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- Under the overall supervision of the Emergency Coordinator/Head of Sub-Office (EC), and the direct supervision of the Project Officer (Camp and Displacement Management), and in close coordination with the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Sector Working Group Coordinator. The successful candidate will contribute to the strengthening of the IOM camp management programme in North East Nigeria.
- To achieve this s/he shall assist with enforcing effective and representative camp governance structures, promoting beneficiary participation in decision making and implementing camp activities; ensuring relevant data collection and service monitoring systems are in place, sound information management incorporating feedback systems; facilitating effective communication with the camp population, and assisting with overseeing the operation, care and maintenance of relevant camp infrastructure.
Core Functions / Responsibilities
- Represent the IOM camp management programme in CCCM Sector working group (SWG),
- Community Engagement SWGs as well as other coordination mechanisms as required.
- Strengthen capacity of camp committees whose members are representatives of the camp population, with a specific technical or cross-cutting sector focus and cutting across agencies:
- Protection, Shelter, WASH, etc. and encouraging that representation considers persons with special needs - the elderly, youth, people with disability, etc.
- Support IOM field staff in facilitating and coordinating formal meetings and dialogue sessions with both community representatives and elected leaders.
- Contribute to development of the capacity of camp leaders, committee members and interest groups through training, focus group discussions, peer sessions and dialogue sessions to better self-identify gaps, needs and assistance in regard to humanitarian services.
- Contribute to ensuring that camp management two-way feedback procedures and complaints mechanisms are in place, and forums are developed for the camp population to contribute and be listened to.
- Encourage community self -sustenance through care groups for persons with specific needs and promotion of Income Generation Activities in collaboration with Mental Health & Psychosocial Support (MHPSS).
- Identify and make recommendations to ensure gaps in assistance to beneficiaries are filled, and guide field teams to avoid duplication of activities by conducting regular and systematic monitoring of service delivery in the camps, drawing the attention of stakeholders and partners to overarching needs.
- Support camp management field teams in service monitoring across sectors in the camp to gain and share a holistic understanding of services and standards in the camp.
- Provide information and guidance in identification and formalization of roles and responsibilities between agencies providing services in the camps as a crucial function to addressing gaps and helping to avoid misunderstandings.
- Guide field teams in establishing and maintaining up to date camp population databases that reflect births, deaths, arrivals, departures and other fluctuations in the population.
- Monitor and provide technical guidance for the installation and/or maintenance of IOM operated structures such as drainage facilities, reception centres, safe spaces, shelters, WASH facilities and community centres. Coordinate with State Emergency Management Agency
- (SEMA)/ National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Local Authorities on environmental protection matters in and around the camps.
- Produce regular reports regarding the implementation of IOM camp management activities; reporting on constraints and advising on future programs' developments.
- Implement appropriate safety and security procedures related to the protection of IOM staff, its assets and operations. Ensure that all relevant security information is properly disseminated.
- Undertake duty travel to ensure the smooth implementation of all the tasks mentioned above.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience
- Master's Degree in International Affairs, Development Studies or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or
- University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.
- Experience in a Camp Coordination and Camp Management related field, particularly
- Emergency Response and Disaster Management; preferably in African region;
- Possession of Camp Coordination and Camp Management Training of Trainers (ToT) certification will be highly advantageous as well as Camp Management capacity building experience;
- Extensive field experience in Operations, programme development, implementation and
- Evaluation, preferably in natural disaster or post conflict situations;
- Experience in post-conflict/emergency zones and in working in a high-risk environment, project management and administrative and financial management (previous experience with IOM an advantage);
- Experience in liaising with governmental authorities and local communities, as well as national and international institutions Preferably within the United Nationals Common System and the
- International Humanitarian Field;
- Strong organizational and editorial skills;
- Ability to timely understand the Organization’s structure and portfolios;
- Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team of colleagues of varied cultural and professional backgrounds;
- Proven ability to produce quality work accurately and concisely according to set deadlines;
- Practical experience of how to multi-task, prioritize and work independently.
- Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of any local language is an advantage.
- Accountability - takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;
- Client Orientation - works effectively well with client and stakeholders;
- Continuous Learning - promotes continuous learning for self and others;
- Communication - listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;
- Creativity and Initiative - actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;
- Leadership and Negotiation - develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
- Performance Management - identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;
- Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
- Professionalism - displays mastery of subject matter;
- Teamwork - contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;
- Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
- Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.
- Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.
- Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
- The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.
- Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
- In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.