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Programmes Coordinator (Preparedness and Response Division (PRD), the successful
candidate will be responsible for the operational coordination and technical supervision of the
Shelter and Non-Food Items (Shelter and NFI) programme of IOM Somalia. S/he will ensure
that IOM programs are in line with the Global and National Cluster policies, standards and
guidelines. Specific focus will be invested in strategizing and integrating durable solutions into
the Shelter and NFI emergency programming.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
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1. Manage IOM Shelter and NFI projects, in line with the Shelter and NFI national and global
cluster policies and strategies, and in close coordination with the Senior Programmes
2. Plan, supervise and coordinate all Shelter and NFI activities in Somalia in collaboration with
relevant IOM units and field staff.
3. Ensure timely implementation of all activities; oversee all financial, administrative and
technical aspects, in line with IOM’s policies and procedures, as well as donor requirements.
4. Work in close collaboration with the Programme Support Unit in project development and
reporting to ensure project proposals are aligned to Shelter and NFI Cluster strategy.
5. Develop information management and visibility updates for the programme on a regular basis
targeting internal audience, donors and external humanitarian and/or development stakeholders.
6. Coordinate with the Human Resources Unit on recruitment and training. Supervise
programme staff throughout the different phases of the program cycle. Coach, support and
oversee the performance of the field staff assigned activities related to the program.
7. Ensure appropriate coordination and integration with all relevant humanitarian stakeholders in
all Shelter and NFI activities in Somalia, including but not limited, Camp Coordination and Camp
Management (CCCM) Cluster and Programme, DTM, Protection and Return Monitoring Network
(PRMN), House Land and Property (HLP) Sub-cluster.
8. Build operational capacity to national NGOs and government counterparts by developing
implementing technical manuals, guidelines and templates as well as conducting trainings on
Shelter and NFI implementation, best practices and strategies.
9. Participate in the development of a Shelter/NFI Programme Strategy that is aligned with the
policies and strategies of the Global and National Cluster. Assist in introducing innovation and
creativity in the Shelter&NFI Programming with specific emphasis on resilience-based and
10. Explore and pilot new elements of Shelter&NFI Programming (e.g. Cash-Based
Interventions, Pipeline, Areas-Based Approach) and develop internal Somalia-tailored Standard
Operating Procedures (SOP) that are aligned with global standards and internal IOM policies
11. Subject to funding availability, advocate, initiate and manage a Common Pipeline of Shelter
and NFI supplies to efficiently support operations of national and international NGO partners.
Develop guidelines, processes and templates to ensure the project aligns with the Shelter and
NFI Cluster strategy as well as donor requirements.
12. Actively engage in activities supporting the nexus between humanitarian needs and durable
solutions, specifically exploring urbanization of settlements with protracted IDPs under an
13. Participate and represent proactively IOM in the Shelter/NFI Cluster forums like Operational
Working Group, Technical Working Groups, Strategic Advisory Group and other ad hoc
14. Ensure integration of the IASC’s (Inter-Agency Standing Committee) priority cross cutting
issues (e.g. human rights, HIV/AIDS. Age, AAP) and promote gender equality by ensuring that
the needs of women and girls as well as men and boys are addressed.
15. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
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Required Qualifications and Experience:
- Master’s degree in Architecture, Urban Planning, Civil Engineering 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.
- Relevant professional experience in the field is required;
- Experience working in international organizations, humanitarian community and familiarity with
the humanitarian reform and cluster approach;
- Experience in project management and implementation;
- Experience in training and building capacity government authorities and national NGOs;
- Experience in writing technical requirements documents, translating/planning specifications to
technical briefs for data capture/analysis and compiling diverse datasets;
- Working experience in the region is an asset.
- Excellent organization skills; analytical and creative thinking.
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
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
- Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes
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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
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.