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South Sudan: Programme Coordinator (TRD)

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 20 Dec 2017

Position Title : Programme Coordinator (TRD)

Duty Station : Juba, South Sudan

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 : 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 overall direction of the Chief of Mission (CoM) in South Sudan, the direct supervision of the Head of Operations, and in close coordination with TRD / DOE in HQ, the Programme Coordinator, Transition & Recovery is accountable and responsible for project development, management and implementation of IOM initiatives related to peace building, community stabilization, and creating conducive environments for the return and reintegration of IDPs.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Accountable for the administration, operational and financial management of all Transition and Recovery initiatives of IOM South Sudan.

  2. Analyze the RoSS peace-consolidation, stabilization and development strategies defined by the RoSS Government and the International Community and identify the priority areas for IOM activities and interventions.

  3. Based on the situation analysis, needs assessment and donor priorities, identify the requirements and where relevant prepare concept notes and project proposals for IOM interventions in the areas for Demobilization, Disarmament and Reintegration (DDR), SSR, Community Stabilization, sustainable Return and Reintegration of IDPs, Peace Building and Reconciliation, creation of livelihood opportunities, land and property solutions as well as capacity building in the areas of preparedness, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation.

  4. Liaise with other IOM Programme Coordinators to develop joint programming initiatives.

  5. Support the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Unit in identifying areas of high return for the implementation of Village Assessment Surveys (VAS) to drive TRD programming priorities.

  6. Liaise with the RoSS Government, local authorities, community representatives, partner agencies and civil society in order to maximize IOM competencies and capacities in the domain of transition and recovery programming.

  7. Participate and actively contribute to the Programme Management Team (PMT), UN Country Team (UNCT) and other coordination meetings and consultations.

  8. Ensure IOM TRD is strategically positioned in donor and partner forums related to TRD and the Humanitarian Development Nexus (HDN).

  9. In close coordination with Program Support Unit (PSU) conduct resource mobilization based on identified needs, gaps and priorities in transition and recovery programming.

  10. Liaise as needed the project activities with external project stakeholders such as Government, local authorities, community representatives, partner agencies, PMT, UNCT, donors, media and civil society.

  11. Consolidate the collected information and propose general directions for IOM’s involvement and activities in transition and recovery and communicate this information to the CoM, DOE Regional Thematic Specialist (RTS) and DOE for further consultation and advice.

  12. Ensure the timely preparation and submission of internal and external reports, updates and media releases.

  13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Business Administration, Migration Studies, International Relations, Law 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 the field of migration, including operational and field experience, IOM project development, and management;

• Demonstrated expertise in the thematic area relevant to project development; knowledge or experience of regional issues an advantage;

• Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, other national/international institutions and

NGOs; knowledge of monitoring and evaluation.


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


The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.

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 2017/230 (P) - ProgrammeCoordinator(Transition&Recovery)(P3)-Juba,SouthSudan

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