Project Officer (IBM and CT)

at IOM
Location Khartoum, Sudan
Date Posted September 15, 2020
Category Administration
Job Type Full-time
Currency SDG


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. 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.


Under the overall supervision of the Head of Programmes, the direct supervision of the Head of Migration Management and Development Unit (MMDU) and in close coordination with relevant units of the MMDU, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for supporting the coordination, implementation, monitoring and reporting of MMDU project activities, primarily in the areas of Immigration and Border Management (IBM) and Counter-Trafficking (CT).

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Engage in the coordination, implementation and monitoring of the IBM and CT capacity building projects (in particular those associated with victim identification and processing) in close coordination with other relevant colleagues and the Resources Management Unit.
  2. Contribute to the development and maintenance of work plans, implementation strategies, and expenditure plans to facilitate timely delivery and achievements of project activities and results.
  3. Assist in the analysis of the progress of project implementation, identify challenges and propose solutions, and report problems and derivations.
  4. Assist in conceptualizing and developing programme and projects on IBM and CT areas of work while identifying synergies between thematic areas in Sudan, especially in mainstreaming protection and human rights safeguards. in close coordination with the Migrant Protection and Assistance (MPA), Labour and Human Development (LHD and Transitional Recovery Unit (TRU) units and sub units.
  5. Support in providing regular briefings, summaries, press releases and other relevant information materials on CT and IBM related projects, when required.
  6. In coordination with supervisor, liaise with the institutional counterparts and other stakeholders to help secure agreement for the delivery of project activities, such as workshops, trainings, technical assistance, and study tours for relevant Government counterparts in the IBM and CT thematic areas and then take responsibility for their implementation. Liaise with institutional counterparts on information sharing and dissemination.
  7. Supervise the delivery of the administrative and logistical arrangements undertaken for the implementation of the capacity building activities, ensuring quality standard service delivery.
  8. Follow up on contractual and administrative procedures with consultants, service providers and implementing partners, in line with IOM internal procedures.
  9. Support project Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) by contributing to the development, design and implementation of tools for monitoring and evaluation, data collection, and analysis including provision of regular updates to relevant colleagues and counterparts on the implementation of the projects.
  10. Set-up, monitor and maintain the Programme’s electronic archive as well as a track record system.
  11. Participate in relevant seminars and meetings, as well as other events aimed at coordinating and implementing activities.
  12. Provide inputs to support the implementation of a visibility strategy, in line with donor requirements.
  13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Demographics 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 management in the field of migration related capacity building and institutional development;

• Experience of supporting capacity building and organizational development work in the fields of border management and counter trafficking, in partnership with government institutions , non-state actors, United Nations (UN) agencies;

• Experience in field work in developing countries and /or operational experience in migration related capacity building.


• Knowledge of information management tools and techniques;

• Knowledge of Sudan and regional issues in the thematic areas is a distinct advantage.


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 and/or Spanish 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 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.

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.

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 23 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.


Posting period:

From 10.09.2020 to 23.09.2020

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: VN 2020 196 Project Officer (IBM and CT) (P2) Khartoum, Sudan (56613067) Released

Posting: Posting NC56613068 (56613068) Released


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