IOM Programme Manager - Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia
IOM Programme Manager - Jobs in Addis Ababa EthiopiaPosition Title : Programme Manager (Disarmament, Demobilization and
IOM works to promote sound migration management, to facilitate international cooperation on
migration issues, to search for practical solutions to migration challenges, and to provide
humanitarian assistance to migrants in need including refugees and internally displaced persons
The International Organization for Migration Special Liaison Office (IOM/SLO) in Addis Ababa
supports the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) in addressing migration challenges, is working also
to assist the GoE in the area of Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) for those
former combatant groups, making effort of helping them positively contribute to the development
of the country.
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and the direct supervision of the
Emergency and Post-crisis (EPC) Programme Coordinator in the IOM/SLO, in close
coordination with the Transition and Recovery Division (TRD) at IOM Headquarters (HQs) and
EPC Regional Thematic Specialists (RTS) at IOM Regional Office of Nairobi, the successful
candidate will be responsible for the overall design, management, coordination and implementation of Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) programming in the
Country Office (CO).
S/he will assist the CO in addressing conflict resolution and urgentOversee staff and operations related to DDR and DDR-like programming.
peacebuilding and stabilization needs, discharge duties and managing CO activities of DDR
work including interim stabilization measures and community capacity to receive and reintegrate
ex-members of armed groups.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Direct and supervise the IOM team implementing DDR programme activities.
Manage the selection, hiring, training and oversight of international and/or local staff required
for DDR activity implementation.
Manage the financial, administrative and programmatic aspects of DDR and DDR related
activities, in close cooperation with CO financial staff and in accordance with IOM standards and
Supervise the tracking of all programme expenditures to ensure budget recommendations are
met and financial tracking instruments are reconciled and that all funds are spent in accordance
with IOM standards and donor expectations.
Undertake regular on-site programme monitoring and field travel to the extent that security
Strategic Advice, Planning and Policy Development
Provide strategic advice and planning within the CO and contribute to institutional policy
Develop, update and maintain DDR programme strategy, operating parameters and
procedures in consultation with the Chief of Mission and the EPC Coordinator.
Periodically fine-tune all programmatic systems, including registration, transportation, transit
site rehabilitation, and care/maintenance, and reintegration activities in communities of return.
Regularly provide to the COM updates and recommendations for operational improvements.
Undertake regular and ongoing opportunities and risk analysis for programme activities
against Organizational mandate and programme objectives; update and regularly promote risk
Working within UN security and safety structures, uphold security procedures and
requirements towards ensuring the safety and integrity of programme staff and operations.
Partner Engagement, Reporting and Coordination
Take action to further enhance the objectives of the DDR programming in discussions with
international and national counterparts, including donors, and seek programmatic partnerships
and synergies when appropriate.
Maintain regular programme reporting and outreach to all programme counterparts including
UN, national authorities and donor partners.
Supervise the creation and maintenance of the programme’s database and ensure
adherence to IOM’s data protection policies.
Coordinate with primary stakeholders inside the Organization, including regional and HQ
Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
EducationMaster’s degree in Law, International Relations, Development Studies and Planning, or a
related field from an accredited academic institution with seven years of relevant professional
University degree in the above fields with nine years of relevant professional experience.
ExperienceOperational field experience in programme formulation, implementation and evaluation relating
to demobilization and reintegration of ex-combatants;
A minimum of two years (2) of field experience at an international level with specialized
international agencies (United Nations Agencies, International Organizations, and International
Non-Government Organizations) and in complex crisis operations, including conflict and
Previous work experience in community-led recovery and stabilization programmes,
youth-at-risk, prevention of recruitment to violent or extremist groups, livelihoods,
socio-economic improvement and/or conflict mitigation components;
Previous experience in supervising staff;
Thorough knowledge of the United Nations Department of Safety and Security protocols and
experience managing staff in a Phase III or above security environment;
Experience in setting clear tasks and team-building with staff from diverse environments and
backgrounds and in UNDSS phased security areas.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 9th May 2019
For more information and job application details, see; IOM Programme Manager - Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia
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