International Organization for Migration Project Manager (Durable Solutions) Jobs in Ethiopia

International Organization for Migration Project Manager (Durable Solutions) Jobs in Ethiopia


Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission in Ethiopia in coordination with the

Program Coordinator of the Emergency Post Crisis (EPC), and the direct supervision of the Durable Solutions Expert, the Project Manager (Durable Solutions), in coordination with relevant units and departments of the IOM Ethiopia Mission, will be accountable and responsible for managing, coordinating, supporting and ensuring the implementation of a The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)-funded project, “Community-led Solution for Inclusive Socio-Economic Resilience towards Sustainable Peace in Conflict-Affected Areas in Ethiopia”.

They will ensure enhanced capacity of displacement-affected communities to identify and address their social cohesion and peacebuilding needs through gender-responsive community-based planning purposes and reduce conflict-related risks. They will also ensure enhanced economic status of vulnerable members of the displacement-affected communities through facilitated opportunities for on-farm and off-farm interventions and increased access to finance.

In so doing, the Project Manager (Durable Solutions) will be required to travel frequently to the field for managing, assessing performance, and ensuring monitoring and evaluation activities of the project as per the UN security requirements and work closely with Government officials at local, regional, and federal levels.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Manage, coordinate, and ensure the project’s implementation in a timely manner, backstopping its financial, administrative, and technical aspects, in line with IOM’s policies and procedures, as well as donor requirements.

  • Ensure project progress is monitored and assessed, increase effectiveness, and take appropriate action accordingly.

  • Manage and supervise the work of staff members assigned to the project and ensure that the different components are well synchronized and coordinated.

  • Establish and maintain strong partnerships with Government entities at the local, regional, and federal levels, implementing partners, UN agencies and other stakeholders including the communities in the project’s target locations.

  • Prepare progress and other reports and ensure proper information exchange on all operational aspects of the project between IOM, the programme’s donor (KOICA), and other stakeholders.

  • Assess and identify gaps in project activities and new project possibilities in the displacement-affected communities in line with the needs of the localities in coordination with local authorities and stakeholders.

  • Represent IOM at relevant workshops and meetings related to the project and other programmatic areas and
    actively participate in the regular briefing of the donor and the government, the Ministry of Peace, in particular.

  • In coordination with IOM Ethiopia Communications Department, ensure full and regular visibility of project activities as they relate to success stories, human stories, and impact of the project in the target communities.

  • Ensure best practices and lessons learnt are recorded and shared in a timely manner for future reference.

  • Undertake site visits and duty travel as required.

  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, International Relations, Law, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with at least five years of relevant professional experience; or

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


  • Experience in project management and development, including managing Return/Reintegration project with a government or UN agency, or a regional or international organization;

  • Proven experience in establishing and maintaining strong working relations with relevant Government counterparts, international organizations, and private sector entities.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication and negotiation skills;

  • Good knowledge of project management, monitoring and evaluation principles and practices;

  • Familiarity with budget/financial administration; proven resource management skills.


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

  • External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish).

  • For all applicants, fluency in English and Korean is required (oral and written).

  • Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.

    How to Apply

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