Programme Officer (Shelter & NFI)

Country: Mozambique
Organization: International Organization for Migration
Closing date: 4 Jun 2020

Position Title : Programme Officer (Shelter & NFI)

Duty Station : Pemba, Mozambique

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible**

Closing Date : 04 June 2020

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; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Djibouti; Fiji; Gabon; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Papua New Guinea; 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.


Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (COM) in close coordination with Head of Programmes and Operations and direct supervision of the Programme Manager (Shelter and Housing), the successful candidate will supervise the logistics and field coordination of the Shelter/NFI (Non-Food Items) in Cabo Delgado and Nampula and common pipeline mechanisms in Cabo Delgado supported by IOM Mozambique. S/he will be based in Pemba but will be roving across provinces as needed.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Assist the Shelter/NFI Programme Management Team in the direct implementation of the IOM Mozambique’s Shelter/NFI Programme and supervise field coordination of activities at Cabo Delgado and Nampula Provinces levels.

  2. Ensure sound management of the common pipeline mechanisms in country; including warehouse management, delivery tracking and partnership agreements.

  3. Ensure support to the timely and adequate implementation of the Shelter/NFI Programme activities in line with the Shelter/NFI program strategy, programme guidelines, targets and deadlines, including assessment, pipeline management, IOM’s direct distribution, Cash for Work, and post distribution monitoring.

  4. Provide regular and detailed reports to the Shelter Programme Manager on the implementation of the programme, including progress reports, beneficiary lists in locations, and staff/volunteer activities to enable the implementation of the programme as planned.

  5. Produce and draft documents necessary to implement IOM shelter/NFI programmes, including Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), reporting templates, material specifications, drawings, and other technical documents.

  6. Liaise with Implementation Partners (IPs, including pipeline partner), monitor IP’s programme progress, and follow up as necessary to facilitate timely and quality data/reports received.

  7. Undertake field visit and liaise with counterparts as per programme requirements.

  8. Compile and draft shelter programme beneficiaries’ stories.

  9. Facilitate close coordination with local government authorities in all phases of the programmes implementation.

  10. Check that the integration of cross-cutting issues such as environment, gender, children, Gender Based Violence (GBV) and other vulnerable groups are considered in the programme implementation.

  11. Facilitate donor visibility in the activities of the Shelter/NFI Programme.

  12. Participate in Shelter/NFI Cluster, donor and Government meetings and contribute to the establishment of partnerships with relevant stakeholders. Take minutes of the meeting and keep track of those meetings for filing and reporting purposes.

  13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:**Education*

• Master’s degree in Management, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Architecture, International Economics, Development 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 supply-chain management, logistics, operations or in the field;

• Experience in emergency and early recovery shelter programming, project implementation, management including project monitoring and reporting is an advantage.


• Solid computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office package (Office, Excel, Power Point, Outlook), is essential;

• Undertake duties delegated by the respective supervision, hold self-accountable in completion of assigned task and manage resources efficiently;

• Knowledge of the region is an advantage.


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

For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of

Portuguese, French and/or Spanish is an advantage.


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 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.

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 04 June 2020 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 22.05.2020 to 04.06.2020

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: SVN 2020 111 Programme Officer (Shelter & NFI) (P2) Pemba, Mozambique (56444681) Released Posting: Posting NC56444682 (56444682) Released Posting Channel: Internal Candidates

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