Position Title : Operations Officer (Shelter and Settlement)
Duty Station : Juba, South Sudan
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2
Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, nine months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 24 March 2022
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IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at www.iom.int/diversity.
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:
Candidates from the following non-represented member states:
Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Cuba; Curaçao; Fiji; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Luxembourg; Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; 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.
IOM in South Sudan has a range of programming centred around three broad areas: humanitarian coordination and support; humanitarian response and resilience; and peacebuilding, transition, and development. Humanitarian coordination and support includes leading/co-leading the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) and Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI) Clusters, Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and management of WASH and Shelter and NFI core-pipelines, humanitarian hubs and common transport services. Humanitarian response and resilience includes CCCM, WASH, Shelter & NFI, health, protection, gender equality and inclusion, mental health and psychosocial support and the management of a Rapid Response Fund. Under peacebuilding, transition and development, IOM South Sudan implements programming on housing, land and property issues, transition and recovery, transhumance conflict prevention, community-based violence reduction, community development and migration management.
Under the overall guidance of the Head of Operations and direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator (Shelter and Settlement), the Opeartions Officer (Shelter and Settlement) will be responsible for the timely provision of NFIs to returnees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in need across South Sudan. The position will be part of the IOM Shelter and Settlement team, operational in developing humanitarian situations, recovery and delivering IOM NFI response on the ground.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Assist the Shelter and Settlement Programme Coordinator in the timely and adequate implementation of the Shelter/NFI Programme activities.
Support Shelter and Settlement Programme Coordinator in programme activities organized for frontline responses, including multi-cluster response mechanisms.
In close coordination with the Programme Coordinator Shelter and Settlement, assist in the design of and conduct technical assessments and technical feasibility surveys.
Contribute to proposal development and concept notes for programme development and expansion.
Track financial progress, monitor budget expenditure and ensure that the programme is implemented efficiently.
Support National SNFI Cluster in building the capacity of national non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in construction methodologies.
Support Shelter and Settlement Programme Coordinator in implementing the programme, including progress reports, beneficiary lists, and S/NFI staff activities to enable the programme’s implementation as planned.
Support Shelter and Settlement Programme Coordinator in developing cash assistance programmes and check that Cash-Based Initiatives (CBIs) are effectively integrated into operations based on IOM’s CBI strategy.
Liaise with Implementation Partners (IPs, including pipeline partner), monitor IP’s programme progress, and follow up as necessary to ensure timely and quality data/reports received.
Undertake field visits and facilitate close coordination with local government authorities in all phases of the implementation of the programme.
Facilitate the consideration and integration of cross-cutting issues such as environment, Accountability to Affected Population (AAP), gender, children, Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and other vulnerable groups in the programme implementation.
Support project team for the effective management and timely implementation of work plans and budgets.
Performe such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Social Science, Project Management 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.
• Experience in humanitarian response, operational field or a related field experience.
• Experience in Cash Based Intervention programming and flood recovery.
• Emergency programming experience and previous project implementation and management experience, including project monitoring and reporting.
• Work experience in South Sudan or East Africa.
• Good initiative and independence, maturity of judgement, tact, interpersonal and intercultural skills.
• Excellent professional track record in the UN, bilateral donors and/or NGOs working in programme/project implementation and coordination.
• Excellent organizational and coordination skills.
• Ability to work with partners,UN agencies, international and national NGOs.
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 (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).
For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.
Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.
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 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. https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf
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 via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 24 March 2022 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
From 11.03.2022 to 24.03.2022
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 2022 77 Operations Officer (Shelter and Settlement) (P2) Juba, South Sudan
Posting: Posting NC57466075 (57466075) Released