International Organization for Migration National Program Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

International Organization for Migration National Program Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 224846

Category: Legal, Security

Location: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa

Career Level: Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director)

Employment Type: Full time

Salary: As per UN Salary Scale - NOB

Job Description

Vacancy No.


Position Title

National Program Coordinator - DDR

Duty Station

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia



Type of Appointment

SVN, Six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date

As soon as possible

Posting Period

03.10.2019 - 17.10.2019

About 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.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal & External candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy.


Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM), direct supervision of the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Programme Manager and working in close coordination with the Transition and Recovery team, the successful candidate will be responsible for the overall coordination of Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) programming in Ethiopia at national level.

The candidate will support regional states, regional DDR teams and partners through technical guidance, capacity building and strategic engagement for the effective and smooth implementation of the DDR programme.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Participate in national and sub-national inter-agency or other relevant coordination platforms on DDR with national and regional Government authorities, UN DDR Working Group, Reintegration Steering Committee, donor and partners.
  • Participate in the development and coordinate the implementation of programs/projects in the area of Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration and peacebuilding in collaboration with Transition and Recovery team in country office as well as regional office in Nairobi and TRD in Geneva.
  • Provide overall supervision and administration of the national and regional DDR project staff including the planning and implementation of staff capacity building activities.
  • Support the development and implementation of strategy and operational framework focused on Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR), stakeholder capacity building in the management of successful reinsertion and reintegration assistance to ex-combatants.
  • Identify and pursue opportunities to develop partnership with government ministries, with a view to enhancing existing cooperation networks supporting DDR programing.
  • Provide technical assistance and capacity building to the Government of Ethiopia (including national and regional state bodies and structures engaged in the field of managing reintegration of ex-combatants).
  • Ensure the monitoring and evaluation of the activities related to IOM Ethiopia projects in the field of DDR including baseline assessments, field monitoring and elaboration/review of evaluation reports.
  • Manage and monitor the budgets and expenditure tracking on projects;
  • Coordinate and oversee appropriate procurement tracking and for the DDR programme and ensure the timely dispatch of received commodities to project sites, in coordination with Procurement and finance colleagues.
  • Coordinate the production of project narrative and progress monitoring, reports ensuring their timely submission, and regular updates to stakeholders, partners and donors in collaboration with project support team regional RTS.
  • Monitor project progress, identify challenges and bottlenecks and suggest and take corrective action, document best practice and share lessons learned.
  • In collaboration with programme manager and DDR team, explore DDR and peacebuilding programme expansion and scale through identifying opportunities
  • Facilitate the integration of cross-cutting issues such as gender, children and other vulnerable groups in the program/projects are properly reflected in the IOM interventions.
  • Undertake duty travel as required, for project site review and other duties of concern to the project activities.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned

    Job Requirements


  • Completed University degree in Law, International Relations,
    Development Studies and Planning, or a related field from an accredited academic institution;


  • Seven years relevant experience for Maters Degree holders and nine years for Bachelor holders.
  • Operational field experience in programme formulation, implementation and evaluation relating to demobilization and reintegration of ex-combatants;
  • Direct experience on peacebuilding, conflict resolution, security sector reform at national or sub-national level with specialized international agencies (United Nations Agencies, International Organizations, and International Non-Government Organizations) and in complex crisis operations, including conflict and post-conflict situations;
  • Previous work experience in community-led recovery and stabilization programmes, youth-at-risk, prevention of recruitment to violent or extremist groups, livelihoods, socio-economic improvement and/or conflict mitigation components;
  • Previous experience in supervising staff;
  • Thorough knowledge of the United Nations Department of Safety and Security protocols and experience managing staff in a Phase III or above security environment;
  • Experience in setting clear tasks and teambuilding with staff from diverse environments and backgrounds and in UNDSS phased security areas.


  • Thorough knowledge of spoken and written English and Amharic.

  • Knowledge of other local languages is an advantage.

    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 2

  • 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 2

  • 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: work strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction


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

    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.

    Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered.

    In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates are invited to submit their application/ motivation letter enclosed with only detail CV written in English via our e-mail address RECADDIS@IOM.INT, by Oct 17, 2019 at the latest, referring the position title and Vacancy number in the subject line of your email; no photocopies of educational/training certificates is required at this stage; applicant who doesn`t follow the required application procedure will automatically be disqualified from the competition.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    We strongly encourage qualified women to apply!

    International Organization for Migration National Program Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

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