Programme Officer (Shelter and Non-Food Items (S-NFI)) At International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Programme Officer (Shelter and Non-Food Items (S-NFI))

Duty Station: Khartoum, Sudan

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2

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

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 24 November 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

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. Candidates 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; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); 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.


3.7 million people remain internally displaced due to conflict in Sudan, primarily in Darfur, Kordofan and Blue Nile. IOM works to respond to Sudan’s displacement crisis through a combination of multi-sector emergency assistance and longer-term efforts to foster community recovery and stability by addressing root causes. This approach requires integrated delivery of assistance, aligning with the broader efforts of the UN system to address multi-dimensional humanitarian, development and peacebuilding risks. In the context of this work, IOM is seeking a candidate to coordinate and supervise the activities of the Shelter and Non-Food Items (S-NFI) assistance portfolio, including components related to emergency relief distributions, management of IOM’s common pipeline system, Cash-Based Interventions (CBI) and Site Management activities.

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Programmes, the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator (Humanitarian & Transition), and in close coordination with relevant Project Managers and field-based teams, the Programme Officer (S-NFI) will work hand-in-hand with other technical areas (in particular Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Emergency Health, Recovery, Resilience & Peacebuilding and Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM)) towards integrated, synergistic programme approaches wherever possible.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Supervise and coordinate the S-NFI pipeline activities of the mission, including planning, needs assessment, preparation of beneficiary lists, distribution and post-distribution monitoring.
  2. Coordinate and facilitate IOM participation in inter-agency humanitarian needs assessments.
  3. Monitor the day-to-day implementation of S-NFI activities against work plans and targets; identify problems in implementation and recommend corrective measures.
  4. Contribute to the development of and implement beneficiary feedback mechanisms.
  5. In close collaboration with the logistics and procurement unit, initiate and support procurement processes for supply and replenishment of S-NFI kits and other relief commodities.
  6. Regularly inspect the quality of NFIs and shelter kit materials to ensure they meet required specifications and quality; supervise IOM’s common pipeline request system; coordinate transfers of relief goods to implementing partners for transportation to distribution centers; monitor stock utilization in hubs and coordinate relief item replenishments as needed; contribute to maintaining systems for the management and upkeep of IOM’s strategic pre-positioning hubs.
  7. In close coordination with financial service providers, contribute to the development, planning and implementation of cash-based interventions; participate in relevant cash coordination meetings.
  8. Provide supervision and support to IOM’s site management activities and facilitate IOM representation in associated inter-agency coordination mechanisms.
  9. Participate in emergency shelter and NFI sector meetings; share information on needs and gaps, and encourage coordination and harmonization of standards and approaches.
  10. In close coordination with the Programme Support Unit (PSU) and Resources Management Unit (RMU), monitor and update project and budget revisions; assist in the drafting of donor reports and proposals.
  11. In close coordination with the Recovery, Resilience and Peacebuilding team, assist in identifying transition pathways from emergency response to longer-term shelter and settlements recovery programming.
  12. Assist in organizing donor visits to project sites.
  13. Contribute to the integration of cross-cutting issues in programming (e.g. age, diversity, environment, gender, resilience and conflict sensitivity).
  14. Supervise and provide support to field-based staff; recommend and deliver training to staff on relevant topics, as requested.
  15. Undertake regular field visits to monitor project activities.
  16. Perform such other duties as maybe assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Supply Chain Management and Logistics, Humanitarian Practice, Disaster Management, 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 in S-NFI coordination, implementation, programming or management of relief item distributions, preferably at a managerial level, in emergency and conflict environments;
  • Experience managing databases an advantage;
  • Experience in Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) desirable;
  • Experience in effective coordination with implementing partners;
  • Experience in working effectively with donors, local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the broader community to facilitate country office or regional objectives; and, • Experience in contracting and management of procurement processes.


  • Knowledge of the region is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of inter-agency cluster coordination system;
  • S-NFI technical experience to guide and supervise S-NFI project teams;
  • Sound understanding of supply chain management concepts required;
  • Cash Based Intervention design and implementation desirable; and,
  • Knowledge of shelter and settlement technical areas and key concepts.


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 (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish).

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

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. 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

To apply, interested applicants are invited to submit their applications HERE via the IOM e-Recruitment system by 24 November 2022.

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:

Posting period:

From 11.11.2022 to 24.11.2022

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 389 Programme Officer (Shelter and Non-Food Items (S-NFI)) (P2) Khartoum, Sudan (57832372) Released

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