IOM Consultant- National Referral Mechanism Jobs in Ethiopia

IOM Consultant- National Referral Mechanism Jobs in Ethiopia

  • Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governments, 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 Ethiopia’s Migration Management Unit (MMU) works closely with the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) to improve migration management and governance including countering human trafficking and smuggling of migrants (SoM) and promoting regular labour migration channels as well as the migration-development nexus.

  • Ethiopia is faced with a wide range of migration related challenges. With the second largest population in Africa and rapid demographic growth combined with significant socioeconomic insecurities, irregular migration, trafficking in persons (TiP) and smuggling of migrants (SoM) are rife on three major migration routes: the Eastern route which transits through Djibouti or Somaliland and Punt land onward to Yemen and mainly to Saudi Arabia; the Northern route on which migrants transit though Sudan, Libya or Egypt and make the dangerous crossing of the Mediterranean to reach Europe; and the Southern route whereby migrants make the trip to South Africa, often ending up detained in various countries along the route. Trafficking in persons (TIP), especially of women and children is a national, regional/continental, and global problem. The United States Department of State’s annual TIP Report (2018) indicates that Ethiopia is a source and, to a lesser extent, destination and transit country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking. Ethiopia is a source country for TIP for numerous forms of exploitation, both internally and internationally with significant numbers of children being sexually exploited in Ethiopia.

    Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Preparing a detailed work plan to undertake bi-lateral and multi-stakeholder consultations, literature review, rapid assessment, preparation of draft documents, validation events, and submission of final deliverables.

  • In collaboration with IOM Ethiopia, conducting a series of multi-stakeholder consultations with governmental and non-governmental service providers to establish steering committee and inform the process the NRM revision and development of MoUs and minimum service standards with due consideration of the COVID-19 during the organization of the consultations.

  • Undertaking assessments of the general migration context of Ethiopia incorporating regulatory and institutional frameworks, protection and assistance concerns, mapping of services and existing referral process and existing service standards at national level and regions in collaboration with the steering committee

  • Preparing a NRM operationalization/implementation plan and Monitoring and Reporting guidelines
    Mainstreaming gender responsiveness, child protection, and victims-centred, trauma-informed and non-stigmatizing considerations into the updated SOPs and the minimum services standards document.

    Deliverables and Detailed Timelines:

    ● One inception report in soft copy comprising a feasible work plan with detailed methodological approach, tasks and timeline to complete the assignment by 28th of February 2021 with 15% of the total payment.

    ● Assessments of the general migration context of Ethiopia in soft copy incorporating regulatory and institutional frameworks, protection and assistance concerns, mapping of services and existing referral process and existing service standards at national level and regions.

    ● One updated and validated version of the SOPs for the NRM (in English) in soft copy accompanied by one set of up-to date annexes till 30th of April 2021 with 35% of the total payment

    MOU template

    ● Memoranda of Understanding one at national and another for Addis Ababa in soft copy developed in close collaboration among all relevant national and city level stakeholders.

    ● One final and
    validated Minimum Services Standards Document (in English) in soft copy; the document shall outline minimal requirements for service delivery and migrant protection during the referral process by 31st of May 2021 with 25% of the total payment .2

    ● NRM operationalization/implementation plan and Monitoring and Reporting guidelines

    ● Consolidate input from validation workshop and submit a final Minimum Services Standards document and final MoU validated by IOM Ethiopia and relevant stakeholders till 30th of June 2021 with 25% of the total payment.

  • At a minimum, the forms should cover referral, screening, intake, assistance and case monitoring

  • It shall cover all aspects of migrant protection and assistance including shelter , food and nutrition, WASH, personal safety and security, health and wellbeing, education and training, livelihood and economic support, family tracing, risk assessment and reunification, and access to justice and legal assistance.

    Required Qualifications and Experience


  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in Social Work, Development Studies, Migration Studies, Social Anthropology, Sociology, or a related Social Science field of study


  • Five years of relevant professional experience.

  • At least seven years of relevant professional experience, preferably both in Ethiopia and international, in the area of migrant protection and assistance.

  • Experience in developing and/or reviewing national guiding/policy documents in the area of migrant protection, counter-trafficking, smuggling of migrants, and social work.

  • Experience in undertaking a similar assignment of a comparable scale is highly desired.

  • Experience in using multi-stakeholder participatory evaluations or research.

  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience in contributing to efforts geared towards protecting and assisting victims of trafficking through development and operationalization of institutional frameworks and designing programs.

  • Experience working with International Organizations, UN agencies, and NGOs in the development and humanitarian sectors.


  • Strong analytical and writing skill

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.

  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation

  • Effective strategic and creative thinking.

  • Participatory evaluations and research skills


  • Fluency in English is required (oral and written).

  • Knowledge of Local languages is desirable


    The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate the following values and 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 maintain high ethical standards and act consistently with organizational principles/rules and conduct standards.

  • Professionalism: demonstrates the ability to work in a composed, competent, and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

    Core Competencies – behavioral 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

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates are invited to submit their application/ motivation letter enclosed with only detail CV written in English and proposals via our e-mail address RECADDIS@IOM.INT, by 28 January, 2021 at the latest, referring the position title and Vacancy number in the subject line of your email; no photocopies of educational/training certificates is required at this stage; applicant who doesn't follow the required application procedure will automatically be disqualified from the competition.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • We strongly encourage qualified women to apply!

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