Burundi: Emergency and Preparedness Coordinator

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Burundi
Closing date: 22 Oct 2017

Position Title : Emergency and Preparedness Coordinator

Duty Station : Bujumbura, Burundi

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3

Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, Six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 22 October 2017

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 environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

1. Internal candidates

2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Maldives, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa


Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM), the successful candidate will be responsible for developing, supervising and/or implementing emergency and recovery programmes, plans and activities. This will also include supporting Non-Food Item (NFI)/Shelter and Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) sectors, as well as inter-agency/inter-sector recovery and emergency efforts.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Supervise and coordinate the implementation of all operational aspects of IOM’s emergency operations, activities, and programmes.

  2. Communicate and co-ordinate on emergency programming with relevant stakeholders including but not limited to government officials, UN agencies/funds/programmes, and other IOM units.

  3. Provide support to and oversight of the NFI/Shelter and CCCM sectors in collaboration with thematic specialist colleagues and other stakeholders.

  4. Identify, design, and develop new opportunities for emergency projects in close consultation/coordination with donors, CoM, Project Development and Support Unit, Regional Office in Nairobi, Headquarters (HQs), other relevant IOM missions, and government authorities as appropriate.

  5. Provide consistent review and competent advice to the CoM on the overall performance of emergency project activities to ensure effectiveness, coherence, integrity, and establish strategic programmatic linkages.

  6. Assist with the development and dissemination of public information and communication tools.

  7. In collaboration with the Project Development and Support Unit, ensure timely completion of project monitoring & evaluation and donor reporting.

  8. Assist with the preparation and collation of general and specific information on project activities as requested by donors/external parties, HQs, and other internal counterparts; coordinate internal evaluation(s).

  9. Assist with the development of budgets, disbursement targets, procurement plans, and work plans for all staff working on emergency projects.

  10. Represent IOM at relevant inter-agency, sector, or governmental meetings, including providing presentations, drafting briefing notes, or contributing to joint documents as necessary.

  11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Development Studies, Political Science, 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.


• Experience in fields related to IOM emergency programming including emergency coordination, NFI/shelter, CCCM, DTM, transition & recovery, resettlement, or preparedness and response;

• Experience living in an emergency context, particularly within French-speaking or East Africa;

• Experience liaising with government officials, donors, UN personnel, NGOs, and other stakeholders;

• Experience in project management including management of budgets and staff;

• Strong writing skills a distinct advantage;

• Excellent computer skills, including with Microsoft functions such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.


Fluency in English and French is required.

Desirable Competencies:


• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;

• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;

• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;

• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;

• Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;

• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

• Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.


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.

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.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 22 October 2017 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:


In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 09.10.2017 to 22.10.2017

Requisition: SVN 2017/177 (P) – Emergency & Preparedness Coordinator (P3) – Bujumbura, Burund

(55202266) Released

Posting: Posting NC55202273 (55202273) Released