Site Development Operations Officer (Engineer) – International Organization for Migration – Cox’s Bazar

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

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

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 21 February 2018

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 environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

1. Internal candidates

2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Maldives, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa


Site Development is an operational unit of the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Programme in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The unit is integral to the Rohingya Refugee Response implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with funding from various international donors. The Site Development Unit activities include site planning, medium-complexity infrastructure projects, primarily roads, bridges and health facilities and various types of site rehabilitation works, including drainage, pedestrian access, earth stabilisation and installation of solar street lighting throughout the camps and ‘out of camp’ sites in Cox’s Bazar District, Bangladesh.

Under the overall supervision of the CCCM Programme Manager and direct supervision of the Site Development Coordinator, the successful candidate will assist the implementation of the programme, including but not limited to engineering design and construction support for new site development works; existing site enhancement works and small to medium scale community building projects.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Assist the Site Development Coordinator on technical aspects of IOM construction work in the specified technical area, including assessment, design, bill of quantity (BoQ) calculation, work scheduling, tendering, technical specification, monitoring and evaluation, and contract administration.
Draft civil designs for small to large scale areas, with the guidance of the Programme Engineer. Civil designs to include (but not limited to), drainage, hydraulic analysis, culvert design, large scale cut/fill, quantity take offs, retaining wall and road design.

Undertake regular field visits to all ongoing construction project sites and take necessary action to achieve quality standard of engineering design.

Contribute to the management of construction projects to ensure quality completion is on time and within budget by utilizing and applying professional skills and knowledge in project management and stakeholder engagement.

Report on various aspects of projects, including financial, technical, and schedule compliance.

Provide guidance on quality control and other technical areas to the technical support staff in the field.

Assist with the development and implementation of design standards, monitoring mechanisms, quality assurance mechanisms, and construction specifications in respective technical fields.

Participate in the tender evaluation process including assessment of bidders’ qualifications, competency, and experience, and in analysing and reviewing the quoted unit rates against IOM-prepared cost estimates.

Ensure accurate record keeping, construction inspections, and quality audits. Ensure that drawings and records of actual quantities maintained are kept up to date and variations and addendums are issued correctly.

Provide necessary information and documentation for the preparation of project proposals for IOM to contact potential donors and/or government agencies. Contribute to operational planning for emergency preparedness and response and hazard mitigation / disaster risk reduction initiatives.

Perform management support activities for multiple construction projects in many remote locations by working with multi-disciplinary projects teams consisting of architects, engineers, construction managers, construction contractors, cash-for-work groups and non-profit implementers in planning, organizing and implementing projects.

Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Public Administration 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.


• Experience in camp rehabilitation and site development, civil design, direct construction supervision, contract administration, surveying and leveling, quantity surveying;

• Experience with International Organizations and/or NGOs is an advantage;

• Experience working within the region an advantage;

• Experience in building structural design, computer aided drawing, and common engineering-related software is a plus.


Fluency in English is required.

Desirable Competencies:


• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;

• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;

• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;

• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;

• Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;

• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

• Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.


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.

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. 9


Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 21 February 2018 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.

Posting period:

From 08.02.2018 to 21.02.2018

Requisition: SVN2018/35(P)-SiteDevlpmntOprtnsOfficr(Eng)(15Post)(P2)-CoxsBazar,Bangladesh

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