Position Title : Project Officer (Cash and Distribution)
Duty Station : Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2
Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, Six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 09 June 2019
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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; Bahamas; 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); Lesotho; Libya; Marshall Islands; Mauritania; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Paraguay; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; 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 Emergency and Post Crisis (EPC) Programme Coordinator, and the direct supervision of the Project Manager (WASH and Shelter), the successful candidate will assist with the development and delivery of emergency cash and Non-Food Item (NFI) response in Ethiopia. Specifically, s/he will participate in cash modality feasibility assessments and mechanism selections based on findings, markets analysis, delivery of cash and NFI assistance in targeted areas and capacity building staff.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1. Support the Programme Manager on integrating cash-based interventions (CBIs) into operational plans and strategies to efficiently meet programme objectives, liaising with technical sectors.
2. Participate in the technical design and delivery of cash-based programme interventions in Ethiopia.
3. Contribute to the development of technical guidelines, Cash/NFI Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for emergency responses, inform and support project planning, design and implementation, considering local context, and available technologies in line with IOM’s policies and procedures for CBIs based programming.
4. Support in the implementation of needs assessments to select, design and implement appropriate cash modalities and methodologies; Supervise other programme support staff involved in the planning and management of CBI transfers and provide training and technical guidance in their work
5. Provide guidance on market assessments and price monitoring for key commodities and based on identified needs for programmes.
6. Closely coordinate with the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) section within the Unit and the M&E Unit, to check that relevant output and outcome indicators for CBIs are systematically being collected and analysed in a manner that will help to determine efficiency and effectiveness of CBIs delivery as well as the appropriateness of the transfer modality choice.
7. Undertake visits to view project sites and meet beneficiaries to verify that progress is made in the achievement of project objectives.
8. Ensure cash distributions are properly documented and meet technical quality, accountability, and protection standards in compliance with donors’ regulations.
9. Assist the coordinating programme teams on cash responses through using FSP (Financial Service Providers) including exploring additional service provider not in place at the moment.
10. Facilitate protection mainstreaming and cross cutting issues (Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP)) are streamlined across all the cash/NFI activities.
11. Liaise closely with relevant government authorities, UN agencies and Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs) engaged in CBIs activities, keeping them fully informed of the status of IOM activities in this regard. Participate in national level dialogue with donors and other stakeholders on cash, vouchers and other CBIs.
12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Political Science or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or
• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.
• Minimum 2 years international experience in emergency programme implementation focused on cash and in-kind distributions (assessments, distributions, monitoring);
• Experience in coordinating activities across locations and reporting;
• Prior work experience in complex emergency setting, involving internal displacement;
• Demonstrable experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with partners and government counterparts;
• Proven experience in staff supervision and remote management;
• Strong experience with assessment tools and systems;
• Good computer skills (proven computer literacy, in particular Excel knowledge is a must);
• Representation and negotiation skills, demonstrated interpersonal skills, strong communication and diplomatic skills;
• Analytical skills, observation and analysis capacity;
• Strong team spirit, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment;
• Ability to plan ahead and stress-resilient.
IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.
For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of any local language, 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).
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.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 09 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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