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Programme Support Specialist


  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Yaoundé
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2022-12-08


Mission and objectives

Créée en 1951, l'Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM) est la principale organisation intergouvernementale dans le domaine de la migration et s'engage à respecter le principe selon lequel une migration humaine et ordonnée profite aux migrants et à la société. L'OIM fait partie du système des Nations Unies, en tant qu'organisation apparentée. L'OIM soutient les migrants dans le monde entier, en élaborant des réponses efficaces à la dynamique changeante de la migration et, à ce titre, elle est une source clé de conseils sur les politiques et pratiques migratoires. L'organisation travaille dans des situations d'urgence, en développant la résilience de toutes les personnes en mouvement, et en particulier celles qui se trouvent en situation de vulnérabilité, ainsi qu'en renforçant les capacités des gouvernements à gérer toutes les formes et tous les impacts de la mobilité. L'Organisation est guidée par les principes inscrits dans la Charte des Nations unies, notamment la défense des droits de l'homme pour tous. Le respect des droits, de la dignité et du bien-être des migrants reste primordial.


Humanitarian needs in Cameroon remain high. According to the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) published in April 2022, approximately 3.9 million people (or one in six) are in need of emergency assistance as the country has three humanitarian fronts (Far North Region, North-West, South-West (NWSW) Regions and East refugee crisis) to cope with, in addition to the socioeconomic fallout of a global health crisis, and the war in Ukraine which has impacted global food prices and pushed vulnerable communities into further poverty and hunger. Since 2013, ongoing hostilities and violence in the Far North Region continue to trigger lower magnitude displacements and community shocks due to sporadic attacks by armed groups designated as terrorist organizations (AGDTO) such as Boko Haram and the Islamic State West Africa Province. Furthermore, intercommunity violence between different ethnic groups over lack of resources and competing livelihoods is occurring more periodically. At the same time in the North-WestSouth-West English speaking regions, a socio-political crisis that erupted in 2017 turned into an armed conflict between government defence forces and Non-State Armed Groups (NSAGs) triggering massive internal displacements. In order to de-escalate conflicts with conditions conducive to social stability and peace, and support internally displaced populations (IDPs) with access to durable solutions, IOM leverages the humanitarian development peace nexus (HDPN) to support the government with developing models for legal identity solutions for IDPs, the development of processes and frameworks for the disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) for ex-associates of armed groups, and the development of general projects that support bottom up community engagement for transitioning to sustainable development in post-conflict settings. Within this assignment, due to tasks mostly focused on project policy support for legal identity, DDR and project/programme development, tasks will be based within the Yaounde and around Centre region. This will include a strong support for peacebuilding and stabilization activities that are currently funded by the Government of Japan.

Task description

Under the direct supervision of IOM Chief of Mission, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: 1. Contributing to the writing of project proposals and concept notes related to peace-building, community resilience and social cohesion and in coordination with programme staff. 2. Support IOM activities in Centre region relating to coordinating with the local com-munes a new model for the provision of legal identity and the strengthening of the civil registration system for IDPs for accessing durable solutions to their displacement. 3. Support IOM activities to support the government of Cameroon in developing their ca-pacities for procedures for DDR. 4. Contributing to and supporting the coordination and writing of project reports to donors in partnership with project management staff. 5. Helping in the general knowledge management efforts of the mission, including in the regular updating of information management systems, reporting schedules and general project information. 6. Any other such requests that may be required

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