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  • Posted: Sep 1, 2022
    Deadline: Sep 12, 2022
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    Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. With 165 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the bene...
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    Programme Officer (MECC)

    Core Functions / Responsibilities:

    1. Provide overall direction and oversee the implementation of Migration, Environment and Climate Change (MECC) activities and programmes in Somalia, through the effective and timely implementation of programme activities, conceptualization, and design, and be responsible for its financial, administrative, and technical oversight in line with IOM policies and practices as well as donor requirements.
    2. Establish and maintain partnerships with key stakeholders and beneficiaries, including the government, UN agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), local communities, donors, and represent IOM in appropriate coordination and operational inter-agency fora relevant to the programmes/projects.
    3. Contribute to the mainstreaming of MECC in the existing programmatic areas through the implementation of project activities on the thematic area within existing programmes, such as, Emergency Response, Transition and Recovery, Durable Solutions, and the Department of Migration Management.
    4. Provide technical guidance on migration, environment, and climate change of Somalia Country Office (CO) in technical coordination with Regional Thematic Specialists (RTSs) (MECC) and elaborate general and/or specific information on programme activities as requested by donors/external parties, COM, the Regional Office, Headquarters (HQ) and other relevant counterparts.
    5. Contribute to the strategic direction of MECC, proposing and integrating new approaches and procedures as required.
    6. In coordination with the Programme Support Unit, contribute to the resource mobilization through the development of new projects, including supporting the drafting of proposals, liaising with donors and supporting the production of communication and visibility tools and materials.
    7. Supervise project staff, prepare inputs for performance evaluations, and assist in the resolution of team conflicts.
    8. Contribute to narrative and progress reports, cost modifications, public information material, and other documents, as required by IOM and/or project donors.
    9. Ensure compliance with IOM and donor requirements, including those related to procurement, finance, and human resources, maintaining close contact with relevant IOM support units.
    10. Conduct close follow-up of project/programme development initiatives in other IOM member states and document best practices.
    11. Undertake duty travel in Somalia relating to project activities, monitoring and liaison with counterparts.
    12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:


    • Master’s degree in social science, international relations, law 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 the field of migration issues, including operational and field experience, projectdevelopment, management, and reporting;
    • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, donors, academia, other national/international institutions, and NGOs;
    • Work experience in Somalia is an advantage.


    • Understanding of migration in relation to environment, climate change and natural hazards;
    • Demonstrated level of expertise in the thematic area relevant to project development;
    • Sound knowledge of international fora and policy process in the areas of migration, climate change, environment, disaster risk reduction, knowledge of frameworks such as UN conventions on climate change, ecosystems, desertification etc;
    • Understanding of legal frameworks human rights approaches, soft law and protection issues related to environmental migration;
    • In depth knowledge of the broad range of migration related subject areas dealt with by the Organization;
    • Knowledge of UN and bilateral donor programming;
    • Knowledge of international fora and policy process in the areas of migration, climate change, environment, disaster risk reduction;
    • Knowledge of legal frameworks human rights approaches, soft law and protection issues related to environmental migration.

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