Ended Field Assistant (T&R)

The Job

Open to Internal and External Candidates

Position  : Field Assistant (T&R)

Organizational Unit :Transition and Recovery (T&R)

Duty Station : Yemen, Marib

IOM Classification : M 3 – MPH Contract

Type of Appointment  : MPH Special Short-Term (SST) Graded Contract, 6 Months (Renewable)

SVN No. : CFCV2019/137

Estimated Start Date  :  As soon as possible

Closing Date : Monday 14 Oct 2019

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 to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates


Working under the overall supervision of the Head of Sub Office and Senior Programme Coordinator (T&R), and the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Assistant (T&R), Marib, the incumbent will support the direct implementation of Transition and Recovery activities in respective governorate through continuous engagement with local stakeholders and oversight over project activities.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain close communication with different stakeholders, including with community leaders and local officials, to initiate and implement the projects in target communities;
  2. Participate in discussions and collective decision-making processes with communities on beneficiary selection, delivery of support, establishment of different committees and community groups;
  3. Facilitate different community level meetings, and organize training sessions, workshops, communication platforms, and other social mobilization and capacity building activities;
  4. Support in carrying out project assessments, surveys, and monitoring activities with target communities; assist in   data collection, collation and analysis.
  5. Support in carrying out consultations with beneficiaries and other stakeholders to ensure that Transition and Recovery interventions align with the context and needs in target communities; document minutes and notes from stakeholder consultations.
  6. Participate in assessments  of eligibility  of beneficiaries  for different support within  the programme according  to set criteria; maintain beneficiaries’ records and compile short stories, case studies, and reflections from targeted beneficiaries;
  7. Promote equitable participation and representation of women and men, including different vulnerable groups, in community consultations and project implementation;
  8. Support the implementation of community-based social cohesion building activities;
  9. File and document all community-based activities including different forms, both in hard and soft versions. Take  and properly document quality photographs from all activities and events;
  10. Provide regular updates on changing needs and context in target communities;
  11. Foster an atmosphere of solidarity and unity within the beneficiaries; and adhere to the principles of ‘Do no Harm’ throughout the project implementation process;
  12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in social science


  • Minimum three (3) years (one year for University Degree holders) of professional experience in the implementation and management of community mobilization and/or social cohesion building projects.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of relevant NGO experience at the governorate level.
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure.
  • Strong experience in carrying out stakeholder consultations, supporting needs assessments and surveys.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish working relations with target communities and project team.
  • Excellent knowledge of local context

Languages English and Arabic

Required Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:


  • 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 1

  • 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.


Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Only candidates residing in the country of the duty station within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered.

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

Female with the above qualifications are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Interested  candidates  are  invited  to  submit  their  applications  via  email to  hrdeptsanaa@iom.int indicating position applied on subject line by Monday 14 Oct 2019

In order for the applications to be  considered  valid, IOM only accepts applications with  a cover letter not  more than  one  page specifying the motivation for application, with a subject line: SVN2019/136. Marib Field Assistant (T&R) M3

All applications should include a functional email address, mobile numbers and detailed curriculum vitae (CV).

Posting period: From 01. Oct.2019 to 14. Oct.2019

  • Employer: IOM
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Ma'rib
  • Posted on: 1 October 2019
  • Deadline: 14 October 2019