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IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. 

IOM Nigeria commenced activities in 2001 and focused its interventions on counter trafficking activities, migration issues, return and reintegration of stranded migrants especially to Liberia, and Voluntary Returns from abroad.

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SVN No.: CFCV2021.71
Organizational Unit: Migration Health Assessment Center
IOM Classification: Hourly
Type of Appointment: Special Short-Term Hourly Contract
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description:
  • Under the direct supervision of the respective Migration Health Officer in Abuja and the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission, the successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out the following duties and responsibilities in relation to the Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC) in Abuja, Nigeria.

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Ensure the efficient daily operations of the Migration Health Assessment Center (MHAC), in close coordination with the Chief Migration Health Officer (CMHO).
  • Conduct the ABUJA MHAC’s migration health assessment process to fulfil the technical requirements of the resettlement countries in the Areas of:
    • Medical examinations.
    • Imaging.
    • Laboratory testing.
    • Vaccinations.
    • TB management.
    • Treatment and referrals.
    • Pre-departure procedures and medical movements.
    • Documentation, certification and information transmission; and,
    • Other technical areas as may be required
  • Ensure proper identification of refugees and migrants during the health assessment and record all relevant health information in standard forms, ensuring completeness and accuracy of the recorded information.
  • Coordinate the workflow to ensure process starts on time, staff understand and implement the internal SOPs.
  • Perform treatment for TB and sexually transmitted infections and provide support to the HIV and counselling activities. Oversee and coordinate the management of TB cases to ensure effective TB treatment.
  • Supervise other migration health physicians in the clinical unit to ensure proper application of technical
  • Instructions, quality medical examination, accurate completion and timely submission of medical reports.
  • Oversee and coordinate accurate and effective provision of immunization and presumptive treatment programmes in full compliance with the technical guidelines and protocols of the resettlement countries. Assist CMHO in monitoring, supervising and educating all staff in the delivery of these programmes.
  • Contribute to and maintain a system of quality improvement for each service area within the MHAC. Undertake quality control activities on a regular basis, including practice observation, desk audits and use of self-assessment tools/Checklists.
  • Use data analysis and web reporting system to monitor performance indicators.
  • Ensure implementation of the global IOM Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); create and implement ABUJA
  • MHAC specific SOPs for each service area. Ensure proper reporting and management of incidents according to the Guidance Note for Incident Management.
  • Organize systematic collection, processing and analyses of migration health data according to guidelines established by the CMHO. Ensure data quality. Provide periodic, as well as ad-hoc reporting to the CMHO for Migration Health activities.
  • Ensure that all data related to heath assessment programmes is appropriately entered to Migrant Management Operational System Application (MiMOSA) and other related databases.
  • Oversee the financial aspects of the MHAC in close coordination with the mission’s finance staff: supervise budget preparation, suggest adjustments and cost-effective solutions, and review financial reports.
  • Provide oversight and coordinate the procurement of medical equipment, vaccines, medications and other medical supplies in coordination with the CMHO and the Resource Management Unit.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • University Degree in Medicine from an accredited academic institution with at least four years of professional work experience.


  • Minimum of four (4) years, post-graduation, (post internship in countries with mandatory internship programs) continuous clinical experience, preferably in a multidisciplinary hospital setting. The last clinical posting should be within the last five years; and, Valid license to practice within country is mandatory.
  • Registered to practice in Nigeria and with a valid registration license.
  • Experience in administration/management an advantage.
  • Continuous clinical experience in busy public or private hospitals
  • Training/experience in Paediatrics, Internal Medicine or Infectious Diseases is an advantage.


  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, Good knowledge of information technology and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and SharePoint.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions such as heavy workloads and tight timelines.
  • Willing to accept flexible work schedule.
  • Attentive to details and accuracy in handling and reporting data.
  • Strong communication, negotiation and problem-solving skills.


  • Fluency in English (oral and written), Working knowledge of the local languages an advantage.

Required Competencies:

  • The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following competencies:


  • Inclusion and respect for diversity respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintain 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 2:

  • 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’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.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2:

  • Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example, and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s 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: work strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.


  • Only candidates residing in the country of the duty station and within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered.
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, confirmation of all documents, and security clearances

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Project Assistant (MM / Awareness Raising)

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SVN No. : SVN2021.72
Organizational Unit: Migration Management (Migrant Protection Assistant)
IOM Classification: G5
Type of Appointment: Special Short-Term (SST) 6 months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description:
  • Irregular migration along the Central Mediterranean route is increasingly dangerous for migrants. Crossing the Mediterranean to Italy is by far the deadliest route, with 1 death recorded for 35 arrivals (IOM, 2016).
  • In addition, over 70% of the migrants interviewed by IOM on their arrival in Italy report that they were victims of trafficking or other exploitative practices during their migratory journey along the routes of the Central Mediterranean.
  • To meet these challenges, IOM is implementing several projects that aim to protect the security, dignity and rights of returning migrants from along this important and dangerous migration route and to help improve the reintegration of returnees through an innovative approach.
  • Additionally, IOM is implementing projects aimed at positively affecting the knowledge levels, attitudes and behaviors of youth and potential migrants in Nigeria.
  • At the community level, these initiatives encourage the public and private sectors to develop new ways to prevent exploitation by building capacity to apply Communication for Development (C4D) practices to outreach activities.
  • One of such initiatives is the IOM’s Trusted Sources project which aims at contributing to improved access to trusted information sources and promoting informed decision-making, through enhanced institutional capacities and community-based actions.
  • Working under the overall supervision of the Migrant Protection Assistant Programme Manager, and the direct supervision of Awareness Raising Officer the successful candidate will support the application of a robust Communication for Development (C4D) and Social Behavioural Change Communication (BCC) approach across awareness raising activities, including the development of tools for C4D campaigns. In particular, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Assist in the timely implementation of awareness raising initiatives to combat irregular migration, social cohesion and promote safe and regular migration in selected communities and ensure that information reaches the targeted audience;
  • In coordination with the Awareness Raising Officer, Support the development and implementation of the peer education advocacy strategy for the Trusted Sources Project
  • Support development of training materials and activities to build capacity for participatory and behaviour change communication aimed at addressing issues on human trafficking and irregular migration.
  • Work closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation team to design and implement appropriate monitoring and evaluation activities, such as surveys, interviews, focus group discussions, Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) surveys, consultations.
  • Assist in maintaining close liaison with community groups, local government authorities, CSOs, and other stakeholders to ensure due coordination of activities;
  • Assist in coordinating the production and dissemination of Information Education and Communication materials developed in the project
  • Assist in planning and implementation of C4D activities and tools to discourage irregular migration and promote safe alternatives to irregular migration in target audiences
  • Assist senior project staff to devise communication channels through which information on awareness raising can be channelled.
  • Undertake duty travel when necessary;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • University Degree from an accredited institution in Media and Communications, Communication for Development, Journalism, Social Work, Law or related field with four years professional experience;
  • An equivalent combination of related educational and professional experience


  • Experience in implementing projects using communication for development approach with an emphasis on migration related context
  • Experience of working on humanitarian or development issues related to migration and/or human trafficking, preferably within the United Nations Common System and the International Humanitarian Field
  • Experience in effectively designing and implementing social media and online campaigns for developmental issues
  • Experience with designing and implementing Monitoring and Evaluation for project activities
  • Previous experience designing social campaigns in international and/or crisis contexts;
  • Previous experience in training and capacity building interventions preferred


  • Excellent writing and strong analytical skills.
  • Experience in content editing using Adobe Premiere, Adobe Illustrator, Final cut pro among other editing software
  • Experience in graphic design, web and social media platforms
  • 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 and French required, working knowledge of Portuguese an advantage.

Required Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following competencies:


  • Inclusion and respect for diversity respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintain 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 2:

  • 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’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.


  • Only candidates residing in the country of the duty station and within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered.
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, confirmation of all documents, and security clearances.

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Important Information and Notice

  • In order 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 “SVN2021.72 Benin. Project Assistant (MM/Awareness Raising), G5”
  • All applications should include a functional email address, mobile numbers, and detailed curriculum vitae (CV).
  • Please note that this position is open only to Nigerian National applicants and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.

Deadline: September 21, 2021

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