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Tunisia: Project Development Officer

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Tunisia
Closing date: 30 Jul 2017

Position Title : Project Development Officer

Duty Station : IOM Libya in Tunis*, Tunisia Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, One year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 30 July 2017

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, Benin, Bahamas, Botswana, Belize, Congo, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Maldives, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador,

Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Vanuatu, Samoa


Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (COM) in Libya, the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Development and Donor Relations Officer based in Tunis, and in close coordination with relevant Project Managers, Regional Thematic Specialists (RTSs) and Headquarters (HQs), the successful candidate will identify IOM- relevant project opportunities, develop project proposals, and produce project reports for the Mission.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Act as the focal point for the design and development of new projects/programmes in line with donor priorities and mission’s strategy, in close coordination with the relevant programmatic units, government authorities, international and regional institutions, and partner organizations in public/private sectors.

  2. Contribute to developing and maintaining strong and regular liaison with the programme’s partners, such as government authorities, diplomatic missions, and any other concerned agencies and working groups.

  3. Support the planning and organizing of all aspects of new projects/programmes. Monitor and backstop ongoing activities in compliance with IOM regional guidelines and the requirements of

individual governments.

  1. Draft donor profiles and guidance notes on donor priorities. Assist in developing approaches to expand the IOM donor base, including research and mapping of funding trends.

  2. Prepare and ensure timely and quality preparation and submissions of all project reports according to IOM and donor formats as required.

  3. Compile and prepare regular summaries and reports. Ensure that they are in line with donor requirements and are shared with relevant units.

  4. Assist in publishing press releases, Public Information (PI) and Monitoring and Evaluation

(M&E) reports as required.

  1. Assist the COM in carrying out initiatives to promote IOM’s image and to increase the level of

IOM activities in the country/region.

  1. Represent IOM and participate in seminars and other meetings as requested by the COM.

  2. Work closely with relevant Project Managers on the development of proposals and liaise with IOM units at HQs, RO and other Missions involved in the project. Obtain approvals for submission of project documents.

  3. Undertake duty travel relating to project assessments as required.

  4. Perform such other related duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, International Relations 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 development and project management, humanitarian and migration-related activities, complex project implementation, budget drafting, research, report writing, liaison with governments and international agencies;

• Experience with project planning, scheduling and deployment of resources, and evaluation and assessment;

• Experience in liaising with government authorities, national/international institutions and donors.


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.


*The position is based in Tunis with possible relocation to Libya.

Desirable Competencies:


• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;

• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;

• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;

• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;

• Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism - displays mastery of subject matter;

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;

• Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

• Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.


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 30 July 2017 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 17.07.2017 to 30.07.2017

Requisition: VN 2017/160 (P) - Project Development Officer - IOM Libya in Tunis*, Tunisia (55120548) Released

Posting: Posting NC55120557 (55120557) Released