Consultant – IBM / Electrical and Power Advisor

February 3, 2022

Job Description

the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

International Organization for Migration (IOM) is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental andnon-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for thebenefit 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 – IBM / Electrical and Power Advisor
CFCV No.: CFCV2022 / 07
Location: Abuja
IOM Classification: Consultant
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Organizational Unit: Immigration and Border Management (IBM)
Type of Appointment: Consultant, 11 working days and to terminate 19 March

The objective of this consultancy is to engage the services of a Technical Expert to carry out a holistic review and assessment of all inverter and electrical installations / connections at the NIS new reference/ training center, provide
detailed documentation on findings and proffer required solutions, detail specifications for recommended upgrades, and guide the team to implementing best practices and methods in relation to MIDAS installations at the NIS HQ, with possible travels to MMIA and NAIA to ensure adequacy of provided alternative power supply.


Under the supervision of the IBM Program Manager, the successful candidate will work as an Information Technology (IT)
Technical Consultant on the IOM project portfolio “MIDAS Expansion at Air Borders in Nigeria, which is funded by the Government of Canada and being implemented in collaboration with the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).
Through the Project, IOM in collaboration with the NIS had installed a border management information system (BMIS) for use by the NIS at the National Headquarters and additionally equipped two international airports namely Nnamdi Azikiwe
International Airport (NAIA), Abuja and Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, with equipment to facilitate passenger processing

Core Functions / Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the IBM Program Manager, the consultant will in particular:

Participate in on-site field assessment as part of a team coordinated by the Nigeria Immigration Service.
The assessment will take a look at the state of all planned or already installed power systems (inverter and electrical) as well as identify gaps and challenges that may be envisaged considering the equipment load of (additional) MIDAS equipment that are/ will be installed in the reference room, and at the NAIA and MMIA. – Time commitment: 4 working days
Supervise all maintenance and upgrading of power installations (inverter and electrical), provide advice on installation materials (to be) requested/ received from vendors to ascertain adherence or deviation from required specification and in providing any further technical clarifications during maintenance/ upgrade if maintenance/ upgrade is approved within this contract duration.
This will be done at the direct request of IOM. The expert may not have direct contact with any assigned vendor(s) except as specifically instructed by IOM. – Time commitment: 3 days
Provide training(s) and written technical documentation/ advice to NIS Training Focal Points (TFPs) and technical staff on power systems’ (inverter and electrical) maintenance and other related topics. This includes providing oversight to the craftsperson he may contact him to assist in the installation process, develop an SOP on the active maintenance of the power system (inverter and electrical) for optimal performance, and a recommendation/ guide on future upgrade of the power system. – Time commitment: 2 days
Participate in in-depth discussion(s) with the IOM Immigration and Border Management and NIS teams at IOM Abuja on best practices, leading to the provision of expert advice and support in the preparation of professional bid/ tender publication document for a power system (inverter and electrical) and related accessories for use in new and existing installations at NIS HQ, NAIA and MMIA. – Time commitment: 2 days

Tangible and Measurable Output of the Work Assignment:

Interim report based on Task #1
Interim specific site reports as maintenance/ upgrade work progresses (if approved by IOM during the contract duration), based on Task #2
Interim report on training(s) carried out including a detailed SOP for active maintenance, technical specifications, and recommendations/ guide for future upgrade of the power system based on Task #3
Submission of a professional bid/ tender publication document for a power system (inverter and electrical) and related accessories for use in new and existing installations to be used for maintenance service contracts based on Tasks #4
Final report highlighting all issues including technical, training and maintenance issues based on all tasks, including all recommendations for maintenance and upgrade contracts.

Performance Indicators:

Adherence to agreed schedule of activities
Timely production of reports
Respectful and cooperative approach with NIS and other concerned counterparts.

Required Qualifications and Experience

Advanced Degree in Electrical / Electronic Technology, Physics from an accredited academic institution or University degree in the above fields with five years of relevant professional experience.


Sound knowledge of Nigeria, as well as experience in working with inverter installations and power/ electrical systems
Understand building codes and complete installations in conformity with them
Great ability to wire equipment into the power grid and extensive knowledge on proper mount installation
Ability to analyse and interpret source information and data. Analytical thinker and an eye for details.
Personal commitment, efficiency, empathy, flexibility, drive for results, respect for diversity, creative thinking, and organized.
Minimum of five years of relevant experience, preferably in the field of alternative power infrastructure and electrical systems
Proficiency in English.
Must be permanent in Nigeria.


Fluency in English; knowledge of multiple languages advantageous.

Required Competencies:

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

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.


Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa, and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

Application Closing Date
15th February, 2022.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
Submit Applications via email to: [email protected] indicating the position applied on the subject line.
Important Information and Notice

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 "CFCV2022/07 Abuja. Consultant (Electrical and Power Advisor for IOM Nigeria IBM Programme)"
All applications should include a functional email address, mobile numbers and detailed curriculum vitae (CV).
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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