National Programme Officer(Wad Halfa) – IOM

OrganizationInternational Organization for Migration
Position TitleNational Programme Officer – (WASH) & Basic Infrastructure
Duty StationWad Halfa.
Type of AppointmentOne-year fixed term with possibility of extension.
Estimated Start DateAs soon as possible
Closing Date: April 10, 2024

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and
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. Internal and external candidates are
eligible to apply for this vacancy. For the vacancy, internal candidates are considered
first-tier candidates.

Sudan is currently witnessing a conflict that has been ongoing for more than six months. The conflict led
to the fleeing of the Sudanese population and migrants to different states as well as neighboring countries
seeking protection and humanitarian services. IOM Sudan suspended its operation in Khartoum and
started the operation from and established an IOM office in Port Sudan. IOM is currently providing
lifesaving assistance to the vulnerable population of IDPs, migrants and host communities in
different states.
The affected population is facing protection issues as the needs are high and the situation is dire in the
gathering sites. IOM on the ground is responding to the increasing needs programmatically as well as
Under the general guidance of the Chief of Mission (COM) and Head of Programs and under direct
supervision of the Programme Coordinator (WASH) the National WASH & Basic Infrastructure Officer
will be coordinating recovery & emergency response WASH and Basic Infrastructure activities in target
locations including IDP camps, rural settings, gathering sites and settlements nationwide. The incumbent
will assist in ground coordination of national staff while backstopping in close collaboration with the WASH
program coordinator. S/he will be additionally responsible for the following:

  1. Contribute to the development and execution of the WASH strategy/response plan for IOM in
    alignment with the overall emergency response plan of the organization.
  2. Participate in the tender evaluation process including assessment of bidders’ qualifications,
    competency and\ experience, in analyzing & reviewing the quoted unit rates and specifications against engineering estimates and specifications. Work closely with RMU, Logistics and Procurement units in Port Sudan for contracts management; closeout procedures and final payments to the contractors.
  3. Assist WASH Coordinator in drafting periodic technical reports on various aspects of projects
    including but not limited to work progress, financial, quality control, schedule compliance and
    technical proposals. Provide technical inputs and information for the development and
    execution of a WASH and basic infrastructure strategy for integrated Humanitarian Response
    and Transition (HRT) responses in alignment with the overall mission and program strategy
    for the country.
  4. Undertake field visits to rehabilitation/reconstruction/enhancement WASH & Basic Infrastructure
    project sites to monitor, evaluate and supervise the activities implemented by
    partners/contractors and take necessary action to achieve quality standards of engineering
    design. Follow up with procurement and Resource management to facilitate procurement
    efforts for supplies and services.
  5. Liaise with local authorities, WASH sector and implementing partners at various levels to
    coordinate WASH activities for IDPs and new emergencies in target locations. Ensure that
    any needed operational agreement or authorization from the local authorities is convened to
    guarantee project stability and good relations with the local government.
  6. Coordinate the implementation of activities required for the successful completion of WASH &
    Basic Infrastructure projects for communities, returnees and IDPs following closely the donor(s)
    requirements and the directions of the WASH Coordinator.
  7. Monitor activities are performed in accordance with the specifications in the project proposal and
    notify in time on issues of any relevant change request. Also, adhere to the project work plan
    (project schedule) as shared by the WASH Coordinator and inform of any delay or workaround
    required for the timely completion of activities. Follow-up project budget according to internal and
    donor requirements and follow relevant budget lines.
  8. Ensure effective and active communication with all the stakeholders. Prepare and submit
    regular progress reports to the WASH Coordinator indicating progress, constraints and
    requirements for project completion. Ensure that project data and information are archived and
    shared appropriately.
  9. Engage communities in project planning, implementation, and monitoring with the support of
    community mobilizers and hygiene promoters, to facilitate participation, involvement
    and contribution of the targeted communities for the completion of planned activities.
  10. Provide inputs and documentation for the preparation of project proposals. Contribute to
    contingency planning for possible WASH & basic Infrastructure emergency response.
  11. Prepare and or review technical specifications, BoQs, and drawings of the WASH infrastructure planned to be implemented as necessary to guarantee the quality of the output and alignment with donor requirements. Assess technically the progress of the project(s) under supervision to ensure that compliance of outputs to planned targets is achieved.
  12. Supervise and coordinate the implementation of WASH and basic infrastructure activities, such
    as community centers, irrigation canals, drainage systems, markets, feeder roads, culverts,
    earth embankments etc, in support of IOM’s emergency and transition programme, checking
    that budget, time and quality are by project specifications, donor requirements
    and IOM rules and regulations. Bring issues to the attention of the supervisor.
  13. Monitor the project implementation by performing regular visits to the areas of operation,
    and ensure that materials are being properly utilized and that WASH items are effectively
    distributed to the beneficiaries. Follow up the schedule with contractors and prepare and sign
    completion certificates.
  14. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience


  • Master’s Degree degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Architecture, Public Health, or a related field from an accredited academic institution, or
  • University degree in the above fields with two years of relevant professional experience.
  • Being registered with a professional body in Sudan is an added advantage.


  • Experience in humanitarian/development programs.
  • Experience in coordination and implementation of WASH and basic infrastructure, including
    contract management and in support of emergency response, recovery, community
    stabilization and transition.
  • Experience in the design and/or implementation of interventions that include addressing
    behavioral change for the promotion of hygiene practices about water and sanitation
    activities, reporting and staff management.
  • Practical experience in using PRISM and experience in budget management.
  • Good knowledge and experience in working with the community, local partner agencies and government counterparts.
  • Work experience in logistics/ operation and return projects is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of economic and social development.
  • Familiarity with the UN system in Sudan.


  • Strong skills in communication and leadership.
  • General skills in using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, AutoCAD and Outlook.

Fluency in Arabic and English is required (oral and written).

Required Competencies

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these 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 – Behavioral 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 of 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 – Behavioral 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
    leadership and professional potential.
  • Empowering others: Creates an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best
    and develop their potential.
  • Building Trust: Promotes shared values and creates an atmosphere of trust and honesty.
  • Strategic thinking and vision: Works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and
    communicates a clear strategic direction.
  • Humility: Leads with humility and shows openness to acknowledging own shortcomings.


  • Any offer made to the candidate about this vacancy notice is subject to the availability of funding.
  • IOM has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate against HIV/AIDS status.
  • This position is open to ONLY Sudanese nationals.
  • Vacancy closes at 23:59 local time in Khartoum, Sudan on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their Resume via email: [email protected] , by
April 10, 2024, at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
Include the code: VN 10 2024 in your email subject.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Posting period:
From 27.03.2024 to 10.04.2024
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.

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