International Organization for Migration Vacancy for a Project Officer (Shelter)

Established in 1951, International Organization for Migration (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 byproviding services and advice to governments and migrants.*IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment.

Position Title : Project Officer (Shelter)
Duty Station : Maiduguri, Nigeria
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2
Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, Six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates
are considered as first-tier candidates:

  1. Internal candidates
  2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Benin, Bahamas, Botswana, Belize, Cabo Verde, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Israel, Iceland, Cambodia, Comoros, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Maldives, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Vanuatu, Samoa


Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator (Emergency Response), the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting and coordinating the design and implementation of an emergency shelter project in displacement sites in the wider Maiduguri Metropolitan area, Nigeria, where an estimated 89,914 internally displaced people are living in informal and formal camps, and 1,362,617 are displaced in host communities as a result of insurgency in the North East of Nigeria.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Contribute to site planning and coordinated shelter delivery in Bakassi site extension,

ensuring appropriate layout, drainage and demarcation, in conjunction with the
Shelter/NFI/CCCM Working Group, led by the National Emergency Management Agency
(NEMA) and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), and on other site extensions
as may be required.

  1. Conduct shelter and NFI reviews in host communities, developing appropriate shelter

response (including recommendations on design and approach) to meet needs for basic NFI,
shelter and/or shelter repair, targeted to the most vulnerable.

  1. Coordinate with other sectors: WASH, Health, and Livelihoods, to integrate shelter activities

into each of the sectors based on best practices, lessons learnt and ‘Do no harm’ principles.

  1. Assist in identifying, and coordinate with HR, staff/casual labour recruitment as necessary for

the shelter and NFI project, and identify key capacity enhancement plans and training for
software and hardware elements of the programmes.

  1. Provide information and guidance with respect to hazards that occupants of the site/s will face

in the rainy season and in harmattan (preparation for rains, ensuring longevity of tarpaulins, fire

  1. Ensure quality of materials in collaboration with procurement staff, and supervise the

construction of shelters ensuring technical standards and requirements are met and in line with
sector guidance. Provide guidance and technical support regarding the construction of
prototypes, rainwater run offs, wind resistance, etc.

  1. Monitor the delivery of shelter project targets and bring to the attention of the supervisor

delays, bottlenecks, quality, budget or procedural issues, etc., and make recommendations for
corrective action.

  1. Conduct site viability assessments, and identify technical, costing and other requirements

particularly in relation to adequate drainage and infrastructure.

  1. Monitor NFI distributions and carry out quality control for all stages of the response cycle.
  2. Support site planning as required in new site developments and extensions.
  3. Assist in developing IOM Nigeria shelter and NFI response options, which is sensitive to

context and culture of affected geographic locations and populations.

  1. Participate and contribute to Shelter and NFI Sector Technical Working Groups and other

state and national level coordination mechanisms as appropriate, including contribution to the
development of clear technical guidance documents for the Shelter Sector.

  1. Perform other duties as may be assigned.*Required Qualifications and Experience:*

Education **

  • • Master’s degree in Engineering, Architecture 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.


  • • Similar international experience is desirable;
  • • Experience in shelter programming in complex emergencies/camp settings;
  • • Previous working experience in complex emergency essential.

Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of any regional languages is an advantage.*

Desirable Competencies: *Behavioral**

  • • Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms
  • • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders
  • • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others
  • • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
  • • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services
  • • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external
  • stakeholders;
  • • Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of
  • self and others.
  • • plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of
  • responsibility;
  • • displays mastery of subject matter
  • • Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs,
  • perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.
  • • displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
  • • works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs
  • of IOM.

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
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment,
accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment
system, by 29 March 2016 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:
In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly

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.

Closing Date : 29 March 2016

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