations, programme design, including support to displaced populations and refugees.
  • Proven technical competence and experience in aspects of camp coordination and camp management (CCCM).
  • Experience with international humanitarian organizations, non-governmental or governmental institutions/organizations in a multi-cultural setting.
  • Experience in community engagement and AAP is an advantage.
  • Experience in M&E and report writing.
  • Experience in consolidating information from multiple sources.


  • In-depth knowledge of the displacement profile of the country.
  • Coordination skills within the unit, within IOM and externally is essential.
  • Use in civil engineering software such as AutoCAD is a must, with knowledge of ArcGIS an advantage.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills are a must.
  • Knowledge of the activated coordination systems in South Sudan.
  • In-depth knowledge of relevant protection frameworks and protection mainstreaming within CCCM programming.
  • Excellent report writing, editing and drafting skills.
  • Proven understanding of the linkages between displacement and durable solutions.
  • Computer/software literate, preferably advanced skills in excel, PowerPoint, SPSS, Kobo Toolbox, ODK and report writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish effective and working relations with local staff and other stakeholders.


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, 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.


1 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 07 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 25.01.2024 to 07.02.2024

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 20 Site Development Officer (P2) Juba, South Sudan (58617023) Released

Posting: Posting NC58617024 (58617024) Released

Posting Channel: Internal Candidates

Deadline: 7 Feb 2024

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