Programme Officer (Community Stabilization)

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Employer: IOM
Job Title: Programme Officer (Community Stabilization)
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Somalia; Mogadishu
Category: Project Management, Program

Position Title : Programme Officer (Community Stabilization)

Duty Station : Mogadishu, Somalia

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 23 September 2020

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; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Djibouti; Fiji; Gabon; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People's Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; 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.


Since the formation of the Federal Government of Somalia, the country has made significant progress towards restoring peace and security. However, significant destabilizing factors remain. These include, most notably, the extant presence of violent extremist group al-Shabaab, particularly in rural areas; recurrent and unresolved clan, land and resource-based conflicts; weak and nascent institutions; and the internal displacement of more than 2 million individuals.

Whilst the transition, recovery, and development needs of Somalia, after almost 3 decades of civic conflict and violent extremism remain a long term, if not generational process, such progress will be unachievable in the absence of solid foundations for peace and security, particularly at community levels. Currently, some areas, such as the Middle and Lower Shabelle regions, remain at risk of deteriorating into clan-based conflict and the strengthening of violent extremist and other militia groups, in the absence of consolidated, strategic support for stability.

Since 2016, IOM has been supporting the government to lead, and for communities to drive transition and recovery processes in areas impacted by displacement, conflict and violent extremism. These programmes, which are implemented through the Recovery and Durable Solutions (RDS) Unit, is intended to promote stability in fragile and displacement affected areas of Somalia as well as the attainment of durable solutions to internal displacement.

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager (RDS) in Mogadishu, and under the overall supervision of the Programme Coordinator (RDS), the Programme Officer (Community Stabilization) will provide technical support for the planning, coordination and execution of government led community projects and stabilisation grants to ensure the effective and efficient implementation of durable solutions and stabilization programmes in all areas of RDS operations. In particular, he/she will:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Contribute to the development of strategic road maps for Community Stabilization activities in Hirshabelle and Galmudug States in close coordination with Programme Manager and field teams to help inform direction of activity implementation.

  2. Research opportunities for stabilization activities that are aligned with programme strategy in Hirshabelle and Galmudug to facilitate purposeful design and implementation by coordinating with Programme Manager and obtaining regular updates from IOM field teams, government counterparts, stabilization partners, and other relevant stakeholders.

  3. Support the implementation of community stabilization activities in coordination with relevant authorities and partners, including conflict mitigation, reconciliation, and mediation interventions to facilitate quality and that activities target the strategic objectives of the programme and deliver efficient results.

  4. Provide general field oversight of community stabilization activities through the entire project cycle, to completion of activity, including its budgetary and procurement aspects, in order to ensure that appropriate standards of accounting and controls are met, by liaising with the Programme Manager, the unit’s Finance Officer, and the Mission Resource Management Unit (RMU).

  5. Contribute to the design of research activities that inform programming and data-driven interventions, including, but not limited to, rapid assessment, thematic research, Community Stabilization Index, by identifying research topics, drafting ToRs, and liaising with RMU on contracting process, and monitoring smooth research activity operations.

  6. Support third-party contracting and the development of Partner Implementation Agreements. Monitor operations of implementing partners to facilitate optimal synergies with IOM by drafting ToRs, liaising with RMU on contracting processes, and regular communication with implementing partners on activities.

  7. Support the monitoring and tracking of budgets allocated for Community Stabilization activities in Hirshabelle and Galmudug States to facilitate accountability and proper management of funds in coordination with Programme Manager, Finance Officer, and RMU.

  8. Support the planning and coordination of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) activities, in close collaboration with M&E officer, to check that community stabilization activities are monitored and pertinent findings are regularly communicated to the donor, with lessons learned integrated into programming.

  9. Support the development of programme and monitoring reports, and visibility products that showcase achievements, ongoing process, and challenges of activities, by closely working with field teams, M&E Officer, Communications Officer and Project Manager.

  10. Undertake duty travel and field visits as required.

  11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Humanities, International Relations, International Development, 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 liaising with stabilization partners and government counterparts in Hirshabelle, Galmudug States and Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) level;

• Experience working in conflict/volatile contexts on durable solutions and issues of displacement;

• Experience with international humanitarian organizations, non-governmental or governmental institutions/organizations in a multi-cultural setting;

• Experience in IOM programmatic and operational protocols and PRISM for monitoring budgets and expenditure;

• Experience in the usage of office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and knowledge of spreadsheet and data analysis; and,

• Experience supervising the development and implementation of stabilization projects.


• In-depth knowledge on stabilization-related topics and activities in Hirshabelle and Galmudug

States, and Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) level;

• Knowledge of conflict/volatile contexts on durable solutions and issues of displacement;

• Knowledge of UN and bilateral donor programming in Somalia;

• Understanding of IOM Transition and Recovery Division (TRD) Stabilization structure and operations;

• Excellent and demonstrable analytical, communication and writing skills.


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

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

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, 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 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.

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 confirmation.

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. 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.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.


Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 23 September 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.

For further information please refer to:

Posting period:

From 10.09.2020 to 23.09.2020

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 accounts.

Requisition: VN 2020 194 Programme Officer (Community Stabilization) (P2) Mogadishu, Somalia

(56610834) Released

Posting: Posting NC56610835 (56610835) Released

Publish date: 2020-09-11 14:38:38
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