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Posted on 09 Mar, 2023
Closing on 22 Mar, 2023

Job Description

Open to Internal and External Candidates

  • Position: FIELD ASSISTANT (Engineering)
  • Organizational Unit:  Engineering
  • Duty Station: Yemen, Marib
  • IOM Classification: M 3
  • Type of Appointment: Third Party Contracted (TPC) MPH Contract, 6 Months (With a possibility of renewal)
  • SVN No.  : CFCV2023.026
  • Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
  • Closing Date: Wednesday, 22 March 2023

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.

Organizational Context and Scope:

Working under the overall supervision of the Technical Officers (ESU) and the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Assistant (Engineering), the Field Assistants (Engineering) will directly support and provide humanitarian assistance to persons in need. In particular s/he will:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1.    Support the team by undertaking regular rapid and/or in-depth assessments across Marib (and other governorates as required) including through house to house assessments, IDP sites, set locations, at reception centres or through focus group discussions as required.
2.    Support in conducting assessments and surveys of sites, collecting information on overall services available, including WASH, health, protection, shelter, among others covering the basic needs of the population.
3.    Support in verification of beneficiaries as required, and in coordination with the Programme Assistant.
4.    Contribute to distributions as and when required to IDPs, returnees, host communities, migrants and other individuals
selected for assistance under IOM’s various assistance programs, if and when required.
5.    As guided by the Programme Assistant, support in monitoring disbursements of funds and financial service providers, ensuring assistance provided is as per agreed amounts.
6.    As necessary, support other teams with assessments, including the preparations of the assessment tools and focus group sheets and post distribution monitoring activities. 
7.    Assist other Project assistants as and when required in the implementation, distribution and monitoring of IOM’s other
Engineering/CCCM/SNFI emergency response activities.
8.    In coordination with the PA, prepare and submit field and progress reports including recommendations for improvement of project implementation.
9.    Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience


  • University Degree/Certificate in Civil Engineering or related discipline, or an equivalent combination of academic and training.


  • Minimum Three Years’ Experience (01 Year for Bachelors Degree holders) in the humanitarian sector preferable and working with vulnerable individuals.


  • Demonstrated ability to maintain accuracy and confidentiality in performing responsibilities.
  • Reporting Skills;
  • Ability to pay dose attention to details and work with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent computer skills especially Ms Office and SAP.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability" to work effectively and harmoniously within a team


  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required.

Required Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following competencies:

VALUES - All IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these five values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.
  • 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.
  • Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
  • Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.

CORE COMPETENCIES - Behavioural indicators – Choose a level.

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 actions
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, national of the country with automatic right to live and work in the country, and security clearances.
  • Females with the above qualifications are encouraged to apply.As part of the application process, all candidates, regardless of the type or duration of the contract, must disclose any known relative who works for IOM or is engaged with IOM in any capacity.
  • Non-compliance with the relative disclosure requirement can constitute a basis for withdrawal of offer of employment, or if the employment has begun, terminating the employment contract and/or disciplinary action.

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