International Organization for Migration Liaison Officer (Humanitarian, Development, Peace and Security) Jobs in Ethiopia

International Organization for Migration Liaison Officer (Humanitarian, Development, Peace and Security) Jobs in Ethiopia


Under the direct supervision of the Senior Liaison Officer and overall guidance of the Director for the Special Liaison Office in Addis (SLO) to the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the Senior Liaison Officer in executing the liaison functions with the AU Commission.

At the World Humanitarian Summit in September 2016, the Secretary General launched the Commitment to Action on ‘Transcending humanitarian-development divides: Changing People’s

Lives: From Delivering Aid to Ending Need, along with UN agencies which was endorsed by the World Bank and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to implement a “New Way of Working” that meets people’s immediate humanitarian needs, while at the same time reducing risk and vulnerability, through more effective collaboration across the humanitarian–development–peace nexus (HDPN). IOM’s engagement in this triple nexus is supported by its broad mandate and decades of operational experience across the spectrum of the HDPN.

The Special Liaison Office in Addis aims to operationalize these commitments at the continental level in its engagement with the AU and UN through concrete initiatives to work more coherently across humanitarian, development and peacebuilding efforts and support the strengthening of the humanitarian-development-peace nexus in its existing and future engagements with the AU and other Partners.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Keep abreast, analyze and provide advice on migration related developments and provide technical support in the development of joint continental programmes on Migration and across the Humanitarian, Development Peace spectrum.

  • Provide analysis of and advise on the implications of key AU documents, decisions and prepare briefs for participation in key meetings at the AU and at international levels.

  • Support ongoing efforts in operationalizing the HDPN at SLO, the AU and with engagements with other partners and strengthening the coherence across humanitarian, development and peace efforts.

  • Provide technical expertise as needed to the AU in addressing HDPN (including in the development of HDPN frameworks) in its humanitarian, peace and development initiatives, programmes, as well as the creation of linkages in HDPN across key frameworks including the AU Humanitarian Architecture, the APSA-AGA, among others.

  • Ensure linkages to the IOM migration and sustainable development framework should be highlighted because of our focus on the humanitarian and development agenda. Lack of implementation of the SDG is the main driver of instability in the continent. We should have this aspect underlines more clearly in the PD.

  • Advocate for the alignment of the AUC, RECs and UN system agendas across the HDPnexus, in close collaboration with the IOM Regional Offices.

  • Provide technical expertise to the AU Humanitarian Architecture and its efforts in addressing root causes of humanitarian crises and developing durable solutions for displacements; and the review and reform of the humanitarian financing architecture in view of efforts to review financing in the context of HDPN in the continent

  • Lead IOM’s engagement as related to the support in the operationalization of the AU Humanitarian Agency, as well as and its linkages with relevant AU agencies/organs.

  • Support and monitor the implementation of international
    and continental frameworks on humanitarian, peace and development and their nexus at the AU and in the work undertaken by SLO.

  • Support SLO programming in line with the Migration Crisis Operational Framework (MCOF) and programming geared towards laying the foundation for durable solutions, lasting peace and sustainable development including through transition and recovery programming.

  • Produce policy briefs papers with a view to enhance evidence based research in the field of immigration policy, HDPN, among others, and contribute in the formulation of policy and programmes.

  • Perform related duties as may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in International Relations, Political Science, Humanitarian Affairs, Economic Development, Business or Public Administration, International Studies or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or,

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


  • Experience in programme conceptualisation, development, monitoring, reporting and evaluation;

  • Experience in programme development and capacity-building activities;

  • Experience in liaising with governmental and diplomatic authorities as well as with national and international institutions;

  • Familiarity with financial and business administration;

  • Sound and proven understanding of internal and international migration issues in the region and continental;

  • Experience in organizing consultations, workshops and seminars with high level stakeholders;

  • In depth knowledge of the broad range of migration related subject areas dealt with by the Organization; and,

  • Knowledge of UN, African Union and multilateral donor programming.


  • Proven ability to establish and maintain strong working relations with relevant Government counterparts, regional, continental and international organizations and private sector entities;

  • Excellent leadership, coordination, and information management skills;

  • Detailed knowledge of the UN System, NGOs and other regional, continental and international organizations/institutions;

  • Knowledge of migration data, labour migration patterns in Africa and ability to negotiate with government, regional and continental bodies;

  • Good knowledge of human and financial resources management;

  • Strong conceptualization, analytical and writing skills;

  • Strong communication, organizational and interpersonal relationship skills;

  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure with minimum supervision; and,

  • Ability to establish and maintain partnerships with development partners, government counterparts, UN agencies, African governments, regional and continental entities and other relevant stakeholders.


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

  • For this position, fluency in English and working knowledge of French is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of any either AU or UN Official Languages and/or language(s) identified by the Special Liaison Office is an advantage.

  • Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.

    How to Apply

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