International Organization for Migration Shelter Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

International Organization for Migration Shelter Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Closing date: 28 Feb 2019
Position Title : Shelter Officer

Duty Station : Multiple Duty Stations* (Ethiopia)

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade OTHE

Type of Appointment : Special short-term ungraded, 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.

Internal and external candidates will be considered for this vacancy. For the purposes of this vacancy, internal candidates are defined as staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded or ungraded contract, including Junior Professional Officers (JPOs), staff on Special Leave Without Pay (SLWOP), and staff members on secondment/loan released by the Organization, unless otherwise specified in their contract.

Staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded contract will not retain their contract type if appointed to an ungraded position.


Under the overall supervision of EPC program coordinator and with the direct supervision by the Shelter NFI/WASH program manager, the successful candidate will support in carrying out shelter operations in Gambella and Nekemte area.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical guidance in the development of IOM shelter support emergency, recovery and transitional shelter programs.

  • Design shelter typologies and prepare bills of quantities for location specific interventions.

  • Conduct site mapping for shelter project layout and implementation.

  • Prepare and support with the shelter strategy document as well as standard operating procedures (in term of material, labors and community engagement).

  • Support IOM implementing partners in technical aspects of shelter design, training materials and monitoring procedures.

  • Provide technical input on bidding documents, Bill of Quantity (BoQ technical drawings) in line with establish Shelter/NFI Cluster and IOM standards.

  • Represent IOM in Shelter/NFI Cluster Technical Working Group and support the development of Cluster shelter guidelines /Refugees shelter guidelines.

  • Conduct field assessment missions to identify potential shelter interventions for IOM in Ethiopia including emergency response in IDP sites as well as in the context of recovery and Durable Solutions.

  • Perform such other duties as maybe assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Water 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.


  • Minimum of four years’ experience required in the Shelter sector;

  • Demonstrated ability for leadership in the context of partnership building and consensual decision making;

  • Proven skills to analyse statistical information;

  • Ability to translate planning and specifications into technical briefs for data capture and analysis, and vice versa;

  • Demonstrated team building and information management skills;

  • Demonstrated understanding of different data collection methodologies;

  • Understanding of relational data theory;

  • Advanced data visualization and information design skill.
    Experience with supervision roles for tasks of a similar nature to this assignment;

  • Skills and knowledge on the planning, design, execution and supervision of shelter implementation;

  • Proven track record of working with government officials, UN agencies, NGO and communities in the execution of humanitarian shelter projects;

  • Knowledge and experience working with UN administrative procedures;

  • Experience liaising with donors, government officials and other stakeholders and a proven track record of resource mobilization;

  • Ability to move freely and frequently in different areas of Ethiopia.


  • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of local languages is an advantage.


    * This position includes working in Gambella and Nekemte, Ethiopia

    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

  • 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

  • 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.

    How to apply:
    Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

    The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.

    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 28 February 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


    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the 10M e-recruitment system.

    Posting period:

    From 19.02.2019 to 28.02.2019

    Requisition: CFA 2019/05- Shelter Officer (2)- Multiple Duty Stations* (Ethiopia) (55842654) Released

    Posting: Posting NC55842655 (55842655) Released

    International Organization for Migration Shelter Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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