Sub-Cluster Coordinator (WASH) At International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Position Title : Sub-Cluster Coordinator (WASH)

Duty Station : Vinnytsia, Ukraine

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, nine months

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 26 May 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; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; 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.


At regional level the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Cluster is represented by an Oblast Focal Point (OFP) or sub cluster coordinator from the United Nations (UN)/Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) community who provides coordination for WASH Cluster partners in the given region/oblast. OFPs are recruited by the Cluster leadership in the country, in consultation with partners. The Cluster leadership is responsible for training and supporting the OFPs to ensure the WASH Cluster is reaching its full potential for coordination at Oblast level. The NGO agency hosting the OFP role also provides support to the OFP.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM), the guidance of the Emergency and Stabilization Programme Coordinator, and direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator (WASH) the Sub-Cluster Coordinator (WASH) will be responsible for supporting WASH project functions in accordance with the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) regulations, rules and procedures.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1. Facilitate appropriate state level coordination between WASH humanitarian partners as well as Vodokanals, water companies, water associations, and local authorities.

2. Assist in serving as Chair or Co-Chair (depending on level of government involvement) at oblast level cluster meetings, checking that agenda is followed and action points are followed up on.

3. Act as a focal point for inquiries on the cluster’s response plans and operations within the oblast.

4. Actively participate in Humanitarian Coordination Forums in the oblast.

5. Document who is doing what and where within the sector in the given state, using a Who’s doing, What, Where (3W) tool that is periodically updated.

6 Provide feedback to the WASH Cluster Coordination team on progress in the WASH sector at oblast level, including successes, obstacles and best practices.

7. Provide feedback to Cluster Coordination team regarding outstanding WASH Cluster Core Pipeline needs at oblast level, as needed.

8. Provide support for rapid-onset and chronic emergency situations by carrying out rapid needs assessments (depending on partner capacity) and coordinating a response in close coordination with UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), clusters at oblast level, and the WASH Cluster Coordination team.

9. Maintain effective links with other clusters at oblast level (with OCHA support), especially Health, Nutrition, and Non-Food Items (NFIs).

10. Provide technical support to the Cluster Coordination team for planning issues, including Consolidated Appeal Process, risk analysis, preparedness/contingency planning, gap filling and implementation of preparedness actions.

11. Provide feedback to Cluster Coordination Team on Ukraine Humanitarian Fund (UHF) processes to facilitate well informed national level decision making.

12. Brief new cluster members on the humanitarian situation in the area and sector specific issues, share the contact list with them, and facilitate connections with key partners and local and national authorities.

13. Where possible, contribute to capacity building for partners and facilitate opportunities for learning and growth. Keep partners informed of funding opportunities, especially UHF.

14. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering 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 cluster coordination (at National or Sub-cluster level), inter-agency coordination, humanitarian response and emergency operation;

• Experience in project monitoring and reporting is an advantage;

• Experience in the implementation of water, sanitation, and hygiene related projects preferably in the Humanitarian Field.


• In depth knowledge of the broad range of migration related subject areas dealt with by the Organization.

• Knowledge of UN and bilateral donor programming.

• Proven skills to analyse statistical information.

• Proven skills in coordination.

• Resource mobilization and strategic documentation.

• Demonstrated team building and capacity building of stakeholders.

• Excellent Monitoring and evaluation skills as well as organizational skills.

• Ability to work with minimal supervision.


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 Ukrainian and Russian is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.


1 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.

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 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 26 May 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:

Posting period:

From 20.05.2022 to 26.05.2022

No Fees:

I0M does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). 10M does not request any information related to bank accounts.

Requisition: SVN 2022 150 Sub-Cluster Coordinator (WASH) (P2) Vinnytsia, Ukraine (57579763) Released

Posting: Posting NC57579764 (57579764) Released

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