Position Title: Programme Officer (Shelter and Settlements)
Duty Station: Islamabad, Pakistan
Classification: Official, Grade P3
Type of Appointment: Fixed-term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: April 27, 2012
Reference Code: VN2012/23(O)-EXT
Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and 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.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission in Islamabad and in coordination with the Emergency Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the design and development of IOM Pakistan Shelter and Settlements strategy; and act as an impartial cluster lead.
Core Functions/ Responsibilities:
1. Develop the overarching IOM Disaster Risk Management (DRM) strategy and implementation modalities through close collaboration with Shelter / Non Food Items (NFI) clusters, Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) cluster, the DRM working group, Humanitarian Communications, Public Private Partnerships, Government of Pakistan representatives at national and local levels, beneficiary communities and other relevant humanitarian stakeholders.
2. Design technical trainings for the DRM capacity building trainings, namely on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) construction techniques. Support the design and implementation of technical information outreach campaigns on DRR.
3. Coordinate the Shelter Cluster and lead the shelter cluster team (including but not limited to technical support, information management, Temporary Settlement Support Unit and the capacity building team.
4. Support the following objectives of the Shelter cluster team: a) provide leadership in emergency and crisis preparedness, response and recovery; b) work in partnership to prevent and reduce shelter-related morbidity and mortality; c) ensure evidence-based actions, gap-filling and sound coordination; d) enhance accountability, predictability and effectiveness of shelter actions; and, e) ensuring predictable action and a common strategy within the Shelter Cluster for the identification of gaps in the shelter sector and in the overall humanitarian response
5. Provide technical guidance and advocacy to cluster partners, technical advisers, government counterparts, donor communities and other clusters.
6. Responsible for identifying and building cooperative relationships and partnerships with a) key humanitarian organizations for the Shelter Cluster; b) other key partners, including national and provincial disaster management authorities, Relief Commissioners, Provincial and District authorities), national academic institutions (planning, statistics, engineering, architecture), and International Financial Institutions, and c) Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and relevant Clusters, particularly Health, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Protection, and Early Recovery Clusters.
7. Chair or, whenever applicable, co-chair Shelter Cluster coordination meetings, and ensure same at sub-national level if applicable; ensure proper establishment and working of ad-hoc working groups established by the Shelter Cluster, including a ’strategic advisory group‘; ’a technical working group‘; and representing all stakeholder groups.
8. Actively promote inclusion of all stakeholders in the Shelter Cluster by creating an enabling environment for their participation while integrating in programme implementation the cross-cutting issues, utilizing participatory and community based approaches. In line with this, promote gender equality by ensuring that the needs, contributions and capacities of women and girls as well as men and boys are addressed.
9. Ensure that Shelter Cluster members work collectively in a spirit of mutual cooperation and through consensual decision-making, ensuring complementarities of various stakeholders‘ actions as far as possible. Secure commitments from cluster members in responding to needs and filling gaps, ensuring an appropriate distribution of responsibilities within the cluster, with clearly defined focal points for specific issues as required.
10. Ensure Shelter Cluster members‘ awareness to relevant policy guidelines, technical standards and commitments that the Government has undertaken under international humanitarian and human rights law, to assure that shelter responses are in line with existing Inter Agency Standing committee (IASC) and IOM policy guidelines, technical standards, and relevant government human rights legal obligations.
11. Promote use of participatory mechanisms for monitoring of shelter programmes and outcomes and ensure the tracking of performance and humanitarian outcomes using agreed benchmarks, indicators, and data (disaggregated by age and gender) so as to provide a systematic accountable arrangement to assess the timeliness, coverage, and appropriateness of shelter-related humanitarian action, as well as wider humanitarian assistance, in relation to the targeted populations.