National Project Officer

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) - Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: National Project Officer (Reconciliation & Peace Building)SVN No.: SVN2019/20Location: Maiduguri, BornoOrganizational Unit: DDRRIOM Classification: NOAType of Appointment: Special Short-Term (SST) 6 months with possibility of extensionEstimated Start Date: As soon as possibleClosing Date: Tuesday 19th March 2019ContextWorking under the overall supervision of the disengagement, disassociation, reintegration and reconciliation (DDRR) Programme Manager- Abuja, under the direct supervision of the DDRR Programme Officer- Maiduguri, and in coordination with the ICRS project, the successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of the reconciliation and peace building and preventing and countering violent extremism (PCVE) component of the DDRR Programme.Core Functions / ResponsibilitiesIn coordination with DDRR Programme Officer- Maiduguri and the DDRR Programme Officer Abuja, actively contribute to the implementation and monitoring of overall DDRR programme activities with a focus on reconciliation and PCVE in North-East Nigeria.In close coordination with the DDRR Programme Officer Maiduguri and DDRR Programme Manager Abuja, facilitate the implementation of reconciliation, peace building and PCVE capacity building activities of the project.Maintain regular liaison, good relations and coordination with senior level local government counterparts on issues pertaining to reintegration and reconciliation including participation in relevant fora.Supervise and guide the national staff involved in the implementation of reconciliation, peace building and PCVE programming. Establish and maintain sound working relations, ensuring information exchange on all operational aspects off the DDRR programme’s reconciliation component. Participate in recruitment processes and training of local staff, as required. Conduct regular performance appraisals of project staff. IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.In coordination with the DDRR Programme Officer Maiduguri, develop and implement the mapping and profiling of selected communities, local government and institutional resources, capacities, and mechanisms as well as systemic gaps and perceptions of reintegration and reconciliation processes at the community level.Support the development of contextualised community reconciliation platform members selection criteria.In coordination with DDRR Programme Officer Maiduguri and DDRR Programme Manager Abuja, follow up on and monitor the implementation of reconciliation, peace building and PCVE sub-grants by implementing partners, ensuring that IOM standards and operational modalities are met.In coordination with the ICRS Project Officer and the DDRR Programme Officer Maiduguri, plan and implement reintegration, reconciliation, peace building and PCVE conflict mediation and awareness raising and advocacy activities including dialogues for selected communities, relevant local and state level counterparts as well as implementing partnersCarry out capacity building and awareness raising workshops designed to enable selected community leaders to support inclusive reintegration and reconciliation processes.Support prioritized affected communities in broad based community engagement and social mobilization toward conflict prevention, peace building and reconciliation activities.In coordination with the DDRR Programme Officer Maiduguri and the MHPSS Officer, plan and follow-up the implementation of collective psychological and psychosocial counselling sessions as well as cultural activities with the selected communities, to enhance social well being and reconciliation.Participate in the development of sound monitoring, evaluation, and quality control procedures for the respective reconciliation programme component.Undertake duty travel relating to project activities, monitoring and assessments, liaisons with counterparts and problem solving.Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

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