Position Title : Project Support Officer (CCCM)
Duty Station : Gaziantep, Turkey
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 May 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.
IOM has 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.
As a member of the UN Humanitarian Country Team in Syria and all concerned neighbouring countries, the IOM Director General has activated the L3 Emergency Standard operating procedures (SOPs) to enhance organizational humanitarian assistance and priorities related to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), refugees and returnees, and IOM is actively participating in the emergency response within this rapidly changing humanitarian context. Security Council Resolutions has been allowing UN and its partners to provide cross-border assistance from Turkey to Northern Syria since 2014.
IOM Turkey works in the sectors of Shelter/ Non-Food Items (NFI), Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), CCCM, Protection, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) and work with clusters, International Non-governmental Organizations (INGOs), Turkish Government Authorities and Syrian partners on identifying vulnerable displaced populations inside Syria and delivering aid to Syrian people in need. Since 2017, IOM has been active in CCCM sector, operating in North-western Syria in the implementation of CCCM activities in camp and off-camp in partnership with local NGOs.
Under the overall supervision of the Senior Programme Coordinator (Cross-Border) and the direct supervision of the Project Officer (CCCM), the successful candidate will be responsible for providing support and assistance for the development, preparation and implementation of cross border CCCM project activities in close collaboration and partnership with sub-implementing partners.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Provide information and inputs to support proposal design, project development and revision of Donor reporting. Consolidate and provide technical inputs for programme development and the formulation of recommendations and approaches.
- Contribute to the development of an effective referral mechanism in close collaboration with other cross-border units.
- Draft monthly camp management situation report (sitrep) for planned camps and reception sites, highlighting achievements, challenges and gaps.
- Provide technical inputs for the development of strategies and contingency plans that respond to new and emerging operational challenges in the context of NWS through a consultative process with the programme staff.
- Encourage harmonization of approaches and methodologies across the different sites, planned camps and reception sites by providing direct support to IOM staff and implementing partners on technical camp management issues and through capacity building and assistance in the development of Standard Operating Procedures and tools.
- Support the delivery of high-quality Camp Management activities by IOM and its implementing partners, in accordance with the agreed Country and Camp management strategies, tools and guidelines.
- Be a focal point within the CCCM Unit for the COVID-19 Response, checking that all the agreed COVID-19 measures are applied in planned camps and reception sites. Coordinate with the other Cross-Borders Units for the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) distribution, training and hygiene kits.
- Coordinate CCCM project activities with other units within the Cross-Border programme, when requested.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in international development, humanitarian assistance, international relations, 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.
• Previous camp management experience from multiple settings;
• Experience in emergency operations, programme design, including support to displaced populations and refugees;
• Experience with international humanitarian organizations, non-governmental or governmental institutions/organizations in a multi-cultural setting;
• Experience in project development and report writing skills.
• Effectively coordinates actions with other implementing partners;
• Proven solution orientation, able to meet deadlines and communicate effectively with remotely based team members;
• Proven understanding of the humanitarian system and challenges of co-leadership in stressful humanitarian emergencies;
• Knowledge of the broad range of CCCM Camp Coordination and Camp Management;
• Familiarity with the Syrian context is an added advantage;
• Demonstrated ability to establish effective and working relations with local staff and other stakeholders;
• Knowledge and expertise in the following software: MS office, Internet, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, etc..
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 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 (https://whed.net/home.php).
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.
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.
How to apply
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 07 May 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 25.03.2021 to 07.05.2021
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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