Protection Officer at the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

International Organization for Migration (IOM) - Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, 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: Protection OfficerRequisition: SVN 2018/119 (P)Location: Maiduguri, NigeriaClassification: Professional Staff, Grade P2Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, Six months with possibility of extensionEstimated Start Date: As soon as possibleContextThe International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been implementing Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) projects in North East Nigeria since 2014. The projects seek to address the psychosocial needs of the displaced populations and their host community, as affected by the on-going emergency.Under the overall supervision of the Senior Programme Coordinator (Emergency Response (ER)), and under the direct supervision of the Project Manager (Mental Health and Psychosocial Support), the successful candidate will contribute to the implementation of the projects as part of the IOM emergency response in North East Nigeria.Part of the activities seek to address protection concerns with an emphasis on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA). S/he will be expected to monitor and have an overview of the protection aspects of the IOM North East Nigeria project implementation.Core Functions / ResponsibilitiesMore particularly, he/she will be responsible for the following duties:Act as a protection focal point and protection resource person for the emergency operation unit. This includes provision of technical inputs and guidance in the development of project proposals and implementing project components specifically with regards to protection issues.Provide technical guidance to the MHPSS teams and project coordinator by making recommendations on GBV responses, on the job training, and field monitoring of the activities to ensure quality standards are met and in line with the relevant guidelines and project indicators, particularly with regards to protection integration.When needed and feasible, facilitate the provision of responses to individual cases of concern, and refer them as appropriate.Conduct capacity building and awareness raising initiatives (orientation seminars, training, briefings and project reviews) for relevant working group members, sector working group partners and other field based colleagues.Liaise and coordinate with relevant stakeholders such as government actors, UN agencies, NGOs and civil society in relation to the project activities, including representing IOM in relevant sector working group meetings.Ensure consolidation of reports on arising protection issues, on protection response and provide inputs for weekly and monthly reports as well as for any other relevant documents being developed.Ensure the maintenance of proper documentation, filing and tracking systems of the project activities.Participate in the development of new projects in coordination with the project manager based on identified needs during project implementation.Monitor and provide suggestions regarding the integration of cross-cutting issues such as protection, gender, child protection, counter trafficking and other vulnerable groups are included in the project implementation.Act as a PSEA resource person and provide technical inputs for the development of PSEA strategy in line with global standards and in coordination with the In Country PSEA Task Force.Undertake duty travel to very challenging areas when necessary.Perform such other duties as may be assigned. 

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