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22 Jul 2020

Conflict Mediation Officer

Job Description

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Position Title : Conflict Mediation Officer

Duty Station : Abyei, 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

Closing Date : 30 July 2020

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; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Djibouti; Fiji; Gabon; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia;**Nauru; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu*

Second tier candidates include:

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


Under 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 providing technical support and contributing to the development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of Transition & Recovery Unit’s (TRU) peacebuilding, conflict management, local governance and women empowerment activities in Abyei and other locations of TRU programming as needed.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Provide technical support and guidance for the roll-out of peace building activities, conflict management, local governance and women empowerment activities.
  2. Contribute to the development of, and implement and monitor conflict management and peacebuilding activities and training curriculums.
  3. Implement capacity building and awareness raising activities on conflict transformation, peace-building and organizational development for youth and women’s unions and other groups as needed.
  4. Conduct induction and training sessions with partner organization and staff on conflict resolution as needed.
  5. Maintain strong and regular liaison with the project/programme partners, such as governmental authorities, national non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and any other concerned agencies and working groups, aiming at coordinating, and discussing new activities and facilitating the implementation of ongoing activities for new projects/programmes.
  6. Organise and monitor community participation in specific aspects related to project implementation.
  7. Conduct regular field visits to project sites and provide on-site technical guidance. Draft regular project/programme reports for all project/programmes in a timely manner.
  8. 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.
  9. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Social Science 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 project implementation in post-conflict or transitional situations;

• Demonstrated experience in community-based approach in conflict management and mediation;

• Demonstrated experience in peacebuilding and mediation programming;

• Similar work experience in South Sudan;

• Demonstrated experience in curriculum development and capacity building activities.


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.



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 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.

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 30 July 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.

For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment

Posting period:

From 17.07.2020 to 30.07.2020

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 2020 158 Conflict Mediation Officer (P2) Abyei, South Sudan (56522790) Released

Posting: Posting NC56522791 (56522791) Released



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