VN 2020 249 Programme Coordinator (Humanitarian and Transition) (P3) Khartoum, Sudan

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Position Title : Programme Coordinator (Humanitarian and Transition)

Duty Station : Khartoum, Sudan

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 09 December 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; 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.


Under the overall supervision of the IOM Sudan Chief of Mission (CoM) and the direct supervision of the Head of Programmes, the successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the transition & recovery and humanitarian programmes.

S/he will work in close collaboration with other programmes / units and relevant sub-offices of IOM in Sudan to ensure timely implementation of the projects and programme activities under the portfolio of transition & recovery and humanitarian programmes covering different components such as Peace Building and Community Social Cohesion, Durable Solutions, Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR), Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Emergency Preparedness and Response, including Non Food Items (NFI).

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Manage and backstop the operational, administrative and financial functions of the transition & recovery and humanitarian unit in accordance with the Organizational regulations and procedures.
  2. Identify and develop projects and activities of interest for IOM in coordination with Head of Programmes, the relevant Project Managers in cooperation with government partners and communities. Identify joint projects with other UN agencies as appropriate.
  3. Develop and maintain strong and regular liaison with the programme partners, such as governmental authorities, sectors and working groups, diplomatic missions, and any other concerned agencies aiming at coordinating and promoting humanitarian, emergency, transition and recovery portfolio.

  4. Provide direction and guidance to project team to ensure the project outputs are achieved.

  5. Lead and facilitate the capacity building training and work closely with partner organizations and governmental authorities to synergize existing training mechanisms, and design and oversee all training components/activities to be implemented.

  6. Assess and expedite programme implementation through discussions and correspondence with project staff, as well as with government authorities and project partners, and through field and project visits.

  7. Closely coordinate and seek synergies with relevant sectors for a harmonized approach including Emergency Shelter/Non-Food Item (ES-NFI), WASH, Durable Solution working groups and C-19 Internally displaced persons (IDP) Task Force group.

  8. Liaise with the sub-office teams to guide and ensure the implementation of the projects and adequate monitoring and evaluation.

  9. Identify the priority areas for and develop IOM activities and interventions related to peace-consolidation, stabilization and development priorities defined by the Government and international community.

  10. In close coordination with the Head of Programmes and the Programme Support Unit (PSU) conduct resource mobilization based on identified needs, gaps and priorities in transition and recovery programming and emergency preparedness and response.

  11. In coordination with the Project Managers and the Head of Programmes, prepare or ensure the provision of adequate and regular reporting to the Programme Support Unit covering programme implementation.

  12. Provide advice and guidance to Project Managers in the overall implementation of projects to ensure compliance with relevant IOM and donor policies, procedures and requirements.

  13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, Business Administration, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.


• Experience in the field of migration, including operational and field experience, IOM project development, and management;

• Experience in working in IDP/refugee context and in complex humanitarian emergency or post-conflict environment;

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


• Demonstrated expertise in the thematic areas (DDR, DS, DRR, Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan (EPREP) & Response, Community Stabilization, Peacebuilding, Reconciliation, Humanitarian–Development–Peace Nexus (HDPN) Housing, Land and Property HLP, among others) relevant to project development;

• Knowledge or experience of regional issues an advantage; and

• Advanced knowledge of monitoring and evaluation.


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

For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic, 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.


1 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.


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