Senior Programme Coordinator (Community Stabilization) At International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Senior Programme Coordinator (Community Stabilization)

Duty Station: Erbil, Iraq

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P4

Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 29 March 2021

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. External female candidates:
  3. Candidate 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 of IOM and female candidates.


Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) in Iraq and the direct supervision of the Head, Community Stabilisation Unit (CSU), the successful candidate will be responsible for the financial, development and operational management of IOM’s community stabilization activities in Iraq’s northern, central and southern governorates. The candidate will take on a primary role in management of relationships with external stakeholders including implementing partners and select UN sister agencies, government officials, and donors.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Formulate and implement the strategic orientation of the work of CSU and ensure the programme’s responsiveness to destabilizing factors and trends, developing and integrating new approaches and procedures as required. Exercise administrative, operational and financial management responsibility for relevant projects.
  2. Ensure the timely rollout of stabilisation activities, directing project planning, implementation, monitoring, and troubleshooting across all programmes led or implemented by CSU in Iraq.
  3. Coordinate with CSU colleagues and relevant support units (MEAL, Resource Management, etc.) to ensure that targets are met in accordance with relevant workplans and ensure the utilization of monitoring mechanisms to assess the impact of activities against agreed indicators.
  4. Coordinate the projectization of CSU’s international and national staff.
  5. Manage and strengthen the Unit’s relationships with external stakeholders, including implementing partners and select UN sister agencies, government officials, and donors to promote new activities, develop key operational awareness of program activities, facilitate the implementation of ongoing activities, and raise funds for new projects and activities.
  6. In coordination with IOM’s Public Information Unit, lead the preparation and roll out of the Unit’s communication and visibility strategy, in line with donor requirements.
  7. Ensure compliance with IOM and donor requirements, including those related to procurement, budget utilization, and human resources, maintaining close contact with relevant IOM support units.
  8. Ensure coherence between the different pillars of CSU programming and take authoritative action to maximize the collective strategic impact of different activities.
  9. Represent IOM at regional-level coordination forums and other meetings, conferences and seminars, developing partnerships with governmental and non-governmental stakeholders to ensure strong coordination, information sharing, and government involvement.
  10. Manage and supervise all staff and contractors within the Community Stabilisation CS area, including both field and management positions.
  11. Ensure information sharing, coordination and communication within the teams across north, central and south of Iraq, and with other teams and management.
  12. Establish clear demarcation of CSU’s technical, operational and project-support functions to ensure that all programmatic components within the CS area work as a cohesive unit.
  13. Establish and strengthen work relationships with donors to raise funds, negotiate new activities, advise on the progress of activities, resolve issues and share lessons learned, etc.
  14. Develop project proposals, and ensure all reporting requirements are met, including narrative and progress reports, donor reports, cost modifications, and public information material, as required by project donor(s) and/or IOM.
  15. Deputise for the Head of CSU when necessary, including during meetings with senior management, donors or other stakeholders.
  16. Ensure gender and protection mainstreaming within all project activities.
  17. Coordinate the implementation of the Disability Inclusion (DI) Strategy within CSU, and provide support to CoM, Programe Development Support Unit and the IOM DI team in Geneva to advance DI within IOM.
  18. Undertake duty travel as required, for project site review and other duties of concern to the projects.
  19. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Science, Post-Conflict Studies 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 in project management and reporting (required);

• 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 (required);

• 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 (required);

• Experience in capacity building of local organizations and/or grant management (desired).


• Proven ability to supervise, train, and direct staff and manage operations in complex post-conflict contexts (desired).


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

For this position, fluency in English and working knowledge in French and/or Spanish is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic, Kurdish and/or Turkish 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 3

• 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 3

• 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.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 29 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:

Posting period:

From 16.03.2021 to 29.03.2021

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 2021 63 Senior Programme Coordinator (Community Stabilization) (P4) Erbil, Iraq (56897974) Released

Posting: Posting NC56897975 (56897975) Released

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