Cluster Co-Coordinator (CCCM)

  • Contract
  • Iraq

International Organization for Migration

Position Title:Cluster Co-Coordinator (CCCM)

Duty Station: Erbil, Iraq

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: 15 June 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.

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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.


The Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster aims to improve the management of formal camps, informal sites and support the identification of progressive durable solutions to the resolution of displacement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Iraq.

IOM Iraq Country Office’s (CO) co-leadership will focus on multi-sectoral response to support and protect displaced populations in camps and informal sites across Iraq with the emphasis on camp and out of camp displacement management, technical support to CCCM partners, including UN agencies and NGOs on core CCCM competencies by supporting the linkages to durable solutions.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and direct supervision of the Deputy Chief of Mission (DCOM), in collaboration with relevant units in IOM Iraq CO Regional Office and Headquarters (HQ), the Cluster Co-Coordinator ( CCCM ) will be responsible for oversight and management of activities related to IOM Iraq CO’s co-leadership of the CCCM Cluster in Iraq, in coordination with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Planning and Strategy Development

  1. Work with partners to identify gaps and duplications; assess, verify, and map emerging assistance needs and protection issues, map and track who is doing what, where and when, in particular for out of camp populations.
  2. Ensure that cluster members’ responses are in line with existing guidelines, policy and technical standards and relevant government, human rights and legal obligations.
  3. Develop guidance to support relevant and quality implementation and coordination in line with emerging displacement and IDP site context.
  4. Ensure integration of IDP’s intentions and concerns identified by the cluster activities into the discussions on camp consolidations, returns, transition and early recovery planning.
  5. Provide expert support to the integration of priority cross-cutting issues including gender in needs assessment, analysis, planning, monitoring and response.

Monitoring and reporting

  1. Ensure adequate reporting and effective information sharing amongst all partners including camp managers, sector leads and Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), National/local authorities, State institutions, local civil society and other relevant actors, disaggregating data by age & gender.
  2. Supervise the CCCM Cluster Information Management Team and workflows, ensure collection, analysis, and dissemination of timely and accurate data and products.
  3. Ensure adequate monitoring mechanisms are in place to assess the impact and coverage of the cluster partner’s interventions and the progress made against implementation plans and overall Humanitarian Response Plan targets.

Protection Capacity

  1. Promote principled and protection-centered approaches to camp consolidation, camp closures and displacement resolution.
  2. Work with camp management partners to mainstream protection and GBV prevention and mitigation measures throughout phases of operations, promoting participation in governance and community mobilization, with particular emphasis on women’s decision-making roles and on persons with specific needs (such as the elderly and disabled).
  3. Promote transparent governance and community participation to maintain the dignity and protection of IDPs.

Advocacy & Resource Mobilization

  1. Identify core advocacy concerns and contribute key messages to broader, multi-sectoral advocacy initiatives.
  2. Represent the interests of the cluster/sector in discussions with the Inter Cluster Coordination Group (ICCG) and the donor community on prioritization, resource mobilization and advocacy.

Preparedness and Training Capacity

  1. Promote and support efforts to strengthen the capacity of NGOs, UN agencies, civil society, camp managers and members of displaced and host communities including through relevant CCCM training.
  2. Promote and support national efforts to structure and implement a cohesive national capacity building strategy.


  1. Ensure appropriate and regular coordination with humanitarian partners, including other clusters/sectors and particularly Shelter, Protection and WASH, as well as with national authorities and local structures.
  2. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, Humanitarian Affairs, Development Studies, Political Science, 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.


  • Experience or comprehensive view of community organization, planning and design with an equivalent combination of camp management and humanitarian experience;
  • Experience in cluster coordination, humanitarian response and emergency operation;
  • Experience in project implementation and management; and,
  • Experience in project monitoring and reporting.


  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills; and,
  • Good computer literacy. Knowledge of Computer-aided design programmes is an advantage.


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 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 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 15 June 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.

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Posting period:

From 02.06.2022 to 15.06.2022

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.

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