Position Title : Programme Manager (Shelter/NFI)
Duty Station : Pemba, Mozambique
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade UG
Type of Appointment : Special short-term ungraded, Six months
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 10 June 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.
Internal and external candidates will be considered for this vacancy. For the purposes of this vacancy, internal candidates are defined as staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded or ungraded contract, including Junior Professional Officers (JPOs), staff on Special Leave Without Pay (SLWOP), and staff members on secondment/loan released by the Organization, unless otherwise specified in their contract. Staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded contract will not retain their contract type if appointed to an ungraded position.
Cyclone Idai, a category-4 cyclone made landfall in central Mozambique on 14th March 2019, bringing with it extreme winds, torrential rains and flash floods. The cyclone struck an already fragile population with an estimated 1.85 million people affected, according to the UN. As of 08 April 2019, the Government’s National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC) reported over 160,000 people residing in 164 displacement sites – this figure is expected to rise over time as access improves to remote rural areas. In addition, approximately 240,000 houses have been identified by authorities as destroyed, partially destroyed or flooded. For the thousands of families whose houses were destroyed, until further information is received, and environmental conditions normalize, it is difficult to anticipate where they will be living and under what conditions and some of the non-displaced populations are starting to seek assistance inside accommodation centers.
In the aftermath of the cyclone, IOM has established a sub-office in Beira in support of the large team of international experts deployed in response. Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) in IOM Mozambique, and direct supervision of the Emergency Coordinator, the successful candidate will be accountable for ensuring the overall effective management of IOM staff, assets and other resources and will be responsible for contributing to planning, development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of IOM Shelter/NFI (Non-Food Items) activities.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has played a major role in humanitarian shelter operations for many decades. IOM’s unique position as an intergovernmental organization allows it to work at scale in both natural disasters and conflict/complex contexts.
IOM works in both operations and coordination, and plays a strong role working with partners in support of national authorities. IOM’s overall objectives are (1) to focus on quality and scale of operations, (2) to be people-centred and context driven, (3) to continue supporting interagency shelter coordination, (4) to support sectoral learning and identification of best practices, and (5) to maintain a longer term view.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1. Responsible for planning, developing and monitoring the effective implementation of IOM Mozambique’s Shelter/NFI operations and ensure IOM’s project implementation is in line with the Shelter Cluster policies and strategies.
2. Responsible for all Shelter/NFI project spending and ensuring that all project activities are aligned to donor commitments and as per the financial regulations of IOM.
3. Responsible for new project development, as well as ensuring engagement with affected communities, local government, and other humanitarian and development actors to define and pilot durable solutions for displaced populations.
4. Ensure that all IOM project proposals are aligned to Shelter/NFI Cluster strategy. Pro-actively support the development of projects for the early recovery/reconstruction phase and include this efforts in the donor contacts.
5. Plan, supervise and coordinate the implementation of all Shelter/NFI activities in Mozambique in collaboration with relevant IOM units and field staff, to ensure efficient and timely implementation in accordance with IOM and cluster standards and guidelines.
6. Coordinate the overall delivery of the works, taking responsibility for overall progress and use of resources and initiating corrective action where necessary.
7. Ensure quality of deliverables and services with compliance to minimum standards where applicable.
8. Contribute to the integration of crosscutting issues such as gender, environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the programme/projects. Ensure these are properly reflected in the IOM Shelter/NFI responses.
9. Responsible for all Shelter/NFI programme/project reporting and providing regular input to the reporting unit for internal/external sitreps, donor reports, newsletters, etc. as needed.
10. Coordinate with the HR Officer on recruitment and training. Supervise programme staff throughout the different phases of the programme cycle.
11. Coach, support and oversee the performance of the field staff assigned activities related to Shelter/NFI.
12. Undertake duty travel as required.
13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Business Administration, 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 project/office management in emergency environments;
• Experience in Shelter/NFI camp management and/or WASH;
• Previous experience with IOM and other UN specialized agencies is an advantage;
• Experience in liaising with governmental and diplomatic authorities as well as with national and international institutions; experience with project implementation, scheduling and deployment of resources;
• Strong management capability and experience, especially in the field of humanitarian assistance;
• Familiarity with financial and business administration;
• Excellent communication and negotiation skills;
• Good computer literacy.
Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge in Portuguese 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
• 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
• 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. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.
The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
No late applications will be accepted.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 10 June 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: www.iom.int/recruitment
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