Project Officer (CBI) at International Organization for Migration (IOM)

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: Project Officer (CBI)

Requisition: SVN 2020 269
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
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


  • Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and the direct supervision of the Head of Sub Office (HoSo) and technical coordination with Reconciliation and Reintegration (RR)Program Coordinator, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting Cash Based Interventions (CBI) activities in IOM North East (NE) Nigeria programs.
  • S / he will contribute to NE Nigeria Emergency Operations including Shelter, Non-Food Items (NFI), (Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Livelihoods and will additionally support DDRR program.
  • The main objective of the position is to participate in improving preparedness in Cash Based Interventions, ensure the timely implementation of activities, and contribute to the development of relevant projects for IOM operations in NE Nigeria.

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Provide technical inputs to the HoSo on integrating CBIs into operational plans and strategies that efficiently meet programme objectives, liaising with technical sectors as required.
  • Research different options and modalities for CBIs to be implemented by IOM in North-East Nigeria and follow-up with implementation accordingly.
  • Liaise with strategic partners (e.g. Government agencies, UN partners, INGOs, research institutions, private sector entities) to facilitate complementarity in the assessment, design and implementation of CBIs. Use this information to assist in the selection and design of optimal solutions for IOM Cash Based Interventions.
  • Participate in relevant cash forums including the Cash Working Group.
  • Maintain communication with IOM HQ CBI team to facilitate IOM Nigeria compliance with existing guidelines, policies and procedures, timely reporting on CBI programming, technical guidance and keeping up to date on emerging developments within IOM globally.
  • Work with IOM resource management, Procurement unit and programme staff to implement CBI activities successfully.
  • In coordination with relevant colleagues in the resource management unit, evaluate, compare and recommend different cash transfer mechanisms and available Financial Service Providers.
  • In coordination with relevant colleagues in the resource management unit, conduct relevant market assessments to recommend potential areas of intervention as necessary.
  • Supervise and monitor the cash and voucher transfers planned under IOM operations in Northeast Nigeria, and other programme staff involved in the planning and management of CBI transfers, including facilitating implementation and monitoring of CBI based programmes at the Sub-Office level.
  • Support the capacity building and provide training to the mission to implement CBIs and provide recommendations mainly related to human resources, security, tools and equipment.
  • Periodically review the appropriateness for CBI responses in accordance with the current concept of operations for IOM CBI, specifically for transition and recovery activities.
  • Provide guidance to IOM Country Office and Maiduguri sub-office on risk management for CBI based programme implementation.
  • Closely coordinate with the M&E section within the Unit and the M&E Unit of the Country Office, to check that relevant output and outcome indicators for CBI are systematically being collected and analyzed in a manner that will help the Sub-Office to determine efficiency and effectiveness of CBI delivery as well as the appropriateness of the transfer modality choice.
  • Undertake visits to view project sites and meet beneficiaries in order to facilitate progress and the achievement of project objectives.
  • Document any lessons learned for CBI programming for IOM in NE Nigeria context.
  • Draft periodic and ad hoc reports on IOM’s CBI based activities in NE Nigeria, including inputs for operational improvements and potential scope for IOM’s CBI programming.
  • Perform such other related duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Political Science, International Development, Emergency Practice, International Relations or a related field from an accredited institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or
  • University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.


  • Experience working in different types of CBI programming in various humanitarian agencies;
  • Experience in working in cash-based assistance programmes and proven knowledge and technical experience in set up, design, implementation and monitoring of CBIs from a multisectoral perspective;
  • A sound knowledge of different cash modalities and a wide variety of CBI programming;
  • Experience in interagency coordination.


  • Ability to utilize relevant cash mapping tools;
  • Ability to formulate relevant programmatic inputs;
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to analyses complex problems and identify and convey clear, rapid solutions;
  • Effective resource management skills;
  • Strong general analytical skills;
  • In depth knowledge of the broad range of migration related subject areas dealt with by the Organization; and,
  • Knowledge of UN and bilateral donor programming.


  • 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: 1  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.


  • 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.

Application Closing Date
17th December, 2020; by 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland.

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


  • No 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.

No Fees:

  • IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

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