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Project Officer (Capacity Building and Camp Management)
Location: Miduguri, Borno
Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P3
Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, Six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
- North-East Nigeria has witnessed an increase in violence since the beginning of 2015, causing a major humanitarian crisis. As a consequence, almost 2 million individuals are currently displaced, with the highest number of displacements taking place in Borno, Yobe, Gombe and Adamawa States. Almost 40% of the displaced population are living in overpopulated IDP sites and are in desperate need of basic humanitarian assistance including Shelter, Food and non-Food Items, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services and facilities. In light of the emerging crisis, IOM scaled up its Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM)
- activities and is currently providing camp management support in more than 120 sites in almost all accessible areas in Borno state, in addition to some areas in Adamawa. Under the overall supervision of the Head of Sub-Office/Emergency Coordinator, and the direct supervision of the Project Officer (Camp and Displacement Management), the successful candidate will contribute to the strengthening of the IOM camp management programme in North East Nigeria through: a) the direct supervision, training and mentoring of field camp management staff; and b) organizing technical trainings and workshops to enhance the capacity of local counterparts in Maiduguri and deep field locations.
Core Functions / Responsibilities
- Conduct, in close collaboration with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the State Emergency Management Agencies (SEMA) and relevant government authorities, learning assessments of government authorities and partners at national and state levels.
- Liaise with national and state authorities, programme partners, civil society, the international community and donors to develop, a capacity-building strategy as well as the corresponding emergency-related training programmes and materials on disaster and displacement management, aid and site maintenance.
- Plan and coordinate the delivery of workshops and trainings.
- Provide advice and technical assistance on different aspects of the training programme to the government's counterparts and cluster/sector partners.
- Plan and organize the staff development and trainings for the IOM emergency related programmes.
- Gather, assess and compile training materials and facilitate the regular exchange of information within and between all authorities involved in emergency preparedness and response.
- Supervise IOM camp management field teams daily and support them to better coordinate the delivery of multi-sectoral services leading to improved living standards in the camps.
- Represent the IOM camp management programme in CCCM Sector working group (SWG),Community Engagement SWGs, technical working groups as well as other coordination mechanisms as required; liaise with Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) and other teams within IOM to ensure consistent messaging and representation
- Strengthen capacity of camp committees whose members are representatives of the camp population, with a specific technical or cross-cutting sector focus and cutting across agencies:Protection, Shelter, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), etc. and encouraging that representation considers persons with special needs - the elderly, youth, people with disability,etc.
- Contribute to development of the capacity of camp leaders, committee members and interest groups through training, focus group discussions, peer sessions and dialogue sessions to better self-identify gaps, needs and assistance regarding humanitarian services.
- Contribute to ensuring that camp management two-way feedback procedures and complaints mechanisms are in place, and forums are developed for the camp population to contribute and be listened to.
- Identify and make recommendations to ensure gaps in assistance to beneficiaries are filled, and guide field teams to avoid duplication of activities by conducting regular and systematic monitoring of service delivery in the camps, drawing the attention of stakeholders and partners to overarching needs.
- Provide information and guidance in identification and formalization of roles and responsibilities between agencies providing services in the camps as a crucial function to addressing gaps and helping to avoid misunderstandings.
- Guide field teams in establishing and maintaining up to date camp population databases that reflect births, deaths, arrivals, departures and other fluctuations in the population.
- Produce regular reports on the implementation of IOM camp management activities; reporting on constraints and advising on future programs' developments.
- Undertake duty travel to ensure the smooth implementation of all the tasks mentionedabove.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience
- Master’s degree in International Affairs, Development Studies or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or
- University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.
- Experience in a Camp Coordination and Camp Management related field, particularly Emergency Response and Disaster Management; preferably in the African region;
- Possession of Camp Coordination and Camp Management Training of Trainers (ToT) certification will be highly advantageous as well as Camp Management capacity building experience;
- Extensive field experience in Operations, programme development, implementation and Evaluation, preferably in natural disaster or post conflict situations;
- Experience in post-conflict/emergency zones and in working in a high-risk environment, project management and administrative and financial management (previous experience with IOM an advantage);
- Experience in liaising with governmental authorities and local communities, as well as national, and international institutions Preferably within the United Nationals Common System and the International Humanitarian Field;
- Strong organizational and editorial skills;
- Ability to timely understand the Organization’s structure and portfolios;
- Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team of colleagues of varied cultural and professional backgrounds;
- Proven ability to produce quality work accurately and concisely according to set deadlines;
- Practical experience of how to multi-task, prioritize and work independently.
- Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.
- 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 - behavioural indicators level 2:
- 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 innovate.
- 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.
Managerial Competencies - behavioural indicators level 2:
- Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.
- 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.
- 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 confirmation.
- 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.
Method of Application
- In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.
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