Programme Officer (S/NFI) At International Organization for Migration

Position Title : Programme Officer (S/NFI)

Duty Station : Homebased

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 03 May 2022

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

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; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Cuba; Curaçao; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Madagascar; 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.


The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is one of the major humanitarian and development actor in Somalia. IOM Shelter/NFI program currently implements projects focused on in-kind distributions as well as Cash Based Interventions. The program also maintains the common supply of NFI for cluster partners under the contingency stocks.

In this context, IOM is recruiting a homebased Programme Officer SNFI to undertake operational delivery of projects, closely liaison with field teams on implementation of activities, maintain and recommend improvements to the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system for Shelter and NFI interventions in Somalia.

Under the overall supervision of Senior Programme Coordinator ( EPC) and the direct supervision of Programme Coordinator (Shelter & NFI), the Programme Officer (S/NFI) is responsible to monitor the Shelter/NFI operations and facilitate the delivery of project activities closely coordinating with field teams; closely collaborate with other units to facilitate an integrated approach to project deliverables; and provide technical support to staff within procurement, logistics, finance, and security.

In addition to coordinating the field-based response country-wide, s/he will provide technical support and guidance to field teams, partners, and stakeholders as deemed relevant.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Undertake and supervise implementation of activities under the S/NFI programme required for the successful completion of S/NFI projects, including in-kind and cash-based interventions, following closely the donor(s) and organizational requirements under the direction of the Programme Coordinator (S/NFI).
  2. Keep abreast of operational delays and deviations in relation to agreed work plans and recommend corrective measures as necessary to facilitate the delivery of project activities within budget and time tolerance.
  3. Draft technical specifications, Bills of Quantities (BoQs) and drawings for concept notes, proposals and budgets to facilitate quality of output and alignment to donor requirements.
  4. Contribute to beneficiary management, including monitoring beneficiary identification, registration and verification. Triangulate the beneficiary data to deliver assistance following the vulnerability criteria and as per the project commitments. Draft progress and other required reports and ensure that project data and information is archived and shared appropriately.
  5. In close collaboration with the logistics and procurement unit, initiate the procurement process for project deliverables to facilitate timely supply of commodities/services for field operations.
  6. Liaise with field counterparts, implementing partners and coordination structures (Shelter and NFI Cluster and Cash Working Group) to provide updates on IOM operations as needed.
  7. Track and follow up on budget consumption for the unit, produce a monthly update, taking into consideration expenses, commitments and deliverables, and keep the Programme Coordinator informed of arising challenges.
  8. Support the development of project proposals by collecting and collating information and documentation, and providing technical inputs.
  9. Supervise SNFI national operational staff, ensuring appropriate work distribution and review of outputs. Assist the programme coordinator in resolving team conflicts.
  10. Perform such other duties as may be assigned

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Architecture, Civil Engineering or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.


• Experience in Shelter/NFI, preferably at a managerial level, in emergency and conflict environments;

• Experience in effective coordination with other implementing partners;

• Experience in working effectively with Donors, local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the broader community to facilitate country office or regional objectives;

• Shelter/NFI technical experience to guide and supervise Shelter/NFI project teams.


• In depth knowledge of the broad range of shelter and settlement related subject areas dealt with by the Organization; and,

• Knowledge of UN and bilateral donor programming;

• Knowledge of cluster system;

• Knowledge of financial and procurement rules and regulations;

• Excellent Monitoring and Evaluation Skills; Managerial Skills, Organizational Skills, Accuracy, Ability to work with limited supervision;

• Delivers on set objectives in hardship situations.


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

External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Somali is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.


• This position is Home based with possible relocation to Somalia or Kenya as per mission’s needs.

• This position is Home based with frequent travel to Somalia.

1 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 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.

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 endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board 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 via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 03 May 2022 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 20.04.2022 to 03.05.2022

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: VN 2022 97 Programme Officer (S/NFI) (P2) Homebased (57532685) Released

Posting: Posting NC57532689 (57532689) Released

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