Project Assistant (Community Resilience and Peacebuilding) - 3 positions


Reference No: SVN/MZ10/2021/049

Position Title: Project Assistant (Community Resilience and Peacebuilding)​ - 3 positions

Duty Station: Pemba, Mozambique

Classification: General Service, Grade: G-5

Type of Appointment: Special Short-Term Graded Contract, 6 (six) months with the possibility of extension.

Report to: National Programme Officer​ (CRP)

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 14 September 2021


The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Migration Agency is a dynamic and growing inter-governmental organization, with 172 member states.  IOM is committed to the principle that “humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society”. Established in 1951 and now active in over 440 field locations worldwide, IOM works with partners, government and civil society to promote international cooperation to address operational challenges of migration and mobility, assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems, and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people. IOM addresses the migratory phenomenon from an integral and holistic perspective, including links to development, in order to maximize its benefits and minimize its negative effects.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. For the purpose of this vacancy, the following internal candidates who meet the eligibility criteria are considered as first-tier candidates:

  • Internal candidates on regular or fixed-term contracts should meet the minimum time in post requirement of eighteen months or more at the time of the closing of the SVN.
  • The minimum time in post requirement is six months for such internal candidates who are incumbents of a position being advertised or confirmed for discontinuation.
  • Internal candidates on short-term contracts should meet the minimum time in post requirement of six months or more at the time of the closing of the SVN.

In addition, all applicants should meet eligibility requirements for languages, education and work experience requirements stipulated in the SVN.

IOM-Mozambique is building a new portfolio of activities designed to improve community resilience and reduce the drivers of conflict and displacement in Cabo Delgado. These activities will seek to build social cohesion and develop livelihood options for marginalized groups. The activities are planned to be implemented across multiple villages and districts, and will require significant coordination, networking, and liaising responsibilities in addition to technical, operational and management oversight.

Under the overall supervision of the Programme Manager (CRP) and direct supervision of the National Programme Officer (CRP), the incumbent will support the implementation and monitoring of the peacebuilding portfolio and support the coordination of work of a team of field staff, which will require significant travel.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

1. Liaise and coordinate with community agents in assigned communities.
2. Provide assistance in implementing and monitoring the day to day implementation of the project in assigned communities.
3. Support the preparation of trainings to community members.
4. Assist in monitoring and evaluation processes, including data entry and conducting monitoring visits.
5. Produce regular update reports on field activities.
6. Assist the National Project Officer in monitoring and notifying the Program Manager of all potential/emerging risks associated with the project.
7. Undertake duty travel as required;
8. Organize internal and external field visits
9. Guide, train and assist in coordinating work of field staff.
10. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited academic institution in a relevant field with at least three years of relevant experience, or;
  • Completed High School degree from an accredited academic institution, with 5 (five) years of relevant professional experience.


  • Experience managing large teams in a humanitarian or development context is required.
  • Experience working and communicating with communities and community leaders required.
  • Experience in livelihoods or income generation work is highly desirable.
  • Experience with conflict prevention, mediation or psychosocial counselling is highly desirable.

• Excellent planning and organizational skills are required, including the ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.

• Excellent communication and negotiation skills.

• Ability to present clear and concise information is required.


Fluency in English and Portuguese both oral and written is a must. Knowledge of local languages is an advantage. 

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

  • 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.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, verification of Education certificate and security clearances.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications in ENGLISH, with:

  1. Cover letter, clearly specify suitability and availability date;
  2. Detailed curriculum vitae, including historical salary, skype user ID, phone number and minimum three referees (preferably former direct supervisors).

Please submit your application by email to [email protected], indicating the reference code above [NAME, SVN/MZ10/2021/049 – Project Assistant (Community Resilience and Peacebuilding)​as subject. The deadline for applications is 14 September 2021.

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

Only applicant who meets the above qualification will be considered

Posting period:

From 31.08.2021 to 14.09.2021



Duty Station: 
Pemba, Mozambique
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021