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SVN 2017/110 (P) - Programme Development Officer (P2) - Niamey, Niger

Niamey (Niger)

Position Title Programme Development Officer

Duty Station :Niamey, Niger 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

Closing Date : 21 June 2017

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.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. 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, Congo, Cabo

Verde, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia,

Guyana, Iceland, Cambodia, Comoros, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Libya,

Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Maldives, Namibia, Nauru,

Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Vanuatu, Samoa


Under the overall guidance of the Chief of Mission (CoM) in Niger, the overall supervision of the Programme Manager/Chief of Party (PM/COP) for the Niger Community Cohesion Initiative (NCCI), and the direct supervision of the Deputy Programme Manager/Deputy Chief of Party (DPM/DCOP), the successful candidate supports programme activity development and ensures that programme activities align with programme objectives and sub-objectives. The NCCI is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI). Through NCCI, IOM seeks to improve community stabilization in order to foster an enabling environment for sustainable peace and traditional development programmes. To achieve these objectives, NCCI designs and implements small-grant activities through a process-oriented, community driven approach that emphasizes project processes. Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1. Support Programme Development Unit (PDU) and contribute to the successful development of the programme’s small grant initiatives in accordance with programme objectives and evolving strategies.

2. In close coordination with the Senior Management Team (SMT) and the M&E Unit, share Page 1 / 4information on programming trends and impact, lessons learned and best practices. 3. Support capacity building, coaching and reporting to field-based colleagues, including Sub-Office Heads, as needed, for the participatory development of small grant activities that respond to the programme strategy, emerging opportunities, evolving priorities and donor expectations in programmes areas of operation.

4. In coordination with the Deputy Programme Manager / Deputy Chief of Party (DPM/DCOP) and Sub-Office Heads, work closely with the PDU colleagues to ensure achievement of programme funds commitment targets, including weekly and monthly targets for new grant activities.

5. Design and support an efficient plan for regular travel of Unit staff to field offices, to address and identify solutions to challenges at the field level. Evaluate post-travel reports, support the resolution of challenges undermining achievement of targets and keep the SMT informed of efforts of developments.

6. Review narrative components of all Yellow Light and Green Light activity templates closely to ensure proper completion of all sections, that activity descriptions align with programme goals, strategic objectives and theories of change, and that budgets align with proposed activities. 7. Support the development of presentations of new YLs and GLs (per established weekly targets) in close collaboration with Associate Programme Officers (APOS) at weekly Senior Programme Team (SPT) meeting and provide strong justifications for submissions for donor approval.

8. Provide inputs to cluster background documents by established deadlines, in close coordination with the DPM and the M&E Officer.

9. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, Business Administration, International Relations, Law 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

• Experience in project development, and in the preparation of project narrative reports, statements and or projections required;

• Prior work experience with IOM is an asset;

• Prior knowledge of OTI programmatic terms of engagement is an advantage; • Prior work experience in the region and understanding of region issues and trends is an advantage;

• Proven experience in the development of theories of change, log frames, result matrixes and work plans and M&E plans desired;

• Excellent writing capacities required and an ability to communicate with a wide variety of audiences strongly desired.


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French is an advantage. Page 2 / 4Desirable 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.


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.

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. How to apply:

system, by 21 June 2017 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 completed.

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.

Posting period:

From 08.06.2017 to 21.06.2017

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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: Niamey (Niger)
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development
  • Closing Date: 2017-06-21

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