Sector Coordinator (Shelter / NFI / CCCM) at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) – Read this application guide carefully, the direct application link is just below this guide.
International Organization for Migration (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 andnon-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for thebenefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Sector Coordinator (Shelter / NFI / CCCM)
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P3
Type of Appointment: Special Short-Term (SST) 6 months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
- The North-eastern part of Nigeria has witnessed an increase in violence since the beginning of 2015, causing a major humanitarian crisis.
- More than two million individuals have been displaced as a consequence of the intensification of attacks by non-State armed groups and subsequent military operations, with the highest rate of displacement taking place in Borno, Yobe, Gombe and Adamawa States.
- Today more than 1.7 million people remain displaced with more than 874,583 of Internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in 287 camps, collective centres, or transitional sites, notably in schools or government buildings.
- The remaining IDPs are displaced in host communities: sharing the homes of others, living in makeshift shelters constructed on available land or renting homes.
- The Shelter/Non-Food Items (NFI) and the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) sectors established to coordinate the response in those two areas have been historically led by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and IOM since the beginning of the crisis.
- Since August 2016 both sectors have been merged and jointly coordinated between IOM, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and NEMA.
- Under the overall supervision of the Regional Director and direct supervision of the Chief of Mission, and in collaboration with the Emergency Response units, Headquarters (HQ) and the Regional Office for West and Central Africa in Dakar the successful candidate will be accountable and responsible for coordinating and managing the activities of the joint Shelter, Non-Food Items (NFI) and CCCM sector in Nigeria.
Core Functions / Responsibilities
- Update and reinforce a comprehensive CCCM/Shelter/NFI Sectoral strategy that incorporates all phases of the response, including preparedness, emergency management, response, recovery, and implementation of durable solutions.
- Participate in the Inter-Sector Coordination Group to ensure adequate consideration of needs and coordination with other sectors with regards to the humanitarian strategy and response in Nigeria.
- Prepare and revise, when necessary, specific documents, strategies, guidelines, and sector’s terms of reference.
- Provide timely analysis, leading to a joint identification of gaps and development of sector-specific response strategies; ensure that sector strategies are adequately reflected in overall country strategies and appeals.
- Draw lessons learned from the past activities in Nigeria and revise strategies and action plans accordingly in light of these and needs as they evolve.
- Develop and implement an action plan within the CCCM, Shelter, NFI and CCCM Sector for capacity building and training. Plan, coordinate and deliver training/capacity-building to CCCM, Shelter and NFI sector partners, with a view to improving quality and efficiency of CCCM, Shelter and NFI interventions across all affected areas, including support efforts to strengthen the capacity of the national’s authorities and civil society.
- Ensure integration of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee’s priority cross-cutting issues (e.g., human rights, HIV/AIDS, age, community participatory approaches) and promote gender equality and GBV risk reduction by ensuring that the specific needs of women and girls, as well as men and boys, are addressed. Ensure appropriate coordination with national authorities to the extent the political situation allows. This will involve liaising and working with relevant government counterparts to support or complement existing coordination mechanisms, where they exist.
- Convene, facilitate and co-chair regular Shelter, NFI and CCCM sector coordination meetings and engage sector members while regularly monitoring their performance.
- Identify, support, and coordinate a network of Shelter, NFI and CCCM Focal Points across all affected areas of Nigeria, to enable effective and coordinated field-level strategy, emergency preparedness and response.
- In consultation with sector partners, plan and participate in inter-agency needs assessments, as required.
- Coordinate CCCM, Shelter and NFI interventions with sector partners, as well as with other sector coordination groups involved in responding to the needs and supporting adequate information sharing mechanisms.
- Liaise, on behalf of the sector, with donors to fund priority sector activities, while at the same time encouraging sector partners to mobilize resources for their activities through their usual channels.
- Provide guidance and substantive support to sector partners in developing the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), submitting project proposals for inclusion in the Consolidated Appeals, Flash Appeals, Central Emergency Response Fund requests and other inter-agency funding appeals and ensure that agreed sector strategies/priorities are adequately reflected in appeal documents.
- Prepare and disseminate Shelter, NFI and CCCM sector regular updates.
- Ensure, to the extent possible, that sector partners use common standards to review impact of the sector and progress against implementation plans as well as tools for information and data management, including in needs assessments and monitoring.
- Ensure adequate reporting and information sharing, both within the sector and with other Working Groups and the Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA); collect 4W (Who/What/When/Where) information from partners and provide information to relevant inter-agency coordination body so it can be processed and redistributed at the Sector level and to other stakeholders; ensure that updated and relevant Sector-specific information is included in general reports, common web platforms; OCHA Situation Reports, OCHA Humanitarian Dashboard, etc.
- Identify core advocacy concerns for the sector and contribute key messages to the broader advocacy initiatives of the HC, the Sector Lead Agency, and other relevant actors together with sector partners.
- Promote principled approaches to camp consolidation, camp closures, returns and local integration.
- Represent the interests of the sector in Durable Solutions discussions with the Inter Sector Coordination group and the donor community on prioritization, resource mobilization and advocacy.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience
- Master’s Degree in Political or Social Sciences, International Relations, Human Right / Law, Architecture, Engineering, Disaster Management, Conflict Management 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 Cluster coordination and humanitarian response
- Experience in programme management and project implementation
- Experience of operational Cluster information management, Camp Coordination/ Camp management, DTM, Shelter/NFI coordination, implementation and monitoring and evaluation and site planning
- Good knowledge of CCCM, NFI and shelter-related technical guidelines and standards
- Knowledge of humanitarian reform, operational coordination, and Working Group
- Previous management experience in an emergency operation setting.
- Ability to work effectively with local authorities, stakeholders, and beneficiaries
- Excellent communication skills
- Strong general analytical skills.
- IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
- External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).
- For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written).
- Working knowledge of one of the IOM Official languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, 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.
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.
Application Closing Date
15th September, 2022.
Important Information and Notice
- 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.
- Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.
- Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date.
- No late applications will be accepted.
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
- 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