International Organization for Migration Project Manager 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


    Under the overall supervision of the Emergency and Post-Crisis (EPC) Programme Coordinator, and the direct supervision of the Project Manager (Shelter/ Non-Food Item (NFI)), the successful candidate will contribute to the implementation of a growing Shelter and WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) project portfolio in Ethiopia and support the effective implementation of IOM emergency WASH and Shelter operations within the country.

    Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and execution of the overall Shelter and WASH strategies, for IOM in Ethiopia.
  • Manage the coordination and implementation of the WASH and Shelter programme to guarantee that scope, budget, time and quality are in accordance with the different project’s specifications, donor requirements and IOM rules and regulations.
  • Ensure sound financial management of projects to guarantee alignment with internal and donor requirements.
  • Safeguarding that budget lines are respected and monitor burn rates for the effective use of the funds.
  • Lead the development of technical specifications, Bills of Quantities (BoQs), drawings of the Shelter and WASH infrastructure planned to be implemented as necessary to guarantee quality of the output and alignment to international and national standards and donor requirements.
  • Manage and monitor technically and administratively the Shelter and WASH teams in the country.
  • Ensure that adequate and relevant capacity building are provided to the members of the team and transfer key skills.
  • Ensure that the WASH programme is driven by a sound Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning framework that leads to continuous improvement and fine-tuning of systems and processes.
  • Proactively identify programme development opportunities in Ethiopia, resource mobilization avenues, new thematic areas of technical intervention and strategic partnerships that would promote the expansion of IOM’s WASH portfolio.
  • Liaise effectively with donors at local and regional levels to ensure good relationship aimed to strengthen the WASH and Shelter programme in Ethiopia.
  • Coordinate closely with the Programme Support Unit regarding project developments, monitoring and reporting. Develop internal tools for activities monitoring
  • Actively liaise with the WASH and Shelter Clusters, other WASH agencies, government authorities/entities and any other relevant stakeholder 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.
  • In coordination with the Resource Management Unit and Procurement and Logistics Unit, oversee all WASH programme related procurement efforts for supplies and services, ensuring that the processes are transparent and in line with IOM and donor’s regulations.
  • Provide the necessary resources to effectively monitor all contractual agreements with service providers and / or implementing parties.
  • Ensure cross-cutting issues are integrated in the Shelter and WASH programming such as GBV, Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP), Environment and other cross cutting issues related mainstreaming in coordination with the Protection Officer.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Civil, Building or Hydrology Engineering 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.


  • Previous experience managing/coordinating WASH (water sanitation and hygiene) and Shelter program• Experience with an international organization or NGO;
  • Field experience in a complex humanitarian emergency or post-conflict environment;
  • Experience in environmental project implementation, including engineering and M&E activities in the region;
  • Experience in partnership engagement and management;
  • Computer literate (word processors, spreadsheet, database, CAD and statistical packages, etc.);
  • Good knowledge of Ethiopia and the African region is an advantage.


  • Fluency in English is required.

    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.


  • 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 30th August 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

  • For more information and job application details, see; International Organization for Migration Project Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

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