Project Manager

Closing date: 13 Oct 2019

Position Title : Project Manager

Duty Station : Goma, Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade UG

Type of Appointment : Special short-term ungraded, Six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 13 October 2019

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.

Internal and external candidates will be considered for this vacancy. For the purposes of this vacancy, internal candidates are defined as staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded or ungraded contract, including Junior Professional Officers (JPOs), staff on Special Leave Without Pay (SLWOP), and staff members on secondment/loan released by the Organization, unless otherwise specified in their contract. Staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded contract will not retain their contract type if appointed to an ungraded position.


Under and the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and the direct supervision of the Programme Manager (Law Enforcement Training and Border Management), the successful candidate will be responsible for providing support to the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects related to the support to mines, criminal justice and Police institutions in the fight against illegal trafficking of mineral resources in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). S/he will work on project funded by the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Bureau of the United States Department of State.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Monitor, coordinate and implement all project activities related to the project, ensuring appropriate compliance with IOM administrative policies and Donor requirements.
  2. Provide technical advice, analysis and input to the Programme Manager, COM and relevant stakeholders on issues that may arise on the project implementation.
  3. Manage aspects of the INL-funded projects in the North and South Kivu provinces, in line with IOM and donor requirements, and specifically (1) organize training and other capacity building activities, including in the area of sexual-gender based violence, (2) provide support to the development of required text, regulation and guidelines, (3) maintain an overview of construction projects , (4) provide support to civilian authorities, Police and civil society in local security management according to the community policing principles, (5) ensure regular monitoring and evaluation of activities, in coordination with the donor, the relevant implementing partners, the local civilian authority, the relevant justice and mines services and the Congolese National Police (PNC).
  4. Supervise and coordinate the work of all project staff members in operations/logistics, procurement, capacity building and trainings, research, analysis and monitoring and evaluation.
  5. Contribute to the management of financial/budgetary planning, exercise quality control overall procedures and documents, and ensure proper follow-up as necessary.
  6. Track and coordinate timely submission of reporting on projects, including ad hoc, monthly, interim, quarterly, annual and end-of-project reports. Meet the Mission’s and the donor’s reporting requirements by providing specific data, analysis, and financial reports.
  7. Liaise and act as Focal-point with relevant interlocutors in order to ensure efficient programme implementation, thus facilitating information exchange and project cooperation, as well as promoting IOM- implemented initiatives. Accord specific attention to law enforcement, criminal justice and security management institutions and other donors working in the realm of mines, justice and security sectors in his/her area of intervention.
  8. Liaise closely with the PM and the RTS ensuring project implementation is guided by the CoM.
  9. Facilitate the development of reports, presentations, talking points, and briefings on project activities.
  10. Participate in the relevant conferences, workshops, trainings and seminars, and make presentations on assigned topics and activities, in his/her area of intervention.
  11. Contribute to the timely recruitment of staff and the preparation of budgets for the projects under his/her responsibility. Closely monitor staff performance and progress and facilitate and encourage mainstreaming of gender according to IOM procedures and regulations.
  12. Contribute to project development efforts for the continuation of existing projects as well as new projects in the related field.
  13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Law and Criminal justice, Humanities, International Relations, Military Science, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with five years of relevant professional experience.


• Experience with project implementation, administration and government relations;

• Experience on security, justice and mines sectors;

• Experience with construction and related matters an added advantage;

• Ability to analyze and consolidate information succinctly;

• Previous working experience with NGOs, international organizations would be a distinct advantage;

• Previous experience in the Democratic Republic of Congo would be an advantage;

• Demonstrated ability to maintain accuracy and confidentiality in performing responsibilities;

• Tolerant individual with ability to work with people from different background and with flexibility and able to work on overtime, when requested;

• Excellent operational, organizational and communication skills;

• Proven French and English writing and communication skills, with strong editing skills;

• Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, word as well as good knowledge working with databases and online applications.


For this position, fluency in French is required (oral and written). Working knowledge on English is an advantage.

1 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

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

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. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 13 October 2019 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 07.10.2019 to 13.10.2019

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: CFA 2019/42 – Project Manager – Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo (56078882) Released

Posting: Posting NC56078883 (56078883) Released

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