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Bangladesh: Programme Officer (Shelter/NFI)

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Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Bangladesh
Closing date: 20 Dec 2017

Position Title : Programme Officer (Shelter/NFI)

Duty Station : Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

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 : 20 December 2017

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 environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

1. Internal candidates

2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Maldives, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa


Under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager (Shelter/NFI) and overall supervision of the Emergency Coordinator (EC) in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh and in coordination with the relevant units the successful candidate will assist the concerned programme units with implementation of their programmes.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Support the Shelter/NFI Programme Management Team in the direct implementation of the IOM Bangladesh’s Shelter/NFI Programme.
  2. Ensure timely and adequate implementation of the Shelter/NFI Programme activities in line with the Shelter/NFI program strategy, programme guidelines, targets and deadlines: namely the identification of area of intervention and beneficiaries, Shelter/NFI distribution, Shelter Cash for Work programme, and the safer shelter trainings.

  3. Provide regular and detailed reports to the Emergency Coordinator and the Shelter/NFI Programme Manager on the implementation of the programme, including progress reports, beneficiary lists in locations, and staff/volunteer activities to enable the implementation of the programme as planned.

  4. Track/verify both procurement and distribution data in coordination with the Warehouse Logistic Officer and the Shelter/NIF Field Focal Points. Provide operational data that will be used for distribution planning.

  5. Liaise with Implementation Partners (IPs), and compile shelter/NFI pipeline request. Assist in having implementation agreement. Follow up IPs as necessary to ensure timely and quality data/reports received.

  6. Ensure adequate information sharing internally and externally, including weekly 4W report to the Shelter Sector.

  7. Undertake field visit and liaise with counterparts as per programme requirements.

  8. Compile and draft shelter program beneficiaries’ stories.

  9. Ensure close coordination with local government authorities in all phases of the programmes implementation.

  10. Ensure that the integration of cross-cutting issues such as environment, gender, children, Gender Based Violence (GBV) and other vulnerable groups are considered in the programme implementation.

  11. Ensure donor visibility in all of the activities of the Shelter/NFI Programme.

  12. Represent the IOM Shelter/NFI Programme in Shelter Sector, donor, and Government meetings and establish partnerships with relevant stakeholders. Take minutes of the meeting and keep track of those meetings for filing and reporting purposes.

  13. Undertake duties delegated by the respective supervision, hold self-accountable in completion of assigned task and manage resources efficiently.

  14. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Social Science, Law, Management, Information Management, Disaster Risk 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 emergencies;

• Demonstrated ability to supervise and manage staff at an operational level in humanitarian emergencies;

• Experience in shelter/NFI, pipeline management is an advantage.


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Bangla is an advantage.

Desirable Competencies:


• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;

• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;

• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;

• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;

• Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism - displays mastery of subject matter;

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;

• Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

• Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.


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.

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.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 20 December 2017 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 07.12.2017 to 20.12.2017

Requisition: SVN 2017/232 (P) - Programme Officer (Shelter/NFI) (P2) - Cox’s Bazar, Banglades

(55279311) Released

Posting: Posting NC55279349 (55279349) Released