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19 Apr 2021

Programme Officer

Job Description

Position Title : Programme Officer

Duty Station : Juba, South Sudan

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 : 26 April 2021

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; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Luxembourg; 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.

Context:

Present in Southern Sudan since 2004, IOM has 8 offices across 6 states and employs over 340 staff. IOM currently implements a range of humanitarian assistance, transition and recovery, border management and migration health initiatives in South Sudan, in co-operation with government and humanitarian partners as well as local communities. IOM has capacities in conflict analysis as well as monitoring of forced displacement/population movement, expertise in community engagement and service delivery across the humanitarian-development-peace nexus.

South Sudan is in a critical transition period. Following the signing of the Revitalized Agreement for the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) on 12 September 2018, and the more recent formation of the transitional government, the country is facing an unprecedented opportunity to start to recover from the effects of protracted conflict and humanitarian crisis. The ceasefire has been tenuously holding in most parts of the country, allowing previously displaced populations to return home. Towns that had been devastated by previous waves of fighting started to witness renewed activity, raising hopes for development and growth in the aftermath of years of war.

It is against this backdrop that the World Bank has selected the IOM as an implementing agency for the Enhancing Community Resilience Project (ECRP) that seeks to address an immediate need for basic services in selected areas of the country and strengthen local institutions capacity to better manage inter-communal tensions and resources and deliver on the dividends that the R-ARCSS supplies.

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 September 2020.

Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Chief of Mission and the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator (ECRP) in Juba and in close coordination with ECRP Field Coordinators and relevant units, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for supporting the ECRP with programmatic and operational elements of the project, providing support to field activities.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Provide support to the Programme Coordinator to facilitate the smooth and effective implementation and delivery of the ECRP project, including supporting coordination and following up on workplans and activity timelines for the achievement of deliverables.
  2. Monitor field teams and operations, checking that programmatic and operational elements of the programme are in place and appropriately maintained.
  3. In coordination with the GBV Specialist and Protection Specialist, support the GBV Officer and Team Leaders to facilitate the mainstreaming of protection, gender and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and the implementation of activities to engage women and marginalized groups meaningfully and safely in the project according to technical guidance.
  4. In coordination with the Community Engagement Officer, support the Field Coordinators and field teams in implementing inclusive community engagement strategies and an accessible and safe community-based grievance mechanism, including by receiving complaints from the Grievance Redress Mechanism operator.
  5. Assist the project support team and project technical team with the planning, preparation and adjustment of all aspects of the project implementation, including project work plans, Monitoring & Evaluation tools, and arrangements required to ensure effective implementation.
  6. Support the submission of purchase requests for any needs of the ECRP team and liaise with Procurement and Resource Management Units to facilitate the delivery of equipment and materials to field teams in a timely manner.
  7. Provide support to cash-based activities, including by coordinating with third party agencies for the delivery of cash in the field and liaising with field teams and the Resource Management Unit for liquidation.
  8. Communicate regularly with the Field Coordinators and the Programme Coordinator to inform of any potential obstacles or issues that would impede programme activities and recommend solutions to arising problems through participation in regular meetings.
  9. Regularly report on activities, field teams and current state of operations as requested to monitor project progress by drafting, compiling and submitting reports on activity delivery in a timely manner.
  10. Travel to project locations as required.
  11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree in International Relations, Business Management, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two year of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.

Experience

• Experience at international level managing field operations and programmes in a similar humanitarian context such as South Sudan;

• Experience in interventions aimed at enhancing socio-economic conditions of vulnerable populations, e.g. local economic recovery, employment promotion, agricultural development, entrepreneurship building, vocational and technical education, and training or poverty reduction;

• Experience in liaising with government authorities, private sector, national/international institutions, and Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs) is an added advantage;

• Experience in building effective partnerships with the private sector.

Skills

• Working knowledge of impact measurement, programme monitoring and evaluation, cost-effectiveness analysis, commitment to evidence-based decision-making and social impact evaluation;

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

• Familiarity with gender mainstreaming and inclusion/protection principles;

• Knowledge of the context in South Sudan;

• Knowledge of IOM project management cycle an advantage;

• Demonstrates fluent understanding of reporting products including Adobe Software, Microsoft products (Word, Excel, Power Point).

Languages

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 and/or Spanish or a 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.

Notes

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Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (https://whed.net/home.php).

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…

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.

Other:

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.

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 26 April 2021 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 13.04.2021 to 26.04.2021

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 2021 90 Programme Officer (P2) Juba, South Sudan (56938943) Released

Posting: Posting NC56938944 (56938944) Released

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