Project Manager (Community Stabilization)

Maungdaw | Yangon

Position Title : Project Manager (Community Stabilization)

Duty Station : Maungdaw, Myanmar

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3

Type of Appointment : Special term graded, Nine months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 18 April 2016

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and 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 tier candidates:

1. Internal candidates

2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Benin, Bahamas, Botswana, Belize, Cabo Verde, Czech

Republic, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Israel, Iceland, Cambodia, Comoros, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Maldives, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Suriname, El Salvador, Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Vanuatu, Samoa


Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and the direct supervision of the Programme Manager (Emergency, Preparedness and PostCrisis), and in close coordination with the Regional Emergency and Crisis Specialist, the selected candidate will be responsible for the programmatic, financial, administrative, and technical oversight of Community Stabilization for Northern Rakhine State” Project, as well as the general oversight and implementation of other IOM projects in Northern Rakhine State.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Undertake overall project management of the Community Stabilization for Northern Rakhine State Project, including liaison and coordination with various implementing partners, project stakeholders and communities; ensure timely reporting to donors and be responsible for the overall management of the IOM Office in Maungdaw.

  2. Provide guidance and technical support to all personnel involved in the project, including Project Officers, consultants, and community outreach workers, to ensure that goals are achieved and services delivered in a timely and efficient manner.

  3. Collaborate closely with the international humanitarian and development community, existing and potential donors, and local government counterparts; ensure that project activities are carried out in line with agreed work plans and programme strategies; Warrant strict implementation of "Do no Harm" principles and conflict sensitivity approaches throughout the project and initiate adjustments as required; ensure that a resilience perspective forms an integral part of overall programme approach and implementation.

  4. Carry out field visits to project sites; meet beneficiaries and community stakeholders; obtain feedback on the effectiveness and impact of programme interventions at different stages of the project; adjust strategies and work plans in line with monitoring findings; take other corrective measures, as necessary; make arrangements for programme evaluation, if required.

  5. Assist the respective Programme Managers in planning, developing and monitoring the effective implementation of IOMs other operations (DRR, safe migration, emergency response, DTM, and CCCM) in Northern Rakhine State, and ensure that IOM's project implementation is in line with national policies and strategies.

  6. Support IOMs engagement on contingency planning, coordination with affected communities and local government, and if necessary, the operational side of resettlement activities, whilst supporting the coordinated approach to returns to places of origin for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

  7. In coordination with the Chief of Mission (COM) and the Programme Managers, develop and maintain regular and constructive liaison and communication with the State/Regional Government, Township and Village authorities; participate in meetings and related forums in Northern Rakhine State.

  8. Report to and update the Programme Manager (Emergency, Preparedness and Crisis Unit) and COM on progress of implementation; flag operational constraints and risks; propose risk mitigation strategies and take corrective actions; provide analysis and updates on the general humanitarian situation in Northern Rakhine State, when requested.

  9. Plan and implement measures to ensure staff safety and security in line with relevant policies and guidance of IOM and UNDSS, working closely with Yangon office and Security Focal Point.

  10. In coordination with the Resources Management Officer (RMO), plan and monitor budget utilization; ensure that expenditures and financial commitments stay within approved budget limits; propose corrective measures in financial management, when necessary.

  11. Undertake duty travel as required.

  12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Masters degree in Law, Political Science, Human Rights, 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 in project management specifically in the humanitarian field relating to migration, returnees, refugee, IDP issues, stabilization and recovery, showing increasing levels of responsibility;

• Experience in work in a challenging or remote environment;

• Willingness to travel up to 50% of the time to field locations and work in a diverse cultural environment;

• Experience in implementing projects in fragile and conflict political settings;

• Experience in implementation of "Do no Harm" based projects is a distinct advantage.


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Myanmar language (Burmese) is an advantage.


  1. Appointment is subject to funding confirmation.

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.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM Recruitment system, by 18 April 2016 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 recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 05.04.2016 to 18.04.2016

Requisition: SVN 2016/31 (P) Project Manager (Community Maungdaw,Myanmar

(54757712) Released

Posting: Posting NC54757713 (54757713) Released

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: IOM - International Organization for Migration
  • Location: Maungdaw | Yangon
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social studies
    • Social studies
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Public Administration - Restructuring
    • Public Administration - Restructuring
    • Civil Society
    • Civil Society
  • Closing Date: 2016-04-18

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