Position Title: Programme Manager (CCCM)
Duty Station: IOM Somalia in Nairobi*, Kenya
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: 06 February 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.
There are 5.2 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in Somalia. The country also has a high number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees who have left the country, with more than 3.6 million who have been displaced by conflict, insecurity, forced evictions, droughts, and floods. Clan disputes, protests, the weakness of the national forces, the gradual withdrawal of the African Union Mission in Somalia, Islamic State and continuing Al-Shabaab attacks cause insecurity and instability across Somalia.
The insecurity coupled with reoccurring climatic shocks often lead to displacement. With 2.6 million IDPs across 3,000+ settlements/sites, IOM’s Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) contribution remains vital. Currently, managing over 600 sites, IOM’s CCCM team ensures the provision of basic services in sites and the centralised access to external services while improving living conditions and protection of IDPs. with a clear focus on durable solutions, IOM’s CCCM activities are fully in line with the cluster’s priorities.
Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Chief of Mission in Somalia and direct supervision of the Senior Programme Coordinator (Emergency and Post-Crisis) the Programme Manager (CCCM) will be responsible and accountable for the development, management and implementation of all Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Programme activities.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Design, develop, and implement the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) strategy of IOM in country, ensuring an adaptive and progressive programme that emphasizes rapid, resilient, and durable approaches.
- Manage the CCCM Programme, including preparing concept notes, proposals, joint appeals,and budgets, and developing and ensuring mechanisms and modalities to be implemented are appropriate, context specific, and in line with global standards and best practices.
- Backstop the operational, administrative, programmatic, and financial management aspects of the programme, including oversight responsibility of project implementation. Ensure that CCCM projects meet their intended scope, timeframe, quality, and budgetary requirements, and take action to address issues, changes, delays, or required workarounds for timely completion of activities.
- In coordination with IOM’s Project Support Unit (PSU), proactively lead resource mobilization efforts to ensure the continued development and success of the CCCM programme in Somalia.
- Ensure monitoring activities are carried out to evaluate and assess the implementation of CCCM projects, remotely and through monthly field visits to the areas of operation and ensure that the CCCM staff are properly utilizing the resources made available to effectively provide services to the beneficiaries.
- Substantively support the CCCM cluster coordination team and cluster partners, participate in the development of cluster strategies and assessments, and act as officer-in-charge for the Cluster Co-Coordinator during times of absence.
- Develop and oversee contracts with service providers or implementing partners, and ensure adequate contracts management, close out procedures, and final payments to the contractors.
- Lead, manage and coach CCCM team members and develop and provide appropriate and relevant training and capacity building.
- Ensure appropriate coordination and integration with all relevant humanitarian stakeholders in all CCCM activities in Somalia, including but not limited to Shelter and Non-Food Items (S/NFI), Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), Durable Solutions (DS), Health, Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), Housing, Land, and Property (HLP), and Protection.
- Ensure that relevant permits and authorizations are obtained from the local authorities for project stability and good relations with the local government.
- Mainstream Gender Based Violence (GBV), Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP), Complaints Feedback Mechanism (CFM), Communicating with Communities (CWC) and other protection related aspects in CCCM project development and implementation.
- Ensure that all project data is well captured and presented via info-products and media platforms in collaboration with the Information Management Team and Project Support Unit (PSU).
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
- Master’s degree in International Relations, Political Science, Business or Public Administration, Humanitarian Affairs, Conflict Studies, 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.
- Management experience in the field in Internally Displaced People (IDPs)/refugee and migration-related issues, including technical cooperation, project development and project/programme implementation and evaluation;
- Work experience in liaising with governmental authorities, other national/international institutions and Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) – experience in the region is an asset;
- Demonstrated experience in financial management and good level of computer literacy, including database applications;
- Experience in Camp Coordination & Camp management at a managerial level, in emergency and conflict environments; significant CCCM technical experience to guide and lead the CCCM programme teams.
- Good knowledge of UN, IOM and NGO mandates and programmes in the IDP humanitarian responses, post conflict construction and development;
- Delivers on set objectives in hardship situations;
- Effectively coordinates actions with other implementing partners;
- Works effectively with donors, local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the broader community to advance country office or regional objectives.
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish).
For all applicants, fluency in English 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.
This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travel to Somalia.
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 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.
This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates 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 HERE via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 06 February 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
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.
Requisition: SVN 2023 10 Programme Manager (CCCM) (P3) IOM Somalia in Nairobi, Kenya (57953596) Released
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