IOM Programme Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

IOM Programme Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia


  • Adopted in 2015 by African Union (AU) Member States, the AU/ILO/IOM/UNECA Joint Programme on Labour Migration Governance for Development and Integration in Africa (JLMP) is a long-term joint undertaking among the four organizations in coordination with other relevant partners operating in Africa, including development cooperation actors, private sector organizations and civil society representatives.

  • Priority Area of the Declaration and Plan of Action on Employment, Poverty Eradication and Inclusive Development which was adopted by the Assembly of Heads of States and Governments (AU/Assembly/AU/20(XXIV)/Annex 3, January 2015) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as well as labour mobility components of the Migration Policy Framework (MPFA) and Plan of Action for Africa (2018-2030).

  • Under the direct supervision of the Head of Special Liaison Office, and Chief of Mission and technical supervision of AUC Director of Social Affairs, the successful candidate will coordinate the implementation of the JLMP.

    Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate joint implementation processes between AUC-ILO-IOM and UNECA by clearly defining roles and responsibilities through joint operational arrangements.

  • Recruit experts for the Program Support Unit at AUC by preparing job description/Tors for the staffs to be in place and organize proper induction and orientation for the new staff, ensuring linkage with other ongoing related AUC’s initiatives. Also, familiarize new staff with AUC partners /donors to maintain existing good partnerships.

  • Facilitate training on Labour Migration to the new staffs at the project support unit and other staff from other AUC Departments and participate as a resource person in training seminars and workshops.

  • Participate in advisory missions, including providing technical and administrative support, guidance and assistance to Labour Migration Advisory Committee to identify and document good practices, lessons learned and relevant experiences for sharing through all relevant means for coordination and coherence with AUC policy frameworks.

  • Provide technical guidance in designing, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of project activities at national and regional levels and contribute to periodic and ad hoc reports on the status of project implementation, including participating in regular briefings with relevant parties.

  • Represent the AUC, prepare and present reports to AUC and AU policy organs, and provide technical elements for AUC documents.

  • Develop terms of reference and supervise external collaborators and service providers and provide technical advice and guidance to key stakeholders at all levels on JLMP towards regional and continental policy and operations coherence.

  • Identify areas for collaboration, and facilitation of cooperation on specific initiatives with other regions in the world, with Europe and Gulf Cooperation Council to promote information exchange and capacity building.

  • Support the project through negotiation of multilateral or bilateral (where relevant) Labour migration and mobility agreements which can be implemented by the Member States and RECs.

  • Conduct advocacy activities towards Member States for ratification of key international instruments regulating Labour migration management.

  • Promote Labour migration knowledge through the Intra-African Technical Cooperation Platform in alignment with the AUC approach.

  • Coordinate with the AUC relevant directorates, services, and African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) for resource mobilization as required for the implementation of the project and of the JLMP.

  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:


    • Master’s Degree in Labour Economics, Law, Management, Social Sciences or in Public Administration Management or a related field from an accredited academic institution with seven years of relevant professional experience; or

    • University degree in the above fields with nine years of relevant professional experience.


    • Proven experience in Labour, employment, and social protection policies at continental level, coordinating with the AU RECs, coordinating continental policy frameworks, monitoring and evaluation.

    • Familiarity with AUC, IOM and ILO policies and procedures.

    • Proven knowledge of and experience with AU policy organs relevant to the
    monitoring of the project.

    • Experience in working with the AU, RECs, IOM, ECA, ILO and EU on the fields of labour, employment, social protection, labour migration and labour market information systems.

    • Working experience and collaboration with continental and regional social partners’ organizations (Business Africa, OATUU and ITUC Africa).


    • Capacity to initiate and implement technical cooperation programmes and activities with IOM, ECA, EU, ILO, and other relevant international partners.

    • Knowledge of, and ability to perform a variety of conceptual analyses in the field of the project.

    • Problem solving capability.

    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in both English and French.

    • Ability to prepare high quality and technically sound reports.

    • Knowledge of UN Joint and bilateral donor programming.

    • M&E, follow-up on employment, labour, and social protection policy frameworks, including MS, RECs and international partners.

    • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.

    • Computer competencies: (Microsoft Word, Power point, Excel, etc.).


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

  • External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

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

    Required 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 3

    • 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 3

    • 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

  • Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via

  • PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 27 January 2022 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

  • IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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