The (IOM) – Established in 1951, IOM is the main inter-governmental group in the area of migration and works carefully with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental companions. IOM is devoted to selling humane and orderly migration for the advantage of all. It does so by offering providers and recommendation to governments and migrants.

We are recruiting to fill the place beneath:

Job Title:
National (MHPSS)
SVN No.: SVN2019/79
Location: , Borno
Organizational Unit: Mental Health & Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)
Position Grade: A- National Officer
Type of Appointment: Contract Basis, 06 Months with risk of extension
Estimated Start Date: As quickly as attainable


  • The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been implementing Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) initiatives in North East Nigeria since 2014
  • The initiatives search to deal with the psychosocial wants of the displaced populations and their host neighborhood, as affected by the on-going emergency.
  • Under the general supervision of the Chief of Mission/Head of Sub-office, and below direct supervision of the Program supervisor (Mental Health and Psychosocial Support), the profitable candidate will contribute to the implementation of the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support initiatives in North East Nigeria, as a part of the emergency response.

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Support psychosocial- safety mainstreaming actions and help MHPSS program supervisor in the MHPSS-protection actions coordination and initiatives’ price range monitoring
  • Liaise and coordinate with related stakeholders akin to authorities actors, UN companies, NGOs and civil society in relation to the undertaking actions, together with representing IOM in related sector working group conferences.
  • Ensure consolidation of reviews from the PSS groups and supply inputs for weekly and bi weekly reviews in addition to for some other related paperwork being developed.
  • Ensure the upkeep of a correct documentation and submitting methods of the undertaking actions
  • Participate in the growth of recent initiatives in coordination with the undertaking officer based mostly on recognized wants throughout undertaking implementation
  • Promote and facilitate the integration of cross-cutting points akin to safety, gender, youngster safety, counter trafficking and different weak teams are included in the undertaking implementation.
  • Undertake obligation journey to very difficult areas when essential.
  • Support implementation of psychosocial help actions by means of general coordination of the psychosocial help (PSS) cell groups on the floor, together with the growth of workplans of group members, coordinating their deployment and monitoring of actions to make sure achievements of targets.
  • Provide technical and managerial steerage and monitoring to the PSS groups by means of provision of weekly supervisions, on the job coaching and area monitoring of the actions to make sure high quality requirements are met are in step with the related tips and undertaking indicators.
  • Supervise undertaking assistants and PSS cell groups.
  • Provide direct MHPSS technical help, both instantly or as in-service supervision for the groups in shut coordination with MHPSS supervisor and program technical employees.
  • Develop in coordination with the undertaking supervisor a capability constructing plan for the PSS cell groups and coordinate its implementation.
  • Perform some other duties that the supervisor could assign.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience managing and offering technical steerage to implementing companions in West Africa;
  • Strong pc expertise, notably MS Office suite and database, php/Java, MYQSL/ORACLE. Advance information of Excel;
  • Master’s Degree from an accredited educational establishment, ideally Psychology, Counselling, or Bachelor’s Degree in the above fields with a minimal of two years skilled expertise and participation in IOM company coaching in MHPSS an asset
  • Experience working with nationwide and worldwide NGOs in implementing cross-border actions;
  • Experience in distant management administration of companions;


  • Fluency in English and Native Language; Fluency in a number of languages advantageous;

Required Competencies
The incumbent is anticipated to display the following competencies:
Value: Inclusion & respect for range

  • Shows respect and sensitivity in direction of gender, tradition, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, political conviction and different variations.
  • Encourages the inclusion of all group members and stakeholders whereas demonstrating the skill to work constructively with people with completely different backgrounds and orientations.
  • Promotes the advantages of range; values numerous factors of view and display this in each day work and decision making.
  • Challenges prejudice, biases and intolerance in the office.

Integrity & Transparency:

  • Upholds and promotes the Standards of Conduct and Unified Staff Regulations and Rules.
  • Delivers on commitments; manages the group’s assets reliably and sustainably.
  • Embraces and encourages transparency, balancing this with the want for discretion and confidentiality as applicable.
  • Maintains impartiality and takes immediate motion in circumstances of unprofessional or unethical behaviour.
  • Does not abuse one’s place and acts with out consideration of private achieve. Is motivated by skilled fairly than private considerations.


  • Demonstrates skilled competence and mastery of material and willingness to enhance information and expertise.
  • Seeks to lift skilled requirements in self and others by means of each day work and actions.
  • Adapts shortly to alter and is decisive and versatile in face of uncertainty.
  • Shows self-control and persistence when confronted with tough issues, and stays calm in disturbing conditions.
  • Is conscientious and environment friendly in assembly commitments, observing deadlines and reaching outcomes.

Core Competencies

  • Fosters a way of group spirit by creating a shared understanding, accountability and enthusiasm for the group’s work.
  • Displays a excessive degree of cultural consciousness, sensitivity to other ways of working and leverages particular person strengths with a view to construct a greater group.
  • Shares credit score for group accomplishments and ensures that the contribution of others is acknowledged.
  • Helps create a optimistic group spirit, placing apart private issues to assist the group obtain its objectives.

Delivering Results:

  • Produces high-quality outcomes and workable options that meet purchasers’ wants.
  • Anticipates constraints, identifies options and takes duty for addressing vital conditions.
  • Monitors personal and others’ work in a scientific and efficient method, making certain required assets and outputs.
  • Aligns initiatives with Organization’s mission and targets and demonstrates a great understanding of the influence of group’s and personal work on exterior and inside counterparts.

Managing and Sharing Knowledge:

  • Disseminates and shares information overtly and actively contributes to information/community communities for subjects related to space of experience.
  • Encourages knowledge-sharing throughout items/departments and ensures that information is captured, recorded and disseminated appropriately.
  • Builds networks for the efficient communication and trade of information and concepts and places others into contact with numerous sources of information.
  • Contributes to an setting that’s conducive to innovation and studying.


  • Proactively seeks duty in delivering in direction of the objectives of the Organization.
  • Plans and organizes work with a transparent and deliberate focus, making certain commitments are simply recognized and progress is broadly communicated.
  • Stands by the actions of group or division, publicly accepting possession.
  • Takes duty of personal shortcomings and people of the work unit, the place relevant.


  • Speaks and writes clearly and successfully.
  • Seeks to share data with others, with due respect for range and the confidentiality of particular delicate data
  • Listens and seeks to grasp with out bias, and responds appropriately
  • Shares data and retains others updated; actively seeks others’ views and concepts and respects their contribution.

Managerial Competencies

  • Assigns tasks pretty and manages efficiency, taking account of particular person strengths, workloads and pursuits.
  • Is inclusive in decision-making and actively seeks suggestions from group members and colleagues with a view to establish alternatives for enchancment.
  • Takes sound and well timed managerial selections which can be in line with the Organization’s imaginative and prescient and goal.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with a broad vary of stakeholders to grasp wants and achieve help.

Empowering Others & Building Trust:

  • Aligns personal actions to the Organization’s imaginative and prescient, values and mandate.
  • Translates strategic route into brief and medium-term plans and targets for personal group; revises targets to replicate adjustments in organizational objectives.
  • Identifies key points/priorities in advanced conditions and the way they could be associated to 1 one other.
  • Clearly communicates hyperlinks between the Organization’s technique and the work unit’s objectives.
  • Delegates appropriately to make the most of others’ abilities, clarifying expectations and permitting autonomy in vital areas whereas offering essential help.
  • Encourages others to take duty for their efficiency; promotes possession, duty and accountability for desired outcomes at all ranges.
  • Creates an environment of belief and confidence wherein others can speak and act with out concern of repercussion.
  • Gives correct credit score to others, reveals appreciation and rewards achievement and energy.
  • Strategic pondering & imaginative and prescient


  • Any provide made to the candidate in relation to this emptiness discover is topic to funding affirmation.
  • Only candidates residing in the nation of the obligation station inside commuting distance of the obligation station might be thought-about.
  • Appointment might be topic to certification that the candidate is medically match for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa necessities, and safety clearances.
  • Women with the above {qualifications} are inspired to use.

How To Apply

Interested and certified candidates ought to send their Applications to: [email protected] indicating place utilized for on the topic line.

Application Deadline 27th June, 2019.


  • In order for the functions to be thought-about legitimate, IOM solely accepts functions with a Cover Letter not multiple web page specifying the motivation for application, addressed to Human Resources, International Organization for Migration (IOM) and with a topic line “SVN2019.79 Maiduguri. National Program Officer (NOA)”
  • All functions ought to embody a practical e mail tackle, cell numbers and detailed curriculum vitae (CV)
  • This place is open solely to Nigerian National candidates and solely shortlisted candidates might be contacted.
  • IOM is dedicated to a various and inclusive setting. Internal candidates are eligible to use to this emptiness. For the goal of the emptiness, inside candidates are thought-about as first-tier candidates.
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