Project Assistant (Community Engagement Animator)

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International Organization for Migration

Position Title : Project Assistant (Community Engagement Animator)

Duty Station : Doha, Qatar

Classification: General Service Staff, G-4

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. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at

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; Barbados; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo

(the); Cook Islands; Dominica; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Holy See;

Iceland; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Madagascar;

Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Namibia; Nauru;

Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas;

Tonga; Tuvalu; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

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


The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. As the leading international organization for migration, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration management, advanced understanding of migration issues, encourage social and economic development through migration, and uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants of affected by the ongoing emergency.

Under the overall supervision of the Community Engagement Officer and direct supervision of the Project Facility Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for supporting Community Engagement programmes within the area of responsibility as below context:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1. Assist the Facility Officer and Community Engagement Assistants in delivering community engagement activities, including Community sports & Leisure activities.

2. Suport with the implementation of Social Cohesion activities and enhance existing social cohesion activities for Adults and Children including people with disabilities.

3. Effectively work with community volunteers – in person and through various online platforms – to ensure seamless coordination and cooperation.

4. Provide technical knowledge and support on arts and crafts, games and other fun activities beneficial to the community.

5. Assist with organizing and facilitating community meetings, workshops, focus group discussions to gather feedback, address concerns, and provide relevant information.

6. Provide field-based reporting related to Community Engagement.

7. Support with scheduled activities, cultural celebrations, community events, and the disseminating of key information and advocacy messages to the guests.

8. Facilitate youth community mobilization, organize youth coaching and mentoring sessions in ways that allow for a transfer of skills and facilitate peer to peer knowledge generation.

9. Provide support as required for the implementation of other elements of field team activity including those related to livelihoods.

10. Participate in the continuous monitoring and evaluation of the program at the different phases of intervention.

11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience


· University degree in Social Sciences or equivalent from an accredited academic university or institute with a minimum of two (2) years relevant working experience or;

· Completed high school diploma with at least four (4) years of relevant experience.


· Experience working for the United Nations, an official mission, Events organisation, non-governmental organization or relevant government department a distinct advantage.

· Excellent knowledge and skills in art and crafts, resilience building, events planning.

· Strong work ethics and commitment to humanitarian principles.

· Demonstrated ability to draft and prepare clear and concise formal correspondence and project reports.


  • Good communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Capacity to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from various cultures and professional background
  • Ability to work independently, with flexibility
  • Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal skills.


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


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


Working knowledge Dari, and Pashto is an advantage.


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

Required Competencies


· Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

· Maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

· Demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

· Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.

· Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 1

· Develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

· Produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

· Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

· Takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.

· 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 Online Recruitment Platform.

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.

How to apply

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

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