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  • Posted: Jan 26, 2021
    Deadline: Feb 3, 2021
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    Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. With 151 member states, a further 12 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the ben...
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    Junior Project Assistant (MM / AVRR)

    SVN No.: CFC2021.07
    Location: Lagos
    Organizational Unit: Migration Management - Assisted Voluntary Return & Reintegration
    IOM Classification: UG (G3) Equivalent
    Type of Appointment: Special Short Term Ungraded 6 Months with possibility of extension
    Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

    Working under the overall supervision of the Reintegration Officer, Migration Management and the direct supervision of the Senior Project Assistant (MM/MPA), the successful candidate will contribute to the implementation of the AVRR Programme in Nigeria:

    Core Functions / Responsibilities

    • Assist in the day-to-day implementation of AVRR and any other related projects.
    • Assist tracking of the implementation of case management related to reintegration assistance.
    • Distribute travel and reintegration allowances to returning migrants, when necessary.
    • Complete the beneficiary profile and needs assessment formats and codify and store information into a database.
    • Review conditions of the reintegration plan as pertaining to the AVRR program and coordinate with resource management unit for the implementation.
    • Document and file all beneficiaries’ data in a database and case record for reference and update it regularly.
    • Support preparation and timely submission of monthly monitoring reports.
    • Digitize and encode information into database and MiMoSa.
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Experience

    • Degree / Certificate in related field; or an equivalent combination of education, training & experience, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with 1 year of relevant experience or High School Diploma in the above fields with three years of relevant working experience
    • Good knowledge of project development, administration and evaluation concepts and procedures is an advantage.
    • Proven ability to establish and maintain strong working relations with relevant Government counterparts, international organizations and private sector entities.
    • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, Good knowledge of information technology and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and SharePoint.
    • Previous work experience in international organizations and companies would be an advantage, preferably within the United Nations or within the international humanitarian.


    • Fluency in English and working knowledge the local language.

    Required Competencies
    The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:


    • 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:

    • 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.


    • Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
    • This is a national position and only candidates residing in the country of the duty station within commuting distance will be considered.
    • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment.


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    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: using the "Job Title" as the subject of the email.



    • In order for the applications to be considered valid, IOM only accepts applications with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for application, addressed to Human Resources, International Organization for Migration (IOM) and with a subject line SVN2021.06 Lagos. Project Assistant (MM/AVRR) – Migration Management - Assisted Voluntary Return & Reintegration G5.
    • All applications should include a functional email address, mobile numbers, and detailed curriculum vitae (CV).
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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