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  • Posted: Oct 15, 2020
    Deadline: Oct 28, 2020
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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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    Senior Project Coordinator (Reconciliation and Reintegration)

    Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
    Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P4
    Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
    Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible


    • Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.
    • For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:
      • Internal candidates
      • External female candidates:
      • Candidate from the following non-represented member states: Antigua and Barbuda; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People's Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu
    • Second tier candidates include: All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states of IOM and female candidates.


    • Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and the direct supervision of the Programme Manager – Reintegration and Reconciliation (RR), the successful candidate will be responsible for the development, management, coordination and evaluation of the European Union (EU) - funded Project Support for reconciliation and reintegration (S2R), implemented by a Consortium of UN Partners (UNICEF, UNDP and IOM), under the lead of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

    Core Functions / Responsibilities:

    • Identify, develop, manage, and ensure the implementation of the S2R project in coordination with the mission strategy, relevant UN agencies, national authorities, and other stakeholders.
    • Advise senior officials on the implications of established programme policies and needs, on plans, priorities, and strategic objectives, and on relevant developments and related governmental policies affecting work.
    • Oversee, lead, and support the functioning of the programme governance and management structures, specifically the Project Support Unit (PSU) and the Committee for Project Steering and Coordination (CPSC).
    • Formulate submissions to donors for funding, negotiate with donor representatives, and play an active role in resources mobilization.
    • Initiate, plan and coordinate the effective implementation of all programme activities by the PSU, ensuring a smooth and effective transition between the different phases of the programme. Analyze needs, appraise suitability, and take action to meet these needs.
    • Ensure the reflection and integration of new modalities, policies and practices, and methods for evaluation into the project formulation and management processes in order to improve the effectiveness and appropriateness of the programme, as well as the planning and delivery process.
    • Exercise administrative, operational, human resources and financial management responsibility for the programme, and supervise and manage the work of programme staff in coordination with the Resources Management Officer (RMO).
    • Monitor, provide authoritative advice and ensure compliance of consortium partners with their obligations in implementing the programme as stipulated under the partnership agreements. Assess the degree of implementation of programme activities and resources, identify problems and resource or financial deficiencies, and initiate corrective action.
    • Monitor and evaluate the activities and results of the programme, and ensure all reporting requirements are met including the timely submission of narrative and financial reports to the EU Delegation in Abuja, in accordance with the provisions of the contribution agreement signed between IOM and the EU.
    • Establish and maintain regular liaison with, and responsible for representation of IOM, the PSU, and the programme, to the EU, the Office of the National Security Advisor (ONSA), and all other project stakeholders.
    • Participate in or lead field missions and duty travel for programme coordination purposes, and to advise and guide programme staff, donors, local authorities and implementing partners in order to achieve programme objectives.
    • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Experience

    • Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, International Relations, Law or a related field from an accredited academic institution with seven years of relevant professional experience; or University degree in the above fields with nine years of relevant professional experience.


    • Experience in coordinating complex programmes and engaging with multiple partners and stakeholders;
    • Experience in community stabilization programming, reintegration and reconciliation programming, community development;
    • Experience supporting assessments, program design, intra-governmental coordination, project management and oversight is highly desirable;
    • Specific international work experience on Reintegration & Reconciliation (RR) third generation programmes, and/or engagement in security sector initiatives will be an advantage;
    • Specific work experience with European Union funded programmes is an asset;
    • Experience in project implementation, Capacity Building and Information Management projects, support to grants fund management; administrative and related fields;
    • Experience working in a phase III (or above) security environment;
    • Experience in the field of migration, community development and media;
    • Experience working within the region an asset;
    • Experience living or working in a developing or transitioning country an asset;
    • Experience in developing and maintaining budgetary disciplines across a wide range of grant activities;
    • Previous work experience in the Lake Chad Basin Region is an advantage.


    • Knowledge of the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) protocols;
    • In depth knowledge of the broad range of migration related subject areas dealt with by the Organization;
    • Knowledge of UN and bilateral donor programming;
    • Strong knowledge and cultural understanding of the region and conversant on regional politics is an advantage;
    • Excellent communication and writing skills with the ability to analyses complex problems and identify and convey clear, rapid solutions;
    • Effective resource management skills;
    • Strong general analytical skills.


    • IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
    • For this position, fluency in English and French is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Spanish is an advantage.
    • Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.
    • Notes: 1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (

    Required Competencies:
    Values - all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

    • 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 3:

    • 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 3:

    • 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.
    • IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link. df
    • Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


    • 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.
    • This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations.
    • Recommended candidates endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.
    • 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


    • IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    • IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts. 
    Interested and qualified? Go to International Organization for Migration - IOM on to apply

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