Area Coordinator

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: Area Coordinator Location: Maiduguri, BornoClassification : Professional Staff, Grade P2Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, Six months with possibility of extensionSlot: 2 OpeningsEstimated Start Date : As soon as possibleContextNorth-East Nigeria has witnessed an increase in violence since the beginning of 2015, causing a major humanitarian crisis. Consequently, almost 2 million individuals are currently displaced, with the highest number of displacements taking place in Borno, Yobe, Gombe and Adamawa States.Many of those are living in overpopulated Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) sites and host communities and are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance. Since mid-2016 IOM have scaled up its humanitarian response programme in North-East Nigeria and is currently implementing Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), Displacement Tracking (DTM), Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Mental Health and Psychosocial support (MHPSS), Livelihood and early recovery, and Shelter activities in all the affected states and in particular in Borno.With the improved access to some of the towns once considered as hard-to-reach, IOM in collaboration with humanitarian partners was able to establish and run 8 field humanitarian hubs in Bama, Gwoza, Ngala, Banki, Monguno, Damasak, Rann and Dikwa Local Government Areas (LGA).To ensure the efficient and well-coordinated delivery of multi-sectoral activities in these field locations and follow up on the implementation of daily humanitarian activities, IOM is aiming to recruit experienced Area Coordinator’s to be deployed to the 8 field locations in Borno state.The successful candidate will be working under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and the administrative supervision of the Head of Maiduguri sub-Office and the direct supervision of the Field Coordination Officer based in Maiduguri and will be responsible for supporting field operations and the relevant authorities for the effective provision of assistance to affected populations.Core Functions / ResponsibilitiesCoordinate and monitor the activities implemented within the designated area of responsibility assigned to him/her (which may include DTM, Shelter, NFI, CCCM, WASH, or Psychosocial support).Provide technical inputs and guidance to facilitate and coordinate rapid, appropriate and comprehensive IOM emergency responses in deep field locations in North East Nigeria.Organize and participate in Rapid Assessments and Response missions and activities within the designated area of responsibility. Ensure adherence to IOM’s procedural standards and policies and bring issues to the attention of the supervisor.Provide recommendations to Maiduguri based IOM project managers to facilitate well-coordinated, efficient and timely IOM responses at the field level.Organize field-level internal operational coordination meetings with relevant IOM team members working at hub level to prioritize and coordinate activities.Regularly participate in interagency coordination meetings in designated local government areas (LGA) and follow up on the implementation of action points.Assist with training and supervising IOM field team members working in the same LGA.Regularly contribute inputs to be used for the preparation and submission of various reports.Contribute to the development of new projects by selecting and summarizing background information, assessing the local context for the planning and administration of individual projects, and drafting segments of project proposals.Liaise with IOM's Staff Security Unit (SSU) and the Mission Security Focal point as/when required, in close conjunction with the management of IOM Nigeria and in accordance with theUnited Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) requirements.Undertake duty travel and re-deployment to other LGAs according to programme needs and priorities.Perform such other related duties as may be assigned. 

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