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Job Opportunities at The International Organization for Migration (IOM)

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Job Opportunities at The International Organization for Migration (IOM)

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) - 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.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

 

Job Title: Senior Project Assistant

SVN No.: SVN2020.041
Location: Abuja
Organizational Unit: Migration Management (MM)
IOM Classification: G7
Type of Appointment: Special Short-Term (SST) 6 months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Context

  • Under the overall supervision of the Programme Manager (MM), under the direct supervision of the National Programme Officer in close coordination with Labour Migration and Diaspora unit and the respective project managers in Belgium and the Netherlands, the successful candidate will contribute to the implementation of the projects ‘Migration of African Talent through Capacity Building and Hiring (MATCH)’ and the ‘Connecting Diaspora For Development (CD4D-2) through Knowledge Transfer’ in Nigeria. He/she will be required to perform the following function:

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Lead the planning, implementation, and monitoring of all activities related to the MATCH and CD4D-2 projects in Nigeria.
  • With support from the unit and the mission, liaise and strengthen partnerships with project stakeholders, including relevant government structures, chambers of commerce, multinational companies, sector federations as well as others so as to ensure smooth implementation of project activities.
  • Take the lead in drafting of periodic reports on the implementation of the projects as per the IOM and donor requirements.
  • Ensure in proper record keeping and document repository for the projects’ activities.
  • Develop and coordinate the dissemination of information about the CD4D-2 and MATCH projects to key institutions in Nigeria and maintain a regular network of information-sharing with relevant partners of the projects.
  • IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.
  • ln cooperation with the lead IOM missions and with guidance from the National Project Officer, Labour Migration and Diaspora, lead the forging of frameworks and operational arrangements for the Diaspora professionals during their missions to host institutions in Nigeria.
  • In close coordination with IOM Belgium, the project partners (ALDELIA, VDAB), and the employment organization in Nigeria, coordinate the selection of the candidates participating in the labour migration scheme of and set up pre-departure orientation sessions for the selected candidates. The senior project assistant will duly inform the Working Group on Labour Migration, Technical working Group on Migration which will assist the pre-selection committee as an observer.
  • In the context of the MATCH project, provide lead the implementation of initiatives contributing to the development of Nigeria organized by the project partners, participating candidates, diaspora organizations, etc.
  • Lead the preparation and organization of capacity-building missions the project partners to Nigeria, including organizing meetings with relevant national private sector organizations and employment agencies.
  • Coordinate components of the project which support the returning migrants with their re-integration in the Nigerian labour market. This encompasses monitoring vacancies, liaising with individual companies and matching their recruitment needs with the profiles of the returning migrants.
  • Organize trainings, scoping missions and monitor activities for beneficiaries of the CD4D-2 project and for companies joining the MATCH project, including making logistical arrangements.
  • Lead the in-house coordination among the different sectors of the projects.
  • Promptly identify and address any challenges and, as needed, present to management of any problems or issues related to project implementation and regularly make suggestions on how to improve efficiency and client service;
  • Assist in the monitoring and evaluation of the projects’ activities.
  • Participate in the development of new project proposals; and
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • University degree in Economics, Business Management, Political or Social Sciences, Law and/or International Relations or a related field from an accredited academic institution.

Experience:

  • A minimum of seven years’ experience with a minimum of two years’ experience in project management and implementation.
  • Sound and proven understanding of internal and international migration issues in Nigeria, the sub-region and related issues with a focus on diaspora and /or migration management.
  • Demonstrated working experience in the area of human resource management and/or recruitment and stakeholder engagement, ideally in the private sector in Nigeria.
  • Proven experience in project management, implementation, reporting and monitoring and evaluation of projects.
  • Experience in liaising with governmental and diplomatic authorities as well "as with national and international institutions.
  • Familiarity with financial and business administration.
  • Experience in drafting narrative project reports and project documents.
  • Experience in diaspora mobilization and government institutions capacity building programs.
  • Experience of supporting all aspects of project management and familiarity with international standards and EU regulations.
  • Experience working with budget or contracts administration is desirable
  • Experience working in a multi partnership project/programme is desirable.
  • Demonstrable ability to act under pressure and completing tasks in a timely manner.
  • Strategic multitasking experience, strong analytical skills, and situational anticipation abilities.
  • Expert level internal and external communications skills as well as excellent negotiation skills;
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise reports and coordinate administrative activities.

Skills:

  • Strong planning, coordination and logistics skills related to the implementation of complex activities.
  • Strong communication skills, including good oral and written English and good computer skills (Word, Outlook, Excel, and Power Point);
  • Ability to independently carry out tasks, proactivity, ability to multi-task and to prioritize.
  • Ability to work effectively with government counterparts; and
  • Knowledge of social and development issues in Nigeria, particularly within area of responsibility.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required and working knowledge of local languages an advantage.

Required Competencies
Behavioural:
The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following competencies:

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.

Other:

  • Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
  • Only candidates residing in the country of the duty station and within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered.
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
  • Women with the above qualifications are encouraged to apply.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Project Assistant (ICT_IM)

SVN No.: SVN2020.040
Location: Abuja
IOM Classification: G5
Type of Appointment: Special Short-Term (SST) 6 months with a possibility of extension
Organizational Unit: Immigration and Border Management (IBM)
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Context

  • IOM Nigeria assists the Government of Nigeria in enhancing their capacity to perform immigration and border management duties in line with international standards and good practices through establishing a national data architecture and conducting various kinds of capacity building activities.
  • Under the overall supervision of the Senior Program Manager in the Immigration and Border Management (IBM) Unit and direct supervision of the IBM National Programme Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting and coordinating IT components of IBM projects including deployment of IOM’s Border Management Information System MIDAS (Migration Information and Data Analysis System) at the county’s land, sea and air borders.
  • The candidate is also expected to perform other programmatic tasks related to the projects and liaise with the project beneficiaries and key project stakeholders.

Core Functions / Responsibilities
He/she will be required to perform the following function:

  • Assist in developing and testing information technology solutions
  • Ensure proper documentation and inventory of information technology assets related to the IBM projects and assist with asset handover documentation.
  • Support in planning, implementation and monitoring of IT components of the project activities.
  • Support key project staff in liaising with relevant government partners, non-governmental entities, international organizations as well as other relevant project stakeholders when the issues strongly intersect with information technology, data and biometric systems.
  • Support the planning, preparation and implementation of trainings, project seminars, conferences, workshops, meetings and presentations related to the IBM projects.
  • Undertake duty travels when necessary in support of the implementation of the IBM projects.
  • Provide technical inputs related to information technology and data management for development of new project ideas and proposal.
  • Participate in technical assessments and support configuration and setup of IBM-related software, systems and servers.
  • Support in writing web scripts to interconnect all the applications with external applications.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Required Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • University degree in Information Technology, Information Systems or equivalent from an accredited academic institution with two (2) years of relevant professional experience

Experience:

  • Experience in basic areas of data system development, synchronization and management
  • Technical capacity in working with different operating systems
  • Working experience with computer programs
  • Experience in liaising with government authorities, other national/international institutions and NGOs as an advantage

Skills:

  • Ability to work under time constraints and deadlines in challenging settings.
  • Ability to work in multicultural and multi-ethnic environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, approach, and coordinate with stakeholders of diverse backgrounds and levels of expertise

Languages:

  • Fluency in English (oral and written) and Working knowledge of the local languages.

Required Competencies

Behavioural:
The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following competencies:

Values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintain high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles / rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates the 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 1:

  • 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.

 

 

 

Job Title: Consultant (MM / Social and Behavioural Change Communication - SBCC)

Location: Lagos

Context

  • The overall objective of the project is to contribute to improving access to trusted information sources and promoting informed decision-making, through enhanced institutional capacities and community-based actions. A key output of the project is to make available evidence for results-based planning, monitoring and evaluation of community-led awareness-raising efforts.
  • To expand the evidence base on results-based planning, monitoring and evaluation of community-led awareness-raising efforts, a comprehensive assessment will be done in key states of irregular migration including Edo, Delta and Lagos States to guide future planning efforts.

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Inception report, including detailed methodology and work plan.
  • Conduct a desk review of SBCC strategy on TiP/SoM in Nigeria.
  • Develop SBCC objectives to define communication purpose for Trusted Sources project
  • Draft creative briefs from formative work to develop SBCC materials
  • Pre-test the SBCC materials among target audience segment.
  • Prepare the implementation of the SBCC strategy focusing on the identified geographical areas, taking into account advocacy, community mobilization and SBCC.
  • Develop a monitoring and evaluation framework for SBCC activities.
  • Take part in a validation workshop with government and non-government partners and present the SBCC strategy for validation.
  • Train key partners and CSOs on the implementation of the SBCC strategy
  • Final report, incorporating feedback from IOM project team;
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Methodology
The following methodological approach is proposed at a minimum, and is to be further refined by the respective consultant in the methodology section:

  • Secondary information: Review of existing literature, manuals and tools on SBCC strategy document, including the identification of best practices and modules that can be adapted to the Nigerian context. The strategy document will be developed based on an adaptation and contextualization of existing SBCC in the region.
  • Primary information: information collected through Focus Group Discussions (youth aged between 12-35) and Key informants’ interviews (with representatives from the government; CSOs/NGOs, coordination and network mechanisms).

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • The consultant should have a minimum of five (5) years' operational experience in conducting research including desk reviews and literature reviews for INGOs, NGOs and Ministries, Agencies and Departments (MDAs). Preference will be given to individuals who have experience working on migration and trafficking in persons issues.
  • The consultant should have a minimum of five (5) years' experience in developing SBCC strategic document that targets children and young people in Africa and more specifically Nigeria
  • Demonstrated experience in working on research and awareness raising campaigns with youth, ideally aged between the ages of 12 and 35.
  • The consultant should have proven experience in behavioural change communications (SBCC) and Human Centred Design
  • The consultant should have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in conducting research and writing reports.
  • Computer proficiency including with MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Languages:

  • Fluency in English; knowledge of multiple Nigerian indigenous languages advantageous;

 

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications via email to: HRNIGERIA@iom.int indicating the position applied on the subject line.

Important Information / Notice

  • 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 Human Resources, International Organization for Migration (IOM) and with a subject line SVN2020.041 Abuja. Senior Project Assistant (MM), G7.
  • All applications should include a functional email address, mobile numbers, and detailed curriculum vitae (CV).
  • Please note that this position is open only to Nigerian National applicants and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

 

Application Deadline 31st August, 2020.

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