Programme Coordinator (Transition and Recovery)

IOM , Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Of The Congo
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Position Title: Programme Coordinator (Transition and Recovery)

Duty Station: Kinshasa, CoNGO, Democratic Republic of the

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: 10 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 direct supervision of the Chief of Mission, the successful candidate will manage, coordinate and ensure the implementation of the transition and recovery portfolio in DRC, with thematic support from the Regional Office Pretoria and the Transition and Recovery Division (TRD) / Department of Operations and Emergencies (DOE) in HQ.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure the strategic implementation of the TRD programme according to the procedural standards and policies of IOM. Review the overall direction and strategy of the TRD programme for effectiveness on a regular basis and build linkages with other IOM programmes in the country and the region.
  2. Monitor and assess the performance of the TRD programmes to ensure that the targets are being met, in coordination with Project and Programme Managers. Prepare regular reports to the CoM and Senior Management Team in order to provide an objective overview of programme performance, including proposals for improvement. Flag and respond to operational constraints and emerging risks, and develop and implement mitigation measures as appropriate.

  3. Ensure the implementation of the IOM TRD programme, including regularly liaising with external partners such as Government representatives, UN agencies, NGOs, donors and civil society, analyzing project progress reports, and participating in reviews and project evaluations.

  4. Represent IOM DRC in TRD-related inter-agency, partner and donor meetings, and develop and conduct regular presentations for donors and partners on key project deliverables, achievements and challenges.

  5. Identify new project opportunities and develop new TRD programmes, projects and activities based on emerging trends, priorities as well as donor interests in close coordination with the CoM, Project Support Unit, Project/Programme Managers, Regional Office, Government counterparts and partner organizations.

  6. Identify potential and realistic funding opportunities by assessing contextual needs and opportunities, liaising with donors, reviewing calls for proposals, and collecting donor information.

  7. Facilitate the strategic positioning of IOM in donor and partner forums related to stabilization, transition and recovery interventions as well as the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus (HDPN).

  8. Liaise with other IOM Programme Coordinators and Project Managers to develop joint programming activities, build programmatic synergies and HDPN initiatives.

  9. Ensure the effective coordination between Programme Managers and support units such as monitoring and evaluation, reporting, procurement, finance, administration, and human resources to ensure the smooth implementation of projects and report requirements.

  10. Recommend improvements and the expansion of the IOM transition and recovery team structure and human capacity to adequately support the scale up of the programme.

  11. Undertake duty travels relating to programme assessments, management meetings, project monitoring, liaison with counterparts, problem solving, and the development of new initiatives, as required.

  12. Provide advice and support the evaluation of project impact and effectiveness and coordinate donor visits to project sites if required.

  13. Ensure the timely preparation and submission of internal and external reports, updates and media releases for the transition and recovery programme.

  14. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Political or Social Sciences, Economics, International Relations, Security Studies, Migration Studies, Law or related field with five years of experience; Or

• University degree from related field with seven years of professional experience.


• Experience in project development and management, including operational and field experience, with a focus on transition and recovery issues;

• Demonstrated expertise in the thematic area (DDR, SSR, CS, Return Reintegration, Peace building, Reconciliation, HLP etc.;

• Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, other national/international institutions;

• Experience in programme formulation, implementation, evaluation and practices;

• Experience in UN inter-agency coordination and participatory processes;

• Familiarity with IOM project life cycle, administrative and financial management.


• Excellent project management skills including knowledge of IOM administrative and financial procedures and budget monitoring;

• Excellent monitoring and evaluation skills and ability to supervises large numbers of staff;

• Familiarity with cluster systems, various steps of project cycle and coordination with donor, local authorities, beneficiaries and other stakeholders;

• Knowledge of UN pooled fund and bilateral donor programming.


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

For this position, fluency in English and French is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of local language 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 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 endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board 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.