Programme Support Officer Migration Management MM at the International Organization for Migratio
International Organization for Migration IOM
Lagos, Lagos, ng
1d ago
source : Ecadoo

Classification Professional Staff Grade P2Type of Appointment Special short term graded Six months with possibility of extensionEstimated Start Date As soon as possible Context Irregular migration along the Central Mediterranean route is increasingly dangerous for migrants Crossing the Mediterranean to Italy is by far the deadliest route with 1 death recorded for 35 arrivals IOM 2016 In addition over 70 of the migrants interviewed by IOM on their arrival in Italy report that they were victims of trafficking or other exploitative practices during their migratory journey along the routes of the Central Mediterranean To meet these challenges the European Union EU and the International Organization for Migration IOM have developed the Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in Africa hereinafter ldquo Joint Initiative rdquo Implemented in 14 countries Burkina Faso Cameroon Chad C ocirc te d Ivoire Ghana Guinea Guinea Bissau Libya Mali Mauritania Niger Nigeria Senegal and The Gambia through 14 specific actions it aims to protect the security dignity and rights of migrants along this important and dangerous migration route and to help improving the reintegration of returnees through an innovative approach This will be achieved through different types of interventions including protection and assistance to vulnerable and stranded migrants assistance for voluntary return support for sustainable reintegration in the communities of origin the dissemination of accurate information on migration to migrants potential migrants and communities and the collection of data on migration flows The Initiative will aim at strengthening the technical and material capacities of the authorities and organizations involved in these areas so that they can ultimately take over policies and programmes related to the protection and reintegration of migrants in the region with a view to improving the governance of migration in the region A major component of the Joint Initiative in Nigeria is the provision of sustainable reintegration assistance to more than 8 000 returnees going back to various parts of the country Reintegration can be considered sustainable when returnees have reached levels of economic self sufficiency social stability within their communities and psychosocial well being that allow them to cope with re migration drivers Having achieved sustainable reintegration returnees are able to make further migration decisions as a matter of choice rather than necessity Working under the overall supervision of the Deputy Chief of Mission and Programme Manager FMM and the direct supervision of the Project Manager MM And Head of Sub Office the successful candidate will be responsible for providing overall support in the implementation of project activities project monitoring liaison communications and reporting Leading the Programme Support Team s he will be responsible coordinating the planning budgeting implementation and monitoring and evaluation for projects within the thematic areas under the Migration Management Unit in Nigeria Core Functions Responsibilities Support in overseeing and coordinating the project activities and deliverables Provide technical assistance capacity building support and guidance to implementing partners and Government counterpart Supervise train as well as guide the Programme Support team which includes monitoring and evaluation and data management staff to enable timely delivery of programme results Assist the programme team in the promotion and visibility of IOM activities to garner support for the activities in Nigeria Draft contribute to the design and disseminate a wide range of communication materials Support in maintaining continuous liaison with the donor other IOM Missions Regional Office RO and Headquarters HQs to facilitate a coordinated approach to project implementation identify synergies with IOM s EUTF programmes in the region and make recommendations Support in liaison with national and state authorities programme partners civil society the international community and donors for the successful implementation of project activities and visibility In coordination with the Programme Manager and Reintegration Officer support the development enhancement and implementation of national Standard Operating Procedures SoPs related to return and reintegration Keep track of donor reporting requirements and submission deadlines for each report Follow up within the Mission for the timely preparation review and submission of all project reports to donors Ensure these are in line with specific IOM and donor requirements Ensure regular preparation of periodic reports updates programme summaries press releases and other relevant information materials and statistics according to specific project needs Prepare for donor visits in coordination with the Programme Manager and relevant units within IOM Ensure that sufficient visibility and information communication materials are available Oversee appropriate data management for all components of the programme in accordance with IOM Data Protection Principles Track use of resources in accordance with IOM internal rules and regulations Coordinate the development of project concepts proposals resource mobilization initiatives related to or complementing the programme activities as appropriate Undertake duty travel as requested Perform such other duties as may be assigned Required Qualifications and ExperienceEducation Master s degree in Development Studies Economics Business Management Political Science International Relations Social Studies International Law or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience or University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience Experience Experience in assisted voluntary return and reintegration community reintegration or similar direct assistance work Experience working with specialized international agencies UN Agencies International Organizations and International NGOs Strong communication and interpersonal skills as well as strong strategic and creative thinking Previous work on protection including but not limited to child protection counter trafficking preferable Experience in project management and monitoring and evaluation an asset Efficiency flexibility high level of professionalism and ability to work under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds Ability to guide and supervise staff and coordinate administrative matters Works effectively with local authorities stakeholders beneficiaries and the broader community to advance country office or regional objectives Languages Fluency in English is required Working knowledge of French and or Spanish is an advantage Desirable CompetenciesBehavioral Accountability takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms Client Orientation works effectively well with client and stakeholders Continuous Learning promotes continuous learning for self and others Communication listens and communicates clearly adapting delivery to the audience Creativity and Initiative actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services Leadership and Negotiation develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders Performance Management identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others Planning and Organizing plans work anticipates risks and sets goals within area of responsibility Professionalism displays mastery of subject matter Teamwork contributes to a collegial team environment incorporates gender related needs perspectives concerns and promotes equal gender participation Technological Awareness displays awareness of relevant technological solutions Resource Mobilization works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM Other 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 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 rsquo 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

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