Position Title: Programme Officer (Transition and Recovery)

Duty Station: Aden, Yemen

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: 29 March 2023

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 www.iom.int/diversity.

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; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Curaçao; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; 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 overall supervision of the Deputy Chief of Mission and the direct supervision of the Senior Programmes Coordinator (Transition and Recovery (T&R)), the Programme Officer (T&R) will be responsible for supporting and coordinating the implementation of T&R programme activities of IOM Yemen Country Office (CO).

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate the implementation of activities required for the successful completion of T&R and Border Management programmes, following closely the donor(s) requirements and the guidance of the Senior Programmes Coordinator (T&R). Inform the Senior Programmes Coordinator (T&R) of any deviations from project work plans and budgets or delays.
  2. Draft technical components for concept notes, proposals, work plans and budgets for IOM interventions in the areas of livelihoods, durable solutions, community stabilization, resilience-building and social cohesion.
  3. Monitor project budgets, expenditures and burn rates according to internal and donor requirements.
  4. Plan and oversee community engagement processes; recommend the establishment of criteria and mechanisms for beneficiary selection; facilitate adherence with principles of conflict sensitivity and accountability to affected populations across all T&R and Border Management programme activities, taking into account the needs of both displaced people and impacted communities.
  5. Undertake regular on-site monitoring and field travel to evaluate programme performance; identify and follow up on measures to remedy problems in implementation.
  6. Follow up on the schedule with contractors and implementing partners, verify results and deliverables and prepare completion certificates. Follow up with the administrative units of IOM Yemen CO regarding close out procedures and final payments to contractors and partners.
  7. In close collaboration with the CO’s Procurement and Logistics unit, coordinate the release and delivery of required materials and items to the respective sites in a timely manner.
  8. Liaise with counterparts and implementing partners, draft progress and other required reports, and ensure that project data and information is archived and shared appropriately.
  9. Track and follow up on required permits and authorizations and inform the Senior Programmes Coordinator (T&R) of any delays.
  10. Collect and collate information and documentation for the development of project proposals and contribute to context analyses. Contribute to contingency planning for possible T&R responses if required.
  11. Support IOM’s participation in the relevant cluster and other relevant working groups. Support in liaising with external partners locally in relation to T&R and Border Management programming, information management and coordination.
  12. Assist in building national capacities and provide necessary training to the relevant personnel.
  13. Assist in the design and roll out of monitoring and evaluation tools in IOM’s T&R programme in Yemen, including monitoring of implementing partners.
  14. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in International Relations, Conflict Resolution, Management, Social 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 in Transition and Recovery and or/Border Management programming, in emergency and conflict environments; and,
  • Significant technical T&R and/or border management experience and ability to guide the project teams.


  • Excellent monitoring and evaluation skills; organizational skills; accuracy;
  • Ability to work with limited supervision;
  • Capacity to deliver on set objectives in hardship situations;
  • Capacity to effectively coordinate actions with other implementing partners; and,
  • Capacity to work effectively with Donors, local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the broader community to advance country office or regional objectives.


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

External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish).

For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Korean 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 (https://whed.net/home.php).

Required Competencies:

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these five 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 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 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 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 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.

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. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply

via the IOM e-Recruitment system by 29 March 2023.


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: www.iom.int/recruitment

Posting period:

From 16.03.2023 to 29.03.2023

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 2023 60 Programme Officer (Transition and Recovery) (P2) Aden, Yemen (58019772) Released

Posting: Posting NC58019773 (58019773) Released