Position Title: Field Programme Coordinator
Duty Station: Ma'rib, Yemen
Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P3
Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: 30 June 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:
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.
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM), and direct supervision of the Senior Field Coordinator, and in coordination with Programme Coordinators, the successful candidate will be responsible for the successful management and implementation of IOM’s multi-sectoral programme response in areas covered by the Sub-Offices.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Supervise and coordinate the work of Operations Officers (Programme) and maintain strong communication flows between the Sub -Offices’ programme staff, the Senior Field Coordinator and the Programme Coordinators by ensuring the projects meet their intended scope, timeframe, quality and budget.
Identify and recommend new programmatic initiatives and opportunities in the area of responsibility. Coordinate and review all concept notes, proposals, including budgets for the Sub-Office. Ensure that all proposals support multi-sectoral programming and are complementary to the ongoing projects in the Sub- Office.
In coordination with the Programme Coordinators and the Senior Field Coordinator, coordinate and oversee the monitoring activities to assess the implementation of IOM programmes, through regular visits to the areas of operation, ensure that resources are efficiently and effectively utilized across all units to avoid duplication of common services by the Sub-Office programmes.
In absence of the Senior Field Coordinator, participate at relevant forums, including Area Security Management Team (ASMT), Area Humanitarian Country Team (AHCT), United Nations Country Team (UNCT), Inter-Cluster Coordination Meeting (ICCM), as well as operational meetings with IOM technical staff, as required. . Ensure accurate and timely reporting to the Senior Field Coordinator and Programme Coordinators. Contribute to the uplift of the visibility and profile of IOM.
In absence of the Senior Field Coordinator , act as a IOM’s main interlocutor with local authorities, establish and maintain strong partnerships with governorate and/or district authorities or any other form of tribal or local leadership as well as other UN and non-UN humanitarian stakeholders.
Review contracts and financial documentation with service providers and implementing partners. Work closely with the Operations Officers and the Resources Management Unit to ensure adequate contracts management, close out procedures and final payments to the vendors.
In coordination with Programme Coordinators and Human Resources Unit oversee the recruitment of national staff in the area of responsibility of the Sub-Office. Support the efforts of the Programme Coordinators to provide adequate and relevant capacity building training to all members of the team. Coach and mentor the staff members under direct supervision. Support initiatives to improve gender balance in teams and contribute to the inclusion of appropriate gender awareness in the wider IOM operations.
Ensure that all relevant permits and authorizations are obtained from the local authorities in coordination with the relevant units, to guarantee project stability and good relations with the local government.
Ensure the mainstreaming of Gender Based Violence (GBV), Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP), Communication with Community (CwC) and other protection related aspects, including establishment of operational Community Feedback Mechanism (CFM), in every phase of the implementation of the Sub- Office activities in close coordination with the relevant units.
Identify, coach and support the Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Focal Point within the Sub-Office. Ensure that IOM’s PSEA policies,), are fully and coherently integrated/implemented in all programmes of the Sub- Offices.
Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in International Relations, Conflict Resolution, Management, Social Sciences or 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.
• International experience in humanitarian programming at a managerial level, in emergency and conflict environments;
• Experience in an international setting;
• Experience in working effectively with donors, local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the broader community to advance the Regional and Country Office’s objectives; and,
• Significant technical experience in guiding and leading teams in humanitarian programming.
• Excellent Monitoring and Evaluation skills;
• Managerial and, organizational skills, accuracy, ability to work with minimum supervision;
• Ability to deliver on set objectives in hardship conditions; and,
• Ability to effectively coordinate and cooperate with the implementing partners.
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 Arabic, 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.
With possible relocation if and when the situation is conducive.
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.
Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.
This vacancy is archived.