International Organization for Migration Protection Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

International Organization for Migration Protection Officer Jobs in Ethiopia


Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (COM) in Ethiopia and direct supervision of EPC Programme Coordinator, and in close coordination with PxD at Headquarters (HQ), the Protection Officer will support and coordinate the development, implementation, monitoring and reporting activities on protection and gender-based violence (GBV) programming in Ethiopia.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Support the overall implementation of the Protection in emergencies programming in Ethiopia, including its financial, administrative and technical implementation, in compliance with IOM policies and international standards, as well as donor requirements, agreed timeline and deliverables.

  • Monitor and supervise the implementation of direct protection assistance and interventions, including, case management, development of protection tools and guidance, ensuring safe programming in line with IASC Guidelines on Protection and IOM’s GBViC Framework.

  • Develop and deliver capacity building initiatives on protection and GBV, including protection mainstreaming and GBV risk mitigation for IOM response teams.

  • In coordination with the EPC Programme Coordinator, coordinate the work of all staff assigned to the CO’s programme, as well as consultants, implementing partners and service providers recruited to support and/or undertake specific activities.

  • Maintain close collaboration and contribute to strengthening the partnerships with relevant stakeholders such as Government entities, national authorities, donors, development partners, United Nations agencies, and civil society.

  • Draft and produce progress and other reports and ensure proper information exchange on all operational aspects of the programmes between IOM, the programmes’ donors and other stakeholders.

  • Provide technical support in analyzing protection related trends and issues in view of strategic, programmatic and programme-specific funding opportunities.

  • Contribute to the identification of donors’ priorities and strategies, explore the possibility to develop follow up initiatives and/or initiate new programme development process in Ethiopia and draft projects proposals, in relation to expressed governmental needs, donors’ priorities and in line with IOM’s mandate and strategy.

  • Contribute to the development of relevant monitoring and evaluation plans and tools to track protection mainstreaming initiatives and measure progress and effectiveness, make recommendation on suitable course corrections, and supporting further development and improvements.

  • Ensure adequate information management on programme related activities including awareness raising and visibility; provide regular updates, summaries, press releases and other relevant materials, in coordination with the donor and IOM’s Public Information Department.

  • Participate in relevant conferences, workshops, steering committees and technical
    working groups, as well as other forums, to facilitate proper coordination and presentation of IOM activities.

  • Participate in relevant inter-agency platforms, such as the Protection Cluster, GBV AoR,PSEA Network, Durable Solutions working groups and activities to ensure IOM’s positioning and contribution to inter-agency efforts.

  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Law, International Relations, Political or Social Sciences, International Development, International Relations, 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 in programme management, implementation and project development;

  • Previous experience in direct implementation of protection interventions, particularly, GBV is essential.

  • Experience in managing teams, mentoring and delivering trainings;

  • Experience in emergency settings with in-depth knowledge of IOM/UN programme/project lifecycles;

  • Experience with UN and International Agencies, international or local NGOs preferred; and,

  • Work experience in the Region is an advantage.


  • Knowledge of Protection programming in emergency and post-crisis settings including General Protection and GBV Case management; Knowledge of International Protection standards (IASC, Global Protection standards, GBV and CP AOR…)

  • Knowledge of Protection Mainstreaming,

  • Knowledge of project budgeting and financial management;

  • Knowledge of data protection; implementing SOPs on protection information management is an advantage;

  • Knowledge and experience in working with PRIMA is an advantage;

  • Sound writing, communication and negotiation skills; and,

  • Excellent organization skills, analytical and creative thinking.


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

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

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

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; International Organization for Migration Protection Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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