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Project Assistant – (Non-Food Items and Interpretation)


  • Organization: IOM Qatar - International Organization for Migration
  • Location: Doha
  • Grade: Administrative support - Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Nutrition
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
    • Human Settlements (Shelter, Housing, Land, Property)
  • Closing Date: Closed

Job Description

Applications are welcome from internal and external candidates. 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, internal candidates are considered first-tier candidates.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. As the leading international organization for migration, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration management, advanced understanding of migration issues: encourage social and economic development through migration and uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants of affected by the ongoing emergency.

Under the overall supervision of the Sr Operations Officer (Transit Centre), the Project Officer (NFIs and Distribution), and the direct supervision of the Senior Project Assistant (NFIs and Distribution), the incumbent will be responsible for performing the following tasks:


  1. Participate in conducting and analysing assessments and surveys of sites, collecting information on overall services available.
  2. Participate in the distribution site management, verification of beneficiaries as required, and in coordination with the NFI coordinator.
  3. Contribute to distributions as and when required to evacuees, migrants, and other individuals selected for assistance under IOM’s various assistance programs, if and when required.
  4. Support in implementing hygiene promotion activities such as raising awareness of good hygiene practices, menstrual hygiene management for women and girls, and proper/appropriate use of NFIs and SFIs distributed. 
  5. Participate in community engagement and community participation sessions/events/activities organized for evacuees, migrants and other individuals. 
  6. Support in planning and scheduling the distribution of Non-food and food items.
  7. As necessary, support other teams with assessments, including the preparation of the assessment tools and focus group sheets and post-distribution monitoring activities.
  8. Assist in organizing and receiving the Items in the warehouse.
  9. Assist IOM and partner staff in communicating with Afghan evacuees and vice versa by providing direct bilateral and/or multilateral interpretation services between Dari and/or Pashto and English during activities such as distribution of Non-Food Items and Supplementary food items, workshops, individual discussions, and recreational or educational activities.
  10. Accompany individuals to appointments or meetings where necessary (e.g. medical visits) and provide interpretation.
  11. Provide informal written translation services from English into Dari or Pashto (and vice versa), often working to a tight deadline with high standards of accuracy.
  12. Perform other similar duties that may be assigned.


  • University degree in Development Studies, Supply Chain, Sociology, Political Science, Public Administration, Management or a related field from an accredited academic institution with at least three years of relevant professional experience.
  • Completed High School degree from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience.
Accredited Universities are those listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database.
  • Excellent knowledge and skills in translation and interpreting between the target languages;
  • Experience working for the United Nations, an official mission, non-governmental organization, or relevant government department a distinct advantage.
  • Experience working with humanitarian response particularly project implementation, operations, coordination, transportation, Distribution and general administrative duties.
  • Strong organizational, facilitation, communication, writing and presentations skills;
  • Ability to draft clearly and concisely reports.
  • Good knowledge of Word, Excel and Internet.
  • Strong work ethics and commitment to humanitarian principles.
  • Ability to work under time constraints and deadlines in challenging settings.
  • Capacity to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from various cultures and professional background.


For this position, fluency in English, Dari, and Pashto is required (oral and written).


Working knowledge of Arabic.

IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.
Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.
Required Competencies
IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link. Competencies will be assessed during the selection process.
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.
  • 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 1)
  • 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 1) (applicable only if position is with direct reports)
  • 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.
  1. Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
  2. 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.
  3. Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, verification of residency, visa, and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable. Vaccination against COVID-19 will be required for IOM personnel who are hired or otherwise engaged by IOM. As part of the mandatory medical entry on duty clearance, candidates will be requested to provide evidence of full vaccination.
  4. 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.
  5. IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM online recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.
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