Emergencies and Disaster Management Coordinator, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Organization: IOM - International Organization for Migration

Country: Papua New Guinea

City: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Office: IOM Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Closing date: Thursday, 19 November 2020

Country: Papua New Guinea

Organization: International Organization for Migration

Closing date: 19 Nov 2020

Position Title : Emergencies and Disaster Management Coordinator

Duty Station : Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 19 November 2020

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, 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.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at www.iom.int/diversity.

Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.

For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:

Internal candidates

Candidates from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.


The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been operating in Papua New Guinea (PNG) since 2001, working on complex emergencies, providing humanitarian relief, and building capacity of the Government. With generous support from the Governments of Australia, the United States (US) and in close partnership with Government partners, the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) and civil society, IOM is reaching displaced populations in remote communities, assisting stranded migrants, and safeguarding the rights of vulnerable groups. Operating through its Head Office in Port Moresby and numerous satellite offices in the provinces, IOM’s programmes focus on disaster management, emergency preparedness and response, peace-building, counter-trafficking in persons, assisted voluntary return, migration and border management, and integration.

Under the overall supervision of Regional Director of Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) and direct supervision of Chief of Mission (CoM), and in close coordination and collaboration with the Regional Thematic Specialists (RTS) in ROAP and relevant units at Headquarters (HQ), the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for coordination, supervision and implementation of Emergency and Disaster Management (EDM) and related activities in PNG Country Office (CO), including serving as technical cluster lead on Shelter/Non-Food Items (NFI)/Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM).

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Assess, establish and implement the modalities of programming for the EDM Unit in cooperation with relevant authorities and identified partners.

Draft project proposals, implementation strategies and annual plans, and proactively seek associated funding support in cooperation with relevant Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) RTS staff and other Project Development counterparts.

Assist the CoM in identifying new project areas within EDM area of responsibility and outside of it, particularly based on target groups and beneficiary needs identified through the ongoing projects.

Manage, coordinate and implement program activities for all EDM and other related projects assigned.

Represent IOM and participate actively at relevant United Nations (UN) meetings including the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) working groups, Disaster Management Team, Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Task Team, relevant clusters, and other relevant fora.

Proactively serve as Shelter/Non-Food Items (NFI)/Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) cluster lead and represent the Shelter/NFI cluster in inter-cluster coordination meetings; attend and support related clusters including Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Protection. Strengthen, promote and maintain liaison with relevant governmental authorities, UN/international organizations, diplomatic missions, local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).

Establish and maintain effective liaison and continuous information exchange between all concerned actors, governmental and otherwise, to facilitate coordination at all stages of project implementation and ensure a timely resolution of problems as they arise. Assess, establish and implement the modalities of programming activities of EDM Unit in cooperation with relevant authorities and identified partners.

Provide substantial programme management support to the satellite offices and lead the project development activities on community-based development, emergency response and community stabilization initiatives.

Ensure the regular reporting requirements of donors, IOM, UNCT on project implementation are met.

Develop media and public relations materials for promoting IOM’s image and programmes, in coordination with the ROAP.

Develop and deliver training on mediation and conflict management, ‚Do no harm‘, ‚Mass evacuation in Natural Disasters (MEND)‘, CCCM, Gender-Based Violence (GBV), etc;
Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


Master’s degree in Disaster Management, Geography/Environmental Science, Social Sciences 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 programme development and programming in disaster risk reduction, emergency response, gender and GBV, social development or related fields;
Experience in interagency coordination mechanisms, particularly CCCM or Shelter cluster leadership and inter-cluster coordination;
Experience in liaising with government and international institutions, actively participating in UN working groups and functioning as a manager in lesser developed countries is a distinct advantage;
Experience in community based, participatory development processes; and,

Experience and understanding of Papua New Guinea/Pacific culture and context.


Knowledge on Disaster Risk Reduction, Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA).

Ability to work effectively under the pressure, in rapidly changing environments.

Capacity to coordinate actions with emergency response actors and making use of coordination structures.

Ability to support the adequate levels of information sharing between internal units, cluster partners, IOM and other emergency response actors.

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Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with implementing partners; and

Ability to make careful decisions rapidly based on available information.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French and/or 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.



Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database ( https://whed.net/home.php).

Required Competencies:

Values - all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

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 level 2

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 level 2

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.

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.

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country 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 security clearances.

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 19 November 2020 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

Posting period:

From 06.11.2020 to 19.11.2020

No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

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