Head, Stabilization, Reintegration and Resilience (SRR) at International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Head, Stabilization, Reintegration and Resilience (SRR)

Duty Station: Kabul, Afghanistan

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P4

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

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 17 August 2022

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:

  1. Internal candidates
  2. External female candidates:
  3. Candidate from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Cuba; Curaçao; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Madagascar; 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 of IOM and female candidates.


The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Afghanistan’s Stabilization, Reintegration and Resilience (SRR) unit, delivers integrated stabilization, reintegration, and resilience interventions across displacement- and conflict-affected communities in Afghanistan.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and direct supervision of the Deputy Chief of Mission (DCoM), and in close coordination with Programme Managers, the incumbent will lead a diverse portfolio of projects under SRR and will manage all aspects of stabilization, reintegration and resilience programming for IOM Afghanistan Country Office (CO). Furthermore, the incumbent will supervise Thematic Specialists and provincial Team Leaders, and will ensure effective work planning, programme implementation and monitoring of results in the field. The incumbent will provide leadership for community stabilization, return and reintegration, development and resilience programme implementation, and will support the Deputy Chief of Mission to ensure coherence between programme and support services.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Lead the development, management and implementation of all stabilization, reintegration and resilience programming for Afghanistan CO.
  2. Monitor and assess programme activities and progress, take corrective or alternative actions for programme improvement and success, ensure the implementation of the programme’s Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) strategy.
  3. Manage field operations for all stabilization, reintegration and resilience programming to ensure timely, effective and efficient programming delivery.
  4. Ensure through sound leadership, supervision and monitoring that all blockages, disruptions and delays are avoided in order to achieve programme’s measurable results.
  5. Prepare policy guidance notes, briefs and documentation for senior management, as well as regular, special, donor, progress and other required reports, ensuring that all reporting requirements are met in a timely manner.
  6. Taking into consideration of the challenges in the field, ensure integration of programmes across sectors.
  7. Ensure achievements of country and transition programme objectives including alignment with the United Nations Transitional Engagement Framework.
  8. Provide overall leadership, guidance and direction for the development of appropriate risk informed operating strategies, day-to-day programme implementation, continuous monitoring and regular reporting by provincial offices for programme implementation.
  9. In coordination with the DCoM represent the CO, promoting IOM activities with national authorities, diplomatic corps, United Nations agencies, governmental and private donors, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other partners.
  10. Participate in the development of strong donor contacts and relations, monitoring and updating stabilization, reintegration and development programme funding priorities and provide support to the DCoM in fund raising activities. Participate in all strategic recovery/stabilization sectors and inter-sector coordination and performance management mechanisms.
  11. Supervise all provincial Team Leaders, ensuring that office/administrative systems are fit-for-purpose to support the implementation of IOM programmes, ensure the offices report in a timely and informative manner.
  12. Provide expert support to the CoM and the DCoM towards enhancing the inter-unit collaboration, particularly on humanitarian-development-peace nexus issues, and work closely with the CO’s Emergency Coordinator to achieve these goals.
  13. Identify, promote and foster strategic partnerships with key international and national actors and lead institutional development and capacity building opportunities and priorities.
  14. Ensure successful implementation of joint programmes for recovery and stabilization, facilitating coordination among UN Organizations to plan in an integrated manner and monitor progress, and identify and resolve bottlenecks.
  15. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Law, International Relations or a related field from an accredited academic institution with seven years of relevant professional experience; or,
  • University degree in the above fields with nine years of relevant professional experience.


  • Strong understanding of and proven experience in the UN system and experience in a crisis context.
  • Experience in programme/project management, including managing Migrant Assistance and Return/Reintegration programme/project with a Government or UN agency, or a regional or international organization;
  • Experience implementing similar programmes/projects in Asia region and/or stabilization, reintegration and resilience programmes/projects in Afghanistan ; and
  • Direct experience implementing individualized reintegration programmes in origin countries(MENA, Asia etc.) with community stabilization or community development experience is an advantage.


  • Proven ability to establish and maintain strong working relations with relevant Government counterparts, international organizations and private sector entities;
  • In depth knowledge of Community Stabilization, Durable Solutions Post -Crisis Recovery, Return/Reintegration and related subject areas dealt with by the Organization;
  • Knowledge of UN and bilateral donor programming; and,
  • Knowledge of project implementation in emergency context.


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

External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Dari and Pashto 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 3

  • 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 3

  • 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. 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 17 August 2022 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 04.08.2022 to 17.08.2022

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.

Requisition: VN 2022 251 Head, Stabilization, Reintegration and Resilience (SRR) (P4), Kabul, Afghanistan (56300719) Released

Posting: Posting NC56300720 (56300720) Released

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