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31 Jul 2020

CCCM Cluster State Focal Point Officer

Job Description

Position Title : CCCM Cluster State Focal Point Officer

Duty Station : Malakal, 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 : 10 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.


The objective of the Camp Coordination Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster State Focal Point is to facilitate a multi-sectorial response at the State-Level to assist and protect populations residing in displacement sites and to advocate for durable solutions.

For overall accountability and predictability of a humanitarian response within displacement sites, and for the response to be in line with the collaborative effort, the clusters must work together to respond in a predictable and timely manner. Camp coordination requires the commitment and participation of organizations/agencies with various expertise and cluster roles.

Under the direct supervision of the Cluster Coordinator (CCCM), the successful candidate will support populations residing in displacement sites to facilitate and encourage humanitarian actors to coordinate to fulfil minimum standards and respond to emerging needs at the site-level throughout the state.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

A. Establishment and Maintenance of Appropriate Coordination Mechanisms

  1. Assist in representing the interests of the cluster in discussions and coordination meetings at the state level.
  2. Check that all identified displacement sites are monitored and/or managed by a site manager.
  3. Where possible, identify State-level CCCM focal points responsible for site management.
  4. Verify that coordinated site needs assessments occur and analysis involving all relevant partners continue on a regular basis for all displacement sites in the state.
  5. Assist site level partners in the identification of gaps; evaluate and provide information on emerging assistance needs and protection issues; participate in regular ‘gap analyses’ based on verified needs, and recommend action in relation to cluster partners with the required capabilities; document their commitment to respond.
  6. Support Site level partners to facilitate registration of site populations, paying particular attention to gender, age and diversity dimensions; updating of population registry; and ensuring secure storage of population data.
  7. Participate in site level contingency planning based on worst-case and most likely scenarios in terms of population movements within, into and out of the state.
  8. Where possible, assist national government/authorities at the state level in implementing their activities and encourage them to uphold their obligations that meet the identified priority needs.
  9. Draft the state level bi-weekly report to the CCCM Cluster lead.
  10. Support the development of site level contingency planning with key actors based on worst-case and most likely scenarios in terms of population movements.

B. Application of Camp and Site Management Standards and Guidance

  1. Disseminate relevant policy guidelines and technical standards developed by the CCCM Cluster co-leads.
  2. In consultation with the Cluster Coordinator, check that responses are in line with existing policy guidance and technical standards and relevant government human rights legal obligations.
  3. Facilitate and support participatory site planning, and development of sites in collaboration with relevant actors, including the host community when necessary.
  4. Encourage the application and implementation of strategies that build and strengthen confidence within displacement sites and between displacement site residents and surrounding communities in collaboration with the Cluster Coordinator at the national level.
  5. Check that site designs and site infrastructure developed by partner actors support protection of and assistance to men, women, boys and girls.
  6. Assist the Cluster Coordinator in ensuring that strategies are developed to support and strengthen the site residents’ livelihoods.
  7. Provide technical information and guidance to Camp Management agencies at the state level to support assessments for mobile responses.
  8. Ensure common data and information is collected from the relevant sites and relevant information is within CCCM cluster as well as shared with the Cluster Information Management Officer.

C. Camp Closure and Durable Solutions

  1. Check that Cluster partners consistently assess the possibility of durable solutions for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), particularly the security situation for possible return in close collaboration with the Cluster Coordinator.
  2. Work closely with the state level Solution Working Group and organize ‘home visits’ to return sites for IDP key informants, if and when return becomes possible.
  3. Represent the national cluster in Solution Working Group coordination forum.

D. Local Authorities, State Institutions, Local Civil Society and Other Relevant Actors

  1. Verify that humanitarian responses build on local capacities.
  2. Maintain appropriate links with, State institutions, local civil society and other relevant actors (e.g. peacekeeping forces) and facilitate appropriate coordination and information exchange with them at the state level.
  3. Participate in the capacity building of relevant authorities, where deemed necessary.
  4. Communicate with state level authorities to ensure that aid workers working in sites are able to conduct their work independently and in an environment that allows for confidentiality of sensitive information.
  5. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Law, International Relations 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 working in the development and humanitarian fields;

• Experience working in camps and camps-like settings;

• Experience in migration and development is highly desirable;

• Experience in data collection and analysis as well as knowledge management is considered an asset;

• Experience working with Government counterparts, UN agencies and/or non-governmental organizations is considered an asset.


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


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.



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.

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.

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 10 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 28.07.2020 to 10.08.2020

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: SVN 2020 166 CCCM Cluster State Focal Point Officer (P2) Malakal, South Sudan

(56536648) Released

Posting: Posting NC56536649 (56536649) Released

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