Consultant Manual Developer and Trainer at the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) – 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 does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Consultant Manual Developer and Trainer

SVN No. : CFCV2022.88
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
IOM Classification: International Consultant
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Organizational Unit: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS), Protection
Type of Appointment: Consultant, 3 Months


  • The consultant will be under the overall supervision and report to the Project Manager Mental Health Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) and the direct supervision of the Project Officer (Protection).
  • The resource person will contribute to the implementation of the project on strengthening response mechanisms and accountability to Gender-based violence in North-east, North-central and North-west Nigeria.
  • The resource person will be responsible for developing a training manual for a Training of Trainers (ToTs) for civilian law enforcement agents with focus on Nigerian police force (NPF), Nigerian security civil defence corps (NSCDC) and National agency for prohibition of trafficking in persons (NAPTiP) which will be informed through:
    • Mapping and assessing the training needs for NPF, NSCDC and NAPTiP in those states, including understanding the judiciary and legal framework policies and procedures to identify key areas to align the manual on preventing, responding to GBV and TiP issues in the North-East, North Central and Northwest.
    • Incorporate feedback and lessons learned from the first phase of the project in Borno and Adamawa.
    • Desk review, initial findings from a Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) survey IOM completed in early 2022. The consultant will then conduct a Training of Trainers (ToT) using the revised training manuals with a select group of Law Enforcement Officers from the five states.

The Key outputs of this consultancy will be:

  • Revised training manuals with content to address the identified areas to strengthen for law enforcement agencies to improve the quality of the GBV, TiP victims’ assistance.
  • Capacity-building of Nigerian authorities to enhance operational and technical competencies in the identification of victims of trafficking, as well as the prevention of and response to GBV, TiP, and safeguarding.

Core Functions / Responsibilities
The Consultant will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Map and assess protection need and training needs in the project’s new geographic areas of focus through consultation sessions with relevant stakeholders and a desk review; identify gaps that need to be improved at each stage of the law enforcement protection service provision process; identify and summarize recommendations for the manual’s revision.
  • Update the three existing training manuals based on the findings of the assessment and recommendations, which will be used to ensure continuous training of law enforcement officers in GBV and TIP response. Incorporate lessons learnt from the first phase of the project into the review of the contextualised training manuals for law enforcement agents
  • Develop complementary tools and activities with role play methodology to facilitate practical skills, such as interviewing skills, referral skills, development of case response plans, data capturing and classification skills etc. to improve the capacity of law enforcement agents to provide protection services for GBV and TiP survivors in their daily practice.
  • Update IOM’s guidelines and tools for the project team on how to conduct supervision sessions for the trained trainers, identify gaps during these sessions, and develop action plans to address identified challenges.
  • Update existing pre-test and post-test to measure knowledge gain of training participants.
  • Carry out the training of trainers’ session to a group of selected and vetted law enforcement officers.

Tangible and Measurable Outputs of the Work Assignment (with realistic delivery dates):

  • First deliverable – Conduct assessment and submit report. Time: 20 working days
  • Second deliverable – Updated three existing training manuals. Time: 10 working days and submit final manual to be completed by 9 September 2022
  • Third deliverable – Submit complementary tools for practical skills. Time: 4 working days
  • Fourth deliverable – Updated guidelines and tools for supervision sessions. Time: 2 working days.
  • Five deliverable – Updated pre-test and post-test tool. Time: 1 working day
  • Six deliverable – Deliver training and submit activity report. Time: 15 working days and the TOT should be completed by 30 September 2022.

Performance Indicators for the Evaluation of Results

  • Timely execution of assigned responsibilities
  • Satisfaction with communication, availability, and coordination efforts of the consultant
  • Validation of final manual submitted by the consultant for quality and relevance.
  • Satisfaction with the overall performance of the consultant.

Travel Required:

  • Travel to Yola, Kaduna, Plateau, Nasarawa and Abuja on need basis.


  • Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Gender studies, Public Health, Social work, Humanities, Law or other related discipline from an accredited academic institution

Experience & Skills:

  • Five (5) years of relevant professional experience; or University Degree in the above fields with seven (7) years of relevant professional experience.
  • Experience working on protection, counter trafficking, GBV in emergencies and gender programming in humanitarian and/or development contexts.
  • Experience in capacity building on protection, counter trafficking and GBV.
  • Previous experience in developing training manuals on Gender Based Violence (GBV) and trafficking persons (TiP) required.
  • Experience training law enforcement officers and other government officials desirable.
  • Proven experience in participatory processes and data collection methods (including age and gender, appropriate data collection methods).
  • Excellent analytical, research, writing and communication skills.
  • Expertise and experience in the humanitarian and sector.
  • Practical experience working with mixed group host communities and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) women, men, girls and boys.


  • Fluency in English is required (Oral and Written).


  • Knowledge of any local languages.

Required Competencies:
The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:


  • Inclusion and respect for diversity respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintain 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.


  • Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
  • This is a national position and only candidates residing in the country of the duty station within commuting distance will be considered.
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment.

Application Closing Date
25th July, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Applications via email to: indicating the Position number as the subject of the email.
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Important Information and Notice

  • 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 “CFCV2022.88. Maiduguri. International Consultant. Manual Developer and Trainer”.
  • All applications should include a functional email address, mobile numbers, and detailed curriculum vitae (CV)
  • This position is open only to International applicants and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • No Fees: IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training, or other fee).
  • IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

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