Position Title: Project Officer (Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM))
Duty Station: Maiduguri, Nigeria
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
Closing Date: 18 April 2023
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IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at www.iom.int/diversity.
Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.
For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:
- Internal candidates
- Candidates from the following non-represented member states:
Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Curaçao; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu
Second tier candidates include:
All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.
The North Eastern part of Nigeria has witnessed violence since the beginning of 2015, causing a major humanitarian crisis to more than 2.8 million internally displaced persons. 24.3% of the displaced population is staying in camps, while the others are staying within host communities or in rented shelters.
The Project Officer (Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM)) will be responsible and accountable for ensuring a multi-sectoral response to displaced populations in communal settings (collective centres, temporary camps, transit/reception centres, etc.) as well as those living in camp-like settlements, with host communities or in rented shelters.
Working under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and the direct technical supervision of the Senior Emergency Programme Coordinator and direct administrative supervision of the Head of Sub-Office, Maiduguri, and in coordination with the Shelter/NFI & CCCM Sector Coordinators, the successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation of the IOM CCCM activities in camps and host communities in North-East Nigeria.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Design and develop IOM Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) activities in North-East Nigeria, in close coordination with the Shelter/NFI and CCCM Sector Working Group, relevant Government counterparts, beneficiary communities and other relevant humanitarian stakeholders.
- Plan, develop and supervise IOM CCCM activities in North-East Nigeria in collaboration with relevant IOM Units, field staff, to ensure efficient and timely implementation of projects, in accordance with IOM’s and Sector Working Group’s standards and guidelines.
- Supervise the administrative, financial, and other related activities of CCCM projects, including:
- Monitoring the financial management and supervising the preparation of financial reports;
- Maintaining appropriate internal controls and development and implementation of relevant control systems;
- Coordinating administrative, logistical and human resources activities and within the Section;
- Providing oversight on financial expenditure and accountability.
- Liaise with programme partners, such as governmental authorities, donors and any other concerned UN agencies, NGOs and working groups, to coordinate and facilitate the implementation of ongoing activities and discuss fund raising opportunities and issues.
- Identify new opportunities consistent with approved projects and ongoing activities, and provide recommendations for improvements, as required.
- Ensure the integration of cross-cutting issues such as gender, children, disabilities and environment are considered in the IOM CCCM response.
- Develop, monitor and implement the Camp and Camp-like Settlement Exit Strategy and progressively contribute to the transition, peace building and durable solutions approach of IOM.
- Recruit field staff and provide necessary training, to ensure an efficient implementation of camp and displacement management activities in North-East Nigeria.
- Supervise and monitor the work of the camp management mobile teams and the site facilitators.
- Draft regular, special and other required reports, and follow up on timely reporting requirements.
- Participate in the Shelter/NFI and CCCM Sector Working Group meetings. Provide technical support and inputs as required.
- Undertake duty travel relating to programme assessment, liaison with counterparts, problem-solving, and smooth implementation.
- Represent IOM at camp and displacement management related meetings, workshops and seminars.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
- Master’s degree in Development, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Urban Planning, Social Sciences 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.
- Operational and extensive field experience in programme development, implementation and evaluation;
- Experience in post-conflict/emergency zones and in working in a high-risk environment, project management and administrative and financial management (previous experience with IOM Shelter Programme an advantage);
- Combination of training and experience in field of operations, preferably in natural disaster or post conflict situations;
- Experience in liaising with governmental authorities and local communities, as well as national and international institutions;
- Preferably within the International Humanitarian Field and within the organizations of the UN Common System; and,
- Field experience are a distinct advantage, good knowledge of inter-agency and cluster processes.
- Broad demonstrated sector knowledge and/or field experience in the areas of re-construction and community mobilization;
- Familiarity with the region an asset; and,
- Excellent demonstrated analytical skills applied on a wide range of factors, parameters, policies and priorities for the assessment and resolution of complex situations, including technical understanding.
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of any local language is an advantage.
Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.
Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (https://whed.net/home.php).
Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these five values:
- Inclusion and respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.
- Integrity and transparency: Maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
- Professionalism: Demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
- Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
- Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.
Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
- Teamwork: Develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
- Delivering results: Produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner. Is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
- Managing and sharing knowledge: Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
- Accountability: Takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own actions and delegated work.
- Communication: Encourages and contributes to clear and open communication. Explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.
Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
- Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the Organization’s vision. Assists others to realize and develop their leadership and professional potential.
- Empowering others: Creates an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
- Building Trust: Promotes shared values and creates an atmosphere of trust and honesty.
- Strategic thinking and vision: Works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
- Humility: Leads with humility and shows openness to acknowledging own shortcomings.
IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.
Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.
Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.
Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.
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. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.
Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.