Project Officer (JIAF)

Closing date

Position Title : Project Officer (Joint Intersectoral Analysis Framework)

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, nine months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 12 May 2021

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, 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 work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at www.iom.int/diversity.

Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.

For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:

  1. Internal candidates

  2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People's Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.


The Joint Intersectoral Analysis Framework (JIAF) is a methodologically new approach to analyzing the multiple needs of populations in crisis. The JIAF reflects an important evolution in the humanitarian community’s ability to systematically and transparently identify the most vulnerable populations, where they are, the combination of needs they face, and their severity.

The JIAF was designed with the objective of providing a solid evidence-base to inform humanitarian responses, and to facilitate the prioritization of donor’s financial resources to populations and localities where intersectoral needs are the most severe. It was developed through a highly consultative process led by a multi-agency technical body comprising of specialists from UN Agencies, Global Clusters, donors, NGOs, academia, private sector, other related needs analysis stakeholders (e.g. the Integrated Phase Classification for Food Security), and supported by a multi-agency steering committee Version 1.0 of the JIAF was endorsed by the IASC for its provisional use in the 2021 Humanitarian Programme Cycle (HPC). In 2020, twenty-seven countries piloted coordinated needs-analysis, planning and monitoring, using JIAF 1.0, resulting in the production of JIAF-informed Humanitarian Needs Overviews (HNOs) and Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs). The JIAF methodology will continue to be reviewed, adapted and strengthened based on the learnings of JIAF 1.0, and an independent review, which will take place in May 2021.

A small Project Management Unit [(PMU)], funded by SIDA, was established in 2021, to lead the coordination of the JIAF henceforth. The PMU has initially been established as an independent body, which is administered by IOM, and physically housed in OCHA Geneva. The PMU coordinates with all JIAF stakeholders (clusters, UN Agencies and NGOs) as it advances the development of the project, and is responsible for delivering an ambitious two year workplan which includes the external review of the JIAF by an academic institute, the development of a revised and strengthened methodology (JIAF 2.0), the testing of this new methodology, and the eventual institutionalization of JIAF across the humanitarian system (training, capacity development, quality assurance).

Funding for the PMU, and the institutionalization of the JIAF is available until 01 April 2022, and the PMU is (re)engaging donors and potential partners, to ensure that the JIAF is sufficiently resourced and has the required political buy in from senior stakeholders, to continue to develop and institutionalize the JIAF.

Under the overall supervision of the Director, Department of Operations and Emergencies, administrative supervision of the Senior DTM Coordination Manager, direct supervision of the JIAF Project Manager, and in close collaboration with the Joint Intersectoral Analysis Group, the successful candidate is responsible for coordinating the implementation of a comprehensive communications plan, contributing to the development of internal and external communications materials, and providing support in relation to monitoring, evaluation and reporting. Given the JIAF’s status as an interagency tool, s/he will facilitate the internal exchange of material and information among the direct stakeholders involved in the development and application of the JIAF (such as UN agencies, NGOs, global clusters and some donors) and external outreach to other stakeholders.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  1. Draft project updates, reports and other communications products for subsequent submission to donors and senior stakeholders.

  2. Monitor progress against the global implementation plan, and update the plan as required.

  3. Maintain a library of project documentation, and coordinate the drafting of the theory of change, risk logs, project proposals, info notes and other project documents as required.

  4. Coordinate the implementation of an independent evaluation of the JIAF for learning (mainly) and accountability purposes.

Communication outputs and channels

  1. Draft, monitor and implement an internal and external communications plan for the JIAF, closely liaising with other agencies and partners.

  2. Apply audience-tailored communication channels to disseminate technical guidance material and capacity strengthening packages.

  3. Apply communication mechanisms to help raise awareness, collect information for a repository of reference material including lessons and good practices, and encourage the use of available resources as well as of technical support for field users.

  4. Participate in meetings and workshops as appropriate to provide information on the use of the JIAF.

  5. Maintain the content of the external JIAF website.

Technical development of the JIAF

  1. Support the preparation, editing and visualization of technical guidance material and capacity strengthening packages to facilitate the application of the JIAF within countries.

  2. Assist in delivering the capacity development plan.

Knowledge management and coordination

  1. Support the coordination of the JIAG and various technical groups through note taking, coordinating feedback on key documents, etc.

  2. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master's degree in communications, international development, social science, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or,

• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.


• Previous experience in working with the UN and/or donor governments essential;

• Previous experience in project coordination, monitoring, and evaluation and/or supporting communication for humanitarian affairs, programmes, or other related area, including experience writing donor briefings, reports and/or proposals essential;

• Previous experience working on humanitarian needs assessments and/or analysis highly desirable;

• Experience working in multi- agency project contexts desirable;

• Experience in Results Based Management highly desirable.


• Understanding of the humanitarian programme cycle;

• Understanding of project management life cycles, budgeting and monitoring tools;

• Knowledge of graphic design applications such as InDesign a distinct advantage.


IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.

External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of French.

For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written).

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.



Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (https://whed.net/home.php).

Required Competencies:

Values - all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

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 2

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.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.


Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

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

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members.

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

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 12 May 2021 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment

Posting period:

From 29.04.2021 to 12.05.2021

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.

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