Position Title : Senior Project Coordinator (Reconciliation and Reintegration)
Duty Station : Maiduguri, Nigeria
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P4
Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 28 October 2020
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 :
External female candidates :
Candidate from the following non-represented member states :
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 of IOM and female candidates.
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and the direct supervision of the Programme Manager Reintegration and Reconciliation (RR), the successful candidate will be responsible for the development, management, coordination and evaluation of the European Union (EU) - funded Project Support for reconciliation and reintegration (S2R), implemented by a Consortium of UN Partners (UNICEF, UNDP and IOM), under the lead of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Core Functions / Responsibilities :
Identify, develop, manage, and ensure the implementation of the S2R project in coordination with the mission strategy, relevant UN agencies, national authorities, and other stakeholders.
Advise senior officials on the implications of established programme policies and needs, on plans, priorities, and strategic objectives, and on relevant developments and related governmental policies affecting work.
Oversee, lead, and support the functioning of the programme governance and management structures, specifically the Project Support Unit (PSU) and the Committee for Project Steering and Coordination (CPSC).
Formulate submissions to donors for funding, negotiate with donor representatives, and play an active role in resources mobilization.
Initiate, plan and coordinate the effective implementation of all programme activities by the PSU, ensuring a smooth and effective transition between the different phases of the programme.
Analyze needs, appraise suitability, and take action to meet these needs.
Ensure the reflection and integration of new modalities, policies and practices, and methods for evaluation into the project formulation and management processes in order to improve the effectiveness and appropriateness of the programme, as well as the planning and delivery process.
Exercise administrative, operational, human resources and financial management responsibility for the programme, and supervise and manage the work of programme staff in coordination with the Resources Management Officer (RMO).
Monitor, provide authoritative advice and ensure compliance of consortium partners with their obligations in implementing the programme as stipulated under the partnership agreements.
Assess the degree of implementation of programme activities and resources, identify problems and resource or financial deficiencies, and initiate corrective action.
Monitor and evaluate the activities and results of the programme, and ensure all reporting requirements are met including the timely submission of narrative and financial reports to the EU Delegation in Abuja, in accordance with the provisions of the contribution agreement signed between IOM and the EU.
Establish and maintain regular liaison with, and responsible for representation of IOM, the PSU, and the programme, to the EU, the Office of the National Security Advisor (ONSA), and all other project stakeholders.
Participate in or lead field missions and duty travel for programme coordination purposes, and to advise and guide programme staff, donors, local authorities and implementing partners in order to achieve programme objectives.
Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience :
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
For this position, fluency in English and French is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Spanish 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 :
Core Competencies behavioural indicators level 3
Managerial Competencies behavioural indicators level 3
assists others to realize and develop their potential.
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 endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board 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.
Vacancies close at 23 : 59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.