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  • Established in 1951, International Organization for Migration (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.

    Project Officer (Psychosocial)

     

    Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P3
    Type of Appointment: Special short term, Six months with possibility of extension
    Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

    Context

    Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM), the technical supervision of the Head, Mental Health Psychosocial Response and Intercultural Communication Section, IOM Headquarters (HQs), and the direct administrative supervision of the Resource Management Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing the activities within the framework of IOM program of Emergency Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for affected population in North East of Nigeria, funded by the US, German and French governments.

    Core Functions / Responsibilities

    • Ensure strict adherence to the project scope and activities as set forth in the approved project proposal.
    • Manage the overall implementation of the programme on a timely manner.
    • Supervise and monitor technically and administratively the Psychosocial team (Mobile Teams, Project Assistant and Project Coordinator and consultants).
    • Provide technical guidance and oversight to the activities of the psychosocial mobile teams and local non-government organizations (NGOs) supported by the programme, including the implementation of needs assessments, intervention protocols, direct assistance provisions and education.
    • Oversee and organize the implementation of capacity building of staff and mobile teams.
    • Develop a curriculum to training of trainers for social and medical service providers and facilitate the training of beneficiaries and other stakeholders.
    • Develop tools to monitor the quality of the trainings provided by the trainers.
    • Ensure and facilitate close coordination and liaison with all governmental and non- governmental counterparts. In particular: a.) Liaise with national authorities and professionals, including Ministry of Social Affairs, Ministry of Health (MoH) and Academic institutions, both at central and Borno and Adamawa State level; b.) Represent IOM in Mental Health of Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) coordination meetings, Child Protection Working Group meetings and sub-groups at the MoH, Ministry of Education (MoE), and others, as requested by the CoM. Support the establishment of national and humanitarian coordination mechanisms in the mental health of MHPSS domain and represent IOM within those mechanisms.
    • Respond to information requests and coordinate the development of further project proposals based on emerging and identified needs in the psychosocial domain in Nigeria.
    • Establish a monitoring and evaluation system, regarding the psychosocial program.
    • Facilitate, in strict coordination with the MHPSS Section at IOM HQs, the large scale information sharing and publication of this project.
    • Ensure proper documentation of every step of the project including regular reporting to the donor as required in the donor agreement, and supervisors, upon need or request.
    • Supervise and monitor budget and staffing.
    • Ensure donor visibility including focus on funding and budgetary aspects of the project.
    • Ensure the integration of cross-cutting issues such as gender, children, and other vulnerable groups are considered in the programme.
    • Undertake frequent duty travel to very challenging areas.
    • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Required Competencies
    Behavioural:

    • Takes responsibility and manages constructive criticism;
    • Works effectively with all clients and stakeholders;
    • Promotes continuous learning; communicates clearly;
    • Takes initiative and drives high levels of performance management;
    • Plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
    • Displays mastery of subject matter;
    • Contributes to a collegial team environment;
    • Creates a respectful office environment free of harassment and retaliation and promotes the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA);
    • Incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation;
    • Displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
    • Works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.

    Technical:

    • Delivers on set objectives in hardship situation;
    • Effectively coordinates actions with other partners;
    • Works effectively with stakeholders, beneficiaries and the broader community to advance country office or regional objectives.

    Required Qualifications and Experience
    Education:

    • Master's degree in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Anthropology 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.
    • Professional accreditation with a recognized psychological association-society a distinct advantage.

    Experience:

    • Experience in designing, managing psychosocial support programmes in emergency situation;
    • Experience in providing psychosocial support in emergency situation;
    • Experience in a complex humanitarian emergency or post-conflict environment;
    • Knowledge and experience in facilitating training and developing curricula;
    • Experience in clinical counselling psychology, or psychotherapy and counselling for social workers an asset;
    • Participation to IOM corporate summer school in Psychosocial Interventions in Emergency and displacement will be considered an asset;
    • Familiarity with the region an advantage;
    • Proficiency in Office applications, including Word and Excel, internet explorer and basic knowledge of SPSS.

    Languages:

    • Fluency in English is required.

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    Programme Coordinator (Emergency Response)

     

    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

    Context

    • Under the direct supervision of the Chief Of Mission(COM), in coordination with Regional Emergency and Post Crisis (EPC) Specialist in RO Dakar and technical over sight of IOM Headquarters (HQs) Department of Operations & Emergencies (DOE), the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for all operations and coordination activities organized by IOM Mission in Nigeria in relation to the humanitarian crisis in the North East

    Core Functions / Responsibilities

    • Develop, implement and monitor administrative and operational activities of approved emergency related projects.
    • Monitor, supervise and oversee the Project Managers/Officers responsible for the execution of emergency projects. Ensure the application of the strategy, procedural standards and policies of IOM emergency projects.
    • Ensure good and effective coordination of activities between different IOM emergency projects and relevant stakeholders of the Emergency Shelter (ES)/NFI/CCCM working group, as well as with the National and State level Emergency Management Agencies (N/SEMA), local authorities, and donors.
    • Ensure IOM ES/NFI/CCCM fulfill its sectorial coordination functions under the leadership of the NEMA and establish linkages between coordination mechanisms at state level and the national level in Abuja.
    • Identify new opportunities consistent with the approved emergency projects and ongoing activities. Recommend projects’ improvements.
    • Contribute to the development of emergency response project implementation strategies aimed at meeting the projects’ objective.
    • Review and adjust proposals to ensure consistency with relevant priorities of IOM Nigeria emergency response, including IOM role in ES/NFI and CCCM sector coordination, taking into consideration available resources. Formulate and present such proposals through the use of technical and substantive inputs, in accordance with the required format for final review and approval.
    • Prepare or ensure timely preparation and submission of all emergency project reports according to IOM and donor formats as required. Prepare regular updates, project summaries, press releases and other relevant materials.
    • Provide financial, administrative and logistical backstopping to identify, train and supervise staff in accordance with IOM’s procedures and regulations.
    • Undertake duty travel relating to need assessments, emergency project monitoring, and liaison with counterparts, problem solving, and new project development, as required.
    • Represent IOM in inter-agency coordination forum and other as required.
    • Perform such other duties as may be assigned

    Required Competencies

    Behavioural:

    • Takes responsibility and manages constructive criticism.
    • Works effectively with all clients and stakeholders.
    • Promotes continuous learning; communicates clearly.
    • Takes initiative and drives high levels of performance management.
    • Plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility.
    • Displays mastery of subject matter.
    • Contributes to a collegial team environment.
    • Creates a respectful office environment free of harassment and retaliation and promotes the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA).
    • Incorporates gender-related needs,perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation.
    • Displays awareness of relevant technological solutions.
    • Works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.

    Technical:

    • Delivers on set objectives in hardship situations.
    • Effectively coordinates actions with other implementing partners.
    • Works effectively with local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the broader community to advance country office or regional objectives.

    Required Qualifications

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

    Experience

    • Practical experience with international organizations, in development, implementation and evaluation and/or project implementation and management.
    • Experience in Camp Coordination and Camp Management,ES/NFI, Shelter, DTM and project management and/or coordination;
    • Familiarity with different project cycle steps and donor relations.
    • Ability to supervise large numbers of staff.
    • Experience in liaising with government authorities, inter-governmental institutions, other national and international institutions and national and international NGOs.
    • Previous experience working in Nigeria is an advantage.

    Languages:

    • Fluency in English is required.
    • Working knowledge of Arabic or French is an advantage.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should use links below to apply

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