International Organization for Migration
Position Title: National Peace, Transition and Recovery Programme Coordinator
Duty Station: IOM Philippines Country Office (Cotabato City)
Classification: National Officers, NO-B
Type of Appointment: One Year Fixed Term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: 23 February 2024
Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, it 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 environment. It is one of the factors that makes the organization qualified to deal with the complex issue of migration. IOM sees that diversity is one of the organizational strengths.
IOM aims to foster an inclusive workplace where everyone treats each other (including colleagues and beneficiaries) with dignity and respect.
Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.
Under overall supervision of Head of Programmes (HOP in Country Office) and the direct supervision of the Head of Sub-Office (HSO), the successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation, oversight and coordination of IOM’s humanitarian, development and/or peacebuilding projects in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) and its neighbouring areas and especially in relation to the thematic area of peacebuilding and preservation; community stabilization; disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of former combatants; preventing violent extremism; durable solutions; and, disaster risk reduction. The successful candidate will provide overall technical oversight to the relevant thematic units of IOM’s offices including in Cotabato, Marawi, and Zamboanga City, ensuring compliance with IOM’s policies, standards and commitments.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1. Provide strategic support, analysis, and technical input to the HSO and HOP in strategizing initiatives for peacebuilding and preservation; community stabilization; disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of former combatants; preventing violent extremism; durable solutions; and disaster risk reduction in Mindanao.
2. Support the identification and formulation of priorities IOM’s Peace, Transition and Recovery programming in Mindanao, integrating global, national, and BARMM’s priorities and considering the specific needs of communities and stakeholders in the Bangsamoro region, in close coordination with HSO, HOP, and Regional Thematic Specialists.
3. Coordinate with HSO and technical lead of the Peace, Transition and Recovery Unit in Mindanao Offices, and direct the overall implementation of projects in a regular and timely manner, being responsible for the technical and administrative oversight of the project activities, in line with IOM’s policies and practices as well as donor requirements.
4. Liaise and coordinate with relevant interlocutors (including government line ministries, CSOs, UN agencies and other stakeholders) in relation to Peace, Transition and Recovery activities in Mindanao.
5. Promote thematic consistency, mainstream cross-cutting approaches, and quality control across projects under the Peace, Transition and Recovery Unit, including the technical assistance, services and items provided to beneficiaries and relevant stakeholders.
6. Provide strategic, technical guidance and inputs to the development of implementation strategies and roadmap related to identification, prioritization and engagement of beneficiaries and linkages to key stakeholders and government counterparts.
7. Provide oversight and build the technical capacity of thematic staff in planning and implementing operational, procurement and logistics, human resources, administrative, budgetary and financial management in line with IOM’s rules and procedures and in close coordination with HSO and National Resource Management Officer.
8. Relevant to the Peace, Transition and Recovery programme, manage financial/budgetary planning and execution, exercise quality control over all procedures and documents and ensure proper follow up as necessary, with support from HSO and National Resource Management Officer.
9. Monitor the implementation progress of the projects under the Peace, Transition, and Recovery Unit and provide recommendations on measures to address foreseen challenges, including delays, potential threats or risks to programming, in coordination with HSO.
10. Lead the consultation with thematic staff to identify emerging challenges, opportunities, trends and priorities, consolidate inputs and recommendations, and formulate strategies to improve and develop programme services.
11. Drive the development of reports, presentations, talking points, and briefings on programme activities.
12. Contribute to identifying challenges and opportunities for the strengthening and expansion of IOM’s presence and operations and take part in relevant project development efforts to complement or expand existing projects and/or for new project initiatives in related fields in coordination with HSO.
13. Participate in any events, initiatives, meetings, or other fora that are institutionally and thematically relevant to IOM’s presence and profile.
14. Promote, in close coordination with HSO, compliance to IOM Standards of Conduct, policies and procedures for Preventing and Responding to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, and frameworks on Accountability to Affected Population (AAP), Do-no-Harm and Conflict Sensitivity.
15. Undertake duty travels in support of the programme and perform other duties that may be assigned.
16. Perform other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience
- Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, International Relations, International Development, Migration Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Public Administration, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with minimum two years of relevant professional experience; or
- University degree in the above fields with minimum four years of relevant professional experience.
- Experience in managing humanitarian, development and/or peacebuilding programmes and capacity-building activities with the UN, Government and INGOs.
- Experience in liaising with governmental authorities as well as with national and international institutions.
- Experience in project development, reporting, management, planning and implementation, research, and policy formulation.
- Demonstrated ability to supervise, train and motivate staff in a multicultural team environment.
- In depth knowledge of the broad range of migration related subject areas dealt with by the Organization; and,
- Knowledge of UN and bilateral donor programming.
For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written).
Working knowledge in any Mindanao languages.
Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (https://whed.net/home.php).
The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:
Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these five values:
- Respect and promote individual and cultural differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.
- Maintain high ethical standards and act in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
- Demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
- Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
- Shows compassion for others, and makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.
Core Competencies – Behavioural Indicators level 1
- Develop and promote effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
- Produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action-oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
- Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
- Takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own actions and delegated work.
- Encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.
IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link
Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.
Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa, and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.
Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.
The position involves onsite and/or offsite work (or a combination of both). The working modality will be further discussed during the interviews if the candidate is available to work on-site and/or offsite.
How to apply
In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM will only accept applications which should include a cover letter (not more than one page), a résumé highlighting the required education and experience, and a duly completed IOM Personal History Form. To access the form, please visit this link (four pages).
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via [email protected] not later than 23 February 2024. Position title and SVN Number (VN 2024 006 – National Peace, Transition and Recovery Programme Coordinator) should be specified in the SUBJECT field.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 23 Feb 2024