Ethiopia: Sub-National Cluster Coordinator (Shelter/Non-Food Items)

Ethiopia: Sub-National Cluster Coordinator (Shelter/Non-Food Items)

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 28 Feb 2019

Position Title: Sub-National Cluster Coordinator (Shelter/Non-Food Items)

Vacancy Code: CFA/0017/2019

Duty Station: Bule Hora and Dillaa, SNNPR, Ethiopia

Classification: Consultant

Reporting: IOM Ethiopia Emergency Post Crisis Unit

Position duration: 4 months

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: Feb 28, 2018

II. Organizational Context and Scope

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Programs, and the direct supervision of the S/NFI Cluster Coordinator, the successful candidate will support the ES/NFI Cluster Coordinator to represent and coordinate the S/NFI response in Ethiopia by leading the sub-national S/NFI Cluster structure across both West Guji Zone (Oromia) and Gedeo Zone , (SNNPR) for response to Gedeo-Guji emergency.

III. Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  1. Representing the ES/NFI Cluster at regional and zonal level with the regional government’s authorities, state representative’s institutions, local and national organizations, UNOCHA representation and donor agencies with specific focus on the Gedeo, SNNPR (Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region) and Guji (Oromia Region) response.

  2. Lead the S/NFI Cluster coordination hubs in Bule Hora, Oromia, and Dila, SNNPR in designing the regional (context specific) response plans and in assessing needs and gaps with frequent field travel from base in Bule Hora to Dilla, and to woreda centres where sub-cluster arrangements are established.

  3. Establish and maintain regular meeting schedule as required to discuss regionally-adapted targets, debate on challenges, monitor progresses, and detect gaps and overlaps with all relevant cluster members active in their respective areas; organise ad-hoc meetings as required on the above.

  4. Promote attention to vulnerable groups and cross cutting issues including establishment of context specific beneficiary targeting criteria, context specific monitoring tools and Accountability to Affected Population strategy.

  5. Contribute directly to cross-cutting strategies and issues including but not exclusive to Housing Land and Property; cash modality for distribution; gender equity and protection.

  6. Monitor and identify issues under the above headings requiring advocacy to regional and zonal government; UNOCHA, and escalation to the Humanitarian Country Team; undertake such advocacy in consultation with the national Cluster Coordinator.

  7. Pro-actively contribute to security monitoring in the target area as it affects the ESNFI and wider humanitarian operation; alert UNDSS, UNOCHA and national Coordinator as appropriate regarding issues of concern

  8. In conjunction with the national coordinator, advocate on funding and materials needs for partners to address identified gaps.

  9. Contribute in the preparation and revision of contingency planning and preparedness processes at regional level.

  10. Actively engage new partner agencies to expand S/NFI Cluster participation and response, and adapt cluster structures and operational models as required to optimally respond to the evolving situation

  11. Lead regional reporting for the S/NFI Cluster in coordination with national Cluster Coordinator and Cluster Information Management Officer including [PD1] contact list of ES/NFI actors working in the region.

IV. Deliverables

  1. Provide a platform to ensure that service delivery is driven by the agreed strategic priorities by conducting at least a fortnight meeting with partners for the duration of the contract

  2. Maintain a mechanism to eliminate duplication of service delivery in the respected areas

  3. Lead at least one needs assessment and response gap analysis to identify and address (emerging) gaps, obstacles, duplication, and cross-cutting issues including age, gender, environment

  4. Technical debriefings, ensuring collection of lessons learned and areas for technical follow-up are incorporated in the sub-national coordination meetings.

  5. Bi-weekly sectoral reports

  6. Facilitation of at least two cross cutting workshop (Targeting, PCM, Protection Mainstreaming

  7. Actively participate and contribute to EOC and ICCG meeting at Regional and zonal level

  8. Mission end reports

V. Required Qualifications and Experience

· Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Disaster Management, International Relations, Conflict Management, Human Rights, Law, Architecture, Engineering 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 project implementation and management experience, including project monitoring and reporting;

· Experience in liaising with governmental and diplomatic authorities as well as with national and international institutions;

· Knowledge of shelter-related technical guidelines and standards;

· Experience in humanitarian programmes for migrants and capacity-building activities;

· Familiarity with financial and business administration;

· Sound and proven understanding of internal and international migration issues in the region and related issues;

· Experience in working in environments with significant security challenges is an advantage

· Knowledge of the region is an advantage.

V. Languages


Fluency in English is required.

VI. values and Competencies


  • 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 – behavioural indicators

  • 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.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators

  • 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 potential.
  • Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  • Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

How to apply:

Interested candidates/firms are invited to submit their applications and CV written in English with photocopies of educational/training certificates via our e-mail address, by Feb 28, 2019 at the latest, referring the position title and vacancy code in the subject line of your email.

Only shortlisted candidates/firms will be contacted.

We strongly encourage qualified women to apply!

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