Organization: International Organization for Migration
Position Title : Site Management Sector Coordinator (CCCM)
Duty Station : Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
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 : 23 September 2018
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 environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:
1. Internal candidates
2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:
Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cook Islands, Cuba, Cabo Verde, Czech
Republic, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Grenada, Guyana, Iceland, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Saint Lucia, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, Sao Tome and Principe, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) in Bangladesh and the direct supervision of the Emergency Coordinator, and in coordination with other relevant programme managers/coordinators, and the Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ISCG), the successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating the Site management sector in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, including the site management sector coordination team.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1. Planning and strategy development
• Support Refugee Relief & Repatriation Commissioner (RRRC) and other relevant national government and local authorities in implementing their activities and upholding them to their obligations that meet the identified priority needs.
• Involve all relevant partners in harmonizing site needs assessment and analysis; Ensure integration of agreed priority cross-cutting issues in sectoral needs assessment, analysis, planning, monitoring and response (e.g. age, diversity, environment, gender, HIV/AIDS and human rights).
• Work with the Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) to ensure development of appropriate
strategies that address gender sensitive programming and promote gender equality, ensure that the needs, contributions and capacities of women and girls as well as men and boys are addressed.
• Develop/update agreed response strategies and action plans for the sector and ensure that these are adequately reflected in overall Rohingya Refugee Crisis Response strategies.
• Contribute towards overall contingency planning based on worst-case and most likely scenarios in terms of population movements.
• Enact environment protection and mitigation of negative impacts on ecological habitats.
2. Information Management
• Work with the sector Information Manager to ensure the following activities are carried out.
• Map and track “who is doing what, where, when”.
• Provide maps and matrices showing distribution densities and coverage by item, member and geographic area.
• Identify gaps – assess, verify, and map emerging assistance needs and protection issues conduct regular ‘gap analyses’ based on verified needs.
• Establish clear reporting structure and templates for site management support structure.
3. Application of standards
• Adapt relevant policies, guidelines and technical standards and ensure that sector members are aware of relevant policy guidelines and technical standard of work.
• Ensure that site selection, planning, development and improvement of site are done through community participation and refugee engagement in collaboration with national actor.
• Ensure the site design and upgrades supports protection and assistance of men, women, boys and girls, and are in line with existing policy guidance and technical standards and relevant government, human rights, and legal obligations.
4. Monitoring and reporting
• Ensure adequate monitoring mechanisms are in place to review impact of the sector and progress against implementation plans but also to regularly monitor the living conditions of refugees.
• Ensure adequate reporting and effective information sharing amongst all partners including Site Management Support agencies, other sector leads and ISCG, disaggregating data by age and gender.
5. National/local authorities, State institutions, local civil society and other relevant actors
• Ensure that site management and site planning responses build on local capacities, context specific strengths and national response capabilities.
• Ensure appropriate links with RRRC, DC, UNO/TNO offices, local civil society and other relevant actors (e.g. military) and ensure appropriate coordination and information exchange with them.
• Promote the capacity building of relevant authorities.
6. Protection Capacity
• Facilitate and encourage refugees’ participation in camp governance and community mobilization, with particular emphasis on women’s decision-making role and on persons with specific needs (such as the elderly and disabled).
• Ensure transparent governance of communal settings and effective access to justice for residents that conforms to relevant human rights standards.
• Support the coordination of joint approaches with the Protection Working Group (PWG) and other sectors.
7. Advocacy & Resource Mobilization
• With the assistance of the Senior Coordinator, advocate for the mobilization and allocation of resources and establishment of a resource mobilization strategy vis-à-vis donors present in the country.
• Promote strategies to build up and strengthen confidence within camps and between refugee populations and surrounding and host communities.
• Identify core advocacy concerns at the Cox’s Bazar level and contribute key messages to broader, multi-sectoral advocacy initiatives.
• Advocate with authorities to ensure that humanitarian agencies / organizations provide assistance and protection to residents in spontaneous settlements have the necessary access to work there, and are able to conduct their work independently and in an environment that allows for confidentiality of sensitive information.
• Represent the interests of the sector in discussions with the Senior Coordinator on prioritization, resource mobilization and advocacy.
8. Preparedness and Training Capacity
• Work with the partners Capacity Building officers to promote and support relevant Site management training for NGOs, UN agencies, local government officials and members of displaced and host communities.
• Support efforts to harmonize and strengthen the capacity of the national authorities and civil society.
9. Phase-out and Rehabilitation Capacity
• Ensure integration of Site Management and Site development response elements into transition and early recovery Frameworks, including the development of appropriate closure guidance and policies addressing relevant issues including questions of environmental rehabilitation, etc.
• Ensure appropriate coordination with all humanitarian partners (including national and international NGOs, the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, UN agencies and other international organizations), as well as with national authorities and local structures. Integrate assistance from global level sectors as needed.
• Ensure the establishment/maintenance of appropriate sectoral coordination mechanisms, including working groups at the national and, if necessary, local level.
• Define the nature and extent of overlap and coordination between Site Management and other sectors – particularly Shelter, Protection and WASH.
11. Team Management
• In collaboration with the emergency coordinator, identify needs and gaps within the team structure.
• Work with HR colleagues to follow up on recruitment process and procedures, keeping the staffing status updated. Facilitate team meeting at regular/agreed upon frequencies, raising concerns and issues up to the emergency coordinator as needed.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, Business Administration, International Relations, Law 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.
• At least seven year’s combined field and headquarters experience in international organizations (e.g. UN agencies, INGOs, IOs, Donors, IFRC or ICRC);
• Proven CCCM or similar sectoral coordination leadership experience in at least two L2 or L3 emergencies involving displacement and/or refugee situations;
• Knowledge of the UN System, and NGO humanitarian community with good knowledge of the humanitarian reform and coordination architecture;
• Knowledge of camp coordination and camp management related technical guidelines, standards, and indicators.
Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Bengali or Rohingya is an advantage.
• 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.
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.
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.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 23 September 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
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In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.
From 17.09.2018 to 23.09.2018
Posting: Posting NC55624589 (55624589) Released