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26 Jul 2020

Programme Coordinator- Enhancing Community Resilience & Local Governance Project

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Position Title : Programme Coordinator- Enhancing Community Resilience & Local Governance Project

Duty Station : Juba, South Sudan

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 06 August 2020

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 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:

  1. Internal candidates
  2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states: Antigua and Barbuda; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Djibouti; Fiji; Gabon; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; 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.


IOM is the principal inter-governmental organization working in the field of migration. IOM’s mission is to promote humane and orderly migration by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

Present in Southern Sudan since 2004, IOM has 7 static offices and a number of satellite offices across the country. IOM currently implements a range of humanitarian assistance, transition recovery programming and development assistance in South Sudan, in co-operation with government and development partners as well as local communities.

As South Sudan transitions from a situation of protracted conflict towards one of increased

stability, it is imperative for structures, services, and institutions to be in place that can manage stabilisation and serve as foundation for future development. In line with this, the World Bank has selected the IOM to be an implementing agency for the Enhancing Community Resilience and Local Governance project (ECRP) that seeks to address an immediate need for basic services in selected areas of the country and strengthen local institutions’ decision-making capacities, conflict resolution skills, and general integrity.

Working together with United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), IOM will be involved in establishing, constructing, and promoting the sustainability of community infrastructure and services. IOM will be responsible for engaging the local communities and ensuring that decision-making processes comport with standards and best practices for community driven development. The ECRP is planned as a three-year initiative starting in June 2020.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission in Juba and the direct supervision of the Deputy Chief of Mission, the successful candidate will be responsible for the management and oversight of the ECRP portfolio.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Manage and lead the ECRP portfolio, ensuring results and consistency in line with the Project requirement by promoting collaboration and effective planning in order to achieve both programme milestones and targets.
  2. Manage the overall implementation of the ECRP programme, ensuring that scope, budget, time and quality are in accordance to the component specifications, donor requirements and IOM rules and regulations in close coordination with the ECRP Coordination & Advisory Team.
  3. Develop annual work plans in collaboration with staff and stakeholders, and oversee work plan implementationEnsure that any needed agreement or authorization from the local authorities is convened to guarantee project stability and good relations with the local government.
  4. Assure management quality and compliance consistent with IOM policies, procedures and standards relative to financial accountability, procurement, budget maintenance, and cost share requirements.
  5. Serve as IOM’s primary liaison with the World Bank, UNOPS, and the South Sudanese Government by developing and maintaining effective relationships.
  6. Promote coordination and support cross learning amongst the relevant IOM program units ensuring ECRP activities are consistent with SOPs and other operational guidelines.
  7. Supervise the design and roll out of a sound programme Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning framework that leads to continuous improvement and fine-tunning of systems and processes tailored specifically to the ECRP.
  8. Oversee monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of programme activities; promote a culture of learning and adaptation across the ECRP.
  9. Ensure the timely preparation and submission of internal and external reports, updates and media releases, donor monitoring, evaluation and learning.
  10. Engage with programme beneficiaries, community leaders, and other stakeholders ensuring that relationships are managed effectively.
  11. Ensure cross-cutting issues are integrated appropriately such as Gender-Based Violence, Accountability to Affected Populations, Housing, Land and Property, Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and other mainstreaming cross-cutting related issues in coordination with the Protection Unit.
  12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s Degree or equivalent in Public Policy, Public Administration, Economics, Political Science, Urban Planning, 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 promoting democracy and governance issues, such as decentralization, democratic local governance, women in government, anti-corruption, civic engagement, or public administration;

• Experience managing donor-funded activities would be an asset;

• Experience working with World Bank, EU, or USAID preferred;

• Experience in managing sub-awards and procurements, including construction projects involving strengthening local governmental entities’ and civil society organizations’ capacity also relevant;

• Demonstrated successful experience in establishing and nurturing strong relationships among international organizations and (sub-) national governments;

• Experience mainstreaming gender equality and safeguarding in all aspects of programming and operations in the workplace strongly preferred.


• Excellent interpersonal, cross-cultural and diplomatic skills and the ability to lead and work inclusively with a diverse team;

• Ability to establish strong working relationships with senior officials in government, with civic leaders, business people, and international donors.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic, French, Spanish and/or local language 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


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. 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 endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board 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.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 06 August 2020 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

Posting period:

From 24.07.2020 to 06.08.2020

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: VN 2020 149 Programme Coordinator (ECRP) (P3) Juba, South Sudan (56533456) Released

Posting: Posting NC56533457 (56533457) Released


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