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We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Sector Coordination Officer (Shelter, NFI & CCCM)
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2
Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, Six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
- In North-Eastern Nigeria, violent insurgent activities have resulted in the displacement of 1,918,508 people. As new displacement continues more than 18.6% of IDPs are living in 155 camps, collective centres or transitional sites, mainly in schools or government buildings. The remaining 81.4% are displaced in host communities: sharing the homes of others, living in makeshift shelters constructed on available land, in unfinished buildings, or renting homes.
- The Shelter, Non-Food Items (NFIs) and Camp Coordination & Camp Management (CCCM) sector was led by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and IOM. Since August 2016 it has become a merged sector with a recently enacted Tripartite Agreement to include UNHCR and having all three parties on equal terms jointly leading. Although not a formally activated cluster, this sector working group will be “cluster like” run in the style of a cluster. Though the sector coordination mechanisms are based in Maiduguri following the Humanitarian country team guidance, the role of federal level liaison with relevant government counterparts and humanitarian partners is very apparent.
- Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and the direct supervision of the Sector Coordinator (Shelter, NFI & CCCM) based in North-East Nigeria, and in collaboration with the Senior Programme Coordinator (Emergency Response), the successful candidate will support and assist with the effective and efficient coordination and liaison with relevant ministries and other stakeholders based in the capital.
Required Qualifications and Experience
- Master’s degree in International Relations, Political Science, Business or Public Administration or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.
- Familiarity with different project cycle steps;
- Ability to supervise large numbers of staff;
- Previous experience in emergency;
- Ability to travel extensively to the field is Mandatory.
- Experience with international organizations, in development, implementation and evaluation, and/or project implementation and management;
- Experience in DTM, Camp Coordination and Camp Management, ES/NFI, Shelter, and project management and/or coordination;
- Preferably within the International Humanitarian Field and within the organizations of the UN Common System;
- Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of any local language is an advantage.
Core Functions / Responsibilities
- Draft and revise, when necessary, specific documents, reports and procedural guidelines.
- Identify gaps in Shelter, NFIs and CCCM response and make recommendations to avoid overlaps. Identify solutions for gaps in collaboration with Sector Coordinator. Document and maintain knowledge of who is doing what where and when in the state.
- Participate in lessons learned workshops in Nigeria and contribute to the revision of strategies and action plans accordingly.
- Brief new sector members/visitors in Abuja on the humanitarian situation in the area and issues specific to the sectors. Provide contacts, facilitate liaisons with key partners, local and national authorities.
- Actively support the sector in Planning, coordinating and delivering capacity building opportunities to partners, in coordination with the sector coordinator, with a view to improving quality and efficiency of Shelter and NFIs distributions across all affected areas, including support efforts to strengthen the capacity of the national authorities and civil society.
- Contribute to the integration of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee’s priority cross cutting issues (e.g. human rights, HIV/AIDS. age, and community participatory approaches) and promote gender equality and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) risk reduction, ensuring that the needs of women and girls as well as men and boys are addressed.
- In consultation with sector co-leads and working Group partners, plan and participate in inter-agency needs assessments, as required.
- Contribute to the preparation and dissemination of Shelter, NFIs and CCCM Working Group regular updates.
- Coordinate adequate reporting and information sharing, between the sector coordination in the North-east and the actors present at federal capital level.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
- Provide technical inputs to be used for the development of a comprehensive Sectoral strategy that incorporates all phases of the sector response, including preparedness, emergency management, response, recovery and capacity building.
- Liaise with the relevant ministries and different stakeholders at the federal capital level to support a well-coordinated Shelter, NFIs and CCCM response in Nigeria and timely information sharing with the sector coordinator and coordination team. Maintain national level contacts relevant for the sectors.
- Organize and participate in regular Shelter, NFIs and CCCM Working Group coordination meetings in Abuja.
- Actively participate in the Inter-Sector Working Group (or equivalent group when established) at Federal capital level, to ensure adequate consideration of needs and the coordination with other sectors with regards to the humanitarian strategy and response in Nigeria.
- Inform partners and Government Counterparts at the federal capital level of the plans, objectives and guidance of the sectors, and provide input to the development of these.
- Provide technical inputs and information to the Humanitarian Programme Cycle (including humanitarian response planning and periodic monitoring reports), and other planning or monitoring processes as required (for example, contingency planning or sector coordination performance monitoring).
- 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 needsof IOM.
- Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;
- 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;
- Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance ofself and others;
- Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.
- Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to fundingconfirmation.
- 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.
Application Deadline 26th July, 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.