Project Development Officer At  International Organization for Migration

Country; South Sudan

City Juba Source; International Organization for Migration

Type;  Job

Career category; Program/Project Management

Years of experience; 3-4 years

Theme; Protection and Human Rights


Position Title: Project Development Officer

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: 15 November 2023

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 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 the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and direct supervision of the Head of the Programme Support Unit, the Project Development Officer will provide technical and administrative support for the mission’s resource mobilization, external and donor liaison, project development, donor liaison and fundraising activities.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Provide technical guidance, inputs and information to support the development of projects, concept notes and appeals, and monitor and follow up on the development of new IOM projects and funding opportunities within the mission.
  2. Support project activation activities in collaboration with relevant units in the mission, regional office, and headquarters.
  3. Provide technical input to support the development of strategic documents for the mission.
  4. Research, draft, and submit other documents that may be necessary for project development and donor liaison purposes.
  5. Maintain contacts and networks with donors and partners, and where relevant, project managers and units in the country office, to discuss resource capacities and gaps in project development and to provide technical and administrative support for project development initiatives.
  6. Draft donor reports in close coordination with project teams and reporting officers, checking that donor reports are aligned to donor as well as IOM guidelines and regulations, and coordinate the review and approval process of the reports with the Regional Office and Headquarters.
  7. Provide and coordinate inputs for information requests from Headquarters, the Regional Office, other IOM missions, and external partners, such as donors, the government, partner agencies, and implementing partners, in close coordination with project teams.
  8. Develop and maintain donor profiles and guidance notes on donor priorities.
  9. Assist in developing approaches to expand the IOM donor base, including research and mapping of funding trends.
  10. Undertake duty travel relating to project assessments as required.
  11. Perform such other related duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in political or social science, international relations, economic development, humanitarian affairs, project 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.


  • Experience in project development and project management, humanitarian and migration-related activities, complex project implementation, budget drafting, research, report writing, liaison with governments and international agencies.
  • Experience with project planning, scheduling and deployment of resources, and evaluation andassessment; and,
  • Excellent communication, writing and organizational skills; ability to prepare clear and concisereports; knowledge of monitoring and evaluation.


  • Strong analytical, planning and people management skills; and the ability to establish workingrelationships with governmental authorities, other national/international institutions, and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs),
  • Ability to work with accuracy under constraints and pressure; to deal patiently and tactfully with staff members and others and to have a high sense of confidentiality, initiative, and good judgment,
  • Personal commitment, efficiency, flexibility, drive for results, and creative thinking; and,
  • Good level of computer literacy, including database applications.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic is an asset.

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 (

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.

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.

Method Of Application


Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications HERE via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 15 November 2023 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.

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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 2023 392 Project Development Officer (P2) Juba, South Sudan (58465177) Released

Posting: Posting NC58465178 (58465178) Released

June 2024