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IOM seeks to recruit Programme Manager – Goma, Congo, Democratic Republic of the

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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.

Internal and external candidates will be considered for this vacancy. For the purposes of this vacancy, internal candidates are defined as staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded or ungraded contract, including Junior Professional Officers (JPOs), staff on Special Leave Without Pay (SLWOP), and staff members on secondment/loan released by the Organization, unless otherwise specified in their contract. Staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded contract will not retain their contract type if appointed to an ungraded position.

Context :

IOM in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will coordinate the Consortium for the Integrated Stabilization and Peace of Eastern DRC (CISPE) – a multi-year stabilization programme funded by the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. IOM will act as the Lead of the Consortium with Cordaid, VNG-International and PAX as the participating Partners.

The successful candidate will be based in Goma, DRC and will be responsible for managing inter-Agency coordination of CISPE, implementing all activities assigned to IOM, conducting donor relations, fulfilling reporting requirements and managing administrative aspects relevant to the programme. S/he will work under the direct supervision of the Head of Sub- Office in coordination with the Resource Management Officer (RMO) and Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer.

Core Functions / Responsibilities .

  1. With IOM as the Consortium Lead, manage the overall implementation of the project Consortium for the Integrated Stabilization and Peace of Eastern DRC (CISPE), in a timely manner and be responsible for its programmatic, financial, administrative, and technical oversight in line with IOM policies and practices as well as donor requirements.
  2. Ensure gender is mainstreamed throughout the implementation of the project implementation with specific focus on reinforcing gender related drivers of peace.
  3. Ensure conflict sensitivity in programme planning and implementation and that the principles of a “do no harm”-approach firmly underpin all programme strategies and activities.
  4. Oversee the management, administration, implementation and internal coordination of all activities assigned to IOM in line with the work plan and Monitoring and Evaluation framework established within the Programme Document and provide training to the staff where needed.
  5. Monitor the security situation, analyze risks, conduct programme criticality exercises and contingency plans based on the case scenarios, ensure proper adherence to UN and IOM security policies, and make appropriate adjustments to programme implementation based on security threats.
  6. Undertake regular travel to project locations, meet beneficiaries and other project participants and collect first-hand accounts of the programme’s relevance and effectiveness in reaching its stated objectives.
  7. Provide the necessary coordination structures for the Consortium, which will include regular internal coordination meetings at operational and strategic levels and acting as Chair of all coordination meetings.
  8. In coordination with the Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, monitor and evaluate activities of the Partners within the Consortium in line with the work plan and Monitoring and Evaluation framework established within the Programme Document through the reporting requirements, cash flow planning, regular field visits and assessment missions; regularly review and adjust the programme implementation strategy and work plan, in line with M&E findings, and in close consultation with Donor, Consortium members and other programme stakeholders.
  9. In coordination with Resource Management Unit and support staff assigned to the Programme, oversee the overall control of expenditures by Partners which includes external audit¨ including overseeing the procurement and logistical processes involved in the implementation.
  10. Conduct necessary outreach and maintain good relations with the Government of DRC on behalf of IOM and establish a structured consultation process between the Consortium and the Government of DRC through a Steering Committee.
  11. Conduct necessary outreach and maintain good relations with Partners active in the zones of intervention of the Programme or within the field of stabilization. This includes UN, NGO and Governmental actors in Eastern DRC and, in particular, regular coordination with the Stabilization Support Unit (SSU) of MONUSCO and its Governmental counterpart STAREC.
  12. Manage all external communications related to IOM’s activities and the Consortium, including communications to external partners, NGOs, the press, UN community and to all levels of the Government of DRC.
  13. Manage all relations with the Donor related to IOM’s activities, coordination of the Consortium and implementation of all activities within the Programme.
  14. Oversee and coordinate timely submission of reporting requirements to the donor and ensure all Partners of the Consortium comply with their reporting requirements to IOM
  15. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience .

Education .

  • Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, International Relations, Humanitarian Assistance, Migration Studies 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.

Experienc .

  • Experience working in the field of stabilization, early recovery, community resilience and related fields;
  • Experience in operational activities in a complex crisis or post-crisis setting;
  • Experience in project design as well as project implementation and management;
  • Experience liaising with specialized international agencies (UN agencies, international organizations and international specialized NGOs);
  • Knowledge of UN, IOM and international organizations and NGOs mandates and programmes in the field of stabilization, early recovery and community resilience;
  • Work experience in Consortium settings or projects involving a series of implementing partners;
  • Experience working in the country or region is an advantage.

Languages .

For this position, fluency in English and French is required. Working knowledge of Kiswahili is an advantage.

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 .

  • 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
  • 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 .

  • 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: here

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.

Other :

Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.

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

No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply :

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 24 July 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information please refer to:

Posting period:

From 11.07.2019 to 24.07.2019

No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

Requisition: CFA 2019/36 – Programme Manager – Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo (56031273) Released

Posting: Posting NC56031274 (56031274) Released

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