IOM Project Development Officer - Jobs in Nigeria

IOM Project Development Officer - Jobs in Nigeria

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.


  • Contribute to the design and development of new programmes/projects in coordination with
    CoM, Programme Managers (PMs), Headquarters (HQs) Units, relevant IOM Missions,
    governmental authorities, international and regional institutions and public/private institutions.
  • Draft and coordinate concept notes/project documents to share with counterparts and donors, finalize them for internal endorsement with respective Regional Thematic Specialist (RTS)/HQs/ Accounting Division(ACO)/Office of Legal Affairs (LEG) in close cooperation with the Project Managers and all relevant Units.
  • Produce internal situation reports for the senior management and visibility materials, such as external situation reports and newsletters.
  • Assist the CoM with administrative, financial and management aspects of project
    development and donor liaison, including preparation of statistical analyses, regular narrative reports, communications, and presentations.
  • In close coordination with project managers, review current active projects in terms of stated objectives, outputs and impacts, and current monitoring and evaluation Monitoring and Evaluation(M&E) strategies. Work with project and programme managers to establish a common M&E framework that incorporates regular reporting requirements and impact evaluation strategies.
  • Review existing datasets for each project and create or modify user-friendly databases that present data in an appropriate and accessible manner. Train staff in the use of data collection methods.
  • In collaboration with project managers, conduct retrospective impact evaluations for
    beneficiaries assisted through IOM’s programmes to assess subjective and objective impacts of
    IOM activities.
  • Document ongoing project activities through photography and multimedia presentations, in
    collaboration with the Media and Communications Unit and field staff. Prepare external
    communication products.
  • Pro-actively seek potential funding sources among government and non-government donors,
    in line with IOM’s overall strategy in the country.
  • Liaise with diplomatic missions, national and international institutions, international and non-governmental organizations and other relevant partners and donors to discuss programme and project possibilities, coordinate and promote new activities and raise funds for new projects/ programmes.
  • Take part in Results Areas Working Groups as may be assigned by the Chief of Mission
  • Monitor compliance with donor regulations and obligations and follow up on meeting
    objectives within the agreed timeframe and budget; Coordinate contractual
    negotiations with donors and monitor the Mission's compliance with the Organization's related rules and policies.
  • Draft regular progress reports in line with IOM and donor formats for submission to donors
    and the HQs.
  • Represent IOM and participate at appropriate levels in seminars and other meetings aimed at developing new projects and programmes and promoting IOM's image and activities.
  • Undertake duty travel relating to liaison with counterparts and new programme development, as required.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.


  • Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Law, Human Rights, International Affairs, Migration 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 liaising with donors, governmental authorities, other national/international institutions and Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs);
  • Experience in preparing narrative and financial project reports, statements and/or projections;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of project formulation, administration and evaluation techniques and practices;
  • Strong skills in the development of log frames, result matrices and work plans;
  • Preferably within the International Humanitarian Field and within the organizations of the UN Common System
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with a wide variety of audiences;
  • Good level of computer literacy, including database applications;
  • Ability to supervise staff and coordinate administrative activities;
  • Working experience in the region is an asset.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 5th July, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; IOM Project Development Officer - Jobs in Nigeria

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