International Organization for Migration Durable Solutions Consortium Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

International Organization for Migration Durable Solutions Consortium Coordinator Jobs in Kenya


Since the formation of the Federal Government of Somalia, the country has made significant progress towards restoring peace and security. However, significant destabilizing factors remain, including conflict and natural disaster. With more than 2 million displaced in Somalia, and a significant number of returnees from the region and beyond, Somalia has struggled to cope with high numbers of displaced.

Increasingly, opportunities arise to support for durable solutions to displacement. IOM has been instrumental in its support of communities to drive, and government to increasingly lead on building progress towards durable solutions to displacement. With strong emphasis on localised capacities and community priorities, increasing partnerships are building momentum towards durable solutions.

As the lead agency for the Danwadaag Durable Solutions Consortium, IOM is seeking to build a strong Consortium Management Unit to ensure maximum impact of the collective’s efforts, ensuring: efficient delivery of program activities, alignment with other durable solutions initiatives, acute sensitivities to local dynamics, support to government structures with the displaced affected communities at the center of our efforts.

Under the overall supervision of the Senior Programme Coordinator (Emergency Post Crisis (EPC)) in Mogadishu and the direct supervision of the Programme Manager/Chief of Party for Danwadaag, the Durable Solutions Consortium Coordinator will be responsible and accountable for ensuring the timely and effective implementation of the multi-donor funded durable solutions interventions, leading and coordinating the Consortium with IOM as the lead agency.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Manage the overall implementation of the Consortium in a timely manner and be responsible for its financial, administrative, and technical oversight in line with IOM policies and practices as well as donor requirements.

  • Manage the primary relationship with the donor, liaising between consortium partners and donor to ensure clear expectations and quality delivery of programming.

  • Provide the necessary coordination structures for the Consortium and lead the coordination platforms at the operational and strategic levels while ensuring the inter-organization synergies and joint efforts.

  • Effectively manage partnerships between Consortium partners to ensure effective collaboration; and be responsive to Consortium partners requests for coordination support and needs.

  • Promote harmonization of approaches and methodologies across all Consortium partners by developing and monitoring use of common tools, as well as creating opportunities for experience sharing and learning.

  • Coordinate the development of all technical tools related to the Consortium’s project.

  • Ensure effective engagement with other Durable Solutions programming in Somalia.

  • Define project implementation modalities and methodologies.

  • Ensure the project progress is effectively monitored by IOM Somalia Country Office’s M&E team and external monitoring is in place through regular data collection, analysis of indicators and activities and documented with proper sources of verification.

  • In coordination with the Reporting, Monitoring Officer, monitor activities of the Consortium members against work plan, Monitoring and Evaluation framework,
    as well as program principle and ensure collaboration with Consortium’s learning partners.

  • Manage communications to external partners related to IOM and the Consortium activities, including developing and overseeing the implementation of a communication strategy which highlights the Consortium’s collective efforts.

  • Oversee and coordinate timely submission of reporting requirements to the donor and ensure all partners of the Consortium comply with their reporting requirements to IOM. Ensure proper documentation of all programme supportive documents for the projects (grants, beneficiary registration, land agreements, etc.) are recorded.

  • Represent Consortium and its interests with relevant government authorities and ensure collaborative cooperation with key government counterparts for effective implementation and towards achievement of durable solutions to displacement in Somalia.

  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, International Relations, International Development, Emergency Management, Peace Studies, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with at least five years of relevant professional experience; or,

  • University degree in the above fields with at least seven years of relevant professional experience.


  • Experience working in the field of displacement and durable solutions, development, displacement, peacebuilding, community resilience, and related fields;

  • Demonstrable multi-stakeholder coordination experience;

  • Experience in operational activities in a complex crisis or post-crisis setting;

  • Experience in project design, implementation, and management;

  • Experience liaising with specialized international agencies (UN agencies, international organizations, and international specialized NGOs); and,

  • Experience working in the country or region is an advantage.


  • Familiarity with the aid system, and ability to understand donor and governmental requirement;

  • Knowledge of working in conflict/volatile contexts on durable solutions and/or community stabilization in Somalia;

  • Knowledge of UN, IOM, international organizations and NGOs mandates and programmes in the field of displacement, durable solutions, and community resilience;

  • Excellent representation and relationship management skills; and,

  • Excellent and demonstrable project management, analytical, communication and writing skills.


  • IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish. All staff members are required to be fluent in one of the three languages.

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

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

    How to Apply

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