Project Coordinator At International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Project Coordinator

Duty Station: El Gedaref, Sudan

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: 07 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.

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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; Sao Tome and Principe; 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.


IOM’s Humanitarian Response and Transition programme (HRT) in Sudan oversees IOM’s efforts to support local communities in preventing, mitigating the impacts of, and seeking solutions to the mobility dimensions of crisis, including displacement and large-scale mixed migration flows. The HRT programme is expanding its peacebuilding portfolio with a new initiative for the East funded by the UN Peacebuilding Fund (PBF). The project is focused on addressing the intersecting effects of climate change, environmental degradation, social cohesion and displacement, which are increasingly influencing conflict dynamics and risks in the region.

Sudan is considered highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change and continues to suffer protracted and new displacements due to recurring disasters caused by natural and manmade hazards. Enduring conflict and environmental degradation often interplay in the context of Sudan, with access to natural resources sparking disputes which lead to violence and displacement. In turn, conflict and displacement leave those affected less able to implement climate change adaptation and mitigation measures in the long-term, further compounding risks.

The overall objective of the project “Strengthening the Security-Climate Nexus in Gedaref, Sudan” is to contribute to enhancing peace and stability through promoting conflict resolution and resilience-building strategies grounded in a mapping and analysis of local environmental drivers of conflict risk. Specifically, the project will a) strengthen local conflict resolution mechanisms and local resource management capacities, b) introduce renewable/alternative energy solutions and improved access to services and livelihoods; and c) implement local disaster risk reduction and resilience-building initiatives, including environmental protection/restoration initiatives. The project is implemented by IOM (as lead agency) in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

In this context IOM is seeking to recruit a Project Coordinator (international) with knowledge of and/or experience in peacebuilding issues to support the implementation of the project. The Project Coordinator will be based in Gedaref and undertake frequent duty travel to Khartoum as well as to field implementation sites. It is desirable that the candidate possesses strong familiarity and interest in climate change and environmental issues, and a broad understanding of how such can influence conflict-related risks.

Under the overall supervision of the IOM Sudan Head of Programmes, the direct supervision of the Regional Coordinator (East Sudan & Blue Nile), and in close day-to-day technical coordination with the Programme Officer (Peacebuilding, Resilience, and Durable Solutions), The successful candidate (Strengthening the Security-Climate Nexus in Gedaref, Sudan) will be responsible for tasks associated with the implementation, coordination and monitoring of the project at the field level in close daily coordination with IOM and FAO field-based project teams and the Project Management Team in Khartoum.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate field level implementation of the project “Strengthening the Security-Climate Nexus in Gedaref, Sudan” funded by the PBF; check that project implementation progresses according to the work plan; contribute to the development of monitoring, evaluation, and reporting tools; document and evaluate results; identify the causes of deviations and bottlenecks; and recommend and implement corrective actions.
  2. Support the budgetary, logistical, and administrative aspects of the project in accordance with IOM’s policies, practices and global standards as well as relevant requirements, guidelines and grant agreements.
  3. Provide updates and technical analysis on how environmental issues and climate change are impacting on local resource competition, insecurity, conflict dynamics, displacement and migration in Sudan; stay abreast on the latest research and analysis available on the topic; contribute to the development of methodology and tools for integrating climate change aspects in IOM Sudan’s peacebuilding programming; identify gaps, and recommend priority interventions relevant to addressing the climate-conflict nexus.
  4. Encourage and facilitate the integration and mainstreaming of gender, conflict sensitivity, inclusion, Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP), protection, and other pertinent cross-cutting issues into project implementation.
  5. Provide technical inputs to contribute to information management activities, including awareness raising and visibility, press releases, website updates and other relevant documents or information-sharing materials.
  6. Coordinate the elaboration and dissemination of interim and final reports to the donor and other relevant stakeholders, checking and following up on the quality of inputs, timely submission, and compliance with donor and IOM requirements.
  7. Liaise and coordinate closely with government entities, implementing partners, United Nation agencies, civil society, donors and other stakeholders, including through the project Steering Committee and a wider Steering Committee for PBF projects in Eastern Sudan.
  8. Participate in conferences, working groups, workshops, steering committees and other forums relevant to the project’s technical focal areas, checking that learning is applied to the project and disseminated to the project team and other relevant actors.
  9. Supervise, train, and guide field project staff; deliver capacity building activities for staff, partners, government officials, and other actors.
  10. Undertake duty travel as required related to project implementation and monitoring.
  11. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies, Political or Social Science, Economics Development Studies, Climate Change Adaptation, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or
  • University degree with four years of relevant professional experience.


  • Experience in the field(s) of Community Stabilization, Peacebuilding, Durable Solutions, Climate Change and/or Disaster Risk Reduction.
  • Experience and understanding of project cycle management, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting.
  • Experience in working as part of an international non-governmental organisation or UN agency and/or on donor-funded projects in the international development sector;
  • Experience coordinating the work of multiple organisations or UN agencies would be an advantage.
  • Experience in working in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) and/or refugee contexts and in complex humanitarian emergencies or post-conflict environments; and
  • Expertise in the key concepts and principles of conflict sensitivity, and their application, will be assessed favourably.


  • Solid understanding or academic grounding in of one or a combination of the thematic areas relevant to the project: Peacebuilding, Conflict, Durable Solutions, Climate Change, and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR);
  • Excellent English writing and communication skills.
  • Skills in problem-solving, decision making, and analysis; the ability to apply learning during project implementation; and,
  • Keen interest and understanding of Sudan’s political, economic and social context, with knowledge or experience of regional issues an advantage.


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 Arabic 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 (

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

To apply, interested applicants are invited to submit their applications HERE via the IOM e-Recruitment system by 07 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:

Posting period:

From 22.02.2023 to 07.03.2023

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 46 Project Coordinator (P2) El Gedaref, Sudan (57979151) Released

Posting: Posting NC57979152 (57979152) Released

Posting Channel: Internal Candidates

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