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Project Officer (Shelter)

Project Officer (Shelter)

Category: Engineering Jobs
Location: Borno
Date Published: 18th August, 2017
Contract Type: Full Time
Required Experience: 2 years
Expiry Date: 08/30/2017
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Project Officer (Shelter)  (International Organization for Migration (IOM))

Your responsibilities will include:
  • Assist in developing IOM Nigeria shelter, WASH and Non-Food Item (NFI) response options, which is sensitive to context and culture of affected geographic locations and populations.
  • Contribute to a coordinated shelter delivery in the areas of intervention by ensuring shelter response is complemented by other essential services.
  • 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.
  • Contribute to designing and conducting needs assessments related to shelter/WASH in various locations including camps, camp-like settings and host communities.
  • Contribute to designing and conducting post-distribution monitoring of all shelter/WASH activities.
  • Analyse data from assessments and Post Distribution Monitoring evaluations for guiding informed programming choices.
  • Develop and maintain effective project progress trackers and project monitoring tools.
  • Assist in identifying priority locations for rapid shelter response.
  • Work closely with Logistics and Procurement on the delivery of program items and assist in bidding process.
  • Work closely with IOM’s camp coordination and camp management (CCCM), Non-Food Item (NFI), Psychosocial Support Services (PSS), Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) teams to identify gaps and to ensure a comprehensive response strategy.
  • Contribute to developing Standard Operating Procedures for different activities implemented by IOM Shelter unit.
  • Contribute to the capacity building of the shelter team through training modules and close mentoring.
  • Support in reporting of all shelter/WASH activities for both internal and external audience.
  • Develop a systematic approach to capturing success stories on the ground.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

The ideal candidate for this role will have:
  • Master's Degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Civil Engineering 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.
  • Experience in shelter programming in complex emergencies both in camp settings and host community situation is essential;
  • Previous experience with handling budget and large scale shelter programmes;
  • Experience in project administration;
  • Knowledge of social and development issues as well as general migration related issues; Knowledge of project development, administration and evaluation concepts and procedures.
  • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of any regional languages is an advantage.
  • Desirable Competencies
  • 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;
  • Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
  • Professionalism - displays mastery of subject matter;
  • Teamwork - contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;
  • Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
  • Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.

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