Reporting Officer At International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Reporting Officer

Duty Station: Erbil, Iraq

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: 27 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; 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.


There are approximately 1.8 million Internally Displaced Persons ( IDP) in Iraq (out of a total of 6 million persons displaced during the height of the conflict). More than 4 million people have returned to their communities but return rates have levelled out in recent months. Of those who remain displaced, over half have been displaced for more than three years. Although major efforts are underway to rebuild the country and jumpstart local economies, significant barriers to return endure, including security concerns, lack of social cohesion, issues related to documentation, lack of livelihoods, and destroyed or damaged housing. With protracted displacement expected to endure in the coming years, working towards durable solutions for this population will be at the forefront of Community Stabilization programming in 2021. Community Stabilisation Unit (CSU) aims to address the drivers of conflict and displacement through a community driven and led approach to promote resilience, social cohesion, and improved mental and emotional wellbeing in target areas. Through five integrated pillars: Social Cohesion, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) and Protection, Livelihoods, Community Service and Quick Impact Projects, and Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) programming, IOM’s stabilization programme supports IDPs and returnees to regain a sense of safety and security, increase self- and community efficacy, and develop tools to deal with the past, and regain hope and agency in the future.

Under the overall supervision of the Head of the Community Stabilization Unit, and the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Coordinator, Community Stabilization, the successful candidate will be responsible contributing to reporting on IOM’s community stabilization programming in Iraq Country Office ( CO) with particular focus on monitoring, evaluating, and contributing to strengthening CSU’s approach to stabilization in Iraq.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Monitor, evaluate, and contribute to reporting on IOM’s community stabilization programming in Iraq CO, check that targets are met in accordance with relevant workplans and recommend ways to strengthen Programme quality and relevance.
  2. Contribute and provide technical inputs to the programme design and development, including donor relations, concept note, proposal and logframe development, coordinate and facilitate the communications between the relevant units to ensure the key reporting deadlines are respected in line with IOM and donor expectations.
  3. In coordination with IOM’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) and Programme Support Units (PSU), support the Senior Programme Coordinator in reviewing new proposals and result matrices to check that strong frameworks are in place to monitor programme/project results and impact. Provide technical guidance on reporting methodology and analyze progress against the project results matrices.
  4. Assist in coordinating the compilation of reports and papers on IOM strategic approaches, documenting lessons learnt and good practices, and priorities for internal and external distribution. Research, draft and submit documents necessary for project development, reporting and donor liaison purposes.
  5. Under the guidance and in coordination with the Senior Programme Coordinator, collect qualitative and quantitative feedback/data on CSU projects in coordination with field staff, project partners, and other local stakeholders, providing feedback and recommendations to strengthen the quality and relevance of Programme activities.
  6. Contribute to the analysis and dissemination of information by checking the quality and accuracy of data and information collected and ensuring the timely entry into the appropriate databases. Check that information/data are collected in compliance with the monitoring, evaluation, accountability and data principles and requirements.
  7. Identify capacity building opportunities and facilitate internal learning. Provide training to the staff of CO on reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), and M&E design and implementation processes with implementing partners and primary stakeholders.
  8. Participate in evaluations by facilitating access to required data and information and in disseminating evaluation findings and recommendations while checking gender and protection mainstreaming within all monitoring, evaluation, and reporting activities.
  9. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in International Relations, 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 in project monitoring, evaluation and reporting;

• Experience in the design and/or implementation of community stabilization and/or Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) interventions in conflict and/or post-conflict settings;

• Experience in liaising and building effective partnerships with donors, government authorities, and/or other national/international institutions, such as research institutions and local and international NGOs; and,

• Experience in capacity building of local organizations and/or grant management.


• Proven ability to supervise, train and direct staff, and manage operations in complex post-conflict contexts.


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 is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic and/or Kurdish 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.

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 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 27 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 14.07.2021 to 27.07.2021

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: SVN 2021 163 Reporting Officer (P2) Erbil, Iraq (57082492) Released

Posting: Posting NC57082493 (57082493) Released

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