IOM Programme Officer (Shelter and NFI) Jobs in South Sudan

IOM Programme Officer (Shelter and NFI) Jobs in South Sudan


  • Under the overall supervision of the Head of Operations and direct supervision of the Program Coordinator (Shelter and Non-food items (NFI)), the successful candidate will be responsible for the timely provision of NFIs to returnees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in need, across South Sudan.

  • S/he will be part of the IOM NFI/ES team, operational in developing humanitarian situations, and delivering IOM NFI response on the ground.

  • S/he will be based in Wau but will be roving across South Sudan as needed.

  • S/he will represent Shelter and NFI Unit in various forums.

    Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Assist the Shelter/NFI Programme Coordinator in timely and adequate implementation of the Shelter/NFI Programme activities.

  • Support SNFI Programme Coordinator in programme activities organized for frontline responses including multi-cluster response mechanisms.

  • In close coordination with the Program Coordinator (Shelter/NFI), design and conduct technical assessments and technical feasibility surveys.

  • Contribute to the development of layouts, shelter designs and Bill of Quantity (BoQs) to maximize efficiency, space and life of shelters in service.

  • Support National S/NFI Cluster in building capacity of national Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in construction methodologies.

  • Support S/NFI Programme Coordinator in implementation of the programme, including progress reports, beneficiary lists, and S/NFI staff activities to enable the implementation of the programme as planned.

  • Support S/NFI Programme Coordinator in the development of cash assistance programmes and check that Cash-Based Initiatives (CBIs) is effectively integrated in operations based on IOM’s CBI strategy.

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

  • Undertake field visit and facilitate close coordination with local government authorities in all phases of the programme’s implementation.

  • Facilitate the consideration and integration of cross-cutting issues such as environment, AAP, gender, children, Gender Based Violence (GBV) and other vulnerable groups in the programme implementation.

  • Support project team for the effective management and timely implementation of work plans and budgets.

  • Perform such other duties as maybe assigned by the supervisor.

    Required Qualifications and Experience


    • Master’s degree in Engineering 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 humanitarian response, operational field or a related field experience;

    • Experience in developing shelter design, Bill of Quantities (BoQs), and quality assurance of shelter projects;

    • Experience in Cash Based Intervention programming;

    • Emergency programming experience and previous project implementation and management experience, including project monitoring and reporting;

    • Work experience in South Sudan or East Africa.


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

  • For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic, French and/or Spanish is an advantage.

    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.

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 10 August 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

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