29 June, 2015

5665 Program Manager (Shelter & Settlements)

International Organization for Imigration

Inter-governmental Organization
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Job Hours:
Fixed Term - One Year with possibility of extension
Due Date:



Job Description:
Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental 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 does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

Under the direct supervision the Chief of Mission (CoM) IOM Canberra and in close collaboration with the Regional Emergency and Post-Crisis unit in Regional Office (RO) for the Asia Pacific Region and units at Headquarters (HQs), the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for the overall oversight of the programme being implemented through shelter and settlement programmes. The programmes include Shelter support interventions and Camp Coordination, Camp Management (CCCM) activities in Port Vila and the Tropical Cyclone (TC) Pam affected provinces primarily. Moreover, s/he will be in charge of the development of the strategic priorities of the projects implemented.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1. Develop and manage the Shelter and Settlement strategy and implementation modalities through close collaboration with Government of Vanuatu representatives at national and local levels, beneficiary communities and other relevant humanitarian & development stakeholders.
 2. Advise on the CCCM programming in Port Villa and the TC Pam affected provinces to assure high level quality of deliverables.
3. Supervise the administrative, financial, and other related activities of the Programme, including: a) Monitoring the financial management for the Programme and supervising the preparation of financial reports; b) Maintaining appropriate internal controls and development and implementation of relevant control systems; c) Coordinating administrative and human resources policies and practices within the section; d) Exercising oversight on financial expenditure and accountability.
4. Develop the projects strategies and implementation modalities through close collaboration with the donors, the Government of Vanuatu representatives at National and local levels, beneficiary communities, and other relevant humanitarian stakeholders.
5. Provide technical guidance to programme partners, programme staff and implementing entities
6. Ensure proper documentation of the projects carried out in the shelter and settlement program, and maintain open consultation and information sharing with the project donor(s).
7. Develop and maintain strategic partnerships with government agencies, communities, donors and other implementing partners.
8. Liaise and promote collaboration and operational partnership with the private sector understanding local, national and regional market mechanisms.
9. Utilize lessons learned from past activities, experiences from other Communes, and beneficiary feedback to revise strategies and action plans accordingly.
10. Liaise, promote and coordinate interagency collaboration and operational partnership in the Shelter, Housing and Infrastructure sector. Ensure appropriate coordination with all humanitarian partners (including UN agencies, national and international NGOs, the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement and other international organizations), as well as with relevant government agencies, provincial authorities and local community leaders and groups. Page 3 / 5
11. Coordinate activities with other IOM units – CCCM, Finance, Logistics & Procurement, Human Resources (HR), Information technology (IT), among others.
12. Organize stakeholders visits to project sites and coordinates official work visits.
13. Act as IOM focal point to the Shelter Cluster and Housing Working Group, engage closely and provide input and technical expert support to the housing/shelter cluster as required, including but not limited to developing standards/guidelines, involvement with the Housing Technical Working Group.
14. Implement a sound Monitoring and Evaluation System to ensure that community assessment guidelines, including criteria developed for the selection of beneficiaries, are properly followed up in all areas of intervention for the shelter/housing programme.
15. Ensure timely reporting of project activities and prepare documentation for donor reporting/visibility tools.
16. Contribute to the resource mobilization efforts, identifying potential new project opportunities and contributing to the preparation of project proposal.
17. Ensure the integration of cross-cutting issues such as gender, children and other vulnerable groups in the programme are considered in the IOM Shelter/housing response.
18. Perform such other duties as may be assigned
Required Competencies Behavioural
  • Takes responsibility and manages constructive criticism;
  • Works effectively with all clients and stakeholders;
  • Promotes continuous learning; communicates clearly;
  • Takes initiative and drives high levels of performance management;
  • Plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
  • Displays mastery of subject matter;
  • Contributes to a collegial team environment;
  • Creates a respectful office environment free of harassment and retaliation and promotes the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA);
  • Incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation;
  • Displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
  • Works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM. Technical
  • Delivers on set objectives in hardship situations;
  • Effectively coordinates actions with other implementing partners; Page 4 / 5
  • Works effectively with local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the broader community to advance country office or regional objectives. 
  • Delivers on set objectives in hardship situations;
  • Effectively coordinates actions with other implementing partners; Page 4 / 5
  • Works effectively with local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the broader community to advance country office or regional objectives.
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Urban Planning, Political Science 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. Experience Experience in programme management, preferably in natural disaster, and other displacement situations;
  • Experience in project formulation and implementation at national and international levels;
  • Knowledge and/or field experience in the areas of re-construction and community mobilization;
  • Previous programme management experience;
  • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, and with other national and international institutions;
  • Familiarity with the region is an asset. 


Not Stated


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of any regional languages is an advantage. 

How To Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by July 08, 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 applications. 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.

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