Project Support Officer At International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Project Support Officer

Duty Station: Kinshasa, Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade UG

Type of Appointment: Special short-term ungraded, six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 28 February 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.


Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and 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.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and direct supervision of Programme Support Unit Coordinator, the Project Support Officer will provide technical support to project development and reporting in the Country Office (CO). The successful candidate will be responsible for providing substantive support to the projects, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), donor reporting and liaison activities.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Support the development of concept notes and proposals by providing technical inputs, drafting sections of project proposals and reports, and checking internal coherence and alignment with national and regional strategies.
  2. Provide technical inputs and information to support the preparation of periodic reports program delivery, including interim and final reports to donors and ensuring the preparation and timely submission of high-quality reports in line with IOM internal procedures and donor requirements.
  3. Work closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer and support on-time and accurate planning, and implementation of the M&E activities including gathering and analyzing M&E data.
  4. Support the implementation of the activities of the United Nations Migration Network and the interagency Partnership Group (led by IOM), through the facilitation of meetings and other tasks such as coordination, the drafting of terms of reference, minutes and reports of meetings, and meetings with members of the Network, governmental and non-governmental entities, as well as all relevant stakeholders.
  5. Act as focal to the UN Integrated Transition Team and consolidate inputs in view of developing strategies and approaches towards programmatic responses.
  6. Facilitate the consideration of cross-cutting issues such as gender, children, environment,and accountability to affected populations during programme development and implementation.
  7. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, International Relations, Development Studies, Migration Studies, Human Rights, Law or a related fields 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 management, project development, institutional strengthening, capacity building related activities in a developing country and post-conflict context;
  • Experience in project development and management, humanitarian and health crisis, complex project implementation, budget drafting, research, report writing, liaison with governments and international agencies, reporting, fundraising, and donor relations required;
  • Experience with project planning, scheduling and deployment of resources, and evaluation and assessment;
  • Knowledge of IOM’s services, IOM’s reporting format and styles; and,
  • Excellent writing, editorial and communication skills for the drafting of texts and reports.


  • In depth knowledge of the broad range of migration related subject areas dealt with by the Organization;
  • Knowledge of UN and bilateral donor programming; and,
  • Knowledge of financial rules and regulations.


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).

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

  • 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.

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 28 February 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.

For further information please refer to:

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: CFA 2023 10 Project Support Officer (UG) Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

(57971729) Released

Posting: Posting NC57971730 (57971730) Released

July 2024