Vanuatu: Consultant (Displacement Management Expert)

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Vanuatu
Closing date: 21 May 2018

The objective of the project is to contribute to protecting the environment from the impact of mass displacement (before during and after a displacement induced by natural disasters including slow and sudden onset). The outcome of this project will be that the Government of Vanuatu has increased skills, tools and knowledge to monitor and manage the environmental impacts of displacement. The project has two key outputs:

  • National Guidelines related to displacement management are revised to include key environmental concerns and management issues;

  • National Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) tool is institutionalized and able to track displacement including specific indicators on environmental degradation and risks during displacement situations.

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Office in Port Vila and overall supervision of the Chief of Mission for Australia and Coordinator/Advisor for the Pacific and in close coordination with relevant IOM thematic specialists in Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, the consultant will be responsible for all activities related to management of displacement, including leading the implementation of the United Nations Environment-funded project Strengthening National Capacity to Address the Environmental Impacts of Displacement in Humanitarian Responses.

  1. Act as primary liaison for the project with the Government of Vanuatu, including with regards to the project steering committee and relevant working and advisory groups.

  2. Regularly meet with representatives of the Government of Vanuatu to facilitate project implementation (adoption/endorsement/review of deliverables) and raise awareness on steps taken to achieve results.

  3. Co-chair relevant official meetings with the Government of Vanuatu on behalf of the project.

  4. Advocate with the Government of Vanuatu for the sustainability of project results, and provide additional advice or capacity building support as per request of the Government of Vanuatu and post-coordination with IOM Canberra.

  5. Undertake internal work planning, inception planning and project stakeholder and risk analysis.

  6. Assess and revise National Guidelines for the Assessment and Selection of Evacuation Centres, National Guidelines for the Operations and Management of Evacuation Centres, National Guidelines for Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR), National Guidelines for the Mass Evacuation in Natural Disasters (MEND Vanuatu) to ensure that environmental protection is mainstreamed into guidance for Government officials and Partners on management of displacement situations in the context of natural disasters and climate change.

  7. Undertake desk and field assessments, including through focus groups and consultations with affected populations (including women’s and girls’ specific needs in natural disasters) and Government officials at the national and subnational level, on the effects of displacement.

  8. Prepare and submit monthly programme report and assess & develop a report with recommendations on the lessons learned from previous natural disasters (cyclones/eruptions, etc).

  9. Contribute to the establishment of a national DTM system, including a DTM database and development, rollout and handover of DTM tools (including environmental data collection tool) and SOPs.

  10. Develop, solicit Government approval, and deliver training on DTM, environmental data collection and national guidelines, and draw up training reports (including participant feedback and pre-/post-test results).

  11. Lead the development of infographic posters and other relevant visibility materials, and provide input as necessary for social media or related posts to IOM Canberra’s Project Development Unit.

  12. Together with IOM Canberra, ensure financial management of the project and timely implementation of project activities.

  13. Liaise with donors and develop project proposals to ensure the continuity and sustainability of the program in Vanuatu

  14. Any other tasks related to the project and its thematic focus that may be assigned.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications along with a duly completed IOM Personal History Form to the IOM Regional EPC Unit at e-mail by 21 May 2018 at the latest.

The form can be downloaded from… Kindly indicate the reference code CFCV18-037 followed by your full name in the subject line.

Applications should include the below documents:

  • Cover letter, indicating the dates of availability;

  • Curriculum vitae;

  • Duly completed IOM Personal History Form (may be downloaded from;

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.