Programme Officer (Labour Migration) (P2) needed at International Organization for Migration

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Job title : Programme Officer (Labour Migration) (P2)

Job Location : Abuja

Deadline : July 21, 2024

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Under the overall supervision of the Director of the IOM Special Liaison Office (SLO) in Addis Ababa, the direct technical supervision of the JLMP Programme Coordinator at the African Union Commission (AUC) in Addis Ababa and the administrative supervision of the Chief of Mission of IOM Nigeria as relevant, and in regular technical oversight of the Sr. Regional Labour Mobility and Social Inclusion Specialist (ROWCA) in coordination with the Director of Humanitarian and Social Affairs at the Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS) Secretariat, and in close cooperation with the Programme Steering Committee, the Programme Officer (Labour Migration) will be responsible for providing technical support and assistance with the coordination and implementation of the JLMP Programme.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Act as JLMP Programme Focal Point in coordinating and streamlining the JLMP interventions to the overall JLMP Programme at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
  • Facilitate the timely implementation of the JLMP projects in the ECOWAS region in accordance with the planned activities in the workplan.
  • In close collaboration with the IOM Regional Office (RO) Dakar and the JLMP Coordinator AUC in Addis Ababa, support the ECOWAS Commission in analysing and formulating appropriate responses in the area of labour mobility and related sectors.
  • Attend expert meetings and relevant consultative forums at the ECOWAS and work to increase awareness about the JLMP Programme.
  • In close coordination with the Sr. Regional Labour Migration and Social Inclusion Specialist in ROWCA, provide substantive support for communication, report writing and resource mobilization to relevant institutions at the ECOWAS and MS level on Labour Migration Issues.
  • In close coordination with relevant colleagues in RO Dakar, assist in strengthening and support the ECOWAS migration programme portfolio in the operationalization of the ECOWAS Migration Policy Framework at regional and national levels.
  • Provide substantive support to advance the labour migration portfolio within ECOWAS and affiliated entities, through capacity building, partnership building, communication, report writing and resource mobilization.
  • Strengthen linkages and coordination of the JLMP Programme with other thematic areas, units and specialized institutions within the ECOWAS and its development partners on issues
  • related to labour migration.
  • Maintain good working relationships with key interlocutors engaged with migration policy issues within and beyond ECOWAS. In close coordination with the Sr. Regional Labour Migration and Social Inclusion Specialist in ROWCA, ensure regular Labour Migration policy analysis at the ECOWAS and MS level, provide technical support in managing the JLMP Programme, its implementation, and its monitoring and evaluation.
  • Provide assistance to decision makers at ECOWAS and the Member States level for the adoption and mainstreaming of JLMP Programme activities and initiatives through relevant policy organs
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Education

  • Master’s degree in Development Economics, Political Science, Business Administration,
  • Project Management, Public Administration/Management, 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

  • Proven knowledge and experience on project management, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting;
  • Experience in budget formulation, financial management and administration;
  • Experience in developing and maintaining partnerships with government counterparts, UN agencies, donors, and NGO partners;
  • Experience in working with the RECs, IOM, ECA, ILO and EU on the fields of labour, employment, social protection, labour migration and labour market information systems; and,
  • Working experience and collaboration with continental and regional social partners’ organizations (Business Africa, Organization of African Trade Union Unity (OATUU) and
  • International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) Africa); M&E, follow-up on employment, labour and social protection policy frameworks, including MS, RECs and international partners.

Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in either French or English;
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment;
  • Ability to prepare high quality and technically sound reports;
  • Capacity to provide technical support in the area of labour, employment and labour migration, labour market information systems, as well as on AU Policy Organs relevant for the project implementation, policy oversight and monitoring (Specialized Technical Committee on Social
  • Development, Labour and Employment, Executive Council, Assembly of Heads of States and Government, Pan African parliament, etc.);
  • Excellent command of office software, such as MS Office, spreadsheets, databases;
  • Familiarity with the AU-ILO-IOM-ECA Joint Programme on Labour Migration Governance for
  • Development and Integration (better known as the Joint Labour Migration Programme or JLMP) in Africa;
  • Familiarity with the Labour migration aspects, Labor migration policy and legal frameworks;
  • Knowledge of, and ability to perform a variety of conceptual analyses in the field of the project;
  • Problem solving capability; and,
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain strong working relations with relevant Government and
  • Non-Governmental counterparts, international organizations, civil society or private sector entities

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