Job Description

Position Title : Programme Manager (DTM) Duty Station : IOM Somalia in Nairobi*, Kenya 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 : 11 March 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 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. 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.

Context:

There are 5.2 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in Somalia. The country also has a high number of Internally Displaced Peoples (IDPs) and refugees who have left the country, with more than 3.6 million who have been displaced by conflict, insecurity, forced evictions, droughts, and floods. Clan disputes, protests, the weakness of the national forces, the gradual withdrawal of the African Union Mission in Somalia, Islamic State and continuing Al Shabaab attacks cause insecurity and instability across Somalia.

The IOM Somalia mission is implementing frontline activities as well as taking the lead in Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) program which encompasses mobility tracking, flow monitoring, and surveys components that aim at supporting evidence-based programming. As a co-chair of the Information Management and Assessments Working Group (IMAWG), and key member of Internally Displaced Peoples Working Group (IDPWG), the DTM program is enabling humanitarian actors plan and respond to needs in Somalia and across the region.

Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Chief of Mission and the direct supervision of the Head, Operations and Humanitarian Response, the successful candidate will manage the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) activities by strengthening the tracking and monitoring of displaced persons (internal and cross-border) and migrants, and by developing the programme capacity to analyse root causes of movement, and Access to Services across Somalia.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Manage the DTM Programme, under the Head of Operations and Humanitarian Response, implementing all DTM components that might be deemed necessary (mobility tracking, flow monitoring, surveys and registrations). This includes project development, fundraising, ensuring sound implementation of the operations and of the methodologies, monitoring, reporting, financial management and staff recruitment and training.
  2. Ensure the timely production of all reporting and outputs of Data Collection, on behalf of the DTM Programme to be shared with various audiences.
  3. Ensure the provision of timely, accurate and adequate information to all relevant stakeholders on an ad hoc and regular basis regarding movements, new displacements, and protection trends while paying special attention to situation of vulnerable groups like the children, elderly and disabled.
  4. Coordinate field data collection on the humanitarian situation of IDPs through existing regional DTM focal points, data enumerators, and explore linkages with NGOs in the field.
  5. Actively support the CCCM Cluster in the identification of the humanitarian needs of IDPs and in the prioritization of the areas of intervention.
  6. Implement cross-border flow monitoring activities at transit points, linking flow monitoring in Somalia with neighboring countries including in particular Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Yemen.
  7. Actively engage in activities supporting the nexus between humanitarian needs and durable solutions, focusing on the root causes of displacement in areas of origin, access to services, phases of displacement, etc. to inform development-focused interventions around livelihoods and durable solutions.
  8. Strengthen the referral mechanism for specific and community-level protection cases / issues in collaboration with United Nations (UN) agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) dealing with protection of vulnerable groups like IDPs, and through existing mechanisms, e.g., Protection Cluster, Child Protection, Gender Based Violence, Sub-Cluster.
  9. Organize appropriate trainings for DTM teams on issues related to protection, multi-sectorial Analysis, data collection, protection principles, technological solutions to strengthen data collection, humanitarian principles, Data Protection, etc.
  10. Organize and participate in field visits to areas of internal and cross-border movements, as well as areas of origin for IDPs, to collect information through community assessments, focus group discussions and individual interviews.
  11. Ensure the maintenance of organized database(s) and reporting mechanisms for all information collected on internal / cross-border movements and root causes of displacement.
  12. Ensure the integration of protection / gender issues and attention to specific women/girl's and children’s rights issues (vulnerable groups) within all DTM activities.
  13. Ensure the integration of IOM’s data protection principles and best practices on humanitarian data protection and ethical use of data across all DTM Data Management, sharing and dissemination activities.
  14. Actively participate in relevant interagency meetings (Government, UN, I/NGOs, other partners), including cluster/sector, working groups and task force meetings to position DTM and follow up on resulting action points and recommendations; share meetings minutes with relevant units/colleagues.
  15. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree in Computer Science, Social Science, Information Management, Disaster Risk Management 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

• Operational experience in the field in IDP/refugee and migration related issues, including technical cooperation, project development and project/programme implementation and evaluation; • Experience working in international organizations, humanitarian community and familiarity with the humanitarian reform and cluster approach; • Work experience in liaising with governmental authorities, other national/international institutions and NGOs - experience in the region is an asset; • Relevant professional experience in the field is required; • Experience in writing technical requirements documents, translating/planning specifications to technical briefs for data capture/analysis and compiling diverse datasets; • Experience in the development and implementation of population database a distinct advantage; • Working experience in the region is an asset.

Skills

• Good knowledge of UN, IOM and NGO mandates and programmes in the IDP humanitarian responses, post conflict construction and development; • Familiarity with financial management and good level of computer literacy, including database applications; • Understanding of the Information Management Cycle and familiarity with different data collection methodologies and software.

Languages

IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Somali, 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.

Notes

1 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 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.

https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.

Other:

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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