Job Title: Programme Officer
Organisation: International Organization for Migration
Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Closing Date: 04 March 2021
Salary: Not Stated
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Working Pattern: Not Stated
Sponsors international candidates? No
Since 2016, IOM co-leads the Shelter/Non-Food Items (NFI) Working Group with the Unité de Construction de Logements et de Bâtiments Publics (UCLBP) and with the Directorate of the Civil Protection (DGPC). IOM maintains strong links with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor and the Ministry of Interior and Territorial Communities of the Government of Haiti, as well as with the Entreprise Publique de Promotion de Logements Sociaux (EPPLS) and local authorities in the targeted areas.
As such, the proposed activities are designed in line with the Government’s response strategy and build upon IOM’s Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) programs and emergency shelter and NFIs response. Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and direct supervision of the Senior Programme Manager, the successful candidate will act as a Shelter/NFI/DRR Focal Point and will provide technical inputs, support and guidance to Haiti Country Office (CO).
Role and Responsibilities
Coordinate, implement and monitor administrative and operational activities of approved Shelter/NFI/DRR programmes, in coordination with the relevant units of Haiti CO.
Supervise the support staff assigned to the Shelter, NFI and DRR programmes and monitor the activities of Implementing Partners’ in accordance with programme requirements and in line with IOM’s regulations, rules, and global standards and frameworks.
Facilitate the liaison and the coordination of activities with counterparts in the Haitian Department of Civil Protection, Disaster Management Offices and other relevant government entities.
Liaise with Information Management (IM) Geographic Information System (GIS) to update the SWG (Shelter Working Group) page and coordinate the information updates on evacuation shelters in Haiti.
Support and work to strengthen the collaborative relationships with government counterparts such as Direction de la Protection Civile (DPC), Ministère des Travaux Publics, Transports et Communications (MTPTC), Municipalities, the local government entities responsible for the administrative and financial management of communes and other relevant stakeholders.
Organise and facilitate the Shelter/NFI and Comité Thématique Evacuation et Gestion des Abris Provisoires (CTEGAP) working group meetings in Port au Prince and Port de Paix. Participate in sectoral meetings, working groups and other relevant forums, with the government entities, as required.
Support and coordinate the implementation of the projects funded by European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) and USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) focused on providing the chain masonry and repair, as well as DDR training in 2018 Earthquake affected areas, and provide weekly activity reports to the Senior Programme Manager.
Monitor and facilitate the compliance with the key principles of Build Back Safer among Shelter and NFI Working Group partners.
Organize and participate to the regular meetings at the central and departmental level with Implementing Partners and Shelter/NFI Working Group partners. Contribute to the activities of Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) and Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) processes.
Contribute to the identification and development of new projects by supporting the development of concept notes and drafting of project proposals.
Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Experience, Skills and Qualifications
Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or • University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.
Experience of working in Emergency, Post-Emergency and Post-Earthquake areas;
Experience in development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of reconstruction programmes;
Experience of working in the international development field, particularly on neighbourhood upgrading, infrastructure, housing, urban planning or similar programmes in developing countries;
Prior work experience with international organizations on development programmes funded by major bilateral or multilateral donors (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank);
Experience in liaising with governmental/non-governmental authorities, national/international institutions, United Nations agencies and international donors.
Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) with a wide range of stakeholders;
Ability to conduct presentations and meetings;
Strong interpersonal, cross-cultural, and diplomatic skills;
Good communication and negotiation skills;
Proven expertise in implementing complex, highly participatory projects with a demonstrated ability to work effectively with counterpart Government institutions, personnel and donors;
Good managerial skills.
For this position, fluency in English and French is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Spanish is an advantage.