International Organization For Migration (IOM)

Programme Manager (Community Resilience and Peacebuilding)

International Organization For Migration (IOM)

Job Description

Position Title: Programme Manager (Community Resilience and Peacebuilding) Duty Station: Pemba, Mozambique Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P3 Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible Closing Date: 30 May 2021 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

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. Candidates from the following non-represented member states:
Antigua and Barbuda; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People's Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu Second tier candidates include: All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.


IOM Mozambique is building a new portfolio of activities designed to improve community resilience and reduce the drivers of conflict and displacement in Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique. These activities will seek to build social cohesion, civil society, support community-police relationships, and develop livelihood options for marginalized groups. The activities are planned to be implemented across multiple villages and districts, and will require significant Coordination, networking, and liaising responsibilities in addition to technical, operational and management oversight.

Under the direct supervision of Chief of Mission (COM) and close coordination with Head of Programmes and Operations based in Maputo and Head of Sub-Office in Pemba, the successful candidate will be responsible for the management, oversight, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the Community Resilience and Peacebuilding (CRP) Programme portfolio and the CRP Team, including the programme Consultants in Cabo Delgado province.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Provide overall direction, coordinate and oversee the implementation of Community Resilience and Peacebuilding programmes in Cabo Delgado province through the effective and timely implementation of programme activities, conceptualization and Design, planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  2. Establish and maintain credible partnerships with key stakeholders and beneficiaries, including the government, UN agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), local communities and their leaders, donors, and represent IOM in appropriate coordination and operational inter-agency fora relevant to the programmes/projects.
  3. Identify staffing needs and gaps, oversee the selection and timely recruitment of programme staff in coordination with the Resource Management Team.
  4. Oversee, train, supervise and mentor staff assigned to the CRP Programme.
  5. Guide the day-to-day prioritization and implementation of the CRP Programme and portfolio activities.
  6. In coordination with the Head of Sub-Office in Pemba, maintain constant overview of the security situation across the province, with particular emphasis on districts where programme staff are deployed; ensure staff are trained and adhering to IOM and UN security guidelines and protocols on travel, communications, and movements.
  7. In coordination with the Project Development Officer, contribute to the resource mobilization through the development of new projects, including supporting the drafting of proposals, liaising with donors and supporting the production of communication and visibility tools and materials.
  8. Ensure regular coordination with other IOM programmes and activities, especially where these coincide geographically, and identify opportunities for complementarity and synergies across programmes, including, but not limited to the critical humanitarian needs Analysis and response, trainings, workshops, study tours, awareness-raising and information campaigns, as well as different projects – including those not related to the peacebuilding portfolio but reinforcing each other, leading to overall increase in wellbeing and resilience in target communities and districts.
  9. Maintain substantial attention to the context dynamics and emerging analysis of the evolving situation in the area of responsibility; identify constraints and obstacles to the implementation of projects assigned and propose solution.
  10. Provide expert technical guidance in community resilience, stabilization, peacebuilding, and community policing activities of Mozambique Country Office (CO) in technical coordination with Transition and Recovery Division (TRD) at Headquarters (HQ) and Regional Thematic Specialists (RTSs) (TRD and IBM), and elaborate general and/or specific information on programme activities as requested by donors/external parties, COM, the Regional Office, HQ and other relevant counterparts.
  11. Monitor financial reports and expenditures of CRP projects, ensure consistent management and timely implementation and reporting of the projects to donors.
  12. Develop appropriate monitoring and evaluation tools that support adaptive management and internal learning to ensure effective implementation of projects and activities, including hosting of work seminars and visits to field locations, as required. Endeavour to build upon existing IOM’s Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) tools and methods that have been developed for similar programmes.
  13. Provide consistent review, updates and technical advice to the Head of Sub-Office and COM on the overall performance of the relevant projects to ensure effectiveness, conflict sensitivity, coherence, equity and integrity, and establish strategic programmatic linkages and manage risks.
  14. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Development, Political or Social Sciences, Law, International Relations, 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 designing or implementing peacebuilding, resilience, transition or stabilization activities in conflict-affected areas; • Familiarity with Prevention of Violent Extremism frameworks, practices and sensitivities; • Experience in liaising with governmental and diplomatic authorities, as well as with national and international institutions; • Experience developing and overseeing collaborative, inter-agency approaches to complex issues; • Familiarity with project and resource management; • Understanding of how to apply risk management and conflict sensitivity in insecure, conflict-affected areas; • Experience in adaptive management, outcome based monitoring and evaluation, and programmatic learning models is an advantage; and, • Knowledge and working experience in the Region is a distinct advantage.


• Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with the government officials of appropriate level on matters related to peacebuilding, resilience, transition or stabilization activities, issues and the work of IOM; • Effective resources management skills including HR and financial management skills and ability to lead the Unit; • Excellent organization skills, analytical and creative thinking; • Understanding of the methodology of application of risk management and conflict sensitivity in insecure, conflict-affected areas.


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 Portuguese, French, and/or 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 (

Required Competencies:

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.

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. 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.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

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