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Global Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Capacity Development Advisor

International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Global Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Capacity Development Advisor

Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P4

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

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 31 January 2024

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 www.iom.int/diversity.

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; Barbados; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Dominica; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Holy See; Iceland; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Tonga; Tuvalu; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states of IOM and female candidates.


As an important function of its mandate, IOM is the Cluster Lead Agency for Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) for natural disaster-induced displacement situations under the 2005 Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Humanitarian Reform. The CCCM Cluster convenes a range of UN, Non-governmental organization (NGO) and other actors to meet the needs of the camp management and coordination sector, by producing key interagency tools, building capacity, and developing shared advocacy and policy.

Under the overall supervision of the of the Head, Preparedness and Response Division, the CCCM Capacity Development Advisor and direct supervision of the CCCM Global Cluster Coordinator and with overall supervision will be responsible to lead and contribute to various capacity development activities of Preparedness and Response Division (PRD), including under the Safe from the Start initiative “Promoting the Reduction of and Improved Operational Response to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) through Camp Management and Site Planning”

(PRM GBV) project. The incumbent will also actively provide support and coordination with the CCCM Global Cluster capacity development initiatives, monitor CCCM capacity development activities in the field, provide remote technical advice, and direct in-country support to IOM country programmes on CCCM, thus contributing to strengthen capacities of CCCM operations worldwide.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Capacity Development:

  1. Lead IOM’s effort to strengthen its institutional capacity in CCCM operations and CCCM cluster coordination, in coordination with the Global Cluster Coordinator and other areas specialist as required related to climate/environment, durable solutions, and preparedness.
  2. Provide technical support and advice (remote and in-person) for the development of contextualized country-level capacity development strategy and action planning at country and cluster levels, including engagement with CCCM and IOM government counterparts.
  3. Provide technical guidance in the utilization and adaptation of CCCM Training packages to ensure coherent CCCM practices and accurate messages at the operational level, and facilitate knowledge sharing – including lessons learned and good practices.
  4. Organize, provide oversight, monitor, and evaluate the implementation of CCCM capacity development activities of IOM Country Missions and CCCM Cluster partners at the field level.
  5. Co-lead the Global CCCM Cluster’s “Capacity Development Working Group” on behalf of IOM, including:
  • Coordinate yearly capacity assessment.
  • Planning and implementation of capacity development activities for the global cluster, organization of Training of Trainer events, and areas of innovation related to remote learning.
  • Update and Revision of training packages in collaboration with other CCCM and relevant actors.
  • Ensuring protection mainstreaming, particularly in GBV and disability and inclusion mainstreaming.
  1. Lead or contribute to capacity-building efforts to support inter-agency and/or government requests at country and regional levels.


  1. In collaboration with the program coordinator and cluster coordinator, work to identify, plan and work with relevant IOM missions to implement localizing CCCM capacity building in identified locations/countries.
  2. Support field teams with specific adaptations for local partners and follow up on relevant actions in-country under the PRM GBV project – including CCCM capacity development events under national-level action plans.
  3. Lead in the development and revision of key localization resources including glossaries, guidance notes, workshops, peer-to-peer learning, etc to aid IOM’s CCCM operations in increasing their partnership and localization efforts.

Camp Management Standards:

  1. Represent the Minimum Standards in Camp Management (MSCM) handbook in the Humanitarian Standards Partnership (HSP) forum and Sphere secretariate.
  2. Lead and coordinate updates and translation of the MSCM with relevant counterparts, setting out priorities and workplan required for implementation and operationalization of the standards in countries and contexts.
  3. Document good practices and engage in events and meetings linked to humanitarian standards and champion the use of camp management standards in emergency settings.


  1. Undertake field missions and duty travel relating to the projects and various capacity-building initiatives of CCCM and PRD, and provide direct technical support to IOM colleagues and counterparts, as required.
  2. Contribute to the accurate reporting including donor progress and final reports, ensuringaccuracy and resolving discrepancies with the view to resolution
  3. Contribute to the planning and implementation of initiatives aimed at promoting IOM’s CCCM work and global activities in capacity building, including the development and implementation of new projects and programs related to capacity building.
  4. Report and advise the CCCM Global Cluster Coordinator, head of Division and Director on all pertinent matters as needed.
  5. Keep abreast of international policy development and issues relevant to the CCCM sector, in particular cross-cutting themes, such as protection/gender, and accountability to affected populations
  6. Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Humanitarian affairs, Civil Protection, Disaster Management, Social sciences, Development Studies, Political Science, International Relations 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.
  • Certification of Sphere training, protection training including Gender Based Violence andCertification CCCM Training of trainers (ToT) is an advantage;


  • Demonstrated and long-standing experience in capacity-building programmes;
  • Experience as a camp manager; and,
  • Experience in a wide variety of CCCM (Camp Coordination and Camp Management) contexts and site typologies.


  • Proven expertise in humanitarian capacity building and/or training programmes;
  • Sound understanding of adult learning principles;
  • Developing and adapting training packages; and,
  • Knowledge and in-depth understanding of humanitarian architecture at global and country levels.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish. All staff members are required to be fluent in one of the three languages.

For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and 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 (https://whed.net/home.php).

Required Competencies:

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these five values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.
  • 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.
  • Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
  • Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.

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 actions 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 leadership and professional potential.
  • Empowering others: Creates an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  • Building Trust: Promotes shared values and creates an atmosphere of trust and honesty.
  • Strategic thinking and vision: Works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
  • Humility: Leads with humility and shows openness to acknowledging own shortcomings.

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.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and background verification 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.

How to apply

To apply, interested applicants are invited to submit their applications HERE via the IOM e-Recruitment system by 31 January 2024.

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: www.iom.int/recruitment

Posting period:

From 18.01.2024 to 31.01.2024

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 2024 13 Global Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Capacity Development Advisor (P4) Geneva, Switzerland (58600413) Released

Posting: Posting NC58600414 (58600414) Released

Deadline: 31-Jan-24

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