International Organization for Migration National Project Officer - Support to the African Union Jobs in Ethiopia

International Organization for Migration National Project Officer - Support to the African Union Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 224996

Category: Business Development, Development and Project Management, Research and Development

Location: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa

Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)

Employment Type: Full time

Salary: Birr1,838.75

Job Description

Vacancy No.


Position Title

National Project Officer - Support to the African Union

Duty Station

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia



Type of Appointment

SVN, Six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date

As soon as possible

Posting Period

01.10.2019 - 15.10.2019

Organizational Context and Scope:

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Special Liaison Office (SLO) in Addis Ababa is looking for a highly competent and qualified national candidate to fill the position of National Project Officer – Support to the African Union.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission for the Special Liaison Office (SLO) in Addis Ababa and the direct supervision of the Project Manager/Migration Policy Officer (Projects), the incumbent will be assigned to liaison functions with the African Union Commission to support the implementation of the project – Support to the African Union.

She/he will also support other activities of the Special Liaison Unit. In particular she/he will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Support coordination of the project “Support to the African Union” with a focus on the operationalization of the African Union Horn of Africa Initiative and related activities, and follow up on the timely and efficient implementation and delivery of project activities according to the operational plan.
  • Coordinate the administrative, logistical, reporting and other backstopping activities, related to the project.
  • Participate in the development of the project’s workplan, identify synergies with other projects being implemented in the Special Liaison Unit and other units in IOM Ethiopia, and draft technical progress reports.
  • Maintain strong and regular liaison with the AUC, establish and maintain close links with other relevant partners, including government and non-governmental agencies
    Provide technical support to the relevant actors considering IOM’s institutional tools and frameworks.
  • Support in the development of Terms of Reference, Concept Notes, Workshop/Meeting programmes etc. towards the recruitment of consultants to undertake project related tasks, and for project related activities.
  • Assist the Unit in research, drafting of policy papers dedicated to promoting migration policy and dialogue at different levels, as well contribute to the collection, analysis, and sharing of relevant information/data on trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants for dissemination to colleagues and relevant stakeholders.
  • Support the development of new programme areas, project concepts and proposals in close coordination with the supervisor.
  • As needed and required, participate in meetings and workshops.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Job Requirements

    Educational Qualification:

  • Master’s Degree in International Relations, Political or Social Sciences with three years related work experience or;
  • University Degree in Political or Social Sciences, Law, International Relations or a related field from an accredited academic institution with eight years of relevant professional experience.


  • Experience in liaising with the African Union, donors, governmental and non-governmental
  • Work experience on migration with knowledge of human trafficking and migrant smuggling issues.
  • In-depth knowledge of the AU-Horn of Africa Initiative and the Horn of Africa region is an advantage.
  • Previous work experience with a UN agency or international organization is an asset.


  • 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 October 15, 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 Project Officer - Support to the African Union Jobs in Ethiopia

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