South Sudan: Cluster Coordinator (CCCM)

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 14 Mar 2018

Position Title : Cluster Coordinator (CCCM)

Duty Station : Juba, South Sudan

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 : 14 March 2018

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


The Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster Coordinator ensures a multi-sectoral response to assist and protect displaced populations in communal settings (collective centres, camps, transit/reception centres, spontaneous and informal sites, etc.), where such are created or envisaged. However, as camps and communal settlements are temporary solutions established only as a last resort whilst all efforts are made to find more durable solutions, the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster does not advocate for the creation of camps, but instead the improvement of the management of any relevant camp and camp like setting. Additionally, displaced populations often settle within host communities or in rented premises in rural or urban areas and some aspects of the management and coordination of their access to protection and assistance might fall under the purview of the CCCM Cluster Coordinator.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission, and the direct supervision of the Head of Operations, the successful candidate will be responsible to lead the IOM co-leadership of the CCCM Cluster in South Sudan, in coordination with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED).

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

a. Coordination

• Ensure appropriate coordination with all humanitarian partners as well as with national authorities and local structures.

• Ensure the establishment/maintenance of appropriate sectoral coordination mechanisms, including working groups at the national and, if necessary, local level.

• Define the nature and extent of overlap and coordination between CCCM and other clusters/sectors particularly Shelter, Protection and Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) to facilitate response in camp and camp like settings.

• Ensure appropriate links with national and local authorities, State institutions, local civil society and other relevant actors and ensure coordination and information exchange.

• Map and track who is doing what, where, and when.

b. Planning and Strategy Development

• Review and update agreed response strategies and action plans for the cluster/sector and coordinate with other relevant staff to ensure that these are adequately reflected in the overall country strategies.

• Include all relevant partners in site needs assessment and analysis.

• Identify gaps and duplications; assess, verify, and map emerging assistance needs and protection issues.

• Draft exit/transition strategies for camp and camp like settings.

• Support selection, planning and development of camp and camp like settings in collaboration with site planners and national actors, taking into account environmental protection and mitigation of negative impacts on ecological habitats.

• Ensure gender sensitive integration in relevant programming including site design that supports the protection and assistance of men, women, boys and girls.

• Support registration of displaced populations in communal settings, paying particular attention to gender, age and diversity dimensions; and ensure that the population registry/enrolment is updated.

• Contribute to the development of strategies to support and strengthen displaced population livelihood initiatives.

• Conduct contingency planning based on the most likely scenarios of population movements.

c. Preparedness and Capacity Strengthening

• Promote and support relevant CCCM training for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), UN agencies, local government officials, camp managers and members of displaced and host communities.

• Support efforts to strengthen the capacity of the national authorities and civil society; and where possible, support the national government/authorities in implementing their activities and meeting their obligations in relation to identified priority needs.

d. Application of standards

• Ensure the CCCM Cluster/sector maps out the operational requirements for a CCCM response; identify, develop and implement standards and guidelines that facilitate interoperability.

• Adapt relevant guidelines and technical standards to the context of the crisis.

• Ensure that responses are in line with existing policy guidance and technical standards and relevant government, human rights, and legal obligations.

• Ensure integration of agreed priority cross-cutting issues in needs assessment, analysis, planning, monitoring and response.

• Ensure that cluster/sector members are aware of policy guidelines and technical standards.

e. Monitoring and reporting

• Ensure adequate monitoring mechanisms are in place to review impact of the cluster/sector responses in camp and camp like settings including progress against implementation plans.

• Ensure adequate reporting and effective information sharing amongst all partners including camp managers, sector leads and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

(OCHA), disaggregating data by age & gender, national/local authorities, State institutions, local civil society and other relevant actors.

• Ensure that CCCM responses build on local capacities, context specific strengths and national response capabilities.

f. Protection Capacity

• Organize affected populations participation in communal setting governance and community mobilization, with particular emphasis on women’s decision-making role and on persons with specific needs (such as the elderly and disabled).

• Ensure transparent governance of communal settings and effective access to justice for residents that conforms to relevant human rights standards.

• Ensure close coordination and engagement with protection actors, ensure that partners and communities are aware and able to access the referral pathways and available relevant protection services. Including but not limited to Complaints and Feedback Mechanism (CFM), Community-Based Complaint Mechanisms (CBCMs), crosscutting issues.

g. Advocacy & Resource Mobilization

• Assist with the mobilization of resources for coordination and response capacities in camp and camp like settings.

• In close coordination with the cluster lead agency/IOM at the global level, assist the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT)/ Inter Cluster Working Group (ICWG) in the establishment of a resource mobilization strategy vis-à-vis donors present in the country.

• Promote strategies that build up and strengthen confidence within camp and camp like settings and between displaced populations, return and host communities.

• Identify core advocacy concerns at the national level and contribute key messages to broader, multi-sectoral advocacy initiatives.

• Liaise with authorities so that humanitarian agencies/organizations providing assistance and protection to residents in communal settings have the access to work there.

• Represent the interests of the cluster/sector in discussions with the Humanitarian Coordinator on prioritization, resource mobilization and advocacy.

• Encourage donors to fund cluster/sector member priority activities in the sector concerned, as well as cluster/sector members to mobilize resources through their usual channels.

h. Phase-out and Rehabilitation Capacity

• Consolidate and down-size communal settings as needed in coordination with relevant clusters and partners.

• Implement site closure strategies and ensure rehabilitation of areas formerly occupied by camps or collective Centres.

• Ensure integration of CCCM elements into transition and early recovery Frameworks.

i. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, Humanitarian Affairs, Development Studies, Political Science 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.


• Field experience in camp management;

• Previous experience in Cluster system with Humanitarian Organizations;

• Solid coordination skill;

• Experience in coordinating with managing other programme units and ability to establish and maintain working relations with government counterparts, UN agencies.


Fluency in English 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 14 March 2018 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 01.03.2018 to 14.03.2018

Requisition: SVN 2018/57 (P) – Cluster Coordinator (CCCM) (P3) – Juba, South Sudan (55374719) Released

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