National Officer (MECR) (Ref: VN#TR/2023/188)

IOM Ankara
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Vacancy Notice Number:


Position Title:

National Officer (MECR)


One Year Fixed Term Contract (NOB)- with possible extension

Duty Station:

Ankara - Türkiye


Turkish Nationals

Deadline of Applications:

26 May 2023

Number of people to be hired:



Internal & External


General Functions:

IOM Türkiye is developing a Migration, Environment and Climate Change Portfolio, which requires technical expertise in the climate change field. To provide that technical guidance, IOM is seeking a National Officer to guide to manage staff falling under projects within that portfolio. IOM Türkiye is also seeking an incumbent to support programme development and donor liaison efforts, particularly in the scope of migration, environment, and climate change.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission, the direct supervision of the Deputy Chief of Mission, and in close coordination with the Programme Support Unit, the successful candidate will coordinate  Migration, Environment, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction (MECR) portfolio development and implementation and support the Programme Support Unit by facilitating procedures related to partnership strategies and programme development and support the development and implementation of climate change-related projects.  The National Officer role will be involved but not limited to (1) MECR programme and (2) PSU focused.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate the overall implementation of MECR projects including the oversight of the financial, logistical, administrative and technical aspects in accordance with IOM’s policies, practices and global standards as well as relevant requirements, guidelines and grant agreements.
  2. Monitor project implementation according to the work plan; document and evaluate results; identify the causes of deviations and bottlenecks and recommend and implement corrective actions.
  3. Promote and contribute to the integration and mainstreaming of gender, protection, human rights and other pertinent cross-cutting issues into programme implementation.
  4. Develop monitoring, evaluation, and reporting tools, in close coordination with the MEAL Unit. Contribute to information management including awareness raising and visibility, press releases, website updates and other relevant information-sharing materials. 
  5. Identify potential areas for project development and contribute to the development of new projects by selecting and summarizing background information, assessing the local context and drafting segments of project proposals.
  6. Participate in the development and adjustment of methodologies, contingency plans, approaches and standard operations procedures to respond to emerging challenges in the county through a consultative process with other relevant parties in the office.
  7. Coordinate the elaboration and dissemination of reports for donors, government and other relevant stakeholders ensuring timely submission and compliance with donor and IOM requirements.
  8. Liaise and coordinate with government entities, implementing partners, United Nation agencies, civil society, donors and other stakeholders.
  9. Plan, develop, organize and deliver capacity building activities to build capacity of staff, partners, government officials, and other humanitarian actors.
  10. Participate in relevant conferences, working groups, workshops, steering committees, working groups, and other forums
  11. Provide technical support to the Programme Support Unit in review of projects for environmental sustainability.
  12. Provide support to other programmes on the inclusion of environmental sustainability approaches and practices.
  13. Supervise, train, and guide project staff.
  14. Undertake duty travel as required related to project implementation and monitoring.
  15. Perform other related duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree in political or social Sciences, International Relations, Development Studies, Migration Studies, Human Rights, Law or related fields from an accredited academic institution with four years of relevant professional experience; or,
  • Master’s degree in the above-mentioned fields with two years of relevant professional experience;



  • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, national/international institutions, United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations;
  • Experience working in the field of climate change, environment and sustainable development;
  • Experience in working in the field of migration management;
  • Prior work experience with international humanitarian organizations, non-government or government institutions/organization in a multi-cultural setting is an advantage.
  • In-depth knowledge of climate change, environment, sustainable development, and migration-related subject areas.
  • In-depth knowledge of UN and bilateral donor programming.
  • In-depth knowledge of project development.
  • Excellent research, analysis, and reporting skills.



  • Fluency in Turkish and English is required.


Required Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:


  • Inclusion and respect for diversity:

Shows respect and sensitivity towards gender, culture, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, political conviction and other differences.

• Encourages the inclusion of all team members and stakeholders while demonstrating the ability to work constructively with people with different backgrounds and orientations.

• Promotes the benefits of diversity; values diverse points of view and demonstrate this in daily work and decision making.

• Challenges prejudice, biases and intolerance in the workplace.


  • Integrity and transparency:

Upholds and promotes the Standards of Conduct and Unified Staff Regulations and Rules.

• Delivers on commitments; manages the organization’s resources reliably and sustainably.

• Embraces and encourages transparency, balancing this with the need for discretion and confidentiality as appropriate.

• Maintains impartiality and takes prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour.

• Does not abuse one’s position and acts without consideration of personal gain. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns.


  • Professionalism:

Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter and willingness to improve knowledge and skills.

• Seeks to raise professional standards in self and others through daily work and activities.

• Adapts quickly to change and is decisive and versatile in face of uncertainty.

• Shows self-control and persistence when faced with difficult problems and remains calm in stressful situations.

• Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines, and achieving results.


Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

  • Teamwork:

• Fosters a sense of team spirit by developing a shared understanding, accountability, and enthusiasm for the team’s work.

• Displays a high level of cultural awareness, sensitivity to different ways of working and leverages individual strengths in order to build a better team.

• Shares credit for team accomplishments and ensures that the contribution of others is recognized.

• Helps create a positive team spirit, putting aside personal considerations to help the team achieve its goals.

  • Delivering results:

•Produces high-quality results and workable solutions that meet clients’ needs.

• Anticipates constraints, identifies solutions and takes responsibility for addressing critical situations.

• Monitors own and others’ work in a systematic and effective way, ensuring required resources and outputs.

• Aligns projects with Organization’s mission and objectives and demonstrates a good understanding of the impact of team’s and own work on external and internal counterparts.

  • Managing and sharing knowledge:

•Disseminates and shares knowledge openly and actively contributes to knowledge/network communities for topics relevant to area of expertise.

• Encourages knowledge-sharing across units/departments and ensures that knowledge is captured, recorded and disseminated appropriately.

• Builds networks for the effective communication and exchange of knowledge and ideas and puts others into contact with various sources of knowledge.

• Contributes to an environment that is conducive to innovation and learning.

  • Accountability:

• Proactively seeks responsibility in delivering towards the goals of the Organization.

• Plans and organizes work with a clear and deliberate focus, ensuring commitments are easily identified and progress is widely communicated.

• Stands by the actions of team or department, publicly accepting ownership.

• Takes responsibility of own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable

  • Communication:

•Speaks and writes clearly and effectively.

• Seeks to share information with others, with due respect for diversity and the confidentiality of specific sensitive information.

• Listens and seeks to understand without bias and responds appropriately.

• Shares information and keeps others up to date; actively seeks others' views and ideas and respects their contribution.


Managerial Competencies[1] – behavioural indicators level 2

  • Leadership:

• Assigns responsibilities fairly and manages performance, taking account of individual strengths, workloads and interests.

• Is inclusive in decision-making and actively seeks feedback from team members and colleagues in order to identify opportunities for improvement.

• Takes sound and timely managerial decisions that are consistent with the Organization's vision and purpose.

• Establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of stakeholders to understand needs and gain support.

  • Empowering others and building trust:

•Delegates appropriately to make the most of others’ talents, clarifying expectations and allowing autonomy in important areas while providing necessary support.

• Encourages others to take responsibility for their performance; promotes ownership, responsibility and accountability for desired results at all levels.

• Creates an atmosphere of trust and confidence in which others can talk and act without fear of repercussion.

• Gives proper credit to others, shows appreciation and rewards achievement and effort.

  • Strategic thinking and vision:

•Aligns own actions to the Organization’s vision, values and mandate.

•Translates strategic direction into short and medium-term plans and objectives for own team; revises objectives to reflect changes in organizational goals.

• Identifies key issues/priorities in complex situations and how they may be related to one another.

            • Clearly communicates links between the Organization’s strategy and the work unit’s goals.



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

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

Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

This is a local position and applications from candidates for non-Turkish citizens holding a valid residence permit residing in Türkiye might be considered.

Please be advised that female candidates are highly encouraged.


How to Apply:

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application including the most recent CV with a cover letter in English with contact details (name, position, phone and e-mail details) of three references by indicating  name of the position applied with its VN number in the subject line of the e-mail to or to IOM Birlik Mahallesi Sehit Kurbani Akboga Sokak No:24 Cankaya, Ankara by the end of 26 May 2023.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


[1] As applicable.


Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.
With 165 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, 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 works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.
The IOM Constitution recognizes the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement.
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