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Project Officer (Emergency and DTM) at IOM - International Organization for Migration

Akwajobs   (Yaounde, Cameroon)

Posted : 9 January, 2019
Category : Project Management   Location : Yaounde, Cameroon
Job type : Full Time

Job description

Position Title: Project Officer (Emergency and DTM)

Duty Station: Yaoundé, Cameroon

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: 22 January 2019

For The Purpose Of The Vacancy, The Following Candidates Are Considered As First-tier Candidates 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 environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged.

  • Internal candidates
  • Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cook Islands, Cuba, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Grenada, Guyana, Iceland, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Saint Lucia, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Suriname, Sao Tome and Principe, Eswatini, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa.


Under the direct supervision of Chief of Mission, and in coordination with the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) team in the Regional Office and Headquarters (HQs) as appropriate, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting and assisting the management and coordination of IOM Emergency and Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM, a data system monitoring displacement of individuals) programmes in Cameroon. S/he will work particularly in two areas in Cameroon where emergency assistance is currently needed: The Far North Region (from Maroua) and the South and North West Region (from Buea).

Core Functions / Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation of emergency and DTM programmes. Currently, IOM has emergency and DTM projects in both regions and is working with national partners to collect data and bring assistance to the most vulnerable populations.

  • Implement and monitor IOM’s Emergency Response in Cameroon in close coordination with the relevant clusters, relevant Government counterparts, beneficiary communities, IOM technical support teams, and other relevant humanitarian stakeholders and in accordance with Page 1 / 4IOM and Clusters’ standards and guidelines.
  • Plan, coordinate and supervise all DTM activities in Cameroon in collaboration with the Regional Information Management Unit, head of sub offices and field staff, to ensure efficient and timely implementation of these projects, in accordance with IOM DTM standards and guidelines.
  • With the technical support of relevant colleagues (Data, GIS staff) and regional staff, ensure that DTM rounds are collected in a timely manner, analysed and stored correctly within the mission.
  • Ensure DTM Reporting (dashboard, narrative reports, thematic reports) are produced on time and in accordance with IOM DTM Standards and guidelines.
  • Provide administrative and technical backstopping for DTM and Emergency projects, including:
    • Monitoring project expenditure and burn rates;
    • Implementing appropriate internal controls;
    • Assisting with the coordination of administrative, logistical and human resources activities within the section.
  • Ensure the recording of supportive documents for Emergency projects, including assessment, beneficiary registration, payment records, etc.
  • Facilitate the integration of cross-cutting issues such as gender, children and other vulnerable groups in the projects.
  • As a focal point to the relevant clusters, engage closely and provide technical inputs and support to the clusters as required.
  • Provide regular input to the reporting unit for donor updates, donor reports, newsletters, etc as needed.
  • Train and supervise programme support staff throughout the different phases of the projects’ cycle.
  • Support and monitor the performance of the field office staff assigned to the Emergency and DTM projects.
  • Undertake duty travel as required, for project site review and other duties of concern to the projects.
  • Perform any other duties that might be assigned.

Required Qualifications And Experience


  • Master’s degree in Development, Project Management, Social Sciences 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 Relevant operational and field experience in programme development, implementation and data collection, preferably in natural disaster or post conflict situations;
  • Experience in post-conflict/emergency zones and in working in a high-risk environment, project Page 2 / 4management and administrative and financial management (previous experience with IOM Shelter Programme an advantage);
  • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities and local communities, as well as national and international institutions;
  • Experience in one of the organizations of the UN Common System and field experience are a distinct advantage, good knowledge of inter-agency and cluster processes;
  • Broad sector knowledge and/or field experience in the areas of data collection and analysis, data protection, distributions, assessments, emergency programming an asset;
  • Familiarity with the region an asset;
  • Excellent demonstrated analytical skills applied on a wide range of factors, parameters, policies and priorities for the assessment and resolution of complex situations, including technical understanding.


Fluency in English and French is required. Working knowledge of Spanish is an advantage. Desirable Competencies:

  • 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.


  • 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 Page 3 / 4confirmation.
  • 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.

How To Apply

  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
  • Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 22 January 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to: http://www.iom.int/cms/en/sites/iom/home/about-iom-1/recruitment/how-to-apply.html

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting Period From 09.01.2019 to 22.01.2019

Requisition: SVN 2019/09 (P) - Project Officer (Emergency and DTM) (P2) - Yaoundé, Cameroon (55779501)

Released Posting: Posting NC55779502 (55779502) Released

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