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Online Portal Assistant At The International Organization For Migration

Date Posted: 25/Sep/2013
Deadline: 08/Oct/2013
  • Specialization Admin / Finance
  • Industry
  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria


Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and 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.


Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) of IOM Nigeria, and under direct supervision of the Diaspora Mobilization Officer and in close collaboration with the Program officer Data and Policy the successful candidate will contribute to the implementation of the 10th EDF European Union funded project, “Promoting Better Management of Migration in Nigeria”, with particular focus on the Nigerian National Volunteer Service (NNVS) as a key IOM partner. The overall objective of the project is to enhance the capacity of the Government of Nigeria to manage migration in order to maximize its developmental potential.


The On-line Portal Assistant will manage the portal and contribute to enhancing the capacity of NNVS to provide relevant information for diaspora mobilization as part of the project activities of the EU-funded project “Promoting Better Management of Migration in Nigeria’’.

Core functions / responsibilities

  1. Assist to identify relevant training areas for NNVS staff and train them in the application, maintenance and management of the portal and the diaspora data base.
  2. Assist NNVS to effectively deploy services of the portal, to reach out to professional, cultural, religious and cross cultural diaspora organizations to inform and promote the portal and participation of diaspora members in the on-line registration.
  3. Support liaison with NNVS to efficiently and creatively link Nigerian diaspora with relevant and beneficial information for their effective engagement with the Government of Nigeria
  4. Support NNVS to creatively use the portal to collate professional profiles of diaspora members for the purpose of matching them to skill needs and gaps at home.Support NNVS to implement procedures for maintaining a high level of confidentiality of Portal users especially statistics, information and records of diaspora members participating in the on-line mapping.
  5. Assist NNVS to effectively use the portal to compile information on diaspora related issues, such as Repertory of investment projects by diaspora, Directory of existing temporary return programmes for qualified diaspora members.
  6. Assist in carrying out training for NNVS in monitoring activities on the on-line portal to identify information needs, and challenges of diaspora members in the use of the portal.
  7. Support NNVS to use the portal, to establish dynamic working relationships with the Nigerian Consulates on relevant diaspora matters and on the training of consulate officers on information for diaspora.
  8. Assist NNVS in the creative use of the portal to engineer visibility of government programmes and diaspora initiatives.
  9. Perform such other duties that may be assigned.

Desirable Competencies:


a)takes responsibility and manages constructive criticism; b)works effectively with all clients and stakeholders; c)promotes continuous learning: communicates clearly; d)takes initiative and drives high levels of performance management; e)plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility; f)displays mastery of subject matter; g)contributes to a collegial team environment; h)creates a respectful office environment free of harassment and retaliation, and promotes the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA); i)incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation.


a)strong IT background possessing proficiency in the use and application of on-line portal, MS Office, web-based applications and ability to assist in research on emerging diaspora issues.

Desirable Qualifications and Experiences

a) University degree in Information Technology/Social Sciences/Humanities or related field school degree/ diploma; b) five years of relevant experience in IT related field. c) ability to keep confidentiality of clients information; d) must be respectful and possess cultural awareness and sensitivity; e) demonstrate flexibility and sound work ethics; f) must have strong communication skills, excellent drafting and reporting skills; g) knowledge of social and development issues in Nigeria, particularly related to labour issues, migration and diaspora.


Thorough knowledge of English (both written and spoken). Working knowledge of other IOM official languages (French & Spanish) will be an advantage. Knowledge of one or more Nigerian languages is a plus.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications to email address [email protected] on or before October 8, 2013.

In order for the applications to be considered valid, IOM only accepts applications with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for application, addressed to The Chief of Mission, International Organization for Migration (IOM) and with a subject line VN2013_07 (O)-NAT On-line Portal Assistant-Abuja.

All applications should include a functional e-mail address, mobile numbers and detailed curriculum vitae (CV). Please note that this position is open only to Nigerian Nationals applicants and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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