Position Title: Cluster Co-Coordinator (Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM))
Duty Station: Kinshasa, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
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 May 2023
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.
Currently, there are more than 5.8 million internally displaced people residing in host community and camps or camps-like settings in the DRC. Since 2014, IOM, together with UNHCR has been coordinating the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) sector through which the coordination of humanitarian activities within the displacement sites is carried out. Sub-national CCCM Working Groups are currently active in four (4) provinces in Eastern DRC. The CCCM Cluster was activated in June 2022 with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as the lead and IOM as the co-lead, with the aim to reinforce the camp response and to support the identification of progressive durable solutions to the resolution of displacement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the DRC.
IOM is therefore looking for a CCCM Cluster Co-coordinator to ensure the coordination of assistance and protection of displaced populations in communal settings including spontaneous and informal sites, collective centers, transit/reception centers, in coordination with the UNHCR Coordinator. Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission, the direct supervision the
Head of Operations and in collaboration with relevant units in IOM DRC, Regional Office and
Headquarters (HQs), the successful candidate will be responsible of the co-leadership of the CCCM Cluster in the DRC, in coordination with UNHCR and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Represent the interests of the Cluster in discussions and coordination meetings at the national level and ensure a harmonized and coordinated multi-sectorial response in displacement sites.
- Ensure reporting of multi-sectorial gaps and needs in all displacement sites to the Inter-Cluster National and advocate for support from other Clusters when necessary.
- Ensure that adequate site management structures are in place in identified displacement sites.
- Organize regular Cluster meetings at the national level.
- Ensure that CCCM responses build on local capacities, context specific strengths and national response capabilities
- Ensure appropriate links with national and local authorities, local civil society, donors, and other relevant actors (e.g. peacekeeping forces) and ensure appropriate coordination and information exchange with them
2. Planning and preparedness
- Lead on Cluster planning at national level with regards to developing response strategies, contingency planning including “exit”/transition strategy for site closures and action plans for the Cluster.
- Together with Cluster partners, undertake capacity mapping and gap identification exercises to develop a capacity-development strategy for the sector.
- Identify training needs and develop a capacity building strategy for humanitarian and government partners accordingly as well as displaced populations and host communities as deemed necessary.
- Organize joint field missions, needs assessments and analysis among Cluster partners and participate in joint inter-Cluster needs assessment exercises.
- Ensure and monitor that all CCCM actors apply site management standards and guidance in all displacement sites.
- Ensure that all partners funded through pooled funds meet their targets and complete all reporting requirements.
4. Information Management
- Ensure proper communication and information flow between Cluster partners and other stakeholders at the sub-national and national levels.
- Ensure close coordination with all Cluster partners to collect and collate agreed upon CCCM reporting tools for the field.
- Guarantee close coordination with the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) team, as the primary Information Management partner of the CCCM Cluster; review, share and promote DTM products in all relevant forums.
- Cluster data is well presented via periodical info-products.
5. Application of standards and guidelines
- Facilitate discussion and agreement on the use of common standards and tools among Cluster partners.
- Promote awareness of and adherence to relevant policy guidelines, codes of conduct and examples of good practice by all Cluster partners, taking into consideration the possible need for local adaptation both in terms of language and content.
6. Protection capacity
- Promote participation of women, adolescent girls and other at-risk groups in community-based site governance mechanisms and decision-making structures throughout the entire life cycle of the camp whenever possible.
- Promote gender-based violence (GBV) risk reduction in displacement sites is regularly discussed in CCCM Cluster meetings and included in CCCM Strategy and response plans
- Undertake coordination with relevant Cluster and Sub-Clusters to address protection and GBV risks and ensure protection for women, girls and other at-risk groups and seek out the GBV Sub-Cluster for support and guidance
- Ensure that disability inclusion is mainstreamed throughout the Cluster’s work
7. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
- Master’s degree from an accredited academic institution in a field of study related to Migration Studies, Demography, Political or Social Science, humanitarian affairs, International Relations or other relevant sciences with five years of experience.
- University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.
- Experience in cluster coordination, humanitarian response and emergency operations;
- Operational experience in CCCM and significant expertise in responding to large scale displacement crises;
- Experience of community organization, planning and design with an equivalent combination of camp management and humanitarian experience;
- Experience in project monitoring and reporting is an advantage;
- Working experience in the region is an asset.
- Knowledge and familiarity with humanitarian coordination mechanisms and experience in liaison with other UN, non-UN humanitarian actors and donors;
- Excellent strategic, analysis and drafting skills
- Inter-personal ability
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
For this position, fluency in English and French is required (oral and written).
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 (https://whed.net/home.php).
Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these five values:
- Inclusion and respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.
- 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.
- Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
- Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.
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 actions 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 leadership and professional potential.
- Empowering others: Creates an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
- Building Trust: Promotes shared values and creates an atmosphere of trust and honesty.
- Strategic thinking and vision: Works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
- Humility: Leads with humility and shows openness to acknowledging own shortcomings.
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. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.
Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.
How to apply
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications HERE via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 11 May 2023 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: www.iom.int/recruitment
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.
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