Project Manager (Shelter and WASH)

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Gaziantep, Turkey
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
5-7 Years
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Under the overall supervision of the Head of Sub-Office East, Southeast, Mediterranean (ESEM) Region, and the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Coordinator, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for the technical and programmatic oversight and implementation of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), shelter repair and rehabilitation operations for cross border operations working from Turkey and implemented inside Syria. The focus will be on ensuring holistic settlement approaches, including close coordination with other IOM programmes including camp management to support site decongestion, and representation in shelter and WASH clusters. The role will require significant work on partner capacity building in distribution, programme and construction management.

Core Functions / Responsibilities

1. Contributes towards development of IOM’s overall response strategy, as well as developing sector specific response plans for shelter, settlements and WASH.

2. Manage the overall implementation of the WASH and Shelter interventions to guarantee that scope, budget, time and quality are in accordance to the different projects specifications, donor requirements and IOM rules and regulations.

3. Lead the design process and oversee compliance of technical specifications for the implementation of IOM shelter and WASH activities outside of camps.

4. Coordinate with protection, livelihoods, Non-Food Item (NFI) and Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) teams to support populations as they move from sites to repaired and rehabilitated buildings and shelters. Work closely with Humanitarian Needs Assessment Programme (HNAP) team to ensure that data on those moving to repaired / rehabilitated shelters is adequately tracked and feeding into the operational response.

5. Establish and implement strict risk and remote management protocols, ensuring adherence of Implementing Partners to IOM rules and standards. Ensure close technical supervision and regular monitoring and audit of Implementing partners. Establishing monitoring contracts for works as required, keeping a close watch on potential fraud or diversion.

6. Develop and implement training curricula for partners in distribution, construction project management and technical components of shelter rehabilitation.

7. Represent IOM in shelter and WASH clusters.

8. Provide procurement plan for required Shelter and WASH programming, to Head of Sub-Office (HoSO) and other relevant management, including specifications for all items with guidance from Global Shelter & settlements/CCCM/WASH Support units in Geneva.

9. Establish partnerships with respective clusters, local authorities and national/international non-governmental organizations tasked with service delivery at displacement sites.

10. Ensure a sound financial management of projects to guarantee alignment with internal and donor requirements. Ensuring that the budget lines are respected and monitor burn rates for the effective use of the funds.

11. Ensure relevant appropriate data and information management required for tracking the implementation of IOM’s projects are in place and effectively share with relevant departments for coordination and reporting.

12. Ensure appropriate and timely resource mobilization for the successful implementation of the different Shelter and WASH projects. Proactively identify project development opportunities, new funding sources, new thematic areas of technical intervention and strategic partnerships that would promote the expansion of the WASH and Shelter portfolio. Liaise effectively with donors at local and regional level to advocate for adequate funding to sustain the WASH and Shelter programme. 

13. Develop proposals together with project development unit and provide inputs for financial and narrative reports on Shelter and WASH operations as required by IOM, humanitarian and donor counterparts.

14. Perform such other duties as may be assigned. Required Qualifications and Experience: Education • Master’s degree in Architecture, Civil Engineering or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or • University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.


• Proven technical experience in shelter/WASH operations preferably at a managerial level, in emergency and conflict environments;

• Professional technical experience in construction and humanitarian shelter and WASH operations;

• Excellent Monitoring and Evaluation Skills; Managerial Skills; Organizational Skills; Accuracy; Ability to work with limited supervision;

• Delivers on set objectives in hardship situations;

• Effectively coordinates actions with other implementing partners;

• Works effectively with Donors, local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the broader community to advance country office or regional objectives;

• Has significant Shelter technical experience to guide and lead the Shelter and WASH project teams. 


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Arabic, French and/or Spanish is an advantage.

Desirable 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 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. Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

• Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential. • Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.

• Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.


Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile. Page 3 / 4 Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation. The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible. Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

How to apply 

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 28 February 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement. For further information, please refer to: In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.