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VN 2015/122 (P) -Programme Manager (FMM West Africa) (P4) - Abuja, Nigeria

Abuja (Nigeria)

Under the supervision of the Regional Director for West and Central Africa and the administrative direction of the Chief of Mission of IOM Abuja, the successful candidate will be responsible for the overall coordination and management of the European Union (EU) - funded Programme “Support to Free Movement of Persons and Migration in West Africa (FMM West Africa)”. This five year programme aims to maximise the development potential of free movement of persons and migration in the Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS) by supporting the effective implementation of the ECOWAS legal and policy framework on free movement and migration.

The programme is implemented by a Consortium of Partners, under the lead of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in close coordination with the ECOWAS Commission. The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are the two implementing partners.

The successful candidate will head the Programme Support Unit (PSU) that has been established for the implementation of the programme and is comprised of the managerial, technical, financial and administrative staff of the three implementing agencies of the programme (IOM, ICMPD, ILO).

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Oversee and support the functioning of the programme governance and management structures, specifically the Programme Support Unit (PSU) and the Committee for Programme Steering and Coordination (CPSC).

  2. Coordinate the implementation of all programme activities by the PSU, ensuring a smooth and effective transition between the different phases of the programme.

  3. Coordinate and monitor the administrative, human resources and financial aspects of the programme and supervise IOM programme staff, in close coordination with the Resources Management Officer (RMO).

  4. Monitor and ensure compliance by the consortium partners with their obligations in implementing the programme as stipulated under the partnership agreements.

  5. Monitor the activities and results of the programme, and ensure the timely submission of narrative and financial reports to the EU Delegation in Abuja, in accordance with the provisions of the contribution agreement signed between IOM and the EU.

  6. Ensure regular liaison with, and be responsible for representation of the PSU and the programme, to the EU, ECOWAS, and all other project stakeholders.

  7. Undertake duty travel for programme coordination purposes.

  8. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment

system, by December 16, 2015 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 filled in and submitted with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application in your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: IOM - International Organization for Migration
  • Location: Abuja (Nigeria)
  • Grade: Senior - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2015-12-16

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