Programme Officer (Site Management and Site Development)

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Bangladesh
Organization: International Organization for Migration
Closing date: 9 Mar 2021

Position Title : Programme Officer (Site Management and Site Development)

Duty Station : Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

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 : 09 March 2021

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

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:

  1. Internal candidates

  2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People's Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.


Under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager (Site Management and Site Development (SMSD)) and in coordination with the Resource Management (RMU) and Programme Support (PSU) Units, the successful candidate will support the technical and operational monitoring of grants and partnership relations related to the Site Management and Site Development (SMSD) activities in Cox’s Bazar Sub-Office (SO) in IOM Bangladesh. In addition, s/he will provide support to IOM’s SMSD Partners in liaison with the relevant authorities and other coordination stakeholders.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. With the technical guidance of the Programme Manager (SMSD) and in coordination with the Site Management (SM) Area Coordinators in charge of the direct implementation of the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Site Management operations, participate to the monitoring of progress and implementation of budgeted operational outputs and activities for IOM’s NGO partners implementing the SMSD projects in Cox’s Bazar SO.
  2. Work closely with the RMU and PSU and support the Grants Manager in ensuring that all IOM standard requirements on finance, procurement and reporting are followed and aligned.
  3. In coordination with the SM Area Coordinators, maintain a platform for tracking the progress against the deliverables / objectives for efficient coordination of activities between IOM’s SM Support Officers and Implementing Partners (IP).
  4. In coordination with the SM Area Coordinators, monitor the adherence by the site management partners to IOM’s site management strategy and implementation of their site management projects in line with the proposed standards and priorities promoting the harmonization of humanitarian standards across all camps and utilizing tools from the sector that are aligned for service delivery across locations.
  5. Support and contribute to the capacity building of partners in site management, using contextualized Site Management Support (SMS) training resources agreed with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other partners in Bangladesh by coordinating the development of contextualized training modules.
  6. Support IOM’s SMSD Partners in managing relationships with relevant authorities and linking them with broader IOM and SMSD Sector strategies and priorities.
  7. Contribute to the development of the sector activities, guidelines and documents aiming at the capacity building of national authorities for the management of camps and camp like settings, including Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner’s (RRRC) Camp-in-Charge (CiC) Officers and Military Officers. Document the strategies related to IOM’s engagement with national actors at site level.
  8. Provide technical support to the performance review of IOM’s IP and evaluate the impact of IOM’s site management grants.
  9. In coordination with the Programme Manager (SMSD), draft project revisions, including adjusting ongoing project proposals and corresponding budgets on the basis of the modified work plans; analyze the Progresses and Project Implementation reports, identify and document significant project events, decisions, problems or deviations related to the planned activities.
  10. Contribute to the development and implementation of a workplan to provide weekly site visits to IP supported camps for monitoring the project/programme implementation. Undertake new assessments, contribute to the liaison and problem-solving activities with counterparts, and support with the development of new projects/programmes as required.
  11. Contribute to the development and review of new partnership opportunities, support and coordinate the drafting of proposals and reports, and the overall resource mobilization efforts under the leadership of the Programme Manager (SMSD).
  12. Provide support in preparing regular project/programme reports according to IOM and donor requirements.
  13. Act as Officer-in-Charge (OiC) during the absence of the SM Area Coordinator from the duty station.
  14. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s Degree in International Relations, Political Science, Business or Public Administration, 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.


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

• Experience in Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), relocation, cash for work,

Emergency Shelter/Non-Food Items, and project management;

• Previous experience working in Bangladesh or Rohingya population.


• Familiarity with different project cycle steps and donor relations.

• Coordination and negotiation skills with a range of different stakeholders including local authorities, UN agencies, NGOs, Clusters/Sectors.

• Reporting writing & grant management skills.

• Organisation and project cycle management skills.

• Technical CCCM expertise.


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

For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Bangla, Rohingya Refugees (Rakhine State), Spanish and/or French 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 (

Required Competencies:

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.

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.

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 via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 09 March 2021 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:

Posting period:

From 24.02.2021 to 09.03.2021

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 2021 48 Programme Officer (Site Management and Site Development) (P2) Cox's

Bazar, Bangladesh (56873947) Released

Posting: Posting NC56873948 (56873948) Released

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