IOM - National Consultant - Fuel Efficient Technology Trainer - Jobs in Ethiopia

IOM - National Consultant - Fuel Efficient Technology Trainer - Jobs in Ethiopia

Context and Scope of the Position

The ongoing crisis in Ethiopia’s Gedeo and West Guji Zones has led to nearly one million internally displaced persons (IDPs).

IOM, with the support of the Government of the Republic of Korea (ROK), aims to contribute to the ongoing life-saving emergency response to displaced populations and host communities in Gedeo, West Guji and East/West Wollega Zones.

The majority of IDPs and host communities live in rural areas where there is difficulty in access to alternative energy sources.

They are thus heavily dependent on wood as a primary fuel source for cooking. With the sudden influx of significant IDPs, wood has become increasingly scarce. IDPs and host communities rely on local forests to access firewood.

IOM aims to supply vulnerable households with fuel-saving stoves kits which will be accompanied by training of beneficiaries on how to use the improved cookstoves (ICSs).

Therefore, IOM is looking for trainers providing training for beneficiaries on how to use the improved cookstoves (ICSs). In this project, we use the term improved cookstoves (ICS) to mean those that demonstrate more efficient fuel use and more reductions in the emissions of carbon monoxide and particulate matter than traditional biomass stoves.

Training Objectives

Under the general supervision of the National Programme Officer and the direct supervision of the Transition and Recovery Programme Assistance the trainer will be responsible for the implementation of a series of training on improved cookstove utilization and sensitize on fuel efficient energy usage to the selected IDPs and host community in the target areas.

Furthermore, the trainer will organize the training in a way that help increase adoption of improved cookstoves by the beneficiaries.

Beneficiaries need to know where to place and how to prepare food, use, extinguish, clean, maintain and store the stove. They also need to know how to identify malfunctions and what to do if a malfunction occurs.

Training Goals

  • To provide trainees with all necessary information, skills and knowledge to put in to practice and even prepare them to transfer their knowledge and experience to other community members
  • To be able to familiarise and adapt the improved cookstove technology they have learned to new situations
  • To develop through learning an understanding of the fuelwood crisis and improved cookstoves as a partial solution to the crisis
  • To improve personal and group dynamic skills

    Core Functions / Responsibilities
  • Cooking Energy - introduction and reason for focusing on biomass energy
  • Describe improved cookstove application and stove testing
  • Display the comparison between the traditional three stone open fire cooking system with that of improved cookstove specially regarding to cooking efficiencies
  • Demonstrate advantages of using improved cookstove over the traditional system
  • Explain and demonstrate the technique of using improved cookstove for wood fuel, briquettes and charcoal
  • Practice using improved cookstoves and be able to explain how they function
  • Describe the principles of cookstove testing and conduct cookstove tests
  • Describe and demonstrate how to diagnose causes of malfunctioning for improved cookstoves
  • Conduct cooking competitions to demonstrate the effect of good and bad practices of ICS performance (speed, fuel consumption, smoke)
  • Undertake duty travels related to project implementation
    Coordinate with IOM staffs in the field, site level local administration bodies, community groups and stakeholders for proper training provision
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned

    Educational Qualification:
  • University Degree or above in Social Sciences, Natural Resource Management, Agriculture, Forestry or other relevant field.

  • Five years of relevant work experience is required.
  • Experience in providing cook stove usage training in Ethiopia
  • Experience in participatory techniques and community mobilization
  • A team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and stressful environment.


    Thorough knowledge of English is required. Knowledge of other local languages will be advantageous.


  • Extensive knowledge of the national, regional and international legal frameworks pertaining to migration in a broad definition.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of migration issues in Ethiopia.
  • Strong computer and analytical skill, with capacity desired in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of research methodologies and processes.

    How to Apply
  • Interested candidates are invited to submit their application/ motivation letter enclosed with only detail CV written in English via our e-mail address RECADDIS@IOM.INT by 13th May 2019 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
  • For more information and job application details, see; IOM - National Consultant - Fuel Efficient Technology Trainer - Jobs in Ethiopia

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