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Vacancy At The International Organization for Migration


Technical Officer (Humanitarian Hub)


The International Organization for Migration (IOM) which was 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 achieves this by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
They are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:


Job Title: Technical Officer (Humanitarian Hub)

SVN No.: SVN2017/169(P)
Location: Maiduguri, Borno

IOM Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, Six months with possibility of extension

Job Description

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Sub Office, Maiduguri and the direct supervision of the Project Manager (Humanitarian Hub (HH)) and the functional supervision of the Programme Manager (Shelter), the successful candidate will be responsible for monitoring and coordinating the technical aspects of construction and maintenance of the Humanitarian Hubs in North-East, Nigeria.

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Contribute  to  the  management  of  resources;  update  funding  and  expenditure  spreadsheets, track  resource  utilization,  draft  budget  revisions,  and  make  recommendations  on  spending plans.
  • Monitor the facilities and functioning of the Humanitarian Hub, document shortfalls or issues, and bring to the attention of the supervisor along with proposed solutions and improvements.
  • Coordinate  repairs,  maintenance,  and  installation  of  infrastructure  both  conventional  and temporary installations.
  • Implement  the  humanitarian  hub  preventive  programme  for  facility  equipment,  including HVAC and office equipment.
  • Ensure that any faults or defects are actioned promptly.
  • Supervise and monitor contractor work to agreed specifications.
  • Monitor   the   work   of   personnel   for   maintenance   purposes including housekeepers, electricians, plumbers, daily laborer’s etc., and recommend performance improvements.
  • Plan and coordinate essential central services such as reception, security, maintenance, mail, archiving, cleaning, catering, waste disposal and recycling.
  • Respond  to  emergencies  or  urgent  issues  as  they  arise,  informing  the  supervisor  or  taking action as appropriate.
  • Raise  Purchase  Requests  in  coordination  with  Hub  manager,  Hub  Operations  Manager, head of office and logistics for materials to maintain or improve the Humanitarian Hub.
  • Assess partner needs in the humanitarian hub, and draft proposals to meet these needs.
  • Draft sections of regular progress and other reports.
  • Perform such other duties as may be required.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Building  Management; Construction;  Engineering and Building Services; Facilities Management; Hospitality; Surveying; Property 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 in Technical background in construction;
  • Prior experience in setting up of Hubs and field based staff accommodation;
  • The job requires the incumbent to show competency in team work, reliability under pressure, capacity  handle  several  tasks  of  varying  priorities  at  the  same  time  and  careful  observance  of technical guidelines;
  • The staff will be expected to support the project in multiple locations as well as provide on-job support/training to the staff that will be deployed to these Hubs and Base Camps.


  • Fluency in English is required.

Desirable 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.

Application Closing Date
2nd October, 2017.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Please Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.




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