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  • Posted on: 3 March, 2015 Deadline: 17 March, 2015
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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. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

    Senior Programme Assistant-AVRR



    Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) in Nigeria, and under the direct supervision of the Head of Sub Office in Lagos, the successful candidate will contribute to the implementation of the IOM Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) program in Nigeria.

    Core functions / responsibilities

    1. Support Liaison with relevant governmental, non-governmental entities (NGOs), international organizations as well as other relevant stakeholders where necessary for the effective implementation of the activities of AVRR projects and represent IOM at coordination meetings with governments, NGOs and other stakeholders where required.
    2. Support the planning, implementing and monitoring and evaluation of the AVRR project and maintain regular consultation with relevant stakeholders including beneficiaries, government counterparts, conducting regular field visits and preparation of progress and other required reports.
    3. Provide reintegration counselling support for beneficiaries on reintegration issues, connect them with formal and informal community resources and assist them in understanding their various needs and limitations and how to manage them.
    4. Assist in proper documentation, review, filing, handling and archiving of individual casefiles, project documents and related documents and communication and make recommendations to improve filing and documentation.
    5. Assist in timely preparation, implementation and reporting on beneficiary reintegration plan by evaluating the goals and needs of the returnees, gather information on the source of items in the reintegration plan according to IOM and donor requirements.
    6. Research, compile and present information on developments on new trends and policies in the field of socio-economic assistance in the country for successful implementation of the AVRR project activities.
    7. Assist with in-house coordination among the different AVRR projects.
    8. Support Visibility and communication activities related to the AVRR project.
    9. Generate periodic AVRR reports, prepare statistical and trend analysis, narrative reports and communication as required.
    10. Make recommendations on procedural improvements in accordance with IOM rules and regulations and donor’s requirements.
    11. Support the development of new projects based on identified need during project implementation.
    12. Provide guidance and training to new/junior staff.
    13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Desirable Competencies:


    a) takes responsibility and manages constructive criticism; b) works effectively with all clients and stakeholders; c) promotes continuous learning: communicates clearly; d) takes initiative and drives high levels of performance management; e) plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility; f) displays mastery of subject matter; g) contributes to a collegial team environment; h) creates a respectful office environment free of harassment and retaliation, and promotes the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA); i) incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation.


    a) Works effectively with local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the broader
    community to advance country office or regional objectives; b) effectively applies knowledge of migration issues within organizational context; c) Delivers on set objectives in strict deadlines; d) knowledge of administrative and procedural aspects of migration management, employment creation, income generation and reintegration; e) understands procurement principles, processes and standards.

    Desirable Qualifications and Experiences

    a) A degree from an accredited academic institution, preferably in International Development, Humanitarian Affairs, Social Sciences, Business Administration, Migration Studies, International Relations and/or Law,
    b) a minimum of five years of experience in the field of migration, Livelihoods, or community development issues including operational and field experience;
    c) High level of computer literacy and good knowledge of the MS Office application;
    d) Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, other national/international institutions, the UN and NGOs;
    e) Experience working with vulnerable populations such as migrants, refugee/ displaced and victims of trafficking particularly the socio-economic assistance of such groups;
    f) Knowledge on poverty reduction, livelihood, income generating activities, job placement or vulnerable population assistance.


    Fluency in spoken and written English. Working knowledge of French an added advantage.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications to email address iomnigeriahr@iom.inton or before 17 March, 2015.

    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 The Chief of Mission, International Organization for Migration (IOM) and with a subject line VN2015_02 (O)-NATSenior Programme Assistant - AVRR.

    All applications should include a functional e-mail address, mobile numbers and detailed curriculum vitae (CV).Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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