Programme Support Officer at the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

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 Programme Support Officer

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension


  • Under¬†the¬†overall¬†supervision¬†of¬†the¬†Chief¬†of¬†Mission¬†and¬†the¬†direct¬†supervision¬†of¬†the¬†Programme Development Coordinator and in close cooperation with Programme Managers
  • (PMs), technical focal points and colleagues from the Regional Offices, the successful candidate¬†will¬†support¬†the¬†country¬†office‚Äôs¬†(CO)¬†activities¬†in¬†the¬†design¬†and¬†development¬†of¬†new¬†programmes/projects as well as for participating in donor liaison and programme reporting forIOM in Nigeria.

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Compile and analyze relevant information on migration-related issues and trends in Nigeria,¬†identify recommendations for the new strategic and operational approaches for the CO.
  • Contribute to the development of and consolidate analytical, strategic and thematic reports¬†and¬†documents¬†on¬†IOM¬†Nigeria¬†approaches¬†and¬†priorities,¬†for¬†internal¬†use¬†and¬†external¬†distribution to donors, government, partners and other counterparts.
  • Contribute to the development of and consolidate concept notes and project proposals in line¬†with the CO‚Äôs strategic and operational priorities and needs, and in line with donors‚Äô¬†interests¬†and requirements, for negotiations and submission to donors.
  • Follow up with relevant colleagues in the CO, RO Dakar on review, approval for submission¬†and endorsement of concept notes and project proposals, donor reports, and any other relevant¬†documents, in line with internal requirements and procedures.
  • Support the CO‚Äôs liaison and fundraising functions.
  • Organize, attend, report and follow up on contacts and meetings with donors and partners,collect¬†information¬†about¬†donors‚Äô¬†policies,¬†approaches¬†and¬†funding¬†opportunities,¬†provide¬†information on and ensure follow up as needed in view of new project opportunities.
  • Consolidate and analyze data on CO‚Äôs programmes, projects and activities, to facilitate the¬†preparation of donor reports and the relevant CO, regional and Headquarters periodic and¬†activity-specific reports.
  • Assist in the overall integration of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plans, tools, and¬†frameworks into projects during their development, implementation, and reporting; and facilitate¬†sharing of relevant M&E resources in partnership with the program staff; and support the¬†development of M&E data collection and quality assurance tools for PMs and implementing¬†partners.
  • Research, draft and compile any other information and documents necessary for project¬†development, reporting and donor liaison purposes.
  • Support and assist in liaising with relevant authorities, United Nations Country Team (UNCT)¬†and UN Agencies, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Master‚Äôs Degree in Political or Social Sciences, Migration Studies, International Relations, Law¬†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.


  • Demonstrated¬†work¬†experience¬†with¬†international¬†organizations,¬†non-governmental¬†or¬†governmental institutions/organizations, in a multi-cultural setting;
  • Demonstrated experience in project development, donor liaison and reporting activities;
  • Previous experience with and knowledge of US and EU funding mechanisms is essential;¬†knowledge of other countries‚Äô¬†funding mechanisms is an asset;
  • Demonstrated experience in programme and project management including budget planning¬†and monitoring is an advantage;
  • Experience¬†in¬†project¬†development¬†and¬†project¬†management,¬†humanitarian¬†and¬†migration-related activities, report writing and liaison with relevant stakeholders required.


  • Ability to assume responsibility and demonstrate continuous commitment in delivering and¬†meeting objectives;
  • Ability to effectively and independently prioritise tasks to meet deadlines and work in a¬†fast-paced and changing environment;
  • Effectively and professionally coordinates activities with colleagues, partners, local authorities,¬†and other stakeholders to advance country office or regional objectives;
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills. Excellent report writing skills;
  • Effective resource management skills and strategic and creative thinking.


  • IOM‚Äôs official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
  • External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in
  • English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French,
  • Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).
  • For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French¬†and Spanish is an advantage.
  • Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process,¬†which may include written and/or oral assessments.

Required Competencies
Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three 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 level 3:

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action-oriented 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‚Äôs 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.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 3:

  • Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization‚Äôs vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.
  • Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  • Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization‚Äôs goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
  • IOM‚Äôs competency framework can be found at this link:
  • Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


  • 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.

Application Deadline
12th August, 2021. (23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland)

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Important Information and Notice

  • Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database: (
  • This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations.
  • Recommended candidates endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.
  • 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‚Äôs 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.
  • No late applications will be accepted.
  • IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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