Local Migration Expert needed at Seefar Nigeria

Seefar – We are a social enterprise with a mission to work with vulnerable people to build a better future. We specialise in justice, migration and social inclusion. Our expertise is in strategic communications, counseling, consulting, monitoring and evaluation, and research. We work in East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, East Africa, North Africa, the Sahel and Europe.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Local Migration Expert

Locations: Edo and Lagos
Project Type: Contract
Duration: One Year

Job Description

  • Seefar is seeking multiple passionate people to help guide Nigerian individuals in understanding their migration options and to help them make informed choices
  • This includes through understanding the realities of life in destination countries, the status of migrants in destination countries, the risks of the journey and alternatives
  • As Local Migration Expertt you must be empathetic, confident and influential
  • This role demands someone who is smart, intrinsically motivated, worldly and interested in hard challenges. Seefar has a track record for delivering research, consulting, program design and evaluations and strategic communications projects, including on migration and human trafficking issues.

Primary Responsibilities
The following are the primary responsibilities of the role, with estimated allocations of time and attention:
Deliver: Project and Mission Implementation (Approximately 90% of your time and attention):

  • Organising, leading and conducting events to raise awareness amongst Nigerian individuals about the dangers of irregular migration to Europe to help them make more informed decisions.
  • Conducting individual or small group consultations with target audience members to understand their perspectives and help them interpret and highlight risks; and provide information about the risks and challenges of irregular migration both in transit and in destination countries.
  • Formal project processes including reporting processes and logistics.
  • Building relationships with community organisations

Develop: Capabilities and Program Portfolio (Approximately 5% of your time and attention):

  • Contribute to ongoing development of project management processes and procedures.

Direct: Global Management (Approximately 5% of your time and attention):

  • Represent and demonstrate the Enterprise’s values.
  • Cooperate with other areas of the Migration Program and Enterprise, including to communicate substantive and administrative information that supports corporate management overall. For example, this would include ensuring effective internal reporting at the project level.

We are looking for people with:

  • At least two to three years of community-based work experience in Nigeria;
  • Computer literacy and access to the internet;
  • The ability to travel throughout Nigeria;
  • Strong ties with the local community and institutions;
  • An excellent reputation in the local community;
  • Yoruba, Edo fluency, other languages desirable;
  • English writing fluency (highly desirable but not essential); and based either in Edo State or Lagos.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Fluency in Yoruba, and/or Edo (written fluency in English is also preferred but not essential);
  • At least two to three years of community-based work experience in Nigeria;
  • Computer literacy and access to the internet;
  • The ability to travel throughout Nigeria.

Working with Seefar
Current and former personnel have noted the points below as positive features of Seefar’s work environment and culture:

  • The Enterprise combines entrepreneurialism with a focus on social impact.
  • You work with highly diverse people and across a diversity of contexts.
  • There is a high level of trust that supports you to work autonomously.
  • The people in the Enterprise encourage innovation and experimentation.
  • Achieving results is prioritised over rigid structures and workflows.
  • You are never bored and always challenged.

Current and former personnel have noted the points below as negative features of Seefar’s work environment and culture:

  • Collaborating with geographically dispersed teams requires flexibility and patience.
  • Working remotely can make you feel isolated and so requires you to invest time in communication.
  • A high-growth phase means problem-solving as the Enterprise’s systems evolve quickly.

Application Closing Date
23rd February, 2018.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s in Word or PDF format to: clare@seefar.org

In Word or PDF format, prepare and upload an introductory letter that includes only the points below:

  • One paragraph explaining what you have learned about irregular migration and the risks in traveling to Europe using this route.
  • One or two paragraphs describing the advice you would give to individuals considering irregular migration to Europe.