Programme Officer (Engineer) At International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Programme Officer (Engineer)

Duty Station: Niamey, Niger

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: 29 July 2021

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; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; 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 Chief of Mission and direct supervision of the Senior Coordinator of Community Stabilization (CS) and Engineering team, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing technical support in the implementation and monitoring of WASH and basic community services related activities.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1.Strategy: Contribute technical inputs for the development and execution of the WASH/basic services strategy/response plan for IOM in alignment with the overall Community Stabilization programme;

2.Oversight: Check that assigned project(s) activities meet their intended scope, time and budget as per the project’s work plan as designed by the Programme Manager and inform of any delay or workaround required for timely completion of activities;

3.Resource Mobilization: Provide necessary information and documentation to the Community Stabilization (CS) Programme Manager (PM) to support the preparation of project proposals and/or for IOM to contact potential donors. Actively assist in the coordination of donor visits;

4.Supervision and control areas /aspects:

a. Technical: Prepare and or review technical specifications, BoQs, drawings of the WASH and basic infrastructure planned to be implemented as necessary in order to facilitate the quality of the output and alignment to donor requirements. Technically evaluate the progress of the assigned project(s) to facilitate the achievement of outputs to planned targets;

b. Budgetary: Contribute to the monitoring of project(s) budget according to internal and donor requirements. Adhere to the guidelines provided by the CS programme manager regarding the use of budget lines for the project(s) activities;

c. Human Resource: Supervise and coordinate the work of relevant staff and provide inputs to help resolve team conflicts;

d. Procurement: In close coordination with the Procurement and Logistics Unit, coordinate and monitor project(s) procurements in line with approved CS Programme Manager’s specifications or BoQs to facilitate the procurement and delivery of the required materials and items to the respective sites in a timely manner. Follow up the schedule with contractors and prepare and sign completion certificates as delegated. Work closely with the administrative units of IOM to help with contracts management, close out procedures and final payments to the contractors;


a. External: In close coordination with the CS Programme Manager, liaise with the WASH Cluster, other WASH agencies, government authorities / entities and any other relevant stakeholder to help coordinate IOM WASH activities and avoid duplication, violation of national regulations or contravention of operational agreements set by the humanitarian community at the country level. Check that all relevant permits and authorizations are obtained from the local authorities for project stability and good relations with the local government;

b. Internal: Under the direction of the CS Programme Manager, coordinate the implementation of activities with IOM support units and check that inter-sectoral activities / approaches are planned and coordinated with the respective units / programme;

6.Communications: Maintain an effective and active communication with all the stakeholders. Make sure that the relevant and necessary information is transmitted on a timely manner upstream to the CS Programme Manager and downstream to the members of the Engineer team under supervision;

7.Monitoring and Evaluation: Monitor the project implementation by performing regular visits to the areas of operation and record relevant data for further analysis. Ensure that all the project data and information is archived and shared appropriately. Draft and submit regular progress reports to the CS Programme Manager indicating progress, constraints and requirements for project completion;

8.Cross cutting issues: Facilitate the integration of cross-cutting issues in the CS programming such as GBV, Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP), Environment and other cross cutting issues of relevance;

9.Perform such other duties that may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geology 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 the implementation of CS activities in developing countries, preferable in countries facing humanitarian crises and in support of emergency responses; experience in the region is an advantage;

• Experience in the design and implementation of WASH and basic infrastructure, including contract management;

• Experience in the implementation of activities that include the promotion of hygiene.


• Excellent Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Skills; Managerial Skills; Organizational Skills;

• Ability to work with limited supervision;

• Works effectively with Donors, local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the broader community to advance country office or regional objectives.


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 (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

For all applicants, fluency in English and French is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of local languages are 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.

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.

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 29 July 2021 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:

Posting period:

From 16.07.2021 to 29.07.2021

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 2021 164 Programme Officer (Engineer) (P2) Niamey, Niger (57087848) Released

Posting: Posting NC57087849 (57087849) Released

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