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.
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) of IOM Nigeria, and under direct supervision of the Diaspora Mobilization Officer and in close collaboration with the Program officer Data and Policy the successful candidate will contribute to the implementation of the 10th EDF European Union funded project, “Promoting Better Management of Migration in Nigeria”, with particular focus on the Nigerian National Volunteer Service (NNVS) as a key IOM partner. The overall objective of the project is to enhance the capacity of the Government of Nigeria to manage migration in order to maximize its developmental potential.
The On-line Portal Assistant will manage the portal and contribute to enhancing the capacity of NNVS to provide relevant information for diaspora mobilization as part of the project activities of the EU-funded project “Promoting Better Management of Migration in Nigeria’’.
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) Strong IT background possessing proficiency in the use and application of on-line portal, MS Office, web-based applications and ability to assist in research on emerging diaspora issues.
Desirable Qualifications and Experiences
a) University degree in Information Technology/Social Sciences/Humanities or related field school degree/ diploma;
b) Five years of relevant experience in IT related field.
c) Ability to keep confidentiality of clients information;
d) Must be respectful and possess cultural awareness and sensitivity;
e) Demonstrate flexibility and sound work ethics;
f) Must have strong communication skills, excellent drafting and reporting skills;
g) Knowledge of social and development issues in Nigeria, particularly related to labour issues, migration and diaspora.
Thorough knowledge of English (both written and spoken). Working knowledge of other IOM official languages (French & Spanish) will be an advantage. Knowledge of one or more Nigerian languages is a plus.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications to email address firstname.lastname@example.org on or before October 8, 2013.
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 VN2013_07 (O)-NAT On-line Portal Assistant-Abuja.
All applications should include a functional e-mail address, mobile numbers and detailed curriculum vitae (CV). Please note that this position is open only to Nigerian Nationals applicants and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.