International Organization for Migration Programme Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

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

    External female candidates.


  • The African Union (AU)-International Labour Organization (ILO)-International Organization for Migration (IOM)- Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Joint Programme on Labour Migration Governance for Development and Integration (better known as the Joint Labour Migration Programme or JLMP) in Africa is a long term joint undertaking between the four organizations, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
  • It is the instrument dedicated to the implementation of the 5th Key Priority Area of the Declaration and Plan of Action on Employment, Poverty Eradication and Inclusive Development which were adopted by the Assembly of Heads of States and Governments (AU/Assembly/AU/20(XXIV)/Annex 3, January
    2015) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 2015.
  • Its strategy is focused on intra-African labour migration.
  • It is in line with and supports achievement of the First 2023 Ten Year Plan of the AU Agenda 2063 and of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recently adopted by the UN.
  • The Programme conducts coordinated and simultaneous interventions across two main thematic areas: governance and operational implementation.
  • The governance component addresses the critical need to develop in concert the four cardinal pillars of labour migration governance: law based on international labour standards, establishing viable and coherent policy, strengthening core institutions, and engaging a whole society approach stakeholders including World of Work actors (Ministries of Labour, and employers and workers’ organizations) relevant government Ministries, diaspora associations, migration organizations and associations, academias, among others and cooperation among the main employment and labour market economic actors at the national, regional and international levels.

    Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the overall coordination and management of the programme from substantive, administrative and financial points of view, applying strategic planning and systematic coordination of project activities.
  • Provide guidance in designing, monitoring, evaluation and reporting; including reviewing reports coming from the AUC and ILO of project activities implemented under JLMP and/or ensuring that it is with synergy at the continental, regional and national levels.
  • Responsible for the financial management of the programme; work closely with the Resources Management Unit to ensure efficient financial management; coordinate with the other implementing partners for the quality and timely submission of financial reports as stipulated on the agreement.
  • Coordinate with ILO and AUC to ensure the timely preparation and compilation of the annual work plan to be submitted to the donor.
  • Ensure timely disbursement of funds for the other implementing partner (ILO) and submission of timely financial report to the donor.
  • Ensure that all programming, financial and administrative matters related to the programme are transparently, expediently and effectively managed, in line with established IOM rules and regulations as well as the Standard Operating Procedures of the Joint Programmes and the Pass-Through Fund Management Modality.
  • Verify and channel all administrative, logistical and other support needed
    for the programme; and proactively report all incidents related to the programme which have the capacity to jeopardize the effectiveness and efficiency of programme implementation.
  • Participate in the resource mobilization efforts for those outputs and activities within the JLMP which do not have resources for their implementation.
  • Coordinate with ILO and AUC on the submission of periodic and ad hoc reports regarding the status of project implementation; and participate regular briefings with both the parties.
  • Ensure the quality of outputs and results with optimal monitoring mechanisms; establish effective coordination, monitoring, information sharing and reporting systems.
  • Ensure proper professional relationships with relevant national and international partner agencies, relevant developing programmes/projects and coordinate with the AUC, ILO, IOM, ECA, Sweden, German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), and other international partners towards effective implementation of the programme; proactively reply to requests coming from the donors, other implementing partners and the Steering Committee.
  • Ensure effective coordination with all IOM regional offices in Africa and provide technical advice to the focal persons in these regional offices.
  • Lead, manage and supervise programme staff, provide proper induction and orientation for newly hired staff, familiarize them with the programme implementation partners, ILO and AUC, as well as other partners to maintain the good partnership. Participate and ensure a transparent and competitive selection and recruitment of programme staff; supervise and mentor respective project staff as well as consultants.
  • Ensure gender aspects are mainstreamed in the programme implementation and other cross cutting issues are given appropriate attention.
  • Represent IOM in the programme technical committee which is responsible for the monitoring of the project implementation.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Programme Management, Labour Economics, International Development, Social Sciences, Law, Public Administration 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.


  • Experience in managing continental programmes/projects; preferably labor migration projects/programmes is required;
  • Understanding of labour migration legal and policy frameworks and migration dynamics, challenges and opportunities of the African continent;
  • Experience in managing multi stakeholder projects;
  • Sound understanding of the working process of the AU and RECs, and have prior experience of working with the AUC and RECs;
  • Proven understanding of the Standard Operating Procedures in managing Joint Programmes and the Pass-Through Fund Management Modality;
  • Familiarity with the AU-ILO-IOM-ECA Joint Programme on Labour Migration Governance for Development and Integration (better known as the Joint Labour Migration Programme or JLMP) in Africa.


  • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French is an advantage.

    Desirable Competencies:


  • Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;
  • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;
  • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;
  • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;
  • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;
  • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;
  • Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
  • Professionalism - displays mastery of subject matter;
  • Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;
  • Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
  • Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.

    How to apply

  • Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 26th August 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

  • For more information and job application details, see; ernational Organization for Migration Programme Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

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