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Programme Officer at IOm in Niger

As of 30 September 2011, approximately 706,000 migrants have crossed the borders from
Libya to Tunisia, Egypt, Niger, Algeria, Chad and Sudan. This figure includes 310, 655
Third Country Nationals (TCNs). IOM is working in close partnership with United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and in coordination with National authorities,
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), local NGOs and other countries
offering in-kind assistance.
IOM has a proactive recruitment policy to increase the representation of nationals of nonrepresented
member states. Qualified applicants from the following countries will be favorably
Angola, Armenia, Bahamas, Belize, Benin, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Congo, Cyprus, Czech
Republic, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras,
Jamaica, Lesotho, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malta, Mauritania, Mongolia,
Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Paraguay, Slovenia, Somalia, Swaziland, Timor Leste, Togo,
Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Yemen
Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged
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IOM is assisting, processing and providing return assistance to stranded migrants and TCNs
in the transit centre in Dirkou (Niger) as well as to migrants returned by air via Tunisia and
Egypt to Niamey International Airport. IOM is responsible for registration, provision of Non-
Food Items (NFIs), medical assistance, consular services, onwards transport to final
destination and repatriation of TCNs to their country of origin. Furthermore, IOM has been
conducting profiling and rapid evaluation in areas of high return to support the development
of reintegration strategies and community stabilization programmes.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission, and in close cooperation with the
Department of Operations and Emergencies (DOE) at Headquarters (HQ) and the Regional
Office in Dakar, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for providing
support and contributing to the implementation, monitoring and development of project(s).
Core functions/ responsibilities:
1. Provide support and assistance for the timely start-up of the various phases or
components of the project/programme in relation to the massive return of Nigerien
nationals fleeing the conflict in Libya. Follow up on logistical and administrative
arrangements, cooperate with national and international authorities, provide information
and assist with arrangements required for the recruitment of project staff, and ensure
that donor reporting information and schedules are available.
2. Monitor specific aspects of project implementation related to IOM’s comprehensive
response to the return of Nigeriens, identify problems and propose action to expedite the
delivery of inputs. Analyze progress and implementation reports and identify and
document significant project events, decisions, problems or deviations.
3. Draft sections of project documents based on results of assessments that have been
carried out during various phases of the IOM emergency response to the Middle East
and North Africa (MENA) crisis in Niger but also in the broader region. Draft project and
budget revisions based on negotiations with donors, changed work plans or budget
4. Contribute to the development of new projects, in particular in the area of transition and
recovery by selecting and summarizing background information, assessing the local
context for the planning and administration of individual projects, and drafting of project
5. Undertake duty travel relating to project/programme assessment, liaison with
counterparts, problem solving, and new project/programme development, as required.
6. Assist in developing and maintaining strong and regular liaison with the
project/programme partners, such as governmental authorities, diplomatic missions, and
any other concerned agencies and working groups, aiming at coordinating and
promoting new activities and facilitating the implementation of ongoing activities and
fund raising for new projects/programmes.
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7. Assist the Programme/Project Manager in monitoring, assessing and evaluation
project/programme activities, and in planning new features that add value to the project's
overall goals.
8. Work with experts, consultants and other project participants to ensure that logistical
arrangements and internal procedures for monitoring and reporting are well understood
and implemented.
9. Provide support in preparing regular project/programme reports according to IOM and
donor formats as required, and update regularly and report to donors covering all IOM
activities. Draft project revisions, including adjusting project budgets on the basis of
changed work plans.
10. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Desirable Competencies
a) takes responsibility and manages constructive criticism; b) works effectively with all
clients and stakeholders; c) promotes continuous learning; communicates clearly; d)
takes initiative and drives high levels of performance management; e) plans work,
anticipates risks and sets goals within area of responsibility; f) displays mastery of subject
matter; g) contributes to a collegial team environment; h) incorporates gender-related
needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation; i) displays
awareness of relevant technological solutions; j) works with internal and external
stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.
a) delivers on set objectives in hardship situations; b) effectively coordinates actions
with other implementing partners; c) works effectively with local authorities, stakeholders,
beneficiaries, and the broader community to advance country office or regional objectives.
Emergency and Crisis
a) works effectively in high-pressure, rapidly changing environments; b) coordinates
actions with emergency response actors and making use of coordination structures; c)
supports adequate levels of information sharing between internal units, cluster partners,
IOM and other emergency response actors; d) establishes and maintains effective
relationships with implementing partners; e) makes correct decisions rapidly based on
available information.
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Desirable Qualifications and Experience
a) completed advanced university degree from an accredited academic institution,
preferably in Political or Social Science, Business Administration, International Relations
and/or Law, or an equivalent combination of training and experience; b) three years (or
five years for candidates holding a first level university degree) experience in project
administration; c) knowledge of social and development issues as well as general
migration related issues; d) good knowledge of project development, administration and
evaluation concepts and procedures.
Thorough knowledge of English. Working knowledge of French necessary.

How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment
system, by October 26, 2011 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
For further information, please refer to:
In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly filled
in and submitted with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress

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