Position Title: Cluster Co-Coordinator (Shelter/NFI)

Duty Station: Kabul, Afghanistan

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P3

Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 24 February 2023

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Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Chief of Mission (DCoM) and the direct supervision of the Emergency Coordinator, the Cluster Co-Coordinator (Shelter/NFI) will contribute to cluster coordination at the national level and support the Cluster Coordinator to ensure Shelter/NFI/CCCM activities are in line with global cluster policies and strategic directions, coordinating the operational response among all cluster partners in the country.

The Cluster Co-coordinator ((Shelter/NFI)) supports the Cluster Coordinator (UNHCR) to enable cluster partners to respond more effectively to the needs of the affected population by ensuring a coordinated approach across sites and organizations.

The Cluster Co-coordinator (Shelter/NFI) works on behalf of the cluster, facilitating cluster activities and contributing to the development and maintenance of a strategic vision and operational response plan. They also ensure coordination with other clusters in relation to inter-cluster activities and cross-cutting issues.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure a harmonized and coordinated multi-sectorial response across the country by contributing to the development of a cluster strategy in coordination with cluster partners including relevant authorities.
  2. Ensure reporting of sectorial gaps and needs in coordination meetings at the national level and promote support from other clusters when necessary.
  3. Develop and/or maintain a cluster structure across the areas of interventions, ensuring proper coverage and efficient reporting lines.
  4. Set-up coordination mechanisms, such as cluster meetings, both at local and national levels.
  5. Contribute to cluster planning at national level with regards to the development of response strategies, contingency planning, and action plans for the cluster.
  6. Undertake capacity mapping and gap identification exercises to contribute to the development of a capacity-building strategy for the sector, together with cluster partners including relevant authorities.
  7. Ensure and monitor that all SNFI actors implement cluster standards and guidance across targeted sites.
  8. Ensure monitoring and evaluation of the impact of activities conducted by the cluster partners, considering Accountability to Affected Populations principles and mechanisms.
  9. In coordination with the Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund (AHF), provide guidance and support so that all partners funded by AHF meet their targets and complete all reporting requirements.
  10. Organize joint field missions, needs assessments and analysis among cluster partners and participate in joint inter-cluster needs assessment exercises as appropriate to ensure that identified needs, gaps and priorities are as evidence-based as possible.
  11. Ensure that the response plan of the cluster is updated regularly according to evolving needs and that it establishes indicators by which performance of the cluster can be measured; ensure inclusion of the strategy in common appeals and pooled funds mechanisms.
  12. Coordinate closely with all partners to collect and collate agreed upon SNFI reporting tools;ensure that the cluster has a clear Information Management strategy in place, along with adequate IM mechanisms.
  13. Ensure proper communication and information flow between national and local levels, and among partners.
  14. Facilitate discussion and agreement on the use of common standards and tools among cluster partners; ensure integration of cross-cutting issues, such as age, gender and environment.
  15. 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.
  16. Manage IOM’s cluster staff and subnational focal points in the field, as required.
  17. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in International Relations, Conflict Resolution, Shelter, Management, 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


  • Professional Experience in Shelter, Non-Food Items, at a managerial level in emergency and conflict and post conflict environments;
  • Has Shelter/NFI technical and managerial experience to guide and lead the Shelter/NFI project teams/partners;
  • Has experience within the humanitarian architecture (cluster system) and with humanitarian appeals, humanitarian response plans and common humanitarian funds;


  • Excellent Accuracy, Monitoring and Evaluation, Managerial and Organizational skills, and ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • Flexibility, resilience and ability to deploy to deep field locations; delivers on set objectives in hardship situations;
  • Works effectively with Donors, local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the broader community to advance country office or regional objectives;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including relationship management, influencing skills, networking;
  • Solid computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office package (Office, Excel, Power Point,Outlook), internet and Email;
  • Demonstrated Strong networking capacities for constructive relationships with all humanitarian actors.


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).

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


Previous applicants do not need to re-apply

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 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 HERE via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 24 February 2023 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

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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