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Facilitator (Community Engagement for the Identification of Community-based Projects) at the 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: Facilitation of Community Engagement for the Identification of Community -based Projects in North-western Nigeria

CFCV No. : CFCV2022/069
Location: Homebased with travels
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Organizational Unit: Migration Management
IOM Classification: Consultant
Type of Appointment: Consultant, 2 Months

Objective
To investigate the impact of Enhanced Border Management on the socioeconomic structure of Border communities and livelihood opportunities, the impact of Enhanced Border Management on cross-Border trade in the Border communities, nexus between irregular migration and livelihood opportunities, challenges confronting livelihood opportunities in the Border communities, the impact of climate change on livelihood opportunities, and viable sustainable livelihood opportunities.

Context

  • The study on the assessment of impact of enhanced border management on socio-economic structure of border communities and livelihood opportunities in north-western Nigeria was conducted within the context of the Project Enhancing cross-border cooperation on border management and counter-trafficking between Niger and Nigeria (Phase II) in the border communities of Illela and Gada in Sokoto State, Kongolam-Koza and Kawurin Kudi in Katsina State as well as Maigatari in Jigawa State, all in the Northwestern part of Nigeria in December 2021, using a combination of desk review and qualitative approaches and validated in February 2022.
  • The report which drew on the responses of survey participants in the border communities made up of community elders, traditional rulers, youth, women, vigilante groups, and law enforcement agencies, proposed a series of recommendations to help ensure positive changes in border infrastructure as well as effective border management to minimize smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons, illicit smuggling of contraband goods in the border communities that will have a positive impact on the lives and livelihoods of residents. The study further proposed ways to enhance and improve the relationship between border communities and law enforcement agencies.
  • Specifically, the study investigates the impact of Enhanced Border Management on the socioeconomic structure of Border communities and livelihood opportunities, the impact of Enhanced Border Management on cross-Border trade in the Border communities, nexus between irregular migration and livelihood opportunities, challenges confronting livelihood opportunities in the Border communities, the impact of climate change on livelihood opportunities, and viable sustainable livelihood opportunities.
  • The consultancy is within the Migration management Unit, IOM Nigeria, within the implementation context of the Enhancing cross-border cooperation on border management and counter-trafficking between Niger and Nigeria (CATS II Program).
  • The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the National Programme Officer (MM), IOM Abuja, in close collaboration with designated staff in the Migration Management (MM) Unit.

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Submit a detailed inception report including work plans that cover plans for the mapping of community leaders and all relevant border community stakeholders, community-based intervention and preparatory documents for the sensitization/dissemination workshops and inauguration meetings (Agenda, Concept Notes)
  • Identify and submit a list of relevant migration stakeholders in the target border communities of Illela and Gada (Sokoto State), Kongolam, Koza and Kawurin-Kudi (Katsina State), and Maigatari (Jigawa State)
  • Facilitate three (3) sensitization workshops (one each) for the 3 targeted states aimed at disseminating the reports for the report of the study on the assessment of the impact of enhanced border management on the socio-economic structure of the border communities and of livelihoods opportunities across border communities in North-western states and the report of the study on the perception of interaction, interdependence, and mutual perception between the border communities and law enforcement, immigration/border, criminal justice, and protection agencies in northwestern Nigeria.
  • Support the set-up of coordination structures (Community based Project Committees) that would ensure ownership and sustainability of interventions in the targeted communities through regular meetings with stakeholders.
  • Facilitate the inauguration of the community-based project committees and validation of the adopted TOR.
  • Provide an IOM standard draft report of the workshops for IOM’s review and inputs.
  • Provide a final report capturing IOM’s review and inputs.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Performance indicators for the evaluation of results

  • Inception report, and draft preparatory documents.
  • Facilitating 3 targeted State level workshops
  • Approval of final reports by IOM, and submission of all appropriate documents. The report should include the endorsed terms of reference for community-based project committees including their composition, roles and responsibilities and timelines for action

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • A Masters’ Degree with 5 years of professional experience in Social Sciences, with a specialization in (Migration, Geography, International Population Studies,) or equivalent training or University degree with seven years of relevant professional experience.
  • 5 years of relevant experience in migration specifically border management activities in Nigeria.
  • A good track record of community engagement is preferred.
  • A good track record of work with the Government of Nigeria and international organizations is preferred.
  • Excellent drafting and reporting ability.
  • Fluent spoken and written English. Ability to speak and write in Hausa language will be an advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Good interviewing and listening skills.
  • Proven extensive meeting and workshop facilitating experience.
  • Familiarity with local and International Migration matters.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English; Knowledge of multiple / Local languages advantageous.

Travel required:

  • Frequent travels to Sokoto, Jigawa and Katsina States.

Required Competencies:
Values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators:

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals andoptimize results.
  • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is actionoriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring, and motivational way.

Others:

  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa, and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Application Closing Date
7th June, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications via email to: HRNIGERIA@iom.int uising the Position applied for as the subject of the email.
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Click here to apply online

Important Information and Notice

  • For the applications to be considered valid, IOM only accepts applications with a Cover Letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for application, addressed to “Human Resources, International Organization for Migration (IOM), and with a subject line CFCV2022/069 Home based Consultant MM/ Facilitation of Community Engagement for the Identification of Community-based Projects in North-western Nigeria”.
  • All applications should include a functional email address, mobile numbers, and detailed curriculum vitae (CV).
  • No Fees: IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training, or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.
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