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International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Child Care Assistant

Duty Station: Doha, Qatar

Classification: General Service Staff, G-2

Type of Appointment: One Year Fixed Term, with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 16 July 2024

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. 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.


As an important function of its mandate, IOM is the Cluster Lead Agency for Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) for disaster-induced displacement situations under the 2005 IASC Humanitarian Reform. Although the position being advertised is not a CCCM position for a disaster response, IOM’s experience as Cluster Lead for CCCM remains relevant for programming at Camp As Sayliyah (CAS) in Doha, Qatar. In line with the commitments to the global Call to Action on Protection Against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Emergencies, IOM has been working to improve GBV prevention and risk mitigation in emergency operations worldwide, including in responses devoted to the Afghan evacuee population.

Under the overall supervision of the Community Engagement Officer, and the direct supervision of the Project Officer (Facility Services), the Project Clerk/Childminder will be responsible for supporting the Community Engagement Unit activities in CAS, Qatar by providing childcare to children of applicants, with the following duties and responsibilities:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1. Support Community Engagement Unit’s activities by providing childcare services to applicant children while their family member(s) or guardian(s) participate in sports and leisure activities related to the Community Engagement Unit in CAS, QATAR.

2. Provide compassionate, age-appropriate and safety-sensitive childcare to children ranging from infants to age 10.

3. Carry out basic learning activities and games designed for a wide range of ages, including activities and games related to the process of resettlement and life in resettlement countries.

4. Safeguard all materials in designated childcare areas, including toys, books, learning materials, posters and furniture. Alert the Project Assistant, Project Management if childcare materials are damaged or missing, and keep the Project Assistant, Project Management informed of ongoing material needs.

5. Maintain a clean and safe childcare environment by tidying designated childcare areas throughout the workday and assisting cleaning staff members with vacuuming, dusting and removing garbage as needed.

6. Provide applicant children with food and water as needed, ensuring they are consumed in a safe and hygienic manner.

7. As requested during time periods when no childcare is needed, assist CE Unit’s staff members with non-childcare activities such as sports activities, women gym, women center, and other engagement in building-410.

8. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience


  • Completed High School degree or secondary education from an accredited academic institution with 2 years of relevant professional experience.


  • Two years of relevant experience working with children.
  • Experience in carrying out daily learning activities for children.
  • Experience in maintaining the facilities and equipment in excellent condition.
  • A Valid Qatar ID (QID).
  • Currently living in Qatar.


  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Efficient in using Microsoft Offices (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to organize.
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision.



For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written)


Working knowledge in either Pashto, Dari, Farsi and Arabic is desirable.


Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (

Required 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.
  • 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 level 1

  • 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.

For further information and other job postings, you are welcome to visit our website: IOM Careers and Job Vacancies

How to apply

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM will only accept applications received through IOM’s Recruitment Platform. You can access this vacancy announcement at the following link:

Internal Candidates: View the internal job posting

External Candidates: View the external job posting

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via Oracle not later than 16 July 2024

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

No Fees: IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training, or other fee).

Posting period:

From 02 July 2024 until 16 July 2024.


This position is open to all nationalities. IOM Qatar will facilitate the work visa and residency permit requirements for the selected candidates.


Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment.

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