Programme Officer

IOM, Mozambique

Skill Required:, Project Management
Closing Date for Applications: 
13th June, 2020

Job Description


The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Migration Agency is a dynamic and growing inter-governmental organization, with 172 member states. IOM is committed to the principle that “humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society”. Established in 1951 and now active in over 440 field locations worldwide, IOM works with partners, government and civil society to promote international cooperation to address operational challenges of migration and mobility, assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems, and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people. IOM addresses the migratory phenomenon from an integral and holistic perspective, including links to development, in order to maximize its benefits and minimize its negative effects.

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Programme and Operations, and the direct supervision of the Programme Manager (MHPSS/Protection), the successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of the IOM Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) and Protection in Humanitarian Action (PiHA) projects at IOM Pemba. S/he will proactively engage in networking amongst partners and stakeholders at the provincial and national levels to facilitate the achievement of project results.

The position is based in Pemba with frequent travels to the field.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the implementation of MHPSS and Protection activities in the Humanitarian Action portfolio of projects at IOM Pemba in line with IOM rules and regulations and financial and administrative procedures.
  • Participate in relevant cluster and working group meetings (Protection cluster, Gender-Based Violence(GBV) sub-cluster, Child Protection sub-cluster, Protection Working Group, MHPSS working group and others as appropriate).
  • Monitor and assist with the implementation of capacity building activities of key stakeholders involved in the response on Protection and MHPSS related topics in line with Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines. Trainings will be offered to government and non-government entities involved in the response National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC), provincial government, Non-Governmental Organization (NGOs), CBOs).
  • Research new initiatives and contribute to the development of concept notes and budgets in line with IOM’s Project Development Handbook.
  • Monitor and follow up on the management of Implementing Partners in line with IOM policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the provision of Direct Assistance to persons in need of protection and MHPSS services, in line with IOM’s Handbook on Direct Assistance.
  • Assist with the recruitment and supervision of project staff and consultants.
  • Compile data analysis and accurate information on project progress, activities’ completion and project performance indicators for donor reporting, as well as other internal and external reports and updates, in response to internal or external requests.
  • Liaise with relevant governmental counterparts, mainly in the Attorney General’s Office, the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Action, the Ministry of Health and others on aspects and initiatives related to Protection and MHPSS.
  • Facilitate the adequate inclusion of Protection and MHPSS in the recovery and durable solutions framework which focuses on capacity-building for existing structures such as the Reference Groups on Child Protection and Trafficking in Persons, the Community Committees on Child Protection, the district MHPSS focal points, and others.
  • Check that team members adhere to IOM rules and regulations including relevant IOM and United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) security procedures and requirements.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  •  Master’s degree in International Relations, Social Sciences, Public Health, Psychology, Law, 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 implementing Protection and/or mental health and psychosocial support
  • (MHPSS) programmes;
  •  Experience in Training, capacity building and Knowledge transfer;
  •  Demonstrated expertise in one or more disciplines of Protection and/or MHPSS programming;
  •  Experience in emergency, recovery or fragile settings;
  •  Demonstrated experience in coordination and liaison with government authorities, knowledge and structures and functions of provision of basic services, of national, UN and international health agencies and donors.


  •  Understanding of migration dynamics and their impact on vulnerabilities;
  •  Knowledge of project management cycle and demonstrated experience in managing projects in a humanitarian context;
  •  Demonstrated skills in monitoring and evaluation and data analysis;
  •  Excellent writing and synthesis skills, and experience in report writing, including the development of recommendations for policy makers;
  •  Demonstrated ability to deliver quality assignments under tight timeframes;
  •  Ability to work independently, to follow leads and to be innovative in obtaining and triangulating information from a variety of sources;
  •  Solid computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office package (Office, Excel, Power Point, Outlook), internet and Email.


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