Project Manager 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.
Job Title: Project Manager

Description
  • Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission, and in close coordination with the Regional Office for West and Central Africa, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing the EC-funded project for Support to the reintegration of returning migrants to Nigeria.
Responsibilities
  • Manage the project’s implementation in a timely manner, overseeing its financial, administrative and technical aspects, in line with IOM’s policies and procedures, as well as donor requirements.
  • Monitor project progress, specifically aimed at increasing effectiveness and recommending appropriate action.
  • Supervise all staff assigned to the project, as well as consultants recruited to support and/or undertake specific activities.
  • Establish and maintain strong partnerships with Government entities, implementing partners, UN agencies and other stakeholders in the project’s target countries.
  • Prepare progress and other reports and ensure proper information exchange on all operational aspects of the project between IOM, the programme’s donors and other stakeholders.
  • Act as IOM national focal point for return/repatriation and reintegration and manage associated projects, upon request.
  • Identify new project possibilities in the country on AVRR, in relation to expressed governmental needs, donors’ priorities and in line with IOM’s mandate and strategy.
  • Represent IOM at relevant seminars and meetings, as well as other events aimed at promoting IOM’s image and activities.
  • Undertake site visits and duty travel as required.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Political or Social Sciences, International Relations, Law or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or
  • University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.
  • Experience in project management, including managing Migrant Assistance and Return/Reintegration project with a Government or UN agency, or a regional or international organization;
  • Experience implementing similar projects in the Middle East and/or North Africa, and/or reintegration projects in Sub-Saharan countries is preferred;
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain strong working relations with relevant Government counterparts, international organizations and private sector entities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and negotiation skills;
  • Good knowledge of project management, monitoring and evaluation principles and practices;
  • Familiarity with budget/financial administration; proven resource management skills.
  • Fluency in English is required.
Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Closing Date
5th January, 2017.

Note
  • 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 
  • Appointment is subject to funding confirmation.


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