Position Title : Technical Officer (CCCM)
Duty Station : Ma'rib, Yemen
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 : 23 September 2019
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 www.iom.int/diversity.
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:
Candidates from the following non-represented member states:
Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Djibouti; El Salvador; Fiji; Gabon; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People's Democratic
Republic (the); Libya; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States
of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Paraguay; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu
Second tier candidates include:
All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.
Working under the overall supervision of the Senior Programmes Coordinator and the direct supervision of the Head of Sub Office Ma’rib, and the Programme Manager (CCCM), the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with the coordination of all activities related to the identification of sites and development of site plans to provide safety and dignity for displaced populations.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Assist in the technical coordination of site development of identified displacement sites.
Contribute to the development of site plans in coordination with CCCM officers, relevant government authorities, affected population and other actors.
Verify if sites under development meet acceptable humanitarian standards, safeguarding as much as possible health, security and dignity. Bring issues and short falls to the attention of the supervisor.
Coordinate the preparation of the required technical designs, bill of quantities and any technical guidelines required for implementation of site development, assist in calling for bids and providing technical evaluation.
Make recommendations on the procurement of all the required material, equipment and tools to facilitate timely implementation of plans and functioning site facilities.
Check that site works and phasing are in line with site development plans and that progress is reported regularly to the Programme Manager and clearly communicated to relevant stakeholders, allowing sufficient time for feedback to be incorporated where appropriate.
Monitor thorough supervision of the works on site, facilitating the contractors’ scope of work and IOM direct implementation portion are set to achieve comprehensively the goals of the project.
Check that activities are performed in accordance to the specifications in the project proposal and notify in timely matter of any change request pertinent to the Programme Manager.
Implement quality assurance and quality control mechanisms to determine conformity of deliverables.
Provide technical support and relevant training to other actors engaged in site planning.
Provide information and guidance on technical matters, such as physical planning, site selection/development, infrastructure and shelter, with due consideration to protection, water and sanitation and environmental impacts.
Perform other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Civil Engineering/Structural Engineering, architecture 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.
• At least four years of relevant professional experience in site planning.
• Previous working experience in humanitarian assistance programmes and experience in site planning for Internally Displaced Person (IDP) or refugee camp sites is an advantage
• Ability to manage and lead a group of technical experts and to coordinate with technical counterparts, NGOs and local authorities.
• Knowledge of computer graphics and mapping software, as well as the capacity to use mapping tools (GPS) and related software (map info etc.) Knowledge of CAD/CAM would be of great added value. Versatile in use of design related software and ability to prepare schedules/bills of quantities and estimating cost.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Understanding of complex social-political environments.
• Ability to work under extreme pressure in difficult conditions while maintaining security awareness.
• Flexibility and focus on processes and their improvements.
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.
1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database
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. https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.p
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.
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.