Project Assistant (Migration Management)

Job Description
Irregular migration along the Central Mediterranean route is increasingly dangerous for migrants. Crossing the Mediterranean to Italy is by far the deadliest route, with 1 death recorded for 35 arrivals (IOM, 2016). In addition, over 70% of the migrants interviewed by IOM on their arrival in Italy report that they were victims of trafficking or other exploitative practices during their migratory journey along the routes of the Central Mediterranean.
To meet these challenges, the European Union (EU) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have developed the Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in Africa (hereinafter "Joint Initiative"). Complementing this programme, IOM is also planning to implement additional projects that aim to protect the security, dignity and rights of returning migrants from along this important and dangerous migration route and to help improving the reintegration of returnees through an innovative approach. This will be achieved through different types of interventions including protection and assistance to vulnerable and stranded migrants, assistance for voluntary return, support for sustainable reintegration in the communities of origin, the dissemination of accurate information on migration to migrants, potential migrants and communities, and the collection of data on migration flows. The Initiative and complementing projects will aim at strengthening the technical and material capacities of the authorities and organizations involved in these areas so that they can ultimately take over policies and programmes related to the protection and reintegration of migrants in the region, with a view to improving the governance of migration in the region.
Working under the overall supervision of the Programme Manager, Migration Management and the direct supervision of the Senior Project Assistant (MM/AVRR), the successful candidate will contribute to the implementation of the AVRR Programme in Nigeria:
Requirements and Qualification
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1. Support tracking of the implementation of reintegration assistance.
2. Distribute travel allowances and return grants to returning migrants, as appropriate.
3. Complete the beneficiary profile and needs assessment formats and codify and store information into a database.
4. Review conditions of the reintegration plan as pertaining to the AVRR program and raise any issue.
5. Support in the preparation of individual, collective or community based reintegration plans
6. Participate in field visits to the beneficiaries' business sites and assess developments thereof of grants.
7. Document and file all beneficiaries’ data in a database for reference and update it regularly.
8. Support preparation and timely submission of monthly monitoring reports.
9. Digitize and encode information into database and MiMOSA and prepare AVRR data for further processing.
10. Support Monitoring and Evaluation of beneficiaries where necessary.
11. Support the implementation of awareness raising against irregular migration in some selected migrants’ communities and ensure the information reaches the targeted audience.
12. Provide general support to the assessment of the qualitative and quantitative impact of grants and community projects.
13. Conduct field visits, as and when necessary.
14. Perform any other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience
  • Degree / Certificate in Economics, Management, Development Studies, Social Work and other related Social Science; or an equivalent combination of education, training & experience.
  • Minimum Four Years (Two Years for Degree Holders) experience in the field of Migration Management including operational and field experience or related field, preferably within the International Humanitarian Field; Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality is mandatory;
  • Good knowledge of project development, administration and evaluation concepts and procedures.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain strong working relations with relevant Government counterparts, international organizations and private sector entities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information technology and proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and SharePoint.
  • Previous work experience in international organizations and companies would be an advantage.
  • Preferably within the United Nations or within the international humanitarian.
Fluency in English and Native Language; Fluency in multiple languages advantageous;
Required Competencies
The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following competencies:
Inclusion & respect for diversity
  • Shows respect and sensitivity towards gender, culture, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, political conviction and other differences.
  • Encourages the inclusion of all team members and stakeholders while demonstrating the ability to work constructively with people with different backgrounds and orientations.
  • Promotes the benefits of diversity; values diverse points of view and demonstrate this in daily work and decision making.
  • Challenges prejudice, biases and intolerance in the workplace.
  • Integrity & transparency
  • Upholds and promotes the Standards of Conduct and Unified Staff Regulations and Rules.
  • Delivers on commitments; manages the organization’s resources reliably and sustainably.
  • Embraces and encourages transparency, balancing this with the need for discretion and confidentiality as appropriate.
  • Maintains impartiality and takes prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour.
  • Does not abuse one’s position and acts without consideration of personal gain. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns.
  • Professionalism
  • Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter and willingness to improve knowledge and skills.
  • Seeks to raise professional standards in self and others through daily work and activities.
  • Adapts quickly to change and is decisive and versatile in face of uncertainty.
  • Shows self-control and persistence when faced with difficult problems, and remains calm in stressful situations.
  • Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.
  • Core competencies:
  • Establishes strong relationships with colleagues and partners; relates well to people at all levels.
  • Is fully aware of the team purpose, respects and understands individual and collective responsibilities.
  • Willingly puts in extra effort without being asked and adopts a "hands-on" approach whenever necessary to achieve team objectives.
  • Coordinates own work with that of the team to meet agreed
  • Delivering results
  • Produces quality results and provides quality services to clients.
  • Meets goals and timelines for delivery of products or services.
  • Manages time and resources efficiently, monitoring progress and making adjustments as necessary.
  • Shows understanding of own role and responsibilities in relation to expected results.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in own field of competence and creates opportunities for knowledge management initiatives.
  • Shares knowledge and learning willingly, and proactively seeks to learn from the experiences of others.
  • Puts new learning into practice and draws on diverse sources of ideas and inspiration.
  • Contributes to the identification of improvements to work processes and assists in implementing them.
  • Accountability
  • Accepts personal responsibility for quality and timeliness of work.
  • Takes ownership of all responsibilities within own role and honours commitments to others and to the Organization.
  • Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules.
  • Accepts and gives constructive criticism; acknowledges and corrects mistakes and apply lessons learned for improvement.
  • Communication
  • Presents information using language and sequence of ideas that is easy for recipients to understand.
  • Adapts communication to the recipient’s needs, asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication.
  • Encourages others to share their views, using active listening to demonstrate openness and to build understanding of different perspectives.
  • Listens carefully and genuinely to the views and positions of others; acts on received information.
  • Other
    Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
    Only candidates residing in the country of the duty station within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered.
    Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
    Women with the above qualifications are encouraged to apply.
  • How to apply:
    Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via email to indicating position applied on subject line by Tuesday 2nd October 2018
    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 Human Resources, International Organization for Migration (IOM) and with a subject line SVN2018.56 Lagos/Benin. Project Assistant (MM/AVRR) G4.
    All applications should include a functional email address, mobile numbers and detailed curriculum vitae (CV).
    Please note that this position is open only to Nigerian National applicants and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Date Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 13:00
Closing Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 13:00
Location: FCT
Function: Project Management
Experience: 4


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