Position Title: Programme Officer (Community Stabilisation)
Duty Station: Baghdad, Iraq
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: 25 March 2021
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IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at www.iom.int/diversity.
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:
- Internal candidates
- Candidates from the following non-represented member states:
Antigua and Barbuda; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; 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.
There are approximately 1.8 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Iraq (out of a total of 6 million persons displaced during the height of the conflict); more than 4 million people have returned to their communities but return rates have levelled out in recent months. Of those who remain displaced, over half have been displaced for more than three years. Although major efforts are underway to rebuild the country and jumpstart local economies, significant barriers to return endure, including security concerns; lack of social cohesion; issues related to documentation; lack of livelihoods; and destroyed or damaged housing. With protracted displacement expected to endure in the coming years, working towards durable solutions for this population will be at the forefront of IOM programming in 2020.
IOM Iraq’s Community Stabilisation Unit (CSU) aims to address the drivers of conflict and displacement through a community-driven approach. Through five integrated pillars: Social cohesion, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) and Protection, Livelihoods, Community Service and Quick Impact Projects, and Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE), IOM’s stabilisation programme supports IDPs and returnees to regain a sense of safety and security, increase self- and community efficacy, and develop tools to deal with the past and regain hope and agency in the future.
Under the overall guidance of the Chief of Mission (CoM) in Iraq, the overall supervision of the Head, Community Stabilization Unit, and the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator (Community Stabilization), the successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of community stabilization activities in central and southern provinces of Iraq.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Work closely with the Programme Coordinator overseeing CSU programming in central and southern provinces of Iraq, and coordinate and implement community stabilisation activities.
- Support the CSU Programme Coordinator and relevant support units (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL), Resource Management, etc.) to facilitate the implementation of relevant workplans.
- Check that relevant projects and programmes are implemented in compliance with IOM and donor requirements, including those related to procurement and budget utilization, and bring issues of non-compliance to the supervisor.
- Provide feedback and technical guidance to CSU Programme Coordinator to facilitate cohesion between different project components and propose adjustments when needed to assist with the effective and efficient attainment of project outcomes in line with established methodologies.
- Work to foster the CSU’s relationships and engagement with other IOM teams – in particular, working closely and in complementarity with IOM Iraq’s Public Information, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, and Project Development.
- Work closely with CSU colleagues and the Public Information Unit to contribute to the development of a communication plan and materials to showcase achievements as necessary.
- Assist the Community Stabilisation and Project Development Units by drafting segments or components of project documents, work plans, narrative and progress reports, cost modifications, and public information material, as required by project donor(s) and/or IOM.
- Maintain strong relationships with donors, project partners, government officials and other counterparts.
- Facilitate gender and protection mainstreaming within all project activities.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Psychology or Social Science, Post-Conflict Studies, 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 project management and reporting;
• Experience in the design and/or implementation of community stabilization, peace-building, social cohesion and/or MHPSS interventions in conflict and/or post-conflict settings;
• Experience in liaising and building effective partnerships with donors, government authorities, and/or other national/international institutions, such as research institutions and local and international NGOs;
• Experience in capacity building of local organizations and/or grant management; and,
• Previous experience managing United States Agency for International Development (USAID) grants.
• Proven ability to supervise, train, and direct staff and manage operations in complex post-conflict contexts).
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic is highly desirable, French and/or 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
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. https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf
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.
How to apply
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 25 March 2021 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: www.iom.int/recruitment
From 12.03.2021 to 25.03.2021
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.
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