The International Organization for Migration (IOM) – 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.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Programme Officer (Immigration and Border Management (IBM))
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P3
Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
- Working under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Manager (Immigration and Border Management (IBM)), and with the technical support from the IBM Senior Regional Thematic Specialist in Dakar, Senegal and from the Immigration and Border Management (IBM) Division at IOM Headquarters (HQs) in Geneva, the successful candidate will be responsible for supervising, managing and coordinating the implementation of IOM Nigeria’s IBM projects, including deployment of IOM’s MIDAS (Migration Information and Data Analysis System) to Nigeria’s air, land and sea borders, and key administrative units.
Core Functions / Responsibilities
- Develop, implement and monitor the administrative and operational activities of approved IBM programmes, which may include border data system integration, travel and identity documents, biometrics and training.
- Recommend resource mobilization and utilization options for specific IBM projects.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
- Provide financial, administrative and technical backstopping to IBM projects that focus on Border Management Information System (BMIS) deployment, and MIDAS deployment in particular, including training and supervising project staff in accordance with the Organization’s procedures and regulations, liaising and coordinating with project partners and donors, applying quality control to all aspects of the various projects’ implementation, and preparing regular implementation, progress, budgetary expenditure, donor and other required reports.
- Develop capacity building materials and conduct workshops to build the capacities of IBM Unit staff.
- Identify new project opportunities, and describe and justify project possibilities consistent with approved programmes and ongoing activities. Review country activities and recommend programme improvements including in relation to project implementation.
- Participate in conferences, seminars, workshops and meetings related to the thematic area of expertise, and organize and conduct briefings particularly in connection with project development and maximizing project performance levels.
- Locate and analyze specific border management and BMIS related data, and prepare reports and analyses relevant to proposed projects, promotional materials, the identification of project partners, and monitoring and evaluation mechanisms.
- Recommend the selection of national project proposals for submission to specific donors in the area of border management and follow up on donor negotiations, preparing project agreements with donors upon approval.
- Exchange information and develop schedules, arrangements and methods required for project formulation, implementation management, and thematic training and workshops for government authorities, implementing partners, project staff and donors as required.
Required Qualifications and Experience
- Master’s Degree in Political or Social Sciences, Migration Studies, International Relations 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.
- Studies in the National Border or Police Academy of country of residence may be considered an equivalent diploma with seven years of relevant professional experience.
- Technical training in relevant areas of data system development and management, or organizational capacity building and training.
- Experience in the field of migration issues, including operational and field experience, IOM project development, and management.
- Strong background in border management, including border management technologies and in particular including MIDAS, with ancillary background in travel and identity documents, biometric applications in border management, and related areas.
- Experience of running large IBM projects and programmes, delivering IBM-related trainings/ workshops to Government officials desirable.
- Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, other national/international institutions and NGOs.
- Good knowledge of IOM project financial management procedures and tools.
- Extensive work experience with Government or an International Organization in the thematic area.
- Fluency in English is required.
- Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;
- Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;
- Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
- Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;
- Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;
- Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
- Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.
- Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;
- Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;
- Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;
- Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;
- Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
- Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.
- Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
- Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
- 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.
Application Deadline 24th May, 2018.
- In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.