Tuesday, November 17, 2009

IOM, Project Manager (Disaster Risk Reduction), Deadline November 27, 2009.

Position Title : Project Manager (Disaster Risk Reduction)
Duty Station : Dili, Timor-Leste
Classification : Official, Grade Equiv. P2
Type of Appointment : Special, six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : December 01, 2009
Closing Date : November 27, 2009

Reference Code : SVN 2009 / 30 (O) – INT

General Functions

Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and with the
support of the National Programme Counterpart, two National Field Staff and National IT
Officer, the successful candidate will manage, oversee and guide the AusAID-funded IOM
Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Project.
In particular he/she will:

  1. Develop and implement work plans and activity schedules. Oversee and refine the
    budget and logistics management framework. Develop a risk management matrix,
    performance management (including collection of baseline data and performance
    indicators) and capacity development framework.
  2. Provide secretariat support to the Project Steering Committee (PSC) including
    preparation of guidelines for the operations of the Committee and informing
    members about meetings, maintaining meeting records and action items, etc.
  3. Assist the Office of the Secretary of State for Social Assistance and Natural
    Disasters (SoS SAND) and the National Disaster Management Directorate (NDMD)
    to implement policies and plans in particular the National Disaster Risk Management
    Policy. Establish, strengthen and support institutions mandated under the policy.
    Coordinate disaster risk management among government agencies and support
    disaster risk management at the sub-national level.
  4. Assist the Office of the SoS SAND and NDMD with the improvement of systems and
    processes for administration, work-planning and tracking, financial management,
    human resource management, information management and performance
  5. Oversee and monitor implementation of the Flexible Community Based Disaster Risk
    Management (CBDRM) Fund. Develop guidelines for the disbursement of the fund.
    Coordinate with the SoS SAND, NDMD, the Community Based Disaster
    Management Working Group, IOM and the PSC to facilitate its disbursement.
  6. Provide advisory and capacity building support to the SoS SAND and NDMD
    including mentoring and support for staff in carrying out day-to-day activities. Perform
    personnel management functions such as recruitment, work allocation and
    performance management.
  7. Coordinate with national and international stakeholders operating in the area of
    disaster management including representatives of government agencies,
    humanitarian and development agencies and non-governmental organizations to
    ensure that IOM activities integrate effectively with other DRR programmes.
  8. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Desirable Qualifications:

Education and Experience

·         University degree preferably in Political or Social Science, Business Administration,
International Relations;

·         three years experience in institutional strengthening, capacity  building and the provision of advisory support in the public sector in a developing country

·         demonstrate expertise in disaster management with particular focus on the
strengthening the capacities of local governments;

·         knowledge of the Timor-Leste
context an advantage.

  • Good writing, communication and negotiation skills; ability to prepare clear and concise
  • sound knowledge of project implementation and management;
  • strong strategic and creative thinking;
  • strong interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • ability to supervise and lead a team effectively in order to achieve desired goals;
  • demonstrated capacity to adapt experiences, tools and approaches developed in other
    settings to the local context; with proven capacity to balance the needs of the project with
    the priorities as set and developed by government counterparts;
  • ability to maintain effective working relationships with government authorities, national and international organizations and project partners;
  • personal commitment, efficiency, flexibility, open management style and drive for results;
  • demonstrated gender awareness and gender sensitivity;
  • ability to work effectively and harmoniously within a team and with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds;
  • good level of computer literacy.


Thorough knowledge of English. Knowledge of Tetum, Portuguese, and/or Bahasa
Indonesia an advantage.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment
system, by November 27, 2009 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
For further information, please refer to: http://www.iom.int/jahia/Jahia/pid/165
In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly filled
in and submitted with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application

in your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.
Posting period:

From 13.11.2009 to 27.11.2009