Position Title : Programme Coordinator (Transition and Recovery)
Duty Station : Juba, South Sudan
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3
Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, Six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 07 January 2020
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; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Djibouti; El Salvador; Fiji; Gabon; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Papua New Guinea; 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.
Under the overall direction of the Chief of Mission (CoM) in South Sudan, the direct supervision of the Head of Operations, and in close coordination with Transition and Recovery Division (TRD)/Department of Operations and Emergencies (DOE) in Headquarters (HQs), the successful candidate will be accountable and responsible for project development, management and implementation of IOM initiatives related to peace building, community stabilization, and creating conducive environments for the return and reintegration of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1. Accountable for the administrative, operational and financial management of all Transition and Recovery initiatives of IOM South Sudan.
2. Analyze the Republic of South Sudan (RoSS) peace-consolidation, stabilization and development strategies defined by the RoSS Government and the International Community and identify the priority areas for IOM activities and interventions.
3. Based on the situation analysis, needs assessment and donor priorities, identify the requirements and where relevant develop programming for IOM interventions in the areas for Demobilization, Disarmament and Reintegration (DDR), Security Sector Reform (SSR), Community Stabilization, sustainable Return and Reintegration of IDPs, Peace Building and Reconciliation, Housing Land and Property (HLP) as well as capacity building in the areas of preparedness, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation.
4. Support the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Unit in identifying areas of high return for the implementation of Village Assessment Surveys (VAS) to drive TRU programming priorities.
5. Liaise with the RoSS Government, local authorities, community representatives, partner agencies and civil society to maximize IOM competencies and capacities in the domain of transition and recovery programming.
6. Participate and actively contribute to the Programme Management Team (PMT), Partnership for Recovery and Resilience and other relevant coordination meetings and consultations.
7. Ensure IOM is strategically positioned in donor and partner forums related to Transition and Recovery and the Humanitarian Development Nexus (HDN).
8. In close coordination with Program Support Unit (PSU) conduct resource mobilization based on identified needs, gaps and priorities in transition and recovery programming.
9. Coordinate with other IOM Programme Coordinators to develop joint programming initiatives.
10. Liaise as needed the project activities with external project stakeholders such as Government, local authorities, community representatives, partner agencies, PMT, United Nations Country Team (UNCT), donors, media and civil society.
11. Consolidate the collected information and propose general directions for IOM’s involvement and activities in transition and recovery and communicate this information to the CoM, DOE Regional Thematic Specialist (RTS) and DOE for further consultation and advice.
12. Ensure the timely preparation and submission of internal and external reports, updates and media releases.
13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Business Administration, Migration Studies, International Relations, Law or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or,
• University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.
• Experience in the field of migration, including operational and field experience, IOM project development, and management; • Demonstrated expertise in the thematic area (DDR, SSR, CS, Return Reintegration, Peace building Reconciliation, HLP, DRR, CCA among others) relevant to project development; knowledge or experience of regional issues an advantage;
• Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, other national/international institutions and NGOs;
• Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation.
IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.
For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.
1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (https://whed.net/home.php).
• 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 & 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.
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.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 07 January 2020 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
Posting period: to 07.01.2020
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 accounts.
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