Programme Manager (Shelter and NFI) at the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

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  • Job ID 2600
  • Experience 5 Years
  • Gender Male or Famele
  • Qualifications BA/BSc/HND

Job Description

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) – Established in 1951, 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 by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Programme Manager (Shelter and NFI)

Requisition: SVN 2021 59
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P3
Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible


  • The North Eastern part of Nigeria has witnessed an increase in violence since the beginning of 2015, causing a major humanitarian crisis. More than 1.9 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, and Adamawa States.
  • Many of those are living in substandard shelters in displacement sites and are in dire need for support. Many of the displaced households have left their home in hurry leaving behind most of their belongings, thus the need for the distribution of basic Non-Food Items (NFI). In light of the ongoing crisis, IOM’s response in Nigeria is expanding with changing needs. It is therefore crucial to recruit an experienced programme manager for shelter and NFI, whose role will be to plan, coordinate and ensure the efficient delivery of shelter and NFI solutions to the affected population.
  • Working under the overall supervision of Chief of Mission and the direct supervision of the Head of Sub Office, the successful candidate will be responsible for the management and coordination of IOM’s Shelter and NFI Programmes in North-East Nigeria.

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Design, develop and update IOM’s shelter and NFI strategies in North-East Nigeria in close coordination with the Shelter / NFI and Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Sector working group, relevant Government counterparts, beneficiary communities and other relevant humanitarian stakeholders.
  • Plan, develop, and supervise all Shelter and NFI 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.
  • 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.
  • Ensure proper documentation of the shelter and NFI programmes, including all supportive documents for the projects (assessment, beneficiary registration, payment records, etc.) are recorded in the beneficiary database.
  • Ensure the integration of cross-cutting issues such as gender, age, prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA), GBV (gender based violence) risk mitigation, HLP (housing, land and property issues), accountability to affected population (AAP), Communication With Communities (CwC), etc. A are considered in the IOM shelter and settlement response, as well as NFI programming.
  • Provide technical support to the Shelter / NFI and CCCM sector working group when needed, in coordination with the IOM Emergency coordinator, the Sector coordinators and other relevant sector partners in Nigeria, including but not limited to developing standards / guidelines, and involvement with the Shelter technical working Group and the NFI Technical Working Group.
  • Represent IOM at relevant inter-agency platforms and ensure appropriate coordination with all humanitarian partners (including UN agencies, national and international NGOs, the Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement, IOM and other international organizations), as well as with national authorities and local structures.
  • In coordination with the Chief of Mission, the Emergency coordinator and other relevant colleagues in the mission, develop resource mobilization strategy for the shelter and NFI programme and engage with donors and private sector for this purpose and provide input for the development of new programming as required.
  • Responsible for programme reporting and provide regular input to the reporting unit for donor updates, donor reports, newsletters, etc. as needed.
  • Recruit, train and supervise programme staff throughout the different phases of the programme cycle.
  • Coach, support and oversee the performance of the field office staff assigned to the shelter and NFI programme.
  • Undertake duty travel as required, for project site review and other duties of concern to the project.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • 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 with international organizations, in development, implementation and evaluation, and / or project implementation and management;
  • Combination of training and in field of operations and logistics preferably in natural disaster or post conflict situations;
  • 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 / NFI Programme an advantage);
  • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities and local communities, as well as national and international institutions;
  • Previous experience preferably within the International Humanitarian Field and within the organizations of the UN Common System;
  • Field experience are a distinct advantage;
  • Broad sector knowledge and / or field experience in the areas of re-construction and community mobilization;
  • Familiarity with the region an asset;
  • Willingness to travel extensively to the field.


  • Good knowledge of inter-agency and cluster processes;
  • Knowledge of humanitarian shelter and NFI programming;
  • Knowledge of MS Office suite (word, excel, PowerPoint, outlook, etc);
  • Knowledge of design and drafting software a distinct advantage (AutoCAD, In Design, etc);
  • Knowledge of the Humanitarian and Development Nexus;
  • In depth knowledge of the broad range of migration related subject areas dealt with by the Organization;
  • Knowledge of UN and bilateral donor programming;
  • 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.


  • IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
  • For this position, 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.

NB: Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (

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 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: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
  • IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link:
  • Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.

Application Closing Date
25th March, 2021 by 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Important Information and Notice

  • 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.
  • This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations.
  • Recommended candidates 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’s 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.
  • 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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