Shelter & Non Food Items (NFI) Cluster Coordinator

Juba | Juba

Position Title : Shelter & Non Food Items (NFI) Cluster Coordinator

Duty Station : Juba, South Sudan

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3

Type of Appointment : Special term graded, Six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 09 May 2016

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and 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. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as tier candidates:

1. Internal candidates

2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Benin, Bahamas, Botswana, Belize, Cabo Verde, Czech

Republic, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Cambodia, Comoros, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Maldives, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Suriname, El Salvador, Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Vanuatu, Samoa


Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Chief of Mission, and the direct supervision of the Operations Coordinator/Head of Operations, the successful candidate will be in charge of coordinating the Shelter and NFI cluster, led by IOM in South Sudan. In particular s/he will concentrate on the following functions:

• Lead the development of a comprehensive cluster strategy that incorporates all phases of the clusters response, including preparedness, front line response and capacity building;

• Coordination and operationalization of the Shelter and NFI cluster at country level;

• Advocacy on behalf of the cluster and cluster members;

• Monitoring and reporting of cluster activities.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Lead the development of a comprehensive cluster strategy that incorporates all phases of the clusters response, including preparedness, front line response and capacity building;

• Actively participate in the Inter Sector Working Group to ensure adequate consideration of the Shelter and NFI needs, and the coordination with other clusters with regards to the humanitarian strategy and response in South Sudan.

• Draft and revise when necessary Shelter and NFI specific documents; strategies, guidelines, clusters ToRs.

• Provide timely cluster analysis, leading to a joint identification of gaps and development specific response strategies; ensure that cluster strategies are adequately reflected in overall country strategies such as the Common Humanitarian Action Plan (CHAP);

• Draw lessons learned from the past activities in South Sudan and revise strategies and action plans accordingly in the light of these and needs as they evolve.

• Plan, coordinate and deliver training/capacity building opportunities to Shelter and NFI cluster partners, with a view to improving quality and efficiency of Shelter and NFI distributions across all states, including support efforts to strengthen the capacity of the national authorities and civil society.

• Develop long term shelter strategies to support the eventual return of affected populations and promote these strategies through the implementation of small scale pilot projects in key locations.

• Ensure integration of the IASCs priority cross cutting issues (e.g human rights, HIV/AIDS. Age, community participatory approaches) and promote gender equality by ensuring that the needs of women and girls as well as men and boys are addressed.

  1. Coordination and operationalization of the Shelter and NFI cluster at country level;

• Convene and Chair regular Shelter and NFI Cluster Coordination Meetings;

• Identify, support and coordinate a network of Shelter and NFI focal points across all states of South Sudan, to enable effective and coordinated filevel strategy, emergency preparedness and response;

• Secure commitments from participants in responding to needs and filling gaps, ensuring an appropriate distribution of responsibilities, with clearly defined focal points for specific issues where necessary;

• Promote/encourage participants to work collectively, ensuring the complementarity of the various stakeholders’ actions;

• In consultation with cluster partners, plan and participate in agency needs assessments as required;

• Coordinate Shelter and NFI distributions with cluster partners as well as with other clusters involved in responding to the needs;

• Identify country level needs for stockpiling of NFIs and coordinate closely with IOM operations manager and other NFI partners to ensure the strategic positioning of NFIs and Emergency Shelter materials throughout the country;

• Promote the integration of the IASCs agreed priority cutting issues, namely human rights, HIV/AIDS, age, gender and environment, utilising participatory and community based approaches;

  1. Advocacy on behalf of the cluster and cluster members:

• Advocate on behalf of the cluster for donors to fund priority sector activities and for sufficient funding of all Shelter and NFI partners, while at the same time encouraging cluster partners to mobilize resources for their activities through their usual channels.

• Act as an honest broker and provide leadership and strategic direction to cluster partners in submitting project proposals for inclusion in Consolidated Appeals, Flash Appeals, CERF requests and other agency funding appeals and ensure that agreed cluster strategies/priorities are adequately reflected in appeal documents;

  1. Monitoring and reporting of cluster activities:

• Preparation and dissemination of the Shelter and NFI cluster regular updates;

• Ensure to the extent possible that cluster partners use common standards to review impact of the cluster and progress against implementation plans as well as tools for information and data management, including in needs assessments and monitoring;

• Ensure adequate reporting and information sharing, both within the cluster and with other clusters and OCHA; collect 4W (Who/What/When/Where) information from partners and provide information to relevant agency coordination body so it can be processed and redistributed

at the cluster level and to other stakeholders; ensure that updated and relevant specific information is included in general reports, common web platforms; OCHA Situation Reports, OCHA Humanitarian Dashboard, etc.

  1. Functionally identify cluster staffing needs and manage cluster staff including IM officer, reporting officer, M&E officer and any technical roles.

  2. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Masters degree in Social Sciences, Disaster Management, International relations, Conflict Management, Human Rights, Law 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 humanitarian response or a related field (operational field experience is a must / Emergency experience is preferred;

• Experience in project implementation and management;

• Experience in project monitoring and reporting is an advantage;

• Experience in emergency preferred.


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.

Desirable Competencies:


• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms

• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience

• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services

• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.

• Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism - displays mastery of subject matter

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.

• Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

• Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.


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.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM Recruitment system, by 09 May 2016 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:


In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 26.04.2016 to 09.05.2016

Requisition: SVN 2016/50 (P) - Shelter & Non Food Items Juba,SouthSudan

(54785833) Released

Posting: Posting NC54790425 (54790425) Released

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: IOM - International Organization for Migration
  • Location: Juba | Juba
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Humanitarian Aid
    • Humanitarian Aid
  • Closing Date: 2016-05-09

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