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Programme Coordinator (Shelter and Non-Food Items)

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Position Title : Programme Coordinator (Shelter and Non-Food Items)

Duty Station : Mogadishu, Somalia

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 : 10 December 2019

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

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 supervision of the Chief of Mission and the direct supervision of the Senior 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:

  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 Coordinator.
  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 durable approaches.
  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 and procedures.
  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 “area-based approach.”
  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 meetings.
  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.

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


Required Competencies:

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.

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.


Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 10 December 2019 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:

Posting period:

From 27.11.2019 to 10.12.2019

No Fees:

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 2019/326(P)Programme Coordinator(Shelter&Non-Food Items)(P3)MogadishuSomalia

(56250052) Released

Posting: Posting NC56250053 (56250053) Released


Mogadishu, Somalia
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