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Position Title : Deputy Programme Manager/Deputy Chief of Party
Duty Station : Mogadishu, Somalia
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3
Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 26 January 2023

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading
UN agency in the field of migration, 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.
IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and
inclusion at IOM at
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; Curaçao; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Holy
See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic
Republic (the); Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated
States of); 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.


The Local Governance and Reconciliation Activity (LGRA) programme in Somalia is designed to
promote more effective and legitimate local governance that offers a credible alternative to
Al-Shabaab rule in southern Somalia and will be implemented in close coordination with the
donor, with communities in priority areas, and with all levels of the Somali Government. The
Deputy Programme Manager/Deputy Chief of Party is a member of the programme’s Senior
Management Team, and will discharge a full range of duties, providing on site guidance for
Somalia-based programme staff throughout the programme’s geographic coverage. They will
also serve as Programme Manager/Chief of Party OIC during the absence of the Programme
Manager/Chief of Party.
Under the overall supervision of the Senior Programme Coordinator (Transition and Recovery
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Pillar) and under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager/Chief of Party of the
programme, the Deputy Programme Manager/Deputy Chief of Party will oversee programme
implementation and provide support to operations for the successful implementation of the
LGRA programme.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1. Oversee the Field Coordination Unit, Activity Development Unit and Field Office staff, and
provide managerial support in other areas of the programme as needed.
2. Ensure the successful implementation of the programme’s workplan, activities, and initiatives
at the field level in accordance with the overall objectives of the programme by directly
supervising programme implementation staff in the identification of local grantees and partners,
technical consultants, and other programme implementers.
3. Provide management oversight of Activity Development Unit (ADU) in support of the
development of targeted, high-impact activities which meet programme objectives, engage the
Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer to incorporate trends, lessons learned, etc., into new
programme approaches and activity development ensure the ADU meets monthly targets.
4. Train and coach staff to support a strong understanding of the programme strategy, and work
with field teams in their effort to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with local
grantees, local government authorities, local contractors, international NGOs, donors, and other
key stakeholders, in support of strong programming.
5. Manage Field Coordination Unit team members to ensure that procurement, finance, logistics,
and programmatic aspects of each grant activity are being implemented on-time, in accordance
with the specifications of the approved activity and in line with IOM and USAID rules and
6. Coordinate closely with the Logistics/Procurement and Finance Units to ensure application of
standard guidelines and procedures aimed at ensuring an appropriate, efficient, and transparent
use of funds.
7. Provide regular reporting to the Programme Manager/Chief of Party on activity
implementation and provide relevant inputs on project implementation to the senior
management team.
8. Oversee the collection and submission of monthly reporting on the local political and security
context to the Reporting Officer for inclusion in monthly reports.
9. Coordinate the collection and submission of activity updates for bi-weekly submission to the
M&E Officer.
10. Liaise with IOM’s Staff Security Unit (SSU) and the Mission Security Focal point as/when
required, in close conjunction with the management of IOM Somalia and in accordance with the
United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) requirements.
11. Coordinate with the M&E Officer and Assistants to develop, monitor, evaluate (M&E) and
recommend performance measures for regional and individual activities, including contractors
and grantees.
12. Develop a deep understanding of all aspects of the activity cycle, particularly activity design
preparation and submission of activity ideas.
13. Oversee the programme staff to ensure the programme activity matrix is updated bi-weekly.
Propose recommendations to strengthen administrative structures and processes in order to
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ensure smooth activity implementation.
14. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in International Relations, Management, Development Studies, Planning,
Business Administration, 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’ relevant professional experience.
• Significant reporting and information management experience required;
• Specific work experience with the United States Agency for International Development
(USAID) programmes;
• Previous experience in community-based and/or small grants programming, particularly in the
areas of local governance, peacebuilding, reconciliation, civil-society strengthening and
monitoring and evaluation;
• Experience in project implementation, support to grants management; administrative and
related fields;
• Experience in developing and maintaining budgetary disciplines across a wide range of grant
• Experience working with staff from diverse environments and backgrounds;
• Experience in graphic design, Excel, Power Point, or other software to generate sophisticated
• Knowledge of the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) protocols and
experience working in a phase III (or above) security environment;
• Knowledge of USAID programming modalities;
• Effective resource management skills;
• Strong knowledge and cultural understanding of the region and conversant on regional politics;
• Familiarity with political analysis in complex crisis settings;
• Excellent communication and writing skills with the ability to analyses complex problems and
identify and convey clear, rapid solutions;
• Knowledge of Somalia, including socioeconomic and political context;
• Negotiation and diplomatic skills;
• Knowledge of IOM resource management rules and procedures;
• Knowledge of IOM and UN procurement and logistics management and procedures;
• Strong general analytical skills.
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 (Arabic,
Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish).
For all applicants, 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,
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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
• 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
This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations.
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Recommended candidates endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board 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. Subject to certain
exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or
after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.
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 26 January 2023 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:
Posting period:
From 13.01.2023 to 26.01.2023
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
Requisition: VN 2023 06 Deputy Programme Manager/Deputy Chief of Party (P3) Mogadishu, Somalia
(57926737) Released
Posting: Posting NC57926738 (57926738) Released
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