IOM Project Officer Jobs in Maiduguri - Nigeria

IOM Project Officer 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


  • Assist with the coordination of the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) team
    within the Migration Management Unit and ensure timely implementation of MHPSS related
  • Assist with the recruitment of, and train, supervise and provide guidance to MHPSS national staff, and assist with the administration of related HR requirements to facilitate successful team
  • Implement and monitor the delivery of non-compulsory counselling services available in
    transit areas which are tailored to the situation including child friendly activities in transit areas.
  • Identify and refer people with immediate and urgent psychiatric needs.
  • Support mapping of existing MHPSS services in the country and provide technical inputs for
    the establishment of a protocol and guidelines for referral and appropriate training for the staff and partners.
  • Maintain and update mechanisms for the timely statistical reporting of cases and trends.
  • Identify and document recurrent needs for the development of community-based projects to
    respond to these needs in the reintegration phase.
  • Liaise with IOM
    mission’s AVM, reintegration, health and protection actors to facilitate the successful management of cases and the implementation of reintegration programmes.
  • In coordination with the supervisor, develop a capacity building plan for the MHPSS service providers and coordinate its implementation.
  • Assist with the development of training courses on psychotherapy and
    therapeutic-expressive activities.
  • Participate in the development of new projects in coordination with the Programme Manager based on identified needs during project implementation.
  • Monitor and provide suggestions regarding the integration of cross-cutting issues such as
    protection, gender, child protection, counter trafficking and other vulnerable groups are included in the project implementation.
  • Undertake frequent duty travel to very challenging areas.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.


  • Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Business Administration 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.
  • Professional accreditation with a recognized psychological or psycho-therapeutic or counselling or social work association-society a distinct advantage.
  • Experience in designing, managing psycho-social support programmes in emergency
  • Experience in providing psychosocial support in emergency situations;
  • Experience in a complex humanitarian emergency or post-conflict environment;
  • Knowledge and experience in facilitating training and developing curricula;
  • Experience in clinical counselling psychology, or psychotherapy and counselling for social workers an asset;
  • Participation to IOM corporate programme in Psycho-social Interventions in Emergency and
    displacement will be considered an asset;
  • Familiarity with the region an advantage;
  • Proficient in MS Office applications and basic knowledge of SPSS.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 29th April 2019

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

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