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11 Sep 2020

Project Officer (Technical Infrastructure)

Job Description

Position Title : Project Officer (Technical Infrastructure)

Duty Station : Juba, 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 : 17 September 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; Botswana; 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; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; 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.

Context:

Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Chief of Mission (DCoM), the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator (ECRP), and in close collaboration with the relevant IOM Technical Leads, the ECRP Coordination and Advisory Team, the successful candidate will provide technical guidance and support to the infrastructure component of the Enhancing Community Resilience Project (ECRP).

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate the technical assessment, identification of technical alternatives, design, implementation, and monitoring of the activities required for the successful completion for the Infrastructure Component of the ECRP Project.
  2. Check that the Infrastructure adheres to scope, time, and budget according to Infrastructure Compliance Guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs), Post Descriptions (PDs), and strategy of the ECRP Project and bring issues of non-compliance to the attention of the supervisor.
  3. Check that activities are performed in accordance to the specifications in the project proposal and notify the supervisor of any pertinent change requests in a timely manner.
  4. Implement project work plans and inform the supervisor of any delay or workaround required for timely completion of activities.
  5. Monitor project budgets, expenditures and burn rates according to internal and donor requirements.
  6. Monitor project implementation by undertaking regular visits to the areas of operation, and checking that materials and resources are being properly utilized in compliance with design and technical specifications. Follow up on scheduling with contractors and prepare completion certificates.
  7. Coordinate procurement, checking alignment with approved specifications or Bills of Quantities (BoQs), in close collaboration with procurement and logistics assistants at Juba and Sub-office level, to facilitate the procurement and delivery of the required materials and items to the respective sites in a timely manner.
  8. Liaise with counterparts and relevant stakeholders. Draft progress and other required reports. Internally, submit weekly and monthly reports to the Programme Coordinator (ECRP) indicating progress, constraints and requirements for project completion. Ensure that project data and information is archived and shared appropriately.
  9. Supervise and coordinate the work of relevant Infrastructure staff, provide inputs for performance evaluations, and assist in resolving team conflicts.
  10. Abide by the principles of a respectful office environment free of harassment and retaliation, and that promotes the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA).
  11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental 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.

Experience

• Experience of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) principles in humanitarian setting;

• Experience in working on community-led infrastructure management, governance, and sustainability;

• Experience in humanitarian settings;

• Experience of working in South Sudan or similar protracted crisis-affected countries would be highly desirable;

• Experience in designing and implementing the technical infrastructure components of the WASH project;

• Experience managing and mentoring teams and in promoting achievement of project objectives.

Skills

• Strong knowledge of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) principles in humanitarian

setting;

• Ability to meet deadlines and deliver under pressure;

• Ability to produce thorough high-quality work within a tight timeframe;

• Demonstrated capacity strengthening skills and on-the-job training;

• Computer literacy in Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint);

• Solid organizational skills: the ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced and detail-oriented team environment.

Languages

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 a 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.

Notes

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 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.

https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency…

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.

Other:

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 17 September 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 04.09.2020 to 17.09.2020

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 203 Project Officer (Technical Infrastructure) (P2) Juba, South Sudan (56603630) Released

Posting: Posting NC56603631 (56603631) Released

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