Micronesia (Federated States of): Programme Officer (Community-based Disaster Risk Management)

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Micronesia (Federated States of)
Closing date: 22 Jan 2018

Position Title : Programme Officer (Community-based Disaster Risk


Duty Station : Pohnpei, Micronesia

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 : 22 January 2018

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 environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

1. Internal candidates

2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Maldives, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa


Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Chief of Mission (CoM) based in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and in coordination with relevant units in the Regional Office (RO) for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok in relation to reporting, proposals and awareness-raising material development, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for supporting the planning, coordination, implementation and monitoring of a portfolio of development projects funded by the World Bank, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), and the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) FSM, Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) and Palau.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Support the CoM in overseeing the implementation of the World Bank Community Based-Disaster Risk Management project CFLI assessment, CADRE and all CADRE projects, ensuring that IOM meets deliverables as specified in the project documents.

  2. Coordinate in developing a work plan for the project deliverables across the three countries of FSM, RMI and Palau, in close coordination with sub-offices; prepare each project’s results matrix.

  3. Undertake regular communication with internal and external counterparts, inspiring team spirit and shared goals across remote localities, and carry out staff development activities to achieve goals efficiently.

  4. In close coordination with the CoM, implement and monitor operational, administrative and financial components/ aspects of the projects, including oversight responsibilities of project staff.

  5. In coordination with the Resource Management Unit, develop and manage each project budget in accordance with IOM’s procedures and regulations; monitor programme expenditures and financial commitments against budgetary limitations.

  6. Under the guidance of the CoM, Undertake project design and development for the Micronesia mission, in regards to Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and community-level programming.

  7. Support regular monitoring and evaluation of project activities. Ensure proper utilization of standard operating procedures, manuals, guidance notes, M&E tools and methodologies in the implementation of project activities. Identify and recommend improvements in project design and delivery; coordinate and implement impact evaluations, when required.

  8. Contribute to capacity building and training of core staff, civil society and government partners in the relevant thematic areas of this project.

  9. Contribute in the development and implementation of a communication strategy for all projects, ensuring the development and maintenance of partnerships with key stakeholders across the region. Follow relevant protocols as they pertain to the diplomatic core, traditional leaders, government entities, and others.

  10. As assigned, contribute toward IOM research, policy documents, publications and/or technical support to education sectors in the RMI, FSM, and Palau.

  11. Write and coordinate regular project reports in a timely manner to be submitted to the CoM, Donors, and Headquarters.

  12. Undertake duty travel relating to project assessments, liaison with counterparts, and project implementation, as required.

  13. Develop information and outreach material that focuses on the potential impact of climate change and educates about disaster risk reduction.

  14. Develop new curriculum that focuses on DRR and CCA for use in CADRE schools and also used as part of the projects teachers training partnership with the college of Micronesia.

  15. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in International Development, Environmental Science, Education 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 the field of education required specifically in relation to curriculum design, direct

teaching and teacher training;

• Experience in project development, implementation and evaluation, and/or programme implementation and management;

• Knowledge of project design, administration and evaluation techniques and practices;

• Experience in implementing climate change adaptation and/or disaster risk reduction projects in the Pacific region is highly desirable;

• Good background in community-oriented project design and implementation;

• Work experience in remote or hardship environments, including experience in conservation and/or disaster risk reduction;

• Experience working with a non-governmental organization and/or international organization is an advantage.


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Pohnpeian, Chuukese or Yapese is an advantage.

Desirable Competencies:


• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;

• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;

• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;

• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;

• Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;

• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

• Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.


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.

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.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 22 January 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:


In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 09.01.2018 to 22.01.2018

Requisition: SVN 2018/10 (P)-ProgramOffcr(CommtyBasedDisasterRiskMgnt)(P2)-Pohnpei,Micronesia

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