Programme Manager (Emergency and Post Crisis (EPC)) - IOM in Timor-Leste

Position Title : Programme Manager (Emergency and Post Crisis (EPC)) 
Duty Station : Dili, Timor-Leste
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3
Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, nine months
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible 
Closing Date : 25 January 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'Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Luxembourg; 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; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second Tier Candidates Include

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states. 

Timor-Leste, a Small Island Developing State (SIDS) is vulnerable to hazard related shocks such as floods, droughts and landslides as well as to cyclical climate events. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Timor-Leste supports the strengthening of institutional capacity for disaster risk reduction in Timor-Leste, including disaster preparedness at national, municipal and local levels. In addition, IOM along with United Nations (UN) agencies are supporting national counterparts to adequately prevent, mitigate and safely respond to the needs of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the context of natural disasters. Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM), in close coordination with relevant units at the IOM Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) and IOM Headquarters (HQ), the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for managing, coordinating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating projects that are within the Emergency and Post Crisis Portfolio (EPC) of the Country Office (CO), as well as other potential future activities within the EPC portfolio.

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  1. Manage, supervise and coordinate all aspects of IOM Timor-Leste's EPC programme, in line with IOM and donor requirements, including day-to-day management of all projects in the portfolio, overseeing and coordinating the work of all project staff members, including project planning and implementation response to emergencies where applicable, operations/logistics, procurement, and financial/budgetary planning, and representation of IOM to government and donors. Exercise quality control over project outputs as well as all ensuring compliance with all procedures and ensure proper follow-up as necessary.
  2. Manage and oversee the work of staff and technical consultants assigned to the EPC unit of the CO to facilitate successful implementation and delivery of relevant programmes, support in strategic expansion of the unit.
  3. Exchange information and develop schedules, arrangement and methods required for project formulation, implementation management and thematic training and workshops for government authorities, implementing partners, project staff and donors as required.
  4. In close consultation with CoM and the Emergency and Post Crisis Regional Thematic Specialists (RTS) at ROAP, lead and provide technical support the CO’s coordination across IOM’s multi-sector approach to Camp Coordination / Camp Management cluster (CCCM) as well as DRR/DRM/GBV related technical working groups.
  5. Provide advice, analysis and input to the CoM and relevant stakeholders on all issues that may arise on the projects being managed to maximize the impact of the project and identify further areas of cooperation in the field of EPC in Timor-Leste.
  6. Lead and conduct comprehensive consultation with the government, and other supporting stakeholders, on Disaster Risk Management with an emphasis on coordination and capacity building of Institutions and communities; represent IOM as Shelter Cluster lead, Early Warning Systems Working Group; GBV Working Group; identify IOM activities and funding needs for EPC in Timor-Leste.
  7. Under the leadership of and in close coordination with the CoM, support donor outreach and engagement, including maintaining awareness of IOM’s sector expertise and maintaining and developing relationships with key partners on upcoming funding opportunities relevant to the thematic area.
  8. Oversee, develop and deliver capacity building on Emergency and Post Crisis, in line with current and future projects in Timor-Leste.
  9. Support the CoM and other relevant staff in CO to ensure integration of disaster risk reduction, environmental and climate change issues relevant to IOM’s mandate and programming in the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2021-2025 (UNSDCF) for Timor-Leste.
  10. Ensure the timely submission of reporting on projects, including ad hoc, monthly, interim, quarterly, annual and end-of-project reports. Prepare a variety of reports, data and analyses to meet the CO’s and the donor’s reporting requirements.
  11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications And Experience :

  • Master’s degree in Disaster Risk Management, Environmental Engineering, Human Geography, Development Studies, Political Science, 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.


  • Prior experience in project development, management, implementation and evaluation of DRR, environment or other resilience-building programming in crisis and/or post crisis settings, for example in the areas of energy services, natural resource management, disaster preparedness, stabilization, displacement, early waning and disaster risk assessment;
  • Previous experience in managing project staff required;
  • Experience in an international level with specialized international agencies (United Nations Agencies, International Organizations, and/or International Non-Government Organizations) preferred;
  • Experience working with national and local governmental authorities and donors, as well as with both local and international partner institutions and civil society organizations;
  • Prior experience in working in humanitarian settings including emergency response especially CCCM is desirable;
  • Experience in project development, project management, and/or project monitoring and evaluation in the field of emergencies, disaster risk management or other related technical projects;
  • Strong experience and technical knowledge on disaster risk reduction;
  • Experience working with international organizations, non-governmental or government agencies is preferred;
  • Prior experience in the area of work related to disaster induced displacement is advantageous. 
  • Computer literacy especially data base tools.
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team of colleagues of varied cultural and professional backgrounds.
  • Proven ability to produce quality work accurately and concisely according to set deadlines
  • Strong sense of honesty and principles, and commitment to IOM’s work in general and DRR/DRM/GBV services in particular.
  • Knowledge of UN and bilateral donor programming is advantageous.


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 is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Portuguese, Tetum and/or Bahasa Indonesia is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.


Required Competencies:

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 innovate.
  • 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 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

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 25 January 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.

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Posting Period

From 12.01.2022 to 25.01.2022

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 accounts.

Requisition: SVN 2022 12 Programme Manager (Emergency and Post Crisis (EPC)) (P3) Dili, Timor Leste (57345992) Released
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