IOM – UN Migration is Hiring a Regional Emergency and Post-Crisis Officer (UG) to be based in Cairo (Egypt): Apply!
Position Title : Regional Emergency and Post-Crisis Officer
Duty Station : Cairo, Egypt
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade UG
Type of Appointment : Special short-term ungraded, six months with possibility of
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 07 February 2024
overall supervision of the Regional Director for Middle East and North Africa (MENA); and the technical oversight of the Director, Department of Operations and Emergencies (DOE) and
Director, Department of Peace and Development Coordination (DPDC), the Regional Emergency and Post-Crisis Officer will monitor and analyse regional thematic trends, support regional thematic project and strategy development, support the review and endorsement of projects related to the Emergency and Post-Crisis (EPC) thematic areas of expertise in the region, and support field assessments and operations.
The Regional Emergency and Post-Crisis Officer work closely with relevant Divisions of the DOE and DPDC in Headquarters (HQ), and in coordination with the other Units in the Cairo Regional Office, including Migration Health and Psychosocial Assistance, Migration Environment and Climate Change, Migrant Assistance, Labour Mobility and Human and Immigration and Border Management and the Regional Data Hub. Specifically, they will provide technical and programme development support to IOM’s ongoing emergency relief, transition, stabilization and recovery initiatives across the MENA Region. Further, they will work with Country Offices (COs) on the development of strategies to address protracted internal displacement, resilience, community stabilization and land and property
issues, and promote early investment. Furthermore, they will work with Country Offices (COs) on the development of strategies to address protracted internal displacement, resilience, community stabilization and land and property issues, and promote early investment
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Support effective crisis response planning and implementation that addresses the on-going
humanitarian emergency, recovery,stabilization and transition needs in the MENA Region.
- Contribute to reviewing, endorsing, and tracking project proposals developed by COs in the
Region, and taking note of Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Humanitarian
System-Wide Scale-Up /L3 procedures, maintain regular coordination with relevant HQ
Divisions on endorsement,reporting and monitoring of results.
- Support research and information needs of the Thematic Specialist and COs relevant to the
regional emergency, recovery, and post-crisis context.
- In coordination with the COs, support contextual analysis at regional and country levels to
strengthen the evidence-base for, and design of: transition, recovery, and stabilization
- Support in the development of presentations and talking points for senior staff on emergency,
transition and recovery thematics, promoting the integration of resilience, and risk reduction
perspectives when relevant.
- Support the review of Regional Office Strategy and Country Offices Strategies by ensuring
they adequately reflect emergency, transition and recovery contexts when appropriate.
- Engage in relevant inter-agency working groups focused on humanitarian emergencies,
migration crisis management, transition,stabilization, recovery and information management
towards developing common programming principles and approaches and joint programming.
- Contribute to the preparation of appeals in the Regional Office that are coordinated with
relevant entities, including Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), ensuring that IOM’s migration crisis
response objectives and capabilities are adequately incorporated.
- Keep COs abreast on donor policies and funding opportunities surrounding emergency
response, transition and recovery; seek out alternative fund-raising avenues towards expanding
IOM’s community stabilization and prevention-oriented work where relevant and identifying
shifts in donor’s strategic interests around the Region.
- Support production and dissemination of reports on the Emergency and Post Crisis
(EPC)-related activities; promote and support justification for increased investment in EPC
- Support regional and in-country initiatives that strengthen Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)
capabilities; support the development of associated guidelines, tools and reporting frameworks;
provide technical support to COs in the development of resilience-based measurement
frameworks and indicators and adaptive M&E systems.
- Support partnership dialogue, including with the regional United Nations Office for Disaster
Risk Reduction (UNDRR) within the frame of IOM’s global efforts to support states in the
implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
- Contribute to IOM knowledge management by responding to CO requests for information on
good practices and offer referrals to sources of relevant expertise; share information regionally
on effective programming approaches and strategies and opportunities for new programming
- Act as regional focal point for IOM’s resilience-based programming initiatives; stay abreast
with the latest policy thinking on resilience issues; assist organizational training and capacity-building initiatives on resilience, as requested.
- Undertake duty travels with the aim of project/programme assessment and development,
liaison with counterparts, problem solving, and development of new initiatives, as required.
- Assist in the production of outreach materials; carry out initiatives to promote IOM’s image
and to increase the awareness of IOM crisis, transition and post-crisis activities in the Region.
- Conduct/support Migration Crisis Operational Framework (MCOF) trainings, other relevant
emergency and post-crisis response trainings, and support the development of related COs
- Conduct duty travels to support COs in Emergency Response Operations where there are
established capacity gaps.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Conflict Management,
Humanitarian Affairs 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 including administrative and budgetary aspects as well
as monitoring and evaluation.
• Ability to work effectively and deliver under pressure and strict deadlines IOM functional
competencies required: effective communicator, successful negotiator, creative analytical
thinker, active learner, strong team player and cross-cultural facilitator.
• Fully proficient in Microsoft Office, Internet, PowerPoint, and email.
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish. All staff members are required to be
fluent in one of the three languages.
For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of another
official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish) is an advantage.
Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process,
which may include written and/or oral assessments.
1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database
Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these five values:
• Inclusion and respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural
differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion, 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.
• Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
• Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly
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
• Accountability: Takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes
responsibility for own actions 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
leadership and professional potential.
• Empowering others: Creates an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best
and develop their potential.
• Building Trust: Promotes shared values and creates an atmosphere of trust and honesty.
• Strategic thinking and vision: Works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and
communicates a clear strategic direction.
• Humility: Leads with humility and shows openness to acknowledging own shortcomings.
IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.
Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview
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.
For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country and who do
not have prior experience outside the duty station’s country as staff member in the Professional
category 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 background verification and security
clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be
required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the
medical clearance process.
Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No
late applications will be accepted.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment
system, by 07 February 2024 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment
system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment