Position Title : Infrastructure Coordinator
Duty Station : Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3
Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 30 November 2023
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 www.iom.int/diversity.
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; Saint Lucia; Solomon Islands; Suriname;
The Bahamas; Tonga; Tuvalu; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu
Second tier candidates include:
All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.
The violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar, which began on 25 August 2017 has driven more than
seven hundred thousand Rohingya across the border into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The large
influx of Rohingya is placing tremendous stress on the resources inside and around the refugee
camps, with far-reaching impacts on biodiversity, agro-forestry, water sources and air quality.
Compounded by climate change, these impacts are generating new disaster risks which
threaten lives and livelihoods of both the refugees and host communities in an already fragile
environment and displacement setting.
To help address these issues, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Cox’s Bazar
is implementing projects to support the local government in enhancing the resilience capacities
of host community and Rohingya refugee population in Cox’s Bazar and in Bangladesh in
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Cox’s Bazar is among the poorest districts of Bangladesh. It is also highly vulnerable to
disasters brought about by the annual monsoon and cyclone seasons. The infrastructure and
public buildings in Cox’s Bazar were in a desperate condition even before the refugee influx.
The recurring disasters, lack of proper maintenance and limited funding have worsened the
condition of these infrastructures and public buildings. IOM in Cox’s Bazar seeks to help in
addressing this need by working with the local government authorities in improving critical
infrastructure needed to improve the delivery of basic services to the host communities.
The Infrastructure Unit is an integral part of the Rohingya Refugee Response of IOM in Cox’s
Bazar. The Unit works with the IOM thematic programmes in planning and implementing small
to medium scale infrastructure projects both in the camps and in the host communities. Its
activities include planning, designing, and supervising the construction of projects such as
primary roads, bridges, health and community facilities, drainages, pedestrian access, earth
stabilisation and installation of solar energy.
Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Chief of Mission for Emergencies and under the
direct supervision of the Head of Humanitarian Assistance & Operations, the Infrastructure
Coordinator will work with the thematic programme managers in planning, implementing,
supervising/monitoring and evaluating the progress of small to medium scale infrastructure
projects of IOM. The successful candidate will organize and supervise the Infrastructure Unit
and coordinate with other relevant units within IOM to ensure that the infrastructure projects
being implemented by IOM are done in accordance with the rules and regulations of the
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1. Manage IOM Cox’s Bazar’s Infrastructure Unit which includes a team of engineers and
architects and lead them in providing technical support to thematic programmes engaged in
implementing small to medium scale infrastructure projects both in the camps and in the host
2. Provide guidance to the members of the Infrastructure Unit in supervising contractors and in
administering their contracts. Ensure continued oversight and capacity building for the team
members of the Infrastructure Unit.
3. Work closely with the Head of Humanitarian Assistance & Operations to manage resources,
workflows and ensure no gaps, nor duplication to facilitate execution of all infrastructure projects
in a timely manner.
4. Oversee and work directly on the technical aspects of construction projects, including
preparation of design, Bill of Quantity (BoQ), inhouse estimate, work schedule,
5. Serve as the focal point on technical issues related to construction projects. In close
coordination with relevant programme managers, provide technical input in project proposal
development, reporting, liaison with partners, government partners as well as with IOM’s
Regional Office and Headquarters (HQ).
6. Work closely with the Supply Chain Unit to ensure the timely and proper tendering and
contracting of construction-related projects and construction-related projects are implemented
with the required resources (HR, supplies, materials, transport, etc).
7. Ensure IOM’s compliance to statutory requirements needed in implementing construction
projects including but not limited to securing of proper approval from relevant government
authorities. Oversee infrastructure projects to ensure quality completion on time and within
budget by utilizing and applying professional skills and expert knowledge in project
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8. Ensure regular site monitoring visits to project sites to monitor the overall progress of the
implementation of the project projects and ensure the timely implementation of remedial
measures on any defective works observed.
9. Monitor the contractors’ compliance to occupational safety and health standards for the
workers and ensure that the contractor is not employing any minor in the project.
10. Streamline the field reporting process and the general sharing of information regarding
project implementation with the Head of Humanitarian Assistance & Operations, DCoM, relevant
heads of units and programme managers, and other relevant colleagues upon request.
11. In collaboration with the relevant programme managers, work with government and local
authorities, leaders, individuals and groups to identify and implement selected community
development projects and establish contact with appropriate partner agencies when basic or
special needs are identified.
12. Ensure that infrastructure projects are designed to be inclusive and accessible for all
(vulnerable groups, persons living with a disability, etc.) and integrate cross-cutting issues such
as environment, gender, age, and protection mainstreaming.
13. Substantively contribute to operational planning for emergency preparedness and response,
and hazard mitigation/disaster risk reduction initiatives.
14. Promote the sustainability of technical interventions through local capacity building and
self-help in collaboration with local partners in the field.
15. Identify problems and innovative solutions in implementing infrastructure projects and take
action to resolve complex issues in coordination with the Head of Humanitarian Assistance &
16. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Urban Planning, Construction Management
or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional
• University degree in the above field with seven years of relevant professional experience.
• Experience in managing construction-related projects with UN or international organizations;
• Experience in working in hardship situations;
• Experience in coordinating and working with supply chain and contractors;
• Experience in managing and directly implementing quality and compliance control on
engineering and construction-related projects; and
• Experience in coordinating actions with implementing partners, government partners,
stakeholders and beneficiaries.
• Ability to supervise, direct, coach and mentor staff;
• Demonstrated ability to supervise and manage staff at an operational level in humanitarian
• Excellent knowledge of the IOM project management cycle;
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• Ability to write and speak clearly and concisely in English;
• Strong computer skills; and
• Proven high-level representation skills, such as speaking at meetings and providing situational
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written).
Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process,
which may include written and/or oral assessments.
Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database
Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these five values:
• Inclusion and respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural
differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.
• 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.
• Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
• Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly
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
• Accountability: Takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes
responsibility for own actions 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
leadership and professional potential.
• Empowering others: Creates an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best
and develop their potential.
• Building Trust: Promotes shared values and creates an atmosphere of trust and honesty.
• Strategic thinking and vision: Works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and
communicates a clear strategic direction.
• Humility: Leads with humility and shows openness to acknowledging own shortcomings.
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IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.
Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.
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
This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations.
Recommended candidates endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board will remain
eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.
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. Subject to certain
exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or
after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.
Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No
late applications will be accepted.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment
system, by 30 November 2023 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment
system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment
From 17.11.2023 to 30.11.2023
IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview,
processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank
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