Programme Coordinator (Shelter & NFI)

Position Title: Programme Coordinator (Shelter & NFI)

Duty Station: Erbil, Iraq

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: 24 November 2021

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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; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros;Congo (the); Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; 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 and the direct supervision of the Head, Preparedness and Response Unit (PRU), the successful candidate will be responsible for the operational management and technical supervision of the Shelter and Non-Food Items (Shelter & NFI) programme of IOM Iraq Country Office (CO). The Progamme Coordinator (Shelter & NFI) will ensure that IOM programmes are in line with the Global and National Shelter Clusters’ policies, standards and guidelines.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Manage IOM’s Shelter, NFI and Humanitarian Cash Assistance (including Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance (MPCA)) projects, in line with the Shelter Cluster’s national and global policies and strategies and the Cash Working Group’s policies and guidelines, as well as Disaster Risk Reduction efforts.
  2. Plan, supervise and coordinate all Shelter, NFI, and humanitarian cash activities in Iraq in collaboration with relevant IOM units, programmes and field staff.
  3. Ensure timely implementation of all activities; oversee all financial, administrative and technical aspects, in line with IOM’s policies and procedures, as well as donor requirements, prepare budgets as needed.
  4. Oversee the implementation of assessments, the Socio-Economic Vulnerability AssessmentTool, for all Shelter, NFI and Humanitarian Cash activities and ensure that a referral mechanism to the Shelter Cluster, Cash Working Group and partners is operational.
  5. Work in close collaboration with the Programme Support Unit on project development and reporting to ensure project proposals are aligned to the (HRP), Shelter Cluster strategy, as well as cash programming priorities.
  6. Develop information management and visibility updates for the programme on a regular basis targeting internal audience, donors and external humanitarian and/or development stakeholders.
  7. Coordinate with Human Resources unit of Iraq CO on recruitment and training; supervise programme staff throughout the different phases of the programme cycle; coach, support and oversee the performance of the field staff assigned to activities related to the programme.
  8. Ensure appropriate coordination and integration with all relevant humanitarian stakeholders in all Shelter, NFI and humanitarian cash activities in Iraq, including but not limited, the Shelter and the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Clusters, the Camp Management and Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) programmes, the Return Working Group (RWG), the Housing Land and Property (HLP) Sub-cluster, the Cash Working Group.
  9. Participate in the development of a Shelter/NFI and Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance (MPCA) Programme Strategy that is aligned with the policies and strategies of the Global and National Shelter Clusters, Disaster Risk Reduction, and IOM’s global cash strategy.
  10. In close coordination with the Iraq CO’s Cash-Based Intervention Support Team, continue to transition to cash and voucher programming for Shelter and NFI programming and secure Iraq CO’s role in cash and MPCA support and develop/update guidelines, as needed.
  11. Coordinate with Procurement and Logistics Unit of Iraq CO on warehousing and improvement of NFI procurement pipelines, as well as Finance and the Cash-Based Intervention Team on the streamlining financial procedures for cash programming.
  12. Coordinate closely with the relevant units of the CO particularly those actively involved in housing, reconstruction and HLP-related activities, and support nexus type activities to help with the achievement of durable solutions for internally displaced populations.
  13. Participate and represent proactively IOM in the Shelter Cluster forums like OperationalWorking Groups, Technical Working Groups, Strategic Advisory Group and other ad hoc meetings.
  14. Ensure integration of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC’s) priority cross cutting issues (e.g. human rights, HIV/AIDS. Age, Accountability to the Affected Population (AAP), Communication with Communities (CWC)), and promote gender equality by ensuring that the needs of women and girls as well as men and boys are addressed.
  15. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Architecture, Urban Planning, Civil Engineering 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.


• Relevant professional experience in the field is required;

• Experience working in international organizations, humanitarian community and familiarity with the humanitarian reform and cluster approach;

• Experience in project management and implementation of shelter and settlements projects is required;

• Experience in project management and implementation;

• Experience in training and building capacity government authorities and national Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO);

• Experience in writing technical requirements, documents, translating/planning specifications totechnical briefs for data capture/analysis and compiling diverse datasets;

• Working experience in the region is an asset;

• Experience in DRR is desirable; and,

• Management experience in conflict or post-conflict contexts is desirable.


• Strong management capability and experience, especially in the field of humanitarian assistance;

• Familiarity with financial and business administration;

• Excellent communication and negotiation skills; and,

• Good computer literacy. Knowledge of Computer-aided design programmes is an advantage.


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

External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.


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 24 November 2021 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.

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Posting period:

From 11.11.2021 to 24.11.2021

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.

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