International Organization for Migration Programme Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

International Organization for Migration Programme Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Position Title : Programme Officer (Hygiene Promotion and Community Engagement)

Duty Station : Bule Hora, Ethiopia

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, Six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 09 April 2019

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:

1. Internal candidates

2. 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


Under the overall direction of the Emergency and Post-Crisis (EPC) coordinator and the direct supervision of the WASH Emergency Shelter and Non-Food Items (ES/NFI) Programme Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the successful implementation of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activities in Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR).

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Support the WASH ES/NFI programme manager in the implementation of IOM’s hygiene promotion programme for conflict induced internally displaced persons (IDPs) where IOM is implementing WASH programmes.
  • This will include but not be limited to awareness raising campaigns, massive campaigns, school and children activities and formation of hygiene clubs and hygiene committees.

  • Prepare and/or review technical documents for hygiene promotion strategy, Standard

  • Operating Procedures (SOPs) and community engagement activities standardization.

  • Support in organization of soft component at field level as well as in the preparation of community plans.

  • Support in coordination with the WASH Clusters, other WASH agencies, government authorities/entities (including the water bureau and health bureau) and any other relevant stakeholders to ensure that IOM technical activities are coordinated according to agreed standards, to avoid duplication, violation of national regulations or contravention of operational agreements set by the humanitarian community in Ethiopia.

  • Monitor the implementation of all Hygiene Promotion (HP) and Community Engagement (CE) activities/programmes, through regular visits to the areas of operation, and support in the PDM and related analysis.

  • Coach, mentor and supervise the national HP/CE staff and make sure they are properly utilizing the resources available to effectively provide services to the beneficiaries.

  • Ensure an effective and active communication with all the relevant stakeholders. Prepare and submit regular progress reports to the WASH ES/NFI programme manager indicating progress, constraints and requirements for completion in the various projects across Ethiopia.

  • Contribute to mainstream gender-based violence (GBV), accountability to affected populations (AAP) and other cross cutting issues in every phase of the implementation of the WASH activities in close coordination with the Protection Officer and WASH Project

  • Contribute to define standard hygiene messages, visual aids and Information Education and

  • Communication (IEC) materials in collaboration with the WASH and Health clusters.

  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
    Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Public Health or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or

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


  • Experience in the implementation of water, sanitation and hygiene related projects preferably in the Humanitarian Field;

  • Sound knowledge of water, sanitation and hygiene principles for humanitarian assistance, and other relevant trainings;

  • Excellent Monitoring and Evaluation Skills; Organizational Skills; Accuracy; Ability to work with minimal supervision;

  • Experience in emergency operations;

  • Knowledge of the region is an advantage.


  • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.

    Desirable Competencies:


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


  • 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 09 April 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

    For further information, please refer to:

    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 27.03.2019 to 09.04.2019



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