International Organization for Migration Project Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

International Organization for Migration Project Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

Position Title : Project Coordinator (MHPSS)

Duty Station : Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3

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

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date] : 10 March 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, Guyana, Iceland, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Saint Lucia, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Suriname, Sao Tome and Principe, Eswatini,Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa


Under the overall supervision of the Head of Programmes and the direct supervision of Emergency and Post Crisis Programme Coordinator, the successful candidate will be in charge of the overall implementation of the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) activities as part of IOM emergency response in the Ethiopia.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Manage the overall implementation of the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) projects in a timely manner. Including resource mobilization, recruitment, budget monitoring and maintaining relevant donor visibility in line with IOM Rules and Regulations.

  • Support the Emergency and Post Crisis Programme Coordinator and Program Support Unit in identifying program development opportunities in Ethiopia and support in project proposals development, identification of new donors and thematic areas of technical intervention.

  • Take lead in the development and implementation of a holistic and systemic MHPSS strategy for IOM in Ethiopia in line with the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) guidelines, the pyramid model and IOM MPHSS approaches.

  • Manage, monitor technically and administratively the MPHSS team. Ensure that adequate and relevant capacity building is provided to the IOM MPHSS team and relevant actors where applicable (Site Management Support (SMS), Protection, Health, Nutrition, Education, Shelter/NFI) including line ministries, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and host community members.

  • Ensure at any given time MHPSS program is driven by a sound Monitoring Evaluation Assessment and Learning framework, and that qualitative and quantitative indicators are always relevant and updated.

  • To establish comprehensive clear work-plans for staff and MHPSS teams and ensure timely reporting on IOM MHPSS activities are regularly shared with the Programme Support Unit (PSU) and other relevant stakeholders

  • To ensure that all standardized and global evidence based MHPSS tool in use within the IOM program, are customized and tailored to the specific contexts of emergency responses.

  • Where relevant provide technical guidance to mainstream effectively MHPSS in IOM planning and project implementations, participate to cluster meetings, working groups, mapping, planning and reporting exercises; take the lead in such thematic exercises when necessary and in the interest of IOM.

  • Ensure cross-cutting issues are integrated in MHPSS programming and MHPSS is harmonized with other protection initiatives and programs e.g. GBV and protection mainstreaming.

  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Anthropology or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or

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

  • Professional accreditation with a recognized psychological or
    psychotherapeutic or counselling or social work association-society a distinct advantage.


  • Experience in designing, managing psychosocial support programmes in emergency situation;

  • Experience in providing psychosocial support in emergency situation;

  • Experience in a complex humanitarian emergency or post-conflict environment;

  • Knowledge and experience in facilitating training and developing curricula;

  • Experience in clinical counselling psychology, or psychotherapy and counselling for social workers an asset;

  • Participation to IOM corporate program in Psychosocial Interventions in Emergency and displacement will be considered an asset;

  • Familiarity with the region an advantage;

  • Proficient in MS Office applications and basic knowledge of SPSS.

  • Works effectively in high-pressure, rapidly changing environments;

  • Coordinates actions with emergency response actors and making use of coordination structures;

  • Supports adequate levels of information sharing between internal units, cluster partners, IOM

    and other emergency response actors;

  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with implementing partners;

  • Makes correct decisions rapidly based on available information.


  • IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.

  • For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.

    Desirable Competencies:

    Values - all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

  • 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.

    IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.

    Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


    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 10 March 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 25.02.2019 to 10.03.2019

    Requisition: SVN 2019/70 (P) - Project Coordinator (MHPSS) (P3) - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (55850612) Released

    Posting: Posting NC55850613 (55850613) Released

    International Organization for Migration Project Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

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