Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Resource Management Officer at IOM - UN Migration

With 169 member states and offices in over 100 countries, the UN Migration Agency (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.Resource Management Officer at IOM - UN Migration

Job Title: Resource Management Officer

Location: Borno State

Job Description
The North Eastern part of Nigeria has witnessed an increase in violence since the beginning of 2015, causing a major humanitarian crisis. More than two million individuals have been displaced as a consequence of the intensified attacks by the insurgents, as well as the counter-insurgency activities of the Nigerian Government, with the highest number of displacements taking place in Borno, Yobe, Gombe and Adamawa States.
 
In order to support the Government of Nigeria strengthen the humanitarian response in the North east, the Humanitarian community is working towards expanding its scope of intervention beyond Maiduguri into priority satellite sites in newly accessible areas. This however brings to light the need for increased accommodation and office space to meet the growing numbers of staff in Maiduguri.
IOM and participating partners are improving the access and service delivery to beneficiaries in the conflict-affected areas through the establishment of humanitarian hubs in Maiduguri and other strategic locations.
 
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and the direct supervision of the Resource Management Officer (RMO) in Abuja, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for monitoring of the budgetary, financial, human resources and administrative functions of the Maiduguri sub-office. S/he will also contribute to providing recommendations aiming at increasing effectiveness and efficiency of resource management in the Maiduguri sub-office.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1. Monitor financial management, particularly in the Maiduguri sub-office, including the oversight
of  financial  expenditures  and  accountability.  Undertake  financial  analysis  of  all  activities  in  the assigned sub-offices.
2. Coordinate with senior management the preparation of donor financial reports in accordance
with IOM regulations and established procedures.
3. Assist in forecasting cash flows according to activities in the Mission and ensure daily control
of funds disbursed; verify that funding is received in accordance with donor agreements.
4.  Participate  in  the  preparation  and  draft  portions  of  the  annual  budget  for  the  Mission,  and
assist in the preparation of budgets for new programmes.
5.  Inspect  payroll  versus  budgets,  ensuring  that  salaries  are  correctly  allocated  to  projects
consistent with IOM's projectization criteria.
6.  Make  recommendations  on  procedural  improvements  and  assist  in  training  local  staff  in  the relevant areas of administration and finance.
7. Assist in the supervision of the Mission’s administrative functions, and other related activities,
in accordance with the Organization’s policies and procedures.
8.  Monitor  the  implementation  of  procurement,  logistics,  facilities  maintenance,  guest  house
administration,  asset  administration,  and  transport  support  within  established  internal  control
mechanisms.
9. Evaluate, monitor and update the database of vendor/contractor accreditation and evaluation
status to ensure a pool of reliable vendors and contractors.
10.  Establish  and  monitor  a  tracking  system  of  commodities,  supplies,  and  equipment  and
project assets in the mission.
11.  Liaise  with  other  internal  functional  units  of  the  Mission,  and  support  the  supervisor  in
liaising with banks, donors and government counterparts and other stakeholders as required in
the performance of the accounting function.
12.  Liaise  with  relevant  units  at  IOM  Abuja  with  regard  to  the  financial  and  administrative
activities of the Mission.
13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:
Education

• Master's  degree  in  Finance,  Accounting,  Business  Administration  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.
•Professional  certification  as  chartered  accountant  (CA)  or  certified  public  accountant  (CPA),
Chartered  Institute  of  Management  Accountants  (CIMA),  or  Association  of  Chartered  Certified
Accountants (ACCA) will be a distinct advantage.

Experience
• Experience in financial management, accounting and budgeting;
• Experience  in  the  field  of  resources  management,  IOM  project  financial  planning  and  budget
revision management;
• Good knowledge of human resources management;
• Familiarity with financial oversight and public administration;
• Experience in liaising with governmental and diplomatic authorities as well as with international
institutions;
• Knowledge of IOM’s regulations, policies and procedures preferred;
• Knowledge  of  International  Public  Sector  Accounting  Standards  (IPSAS)  and  SAP  highly
desirable;
• Audit experience highly regarded;
• Knowledge of IOM accounting systems, software and procedures a distinct advantage.

Languages
Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of any local language is an advantage.

Desirable Competencies:
Behavioral

• 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

How to apply
Interested candidates should;
Click here to apply

In  order for  an  application  to  be  considered  valid,  IOM  only  accepts  online  profiles  duly
completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  You can track the progress of your application on
your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

For more job details click here

Application Deadline Date
26th February, 2018.

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