Position Title : Senior Programme Coordinator (Emergency and Post Crisis)
Duty Station : Mogadishu, Somalia
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P4
Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 27 April 2021
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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:
External female candidates:
Candidate from the following non-represented member states:
Antigua and Barbuda; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People's Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu
Second tier candidates include:
All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states of IOM and female candidates.
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM), the direct supervision of the Deputy Chief of Mission in Mogadishu, Somalia and in close coordination with relevant departments in the Regional Office in Nairobi and Headquarters (HQs), the successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing emergency programming with the specific focus of bringing humanitarian programming in line with the nexus by ensuring all emergency interventions are approached with broader durable solutions lens.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Play a lead role in defining and driving the strategic direction of IOM’s programmes in Somalia, particularly focused on emergency response with linkages to recovery and transitional programming and ensuring alignment with Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), National Development Plan (NDP), and other recovery and development strategies in Somalia.
Work to ensure that humanitarian action is linked to, and consistent with, the humanitarian development and peace nexus, cluster frameworks, and development programming.
Support IOM’s engagement in relevant forums by providing strategic and operational input, liaison with donors, and other humanitarian stakeholders, including government, UN and I/NGOs.
Responsible and accountable for project development, management and implementation of emergency and durable solution programming funded by multiple donors including the private sector, in line with the organization’s policies, standards and operating modalities, as well as donor requirements.
In collaboration with the Resource Management Unit (RMU), exercise financial oversight responsibility for projects and activities within the EPC remit and support relevant Programme Managers to closely monitor programme expenditures and commitments in line with donor agreements.
Establish and maintain strong and regular liaison with the project/programme partners, including humanitarian actors, governmental authorities, diplomatic missions, and any other concerned agencies and working groups, aiming at coordinating and promoting new activities and facilitating the implementation of ongoing activities and fund raising for new projects/programmes.
Represent IOM at various fora and related sub-working groups and clusters, to ensure to the extent possible, alignment with IOM’s global mandate and regional strategy, as well as joint UN and IOM strategies in Somalia; support the CoM to maintain working relationships with local and national government authorities and other institutions in Somalia.
Supervise, in conformity with IOM standards, the planning and implementation of initiatives aimed at promoting IOM and donor visibility.
Contribute to the development of IOM Somalia Mission Strategy and Operational Plans; expand and strengthen monitoring and evaluation within the Mission; including technical, budgetary, administrative, and security issues.
In coordination with the Deputy Chief of Mission, represent the CoM in the UN Country Team, Humanitarian Country Team, as well as other strategic meetings and government-led initiatives if required.
Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Law and/or International Relations or a related field from an accredited academic institution with seven years of relevant professional experience; or
• University degree in the above fields with nine years of relevant professional experience.
• Demonstrated experience managing complex emergency, humanitarian, and transitional programming;
• Proven experience managing a large office in a highly insecure environment;
• Extensive experience in liaising with governmental and diplomatic authorities and institutional institutions;
• Experience as Cluster Coordinator, Chair or Co-chair an advantage.
• Demonstrated operations background and ability to identify solutions to complex operational challenges;
• Sound knowledge of programme development, management, and capacity-building methodologies;
• Ability to supervise and lead diverse teams;
• Proven donor liaison and fundraising skills;
• Effective resource management skills.
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
For this position, fluency in English and working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Somali is an advantage.
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 (https://whed.net/home.php).
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 3
• 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 3
• 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.
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 confirmation.
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.
Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.