Programme Officer (DDRR) at International Organization for Migration (IOM)

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 vacant position below:Job Title: Programme Officer (DDRR)Location: Abuja, Nigeria, With frequent travel to field locations within NigeriaClassification: Professional Staff, Grade P3Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with possibility of extensionEstimated Start Date: As Soon as PossibleContextWorking under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and the direct supervision of the Programme Manager (STRR – DDRR), and coordinating with the Programme Advisor at IOM HQ and the IOM Washington corner, specifically the IOM Global Coordinator for OTI Programmes, the successful candidate will participate as a member of the Senior Management Team for the OTI-funded Demobilization, Disassociation, Reintegration and Reconciliation (DDRR) initiative in Nigeria and be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the DDRR programme.The Programme Officer will coordinate the various priorities and activities that emerge from the overall work of the DDRR programme in order to establish systems, commitments and support to the handling and reintegration of programme beneficiaries relating to Boko Haram / ISIS WA and the impacts of ongoing conflict.Core Functions / ResponsibilitiesProvide wide-ranging technical support and supervision of distinct activities emerging from the development of the DDRR programme, and in particular the identification and framing of priorities and lines of support to the Government and partners relating principally to Pillars 1 and 2 of the IOM DDRR programme framework.Provide overall framing and supervision of the financial, technical and administrative aspects of discrete activities to be supported within the overall framework of the DDRR programme, including the development of documentation for agreed activities, in line with IOM’s policies and procedures as well as donor requirements.Provide supervision and oversight to the establishment of technical implementation teams for the development and implementation of high-impact activities which meet the objectives of the programme, including recruitment, administrative and logistics support to project staff and consultants in the field.Maintain strong and close partnership with the OTI Field Corner, specifically the OTI Country Representative (CR) and Deputy Country Representative (DCR); support and provide advice on the identification of partners, stakeholders and key actors, technical consultants, and other programme implementers.Working in coordination with the Programme Manager, establish and maintain strong partnerships with partners such as local and federal government authorities, local contractors, UN Agencies, international NGOs, donors, and other key stakeholders as relevant. Establish and maintain project coordination structures with all stakeholders.Coordinate with the senior management team, including OTI, on concepts identified by program staff, and propose ‘Yellow Light’ activities as result of the dynamic and ongoing priorities established by governmental authorities and other partners in the programme, for review and approval.Manage and coordinate with operations staff as appropriate for activity implementation to ensure that procurement, finance, logistics, and programmatic aspects of each activity are being implemented on-time and in accordance with the specifications of the approved activity.Provide advice and guidance to the logistics, financial and procurement teams in the application of standard guidelines and procedures aimed at ensuring an appropriate, efficient and transparent use of funds.Manage and coordinate, as required, with the DDRR engineering team to ensure the technical quality of proposed, ongoing and concluding grant activities.Prepare and ensure the collection and submission of activity notes for weekly submission to the Monitoring and Evaluation / Reporting Officer and OTI for inclusion in the database.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 the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) requirements.Prepare progress and other reports on activity implementation, ensure proper information exchange on all operational aspects of projects, and provide relevant inputs on project implementation.Prepare and ensure the collection and submission of weekly bullets on the local political and security context, as well as the operational achievements and challenges to the Monitoring and Evaluation / Reporting Officer for inclusion in the periodic reports.Share weekly progress and other reports, updates (programmatic, political, security) via both phone and email communications with the IOM DC corner, to ensure strong information exchange within the OTI 4-corners communications model.Coordinate with the Monitoring and Evaluation / Reporting Officer and project assistants to develop, monitor, evaluate (M&E) and recommend performance measures for related DDRR activities, including contractors and grantees.Coordinate closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation / Reporting Officer, the Public Information Officer and relevant counterparts, support the development of public information material and serve as an information focal point for the generation of stories, photos, and relevant materials to contribute to the development of strategic communications materials with other concerned stakeholders. Also liaise with the Public Information Unit and prepare briefing notes and/or other communication on programme activities.Perform such other duties as may be assigned. 

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