Call for Applications

Position Title: Consultant (Consortium Coordination)

Reference Number: CFA/IOMSO/002/2024

Duty Station: IOM Somalia, Nairobi, Kenya

Type of Appointment: Consultancy

Duration of Contract: Nine (9) Months

Organizational Unit: Solutions Resilience Pillar (SRP)

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 9 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.

Context:

The Danwadaag Durable Solutions Consortium aims to support durable solutions for displacement-affected communities in Somalia. The program focuses on building the capacity and accountability of governance structures, providing land and housing solutions, and ensuring inclusive community planning processes.

Organizational Department / Unit to which the Consultant is contributing: The consultant will join the Consortium Leadership Team (CLT) under the Solutions and Resilience Pillar at IOM Somalia, contributing to various Danwadaag Consortium led projects, including World Bank Project AF1, USAID Scaling Solutions Project, EU Xaldoon Project and the FCDO HARBS Project.

Nature of the consultancy:

Consortium Coordination

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

The core duties shall include the following:

  1. Assist in maintaining regular communication with donors to ensure clear expectations and quality delivery of programming.
  2. Prepare and present quarterly progress reports to donors, highlighting key achievements, challenges, and planned activities.
  3. Organize and participate in quarterly review meetings with donors to discuss project progress and address any concerns.
  4. Facilitate regular coordination meetings with consortium partners to ensure alignment of activities and strategies.
  5. Develop and maintain an updated coordination calendar, including key events, deadlines, and meetings.
  6. Provide ongoing support to consortium partners to address their coordination needs and ensure effective collaboration.
  7. Monitor closely project expenditures versus projections, and follow-up with relevant parties as necessary.
  8. Create and maintain a repository of best practices, lessons learned, and case studies for consortium partners.
  9. Facilitate regular knowledge-sharing sessions to promote the exchange of experiences and learning among partners.
  10. Establish and maintain connections with other Durable Solutions programs to align strategies and activities.
  11. Participate in relevant coordination forums and working groups to represent the consortium and share updates.
  12. Develop detailed project implementation plans, including timelines, roles, and responsibilities.
  13. Support the development and refinement of the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework.
  14. Regularly review M&E data with the Reporting Monitoring Officer to track project progress and identify areas for improvement.
  15. Plan and conduct field visits to monitor project activities and gather feedback from beneficiaries and stakeholders.
  16. Coordinate the preparation and submission of high-quality project reports, ensuring they meet donor requirements and deadlines.
  17. Review and provide feedback on reports from consortium partners to ensure consistency and accuracy.
  18. Attend meetings with government authorities and donors to represent the consortium and advocate for the Consortium priorities.
  19. Build and maintain relationships with key government stakeholders to facilitate project implementation.
  20. Work closely with government counterparts to align project activities with national priorities and policies.
  21. Facilitate regular meetings and consultations with government representatives to ensure their ongoing engagement and support.
    1. Timeliness and Deadline Compliance: measure the ability to complete tasks and deliver reports, studies, and reviews within the established deadlines.

Performance indicators for the evaluation of results

  1. Quality of Work and Attention to Detail: evaluate the accuracy, thoroughness, and clarity of all deliverables, including reports, frameworks, and studies.
  2. Stakeholder Satisfaction and Feedback: assess the level of satisfaction from internal and external stakeholders, including project managers, team members, and donors.
  3. Impact and Effectiveness: measure the tangible impact of the tasks completed.
  4. Adaptability and Problem-Solving: evaluate the ability to adapt to changing circumstances, address unforeseen challenges, and provide innovative solutions.
  5. Collaboration and Teamwork: measure the effectiveness of working collaboratively with different teams, co-leaders, and stakeholders.
  6. Communication and Reporting: evaluate the clarity, frequency, and effectiveness of communication, including the quality of written reports and presentations.

Required

Education

  • Master’s degree in relevant fields such as Political or Social Science, International Relations, International Development, or related areas, with at five years of relevant professional experience; or
  • University degree with at least seven years of relevant professional experience.

Experience

  • Experience working in the field of displacement and durable solutions, development, displacement, peacebuilding, community resilience, and related fields.
  • Demonstrable multi-stakeholder coordination experience.
  • Experience in operational activities in a complex crisis or post-crisis setting.
  • Experience in project design, implementation, and management.
  • Experience liaising with specialized international agencies (UN agencies, international organizations, and international specialized NGOs).
  • Knowledge of UN, IOM, international organizations and NGOs mandates and programmes in the field of displacement, durable solutions, and community resilience.
  • Experience working in the country or region is an advantage

Skills

  • Familiarity with the aid system, and ability to understand donor and governmental requirement
  • Knowledge of working in conflict/volatile contexts on durable solutions and/or community stabilization in Somalia.
  • Excellent representation and relationship management skills
  • Excellent and demonstrable project management, analytical, communication and writing skills.

Languages

  • Fluency in English (oral and written).
  • Working knowledge of Somali is an advantage.

Travel required

  • Frequent travel to Somalia required up to 50% per month.

Required Competencies.

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.

  • 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.

Other.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this call for applications is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit CV and a cover letter indicating the Call for application number (CFA) Position Title and the Duty Station with three professional referees and their contacts (both email and telephone) to: recruitmentsomalia@iom.int



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