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Junior Professional Officer - Project Development and Support Officer


Position Title : Project Development and Support Officer
Duty Station : Amman, Jordan
Classification : Junior Professional Officer, P1 step 1 or P2 step 1 in the first year, depending on the level of education and relevant working experience.
Type of Appointment : JPO, Initially one year with the possibility to extend up to three years
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 17 May 2016

Reference Code: JPO 2016/03

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration
and 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.


This post is open in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by
the Government of the Netherlands and is addressed exclusively to candidates from developing

For criteria see the website of Nedworc Foundation:

Please read the criteria and FAQ section carefully before applying.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Project Development and Support Officer will contribute to the design and development of new
programmes/projects on emergency & post-crisis activities and other migration-related topics in
close coordination with the relevant IOM units to address issues such as the Syrian crisis and
other issues of concern.

1) Project Development and Project Monitoring Responsibilities
Summary of duties and expected output
• Contribute to the design and development of new programmes/projects on emergency &
post-crisis activities and any other migration-related topics in close coordination with the
relevant IOM units.
• Contribute to the development of policy, strategic and programmatic recommendations for the
Organization’s planning purposes.
• Review current projects and their implementation and design as well as the transition strategy
from emergency to recovery/development.
• Assist in monitoring the Administrative and Financial aspects of projects to ensure projects’
expenditures and activities are on track in coordination with Admin/Finance department.
2) Liaison and Coordination Responsibilities
Summary of duties and expected output
• Liaise with established institutions (including government, donors, and other partners) in the
country and with IOM colleagues at RO and HQ level to develop projects in the field of
• Represent IOM in different Inter-Agency fora in order to report on activities, identify
opportunities for project development and support the coordination of IOM’s work with other
partners with close coordination with the Chief of Mission.
3) Research, Reporting and Information Management Responsibilities
Summary of duties and expected output
• Contribute to the ongoing research efforts and manages the migration online platform.
• Collect, compile and analyse overall information on IOM’s role and presence in Jordan,
activities, initiatives, programmes / projects and achievements.
• Prepare background information documents, notes, speeches and presentations for the Chief
of Mission and other senior staff on various topics of relevance to IOM Mission as required.
• Contribute to the development of publications, public information documents, website, press
releases, etc as required with close coordination with the Chief of Mission.

Title of supervisor: Chief of Mission
Content and methodology of supervision
Direct supervision and ongoing coaching with regular evaluations via IOM’s Staff Evaluation
System to ensure optimal communication and feedback.

Required Qualifications and Experience:
-Master's degree or equivalent in Political or Social Science, International Relations,
Humanitarian affairs or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of
relevant professional experience; or
-An undergraduate university degree (bachelors) in the above fields in combination with four
years of relevant experience.
Part of the candidates' academic training must have taken place in a developing country that
appears on the following list of eligible countries of the Dutch JPO Programme.

-A minimum of 2 to a maximum of 4 years of relevant working experience, including internships
and voluntary work;
-Experience in migration related issues, and emergency work, including camp and shelter
management, support to displaced populations and the implementation of early recovery
Experience liaising with governmental authorities, other national/ international institutions and
non-governmental organizations (NGOs);
-Familiarity with the UN system an advantage.

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

Desirable Competencies:
• Excellent drafting and editing skills
• Effectively applies knowledge of migration issues within an organizational context
• Correctly frames migration issues within their regional, global, and political context
• A highly professional and accountable individual with leadership qualities, good negotiating
skills, proficiency in planning and organising, is sought for this position

Training component: Learning elements and expectations
Upon completion of the assignment the JPO will have/ will be able to:
• Display expert knowledge on the current Middle East and North Africa (MENA) political trends.
• Receive in depth knowledge of the emergency situations and support mechanisms in Jordan
and border areas.
• Draft high quality project documents in standard and donor formats for resource mobilisation.
• Liaise and coordinate humanitarian actions with different stakeholders.
The JPO training programme includes the following learning elements:
• Opportunities for training on general project development, monitoring and evaluation and
donor specific procedures
• The JPO position includes a Duty travel and training allowance (DTTA) of $4000 per year
which may be used for learning activities related to the assignment and career development.

Information on living conditions at Duty Station
For additional information on Jordan and specifically Amman, please see the following website

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment
system, by 17 May 2016 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
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.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: IOM - International Organization for Migration
  • Location: Amman
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Public Policy and Administration
  • Closing Date: 2016-05-17

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