International Organization for Migration
Position Title: Project Officer (Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM))
Duty Station: Bentiu, South Sudan
Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2
Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, 6 months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: 13 February 2024
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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:
- Internal candidates
- Candidates 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.
IOM in South Sudan has a broad range of programming centred around three broad areas: humanitarian coordination and support; humanitarian response and resilience; and peacebuilding, transition, and development. Humanitarian coordination and support includes leading/co-leading the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) and Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI) Clusters, Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and management of WASH and Shelter and NFI core-pipelines, humanitarian hubs and common transport services. Humanitarian response and resilience includes CCCM, WASH, Shelter & NFI, health, protection, gender equality and inclusion, mental health and psychosocial support and the management of a Rapid Response Fund. Under peacebuilding, transition and development, IOM South Sudan implements programming on housing, land and property issues, transition and recovery, transhumance conflict prevention, community-based violence reduction, community development and migration management. IOM also chairs the Communication and Community Engagement Working Group (CCEWG) in the country, tasked with operationalizing collective Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) mechanisms.
Formerly a Protection of Civilians (PoC) site, the Bentiu IDP camp has since transitioned to an IDP camp – with a relevant government entity responsible for Camp Administration – while IOM CCCM continues to provide CCCM interventions and activities as the designated Camp Management Agency (CMA).
Under the overall supervision of the Emergency Response Coordinator, administrative supervision of the Head of Bentiu Sub-Office, and the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator (Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM)), the Project Officer (Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM)) will be responsible and accountable for overseeing and contributing to the implementation, monitoring and development of IOM’s CCCM interventions in the Bentiu IDP camp in South Sudan.
The overall aim is to raise the living standards while in the camp and to enable IDPs to equitably access timely humanitarian services and enjoy their basic human rights, while proactively advocate for displacement solutions.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Oversee, provide support and assistance for the timely implementation of the various components of CCCM programming.
- Contribute to the integration of the Sudan crisis affected population arriving in the Bentiu IDP camp in CCCM programming.
- Coordinate the CCCM operations within the site, including community-led disaster mitigation measures, dead body management and relocation exercises.
- Provide support for the site governance and community participation/mobilization mechanisms within the site, with emphasis on women’s decision-making, on persons with specific needs (such as the elderly and persons with disabilities), youth and minority groups.
- Contribute and support site care and maintenance (C&M) efforts in coordination with the C&M team, including site planning, site development as well as site maintenance.
- Provide clarifications of roles and responsibilities among stakeholders in the site, for maintenance of site infrastructure with a focus on sustainability and community/local government ownership, while placing a special emphasis on advocating for durable solutions and implementing the prospective solutions in the Bentiu IDP Camp context (in coordination with the Durable Solutions Unit).
- Promote accountability of humanitarian actors towards the site population through the implementation of appropriate Communication with Communities (CwC) interventions and the utilization of multiple communication channels and methods (site committees, notice boards, broadcasts, complaints and feedback desks).
- Mainstream protection and conflict sensitivity in operations.
- Provide support for the information management system in the site, including the collection and the supply of data and the transparent sharing of information. In coordination with DTM unit, update the population data to ensure new arrivals are registered.
- Promote resilience and empowerment in the site, while participating in discussions on transitional and durable solutions with all stakeholders, including the IDP community and local authorities.
- Maintain appropriate, timely and effective coordination mechanisms with other IOM units as well as partner organizations working in assigned areas of operation, including within the Bentiu IDP site, Bentiu and Rubkona towns, as well as Rotriak and Panakuach (Sudan Crisis). This will require appropriate coordination with key humanitarian and peace stakeholders, including but not limited to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Shelter/Non-Food Items partners, Health, WASH as well as Protection partners.
- Follow up on logistical and administrative arrangements, cooperate with national authorities, provide information and assist with arrangements required for the recruitment of project staff, and ensure that donor reporting information and schedules are available.
- Monitor specific aspects of project implementation, identify problems and propose action to expedite the delivery of inputs. Analyze progress and implementation reports, identify, and document significant project events, decisions, problems or deviations.
- Contribute to the development of new projects by selecting and summarizing background information, assessing the local context for the planning and administration of individual projects, and drafting of project proposals.
- Assist the Programme/Project Managers in monitoring, assessing and evaluation project/programme activities, and in planning new features that add value to the project’s overall goals.
- Work with experts, consultants and other project participants to ensure that logistical arrangements and internal procedures for monitoring and reporting are well understood and implemented.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
- Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Law, Development, Public Health or related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or,
- University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.
- Experience in Camp Management and/or Protection;
- Experience working in camp-like settings and working with displaced communities;
- Experience in community engagement and AAP;
- Experience in mainstreaming operationalization of humanitarian interventions geared towards sustainability and empowerment;
- Experience in M&E and report writing;
- Experience in consolidating information from multiple sources; and,
- Experience with basic presentation software, e.g., Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel.
- In-depth knowledge of the displacement profile of the country;
- Analytical skills, including data collection from various sources and in-depth analysis;
- Leadership and adaptability skills;
- Knowledge of the activated coordination systems in South Sudan;
- In-depth knowledge of relevant protection frameworks and protection mainstreaming; and,
- Strong editing and drafting skills.
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 Arabic, French, Spanish and/or 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 (https://whed.net/home.php).
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 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 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 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 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. https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.p df
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 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
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications HERE by 13 February 2024 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
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
From 31.01.2024 to 13.02.2024
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 32 Project Officer (Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM)) (P2)
Bentiu, South Sudan (58631378) Released
Posting: Posting NC58631379 (58631379) Released
Posting Channel: Internal Candidates
Deadline: 13 Feb 2024