International Organization for Migration Project Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

International Organization for Migration Project Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Closing date: 07 Mar 2019
Position Title : Project Officer (Site Management Support) (2 Positions)

Duty Station : Multiple Duty Stations, 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

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 Project Manager (Site Management Support), the successful candidate will assist with promoting adequate and community owned delivery of services in sites hosting Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). S/he will assist the concerned programme unit with the following:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Support the establishment and maintenance of an effective coordination system of service provision at site level.

  • Participate in required assessments at site level aimed at collecting information on services available, population needs and composition.

  • Maintain a camp information management system in line with site management sector guidelines including sex- and age-disaggregated data. Share information with all relevant stakeholders, in a manner that upholds the principle of data protection and confidentiality.

  • Facilitate the mobilization and participation of the camp and host populations at site level, with

    particular emphasis on meaningful inclusion of women, children, elderly and persons with specific needs into decision-making processes.

  • Promote and facilitate accountability towards camp population through setting up of information sharing and feedback mechanisms (i.e. info desk, hotline, community mapping, etc.). Ensure that the displaced are aware of the assistance and services available in the site and how to access them.

  • Provide information and guidance with respect to the clarification of roles and responsibilities amongst stakeholders in the camp and support capacity building activities as required.

  • Monitor and follow up on maintenance of site infrastructure and support the mobilization of site residents with a focus on sustainability and community/local government ownership.

  • Support the implementation of small scale mitigation work in coordination with the site development team, map safety risks and other hazards at site level and surrounding communities when feasible.

  • Support contingency planning based on worst-case and most likely scenarios in terms of population movements.

  • Contribute to the development of an effective referral mechanism in close collaboration with relevant stakeholders.

  • Maintain appropriate links with national/local authorities, state institutions, civil society and other relevant stakeholders, including effective coordination and information exchange with them.

  • Assist with the development of IOM site management standard operating procedures as well as other strategic documents.

  • Provide technical inputs for resource mobilization efforts as well as for meeting donor
    reporting requirements.

  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in International Relations, Political Science, Business or Public Administration 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.


  • Three (3) years of practical experience with international organizations, in development, implementation and evaluation, and/or programme implementation and management;

  • Experience in Camp Coordination and Camp Management, relocation, cash for work, ES/NFI, and project management;

  • Familiarity with different project cycle steps and donor relations;

  • Experience in return and reintegration of vulnerable persons;

  • Experience working with a number of staff and multi-component programmes;

  • Experience working in hardship stations;

  • Solid computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office package (Office, Excel, Power Point, Outlook), internet and Email.


  • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of any local language, French and/or

  • Spanish is an advantage.


  • Duty stations will be in Bule Hora and Dire Dawa.

    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 07 March 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

    For further information, please refer to:

    International Organization for Migration Project Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

    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 22.02.2019 to 07.03.2019

    Requisition: SVN2018/290(P)ProjectOfficerSiteMgmtSupport2PostP2MultipleDutyStationsEthiopia

    (55719210) Released

    Posting: Posting NC55719221 (55719221) Released

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