Project Officers at the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

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Job Title: Project Officer (Camp and Displacement Management)


  • The North Eastern part of Nigeria has witnessed an increase in violence since the beginning of 2015, causing a major humanitarian crisis. More than 1.7 million individuals are currently displaced as a consequence of the intensified attacks by the insurgents, as well as the counter-insurgency activities of the Nigerian Government, with the highest number of displacements taking place in Borno, Yobe, Gombe and Adamawa States
  • The Camp and Displacement Management Officer will seek to ensure a multi-sectoral response to displaced populations in communal settings (collective centres, camps, transit/reception centres, etc.). However, as camps and camp-like settlements are temporary settings established only as a last resort while efforts are made to provide durable solutions to the displaced population, IOM does not advocate for the creation of new camps, but work on improving the management of existing ones.
  • Furthermore, according the latest Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), only 24.3% of the displaced population is staying in camps while the others are staying within host communities, or in rented shelters.
  • Therefore the work of the Camp and displacement officer will not be limited to camps, but will extend to cover those neighbourhoods with high ratio of IDPs.
  • Working under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Coordinator and in coordination with the Shelter/NFI & CCCM sector coordinators, the successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation of IOM CCCM activities in camps and host communities in North-East Nigeria.


  • Design and Develop IOM’s Camp and Displacement management strategies in North-East Nigeria in close coordination with the Shelter/NFI and CCCM Sector working group, relevant Government counterparts, beneficiary communities and other relevant humanitarian stakeholders.
  • Plan, develop, and supervise IOM’s CCCM/DM activities in NE Nigeria in collaboration with relevant IOM units, the emergency coordinator, head of sub offices and field staff, to ensure efficient and timely implementation of these projects, in accordance with IOM and sector working group standards and guidelines.
  • Supervise the administrative, financial, and other related activities of the Programme, including:
  • Monitoring the financial management for the Programme and supervising the preparation of financial reports;
  • Maintaining appropriate internal controls and development and implementation of relevant control systems;
  • Coordinating administrative, logistical and human resources policies and practices within the section;
  • Exercising oversight on financial expenditure and accountability.
  • Liaise with programme partners, such as governmental authorities, donors and any other concerned UN agencies, NGOs and working groups, to coordinate and facilitate the implementation of ongoing activities and discuss fund raising opportunities and issues.
  • Identify new opportunities consistent with approved projects and ongoing activities, and provide recommendations for improvements as required.
  • Ensure the integration of cross-cutting issues such as gender, children and other vulnerable groups in the programme are considered in the IOM CCCM/DM response.
  • Recruit field staff and provide necessary training, to ensure an efficient implementation of camp and displacement management activities in North-East Nigeria.
  • Supervise and monitor the work of the Camp management mobile teams and the site facilitators.
  • Draft regular, special and other required reports, and follow up on timely reporting requirements.
  • Participate in the Shelter/NFI and CCCM sector working group meetings. Provide technical support and inputs as required.
  • Undertake duty travel relating to programme assessment, liaison with counterparts, problem solving, and smooth implementation.
  • Represent IOM at camp and displacement management related meetings, workshops and seminars.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.


  • Master's degree in Development, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Urban Planning, Social Sciences 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.
  • Operational and extensive field experience in programme development, implementation and evaluation;
  • 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 Shelter Programme an advantage);
  • Combination of training and experience in field of operations, preferably in natural disaster or post conflict situations;
  • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities and local communities, as well as national and international institutions; Preferably within the International Humanitarian Field and within the organizations of the UN Common System;
  • Field experience are a distinct advantage, good knowledge of inter-agency and cluster processes;
  • Broad demonstrated sector knowledge and/or field experience in the areas of re-construction and community mobilization;
  • Familiarity with the region an asset;
  • Excellent demonstrated analytical skills applied on a wide range of factors, parameters, policies and priorities for the assessment and resolution of complex situations, including technical understanding.
  • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of any local language is an advantage.

Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria

Closing Date
23rd April, 2017.



  • 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.


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