Ended Project Assistant (Global Fund)

The Job

 Open to Internal and External Candidates

Position :  Project Assistant (Global Fund)

Organizational Unit :  Migrants Health Programme Unit ( GF )

Duty Station :  Yemen, Sana’a

IOM Classification :  G 4

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

SVN No. :  SVN2019-046

Estimated Start Date :  As soon as possible

Closing Date :  Wednesday 20, March 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.

OM 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.

Organizational Context and Scope:

Working under the overall supervision of the Head of Migration Health Unit and the  direct  supervision  of  the  Project Manager of Global Fund Middle East Response (MER) Project, the incumbent will be responsible for providing standard support in the implementation of Global Fund MER project in Yemen. In particular, he/she will:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Support MER project in terms of organizing activities and field missions,  file  document  from  national  programs,  support in organization of training and raise   PRF.
  2. Communicate and  consult  with supervisor on any administrative issues with the  respective  government  authorities for     a  proper  response.
  3. Carry out arrangements for international staff field  visits,  support  of  visa,  arranging  the  meeting  with  government  staff
  4. Provide the necessary administrative internal follow-up  and  archive  documents  related  to  all  official  documents  related to training, visas, supervision   visits
  5. Coordinate with procurement and logistic units for the procurement of office supplies and equipment required for national programmes.
  6. Prepare and track procurement documents for approval by the Project Manager, SRMO/COM and Procurement Officer including following up on orders’ payments with the Finance Unit.
  7. Coordinate with national programmes (the Sub-Recipients) mainly for the procurement of items required for the programmes including follow up for confirmation of  delivery.
  8. Prepare payments requests  as received from the field/ National Programs coordinate with the relevant units to get   the needed approvals and maintain records within the framework of the project and IOM.
  9. Support the organization, logistics and coordination of meetings, workshops, and training events
  10. Support all project daily administrative  activities
  11. Perform other duties as required.

Required Qualifications and Experience


  • University Degree / Certificate in Business Management, Office Management, Public Administration with two years professional experience in the same capacity, or
  • High School diploma with four years of relevant   experience


  • Minimum Four years’ experience (Two years for University Degree Holders) in related field, carrying out tasks in an independent manner within tight deadlines;
  • Experience and ability to deal with government officials in a professional manner; Experience organizing training and  meetings  with  governmental  staff;  Experience  in  project  management  and  administration;  Organizational and Time Management Skills; Communication, Inter personal and Negotiation    Skills;

Languages English and Arabic

Required Competencies

  • Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms
  • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and   stakeholders
  • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others
  • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
  • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services
  • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.
  • Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility.
  • Professionalism - displays mastery of subject    matter.
  • Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.
  • Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions.
  • Resource Mobilization - establishes realistic resource requirements to meet IOM needs.


  • 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

by Wednesday 20 March, 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 “SVN2019/046 Sana’a, Project Assistant (GF) – G4 “

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

Posting period: From 07.March.2019 to 20.March.2019

  • Employer: IOM
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 7 March 2019
  • Deadline: 20 March 2019