International Organization for Migration Durable Solutions Expert Jobs in Ethiopia

International Organization for Migration Durable Solutions Expert Jobs in Ethiopia

Position Title : Durable Solutions Expert

Duty Station : Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P4

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Established in 1951, 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 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.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

Internal candidates

Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cook Islands, Cuba, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Iceland, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the), Saint Lucia, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Suriname, Sao Tome and Principe, Kingdom of Eswatini, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa

External female candidates.


The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the UN migration agency with 169-member states and committed to the principle of humane and orderly migration that benefits all.

IOM works in collaboration with the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC), UN Agencies, donors and Civil Society Organizations (CSO) to provide life-saving emergency assistance to crisis-affected population, to enhance coordination mechanisms, to improve information management for evidence-based planning and response, and to support efforts to progressively resolve displacement situations. IOM’s activities are guided by humanitarian and

development principles, relevant national and international instruments and coordination mechanisms as well as IOM’s own polices.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission, and the direct supervision of the Emergency and Post Crisis Coordinator and in close collaboration with the Transition, Recovery and Durable Solutions (TRD) Manger the successful candidate will be responsible for leading IOM’s strategic engagement and technical support to the GoE, UN Country Team (UNCT), and humanitarian and development actors. Specific tasks include:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Analyse internal displacement situations, patterns and trends in Ethiopia, based on available primary and secondary data provided by IOM and other actors.

  • Provide technical advice to the GoE and facilitate a participatory process for the development of three regional level strategies and associated action plans and tools.

  • Undertake stakeholder mapping in identified regions and engage with stakeholders with a view to reflecting broad participation in regional policy development processes.

  • Advise and provide technical inputs to capacity building activities for partners, government and existing coordination mechanisms to enhance collaborative processes.

  • Provide strategic guidance to the regional DSWGs through field visits, meetings with partners and coordination forums.

  • Through consultative processes, lead the process of developing three regional durable solutions policies, and related SOPs, pilot models and approaches with associated guidelines for rolling out collaborative, multi-sectoral and long-term solution focused actions.

  • Provide technical guidance in aligning regional development plans of the government with specific regional durable solution initiatives.

  • Reinforce the IOM’s leadership on durable solutions for IDPs in relevant national and regional forums through formulating key messaging, advising IOM senior management and ensuring consistency of approaches.

  • Based on lessons learned in the process of developing regional durable solutions initiatives and best practices elsewhere, outline a set of recommendations that will inform the processes and actions required towards supporting the development of national policy framework on durable solutions for IDPs in Ethiopia.

  • Document and publish lessons learned and best practices.

  • Facilitate/organize a national level
    consultation/panel on situation/needs of IDPs based on documented lessons through the active engagement of relevant government authorities, donors, humanitarian/development actors, academia and media.

  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Political Science, International Relations, International Law, Public

  • Relations or a related field from an accredited academic institution with seven years of relevant professional experience; or

  • University degree in the above fields with nine years of relevant professional experience.


  • Demonstrable practical experience in macro level policy formulation and strategy development;

  • Proven knowledge and technical skills in developing durable solution strategy and operational framework;

  • Experience in facilitating and organizing a national level consultation engaging government, donors, humanitarian/development actors, academia and media;

  • Previous work experience with an organization implementing durable solutions programming in internal displacement settings is an advantage.


  • IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.

    For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.

    Desirable Competencies:

    Values - all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

  • 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 level 3

  • 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.

    Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 3

  • Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.

  • Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.

  • Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

    IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.


    Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


  • Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

  • Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

    The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

    Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

    How to Apply:
    Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 03 April 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

    For further information, please refer to:

    International Organization for Migration Durable Solutions Expert Jobs in Ethiopia

    In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

    Posting period:

    From 21.03.2019 to 03.04.2019

    Requisition: VN 2019/69 (P) - Durable Solutions Expert (P4) - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (55877310) Released

    Posting: Posting NC55877330 (55877330) Released

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