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We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: National Protocol Officer
SVN No.: SVN2018/122
Organizational Unit: Resource Management
IOM Classification: NOA
Type of Appointment: Special Short-Term (SST) 6 months with possibility of extension
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and the direct supervision of the Deputy Chief of Mission (DCoM), incumbent will be coordinate and liaise with various external stakeholders as well as provide administrative support to the CoM and DCoM. S/he will;
Core Functions / Responsibilities
Government Liaison/External Relations duties:
Act as the appointed Mission focal point for its relations with the government authorities pursue networking and provide advice on various entities relevant to Nigeria.
Arrange meetings between the Chief of Mission (CoM) and other IOM officials as necessary with relevant authorities and coordinate the required correspondence.
Follow up on communication and issues with the Government for administrative action.
Coordinate with the relevant Nigerian authorities to ensure smooth embarkation of IOM assisted migrants.
Coordinate with relevant authorities for the use of airport facilities by IOM.
Obtain appointments with government officials as required by IOM Chief of Mission.
Provide necessary support to Regional Bodies linked to IOM.
In coordination with Chief of Mission, assist other units to address their protocol matters with the government.
Advice the Chief of Mission on changes in national legislation and administrative matters for compliance.
Obtain and facilitate accreditations as may be required for IOM officials.
Make applications for re-entry permit and their subsequent extension as may be required.
Make applications for notification of” first arrivals” for international staff and obtain their I/D cards and all other residency related documents for international staff assigned to IOM Nigeria.
In close coordination with and upon request by common services, facilitate imports/ exports as maybe necessary.
Maintain an updated record of privileges and Immunities offered by the Nigerian Government and advice the international staff, when appropriate.
Create, maintain, and update documentation of international staff residency, privileges, import/export status of personal car and other commodities, and all other related documents for easy reference.
Obtain entry visas for IOM Nigeria staff travelling to other countries.
Obtain Nigeria entry visas for IOM staff from other missions travelling to Nigeria on official missions and Visa on Arrival (VOA) as needed.
Request and follow-up on verification of documents as per requests by re-settlement countries.
Any other related duties as maybe assigned by the Chief of Mission