Programme Coordinator (Resilience and Solutions) (P3) Nairobi, Kenya

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International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Programme Coordinator (Resilience and Solutions)

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

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: 14 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; Fiji; 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.


Under the overall supervision of Head of Programmes and Policy Development and the direct supervision of the Senior Coordinator (Recovery and Resilience), and in close coordination with relevant departments and teams of the IOM Kenya Country Office (CO), the Programme Coordinator (Resilience and Solutions) will be responsible and accountable for the management, coordination, and monitoring of IOM Kenya CO’s programmes and projects promoting resilience-building, livelihoods & economic recovery, peacebuilding, social cohesion, durable solutions, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE). Working as a key member of the wider Recovery & Resilience Programme Team, the Programme Coordinator (Resilience and Solutions) will closely coordinate with other technical/thematic leads, as relevant, in support of an integrated, multi-sectoral programmatic approach assisting populations affected by or vulnerable to the impacts of environmental degradation, climate change, natural hazards, conflict or instability.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Manage the IOM Kenya CO programme portfolio promoting resilience-building, livelihoods & economic recovery, peacebuilding, social cohesion, durable solutions, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE), ensuring coherence with IOM strategy and relevant frameworks.
  2. Coordinate operational, administrative and financial aspects of ongoing initiatives ensuring that implementation meets intended scope, timeframe, quality, targets and budget in alignment with donor requirements; proactively identify problems and recommend measures to improve programming in response to emerging needs and opportunities.
  3. Supervise international and national staff, and monitor the work of consultants; provide technical guidance and capacity building support to project teams including field staff in sub-offices to facilitate the achievement of project outputs and staff members’ professional development targets.
  4. Identify, evaluate, and recommend project development opportunities; design and prepare project concept notes and proposals in coordination with Mission Support Unit and relevant project teams; collaborate with the Resources Management Unit (RMU) to prepare, finalize and manage project budgets according to IOM Rules and Regulations and donor requirements.
  5. Work with Mission Support Unit to ensure the timely preparation and submission of project interim and final reports that are compliant with obligations and timelines; draft and administer project revisions as required.
  6. Coordinate and identify operational synergies with other technical/thematic leads and programmes, including Shelter & Settlements, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene & Basic Infrastructure, Immigration & Border Governance, Data & Research teams, and other teams as relevant.
  7. Ensure that programming is driven by sound Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning processes that encourage continuous improvement based on lessons learned; ensure that project-specific and context-responsive complaints and feedback mechanisms are implemented; undertake field visits to monitor and receive beneficiary feedback on activities, as required.
  8. Contribute to the review and adjustment of integrated programming strategies and approaches aligning with evolving CO priorities and strategic plans.
  9. Coordinate and represent IOM with Government of Kenya counterparts and other external stakeholders; ensure IOM’s participation in inter-agency initiatives, joint programmes, joint assessments, and strategic planning processes that contribute to resilience and solutions programming objectives.
  10. Prepare situation reports and programme updates, and any special reports covering IOM’s Recovery & Resilience programmes and projects.
  11. Integrate gender, protection, Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA), Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP), resilience approach and conflict sensitivity in programming, as relevant.
  12. Perform other relevant duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Economics, Law, International Relations, Development Studies, Security Studies, Climate Change Adaptation, Business Administration 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 work experience.


  • Experience in the fields of resilience-building, livelihoods & economic recovery, peacebuilding, social cohesion, durable solutions, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and/or Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE), including operational and field experience, project development, and project management;
  • Experience in working in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) and/or refugee contexts and in complex humanitarian emergencies or post-conflict environments;
  • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, other national/international institution and NGOs; and,
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural setting.


  • Demonstrated expertise in one of or a combination of the thematic areas resilience-building, livelihoods & economic recovery, peacebuilding, social cohesion, durable solutions, disaster risk reduction and/or Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE);
  • Expertise in project development and reporting, including excellent English writing, communication and negotiation skills; and,
  • Expertise in context analysis and conflict sensitivity key concepts and principles, and their application, will be assessed favorably.


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 is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Swahili 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 14 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 01.07.2024 to 14.07.2024

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 404 Programme Coordinator (Resilience and Solutions) (P3) Nairobi, Kenya

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