Project Officer (Community Stabilization) At International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Project Officer (Community Stabilization)

Duty Station: Multiple Duty Stations

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 01 December 2022

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

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; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Cuba; Curaçao; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); 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.


Chad is grappling with security challenges associated with conflicts in bordering countries as well as the impacts of climate change, in particular accelerated desertification and the drying up of Lake Chad. The stability in Chad’s wider Lake Chad region is often at risk, with the socio-economic and security conditions being extremely precarious. While the Lac province in the wider Lake Chad region is often in the limelight, receiving consistent attention from humanitarian and development actors, the other provinces of the region comprising of Barh-El-Gazal (BEG) and Kanem suffer from lack of attention by government agencies and international humanitarian actors. The absence of livelihood opportunities, continued insecurity due to the ongoing conflict in the region, lack of access to basic social services has created a vicious circle of deprivation, increasing the vulnerability of the local population to forceful migration.

Under the general guidance of the Chief of Mission (CoM), the direct supervision of the KOICA Project Manager, the Project Officer (Community Stabilization) will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of the Community Stabilization project funded by the Netherlands.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate and ensure the implementation of the Netherland’s funded Community Stabilization Project, including contributing to the timely development of all narrative and financial reports.
  2. Provide technical inputs and guidance to support the development of a strong monitoring and evaluation framework that takes into account the specific needs of women, girls, people living with handicap and indicators linked to peace responsiveness.
  3. Draft and supervise the implementation of a full procurement plan within the first three months of the project activation in close coordination with the supervisor and the Procurement Unit.
  4. Draft Standard Operating Procedures that guide the community and beneficiary selection processes and facilitate transparent communication of the different project components to authorities, communities and beneficiaries.
  5. Check adherence to do no harm principles throughout the project implementation and promptly bring issues to the attention of the supervisor.
  6. Work to closely align community processes with other ongoing community stabilization projects implemented by IOM Chad to facilitate transparence and coherence throughout all projects.
  7. Analyze and recommend suitable communication and visibility materials and activities for project components, in line with donor guidelines.
  8. Undertake duty travel as may be required.
  9. Perform such other duties may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in International Development, Political 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 working in international organizations and the humanitarian community;
  • Experience in project coordination, administration and/or implementation;
  • Experience in data collection, research, and report writing.
  • Experience with community stabilization processes is a distinct advantage; and,
  • Prior experience working on infrastructure rehabilitation, vocational training, communication campaigns or identity management is a distinct advantage.


  • Demonstrated skills of different data collection methodologies; and,
  • Strong computer background, including experience with relational databases, Microsoft applications, spreadsheets, and word processing.
  • Familiarity with international organizations; and,
  • Familiarity with migration-related issues in the Middle East advantageous.


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 and French is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.


Duty station will be either Moussoro or N’djamena.

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 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 endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board 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

To apply, interested applicants are invited to submit their applications HERE via the IOM e-Recruitment system by 01 December 2022.

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:

Posting period:

From 18.11.2022 to 01.12.2022

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: VN 2022 420 Project Officer (Community Stabilization) (P2) Multiple Duty Stations (57846644) Released

Posting: Posting NC57846645 (57846645) Released

June 2024