Deadline: 29 July, 2021

Location: Niamey, Niger

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has announced a vacancy for the role of Programme Officer (Engineer).

Established in 1951, IOM is a related organisation of the United Nations that works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners in promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all.


  • Contribute technical inputs for the development and execution of the WASH/basic services strategy/response plan for IOM in alignment with the overall community stabilisation programme
  • Check that assigned project(s) activities meet intended scope, time and budget as per the project’s work plan as designed by the programme manager
  • Provide necessary information and documentation to the community stabilisation programme manager, supporting the preparation of project proposals
  • Actively assist in the coordination of donor visits
  • Prepare and or review technical specifications, BoQs, drawings of the WASH and basic infrastructure planned to be implemented, as necessary, in order to facilitate the quality of the output and alignment to donor requirements
  • Technically evaluate the progress of the assigned project(s) to facilitate the achievement of outputs to planned targets
  • Contribute to the monitoring of project(s) budget according to internal and donor requirements
  • Adhere to the guidelines provided by the community stabilisation programme manager regarding the use of budget lines for the project(s) activities
  • Supervise and coordinate the work of relevant staff and provide inputs to help resolve team conflicts
  • In close coordination with the procurement and logistics unit, coordinate and monitor project(s) procurements in line with approved community stabilisation programme manager’s specifications or BoQs to facilitate the procurement and delivery of the required materials and items to the respective sites in a timely manner
  • Follow up on the schedule with contractors and prepare and sign completion certificates as delegated
  • Work closely with the administrative units of IOM to help with contract management, close out procedures and final payments to the contractors
  • In close coordination with the community stabilisation programme manager, liaise with the WASH cluster, other WASH agencies, government authorities/entities and any other relevant stakeholder to help coordinate IOM WASH activities and avoid duplication, violation of national regulations or contravention of operational agreements set by the humanitarian community at the country level.
  • Check that all relevant permits and authorisations are obtained from the local authorities for project stability and good relations with the local government
  • Under the direction of the community stabilisation programme manager, coordinate the implementation of activities with IOM support units and check that inter-sectoral activities/approaches are planned and coordinated with the respective units/programme
  • Maintain an effective and active communication with all the stakeholders
  • Make sure that the relevant and necessary information is transmitted on a timely manner upstream to the community stabilisation programme manager and downstream to the members of the engineering team under supervision
  • Monitor the project implementation by performing regular visits to the areas of operation and record relevant data for further analysis
  • Ensure that all the project data and information is archived and shared appropriately
  • Draft and submit regular progress reports to the community stabilisation programme manager, indicating progress, constraints and requirements for project completion
  • Facilitate the integration of cross-cutting issues in the community stabilisation programming such as GBV, accountability to affected populations (AAP), environment and other cross-cutting issues of relevance


  • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geology, or a related field with two years of relevant professional experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience will be accepted in lieu of the above requirement
  • Experience in the implementation of community stabilisation activities in developing countries, preferably in countries facing humanitarian crises and in support of emergency responses
  • Experience in the design and implementation of WASH and basic infrastructure, including contract management
  • Experience in the implementation of activities that include the promotion of hygiene
  • Excellent monitoring and evaluation, managerial, and organisational skills
  • Ability to work with limited supervision

To apply and for more information, click here.

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