IOM Area Coordinator Jobs in Maiduguri - Nigeria

IOM Area Coordinator Jobs in Maiduguri - Nigeria

North-East Nigeria has witnessed an increase in violence since the beginning of 2015, causing a major humanitarian crisis. Consequently, almost 2 million individuals are currently displaced, with the highest number of displacements taking place in Borno, Yobe, Gombe and Adamawa States. Many of those are living in overpopulated Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) sites and host communities and are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance. Since mid-2016 IOM have scaled up its humanitarian response programme in North-East Nigeria and is currently implementing Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), Displacement Tracking (DTM), Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Mental Health and Psychosocial support (MHPSS), Livelihood and early recovery, and Shelter activities in all the affected states and in particular in Borno.

With the improved access to some of the towns once considered as hard-to-reach, IOM in
collaboration with humanitarian partners was able to establish and run 8 field humanitarian hubs in Bama, Gwoza, Ngala, Banki, Monguno, Damasak, Rann and Dikwa Local Government Areas

To ensure the efficient and well-coordinated delivery of multi-sectoral activities in these field locations and follow up on the implementation of daily humanitarian activities, IOM is aiming to recruit experienced Area Coordinator’s to be deployed to the 8 field locations in Borno state.

The successful candidate will be working under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and the administrative supervision of the Head of Maiduguri sub-Office and the direct
supervision of the Field Coordination Officer based in Maiduguri and will be responsible for
supporting field operations and the relevant authorities for the effective provision of assistance to affected populations


  • Coordinate and monitor the activities implemented within the designated area of responsibility assigned to him/her (which may include DTM, Shelter, NFI, CCCM, WASH, or Psycho social support).
  • Provide technical inputs and guidance to facilitate and coordinate rapid, appropriate and comprehensive IOM emergency responses in deep field locations in North East Nigeria.
  • Organize and participate in Rapid Assessments and Response missions and activities within the designated area of responsibility. Ensure adherence to IOM’s procedural standards and policies and bring issues to the attention of the supervisor.
  • Provide recommendations to Maiduguri based IOM project managers to facilitate
    well-coordinated, efficient and timely IOM responses at the field level.
  • Organize field-level internal operational coordination meetings with relevant IOM team
    members working at hub level to prioritize and coordinate activities.
  • Regularly participate in interagency coordination meetings in designated local government areas (LGA) and follow up on the implementation of action points.
  • Assist with training
    and supervising IOM field team members working in the same LGA.
  • Regularly contribute inputs to be used for the preparation and submission of various reports.
  • Contribute to the development of new projects by selecting and summarizing background information, assessing the local context for the planning and administration of individual projects, and drafting segments of project proposals.
  • Liaise with IOM's Staff Security Unit (SSU) and the Mission Security Focal point as/when
    required, in close conjunction with the management of IOM Nigeria and in accordance with the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) requirements.
  • Undertake duty travel and re-deployment to other LGAs according to programme needs and
  • Perform such other related duties as may be assigned.


  • Master’s degree in International Affairs, Development Studies 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 in Emergency Response and Disaster Management, preferably in the African
    region is a must;
  • Operational and extensive field experience in programme development, implementation and
  • Experience in post-conflict/emergency zones and in working in a high-risk environment, project management and administrative and financial management;
  • Combination of training and experience in field of operations, preferably in natural disaster or post conflict situations;
  • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities and local communities, as well as national and international institutions preferably within the United Nations Common System and the International Humanitarian Field.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 30 April 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; IOM Area Coordinator Jobs in Maiduguri - Nigeria

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