Project Manager

International Organization for Migration, Congo

Skill Required:, Policy/ Advocacy and CampaignProject Management
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
16th March, 2021

Job Description


Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) in Kinshasa and the direct supervision of the Programme Manager (Law Enforcement Training and Border Management) in Lubumbashi, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing support to the implementation, monitoring and development of stabilization projects related to the mission, in addition to support to the project related to the Congolese National Police and the implementation of the community policing approach in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Monitor, coordinate and implement all project activities related to the sub- office if applicable, ensuring appropriate compliance with IOM administrative policies and Donor requirements.
  • Provide technical advice, analysis and input to the Programme Manager, COM and relevant stakeholders on issues that may arise on the project implementation.
  • Manage aspects of the projects in the sub-office, in line with IOM and donor requirements, and specifically 1) organize training and other capacity building activities, 2) maintain an overview of construction projects, 3) provide support to civilian authorities and civil society in local security management 4) ensure regular monitoring and evaluation of activities, in coordination with the relevant implementing partners , Donors , the local civilian authority and the Congolese National Police (PNC).
  • Supervise and coordinate the work of all project staff members in operations/logistics, procurement, capacity building and trainings, research, analysis and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Contribute to the management of financial/budgetary planning, exercise quality control overall procedures and documents, and ensure proper follow-up, as necessary.
  • 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.
  • 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 and security management institutions and other donors working in the realm of security sector reform in his/her area of intervention.
  • Facilitate the development of reports, presentations, talking points, and briefings on project activities.
  • Represent the mission and sub-office if applicable, participate in the relevant conferences, workshops, trainings and seminars, and make presentations on assigned topics and activities, in his/her area of intervention.
  • 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.
  • Contribute to project development efforts for the continuation of existing projects as well as new projects in the related field.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, International Relations, Humanitarian Management, 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 with project implementation, administration and government relations;
  • Previous experience in technical advisory, mentoring, coaching and coordination is desired;
  • Previous experience providing support to national efforts in the area of security sector reform, law enforcement training/capacity building, law enforcement, operations, public security, security sector management is desired;
  • Previous experience in writing training plans, statements of works, standard operating procedures and detailed instructions.


  • In depth knowledge of the broad range of migration related subject areas dealt with by the Organization, including stabilization process;
  • In depth knowledge of security sector reform process, Rules of law and security governance;
  • Knowledge of UN and bilateral donor programming;
  • Knowledge of IOM financial rules and regulations;
  • Ability to comfortably speak in public; ability to prepare and provide briefings in English and French.


  • IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
  • For this position, fluency in French and working knowledge in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of local language, Swahili and/or Tshiluba and/or Lingala is an advantage.
  • Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.


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