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SVN 2017/43 (P) - Project Officer (Food Security/Cash Voucher) (P2) - Gaziantep, Turkey


Position Title Project Officer (Food Security/Cash Voucher)

Duty Station : Gaziantep, Turkey

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 : 15 March 2017

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.

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, Cambodia, Comoros, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Libya,

Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Mauritania, Maldives, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, United Republic of Tanzania, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Venezuela

(Bolivarian Republic of), Vanuatu, Samoa


The IOM is the only international inter-governmental agency with a specific mandate for migration and is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing technical expertise to governments, migrants and host communities through a wide range of sustainable solutions contributing to end forced migration and/or improve displacement conditions. IOM has also a leading role in the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster, participates in coordinated humanitarian responses, and engages in inter-agency collaboration to meet the needs of affected-persons and contribute to their protection.

The conflict and violence in Syria has continued to create surges of people crossing the borders from Syria into neighbouring countries. The number of Syrians registered or awaiting registration in host countries has surpassed 4 million and 6.2 million have been displaced inside Syria. Host governments and humanitarian actors, including IOM, are providing relief assistance and protection to this extremely vulnerable population living with host families and in increasingly crowded camps and settlements. The combination of an extremely large displaced population and the accelerating rate of new arrivals is posing a growing challenge to reception communities’ capacity and host government’s response mechanisms.

As a member of the UN Humanitarian Country Team in Syria and all concerned neighbouring countries (Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, and Turkey), the IOM Director General has activated the L3 Page 1 / 4Emergency SOPs to enhance organizational humanitarian assistance and priorities related to IDPs, refugees and returnees, and is actively participating in the emergency response within this rapidly changing humanitarian context. Security Council Resolution 2191, has superseded earlier adopted SCR 2165, allowing UN and its partners to provide cross border assistance from Turkey to Northern Syria.

As of January 2017, Turkey is hosting over 2.79 million Syrian refugees. About 260,000 reside in 25 camps (9% of the total Syrian refugees) across South East Turkey and the remaining live outside of camps. Of the 2.5 million living outside of camps, the majority are spread across the border provinces of Gaziantep, Hatay, Sanliurfa, Kilis, Mardin as well as in Istanbul, Izmir, Mersin, Bursa and Adana.

In October 2014, the Government of Turkey adapted the Temporary Protection (TP) Regulation that extends protection and assistance to all Syrians in Turkey and provides refugees with rights and duties and the framework to access health care, education, and social assistance. IOM's strategy for Turkey as indicated in the 3RP (Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan) is three-pronged; firstly, i) provision of humanitarian assistance focusing on the distribution of food, non-food items, cash vouchers, winterization, shelter rehabilitation, and provision of transportation, ii) to ease the burden on national and local structures through the establishment of multi-service community centres offering services and protection, community stabilization through improvements in public infrastructure and increase access to education and iii) supporting the resilience of refugees and host communities through livelihoods, community stabilisation and income generating activities.

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Sub Office in Gaziantep and the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator, the successful candidate will be responsible in managing IOM’s food security and cash voucher projects including; multi-purpose cash, winterization, food kitchen support and community gardens.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1. Coordinate and manage IOM’s cash voucher programme in Hatay and other areas depending on expansion.

2. Improve the quality of assessment tools and selection criteria of beneficiaries, ensuring those most vulnerable and in need are selected, working closely with the Programme Coordinator. Ensure that assistance is in line with IOM, donor and other universally accepted cash programming specifications as well as streamlining relevant working group recommendations/tools.

3. In close coordination with Procurement Unit, lead the tendering/bids process for the most appropriate service provider of e-ticket cards. Accordingly, develop an agreement with the selected service provider.

4. Lead assessments to select beneficiaries for the cash voucher programming, with the development of an assessment tool, training of field staff, and analysis of results and selection of beneficiaries.

5. Develop monitoring tools, in coordination with the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer of the use of the cash vouchers, market price monitoring, monitoring of beneficiaries and modality of assistance, etc. as required.

6. Regularly monitor project expenditure, activities under the work-plan, use of vouchers and market price monitoring.

7. Support IM (Information Management) teams on the data collection of the voucher Page 2 / 4programme and develop reports as required and share with partners, donors and other actors as appropriate.

8. Lead and manage new community gardens and agricultural support programmes in IOM’s areas of operation in South East Turkey. Draft concept notes, proposals and budgets as required.

9. Attend Cash Based Initiatives, basic needs and other relevant working groups and coordination meetings as required and represent IOM.

10. Provide technical advice and training to the various Project Officers (protection, basic needs, livelihoods, outreach, community stabilization and shelter) on assessments, targeting and systemization of operations (through online information management systems). Develop and continually update a streamlined vulnerability assessment tool and harmonize and promote specific set of standards and approaches to beneficiary identification in the design and implementation of cash-based responses and in-kind response of the Refugee Response. 11. Develop complementary nutritional activities that would add value and support the existing cash voucher, food kitchen and any relevant projects. Build capacity of the field staff regarding nutrition.

12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Food Security, Nutrition, International Relations, Sociology, Human Sciences 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

• Experience in the field of emergency, humanitarian, shelter or community stabilization; • Experience in the region or on the Syrian conflict and its impact on the affected population is an asset;

• Knowledge of the humanitarian architecture, especially in relation to NFI, shelter and community stabilization;

• Good level of computer literacy is required;

• Ability to draft clearly and concisely in English is required.


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Turkish or Arabic is an advantage. 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; Page 3 / 4• 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 15 March 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 02.03.2017 to 15.03.2017

Requisition: SVN 2017/43 (P) - ProjectOfficer(FoodSecurity/CashVoucher)(P2)-Gaziantep,Turkey (54986152) Released

Posting: Posting NC54990233 (54990233) Released

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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: Gaziantep
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Nutrition
    • Cash-Based Interventions
    • Security and Safety
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Nutrition
    • Cash-Based Interventions
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Security and Safety
  • Closing Date: 2017-03-15

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