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Somalia: Senior Programme Coordinator

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 21 Nov 2017

Position Title : Senior Programme Coordinator

Duty Station : Mogadishu, Somalia

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P4

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 21 November 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, 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

    1. External female candidates.


Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing a combination of strategic oversight and operational support predominantly for the humanitarian, recovery, and transition programmes in Somalia. Assuming a programmatic oversight role, the Senior Programme Coordinator will work with programme managers for the mission’s organizational units to maintain effective, efficient and context appropriate programmes as well as finding solutions to operational challenges in the very challenging environment of Somalia.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. In support of the Chief of Mission (and in close coordination with the Stabilization & Transition Coordinator), play a lead role in defining and driving the strategic direction of IOM’s programmes in Somalia, particularly focused on emergency, recovery and transitional programming and ensuring alignment with Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), National Development Plan (NDP), and other recovery and development strategies in Somalia.

  2. Provide management and oversight on emergency, recovery, and transitional programming.

  3. In close cooperation with the Programme Support Unit, lead on the development and resource mobilization for humanitarian, recovery and transitional programmes and partnerships, including with government counterparts, UN agencies/joint programmes, NGOs, donors, the private sector, civil society groups, academics and other stakeholders.

  4. Related to the above, carry out initiatives to promote IOM’s image and develop appropriate internal and external communication; ensure regular information/reports (including narrative and financial) are compiled and disseminated as appropriate.

  5. Establish and Strengthen partnerships with other organizational units within IOM Somalia, in order to maximize synergies and complementarity between different modalities of support, including but not limited to: IOM’s IDP Durable Solutions Programme (Midnimo); Somalia Stabilization Initiative (SSI); Reintegration of Youth at Risk; and Labour & Human Development / Migration & Development in Africa (LHD/MIDA) programmes.

  6. Coordinate and manage all the administrative, personnel and financial aspects of the projects in close coordination with the mission Resource Management Unit. Ensure that the operations follow established administrative, financial and procurement policies of the Organization.

  7. In close cooperation with IOM’s Programme Support Unit (PSU), support the establishment and maintenance of an M&E Framework, in alignment with Results Based Management (RBM) approaches and IOM’s internal ‘’PRIMA’’ system; Serve as the Project Manager on all multisector projects. Coordinating activities, budgets and reporting with relevant Program Managers, the RMU and relevant colleagues.

  8. Represent IOM in relevant interagency forums and provide support to the Chief of Mission (including as designated alternate for the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT)), Regional Office and Headquarter colleagues in higher level forums related to emergency and transition programming,

  9. In close collaboration with the Resource Management Unit and Chief of Mission, act as focal point for ensuring IOM retains the necessary logistical and operational capacity, including through augmented field presence, movements and appropriate security, to implement programmes and fulfil the strategic objectives of the mission.

  10. Monitor the use of resources by checking financial and progress reports in coordination with the Senior Resources Management Officer, and identify discrepancies and methods for immediate resolution.

  11. Mainstream Migration and Health, Gender-Based Violence, gender and data management and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) principles in all programmes.

  12. Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in International Relations, Humanitarian/Development studies, Migration, Conflict and Peace-building or a related field from an accredited academic institution with seven years of relevant professional experience; or

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


• Proven experience in the management, implementation and monitoring of humanitarian and recovery programming within an international context;

• Extensive experience in liaising with governmental and diplomatic authorities, as well as with national, and international institutions, including the UN;

• Proven proposal development and fundraising experience with humanitarian and development donors, including, in particular the EC, ECHO, DFID, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, United States, etc. as well as UN agencies and UN Funds);

• Experience as Cluster Coordinator, Chair or Co-chair an advantage;

• Experience in working with the Somali government an advantage.


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Somali 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 21 November 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 08.11.2017 to 21.11.2017

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