Project Officer (MM/AVRR) at International Organization for Migration (IOM)

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: Project Officer (MM/AVRR)Location: Benin City, EdoClassification: Professional Staff, Grade P2Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, Six months with possibility of extensionEstimated Start Date: As soon as possibleContextIrregular 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”). Implemented in 14 countries (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and The Gambia) through 14 specific actions, it aims to protect the security, dignity and rights of migrants 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 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.A major component of the Joint Initiative in Nigeria is the provision of sustainable reintegration assistance to more than 8,000 returnees going back to various parts of the country.Reintegration can be considered sustainable when returnees have reached levels of economic self-sufficiency, social stability within their communities, and psychosocial well-being that allow them to cope with (re)migration drivers. Having achieved sustainable reintegration, returnees are able to make further migration decisions as a matter of choice rather than necessity.Working under the overall supervision of the Deputy Chief of Mission and Programme Manager (FMM), and the direct supervision of the Project Manager (MM) And Head of Sub Office, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with the set-up of effective reintegration schemes and the effective delivery of assistance to returning migrants in Nigeria.S/he will be responsible to coordinate the planning, budgeting, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of migrants’ reintegration and other Assisted Voluntary Return & Reintegration (AVRR) assistance under the Migration Management Programme.Core Functions / ResponsibilitiesSupervise and coordinate IOM caseworkers and reintegration assistantsEnsure supervision, training as well as ongoing counselling and guidance to staff and implement a sound case management system in compliance with IOM standards of assistance.Support the establishment of national reintegration schemes in coordination with national counterparts (government, civil society, etc.).Provide technical inputs and guidance for the development, enhancement and implementation of national Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) related to return and reintegration.Facilitate protection into reintegration activities by ensuring the provision of adequate assistance for vulnerable categories such as victims of trafficking, unaccompanied minors and migrants with health concerns.Provide technical assistance, capacity building support and guidance to implementing partners and Government counterpart.Ensure adequate monitoring and evaluation of reintegration activities.Oversee appropriate data management of beneficiaries, including entering case data into IOM databases and proper filing in accordance with IOM Data Protection Principles.Track use of resources in accordance with IOM internal rules and regulations.Compile and produce quality internal and external reports on reintegration activities.Contribute to the development of project concepts/proposals and resource mobilization initiatives related to reintegration, as appropriate.Encourage synergies with other reintegration projects and incorporate lessons learnt.Liaise with national and state authorities, programme partners, civil society, the international community and donors to coordinate implementation, improve reintegration services and increase visibility of activities.Undertake duty travel as requested.Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

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