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VN 2017/69 (P) - Senior Emergency and Programme Coordinator (P5) - Erbil, Iraq

Erbil (Iraq)

Position Title Senior Emergency and Programme Coordinator Duty Station : Erbil, Iraq

Classification :Professional Staff, Grade P5

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 23 March 2017

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and 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, Benin, Bahamas, Botswana, Belize, Congo, Cabo

Verde, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia,

Guyana, Iceland, Cambodia, Comoros, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Libya,

Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Mauritania, Maldives, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, United Republic of Tanzania, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Venezuela

(Bolivarian Republic of), Vanuatu, Samoa

3. External female candidates.


Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for overseeing all aspects of the emergency response and recovery operations for IOM in Iraq including the response to the Syria crisis population influx into Iraq.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1. Plan, develop and manage the implementation of IOM’s relief activities and operations in Iraq,

and its area of operation for Syrian Refugees, IDPs and host community including: community stabilization, livelihoods, health, psychosocial, non-food items (NFIs) and shelter, focusing on IOM’s role in relevant clusters, including Humanitarian Border Management (HBM), emergency shelter and early recovery clusters.

2. Ensure as part of emergency shelter activities, the ongoing monitoring and assessment of displaced communities, in close coordination with relevant government and international Page 1 / 4partners.

3. Assess IOM capacity on staffing, security, and logistics and provide recommendations to the Chief of Mission.

4. 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.

5. Identify areas of inter-cluster coordination which need to be strengthened, including the role of IOM, and identify mechanisms for strengthen intra-cluster coordination. 6. Implement a sound monitoring and evaluation system to ensure that community assessment guidelines, including criteria developed for the selection of beneficiaries, are properly followed in all areas of intervention.

7. Identify how cross cutting issues including gender, age, good governance education, disability, environment, and protection can be better incorporated into the work of IOM response.

8. Meet with UN CT/Heads of Agencies and attend strategic meetings on the Iraq crisis to provide necessary support to the CoM in advocating for IOM response capacity and actively contribute to relevant humanitarian policy discussions.

9. Promote, develop and maintain liaison with relevant counterparts (government authorities, diplomatic missions/donors, IOs and NGOs). With the aim of coordinating ongoing activities and promoting innovative ideas and initiatives in line with evolving emergency needs in Iraq. 10. Contribute to current discussions with UN Humanitarian Coordinators on Strategic Response Plans and appeals. Advocate for IOM planned activities and make specific proposals to ensure that coordination mechanisms at the field level are both efficient and flexible to address the evolving nature of the conflict, needs, challenges, and additional displacement in the region.

11. In close cooperation with the Project Development/Donor Liaison Officer, support donor relations and project development activities for the development of strategic priorities for the programmes, in close coordination with the relevant stakeholders and departments. 12. Support all relevant clusters, including emergency shelter and non-food items and health, with strategic and operational input, as needed.

13. Identify how coordination mechanisms at the field/sub national level can be better linked to the national level and made more efficient and flexible to address the evolving nature of the emergency.

14. Support effective operations planning and coordination, participatory decision making and cooperation on implementation among and between all operational and service units at the mission’s offices in Baghdad, Erbil and Basrah, its satellite offices across Iraq and the mission’s support office in Amman.

15. Provide strategic guidance to CoM on medium to long-term migration issues stemming from the Iraq crisis. Encourage and improve the involvement of host Governments in supporting IOM preparedness and response by meeting with relevant Government officials and the UNCT. 16. Promote convergence between all programmes and projects aiming to advance efficiency and effectiveness of emergency operations through balance division of labour, while reducing parallel structures and communication channels, thereby avoiding duplication, overlap and wastage of resources (human, financial, time, other).

Page 2 / 417. Recruit, coach, support and oversee the performance of the administrative and technical assigned staff.

18. Support the design and implementation of continued, targeted staff training among pertinent operational and service units to ensure continuity of high levels of general awareness and specialised knowledge/skills among all staff.

19. Represent and act as Officer in Charge (OiC) of the Chief of Mission (CoM), and assist the CoM in the management of the Mission.

20. Undertake duty travel and field evaluation and needs assessment visit to other parts of the country.

21. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, International Relations, Humanitarian Affairs or a related field from an accredited academic institution with ten years of relevant professional experience; or

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

• Experience in the field of emergency response and humanitarian assistance including camp and shelter management, support to displaced populations and the implementation of early recovery activities;

• Experience working at an international level with specialized international agencies (UN Agencies, International Organizations and NGO mandates and programmes in the area of migrant’s rights in humanitarian assistance;

• Experience working in the region and advantage.


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


• 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, Page 3 / 4perspectives, 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 23 March 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 10.03.2017 to 23.03.2017

Requisition: VN 2017/69 (P) - Senior Emergency and Programme Coordinator (P5) - Erbil, Iraq (55002407) Released

Posting: Posting NC55002429 (55002429) Released

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Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: IOM - International Organization for Migration
  • Location: Erbil (Iraq)
  • Grade: P-5, International Professional - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development
    • Humanitarian Affairs
    • Emergency Aid
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development
    • Medicine
    • Humanitarian Affairs
    • Emergency Aid
  • Closing Date: 2017-03-23

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