IOM Programme Manager Jobs in Nigeria

IOM Programme Manager Jobs in Nigeria

The nine-year violent conflict across North-eastern and East Nigeria and bordering areas in
Niger, Chad and Cameroon have created a deepening social, political, security and humanitarian crisis that has displaced approximately 2.6 million people and affected some 17

In response to request from Government of Nigeria, the International Organization for
Migration (IOM) is supporting activities aimed at creating the necessary pre-conditions for the
identification and reintegration of ‘low-risk’ Non-State Armed Groups detainees and defecting
former fighters, reducing recruitment into armed groups and promoting broad reconciliation for sustained reintegration and peace building.

Working under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM), and in close coordination
with the Head, Transition and Recovery Division (TRD) at IOM Headquarters (HQs), and Emergency and Post Crisis (EPC) Regional Thematic Specialist (RTS) at the Regional Office for West and Central Africa (ROWCA), the successful candidate will be responsible for the overall management and coordination of the Demobilization, Disassociation, Reintegration and
Reconciliation (DDRR) programme at IOM of Nigeria.

S/he will provide overall guidance to IOM's country-level DDRR activities with a particular focus on supporting a government-led process, including the development, implementation,
monitoring and evaluation of respective national legal and policy frameworks, and supporting
aspects such as registration and vetting processes, public outreach and communications,
community-based reconciliation mechanisms to provide locally tailored reintegration assistance
to individuals who have separated from Non-State Armed Groups, as a critical step for regional
peace-building and restoration of social cohesion.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Manage the implementation of DDRR programme operations at the country level and ensure
    the programmatic, financial, administrative and technical oversight of programme activities in
    line with IOM policies and procedures, as well as relevant donor requirements.
  • Develop and oversee research components of the programme, including stakeholder
    mapping, assessments of the policy and legal environment, mapping of existing return and
    reintegration assistance models for disengaged combatants and conflict analyses; assess entry
    points for regional synergies and outcomes across programme elements.
  • Working closely with the Chief of Mission and the TRD Advisor, to assess strategic
    opportunities within the programme framework, provide regular risk analysis, and develop a
    detailed work plan in accordance with the project commitments considering developments in
    context, donor coordination and commitments, and in support of government partnership.
  • Ensure operational oversight across four key pillars of concurrent activity, building on regular context analysis and programme assessment, to include national policy and framework
    development; technical government capacities and transition processes; individual beneficiary
    profiling, needs and support (donor support pending); and community-based return,
    reintegration and reconciliation activities.
  • Oversee the development of information and strategic communications activities, assessing
    synergies and partner efforts in this area; within the IOM programme, establish feedback
    mechanisms to inform adjustments in strategy and implementation.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:
  • Master’s degree in Law, International Relations, Development Studies, Planning or a related field from an accredited academic institution with seven years of relevant professional experience; or
  • University degree in the above fields with nine years of relevant professional experience.

  • Professional experience at an international level with specialized international agencies
    (United Nations Agencies, International Organizations, and International Non-Government
    Organizations) would be an advantage; experience in complex crisis operations, including
    conflict and post-conflict situations required, delivering on programmatic objectives;
  • Operational field experience in programme formulation, implementation and evaluation relating to demobilization/disengagement and reintegration of ex-combatants;
  • Experience facilitating government-led processes, involving multiple government actors and demonstrating sensitivity to the needs of local ownership;
  • Previous work experience in technical programmes involving legal or policy formulation,
    community-led recovery and stabilization programmes, and or security sector related reforms.
  • Familiarity with DDR practices, principles and operations, and/or conflict mitigation components;
    recent field or research experience on the prevention of violent extremism an advantage;
  • Previous experience in supervising staff;
  • Thorough knowledge of the United
    Nations Department of Safety and Security protocols and
    experience managing staff in volatile security environments; and,
  • Experience in setting clear tasks and team-building with staff from diverse environments and

  • IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.
  • For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.
  • 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:
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
    IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.
  • 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
  • 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.

    How to Apply:
  • Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment
    system, by 11th July 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
  • IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment
    system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    For further information please refer to:
  • IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview,
    processing, training or other fee).
  • IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.
  • For more information and job application details, see; IOM Programme Manager Jobs in Nigeria

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