Project Officer

International Organization for Migration, Tunisia

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
27th August, 2020

Job Description


Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Chief of Mission (DCoM) and direct supervision of the Migration Health Coordinator, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for implementation of the migration health projects as well as components of the COVID 19 outbreak response projects.

S/he will be accountable for coordinating the design and implementation of migration health projects including strategy development, reviewing and updating of the guidelines and resources, coordination with other partners, oversight of the migration health and COVID-2019 related project activities and build capacity of the national partners.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Identify new project opportunities and assist the Migration Health Coordinator in developing project proposals on migration health including but not limited to health needs of conflict-affected populations, victims of trafficking, irregular migrants, and other mobile populations and their host communities.
  • Contribute to the development of IOM’s migration health strategy including COVID-19 response, in close collaboration with national partners and stakeholders.
  • Support the management of migration health activities as appropriate, including staff management and financial backstopping.
  • Develop improved systems for regular monitoring and reporting on health project achievements, challenges/early warning system, and strategic needs. Develop monitoring framework for IOM’s migration health projects including development working plan, data collection tools, indicators, data management, and reporting systems; ensure systematic and timely collection and analysis of migration health data with comprehensive analysis.
  • Coordinate the implementation of IOM’s Migration Health activities with the Ministry of Health (MOH), United Nations (UN) and national partners and other key actors, and work with relevant health authorities in identifying gaps and needs related to the health of migrants; and represent IOM through active engagement at health working groups at national and sub-national levels.
  • Support the Migration Health Department (MHD) Emergency Operations in the provision of specialized technical support in relation to outbreaks response and health emergencies, for capacity development, and knowledge management in strengthening and informing programme decision.
  • Identify and develop relevant activities to support high-risk and vulnerable groups, ensuring alignment with MHD team members and targeted health facilities.
  • Monitor and evaluate the quality of medical care provided to IOM beneficiaries to ensure that it is up to national and IOM global standards.
  • Develop training modules and materials, and act as trainer/ facilitator in IOM’s Migration Health trainings in close coordination with the Health Coordinator. Building capacity of health workers on migration health and determinants of health.
  • Ensure the confidentiality of the medical information of IOM beneficiaries.
  • Develop and implement migration health project activities at supported health facilities, Points of Entry (PoE), DC, in line with MOH and World Health Organization (WHO) standards and guidelines.
  • Contribute to periodic reports for the donor on programme delivery, including interim and final reports to donors.
  • Undertake work related duty travels as and when required.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  •  University degree in Medicine from an accredited academic institution with seven years of relevant professional experience; or
  •  University degree in Medicine from an accredited academic institution plus Master’s degree in Community or Public Health or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience.


  •  Experience in the domain of global public health and migration health related issues, including in the context of humanitarian situations;
  •  Experience in development and management of large and complex health programme;
  •  Proven skills in coordinating multidisciplinary teams and establishing and maintaining working relations with senior government officials, UN agencies, NGOs and Donors, including familiarity with the humanitarian cluster system;


  •  Demonstrated ability to identify, approach, and coordinate with stakeholders of diverse backgrounds and levels of expertise;
  •  Demonstrated ability to supervise and direct staff and create team oriented environment;
  •  Demonstrated ability and willingness to work in difficult areas/situations; and drive for results;
  •  Strong level of analytical skills and computer literacy.


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


This position is based in Tunis, Tunisia; with possible relocation to Libya if and when the situation is conducive.

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 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 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 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 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.

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


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