National Project Officer (Gender) – OIM

Resumen del empleo


I. Position Information

Position title National Project Officer (Gender)
Position grade  NOA
Duty station CO – San Pedro Sula
Position number VN 008 2022
Job family Return and Reintegration
Organizational unit Return and Reintegration Assistance for Migrants and Governments (RR)
Is this a Regional, HQ, MAC, PAC, Liaison Office, or Country Office based position? Country Office
Position rated on 9 May 2022
Reports directly to Sub Regional Project Coordinator
Number of Direct Reports 4

II. Organizational Context and Scope

The Northern Central American countries (NCAC) present structural socioeconomic conditions that have historical driven the irregular migration of millions of people. Thousands of them return year after year. Upon return to their communities, returned migrants, especially women and girls face difficulties and gaps in achieving sustainable reintegration.

In addition, NCAC face important challenges in providing support and protection to women and girls on the move and reducing the negative impacts of involuntary migration and forced displacement. The increasing and constant demand for assistance and protection and the pressure on available services due to the changing dynamics of human mobility difficult the type, availability and coverage of specialized services and support mechanisms with gender approach for women and girls.

To provide an adequate response, the project “Empowering Women and Girls affected by Irregular Migration and Forced Displacement in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras” funded by the Government of Canada seeks to contribute to the well-being of vulnerable women and girls in the context of human mobility through participation initiatives, promoting their economic autonomy, employment skills, self-resilience, capacity building and their access to gender-specific services and protection mechanism.

The project seeks to strengthen cooperation with civil society and grassroots organizations recognizing their importance as relevant actors in the assistance and support of women and girls and its efforts to contribute reduce the drivers of high-risk human mobility, to prevent and respond to forced displacement and its differentiated impact on women and men. In addition, the action will contribute to progressively transform the conditions that perpetuate discrimination, gender inequality and a lack of respect for the rights of women and girls in the context of human mobility.

All this will be done in close partnership with the relevant national and local state and non-state actors who will promote the strengthening of community resilience and regulatory frameworks for the approach and awareness to prevent violence and address the most urgent and high-impact requirements of the governments of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to reduce the drivers of high-risk migration and forced displacement and facilitate return, reintegration or international protection to women and girls with an integrated gender and humanitarian-development perspective.

The National Project Officer will be responsible of coordinating the implementation of the project, in Honduras.

III. Responsibilities and Accountabilities

1.     Plan, coordinate, implement, monitor, and evaluate all projects activities in Honduras, in coordination with the project staff in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, in accordance with the work plans, the courses of action established in the project documents and in strict coordination with the Sub Regional Project Coordinator of the Canadian funded project.

2.     Conjointly with national project focal points from UNHCR and the Development Officer of the Canadian Embassy, engage national authorities in direct dialogue to support the implementation of the project.

3.     In close coordination with the IOM Sub Regional Project Coordinator the National Project Officer will be responsible of coordinating and act as the Secretariat of the Project Committee, to be established together with UNHCR and the Canadian Embassy, and which will be responsible of ensuring the coherence and coordination of the overall programme, as well as of providing political and technical guidance for its implementation.

4.     Monitor the operations of the implementing partners to ensure proper implementation and reporting of activities and financial matters.

5.     Provide technical inputs to working documents, studies, and technical reports as required in the framework of project activities on the topics of migration, protection and reintegration with a gender approach.

6.     In collaboration with national project focal points produce, consolidate and assist in the collection of inputs for narrative and financial reports as required.

7.     In collaboration with financial unit elaborate financial reports, as well as needed updates and other requests of information.

8.     Work in close coordination with Resource Management Officers and with the Sub Regional Project Coordinator of the project to monitor the expenditure rate of the projects and monitor the use of the budget

9.     Plan and implement capacity-building and awareness-raising activities  for authorities, civil society organizations, IOM staff, and other stakeholders, as part of the supporting actions foreseen in the project.

10.  Promote and facilitate the inclusion of a rights-based approach, gender-based and child protection approach in all the strategic, programmatic and operational documents and activities of the project.

11.  Conjointly with local governments and civil society organizations to promote the establishment and development of local mechanisms for dialogue and gender and youth empowerment and participation aimed at promoting sustainable reintegration and SMAPS.

12.  Sensitize and strengthen the capacities of relevant governments to mainstream gender in their policies, strategies and interventions, including through the strengthening of their capacities to provide services and programs for the assistance and protection of women and girls and especially GBV survivors.

13.  Strengthen the Governments and civil society organizations capacities to collect, analyse and use gender data on migrants and internal displaced people

14.  Support local institutions and community-based organizations to improve their capacities to provide services and programs for the assistance and protection of women and girls, especially GBV survivors.

15.  Contribute to knowledge management processes as well as the organization and maintenance of files.

16.  Undertake regular duty travel related to project implementation, monitoring, assessments, and evaluation.

17.  Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

IV. Required Qualifications and Experience


·        Master’s degree in International Affairs, Political Science, Law, Human Rights, Development Studies or a related field from an accredited academic institution; or

·        University degree in the above fields with two  years of relevant professional experience according to the position.



·        Relevant experience in projects related to migration, GBV, policy development and implementation of social projects.

·        Relevant experience working with women, girls, LGBTQIA+ people, youth, especially people in vulnerable conditions.

·        Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, other national and international institutions, and NGOs.

·        Experience in the areas of social and humanitarian work or working with international cooperation and international humanitarian organizations will be an advantage.


·        Project management and results-based management.

·        Develop of project proposals and resource mobilization.

·        Capable to use own initiative and work under pressure with a minimal supervision.

·        Capable to achieve results in difficult situations.

·        Good handling of data processing programs, Excel, Access, Word, Power Point as well as other programs from the Office package and other systems.

V. Languages


(specify the required knowledge)

Fluency in English and Spanish (oral and written).  

VI. Competencies

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

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

  • 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 and 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.