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National Programme Officer (ECOWAS Regional Programme) At International Organization For Migration

Date Posted: 23/Dec/2013
Deadline: 01/Jan/2014
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  • 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.

Context Under the overall supervision of the Programme Coordinator and the direct supervision of the Migration Management Specialist, the National Programme Officer will be responsible for supporting the ECOWAS Commission and ECOWAS Member States in migration policy development and migration data management activities. He/She will also support the implementation of other migration management activities of the IOM’s programme portfolio. The National Programme Officer will be based at the ECOWAS Commission and will work in close collaboration with other members of the Project Support Unit.

Core functions / responsibilities 1. Support the development of regional guidelines and common operating procedures for migration data collection and management, in close collaboration with the ECOWAS Commission and the Research Department of IOM Headquarters; 2. Plan, prepare and implement capacity building activities for national institutions in ECOWAS Member States on migration data collection and management; 3. Coordinate the development of National Migration Profiles in ECOWAS Member States and the compilation of a Regional Migration Profile; 4. Oversee the implementation of policy-oriented studies on various aspects of migration in the region; 5. Plan, prepare and implement capacity building activities for national institutions in ECOWAS Member States on migration policy development; 6. Support the preparation and adoption of National Migration Policies in ECOWAS Member States; 7. Support the Migration Management Specialist in the implementation of IOM’s migration management activities; 8. Liaise with the ECOWAS Commission as well as other relevant stakeholders where necessary for the effective implementation of the project activities; 9. Contribute to the preparation of project donor reports and programme visibility materials, as required; 10. Undertake duty travel for programme implementation purposes; 11. 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) 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. Technical a) Effectively applies knowledge of migration issues within organizational context; b) Correctly frames migration issues within their regional context; c) Effectively interfaces with government officials of appropriate levels on matters related to substantive migration issues and the work of IOM. Desirable Qualifications and Experiences a) Completed advanced university degree from an accredited academic institution, preferably in Social or Political Science, Demography, International Relations, or a related field (or first level university degree in combination with minimum 2 years of professional experience); b) Proven expertise in the area of migration, specifically in migration research, migration data management and migration policy development; c) Experience in project implementation; d) Knowledge of the Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS) and understanding of regional Language Fluency in spoken and written English. Working knowledge of French required.

How to apply:

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications to email address [email protected] on or before 01 January, 2014. In order for the applications to be considered valid, IOM only accepts applications with a cover letter not more than one pagInternational Organization for Migration (IOM) and with a subject line VN2013_31 (O)-NAT National Programme Officer (ECOWAS Regional Programme). All applications should include a functional e-mail address, mobile numbers and detailed curriculum vitae (CV). Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.e specifying the motivation for application, addressed to The Chief of Mission,


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