Part-Time Project Officer (DTM/TTT) (COMITAS)
Duty Station: Yola, 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
Closing Date: 13 April 2021
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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:
Candidates from the following non-represented member states:
Antigua and Barbuda; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; 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.
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM), the direct supervision of the Project Manager – COMITAS, technical supervision of the DTM Coordinator in Maiduguri, and in coordination with the Regional Office Data & Research Unit, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for assisting with the establishment, implementation, data monitoring, and reporting of the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) transhumance tracking tool (TTT).
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
In the framework of the project “Contributing to the mitigation of conflict over natural resources between farmer and herder communities in Adamawa state, Nigeria (COMITAS)”, assist in establishing the DTM Transhumance Tracking Tool in Nigeria, with the purpose of identifying early warning signals of potential farmers-herders conflicts and analyse transhumance trends.
Within the scope of the TTT, contribute to the development/adaptation of methodologies and standardized tools (e.g. survey database design, population movement tracking systems, etc.) that fit the context and meet the information needs of the COMITAS partners (IOM, SFCG, Mercy Corps), the government, and other stakeholders.
Consolidate guidelines and lessons learnt and collaborate with the various stakeholders working on the mitigation of conflict over natural resources between farmer and herder communities in Adamawa state.
Follow up on logistical and administrative arrangements for TTT implementation and reporting; cooperate with national, state and local authorities. Update work plans, expenditures, and budget allocations. Provide information and assist with arrangements required for the recruitment of project staff.
Provide direct and remote technical guidance to national and international staff, including the Senior DTM officer, the regional database officer, field staff, enumerators, data entry clerks, etc. as per project needs. Monitor staff activities to facilitate quality control and adherence to the methodology and the timeframe. Contribute to the development and delivery of training on the methodology and operations to IOM field staff and project partners, in collaboration with technical staff at the DTM programme in the northeast Nigeria and other relevant units in the Country Mission.
Contribute to the development and introduction of systems for improved data gathering and management for operations relevant to tracking herder and farmer communities. Provide preliminary analysis of available data and generate regular reports and other information outputs of TTT results for subsequent dissemination to government counterparts and other partners. Ensure that donor reporting information and schedules are available.
Maintain and support relationships with state and local authorities, service providers, and other partners for the proper implementation of the TTT activities at state and local level, and improvement of the quality and relevance of information analysis.
Provide relevant and timely TTT information products to the COMITAS project as well as other units in IOM Nigeria for their timely start-up, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting on their various programming components on community stabilization and conflict-affected populations in Nigeria.
Contribute to identifying other project ideas on community stabilization in Nigeria, attending relevant meetings and negotiations with donors, and updating colleagues regularly.
Participate in relevant meetings and undertake duty travel relating to project implementation and assessment, liaison with counterparts, and internal procedures for data collection, monitoring and reporting.
Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
- Master’s degree in Information Management, Politics, Economics or Social Science, International Law, Humanitarian Affairs 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.
- Experience in both developing and implementing data collection activities in all stages (objectives, sampling, methodology, forms, training, data set-up, data cleaning, collaboration with partners, analysis, reporting);
- Experience in the field of community stabilization and peacebuilding activities;
- Experience at the international level with specialized international agencies (UN agencies, international organizations, and international specialized NGOs) and in ongoing conflict setting;
- Experience working in the region and specifically in Nigeria is an advantage.
- Knowledge of UN, IOM, international organizations’ and NGOs mandates and programmes in the area of transition and recovery, emergency and conflict affected populations;
- In depth knowledge of the broad range of migration related subject areas dealt with by the Organization;
- Excellent communication and writing skills with the ability to analyses complex problems and identify and convey clear, rapid solutions;
- Strong general analytical skills.
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish 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
Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:
- Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
- 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.
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 action 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 potential.
- Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
- Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
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.
Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.
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