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Programme Officer (Shelter/NFI/DRR)

Port-au-Prince (Haiti)

  • Organization: IOM
  • Location: Port-au-Prince (Haiti)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Human Settlements (Shelter, Housing, Land, Property)
    • Managerial positions
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
  • Closing Date: 2020-07-07

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Position Title : Programme Officer (Shelter/NFI/DRR)

Duty Station : Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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 : 07 July 2020

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 work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at

Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.

For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:

  1. Internal candidates

  2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Djibouti; Fiji; Gabon; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People's Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.


Since 2016, IOM co-leads the Shelter/Non-Food Items (NFI) Working Group (WG) with the Unité de Construction de Logements et de Bâtiments Publics (UCLBP) and with the Department of Civil Protection (DPC). IOM maintains strong links with the Ministry of Social Affairs, the Ministry of Interior, the Entreprise Publique de Promotion de Logements Sociaux (EPPLS) and local authorities in the targeted areas. As such, the proposed activities are designed in line with the Government’s response strategy and build upon IOM’s on-going activities in the October 2018 earthquake affected areas and to reinforce a Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) response.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission, and the direct guidance and supervision of the Senior Programme Manager, the successful candidate will provide technical inputs and guidance as a Shelter/NFI/DRR focal point countrywide.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate, implement and monitor administrative and operational activities of approved Shelter/NFI/DRR programmes, in coordination with relevant colleagues in the IOM Haiti Country office.

  2. Supervise support staff related to shelter, NFI and DRR projects and monitor Implementing Partners’ activities in accordance with programme standards and in line with IOM regulations and rules.

  3. Facilitate liaison and the coordination of activities with counterparts in the Haitian department of civil protection, Disaster Management offices, and other relevant government entities.

  4. Liaise with Information Management (IM) Geographic Information System (GIS) to update SWG page and coordinate the update of evacuation shelters in Haiti.

  5. Maintain and work to strengthen collaborative relationships with government counterparts such as Direction de la Protection Civile (DPC), Ministère des Travaux Publics, Transports et Communications (MTPTC), Municipalities, the local government entity responsible for the administrative and financial management of communes and other relevant stakeholders.

  6. Organise Shelter/NFI and Comité Thématique Evacuation et Gestion des Abris Provisoires (CTEGAP) working group meetings in Port au Prince and Port de Paix. Participate in sectoral meetings, working groups and other relevant forum, with the Government of Haiti (GoH), as required.

  7. Coordinate the implementation of the projects funded by European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) and Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) focused on chain masonry trainings and repairs in 2018 Earthquake affected areas, as well as DRR trainings, and provide weekly updates to the Senior Programme Manager.

  8. Encourage compliance with Build Back Safer principles among Shelter and NFI working group partners.

  9. Organize and conduct regular meetings at central and departmental level with IPs and Shelter/NFI working group partners. Participate in Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) and Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) process.

  10. Participate in the identification, proposal development and reporting for future project /programme opportunities.

  11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture, 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 Post-earthquake areas and in developing reconstruction programmes;

• Experience working in the international development field; particularly on neighbourhood upgrading, infrastructure, housing, urban planning or similar programmes in developing countries;

• Working experience on development programmes funded by major bilateral or multilateral donors (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and other major donors);

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


• Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) with a wide range of stakeholders and comfortable giving presentations and leading meetings. Must have strong diplomatic skills;

• Proven expertise in implementing complex, highly participatory projects with a demonstrated ability to work effectively with counterpart Government institutions, personnel, and other donor programmes;

• Some managerial skills.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

For this position, fluency in English and French is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Spanish is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.



Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (

Required Competencies:

Values - all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.

Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential. • Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.

Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


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.

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.

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.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 07 July 2020 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information please refer to:

Posting period:

From 24.06.2020 to 07.07.2020

No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

Requisition: SVN 2020 136 Programme Officer (Shelter/NFI/DRR) (P2) Port-au-Prince, Haiti (56492571) Released

Posting: Posting NC56492572 (56492572) Released

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