International Organization for Migration (IOM) Latest Job Vacancies [6 Positions]

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13 Aug, 2018

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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 position below:

Job Title: Administrative Assistant (HR/STP)
SVN No.: SVN2018/64
Location: Abuja
Organizational Unit: Resource Management
IOM Classification: G4
Type of Appointment: Special Short-Term (SST) Grade Equivalent Contract (Renewable)
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Context
Working under the overall guidance the Human Resources Officer and the direct supervision of the Senior Human Resources Assistant, the incumbent will assist in all the required administrative activities in Human Resources and as part of the Staff Travel & Protocol functions in the mission as required. The selected incumbent will carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Coordinate all Travel Authorizations, Flight Bookings and Hotel Reservations for the Organization; Ensure due coordination, proper documentation and systematic tracking and filing systems, both for physical and soft files.
  • Support in drafting all correspondence as required in coordination with the HR focal point, within the organization regulations;
  • Support Human Resources Officer (HRO) and Senior Human Resources Assistant (SHRA) to coordinate Visa Requests and Accommodations as and when required; including supporting in Travel Authorizations and Flight Bookings and Hotel Reservations for the Organization; Ensure due coordination, proper documentation and systematic tracking and filing systems, both for physical and soft files; Support in maintaining all mission travel ticket in IGATOR. Ensure all tickets are reconciled;
  • Manage the HR Travel Matrix is live and updated accurately, proactively tracking all travel related conditions in a proactive manner.
  • Support in drafting all correspondence as required in coordination with the HR focal point, within the organization regulations;
  • Familiarize oneself on the IOM Human Resources regulations and procedures, including but not limited to the Unified Staff Rules and Regulations (USRR) and other policies; updating oneself of the changes and its implications when carrying out day to day work, reporting any breach or deviations to the HRO & SHRA in order for corrective measures to be taken by the HRO.
  • Maintain a database to track all UNHAS ticket maintain and adequately monitor charges Contribute to the smooth running of all administrative functions on a daily basis in order to ensure that activities are carried out in accordance with the organization’s regulations and procedures;
  • Familiarize oneself on IOM Human Resources regulations and procedures, especially within one’s perview including but not limited to the Unified Staff Rules and Regulations (USRR) and Travel Policies and other policies as required; updating oneself of the changes and its implications when carrying out day to day work, reporting any breach or deviations to the HRO & SHRA in order for corrective measures to be taken by the HRO.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree or its equivalent from an accredited academic institution in related field; or an equivalent combination of education, training & experience;
  • Minimum Four Years (Two Years for Degree Holders) in related field; preferably in Human Resources, Travel related, administration and other related field; preferably within the United Nations or the International Humanitarian Field
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality; Proactive; Independent Worker; A great team player; Fast Learner; IT Literate; Interpersonal Skills; Administrative & Time Management Skills; SAP knowledge is desirable Languages
  • Fluency in English and Native Language; Fluency in all languages advantageous;

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

  • 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.
  • Other Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Application Deadline 15th August, 2018.

 

Job Title: Project Assistant (MM/CT)
SVN No.: SVN2018/51
Location: Lagos
Organizational Unit: Migration Management (Counter Trafficking) – (10012078)
IOM Classification: G5
Type of Appointment: Special Short Term (SST) Grade Equivalent Contract (Renewable)
Estimated 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 “Joint Initiative”). Complementing this programme, IOM is also planning to implement additional projects that aim to protect the security, dignity and rights of returning migrants from 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 and complementing projects 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.

Working under the overall supervision of the Project Officer (CT/AVM), Lagos, and the direct supervision of the National Project Officer (CT/AVM), Lagos the successful candidate will contribute to the implementation of activities in the thematic area of Counter Trafficking and Assistance to Vulnerable Migrants under the Migration Management unit, addressing prevention of human trafficking and provision of direct assistance to trafficked victims, as well as the implementation of service delivery support by partners and the sustainable rehabilitation and reintegration of VoTs

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Support the implementation of the Counter-Trafficking and Victim Protection activities and deliverables, including timely delivery, quality control, administrative matters, follow-up and financial support.
  • Assist with monitoring the case-management of vulnerable migrants and victims of trafficking and support, including conducting screening interviews and intake as required;
  • Facilitate cooperation with national stakeholders, organize work meetings, thematic workshops and training sessions of partner NGOs, local authorities and public institutions, engaged in the process of identification, referral and support of VoT and vulnerable migrants.
  • Carry out individual consultations with victims of trafficking and provide immediate rehabilitation and recovery support, including coordination of medical care, psychological counselling, emergency assistance, hospitalization, as well as shelter assistance for consulted persons, if needed. Adhere to IOM’s internal guidance, policies and principles in the identification of target groups and assistance provision;
  • Provide technical and administrative support to relevant state and non-state actors, including training institutions, involved with providing rehabilitation and sustainable reintegration assistance.
  • Develop the beneficiary profile and needs assessment formats and ensure that information on returnees is codified and store into a database (MiMoSa) for further processing, analysis and reporting;
  • Support the development of contextualised standardized victim screening, identification, referral and reporting tools, including respective indicators and launch at state level.
  • Guided by the existing SOP, coordinate with UNICEF to provide family tracing and reunification (FTR) and reintegration support to unaccompanied and separated migrant child (USMC).
  • Assist in the development and implementation of awareness raising activities for VoTs on their rights and available protection, as well as with private sector actors supporting rehabilitation and reintegration efforts.
  • Compile inputs and prepare periodic donor reports and updates, including preparation of narrative and financial project reports;
  • Support the monitoring of the reintegration of beneficiaries related activities when necessary.
  • Submit monthly monitoring reports on time.
  • Conduct field visits, as and when necessary.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Completed University degree from an accredited institution in International Relations, Social Science, Law, Humanitarian Affairs or related field;
  • Minimum of three years’ experience (or five years of experience for candidates holding a school diploma) in the field of migration issues including operational and field experience.
  • Project management experience required, preferably in counselling, human relations and management;
  • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, other national / international institutions;
  • Experience in the area of migration, refugees and reintegration of migrants and victims of trafficking;
  • Ability to work under stressful working conditions such as tight timelines and managing large groups of beneficiaries;
  • Strong analytical, organizational and reporting skills;
  • Good communication, inter-personal and negotiation skills
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain strong working relations with relevant Government and Non-Governmental counterparts, international organizations, civil societies and/or private sector entities;
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, Good knowledge of information technology and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and SharePoint.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English and Native Language; Fluency in multiple languages advantageous;

Required Competencies
Behavioural:

  • The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following competencies:
    • 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 (optional depending on position level)

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 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 (MM/M&E)
SVN No. : SVN2018/48
Location: Lagos
Organizational Unit: Migration Management – Programme Support
Type of Appointment: Special Short Term (SST) Grade Equivalent Contract (Renewable)
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Provide overall monitoring and evaluation support in the day-to-day management and implementation of the projects activities, including the implementation and administration of a database system to gather and process information on MHPSS and AVRR related assistance provided.
  • Assist project focal points in the Migration Management unit in monitoring and evaluation related efforts, including verifying data entry is timeously done, accurate, and reliable, whilst respecting IOM’s data protection principles and suggesting innovative solutions to meet challenges faced in data collection.
  • Assist the project team in regularly updating and improving the M&E tools by gathering quantitative and qualitative data/information on project activities.
  • In coordination with the supervisor carry out field and monitoring visits to the beneficiaries’ business sites including communities where community development initiatives are taking place and gather data on the MHPSS and reintegration support provided.
  • Develop the beneficiary profile and needs assessment formats and ensure regular update and information on reintegration grants’ beneficiaries is stored and manage in the return and reintegration database.
  • Collect, prepare, present and visualize data through ad-hoc and period M&E reports, considering disaggregated gender data of the beneficiaries.
  • Assist in the further development and incorporation of an elaborate monitoring and evaluation framework to strengthen the project implementation and data management.
  • Review conditions of the business plan as pertaining to the program and support the development of appropriate monitoring tools for individual grants.
  • Ensure the documentation and filing of all beneficiaries in a database for reference and monitoring including regular update of beneficiaries’ information in a database.
  • Draft and submit monitoring reports on time.
  • Support the assessment of the qualitative and quantitative impact of grants and community projects.
  • Undertake duty travel to challenging areas when necessary
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree from an accredited institution in Information Technology, Computer Science, International Relations, Social Science, Humanitarian Affairs or related field;
  • Minimum experience of three Years (five Years for school diploma holders) in related field; experience in the field of project management, monitoring and evaluation, including operational and field experience;
  • Excellent data presentation skills, writing and analytical skills;
  • Project management experience required, preferably in monitoring and evaluation, and excellent data presentation skills
  • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, other national / international institutions,
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain strong working relations with relevant Government counterparts, international organizations and private sector entities.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, Good knowledge of information technology and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and SharePoint. Languages Fluency in English and Native Language; Fluency in multiple languages advantageous;

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

  • 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 (optional depending on position level)
  • Other Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

 

Job Title: Project Assistant (MM/MPA)
SVN No. : SVN2018/50
Location: Benin, Edo
IOM Classification: G5
Type of Appointment: Special Short Term (SST) Grade Equivalent, Contract (Renewable)
Estimated 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 “Joint Initiative”).
  • Complementing this programme, IOM is also planning to implement additional projects that aim to protect the security, dignity and rights of returning migrants from 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 and complementing projects 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.
  • Working under the overall supervision of the Project Officer (MM/MPA), Lagos, and the direct thematic supervision of the Senior Project Assistant (MM/MPA), Lagos and the administrative supervision of the Project Officer (MM/AVRR) Benin City successful candidate will contribute to the implementation of the AVRR component under the Migration Management Unit , with a view to strengthen local actors’ capacities especially at state level to provide improved rehabilitation and reintegration support services as required within the Migration Management Unit.

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Provide overall support in the day-to-day implementation and monitoring of the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration component under the Migration Management unit in Benin City, Nigeria.
  • Provide rehabilitation and reintegration support to returned migrants in close coordination with the Senior Project Assistant (MM/AVRR) and other AVRR units, by preparing, filing and presenting the documentation of vulnerable cases for references and monitoring. 3. Provide technical and administrative support to relevant state and non-state actors, including training institutions, involved with providing rehabilitation and sustainable reintegration assistance.
  • Liaise with relevant governmental, non-governmental (NGOs), international organizations as well as other relevant stakeholders, in coordination with the supervisor.
  • Distribute travel allowances and return grants to returning migrants, as appropriate.
  • Review conditions of the business plan as pertaining to the reintegration/AVRR program and raise any issue, and carry out field visits to the beneficiaries’ business sites to gather information on the implementation of the activities.
  • Develop the beneficiary profile and needs assessment formats and ensure the documentation and filing of all beneficiaries in a database for reference and monitoring including regular update of beneficiaries’ information in a database.
  • Collect, prepare and present information through periodic and ad-hoc monitoring reports on reintegration activities for evidenced-based programming. Assist in the preparation for the exchange of information to relevant counterparts.
  • Facilitate the entry of returning migrant data as required in MiMOSA and/or other relevant database as required by the project in coordination with the Senior Reintegration Assistance. Prepare data for further processing, analysis and reporting.
  • Support the monitoring of the reintegration of beneficiaries’ related activities where necessary.
  • Provide support to the assessment of the qualitative and quantitative impact of grants and community projects.
  • Undertake duty travel as required.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree in Law, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Human Rights, Business Administration from an accredited academic institution, with a minimum of three years of relevant experience in the field of migration including operational and field experience in an International Humanitarian Field.
  • Minimum Five Years (Three Years for holders of University Degrees) of relevant experience in the field of migration including operational and field experience in an International Humanitarian Field.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality is mandatory;
  • Good knowledge of project development, administration and evaluation concepts and procedures.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain strong working relations with relevant Government counterparts, international organizations and private sector entities.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, Good knowledge of information technology and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and SharePoint.
  • Previous work experience in international organizations and companies would be an advantage preferably within the United Nations or within the international humanitarian field;

Languages:

  • Fluency in English and Native Language; Fluency in multiple languages advantageous;

Required Competencies
Behavioural:

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • 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 (optional depending on position level)

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 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.

 

Job Title: Project Assistant (MM/MPA)
Location:
 Lagos
Organizational Unit: Migration Management (Migrant Protection Assistance), (10012078)
IOM Classification: G5
Type of Appointment: Special Short Term (SST) Grade Equivalent Contract (Renewable)
SVN No.: SVN2018/45
Estimated 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 “Joint Initiative”). Complementing this programme, IOM is also planning to implement additional projects that aim to protect the security, dignity and rights of returning migrants from 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 and complementing projects 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.
  • Working under the overall supervision of the Project Officer (MM/MPA), Lagos, and the direct supervision of the Senior Project Assistant (MM/MPA), in Lagos, the successful candidate will contribute to the implementation of the AVRR component under the Migration Management Unit, with a view to strengthen local actors’ capacities especially at state level to provide improved rehabilitation and reintegration support services as required under the Migration Management Unit;

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Provide overall support in the day-to-day implementation and monitoring of the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration component under the Migration Management unit in Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Provide rehabilitation and reintegration support to returned migrants in close coordination with the Senior Reintegration Assistant Reintegration and other AVRR units, by preparing, filing and presenting the documentation of vulnerable cases for references and monitoring.
  • Provide technical and administrative support to relevant state and non-state actors, including training institutions, involved with providing rehabilitation and sustainable reintegration assistance.
  • Liaise with relevant governmental, non-governmental (NGOs), international organizations as well as other relevant stakeholders, in coordination with the supervisor.
  • Distribute travel allowances and return grants to returning migrants, as appropriate.
  • Review conditions of the business plan as pertaining to the reintegration/AVRR program and raise any issue, and carry out field visits to the beneficiaries’ business sites to monitor the implementation of the activities.
  • Develop the beneficiary profile and needs assessment formats and ensure the documentation and filing of all beneficiaries in a database for reference and monitoring including regular update of beneficiaries’ information in a database.
  • Collect, prepare and present information through periodic and ad-hoc monitoring reports on reintegration activities for evidenced-based programming. Assist in the preparation for the exchange of information to relevant counterparts.
  • Facilitate the entry of returning migrant data as required in MiMOSA and/or other relevant database as required by the project in coordination with the Senior Reintegration Assistance. Prepare data for further processing, analysis and reporting.
  • Support the monitoring of the reintegration of beneficiaries related activities when necessary.
  • Provide support to the assessment of the qualitative and quantitative impact of grants and community projects.
  • Undertake duty travel as required.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • University Degree in Law, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Human Rights, Business Administration from an accredited academic institution, with a minimum of three years of relevant experience in the field of migration including operational and field experience in an International Humanitarian Field.
  • For those holding a high school degree or equivalent diploma from an accredited academic institution, five years of experience required.
  • Minimum five years (Three Years for holders of University Degree) of relevant experience in the field of migration including operational and field experience in an International Humanitarian Field.
  • Previous work experience in international organizations and companies would be an advantage preferably within the United Nations or within the international humanitarian field;
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality is mandatory;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of project development, administration and evaluation concepts and procedures.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain strong working relations with relevant Government counterparts, international organizations and private sector entities. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, Good knowledge of information technology and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and SharePoint.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English and Native Language; Fluency in multiple languages advantageous;

Required Competencies
Behavioural:

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • 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 (optional depending on position level)

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 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 (MM/MHPSS)
SVN No.: SVN2018/49
Location: Lagos
Organizational Unit: Migration Management – (Mental Health and Psycho-Social Support/MHPSS)
IOM Classification: G5
Type of Appointment: Special Short Term (SST) Grade Equivalent Contract (Renewable)
Estimated 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 “Joint Initiative”). Complementing this programme, IOM is also planning to implement additional projects that aim to protect the security, dignity and rights of returning migrants from 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 and complementing projects 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.
  • Working under the overall supervision of the Project Officer (MM/MHPSS) Lagos, and the direct supervision of the Senior Project Assistant (MM/MHPSS), Lagos, and in close collaboration with the Project Manager (MM), Lagos, the successful candidate will contribute to the implementation and monitoring of the MHPSS component as required under the Migration Management Unit, with a view to strengthen local actors’ capacities especially at state level to provide improved mental health and psychosocial support as well as reintegration support services as required within the thematic areas of the Migration Management Unit.
  • 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.

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Provide overall support in the day-today implementation of the AVRR programme and activities under the Migration Management unit in Lagos, Nigeria, with a specific focus on the MHPSS component.
  • Provide overall support in training activities for IOM colleagues and other partners’ staff involved with returnees in MHPSS support, including Psychological First Aid and other relevant PSS trainings (e.g; understanding emotional issues among returning migrants, positive communication skills, basic MHPSS concepts, etc.);
  • Assist in the design and timely implementation of community level sensitization on MHPSS issues through psychosocial and recreational activities adapted to the needs, age and abilities of migrants.
  • Support the provision of reintegration assistance within the case management, specifically for vulnerable cases of returning migrant, and ensure the documentation and filing of all vulnerable cases for reference and monitoring including regular update of beneficiaries’ information.
  • Assist the day-to-day implementation and monitoring of the AVRR programme and activities, within the component of MHPSS.
  • Collect, prepare and present information through periodic and ad-hoc reports on MHPSS activities, and support coordination and exchange of information with national institutional, professional and academic counterparts.
  • Liaise with relevant governmental, non-governmental (NGOs), international organizations as well as other relevant stakeholders.
  • Provide general counselling to the returnees to support smooth psychosocial reintegration within family and community in coordination with protection focal points
  • Provide technical support on the activities of the local NGOs supported by the program component.
  • Monitor MHPSS component activities including those implemented by the local partners by reviewing a variety of records, including control of plans, progress reports, project inputs, identify issues and propose adjustments as necessary.
  • Provide support to the protection screening and needs assessment of the qualitative and quantitative impact of psychosocial support activities at individual, family and community level.
  • Undertake duty travel to challenging areas when necessary, including field visits to the beneficiaries’ and monitor developments.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree in Clinical Psychology, or other branch of Psychology / Counselling, and in the field of mental health and psychological support;
  • Minimum of five years (three years for Bachelor’s degree holders) relevant professional experience in clinical psychology, or other branch of psychology / counselling, and in the field of mental health and psychological support; in particular, assistance to migrants is valued;
  • Demonstrated Knowledge on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Program. Knowledge on counselling skills and protection mechanisms and mainstreaming within case management;
  • Experience, interest and knowledge in the field of migration, trafficking of human beings, smuggling of migrants;
  • Excellent reporting and communication skills;
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, Good knowledge of information technology and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and SharePoint;
  • Knowledge of traditional, social practices and cultural norms as well as general migration related issues in the country;
  • Solid knowledge of project development, administration and evaluation concepts and procedures;
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain strong working relations with relevant Government counterparts, international organizations, civil society organizations/NGOs, and private sector entities;
  • Experience in supporting all aspects of project management and familiarity with international standards and EU regulations is advantageous, preferably within the United Nations or within the international humanitarian field.
  • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, relevant government counterparts, other national / international institutions and other private sector entities.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English and Native Language; Fluency in multiple languages advantageous;

Required Competencies
Behavioural:

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • 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 (optional depending on position level).

Other:

  • Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Application Deadline 20th August, 2018.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Applications via email to: [email protected] indicating position applied on subject line

Note

  • Only candidates residing in the country of the duty station 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.
  • 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 SVN2018.49 Lagos. Project Assistant (MM/MHPSS) G5.
  • 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.