Cross Border Programme Coordinator (P3) Farchana, Chad

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International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Cross Border Programme Coordinator

Duty Station: Farchana, Chad

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: 11 July 2024

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; Barbados; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Guinea-Bissau; Holy See; Iceland; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.


The IOM is the only international inter-governmental agency with a specific mandate for migration and is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing technical expertise to governments, migrants and host communities through a wide range of sustainable solutions contributing to end forced migration and/or improve displacement conditions. IOM has also a leading role in the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster, participates in coordinated humanitarian responses, and engages in inter-agency collaboration to meet the needs of affected-persons and contribute to their protection.

More than a year since the start of the conflict, Sudan is experiencing a humanitarian crisis of epic proportions. The Sudanese people continue to pay a heavy price for ongoing fighting. Time is running out for millions of people in Sudan who are at imminent risk of famine, displaced from their lands, living under bombardments, and cut off from humanitarian assistance. Sudan has already become the world’s largest internal displacement crisis, with ten million displaced, hungry and vulnerable to exploitation and abuse.

To ensure a coordinated response, IOM is looking for a Cross Border Programme Coordinator to be based in Farchana in Chad to supervise IOM response under the Famine Prevention Plan. Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and the direct supervision of the Head of Sub-Office/Senior Emergency Coordinator, and in coordination with relevant units, the Cross Border Programme Coordinator will be responsible and accountable for the following activities:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Oversee and manage IOM’s humanitarian response programs and related operations from Chad in accordance with IOM Standard Operational Procedures.
  2. Supervise and manage project staff in Farchana, including hiring, providing training, assigning duties and giving feedback to staff members on their performance on a regular basis to ensure the highest standards of work and operational capacity.
  3. Provide expert guidance and advice to programme staff on policies and procedures related to emergency programmes and build staff capacity.
  4. In coordination with the Resource Management Unit, backstop administrative and financial management aspects of relevant projects, identifying resource or financial deficiencies, and initiating or proposing corrective action.
  5. Review and assess project progress and programme activities and take corrective or alternative action for programme improvement and success.
  6. Prepare regular, special and other required reports.
  7. Liaise with donor representatives present in Chad and provide briefings and updates on IOM’s activities and projects in order to fund projects, negotiate with donor representatives and to play an active role in resources mobilization.
  8. Provide support and expert guidance for the development of new project ideas and programmes in line with IOM humanitarian response strategy and review project proposals before submission to donors.
  9. Meet with implementing partners to provide advice and oversight, and to resolve implementation problems as required.
  10. Represent IOM in related meetings with United Nations (UN) and non-governmental organizations (NGO) counterparts.
  11. Support all relevant sectoral working groups, including NFI/Shelter, CCCM, health, protection and education groups with strategic and operational input, as needed. Contribute towards the elaboration of SOPs, harmonized approaches, contingency plans and disaster reduction strategies.
  12. Undertake international and national duty travel and field visits as required.
  13. Perform such other related duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Law and/or International Relations 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 of relevant professional experience.


  • Substantial field experience in operations, emergency work, including support to displaced populations and/or project management;
  • Experience in transition and recovery programming, as well as emergency preparedness and response;
  • Experience in liaising with governmental and donor authorities as well as with national and international institutions; and,
  • In depth knowledge and previous in cross border experience.


  • Demonstrated capacity in project management and budget tracking, including grant management and infrastructure rehabilitation;
  • Leadership skills; and,
  • Proven track-record in successful project development.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish. All staff members are required to be fluent in one of the three languages.

For this position, fluency in English and French is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic 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 five values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.
  • 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.
  • Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
  • Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.

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 actions 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 leadership and professional potential.
  • Empowering others: Creates an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  • Building Trust: Promotes shared values and creates an atmosphere of trust and honesty.
  • Strategic thinking and vision: Works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
  • Humility: Leads with humility and shows openness to acknowledging own shortcomings.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link. df

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 background verification 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 HERE by 11 July 2024 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 05.07.2024 to 11.07.2024

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 2024 425 Cross Border Programme Coordinator (P3) Farchana, Chad (58983720) Released

Posting: Posting NC58983721 (58983721) Released

Posting Channel: Internal Candidates

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