Project Administrative Assistant (MIRAC)
Context: Under the direct supervision of the Regional Programme Coordinator, the Administrative Assistant will provide all administrative and support functions of IOM Nigeria’s collaboration and liaison with the ECOWAS Commission: Core Functions / Responsibilities: 1. Provide administrative and logistical support to the overall IOM Nigeria/ECOWAS collaboration and cooperation initiatives; 2. Provide administrative support for internal and external meetings/workshops/trainings among the different components of IOM/ECOWAS projects. Liaise with relevant ECOWAS Directorates for organization of field visits and meetings at project sites. 3. Prepare travel authorizations, flights, airport transfers and arrangements for meetings, workshops, conferences, track and prepare itinerary, prepare associated documentations, facilitate visa application for staff and consultants when needed. Ensure that travel advances are settled in a timely manner. 4. Maintain a tracking sheet for consultancies and ensure that payments are made in a timely manner, in coordination with Resource Management Unit. 5. Prepare and track all Purchase Request Forms (PRFs) for IOM/ECOWAS activities. 6. Systematic filing of all IOM/ECOWAS programme documents and correspondences. 7. Prepare minute of meetings and reports during regular IOM/ECOWAS meetings. IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates. Page 2 / 3 8. Act as the IOM/ECOWAS focal point for liaising with other administrative units in IOM like Procurement, Finance, Transport and Human Resources. 9. Suggest improvements to strengthen existing internal controls in order to safeguard project resources. 10. Ensure compliance of project expenditure and procurement under IOM rules and regulations. 11. Assist in reviewing invoices presented for payment processing. 12. Preparation of communication related requests for all staff, pertinent to IOM/ECOWAS activities. 13. Procure and keep track of all assets, under IOM/ECOWAS implementation relationships. 14. Travel to the field as and when required. 15. Perform such other duties as may be assigned. Required Qualifications and Experience Languages English and/or French, previous experience in humanitarian work. Required Competencies Behavioural The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following competencies: 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 1 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. Other Internals of the Organization and NMS candidates, as well as external female candidates, will be considered as first-tier candidates. This vacancy is also open to second-tier candidates. Business Administration, Finance/ Accounting degree or equivalent; Postgraduate qualification in Business Administration is an added advantage. Previous experience in common services or a related function preferably with an international organization is an added advantage. Previous experience in working in project administrative functions in humanitarian organisation is an added advantage.
The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via email to [email protected] indicating position applied on subject line by Monday 1 st July 2019 In order for the applications to be considered valid, IOM only accepts applications with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for application, addressed to Human Resources, International Organization for Migration (IOM) and with a subject line SVN2019.83 Project Administrative Assistant (MIRAC) G4 All applications should include a functional email address, mobile numbers and detailed curriculum vitae (CV). Please note that this position is open only to Nigerian National applicants and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.