Project Support Officer (Disability Inclusion) At International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Project Support Officer (Disability Inclusion)

Duty Station: Gaziantep, Republic of Türkiye

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: 12 April 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.


Recognizing that Persons with Disabilities are disproportionately affected in humanitarian emergencies and face multiple barriers in accessing protection and humanitarian assistance, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Turkiye under the Refugee Response Program aims to strengthen the protection of persons with disabilities in its emergency response and to support the Government of Turkiye to fulfil their responsibilities towards persons with disabilities. To achieve this objective, and in line with commitments made during the World Humanitarian Summit (in particular the endorsement of the Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action, Istanbul, May 2016), as well as commitments put forward by IOM during the Global Disability Summit (London, July 2018), IOM is grounding Disability Inclusion (DI) efforts within the existing framework of protection mainstreaming and plans to undertake several activities to support inclusion across the Organization’s emergency response and beyond.

Against this backdrop, IOM Turkiye is looking to support a systematic approach to DI, by i) assessing current projects to identify gaps in services and challenges persons with disabilities face in accessing rights and service, ii) developing a program-wide DI accountability mechanism, alongside iii) guideline documents for specific projects, and iii) training material for IOM staff and key program stakeholders.

Under the overall supervision of the Senior Programme Coordinator in Ankara, the direct supervision of the Protection and Resilience Officer in Ankara and in collaboration with relevant units and field teams, the Project Support Officer (Disability Inclusion) will be responsible for implementing, coordinating and providing technical support for IOM Turkiye’s DI programming, the DI workplan, monitoring and reporting, and strategy development.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure the implementation and monitoring of IOM’s Protection and Resilience DI project activities, work plans, and budgets.
  2. Provide technical support and guidance on DI to senior Protection and Resilience, Recovery and Stabilization colleagues and support units under the Refugee Response programme and help strengthen accessibility of existing and new IOM structures according to priorities identified in the DI Action Plan.
  3. Participate in and monitor capacity building activities for the DI task team established tosupport PRU staff on DI initiatives, highlight good practices, ensure liaison with OPDs, and make recommendations on concrete steps to deliver on commitments at field level, identifying entry points to take forward the implementation of the DI roadmap.
  4. In close coordination with Protection and Resilience Officer and Programme Support Officer(Protection & Resilience), recommend and facilitate the development of capacity building opportunities on mainstreaming DI for IOM staff and implementing partners, including DI focal points.
  5. Identify and liaise with key stakeholders with a primary focus on IOM staff and OPDs with whom to conduct consultations.
  6. Review relevant IOM materials, tools, practices, and policies, including any previous needs assessments conducted, to further build on the list of priority tools/resources needed for DI in IOM Turkiye by programme units.
  7. Encourage and support the standardization of disability inclusive monitoring, evaluation and reporting, including the collection of data disaggregated by disability.
  8. Provide technical assistance to research efforts on DI across IOM programming.
  9. Participate in the inter-agency DI Task Team in close coordination with Relief International.
  10. Participate in other relevant working groups to contribute to thematic discussions and work on DI and to share information on good practices.
  11. Facilitate the mainstreaming of DI into the preparation of concept notes and proposals, as well as into regular internal and external project visibility documents focused on DI, in close coordination with relevant units.
  12. Undertake duty travel to IOM field locations as required.
  13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in law, sciences, political science, human rights, international relations, cooperation and development, project management, humanitarian action, 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.


  • Have experience and expertise in the field of disability inclusion;
  • Experience and updated knowledge in the field of research and needs assessment;
  • Experience in mediation and facilitation of groups, as well as leadership or facilitation of consultative processes including the facilitation of consultations online, using accessible technology;
  • Experience working in the region and knowledge of Refugee Response programming in Turkiye is an advantage.


  • Sound knowledge of foundational concepts in relation to disability inclusion, protection and protection mainstreaming.
  • Knowledge of IASC cluster system and IASC Task Team on Disability inclusion in humanitarian action.
  • Candidate must be familiar with the UN system, with understanding of IOM being an advantage.
  • Ability to foster commitment and build capacity among activity staff and in-country actors on integration and empowerment, including training and workshop facilitation.
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver within the timeframe.


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

For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Fluency in 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.


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.

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 leadership and professional potential.
  • Empowering others: Creates an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  • Building Trust: Promotes shared values and creates an atmosphere of trust and honesty.
  • Strategic thinking and vision: Works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
  • Humility: Leads with humility and shows openness to acknowledging own shortcomings.

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.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications HERE via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 12 April 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 86 Project Support Officer (Disability Inclusion) (P2) Gaziantep, Turkiye

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June 2024