Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Provide technical input for the assessment, design and development of IOM migration crisis management and transition/recovery initiatives at the national and regional levels within the MENA region, in line with IOM agreements, policies and standards.
In collaboration with the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) partners and other stakeholders, support the national capacity and programme development in key thematic areas including, amongst others, disaster risk reduction; relief and mitigation assistance in the context of migration crisis; peace building and durable solutions for displacement including resolution of land and property issues; civil-military coordination; and climate change migration and displacement.
Be responsible for DOE thematic programme development in the region by providing technical support and coordination to Country Offices within the region.
In case of new emergencies, provide technical support through inter-agency collaboration for needs assessment and strategic planning and programming of response and recovery interventions. This includes defining priority responses for camp coordination and camp management (or otherwise defined temporary settlement areas for/of affected population), land, shelter, protection, health, logistic services, and early recovery and transition assistance.
Support IOM Country Offices in the formulation of national technical assistance programmes, ensuring relevance to IOM’s thematic strategies in Demobilization Disarmament and Reintegration (DDR), Community Violence Reduction (CVR) and Security Sector Reform (SSR) within host government’s priorities.
Provide technical support to ongoing IOM Country Office migration crisis management and transition/recovery projects. As necessary, monitor progress towards pre-determined results and advise compliance with IASC-adopted mechanisms.
Provide input to IASC countries and regional contingency planning processes including the IASC Sub-Working Group on Preparedness’ Early Warning/Early Action Report with regard to potential humanitarian emergencies ensuring IOM presence and highlighting core migration crisis management and transition/recovery issues as well as IOM response capabilities in the country and/or region.
Identify relevant emerging issues and participate actively in the preparation of annual DOE regional activity plans relating to migration crisis management and transition/recovery in the region including the provision of emergency and post-crisis training to IOM staff and cluster partners. Support regional strategic planning exercises.
Provide substantive inputs from the region for the development of a roster of personnel for migration crisis management and transition/recovery purposes.
Review lessons learned from previous migration crises and transition/recovery programmes in the region and prepare ground for developing appropriate regional initiatives focusing on relevant thematic areas.
Develop and operationalize a regional DOE knowledge network on themes and issues that have been identified for the MENA region. In collaboration with DOE Geneva, ensure that the knowledge network in the region is fully integrated into the global DOE electronic knowledge network.
Participate in periodic knowledge networking e-discussions of IOM national focal points, project managers and national and regional partners; exchange experiences and lessons on migration crises and transition recovery management.
Provide relevant substantive inputs to knowledge networking, including responding to Country Office requests for information on best practices and offering referrals to experts and expert institutions.
Contribute to IOM knowledge management at the regional level, in coordination with the Regional Project Development Officer (RPDO) and the Regional Liaison and Policy Officer (RLPO).
Provide project endorsement on behalf of and in coordination with DOE on relevant projects for the region
Advocacy and Resource Mobilization:
Undertake working-level negotiations with counterparts in bilateral and multilateral agencies located in the region, in coordination with the RLPO and RTSs, to contribute to the preparation of appeals in coordination with Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) regional advisors, ensuring that IOM’s migration crisis and transition/recovery needs are adequately reflected.
Represent DOE on technical matters in inter-agency, regional and international meeting/workshops, in coordination with RLPO; present DOE operational policies, strategies, results and lessons learned in workshops, seminars and conferences; and contribute to inter-agency publications and reports ensuring that IOM global and regional capabilities are well reflected.
Technically support the production and dissemination of both regular and occasional reports on DOE-related activities in migration crisis management and transition/recovery in the region.
Support justification for increased investment in DOE activities in disaster risk reduction, climate change migration and displacement, and displacement- and return-related land issues in the region.
Identify and follow up on potential opportunities for resource mobilization in support of national and regional programmes, in coordination with the RLPO. In collaboration with DOE Geneva, produce funding proposals and briefings in support of resource mobilization efforts.
Represent DOE on matters of technical inter-organizational working groups and participate in task forces within established inter-organizational bodies and networks towards developing common programming principles, approaches and joint programmes.
Participate in operational United Nations Country Team (UNCT) and Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) inter-agency mechanisms at the field level, including humanitarian country team working groups, the Strategic Response Plan (SRP) or the equivalent, and the Humanitarian Program Cycle (HPC) to ensure IOM is adequately reflected and the division of responsibilities within the inter-agency response includes IOM activities. As appropriate, in coordination with RTSs and CoMs participate in the relevant UNCT/HCT thematic group(s) and contribute to common planning tools for operational activities for development such as CCAs and UNDAF.
As a cluster lead agency in CCCM, IOM is accountable to the Humanitarian Coordinator to carry out its cluster responsibilities. Ensure that the cluster lead functions are carried out and reported regularly to IOM HQ and to the HC (through OCHA).
Support the development of strategic partnerships, alliances and policies relevant to the achievement of the overall strategy of the Organization and the DOE Department in the region.
Promote and facilitate internal IOM cooperation and synergies in the emergency and post-crisis field.
Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Business Administration, Migration Studies, International Relations and/or Law, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with eight years of relevant professional experience; or
University degree in the above fields with ten years of relevant professional experience.
Experience in the field of migration issues including operational and field experience, project development, and management;
Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, other national/international institutions and NGOs;
Demonstrated expertise in the thematic area relevant to project development;
Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation;
Knowledge or experience of regional issues an advantage.
Fluency in English and Arabic is required. Working knowledge of French is an advantage.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by June 10, 2015 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
For further information, please refer to: http://www.iom.int/how-apply
In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly filled in and submitted with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application in your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.