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VN 2018/188 (P) - Senior Programme Coordinator (Cross Border) (P4) - Gaziantep, Turkey

Gaziantep (Turkey)

Position Title Senior Programme Coordinator (Cross Border)

Duty Station : Gaziantep, Turkey

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 : 19 August 2018

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, Cook Islands, Cuba, Cabo Verde, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Grenada, Guyana, Iceland, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Saint Lucia, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, Sao Tome and Principe, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa

3. External female candidates.


The IOM is the only international inter-governmental agency with a specific mandate for migration and is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing technical expertise to governments, migrants and host communities through a wide range of sustainable solutions contributing to end forced migration and/or improve displacement conditions. IOM has also a leading role in the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster, participates in coordinated humanitarian responses, and engages in inter-agency collaboration to meet the needs of affected-persons and contribute to their protection.

The conflict and violence in Syria has continued to create surges of people crossing the borders from Syria into neighbouring countries. The number of Syrians registered or awaiting registration in host countries has surpassed 4 million and 6.2 million have been displaced inside Syria. Host governments and humanitarian actors, including IOM, are providing relief assistance and protection to this extremely vulnerable population living with host families and in increasingly crowded camps and settlements. The combination of an extremely large displaced population and the accelerating rate of new arrivals is posing a growing challenge to reception communities’ capacity and host government’s response mechanisms.

Page 1 / 4As a member of the UN Humanitarian Country Team in Syria and all concerned neighbouring countries (Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, and Turkey), the IOM Director General has declared a Level 3 emergency to enhance organizational humanitarian assistance and priorities related to IDPs, refugees and returnees, and is actively participating in the emergency response within this rapidly changing humanitarian context.

The Syria crisis is entering its sixth year and millions of Syrians continue to seek refuge in neighbouring countries including Turkey. It is estimated that over 13.5 million individuals inside Syria now require humanitarian assistance and 6.5 million are internally displaced (SRP 2015-2016). Over 4 million Syrians have fled as refugees (UNHCR).

As this is a Level 3 emergency response, the successful candidate will be under the overall technical guidance of the IOM Whole of Syria Coordinator and Syria Coordination Cell in Geneva, under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (COM) in Turkey, the direct supervision of the Head of Sub-Office in Gaziantep and close coordination with Emergency Coordinator in Ankara, and will be responsible for the management, financial oversight and implementation of IOM's ongoing Level 3 response in the area including monitoring and evaluation as well as relations with relevant counterparts, donors and stakeholders. Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1. Oversee, manage and lead IOM's Cross Border humanitarian response programs and related operations from Turkey in accordance with IOM Standard Operational Procedures. 2. Draft cross border humanitarian response strategies and contribute to Whole of Syria strategic planning of emergency response in Syria from the Turkey hub including preparation of yearly Humanitarian Response Plan and expansion of IOM Turkey activities to other sectors. 3. Supervise and manage international project staff in Gaziantep, including hiring, providing training, assigning duties and giving feedback to staff members on their performance on a regular basis to ensure the highest standards of work and operational capacity. 4. Provide expert guidance and advice to programme staff on policies and procedures related to cross border emergency programmes and build staff capacity.

5. In coordination with the Resource Management Unit, exercise administrative and financial management responsibility for relevant projects, identifying resource or financial deficiencies, and initiating and proposing corrective action.

6. Review and assess project progress and programme activities and take corrective or alternative action for programme improvement and success.

7. Prepare regular, special and other required reports, and ensure that all reporting requirements are met in a timely manner.

8. Keep abreast of humanitarian policies, international standards and best practices relating to the emergency field for further enhancement of the cross-border humanitarian response. 9. Liaise with donor representatives present in Turkey and provide briefings and updates on IOM’s activities and projects in order to fund projects, negotiate with donor representatives and to play an active role in resources mobilization. Formulate submissions to donors. 10. Provide support and expert guidance for the development of new project ideas and programmes in line with IOM humanitarian response strategy and review project proposals before submission to donors.

11. Meet with implementing partners to provide expert advice and oversight, and to resolve Page 2 / 4implementation problems as required.

12. Represent IOM in related meetings with United Nations (UN) and non-governmental organizations (NGO) counterparts.

13. Represent IOM in various forums, including in interagency coordination meetings and meetings called by OCHA convened to discuss coordinated responses to the humanitarian situation in Syria.

14. Support all relevant sectoral working groups, including NFI/Shelter, CCCM, health, protection and education groups with strategic and operational input, as needed. Contribute towards the elaboration of SOPs, harmonized approaches, contingency plans and disaster reduction strategies.

15. Represent IOM Turkey during the IOM Whole of Syria Approach technical meetings regularly convened by Syria Coordination Cell.

16. Undertake international and national duty travel and field visits as required. 17. Perform such other related duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Law and/or International Relations 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. Experience

• Substantial field experience in operations, emergency work, including support to displaced populations and/or project management;

• Demonstrated capacity in project management and budget tracking, including grant management and infrastructure rehabilitation;

• Proven track-record in successful project development;

• Experience in transition and recovery programming, as well as emergency preparedness and response;

• Experience in liaising with governmental and donor authorities as well as with national and international institutions.


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Turkish and/or Arabic 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; Page 3 / 4• 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.

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 19 August 2018 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 06.08.2018 to 19.08.2018

Requisition: VN2018/188(P)-SeniorProgrammeCoordinator(CrossBorder)(P4)-Gaziantep,Turkey (55602599) Released

Posting: Posting NC55602610 (55602610) Released

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  • Organization: IOM - International Organization for Migration
  • Location: Gaziantep (Turkey)
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Border and Customs
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
    • Migration
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-19

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