Position Title: Project Officer (Community Participation and Cohesion)
Duty Station: Kyiv, Ukraine
Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2
Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, nine months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: 24 November 2022
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Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and the direct supervision of the Programme Officer (TRD) with close coordination of the Senior Programme Coordinator (Response, Recovery, Resilience, the Project Officer (Community Participation and Cohesion) will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of community participation and cohesion programming within the mission’s Transition and Recovery Programme, including communications activities.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Supervise and coordinate the successful implementation of current and future community participation and cohesion programming in Ukraine, providing technical inputs and support to relevant thematic focal points and field team members.
- Monitor the implementation of project activities by the project team and relevant implementing partners including reporting, communications, and monitoring and evaluation activities, checking compliance with donor requirements.
- Closely coordinate with the Logistics/Procurement, Finance, and Human Resources (HR) Units to facilitate efficient and transparent use of funds and swift and high-quality delivery of activities.
- Coordinate the timely preparation and submission of project reports according to theInternational Organization for Migration (IOM) and donor formats.
- Act as a technical focal point for relevant donors, responding to requests for information and providing regular project updates as appropriate.
- Closely coordinate with the relevant ministries and government authorities, attending coordination meetings, and providing project information as necessary.
- In close coordination with relevant colleagues, contribute to the development of concept notes and project proposals related to local participation, social cohesion, community stabilization, durable solutions, violence prevention, capacity building and similar sectors.
- Undertake site visits and duty travel as required to meet with beneficiaries, partners, and/or donors; to monitor project progress; and/or to provide technical support to staff working on relevant projects.
- In consultation with the Programme Officer (TRD), propose learning opportunities for staff to facilitate quality, innovative, and evidence-based programming.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
- Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies, Economics, Management, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience
- University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.
- Experience in the areas of transition, recovery, community stabilization, durable solutions, and/or social cohesion;
- Experience with large-scale data collection, assessment, analysis, and survey design is a strong advantage;
- Experience in a crisis context and emergency operation is an advantage;
- Experience throughout the project cycle, including proposal development, project implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting;
- Experience in liaising and building effective partnerships with donors, government authorities, other national/international institutions, and local and international NGOs.
- Practical knowledge of applying conflict sensitivity principles and approaches.
- Demonstrated computer skills, including Microsoft Office365 (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.);
- Knowledge of IOM administrative rules and regulations is an advantage;
- Organizational skills and self-discipline to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment;
- Ability to supervise, train, and direct staff and manage operations in complex conflict contexts;
- Excellent written and spoken communications for a variety of audiences;
- Delivers quality work accurately and concisely according to set deadlines;
- Multi-tasking and prioritizing activities in hardship contexts; and• Ability to work effectively within a team to obtain shared objectives.
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish).
For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Ukrainian and/or Russian 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).
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.
IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.
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. 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 via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 24 November 2022 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
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 2022 315 Project Officer (Community Participation and Cohesion) (P2) Kyiv, Ukraine
Posting: Posting NC57834134 (57834134) Released