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  • Posted: Jul 29, 2021
    Deadline: Aug 27, 2021
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  • iMMAP’s approach to work is simple and targeted: go where the need is greatest. We focus on integrated solutions across all sectors to reach our mission to empower the world’s most vulnerable through the enhanced use of data to inform decision making. We bring deep, functional expertise, but are known for our holistic perspective: we capture valu...
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    INGO Forum Access Advisor

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno
    Status: International Consultant
    Language: English

    Description of Duties

    • The Access Advisor will Coordinate BAY state and deep field level Access meetings and engagements.
    • This position reports to the Deputy Director of the Nigeria INGO Forum and works closely with the Director and Policy Advisor.

    Responsibilities
    Coordination:

    • Co-chair the Access Working Group together with OCHA’s management according to the AWG’s ToR.
    • Represent the AWG at OHCT and HCT levels at the request of the Deputy Director.
    • Design, roll-out, and coordinate a plan for field-level coordination with relevant stakeholders, including engagement with influencing actors. 
    • Map existing access initiatives and ensure that linkages between different access initiatives are established and maintained.
    • Facilitate structured and effective information exchange both between INGO partners and with external partners (NGOs, UN, Government, International community, etc).
    • Undertake regular visits to the deep field when the situation permits.
    • Help organize and facilitate workshops and other capacity development, as necessary.

    Monitoring and Analysis:

    • Design and roll out tools that facilitate the mapping, monitoring, and reporting of access constraints and incidents to inform analysis and advocacy.
    • Ensure continuous and effective monitoring of access constraints in Northeast Nigeria.
    • Lead prioritization and analysis of access-related information from relevant stakeholders including patterns and trends through the joint production of monthly information and quarterly trends reports.
    • Collaborate closely with key actors and data analysis units on access issues that require monitoring and analysis.
    • Identify opportunities for strengthening access measures, as well as opportunities for promoting community acceptance and accountability to the affected population.

    Advocacy:

    • Draft and design AWG and access-related updates, policy briefs, and other similar materials.
    • Promote solutions to address access constraints identified by the AWG and INGOs, and support relevant advocacy efforts.
    • Stay informed on political, humanitarian, and security contexts, while providing structured updates to the INGO Forum as it relates to Access regionally and nationally.
    • Effectively promote the application of IHL and the operationalization of humanitarian principles in the humanitarian response in Nigeria.
    • Ensure attention to protection issues and those safe programming considerations are integrated into the access-related discussion
    • Promote the rights of affected communities in line with the advocacy strategy
    • Management
    • Manage the community liaison officer and the access and oversee the implementation and roll-out of the community engagement strategy led by the community liaison officer.
    • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.

    Context / Specific Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

    • University Degree. Master’s Degree, preferable.
    • Five years cognate experience working with INGOs or UN agencies.
    • At least 2 years working in a role covering humanitarian access in complex settings.
    • Knowledge of the humanitarian coordination system and the mandates of the actors involved.
    • Knowledge of International Humanitarian Laws.
    • Good knowledge of the social, economic, and political dynamics in Northeast Nigeria, the Lake Chad Basin, preferable
    • Strong data analysis and interpretation skills.
    • Commitment to international humanitarian standards and principles.
    • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and often demanding environment.
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work within a diverse team.

    Generic Professional Competencies:

    • Experience working in complex humanitarian settings
    • Experience working on humanitarian access in complex and volatile settings
    • Experience working in coordination, preferable
    • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.

    Method of Application


    Note

    • Personnel is expected to conduct itself in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs, and iMMAP’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all Countries.
    • iMMAP has zero-tolerance for sexual harassment, exploitation, and abuse, human trafficking, child abuse, and exploitation. Any violations of these principles and policies will be treated as serious misconduct.
    • iMMAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer regardless of background.
    Interested and qualified? Go to iMMAP on careers.immap.org to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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