Chief, Preparedness and Climate Change Adaptation Division

International Organization for Migration

Place Title : Chief, Preparedness and Local weather Change Adaptation Division

Obligation Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Skilled Workers, Grade P5

Kind of Appointment : Fastened time period, one 12 months with chance of extension

Estimated Begin Date : As quickly as doable

Closing Date : 09 April 2024

Established in 1951, IOM is a Associated Group of the United Nations, and because the main UN company within the area of migration, works intently with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental companions. IOM is devoted to selling humane and orderly migration for the advantage of all. It does so by offering providers and recommendation to governments and migrants.

IOM is dedicated to a various and inclusive work setting. Learn extra about range and inclusion at IOM at

Purposes are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, significantly certified feminine candidates in addition to functions from the non-represented member international locations of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, functions from certified and eligible first-tier candidates are thought of earlier than these of certified and eligible second-tier candidates within the choice course of.

For the aim of this emptiness, the next are thought of first-tier candidates:

  1. Inner candidates
  2. Exterior feminine candidates:
  3. Candidate from the next non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook dinner Islands; Dominica; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Holy See; Iceland; Kiribati; Lao Individuals’s Democratic Republic (the); Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Tonga; Tuvalu; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates embrace:

All exterior candidates, besides candidates from non-represented member states of IOM and feminine candidates.


Underneath the general supervision of the Deputy Director Common for Operations and direct supervision of the Director, Division of Humanitarian Response and Restoration, the Chief, Preparedness, Local weather Change Adaptation Division is answerable for managing and main the efficient and well timed implementation of IOM’s emergency preparedness globally according to the Goal 1 of the brand new IOM Strategic Plan.

The Preparedness and Local weather Change Adaptation Division is the institutional point of interest for preparedness, anticipatory actions, and local weather adaptation programming to scale back the potential impacts of the adversarial results of local weather change on communities. Scale up actions are made to help folks in fragile contexts who wish to keep of their dwelling areas by rising investments in catastrophe threat discount measures and native adaptation.

As well as, the Division has the institutional accountability to supervise, help and guarantee adherence to institution-wide requirements on preparedness, anticipatory motion and adaptation measures for local weather change and environmental degradation, in addition to pure hazards resulting in disasters and local weather change impacts on livelihoods, communities and affected inhabitants. The Division reinforces operational efforts to handle longer-term environmental drivers of migration and displacement and Catastrophe Danger Discount (DRR).

The Division features embrace capability constructing on preparedness readiness and anticipatory actions; programme help on catastrophe threat discount and local weather change adaptation, together with threat evaluation, hazard prevention and long-term mitigation, community-based threat discount and nature-based options. The Division may even lead the combination of Migrants in International locations in Disaster (MICIC) Initiative Pointers inside IOM operations (from disaster preparedness to post-crisis actions) and help states and different related stakeholders in advancing the implementation of the Pointers.

Core Capabilities / Duties:

  1. Handle and coordinate IOM’s emergency preparedness together with making certain IOM’s emergency preparedness meet worldwide requirements and coordination necessities by addressing issues when wanted and mobilizing IOM-wide sources to help emergency preparedness capability growth, managing growth of contingency planning, and selling IOM’s energetic participation in nationwide emergency plans and inter-agency train on emergency preparedness and simulation train.
  2. Lead the harmonization of emergency preparedness requirements and on minimal preparedness actions and IOM’s international insurance policies and programs for emergency preparedness, capability growth, partnership, exterior relations and accountability.
  3. Scan horizon and early warning programs and guarantee readiness planning to set off larger preparedness and anticipatory actions by strengthening alerts and threat monitoring programs, together with supporting state capability to gather, report and analyse catastrophe displacement influence.
  4. Handle the strategic Preparedness Studying Pathway specializing in states’ emergency preparedness capacities, threat discount and adaptation capacities, together with localized preparedness, DRR/CCA, MICIC approaches by investing in technical and organizational capacities of native companions and advocate for native management and partnerships, authorities engagement and neighborhood engagement.
  5. Operationalize the IOM Local weather Motion Roadmap via expanded local weather change adaption programming to drive options to displacement throughout the humanitarian, transition, growth, and peace nexus.
  6. Develop standby partnerships (SBP) and administration of the Deployment Roster by supporting the coordination of surge deployments earlier than, throughout and after disaster.
  7. Carry out such different duties as could also be assigned.

Required {Qualifications} and Expertise:


  • Grasp’s diploma in political science, social science, worldwide research, public administration, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a associated area or a associated area from an accredited tutorial establishment with ten years of related skilled expertise; or,
  • College diploma within the above fields with twelve years of related skilled expertise.


  • At the very least ten years (twelve years for bachelor’s diploma holders) of senior administration and management expertise in each the humanitarian and growth area with worldwide organisations, together with substantial expertise working in growing international locations.
  • Demonstrated expertise main emergency preparedness packages and local weather actions.
  • Work expertise inside the UN system, significantly in main and/or coordinating institutional reform initiatives, can be a powerful benefit; and,
  • Work expertise managing a staff and making use of numerous management abilities.


  • Demonstrated networking with main humanitarian actors and the humanitarian and growth structure, together with the UN, governments, and institutional donors;
  • Confirmed effectiveness in mobilizing and leveraging capability from others, influencing and networking; and,
  • Robust information of the humanitarian sector, Catastrophe Danger Discount, Local weather neighborhood together with rules, tendencies, requirements and legal guidelines, and understanding of how humanitarian work pertains to longer-term growth.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish. All employees members are required to be fluent in one of many three languages.

For this place, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working information of one other official UN language (Arabic, Chinese language, French, Russian, and Spanish) is a bonus.

Proficiency of language(s) required will probably be particularly evaluated in the course of the choice course of, which can embrace written and/or oral assessments.


Accredited Universities are those listed within the UNESCO World Increased Schooling Database (

Required Competencies:

Values – all IOM employees members should abide by and display these 5 values:

  • Inclusion and respect for range: Respects and promotes particular person and cultural variations. Encourages range and inclusion.
  • Integrity and transparency: Maintains excessive moral requirements and acts in a way in line with organizational rules/guidelines and requirements of conduct.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrates skill to work in a composed, competent and dedicated method and workouts cautious judgment in assembly day-to-day challenges.
  • Braveness: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on problems with significance.
  • Empathy: Reveals compassion for others, makes folks really feel secure, revered and pretty handled.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators stage 3

  • Teamwork: Develops and promotes efficient collaboration inside and throughout items to realize shared targets and optimize outcomes.
  • Delivering outcomes: Produces and delivers high quality leads to a service-oriented and well timed method. Is motion oriented and dedicated to attaining agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing information: Constantly seeks to study, share information and innovate.
  • Accountability: Takes possession for attaining the Group’s priorities and assumes accountability for personal actions and delegated work.
  • Communication: Encourages and contributes to clear and open communication. Explains advanced issues in an informative, inspiring and motivational means.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators stage 3

  • Management: Gives a transparent sense of path, leads by instance and demonstrates the flexibility to hold out the Group’s imaginative and prescient. Assists others to understand and develop their management {and professional} potential.
  • Empowering others: Creates an enabling setting the place employees can contribute their greatest and develop their potential.
  • Constructing Belief: Promotes shared values and creates an environment of belief and honesty.
  • Strategic considering and imaginative and prescient: Works strategically to understand the Group’s targets and communicates a transparent strategic path.
  • Humility: Leads with humility and exhibits openness to acknowledging personal shortcomings.

IOM’s competency framework may be discovered at this hyperlink.

Competencies will probably be assessed throughout a competency-based interview.


Internationally recruited skilled employees are required to be cell.

Any supply made to the candidate in relation to this emptiness discover is topic to funding affirmation.

This choice course of could also be used to employees comparable positions in numerous obligation stations. Advisable candidates endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board will stay eligible to be appointed in an identical place for a interval of 24 months.

The record of NMS international locations above consists of all IOM Member States that are non-represented within the Skilled Class of employees members.

Appointment will probably be topic to certification that the candidate is medically match for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa necessities, and background verification and safety clearances. Topic to sure exemptions, vaccination towards COVID-19 will in precept be required for people employed on or after 15 November 2021. This will probably be verified as a part of the medical clearance course of.

Vacancies shut at 23:59 native time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective time limit. No late functions will probably be accepted.

Find out how to apply

To use, candidates are invited to submit their functions HERE by way of the IOM e-Recruitment system by 09 April 2024.

IOM solely accepts duly accomplished functions submitted via the IOM e-Recruitment system. The web software additionally permits candidates to trace the standing of their utility.

Solely shortlisted candidates will probably be contacted.

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Posting interval:

From 27.03.2024 to 09.04.2024

No Charges:

IOM doesn’t cost a payment at any stage of its recruitment course of (utility, interview, processing, coaching or different payment). IOM doesn’t request any data associated to financial institution accounts.

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