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4 Apr 2017

IOM-CCCM Cluster Coordinator-P3-Mogadishu, Somalia


Job Description



CANADEM is seeking seasoned professionals with previous relevant experience with CCCM Cluster Coordination who are available for an immediate deployment to Mogadishu, Somalia as a seconded expert for a 3 month contract.

Position Title: CCCM Cluster Coordinator
Receiving Agency: IOM
Position Grade: P3
Duty Station: Mogadishu, Somalia
Duration: 3 Months


Following 2016’s significant below average Gu (Apr–Jun) and Deyr (Nov-Dec) rainy seasons in Somalia, severe drought is widespread across the country. If action is not taken immediately, signals point towards a growing humanitarian crisis in Somalia of potentially catastrophic proportions. With an increasing number of individuals at risk of food security, the previously estimated 5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance has increased to 6.2 million. Between February and June 2017, the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) is expected to increase from 1.1 million to 3 million individuals.

The IOM Somalia team is implementing frontline activities as well as taking the lead in coordinating the newly-activated Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) cluster to improve the coordination, delivery and monitoring of humanitarian services to vulnerable populations living in communal settings.

Responsibilities and Accountability

  1. Coordination
    1. Represent the interests of the cluster in discussions and coordination meetings at the national level and ensure a harmonized and coordinated multi-sectorial response in displacement sites;
    2. Ensure reporting of multi-sectorial gaps and needs in all displacement sites to the Inter-Cluster Working Group and advocate for support from other clusters when necessary;
    3. Ensure that adequate site management structures are in place in identified displacement sites;
    4. Organize regular cluster meetings at the national level;
  2. Planning and preparedness
    1. Lead on cluster planning at national level with regards to developing response strategies, contingency planning including “exit”/transition strategy for site closures and action plans for the cluster;
    2. Together with cluster partners, undertake capacity mapping and gap identification exercises to develop a capacity-development strategy for the sector.
    3. Identify the training needs and develop a capacity building strategy accordingly.
    4. Organise joint field missions, needs assessments and analysis among cluster partners and participate in joint inter-cluster needs assessment exercises;
  3. Monitoring
    1. Ensure and monitor that all CCCM actors implement site management standards and guidance in all displacement sites;
    2. In coordination with the Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF), ensure that all partners funded through this mechanism meet their targets and complete all reporting requirements;
  4. Information management (IM) and reporting
    1. Coordinate closely with all cluster partners to collect and collate agreed upon CCCM reporting tools for the field;
    2. Closely coordinate with the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) team, as the primary IM partner of the CCCM cluster; review, share and promote DTM products in all relevant forums;
    3. Ensure proper communication and information flow between Juba and the field, and among partners;
  5. Application of standards and guidelines
    1. Facilitate discussion and agreement on the use of common standards and tools among cluster partners;
    2. Promote awareness of and adherence to relevant policy guidelines, codes of conduct and examples of good practice by all cluster partners, taking into consideration the possible need for local adaptation both in terms of language and content;
  6. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in International Relations, Political Science, Business or Public Administration, Humanitarian Affairs, Conflict Studies 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.
  • Minimum 5 years of operational experience in the field in IDP/refugee and migration related issues, including technical cooperation, project development and project/programme implementation and evaluation;
  • Work experience in liaising with governmental authorities, other national/international institutions and NGOs – experience in the region is an asset
  • Good knowledge of UN, IOM and NGO mandates and programmes in the IDP humanitarian responses, post conflict construction and development;
  • Familiarity with financial management and good level of computer literacy, including database applications.
    Fluency in English is required


  • Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms
  • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders
  • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others
  • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
  • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services
  • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.
  • Planning and Organizing – Identifies priority activities and assignments for self and others
  • Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter
  • Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.
  • Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
  • Resource Mobilization – Establishes realistic resource requirements to meet IOM needs
  • Operations – Delivers on set objectives in hardship situations; Effectively coordinates actions with other implementing partners; Works effectively with local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the broader community to advance country office or regional objectives
  • Emergency Crisis – Works effectively in high-pressure, rapidly changing environments; Coordinates actions with emergency response actors and making use of coordination structures; Supports adequate levels of information sharing between internal units, cluster partners, IOM and other emergency response actors; Establishes and maintains effective relationships with implementing partners; Makes correct decisions rapidly based on available information.

How to Apply

  If you have all of the above-mentioned skills, please register with CANADEM before contacting us. This can be done on our website at . Then send an email no later than the 5th of April, 11:59 pm EDT to with a Subject Line: "IOM-CCCM Cluster Coordinator-Somalia". In your email, please include an updated resume, date of availability, your current location, and a phone number where we can reach you.
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