Jan 092019

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 20 Jan 2019

Position Title : Shelter/WASH Officer

Duty Station : Kalemie, Dem. Rep. Congo

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 : 20 January 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 environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

1. Internal candidates

2. 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 overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and the direct supervision of the Head of Sub-Office Goma, the successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation of IOM Shelter/WASH activities in camps and out of camps in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). S/he will assist the concerned programme unit with the following:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Contribute to the development of and implement and monitor administrative and operational activities of approved Shelter/WASH projects for a given area.

  2. Monitor and supervise the Shelter/WASH field assistants responsible for the execution of project components in a given area.

  3. Track and follow up on all technical aspects of IOM construction work (Shelter and WASH) including but not limited to assessment, design, Bill of Quantities (BoQ) calculation, tendering, technical specification, and monitoring while liaising with partner organizations and governmental authorities to facilitate cooperation and effectiveness.

  4. Assist with and contribute technical inputs for the development and implementation of Shelter/WASH design standards, monitoring mechanisms, quality control & assurance mechanisms, and construction specifications in respective technical field.

  5. Compare the actual working progress with the work plan agreed with the donor and recommend the required action for successful completion as per the work plan.

  6. Conduct joint verification site visits and check that projects are completed to a satisfactory standard before any payments are authorized.

  7. Ensure up to date and accurate record keeping, including Shelter/WASH project inspections, audits, actual quantities maintained and drawings, and ensure variations and addendums are issued correctly.

  8. Participate in all relevant forums, including cluster coordination meetings, inter-cluster meetings and partner meetings.

  9. Support the implementation of small scale mitigation & site development work in coordination with the CCCM team, map safety risks and other hazards at site level and surrounding communities when feasible.

  10. Maintain appropriate links with national/local authorities, state institutions, civil society and other relevant stakeholders, including effective coordination and information exchange with them.

  11. Assist with the development of IOM Shelter/WASH standard operating procedures as well as other strategic documents.

  12. Participate in resource mobilization efforts as well as meeting donor reporting requirements and provide Shelter/WASH technical representation for a given area in meetings with donors, governmental entities, and other organizations.

  13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in 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.


• Relevant professional experience in disaster management in humanitarian context, Shelter and WASH;

• Experience with international organizations, in development, implementation and evaluation, and/or programme implementation and management;

• Experience in Shelter, WASH, and project management;

• Familiarity with different project cycle steps and donor relations;

• Ability to supervise large numbers of staff;

• Experience to utilize and operate engineering-related software such as AutoCAD.


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

Desirable Competencies:


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 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.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 20 January 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

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 07.01.2019 to 20.01.2019

Requisition: SVN2019/06(P)-Shelter/WASHOfficer(P2)-Kalemie,DemocraticRepublicofCongo (55777726) Released

Posting: Posting NC55777727 (55777727) Released

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