Cluster Coordinator (Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM))
IOM , Nairobi, Kenya
Position Title : Cluster Coordinator (Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM))
Duty Station : IOM Somalia in Nairobi*, Kenya
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3
Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 18 February 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.
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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:
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 5.2 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in Somalia. The country also has a high number of Internally Displaced Peoples (IDPs) and refugees who have left the country, with more than 3.6 million who have been displaced by conflict, insecurity, forced evictions, droughts, and floods. Clan disputes, protests, the weakness of the national forces, the gradual withdrawal of the African Union Mission in Somalia, Islamic State and continuing Al Shabaab attacks cause insecurity and instability across Somalia.
The insecurity coupled with reoccurring climatic shocks often lead to displacement. With 2.6 million IDPs across 2,000+ settlements/sites, the CCCM cluster’s coordination in the provision of basic services in sites while improving the living conditions and protection of IDPs. The cluster’s current priorities focus on meeting the humanitarian needs of the affected individuals while maintaining a clear focus on durable solutions and longer-term development needs.
Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Chief of Mission in Somalia and direct supervision of the Head, Operations and Humanitarian Response; and in collaboration with the Programme Officer (CCCM) and other units, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for the coordination of the Somalia CCCM cluster, in coordination with the relevant co-lead partner(s).
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
a. Represent the interests of the cluster in discussions and coordination meetings at the national level and ensure a harmonized and coordinated multi-sectorial response in displacement sites.
b. Ensure reporting of multi-sectorial gaps and needs in all displacement sites to the Inter-Cluster Working Group and advocate for support from other clusters when necessary.
c. Ensure that adequate site management structures are in place in identified displacement sites.
d. Organize regular cluster meetings at the national level.
- Planning and preparedness
a. Lead on cluster planning at national level with regards to developing response strategies, contingency planning including “exit”/transition strategy for site closures and action plans for the cluster.
b. Together with cluster partners, undertake capacity mapping and gap identification exercises to develop a capacity-development strategy for the sector.
c. Identify the training needs and develop a capacity building strategy accordingly.
d. Organise joint field missions, needs assessments and analysis among cluster partners and participate in joint inter-cluster needs assessment exercises.
a. Ensure and monitor that all CCCM actors implement site management standards and guidance in all displacement sites.
b. In coordination with the Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF), ensure that all partners funded through this mechanism meet their targets and complete all reporting requirements.
- Directly manage the Information Management Officer (IMO) and ensure
a. Proper communication and information flow between cluster partners, Mogadishu and the field, and other stakeholders.
b. Close coordination with all cluster partners to collect and collate agreed upon CCCM reporting tools for the field.
c. Close coordination with the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) team, as the primary Information Management partner of the CCCM cluster; review, share and promote DTM products in all relevant forums.
d. Cluster data is well presented via periodical info-products.
- Application of standards and guidelines
a. Facilitate discussion and agreement on the use of common standards and tools among cluster partners.
b. Promote awareness of and adherence to relevant policy guidelines, codes of conduct and examples of good practice by all cluster partners, taking into consideration the possible need for local adaptation both in terms of language and content;
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in International Relations, Political Science, Business or Public Administration, Humanitarian Affairs, Conflict Studies 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.
• Operational experience in the field of IDP/refugee and migration related issues, including technical cooperation, project development and project/programme implementation and evaluation; and,
• Work experience in liaising with governmental authorities, other national/international institutions, and NGOs - experience in the region is an asset.
• Good knowledge of UN, IOM and NGO mandates and programmes in the IDP humanitarian responses, post conflict construction and development; and,
• Familiarity with financial management and good level of computer literacy, including database applications.
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Somali, 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.
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.