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National Project Officer At International Organization For Migration

Date Posted: 11/Oct/2013
Deadline: 22/Oct/2013
  • Specialization Admin / Finance
  • Industry
  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria


Context: Under overall supervision and guidance of the Chief of Mission (COM) of IOM Nigeria, under direct supervision of the Program Officer - Immigration Border Management (IBM), and in close collaboration with relevant units at IOM Regional office in Dakar and IOM Headquarters in Geneva, the successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing Reporting and Program Development activities in Nigeria.

Core functions/responsibilities: 1. Independently provide full range of programme/project Reporting, Programme Development and Monitoring and Evaluation of IOM activities in the Country in close coordination with IOM Lagos and RO. 2. In close coordination with the RMO and RO respective units, assist the Programme/Project Manager in monitoring, assessing and evaluation project/programme activities particularly on administrative, budgetary and financial aspects or operational activities, and in planning new features that add value to the project’s overall goals.
3. Work with experts, consultants and other project participants to ensure that logistical arrangements and internal procedures for monitoring and reporting are well understood and implemented. 4. As required by the mission, help in maintaining liaison with local governmental authorities and diplomatic donor missions, UN-agencies, international and non-governmental organizations, and other cooperation entities. 5. Participate in meetings, work sessions and events related to migration matters, as well as coordinate the activities of the Technical Working Group on Migration. 6. Submit proposals for appropriate responses to developments in the field of migration and governmental policies affecting IOM activities, as well as for new IOM actions in the Country. 7. Prepare regular and special reports according to IOM and donor formats as required, and update regularly and report to donors covering IOM activities; prepare briefings and background information requested by the mission or HQs, the local Government and other entities. Provide support in making project revisions, including adjusting project budgets on the basis of changed work plans. 8. Perform such other duties as may be assigned. Desirable Competencies:

Behavioural 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) incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation; i) displays awareness of relevant technological solutions; j ) works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.

Technical a) effectively applies knowledge of migration issues within organizational context; b) works effectively with local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries and the broader community to advance country office or regional objectives.

Desirable Qualifications and Experience a) completed advanced University degree from an accredited institution in International Relations, Social Science, Economics, Law, Humanitarian affairs or related field; b) minimum of two years (or four years of experience for candidates holding a first level university degree) experience in project administration; c) knowledge of social and development issues as well as general migration related issues; d) good knowledge of project development, administration and evaluation concepts and procedures.


Thorough knowledge of English. Knowledge of French an advantage.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications to email address [email protected] on or before 22 October, 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_09(O)-NAT National Project 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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