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  • Posted: Apr 1, 2024
    Deadline: Apr 11, 2024
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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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    Senior Programme Assistant - Recovery and Resilience - G6 - Mandera


    • Under the overall supervision of the Senior Coordinator – Recovery and Resilience, and the direct supervision of the Programme Officer – Resilience and Solutions based in Nairobi, and the administrative supervision, the successful candidate will assist the implementation, monitoring and coordination of IOM Kenya’s emergency response, recovery and resilience-building projects and activities. S/he will closely coordinate with other technical/thematic staff, as relevant, in support of an integrated, multisectoral programmatic approach assisting populations affected by or vulnerable to the impacts of environmental degradation, climate change, natural hazards, conflict and/or instability.


    • Assist with implementation, monitoring and coordination of IOM Kenya emergency response, recovery and resilience-building activities in Mandera County spanning cash-based interventions, emergency shelter/NFI, WASH support, livelihoods, social cohesion, durable solutions and disaster risk reduction.
    • IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and External candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy.
    • In close coordination with relevant project managers, assist with operational, administrative, and financial aspects of ongoing projects and activities ensuring that implementation meets the intended scope, timeframe, quality, targets and budget; engage with project beneficiaries and proactively identify problems and recommend remedial action.
    • In coordination with relevant project managers, assist in the planning and implementation of needs-assessments in disaster or conflict-affected communities; participate in inter-agency humanitarian needs assessments, as requested.
    • Assist with the execution of sound Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning processes that encourage real time improvement based on lessons learned; undertake field visits to monitor and evaluate impact of programme activities on beneficiaries and receive and report beneficiary feedback, as required.
    • Participate in inter-agency coordination mechanisms and meetings at the county level; proactively coordinate activities with county and local government partners and Implementing Partners (IPs).
    • Prepare regular reports and programme updates on ongoing field activities.
    • Promote gender, protection, Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) and conflict sensitivity in programming, as relevant.
    • Perform other relevant duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor’s degree in political sciences, Economics, International Relations, Development Studies, Humanitarian Practice, Peace & Security, Disaster Risk Reduction or a related field from an accredited academic institution with four years of relevant professional experience.
    • OR
    • High School degree/diploma/certificate with six years of relevant work experience


    • Minimum of four years of experience in project management, monitoring and evaluation;
    • Experience in working with migrants, refugees, internally displaced persons, victims of trafficking and/or other vulnerable groups is required;
    • Prior experience in implementing and delivery of humanitarian response, recovery and resilience building is an added advantage;
    • Prior work experience with international humanitarian organizations, non-government or government institutions/organization in a multi-cultural setting is an advantage;
    • Computer/software literate, preferably knowledgeable in Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop with experience of maintaining a website.


    • Delivers on set objectives in hardship situations;
    • Works effectively with local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the broader community to advance country office and regional objectives;
    • Works effectively in high-pressure, rapidly changing environments.


    • Fluency in English and Kiswahili is required.

    Inclusion & respect for diversity

    • Celebrates diversity in all its forms
    • Shows respect and sensitivity towards gender, culture, race and ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, political conviction and other differences.
    • Encourages the inclusion of all team members and stakeholders while demonstrating the ability to work constructively with people from different backgrounds and orientations.
    • Promotes the benefits of diversity; values diverse points of view and demonstrates this in daily work and decision making.
    • Proactively addresses any prejudice, biases and intolerance in the workplace.
    • Actively contributes to creating and maintaining a safe, harmonious, and respectful working environment free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, (including sexual harassment) and abuse of authority

    Integrity & transparency

    • Upholds and promotes the United Nations Charter, IOM’s Standards of Conduct and Unified Staff Regulations and Rules.
    • Delivers on commitments; manages the Organization’s resources honestly, reliably and sustainably.
    • Embraces and encourages transparency, balancing this with the need for discretion and confidentiality as appropriate.
    • Maintains impartiality and takes prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behavior.
    • Does not abuse one’s position and acts without consideration of personal gain. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns.
    • Respects the principle of independence and neither seeks, nor accepts, instructions from Member States.


    • Demonstrates professional competence, mastery of subject matter and a willingness to improve knowledge and skills.
    • Seeks to raise professional standards in oneself and others through daily work and activities.
    • Is cognizant that taking certain courses of action may threaten the reputation of the Organization.
    • Shows self-control and persistence when faced with difficult problems; remains calm in stressful situations.
    • Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.
    • Has a commitment to professional development.


    • Does the right thing, even in particularly challenging and difficult situations.
    • Shows resilience and respect in the face of adversity.
    • Is decisive and versatile when faced with uncertainty and adapts quickly to change. Is prepared to take calculated risks to achieve the objectives of the Organization.
    • Willing to speak up to protect others when misconduct or wrongdoing occurs.
    • Is able to provide honest and constructive feedback to peers, direct reports or a supervisor.


    • Is able to stand in another person’s shoes and consider a situation from another perspective, even if one doesn’t agree with it.
    • Supports and relates to others; actively seeks to emotionally understand what other people may be feeling.
    • Is fully present when working with others, actively listening and engaging.
    • Encourages collaboration through a willingness to consider multiple perspectives and opinions.


    • Fosters a sense of team spirit by developing a shared understanding, accountability and enthusiasm for the team’s work.
    • Displays a high level of cultural awareness, sensitivity to different ways of working and leverages individual strengths in order to build a better team.
    • Shares credit for team accomplishments and ensures that the contribution of others is recognized.
    • Helps create a positive team spirit, putting aside personal considerations to help the team achieve its goals.

    Delivering Results

    • Produces high-quality results and workable solutions that meet clients’ needs.
    • Anticipates constraints, identifies solutions and takes responsibility for addressing critical situations.
    • Monitors own and others’ work in a systematic and effective way, ensuring required resources and outputs.
    • Aligns projects with Organization’s mission and objectives and demonstrates a good understanding of the impact of team’s and own work on external and internal counterparts.

    Managing and Sharing Knowledge

    • Disseminates and shares knowledge openly and actively contributes to knowledge/network communities for topics relevant to area of expertise.
    • Encourages knowledge sharing across units/departments and ensures that knowledge as captured, recorded and disseminated appropriately.
    • Builds networks for the effective communication and exchange of knowledge and ideas and puts others into contact with various sources of knowledge.
    • Contributes to an environment that is conducive to innovation and learning.


    • Proactively seeks responsibility in delivering towards the goals of the organization.
    • Plans and organizes work with a clear and deliberate focus, ensuring commitments are easily identified and progress is widely communicated.
    • Stands by the actions of team or department, publicly accepting ownership.
    • Takes responsibility of own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.


    • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively.
    • Seeks to share information with others, with due respect for diversity and confidentiality of specific sensitive information.
    • Listens and seeks to understand without bias and responds appropriately.
    • Shares information and keeps others up to date; actively seeks others’ views and ideas and respects their contribution.
    • Tailors communication style to suit audience.

    Closing Date: 4th April 2024

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates are invited to submit their application by sending a Motivation Letter and their updated CV to the email address referring to this advertisement

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