Employment: Facilitating Community Engagement for the Identification of Community Projects in North West Nigeria at the International Organization for Migration – IOM

CFCV No.: CFCV2022/069
Location: Work from home with travel
Estimated start date: As soon as possible
Organizational Unit: Migration Management
IOM Classification: Consultant
Type of appointment: Consultant, 2 months

Objective
Study the impact of enhanced border management on the socio-economic structure of border communities and livelihood opportunities, the impact of enhanced border management on cross-border trade in border communities, the link between irregular migration and livelihood opportunities, challenges facing livelihood opportunities at border communities, impact of climate change on livelihood opportunities and opportunities for sustainable and viable livelihoods.

The context

  • The study on assessing the impact of improved border management on the socio-economic structure of border communities and livelihood opportunities in North West Nigeria was conducted under the Strengthening of cross-border cooperation on border management and counter-trafficking between Niger and Nigeria (Phase II) in the border communities of Illela and Gada in Sokoto State, Kongolam-Koza and Kawurin Kudi in Sokoto State of Katsina as well as Maigatari in Jigawa State, all in the North West part of Nigeria in December 2021, using a combination of desk review and qualitative approaches and validated in February 2022.
  • The report, which draws on responses from survey participants in border communities comprised of community elders, traditional leaders, youth, women, vigilante groups, and law enforcement agencies. law enforcement, offered a series of recommendations to help ensure positive changes in border infrastructure as well as effective border management to minimize migrant smuggling and human trafficking, illicit smuggling of goods into communities borders that will have a positive impact on the lives and livelihoods of residents. The study further proposed ways to strengthen and improve relations between border communities and law enforcement.
  • Specifically, the study examines the impact of enhanced border management on the socio-economic structure of border communities and livelihood opportunities, the impact of enhanced border management on cross-border trade in border communities, the link between irregular migration and livelihood opportunities, challenges facing livelihood opportunities. in border communities, the impact of climate change on livelihood opportunities and opportunities for sustainable and viable livelihoods.
  • The consultancy is within the Migration Management Unit, IOM Nigeria, within the framework of the implementation of the strengthening of cross-border cooperation on border management and the fight against trafficking between Niger and Nigeria (Programme CATS II).
  • The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the National Program Officer (MM), IOM Abuja, in close collaboration with designated staff of the Migration Management (MM) Unit.

Main functions / Responsibilities

  • Submit a detailed inception report including work plans that cover mapping plans of community leaders and all relevant border community actors, community response, and preparatory materials for sensitization/dissemination workshops and inauguration meetings ( agenda, concept notes)
  • Identify and submit a list of relevant migration actors in the target border communities of Illela and Gada (Sokoto State), Kongolam, Koza and Kawurin-Kudi (Katsina State) and Maigatari (Jigawa State)
  • Facilitate three (3) sensitization workshops (one each) for the 3 targeted States aimed at disseminating the reports for the study report on the assessment of the impact of enhanced border management on the socio-economic structure of the border communities and livelihood opportunities across border communities in the northwestern states and the report of the study on the perception of interaction, interdependence and mutual perception between border communities and law enforcement, immigration/border, criminal justice and protection agencies in North West Nigeria.
  • Support the establishment of coordination structures (community project committees) that would ensure ownership and sustainability of interventions in targeted communities through regular meetings with stakeholders.
  • Facilitate the inauguration of community project committees and the validation of adopted TORs.
  • Provide a draft standard IOM report on the workshops for IOM review and input.
  • Provide a final report incorporating the review and IOM’s input.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned.

Performance indicators for the evaluation of results

  • Inception report and draft preparatory documents.
  • Facilitation of 3 targeted workshops at the state level
  • Approval of final reports by IOM and submission of all relevant documents. The report should include approved terms of reference for community project committees, including their composition, roles and responsibilities, and timelines for action.

Qualifications and experience required

  • A Master’s degree with 5 years of professional experience in Social Sciences, with a specialization in (Migration, Geography, International Population Studies,) or equivalent training or University degree with seven years of relevant professional experience.
  • 5 years of relevant experience in migration management activities, especially borders in Nigeria.
  • A good record of community engagement is preferred.
  • Good experience working with the Government of Nigeria and international organizations is preferred.
  • Excellent drafting and report writing skills.
  • Fluent spoken and written English. Ability to speak and write in Hausa language will be an advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Good conversational and listening skills.
  • Proven experience in facilitating meetings and workshops.
  • Familiarity with local and international migration issues.

Languages ​​:

  • Fluent English; Knowledge of multiple languages/locales advantageous.

Travel required:

  • Frequent trips to Sokoto, Jigawa and Katsina states.

Required Skills :
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 calm, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core competencies – behavioral indicators:

  • Teamwork: Develops and promotes effective collaboration within and between units to achieve common goals and maximize results.
  • Delivering Results: Produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed results.
  • Manage and share knowledge: constantly seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: Takes ownership for the achievement of organizational priorities and takes responsibility for own actions and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex issues in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Others:

  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and clearances by the relevant government, if applicable.
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply.


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