Organization: International Organization for Migration
Closing date: 4 Feb 2021Position Title : Consultant (Procurement Technical Advisor)Duty Station : Gaziantep, Turkey
Type of Appointment : Consultant, five months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 04 February 2021
The IOM is the only international inter-governmental agency with a specific mandate for migration and is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing technical expertise to governments, migrants and host communities through a wide range of sustainable solutions contributing to end forced migration and/or improve displacement conditions. IOM also has a leading role in the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster, participates in coordinated humanitarian responses, and engages in inter-agency collaboration to meet the needs of affected-persons and contribute to their protection.
As a member of the UN Humanitarian Country Team in Syria and all concerned neighbouring countries, the IOM Director General has activated the L3 Emergency Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to enhance organizational humanitarian assistance and priorities related to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), refugees and returnees, and IOM is actively participating in the emergency response within this rapidly changing humanitarian context. Security Council Resolutions have been allowing IOM and its partners to provide cross-border assistance from Turkey to Northern Syria since 2014.IOM Turkey works in the sectors of Shelter/Non-Food Items (NFI), Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), CCCM, Protection, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) and works with clusters, International Non-governmental Organisations (INGOs), Turkish Government Authorities and Syrian partners on identifying vulnerable displaced populations inside Syria, and delivering aid to Syrian people in need.
IOM is a leading UN agency in the Cross-Border response, procuring and supplying the largest quantities of NFIs, shelter materials, and other aid items. IOM has significant and dedicated staffing in Procurement and Logistics, with substantial supply chain capacity in Turkey , as well as expertise in all key areas of the cross-border humanitarian response. The Procurement Working Group was recently established to support NWS Cross-Border response strategic planning and Capacity Development efforts.
Under the overall supervision of the Senior Programme Coordinator (Cross-Border) and the direct supervision of the Capacity Development Officer, in close coordination with the relevant programmatic and support units, the incumbent will be responsible for representing IOM as a co-lead for the Procurement Working Group (PWG) and provide technical expertise and strategic guidance ti the PWG and its members.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Represent IOM as a Co-lead of the Procurement Working Group (PWG).Provide strategic guidance and technical expertise in procurement and logistics to the PWG and its members.
- Coordinate with agencies and I/NGO partners on common procurement issues, challenges, and needs.
- Host workshops and learning exchanges targeting procurement departments of I/NGOs partners working in NWS.
- Generate or provide technical review of procurement SOPs, guidance documents, and or toolkits in coordination with the PWG as necessary.
- Support periodic market Analysis and procurement Mapping efforts for NWS.
- Keep abreast of any updates to Turkish Government protocols that may impact procurement processes.
- Keep abreast of of developments in the Syria crisis context and cross-border humanitarian response specific to NWS.
- Attend and participate in Cluster meetings and other coordination for a as necessary.
- Develop, compile, and present advocacy messages regarding procurement challenges and opportunities through NGO Forum channels to donors and stake holders.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Tangible and measurable outputs of the work assignment
- Participate and represent IOM as the co-lead of the Procurement Working Group.
- Support the PWG with technical expertise in the development of procurement and logistics strategy and planning.
- Develop Capacity Building initiatives for working group members.
Realistic delivery dates and details as to how the work must be delivered
- Development of training plan within 2 months of start date
- Conduct trainings within 5 months of start date
- Monthly progress reports
Performance indicators for evaluation of results (value of services rendered in relation to their cost)
- Satisfactory completion of tasks in the TOR.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
- Master's Degree in Social Sciences, Engineering, International Relations or a related field from an accredited academic institution with at least five years' relevant working experience; or
- University Degree in above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.
- At least five years' work experience in procurement and logistics in emergency contexts;
- Experience working in cross-border humanitarian response settings, preferably in the Syria context or the MENA region; ;
- Experience in market assessment, response analysis frameworks, program M&E and analysis;
- Knowledge of technical principles and concepts of procurement and logistics including warehousing, quality control, pre-positioning, transhipment, customs, data management, knowledge of Minimum Economic Recovery Standards and the CaLP Minimum Requirements for Market Analysis in Emergencies;
- Knowledge of or experience working in the cluster system or other humanitarian coordination bodies, in addition to general knowledge related to humanitarian response and early recovery sectors.
- Preferably advanced skills in Microsoft software such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, as well as other relevant logistics and data management software;
- Demonstrated ability to establish effective and working relations with local and international staff and other stakeholders, including donors and senior management;
- Experience with international humanitarian organizations, non-governmental or governmental institutions/organizations in a multi-cultural setting;
- Experience in emergency operations and inter-agency settings.
For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic, Turkish, French and/or Spanish is an advantage.
Notes 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 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.
- The consultant must adhere to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Data Protection Principles (IN/138) and maintain confidentiality.
- The consultant will be responsible to follow IOM writing guidelines and latest glossaries in all given assignments for accurate translation.
- 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, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
- No late applications will be accepted.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications with the updated CV and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line
Application: Consultant (Procurement Technical Advisor) by 04 February 2021 at the latest.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.cInterested candidates are invited to submit their applications with the updated CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Application: Consultant (Procurement Technical Advisor) by 04 February 2021 at the latest.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.