International Organization for Migration Project Assistant – Livelihood Jobs in Ethiopia

International Organization for Migration Project Assistant – Livelihood Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 223228

Category: Agriculture, Development and Project Management, Environment and Natural Resource

Location: Bulehora & Jigjiga, Oromia

Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)

Employment Type: Full time

Salary: As per UN Salary Scale - G5

Job Description

Vacancy No.


Position Title

Project Assistant – Livelihood

Duty Station

Bulehora & Jigjiga, Ethiopia


General Service Staff, G5

Type of Appointment

SVN, Six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date

As soon as possible

Posting Period


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.


The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is an inter-governmental organization committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.

IOM Emergency and Post Crisis, EPC Unit in Addis Ababa, works with the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) through the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC), UN Agencies and Humanitarian partners in Ethiopia in the provision of humanitarian assistance to disaster affected and displaced communities in the country.

EPC coordinate the Emergency Shelter and Non-Food Items (ES/NFI) and regularly track and monitor internal displacement in the country to inform government, humanitarian partners and donors for timely assistance of IDPs in the country.

Currently IOM is looking to recruit a qualified candidate to fill the position of Livelihood Project Assistant, to support IDPs, returnees and host community restore and/or establish their livelihoods.

Working under direct supervision Senior Transition and Recovery, the Livelihoods Project Assistant will be responsible to assist in implementation and monitoring of key activities of the livelihoods project in close coordination with different stakeholders and service providers.

S/he should provide technical guidance to the project team in the introduction of disaster resilient livelihood strategies.

The incumbent should identify the needs and opportunities of skill-based and environment-friendly livelihood strategies, business opportunities and other possible interventions to improve the living conditions of returnees and host communities in Somali and Oromia Regions, to promote social cohesion and peaceful co-existence with the host communities.

The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic team in an ever changing and diverse environment. S/he needs to be solution orientated, hands-on and a good motivator and communicator with people.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • In coordination with the Senior Transition and Recovery Assistant and Head of Sub-Office other project staffs, he/she is required to coordinate the overall implementation of livelihood initiatives as per the annual work plan; the incumbent will facilitate an inclusive, participatory and transparent project implementation process; as well as the delivery of resources and results according to planned targets on time for the returnees and host beneficiaries
  • Provide technical assistance focused on livelihood and life-skill support activities for IDPs, returnees and host communities to foster their economic self-reliance.
  • Propose appropriate and alternative livelihood schemes, using innovative approaches, to strengthen and diversify coping mechanism of vulnerable communities.
  • Support and facilitate various assessment including market and livelihood needs assessments to inform interventions.
  • Mainstream environment protection and gender in all livelihood interventions, among other, by ensuring the selection of environmental-friendly income generating projects and supporting women-center projects.
  • Collect data, compile periodic project progress reports, identify implementation challenges and provide recommendation.
  • Identify, prioritize and select project beneficiaries from the community, based on a selection criterion developed in consultation with community representatives and local authorities.
  • Provide necessary livelihood trainings and facilitate vocational skills for targeted beneficiaries, as part of an effort
    to build capacity and for disaster resilient livelihood strategies.
  • Liaise with project partners, government officials and other required program stakeholders and relevant counterparts for effective implementations.
  • Establish and strengthen small business schemes, including income-generating groups and map existing income generation/ vocational opportunities in the project sites and create a financial platform/ business plan for beneficiaries.
  • Document and share good practices and experiences, and provide inputs on project information and documentation (including successful stories, photos, articles, etc); maintain up to date records of information of all project beneficiaries for follow ups and reporting.
  • Participate in field-level inter agency coordination meetings as required and directed by the supervisor.
  • Prepare Purchase Requisition Forms (PRFs) to procure project implementation materials, in coordination with technical supervisor.
  • Perform other related duties as may be required.

    Job Requirements


  • University degree in Social Sciences, preferably Rural Development, Agricultural Extension, Disaster Risk Management, Climate Change, Environment Protection and related fields


  • Five years of relevant experience in the emergencies and humanitarian assistance sector (NGO/INGO)- preferably in the field of Agriculture, Cooperatives, disaster risk management interface with focus on livelihood;
  • Experience related to livelihood and income generating activities;
  • Experience of working in similar contexts / in the proposed districts would be an added advantage;
  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Basic report writing skills
  • Supervisory/basic managerial skills


  • Fluency in English and local language of the working location, i.e Oromiffa for Bulehora and Somali language for Jigjiga applicants


    The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following 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.

    Behavioural indicators

    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.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.


    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 2, 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 Project Assistant – Livelihood Jobs in Ethiopia

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