Operations Officer (Roving) at International Organization for Migration

Regional Protection Officer at International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Operations Officer (Roving)

Duty Station: Wau, South Sudan

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, nine months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 07 May 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.


IOM in South Sudan has a broad range of programming centered around three broad areas: humanitarian coordination and support; humanitarian response and resilience; and peacebuilding, transition, and development. Humanitarian coordination and support includes leading/co-leading the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) and Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI) Clusters, Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and management of WASH and Shelter and NFI core-pipelines, humanitarian hubs and common transport services. Humanitarian response and resilience includes CCCM, WASH, Shelter & NFI, health, protection, gender equality and inclusion, mental health and psychosocial support and the management of a Rapid Response Fund. Under peacebuilding, transition and development, IOM South Sudan implements programming on housing, land and property issues, transition and recovery, transhumance conflict prevention, community-based violence reduction, community development and migration management.

Under the overall guidance of the Head of Humanitarian Assistance and Operations and direct supervision of the Program Coordinator (Shelter and Settlement), the Operations Officer (Roving) will be responsible for the timely provision of NFIs to returnees and Internally Displaced

Persons (IDPs) in need across South Sudan. The position will be part of the IOM Shelter and Settlement team, operational in developing humanitarian situations, recovery and delivering IOM NFI response on the ground. The position will be based in Wau but roving across South Sudan as needed and will represent Shelter and NFI Unit in various forums.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Assist the Program Coordinator (Shelter and Settlement) in the timely and adequate implementation of the Shelter/NFI Programme activities.
  2. Support the Program Coordinator (Shelter and Settlement) in programme activities organized for frontline responses, including multi-cluster response mechanisms.
  3. In close coordination with the Program Coordinator (Shelter and Settlement), design and conduct technical assessments and technical feasibility surveys.
  4. Contribute to proposal development and concept notes for program development and expansion.
  5. Track financial progress, monitor budget expenditure and ensure that the program is implemented efficiently.
  6. Support the National SNFI Cluster in building the capacity of national Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in construction methodologies.
  7. Support the Program Coordinator (Shelter and Settlement) in implementing the programme, including progress reports, beneficiary lists, and S/NFI staff activities to enable the programme’s implementation as planned.
  8. Support the Program Coordinator (Shelter and Settlement) in developing cash assistance programmes and check that Cash-Based Initiatives (CBIs) are effectively integrated into operations based on IOM’s CBI strategy.
  9. Liaise with the Implementation Partners (IPs, including pipeline partner), monitor IP’s programme progress, and follow up as necessary to ensure timely and quality data/reports received.
  10. Undertake field visits and facilitate close coordination with local government authorities in allphases of the implementation of the programme.
  11. Facilitate the consideration and integration of cross-cutting issues such as environment, Accountability to Affected Population, gender, children, Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and other vulnerable groups in the programme implementation.
  12. Support the project team for the effective management and timely implementation of work plans and budgets.
  13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Social Science, Project management, International Relations, Human Rights, 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.


  • Proven experience in humanitarian response, operational field or a related field experience;
  • Demonstrated emergency programming experience and previous project implementation and management experience, including project monitoring and reporting;
  • Previous experience in Cash Based Intervention programming and flood recovery is highly advantageous;
  • Previous working experience in South Sudan or Eastern Africa is highly advantageous.


  • Excellent management and coordination skills;
  • Good interpersonal, cross-cultural, and diplomatic skills and ability to harmoniously collaborate with variety of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Proven ability to deliver results and achieve measurable impact in context of operational complexity;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills including the ability to address problems pro-actively and creatively, foresee and mitigate risks and overcome operational challenges as they arise;
  • Proven ability to successfully operate in high-stress environments and maintain high professional standards in hardship locations.


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

For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of 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 (https://whed.net/home.php).

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 07 May 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.

For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment

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 115 Operations Officer (Roving) (P2) Wau, South Sudan (58094821) Released

Posting: Posting NC58094822 (58094822) Released


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