Annex 3: VN 2018/09

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.


I. Position Information

Position title


 Type of Contract

Duty station

Country Program Coordinator for USAID DAR project in Uzbekistan 


UG (equivalent G6)

Uzbekistan/ IOM Central Asia

Reporting directly to

CT Programme Coordinator

Overall supervision by

Chief of Mission/Head of Office

Managerial responsibility

USAID DAR project, Uzbekistan’s part 

Directly reporting staff



II. Organizational Context and Scope

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and under the direct supervision of the CT Programme Coordinator, the Country Program Coordinator will be responsible for oversight, co-ordination and implementation of USAID DAR project activities in Uzbekistan, including assistance to the Sub-regional office for Central Asia in liaising with relevant project’s stakeholders and partners, communicating with relevant staff of the regional, sub-regional offices and the headquarters. Well aware of and understands the position of IOM on various issues and during public events and discussions with project’s stakeholders and partners, s/he upholds the IOM position and ensures it is properly communicated to the external audience.   Country Program Coordinator must have the ability to coordinate with other donor programs on rights and dignity and seek synergies and complementarities to maximize results.

III. Responsibilities and Accountabilities



  • Collects and provides necessary information and assists in planning, organizing and developing all aspects of the USAID DAR project.
  • Contributes to and/or prepares other project development activities.
  • Assists with in-house coordination among the different sections/programmes in the mission.
  • Assists in managing, monitoring, oversight and support of the timely implementation of the USAID DAR project and keeps the COM/Programme officer informed on the status of implementation of the project; organizes the filing system of the project and monitors project inventories and supplies. Prepares terms of references, and forms for proper implementation of project: purchase requisition forms, goods receipt forms, expert evaluation forms and requests for payments.
  • Evaluates and improves the planning, programming, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of project.
  • Assists the Mission in fundraising and publishing activities, maintenance of continuous dialogue with the donors to facilitate a coordinated approach to project implementation. Identification of project partners and stakeholders.
  • Keeps track of mission’s compliance with project reporting requirements and contribute to and/or draft periodic and annual project reports on activities.
  • Supervision of the budgetary implementation of the project in coordination with financial staff.
  • Establishes and maintains the liaison with relevant governmental, non-governmental entities as well as other international organizations and local NGOs on project issues.
  • Establishes and maintains close working relationship with print media, television, radio and news agencies for public information and promotion of the project activities.
  • Assists in the planning, coordination and arrangements for successful conduction of the project events such as seminars/conferences, meetings, presentations, and others.
  • Attends official meetings, appointments and travel.

Other duties

  • Assists with translations, and/or acts as interpreter/translator when necessary
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the COM or supervisor.



IV. Competencies


The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following behavioural and technical competencies





  • Accepts and gives constructive criticism
  • Follows all relevant procedures, processes, and policies
  • Meets deadline, cost, and quality requirements for outputs
  • Monitors own work to correct errors
  • Takes responsibility for meeting commitments and for any shortcomings

Client Orientation

  • Identifies the immediate and peripheral clients of own work
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with clients
  • Identifies and monitors changes in the needs of clients, including donors, governments, and project beneficiaries

Continuous Learning

  • Contributes to colleagues' learning
  • Demonstrates interest in improving relevant skills
  • Demonstrates interest in acquiring skills relevant to other  functional areas
  • Keeps abreast of developments in own professional area



  • Actively shares relevant information
  • Has excellent writing, communication and negotiation skills;
  • Able to establish and maintain working relationships with NGOs, government institutions, and other national/international partners;
  • Has excellent analytical and organizational skills;
  • Able to produce programme related reports, statements and/or projections;
  • Is an excellent team-player; strong skills of independent work;
  • Able to work under pressure and in tight deadlines.
  • Clearly communicates, and listens to feedback on, changing priorities and procedures
  • Writes clearly and effectively, adapting wording and style to the intended audience
  • Listens effectively and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience

Creativity and Initiative

  • Proactively develops new ways to resolve problems

Leadership and Negotiation

  • Convinces others to share resources
  • Presents goals as shared interests

Performance Management

  • Provides constructive feedback to colleagues
  • Provides fair, accurate, timely, and constructive staff evaluations

Planning and Organizing

  • Sets clear and achievable goals consistent with agreed priorities for self and others
  • Identifies priority activities and assignments for self and others
  • Organizes and documents work to allow for planned and unplanned handovers
  • Identifies risks and makes contingency plans


  • Masters subject matter related to responsibilities
  • Identifies issues, opportunities, and risks central to responsibilities
  • Incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation
  • Persistent, calm, and polite in the face of challenges and stress
  • Treats all colleagues with respect and dignity
  • Works effectively with people from different cultures by adapting to relevant cultural contexts
  • Knowledgeable about and promotes IOM core mandate and migration solutions


  • Actively contributes to an effective, collegial, and agreeable team environment
  • Contributes to, and follows team objectives
  • Gives credit where credit is due
  • Seeks input and feedback from others
  • Delegates tasks and responsibilities as appropriate
  • Actively supports and implements final group decisions
  • Takes joint responsibility for team's work

Technological Awareness

  • Learns about developments in available technology
  • Proactively identifies and advocates for cost-efficient technology solutions
  • Understands applicability and limitation of technology and seeks to apply it to appropriate work






  • Delivers on set objectives in hardship situations;
  • Effectively coordinates actions with other implementing partners; Works effectively with local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the broader community to advance country office or regional objectives;





V. Education and Experience

Country Program Coordinator should have relevant experience in managing similar programs, with a minimum of 3 years in a management position. Proposed candidates should also have demonstrated analytical and research skills, excellent negotiation skills, consensus building and leadership skills, technical experience directly related to the proposed work.

  • University degree
  • Computer literacy
  • Knowledge and experience with international organizations/UN


VI. Languages













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 and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications to email, by November 22, 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.