Field Operations Officer (Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM))
- Closing date
Position Title: Field Operations Officer (Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM))
Duty Station: Multiple Locations, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2
Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, 9 months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: 30 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.
IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at www.iom.int/diversity.
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:
- Internal candidates
- Candidates from the following non-represented member states:
Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Dominica; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People's Democratic Republic (the); Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu
Second tier candidates include:
All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.
Founded in 1951, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading intergovernmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental, and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It provides services and advice to governments and migrants.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), IOM is actively involved in, and contributes to the inter-agency humanitarian response through Shelter, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) and Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) programmes. In addition, IOM co-leads the CCCM Cluster with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Several provinces of DRC are currently confronted with mass population movements and require active CCCM support. Subsequent to the activism of the M23 armed group in the province of North Kivu since October 2022, over 900,000 people have been displaced as of March 2023, including a large number of persons who sought shelter into collective settlements. The degrading security context in Ituri is marked by inter- and intra- communal violence and conflict, generating cyclical and ongoing displacement, as well as significant violation of the civilian and humanitarian character of IDP sites. Finally in the province of Tanganyika the IOM CCCM unit seeks to strengthen its operational field and camp management (surge) capacity to accompany hints of stabilization and voluntary return dynamics out of sites.
Under the overall supervision of the Head of Operations/Emergency Coordinator and the direct supervision of the Head of office (CCCM Programme Coordinator), the successful candidate will provide technical and operational support for CCCM activities in formal and informal displacement sites hosting Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Contribute to the establishment and maintenance of an effective coordination and monitoring system for service provision at site level.
- Review and provide technical inputs for the improvement and/or development of site management standard operating procedures (SOPs) as well as other strategic documents.
- Participate in required assessments at site level aimed at collecting information on population needs and services available to them.
- Provide guidance on the use of camp management information management (IM) tools, including maps, site profiles, questionnaires, infographics, and other key tools, and contribute to its development and improvement in close coordination with the Displacement Tracking unit.
- In close coordination with the DTM team, provide technical support in improving and maintaining a site information management system and products on population living in site including sex and age-disaggregated data in line with CCCM Cluster and internal guidelines, assistance and protection service availability, and the identification of needs and gaps.
- Coordinate information sharing with relevant stakeholders, including the displaced community living in the site, in a manner that upholds the principles of data protection and confidentiality.
- Participate in the CCCM Cluster as relevant, and provide information and liaison support with national/local authorities, state institutions, civil society, and other relevant stakeholders.
- Support and coordinate advocacy efforts as required, notably on the civilian character and security of sites.
- Support and assist in planning, coordination, and organization of visits to displacement sites, including high-level visits, donor visits, etc.
- Compile information and provide technical support for contingency planning exercises about population displacement, looking at various scenarios -including worst-case and most likely scenarios in terms of population movements.
- Provide technical inputs for resource mobilization efforts and contribute to full-cycle project management.
- Facilitate the mobilization and participation of the site and host populations, with particular emphasis on meaningful participation of women, children, the elderly, and persons with specific needs into the decision-making processes.
- Support and help improve site-level community representation and governance structures, provide information and guidance with respect to the clarification of roles and responsibilities amongst stakeholders, and support capacity-building activities as required.
- Encourage and facilitate accountability towards site population through setting up of information-sharing and feedback and two-way communication mechanisms (e.g. information and sensitization campaigns, info desk, community mapping, community feedback mechanisms (CFMs), focus group discussions (FGDs), etc.).
- Facilitate the mainstreaming of protection (including disability inclusion) and addressing gender-based violence (GBV) in CCCM activities, including through participatory safety audits, regular assessments, and risk mapping.
- Support the implementation of small-scale risk mitigation work in close coordination with the site development and the Shelter team, and coordinate with relevant government and non-government actors to address challenges identified.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
- Master’s degree in International Relations, Political Science, Business or Public Administration 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.
- Practical experience in project development, implementation and evaluation, and/or project management in emergencies with a humanitarian agency
- Operational level experience in large-scale displacement contexts (internal displacement, refugee and/or migrant crisis)
- Previous experience in Camp Coordination and Camp Management, Emergency Shelter, or other relevant areas, and familiarity with relevant guidance and standards
- Previous experience working in DRC and/or the Eastern and Central African Region is an advantage.
- Strong project development and superior report-writing skills
- Strong field team management and operational planning skills required
- Familiarity with different project cycle steps and donor relations
- Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to supervise and manage staff
- Knowledge of the region or previous experience working in DRC is an advantage;
- Computer skills and proficient knowledge of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint, PowerPoint) are essential.
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
For this position, fluency in English 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.
Duty stations will be Bunia and Goma.
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
To apply, interested applicants are invited to submit their applications HERE via the IOM e-Recruitment system by 30 May 2023.
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
From 17.05.2023 to 30.05.2023
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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