Programme Support Officer, Agent de soutien au programme, Yaoundé, IOM

Programme Support Officer, Agent de soutien au programme, Yaoundé, IOM

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Position Title : Programme Support Officer

Duty Station : Yaoundé, Cameroon

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 : 09 March 2022

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; Cuba; Curaçao; Fiji; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana;

Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s

Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Luxembourg; Madagascar;

Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; 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.


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. This is a call for interested candidates for the

position of Program Support, Project Development, Project Reporting and Monitoring Officer in

Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission in Cameroon, the Programme Support

Officer will provide programmatic support to the Mission, with a focus on project development

support, communication and reporting.

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Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Provide support to IOM Cameroon’s ongoing programmes (Humanitarian Assistance, Peace

Building and Recovery and Migration Management), looking at opportunities for the

complementarity of individuals projects, activities and research initiatives.

  1. Provide support to individual emergency and stabilization projects and initiatives when

required, as well as linking the analysis of outcomes and outputs to a budget analysis with the

development of spending plans.

  1. Liaise regularly with the Resources Management Officer to facilitate smooth financial

reporting that is in accordance with a clearly defined budget narrative.

  1. Support the Chief of Mission in donor relations and liaison with the organisation for briefings

and presentations and well as the preparation of transversal analysis and snap-shot documents

as needed.

  1. Contribute to the development of concept notes and project proposals in accordance with

IOM’s goals, guidelines, policies and standards while focusing on existing country opportunities

and the IOM Mission in Cameroon’s strategy.

  1. Provide technical inputs to support the development and drafting of the mission’s new country

strategy in line with organisational documents as well as the strategy’s roll-out, engagement with

partners and implementation and review.

  1. Develop reporting, information-sharing and communication templates, protocols and tools in

coordination with the different project teams to facilitate and improve the internal sharing of


  1. Help to improve knowledge management in the mission.
  2. Help to strengthen the overall strategy of monitoring and evaluation in close coordination with

the monitoring and evaluations assistant.

  1. Provide technical inputs and information to support the various Regional Program Managers

in developing new activities foreseen by the programmes. This will also include supporting the

national coordinators in developing locally those regional initiatives.

  1. Support the Program Managers in establishing and maintaining strong partnerships with

Government entities, UN agencies and other stakeholders, including the continued roll-out of

IOM Cameroon’s communication strategy in collaboration with the missions Communications


  1. Monitor project deadlines, financial and narrative reporting requirements in accordance with

IOM Rules and Regulations and donor requirements, including the completion of flexibility


  1. Support in reporting on programme status, impact and response to specific issues to a

variety of audiences, including media, and through various formats.

  1. Participate in IOM and UN meetings and the preparation of reports when requested.
  2. Organize external and internal evaluations and research initiatives of individual projects, as


  1. Support the Chief of Mission and the program teams in sharing information with other IOM

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Missions as well as within the Organization, by drafting periodic operational emails when


  1. Support the development of the strategic engagement with the European Union, including

through collaborative analysis relative to programme strategic reporting, building partnerships

and supporting the dialogue with the Government.

  1. Undertake site visits and duty travel as required.
  2. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Development, Political, International Relations, Governance or Social

Sciences 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.


  • Previous experience in working with an international organization;
  • Previous experience in donor liaising and communication strategies;
  • Understanding of IOM’s internal financial rules and procedures.


  • Knowledge and understanding of programmatic development and integrated approaches to

project development ;

  • Knowledge and understanding of M&E and reporting tools;
  • Ability to adapt M&E and reporting tools to work effectively with local authorities, stakeholders

and beneficiaries;

  • Strong reporting skills;
  • Good knowledge of information management and data visualisation;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools and other related softwares.


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 (French,

Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

For all applicants, fluency in English and French is required (oral and written).

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:

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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


  • 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.

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


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

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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:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment

system, by 09 March 2022 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

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 24.02.2022 to 09.03.2022

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


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