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Senior Programme Assistant - Recovery And Resilience - G6 - Mandera

Closing: Apr 4, 2024

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Published: Apr 2, 2024 (11 days ago)

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CONTEXT:

  • 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.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCEEDUCATION

  • 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

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.

SKILLS

  • 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.

LANGUAGE

  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili is required.

REQUIRED VALUESInclusion & 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.

Professionalism

  • 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.

Courage

  • 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.

Empathy

  • 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.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIESTeamwork

  • 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.

Accountability

  • 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.

Communication

  • 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.


Responsibilities

CONTEXT:

  • 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.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCEEDUCATION

  • 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

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.

SKILLS

  • 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.

LANGUAGE

  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili is required.

REQUIRED VALUESInclusion & 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.

Professionalism

  • 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.

Courage

  • 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.

Empathy

  • 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.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIESTeamwork

  • 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.

Accountability

  • 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.

Communication

  • 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.


  • 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.


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