Project Manager (Return, Reintegration and Recovery (RRR)) At International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Project Manager (Return, Reintegration and Recovery (RRR))

Duty Station: Goma, Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P3

Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 08 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.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at

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.


The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) launched Programme de désarmement, de démobilisation, de réintégration communautaire et de stabilisation (PDDRCS) in July 2021 with the aim of using a community-based approach to the reintegration of ex-combatants. The approach seeks to address the root causes of conflict through the inclusion of stabilization, governance, and socio-economic development approaches. This new initiative has created a strategic opportunity and significant political momentum to strengthen peace and stability in eastern DRC.

In support of this important stabilization opportunity, the Stabilization Coherence Fund (SCF) has allocated funding for DDR pilot projects on the reinsertion phase of the DDR process in the eastern provinces of North Kivu, South Kivu and Ituri. The pilot project are fully aligned with the priorities of the PDDRCS to contribute to the preparation of communities of return in priority areas for the reinsertion and reintegration of ex-combatants in order to create the conditions for peaceful coexistence and peacebuilding.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) in Kinshasa and the direct supervision of the Head of the TRD Programme in Kinshasa, the Project Manager (Return, Reintegration and Recovery (RRR)) will be responsible for the management, implementation, budget oversight, staff supervision, and strategic development of the DDR programming in the eastern DRC.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Manage the overall implementation of the return, reintegration and recovery (RRR) projects in Tanganyika province in a timely manner, and be responsible for its financial backstopping and administrative and technical oversight in line with IOM policies and practices as well as donor requirements.
  2. Actively contribute to the development of the conflict sensitivity, gender sensitivity and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) frameworks of the RRR projects, in coordination with the Programme Coordinator, Project Support Unit, the Regional Office, national and local authorities, beneficiary communities and other relevant stakeholders.
  3. Facilitate the positioning of IOM, in accordance with institutional strengths and mandatevis-a-vis other RRR and Durable Solutions partners in the province and at the national level.
  4. Represent IOM at relevant meetings (platforms related to Durable Solutions, Returns, Early Recovery, Stabilization, etc.) and with government and stakeholders relevant to the projects and programme.
  5. Establish and maintain linkages with other programming units to facilitate the triple nexus approach with Migration Health, Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) and the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM).
  6. Manage the performance, recruitment and capacity building of programmatic staff under his/her supervision.
  7. Maintain oversight over project deadlines, financial and narrative reporting requirements in coordination with the Project Support Unit and in accordance with IOM Rules and Regulations and donor requirements.
  8. Regularly coordinate and share implementation updates with the Programme Coordinator and Project Support Unit, other UN agencies and donors for enhancing internal/external coordination and public relations.
  9. Establish and maintain strong partnerships and timely liaison with implementing partners, the donor community, government entities, local authorities, UN agencies and other stakeholders on plans and implementation status as well as technical issues that may need to be addressed.
  10. In close coordination with the Project Support Unit, contribute to concept notes, project proposals and budgets and actively liaise with existing and potential donors to identify potential and realistic funding opportunities.
  11. In close coordination with other units, particularly Displacement Tracking Matrix Unit, lead on developing an evidence base for RRR projects and programmes through research, feedback mechanisms and the application of best practices.
  12. Manage donor trips and external monitoring.
  13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Peace Studies, Conflict Resolution, International Development, Law, International Relations or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or
  • University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.


  • Experience implementing and managing stabilization, reintegration, recovery, development and/or durable solutions projects in a post-crisis volatile setting;
  • Experience in conflict sensitive and gender sensitive programme implementation;
  • Experience in resource mobilization, project development, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Experience in facilitating and coordinating capacity building trainings;
  • Strong budgeting and general analytical skills and familiarity with financial management;
  • Experience in handling sensitive situations (fraud, PSEA) and cultivating productive partnerships;
  • Working experience in the DRC is a distinct advantage; and,
  • Experience in working with programming related to mental health and psychosocial support(MHPSS) is a distinct 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 and French is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of either a local language, Swahili, 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.


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 08 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 23.02.2023 to 08.03.2023

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 50 Project Manager (Return, Reintegration and Recovery (RRR)) (P3) Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo (57985752) Released

Posting: Posting NC57985753 (57985753) Released

Posting Channel: Internal Candidates

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