National Programme Officer

Nairobi | Nairobi

SPECIAL VACANCY NOTICE Open to Internal and External Candidates Position Title : National Programme Officer Vacancy No : SVN/IOMSO/044/2016 Duty Station : Nairobi, Kenya Classification: National Staff, Grade NOB Type of Appointment: 6 months with a possibility of extension Organizational unit: Migration Health Division (MHD) and Preparedness and Response Division (PRD) Reporting directly to : Head, MHD and PRD Overall supervision: Chief of Mission Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible Closing Date : May 26, 2016

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and 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. Context: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is one of the leading humanitarian as well as developmental actors in Somalia with extensive experience and technical expertise in assisting vulnerable migrants, mobile populations and affected host communities through developmental sectors strengthening as well as preparedness and responses to various humanitarian emergencies in highly complex and challenging environments. As of April 2016, IOM’s Migration Health Division (MHD) as well as Preparedness and Response Division (PRD)*, in close coordination and collaboration with stakeholders including the governments, is implementing a total of 18 projects serving over 300,000 vulnerable populations annually in 17 project locations throughout Somalia, Somaliland, Puntland, Juba land and other regional states. In this context, under the overall supervision of Chief of Mission, under the general supervision of Head, MHD and PRD, in close collaboration and consultation with internal and external partners, the incumbent will support Head, MHD and PRD and his team consisting of 26 staff members/contractors in 6 field establishments, to manage all projects under MHD and PRD throughout Somalia, provide technical assistance, mobilize resource, foster/strengthen partnerships with Somali stakeholders and develop key strategies. PRD consists of a total of 7 sub-units/programmes: Migration Health Assessments and Travel Health Assistance (H1); Migration Health Assistance for Crisis-Affected Populations (H3); Water, IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates. Page 2 / 3 Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH); Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS); Shelter and Non-food Items (NFIs); Food Security; and Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM). Core Functions / Responsibilities: 1. Ensure timely and effective implementation of the MHD and PRD project activities according to the project work-plan; 2. Assist in overseeing financial/budgetary planning, exercise quality control over all procedures and documents within the MHD and PRD projects, and ensure activities are in line with IOM and donor guidelines and requirements; 3. Supervise and coordinate the work of staff members/third party contractors of the MHD and PRD team in Nairobi and in the field; 4. Ensure that the project follows IOM MHD and PRD technical standards; 5. Provide technical assistance to project activities which include but not limited to conducting M&E, facilitating trainings and workshops, participating in epidemiological studies as well as needs assessments with external international and national experts as and where needed; 6. Ensure high quality of MHD and PRD project reporting including ad-hoc, interim, annual and end-of-project reports; 7. Manage the trainings portfolio, monitor the work of sub-contractors, track budget expenditures and assist in monitoring the work of experts; 8. Analyze progress and implementation, identify and document significant project events, decisions, problems or deviations and report them to Head, MHD and PRD; 9. Assess, plan for, and oversee all related contracting technical experts and service providers in relation to the project; 10. Attend various meetings with Head, MHD and PRD as well as relevant Programme Managers; prepare relevant notes for files, meeting minutes, action points, etc.; 11. Maintain strong liaison with relevant governmental authorities, donors and other stakeholders; 12. Represent IOM in various technical level inter-agency and relevant coordination meetings as required; 13. Undertake duty travels related to project implementation as required and authorized by Head, MHD and PRD. 14. Perform such other duties as may be assigned. Required Qualifications and Experience Education • Bachelor’s degree in public health, developmental studies or related field from an accredited academic institution; • At least 4 years of professional experience (or 2 years with Master’s degree or PhD) in programme management including financial and administrative management in humanitarian and/or developmental sectors; Experience • At least 2 years of professional experience in crisis and/or post-conflict countries; • Professional experience in working for international organizations, international non-governmental organization, and/or the United Nations; • Strong writing and analytical skills especially in donor reports and proposal development; • Strong technical expertise in at least two of the following areas: health, WASH, protection, MHPSS, nutrition, shelter, NFIs, logistics, food security, DTM, camp coordination, project development, and monitoring and evaluation; • Professional experience in working with Somali key stakeholders such as the Somali government is an asset; • Extensive knowledge on developmental and humanitarian situations in Somalia is an asset; • Experience in epidemiological research is an asset; Page 3 / 3 • Strong computer background, including experience with Microsoft applications, spreadsheets, and word processing; Languages Fluency in English, working knowledge of Somali and Arabic is an advantage is required. Required Competencies Behavioural  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. Other 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 and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable. Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

How to apply: Interested candidates should submit CV and a cover letter indicating the Vacancy Notice Number (SVN No) and Vacancy Name with three professional referees and their contacts (both email and telephone) to: Closing Date: 26 May, 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Posting period: From 16.05.2016 to 26.05.2016

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: Nairobi | Nairobi
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation
    • Development Cooperation
  • Closing Date: 2016-05-26

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