International Organization for Migration Programme Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

International Organization for Migration Programme 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. These include, most notably, the extant presence of violent extremist group Al Shabaab, particularly in rural areas; recurrent and unresolved clan, land and resource based conflicts; weak and nascent institutions; and the internal displacement of more than 2 million individuals, particularly to urban centres.

Whilst the transition, recovery and development needs of Somalia, after almost 3 decades of civic conflict and violent extremism remain a long term, if not generational process, such progress will be unachievable in the absence of solid foundations for peace and security, particularly at community levels, and in addressing the protracted nature of displacement in urban centres throughout Somalia.

Since 2016, IOM has been supporting government to lead, and for communities to drive transition and durable solutions processes in areas impacted by displacement, conflict and violent extremism.

IOM Somalia’s Recovery and Durable Solutions (RDS) Unit implements a range of programming to support government and communities in a) the attainment of durable solutions to displacement in key urban centres, and b) to promote early recovery and stability in fragile and conflict affected areas of Somalia.

These two pillars of RDS work focus on addressing and preventing displacement, in coordination with other IOM Units.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Assume overall responsibility for the delivery of the RDS Unit Programme suite, its strategic orientation and relevance to the dynamic and evolving displacement and stabilization context of Somalia.
  • Provide overall direction and management of the activities and programme staff, including managers responsible for implementing core activities within the unit, including for example: civic engagement, inclusive planning and governance; private sector engagement; basic service delivery in urban areas; small grants for peace and stability; and strategic communication.
  • Ensure coherence, alignment and synergy with complementary units in the mission, including, but not limited to, the support for reintegration of ex-combatants Disarmament ,Demobilization & Reintegration (DDR);
  • Somalia Stabilization Initiative (SSI); Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), Migrant Assistance Division (MAD) including through incorporation of returnees from Libya/Yemen; and the Labour Mobility and Human Development unit (LHD).
  • Related to the above, in close cooperation with the SSI Chief of Party and DDR Coordinator, establish modalities programmatic for collaboration within the Transition and Recovery Division (TRD), through joint strategic planning, the application of area based approaches, referral of activities between the different units, regular sharing of information and analysis; and to the extent possible pooling of staff and resources.
  • Represent IOM at key coordination meetings, working groups and joint programming platforms to ensure IOM’s strategic alignment with complementary programmes and processes within the UN system (such as rule of law, Joint Programme on Local Government, CRESTA/A) and with the national aid coordination architecture (Comprehensive Approach to Security (CAS, pillars 3 and 4)) and the National Development Plan Resilience Pillar working group / sub-working group on migration, displacement and durable solutions.
  • Related to the above, identify and pursue opportunities for partnership with government, the UN system, INGOs, private sector and analyst groups (particularly those associated with the programmes), including through joint programmes within the Somalia Development and Reconstruction facility (SDRF) and Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF).
  • Establish and maintain close collaboration with government counterparts at Federal and Federal Member State levels.
  • Represent IOM at the joint steering committee established with government (specific to the project); the EU/IOM/UNHABITAT Senior Management Team; and Durable Solutions Working Group under the Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO).
  • This includes providing technical support to the Durable Solutions Working Group and Durable Solutions Initiative (DSI).
  • Contribute to resource mobilization through the development of new projects, including drafting of proposals and operational frameworks; liaising with donors and supporting the production of communication tools that demonstrate IOM’s impact.
  • Play an oversight role in the monitoring of budgets (exceeding 20 million USD), expenditure and project cycles as well as ensuring programmes are consistent with audit and donor requirements.
  • Provide advisory support of the overall programme orientation and strategy, drawing on the broad range of research available and context analysis embedded in the programme.
  • Undertake any such duties as assigned by the Chief of Mission.

    Required Qualifications and Experience


  • Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Law and/or International Relations governance and development studies or a related field with seven years of relevant professional experience or
  • University degree in the above fields with nine years of relevant professional experience.


  • A minimum of 9 years experience implementing returns and durable solutions and stabilization programmes in a post-crisis setting, including project management at middle or senior managerial positions undertaking progressive responsibilities is an advantage;
  • Experience in resource mobilization, development of project designing, monitoring and evaluation with familiarity with the logical framework approach and proposal/report writing;
  • Experience with external representation including with high levels of government and United Nations (UN) and donors.
  • Experience in facilitation and coordination of training;
  • Experience in handling sensitive situations and cultivate productive relationships;
  • Working experience in the Somali context an advantage;
  • Knowledge of the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) protocols, and experience working in a phase III or above security environment;
  • Strong budgeting and general analytical skills and familiarity with financial management;

  • IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.
  • For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.
  • 1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database

    How to Apply
  • Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 8th October 2019 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:
  • 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: VN 2019/241 (P) Programme Coordinator (RDS) (P4) IOM Somalia in Nairobi Kenya
  • For more information and job application details, see; International Organization for Migration Programme Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

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