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Programme Manager, DDRR, IOM Nigeria

The nine-year violent conflict across North-eastern and East Nigeria and bordering areas in Niger, Chad and Cameroon have created a deepening social, political, security and humanitarian crisis that has displaced approximately 2.6 million people and affected some 17 million. In response to request from Government of Nigeria, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is supporting activities aimed at creating the necessary pre-conditions for the identification and reintegration of ‘low-risk’ Non-State Armed Groups detainees and defecting former fighters, reducing recruitment into armed groups and promoting broad reconciliation for Page 1 / 5 sustained reintegration and peacebuilding.

Working under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM), and in close coordination with the Head, Transition and Recovery Division (TRD) at IOM Headquarters (HQs), and Emergency and Post Crisis (EPC) Regional Thematic Specialist (RTS) at the Regional Office for West and Central Africa (ROWCA), the successful candidate will be responsible for the overall management and coordination of the Demobilization, Disassociation, Reintegration and Reconciliation (DDRR) programme at IOM of Nigeria.

S/he will provide overall guidance to IOM's country-level DDRR activities with a particular focus on supporting a government-led process, including the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of respective national legal and policy frameworks, and supporting aspects such as registration and vetting processes, public outreach and communications, community-based reconciliation mechanisms to provide locally tailored reintegration assistance to individuals who have separated from Non-State Armed Groups, as a critical step for regional peace-building and restoration of social cohesion. S/he will convene multiple stakeholders across government, in the international community, and within the Organization to facilitate programme success.

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