International Consultant specialised in Protection Projects Management and Case Management

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International Organization for Migration


Duration of Consultancy: Three months

Nature of the consultancy: Protection Officer (Management of protection projects and case management)

Project Context and Scope:

IOM Niger provides technical and financial support to the government of Niger to contribute to the development and implementation of human rights-based migration management responses and policies and, as well as to provides protection and assistance to IDPs across the country and migrants transiting to, traveling to and returning to Niger.

Through the Migrants Resource and Response Mechanism (MRRM), migrants can access non-discriminatory, gender and age sensitive services including direct assistance, health, shelter, mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), assisted voluntary return and reintegration (AVRR), legal and administrative assistance. Also, it allows to provide inclusive awareness raising and conduct data collection and analysis. More than 90.000 people have been assisted through the MRRM by IOM Niger since 2016.

IOM contributes to strengthening counter-trafficking and child protection national responses through capacity building, policy development, as well as technical, material and financial assistance to improved access to rights of victims of trafficking and children.

Under the overall supervision of Senior Programme Coordinator (MPA), the direct supervision of the Protection Coordinator, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for providing assistance in the implementation, monitoring and development of protection activities in Niger, including in emergency, with a focus on Counter Trafficking, Child Protection and Gender Based Violence. The selected candidate will also be responsible for fostering protection mainstreaming into other areas of intervention (Assisted Voluntary Return & Reintegration, Emergency Responses, Immigration and Border management, Transition and Recovery). Activities will be carried out in coordination with the United Nations, coordinated humanitarian strategies and government counterparts.

Organizational Department / Unit to which the Consultant is contributing: Protection Unit

Category A Consultants: Tasks to be performed under this contract

  • Assist the Protection coordinator in the development and management (financial, reporting, operational) of programs and directly manage projects assigned, in compliance with donor and IOM institutional requirements (including financial management and reporting).
  • Supervise the daily activities of protection team members in coordination with the protection Coordinator and the other Protection Officers: organize and assist the team in achieving their tasks, provide guidance and training, and ensure compliance to IOM guidelines, policy and standards.
  • Contribute to develop projects and to the growth of the protection portfolio.
  • Facilitate protection mainstreaming (including GBV) and integration of cross-cutting issues (disability, AAP, gender) in IOM regular programmes and crisis response activities (including assistance to returnees). This shall include tip sheets, guidance notes, communication / awareness tools, protection checklists for specific measures in different sectors, good practices, and more
  • Participate in inter-agency protection fora/meetings (e.g. protection, child-protection, gender-based violence, health, relevant task forces.) when needed and monitor the protection needs of mobile populations as well as communities affected by mobility in coordination with the Protection Coordinator based in Niamey.
  • In close coordination with the Protection Officer in Agadez and the Case Management FP in Niamey, oversee the response to individual cases of concern and coordinate case management mechanisms and reporting.
  • Contribute to knowledge management and capacity development by providing technical expertise in the field of protection to colleagues and partners, implementing capacity building activities and producing briefs.
  • Support developing and maintaining strong working relationships with government authorities and partners and ensure timely and qualitative information sharing.
  • Contribute to improve the Protection Unit information management and communication capacities in coordination with IOM Communication and Data&Research Units.
  • Undertake duty travels, in line with prevailing security restrictions, relating to project assessments, liaison with counterparts, and project implementation, as required.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Performance indicators for the evaluation of results

  1. Projects are implemented in line with relevant action plans
  2. A workplan to organize the work of the team is developed and updated
  3. The database for Case management is up to date and cases are cared for in accordance with IOM procedures
  4. Capacities of staff members in the field of protection are improved
  5. Projects are developed in line with IOM procedures
  6. Regular coordination meetings are held with relevant partners

Education, Experience and/or skills required

Eductation:

  • Master’s degree in Humanitarian Affairs, Political Science, Law, Human Rights, Development Studies 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 the field of protection and particularly migrants protection;
  • Experience in protection / GBV in emergencies and familiarity with related coordination mechanisms;
  • Experience with providing technical guidance and conducting capacity building on protection / GBV principles and approaches for various stakeholders (including non-Protection / GBV specialized staff, partners (e.g., national authorities, implementing partners, etc.);
  • Experience in project management and coordination;
  • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, other national/international institutions and NGOs;
  • Experience managing teams;
  • Working experience with an operational UN agency or a major international NGO in the field of protection and assistance of refugees, internally displaced people, and/or migrants, is an asset.

Skills

  • Ability to work in dynamic, fast pace environment;
  • Ability to formulate relevant programmatic inputs;
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately and pay attention to detail;
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to analyses complex problems and identify and convey clear, rapid solutions;
  • Excellent communication skills in multicultural environments;
  • knowledge of the broad range of migration-related subject areas dealt with by the Organization;
  • Knowledge of international protection standards;
  • Knowledge of case management principles an asset;
  • Strong IT skills and knowledge of data analytics programs is an asset;

Languages

Fluency in English and French is required; Knowledge of local languages is an advantage

Travel required

The consultant is expected to travel to the duty station, Niamey. The consultant may travel to sub offices in Niger as necessary.

Competencies

Values

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.
  • 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.
  • Courage: demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
  • Empathy: shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators

  • 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 actions and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication. Explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications – CV and motivation letter addressed to the Chief of Mission – via the email address: [email protected].

For an application to be considered candidates are requested to mention “International Consultant specialised in Protection Projects Management and Case Management” as subject.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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