International Organization for Migration Project Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

International Organization for Migration Project Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Position Title : Project Officer (Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM))

Duty Station : Addis Ababa, 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

Closing Date : 08 April 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, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Iceland, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the), Saint Lucia, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Suriname, Sao Tome and Principe, Kingdom of Eswatini, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa


Under the direct supervision of the Emergency and Post Crisis Programme Coordinator, and in close coordination with the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) database and information management officer, relevant units at Headquarters (HQs) and the Regional Office in Kenya, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for overseeing all aspects of reporting on the implementation of the DTM and of various activities or projects which may develop within the Displacement Tracking Unit.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Support resource mobilization for DTM programming and donor reporting requirements. Track progress and ensure that deadlines are met.

  • Facilitate program implementation through coordination and assisting with the mobilization of resources within the DTM unit to meet project targets.

  • Oversee the Information Management (IM) cycle for all DTM components, including methodology design, tool development and adaptation, and reporting.

  • Liaise with relevant authorities, UN agencies, the cluster system, Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs), think tanks, government authorities, and other stakeholders on issues relevant to the programme. Participate in relevant meetings.

  • Report and analyse DTM data and provide feedback to the DTM Information Management officer and Information Management team regarding any inconsistencies.

  • Analyse information from the field and recommend adaptations to project implementation to respond to changing contexts and evolving data needs.

  • Organize trainings and workshops for humanitarian partners and government officials the on issues related to DTM, including definitions, numbers, trends, methodologies and findings.

  • Support the Emergency and Post Crisis Programme Coordinator in ensuring the dissemination and adaption as necessary of information management tools that meet partners’ and other humanitarian actors’ needs.

  • Present information on the DTM programme within the inter cluster coordination mechanisms. Liaise on a regular basis with the Protection cluster and its sub-working groups to represent DTM programme.

  • Support the organization and deployment of DTM missions to the Field.

  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:


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


  • Experience working in international organizations and the humanitarian community;

  • Experience in data collection, research, and report writing;

  • Experience writing technical requirements documents, translating/planning specifications to technical briefs for data capture/analysis;

  • Computer literacy: Microsoft Suite, Adobe etc.;

  • Experience in relevant issues such as migration, displacement, and humanitarian assistance;

  • Knowledge of the context in Ethiopia;

  • Experience in the DTM is preferable.


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

  • For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of any local language, 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 08 April 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 26.03.2019 to 08.04.2019

    Requisition: SVN2019/91(P)-ProjectOfficer(DTM)(P2)-AddisAbaba,Ethiopia (55896604) Released

    Posting: Posting NC55896605 (55896605) Released

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