IOM Project Officer (WASH and Shelter) Jobs in Ethiopia

IOM Project Officer (WASH and Shelter) Jobs in Ethiopia


  • Under the overall supervision of the Emergency and Post Crisis Programme Coordinator of IOM’s Office in Ethiopia, and the direct supervision by the Project Manager (WASH and Shelter), the successful candidate will support aspects of the project development and monitoring, evaluation and information management of WASH and Shelter activities.

    Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Utilize the WASH and Shelter Unit’s information system and track collected data for ongoing projects and conduct preliminary analyses to support relevant Clusters and Program support unit.

  • Provide inputs for the improvement of the existing WASH and Shelter matrix.

  • Utilize the file management system for the program, monitor data quality and track the progress of activities.

  • Bring issues of data accuracy and inconsistencies to the attention of the supervisor.

  • In close collaboration with cash, shelter and WASH officers and Program Support Unit, provide inputs for the development and roll out of market assessments, Knowledge Attitude and Practices (KAP), and baseline and end-line surveys, and conduct preliminary data analysis.

  • Track the corrective actions taken and/or adjustments made to responses.

  • Participate in specific field monitoring visits as assigned and provide administrative and logistical support to field teams for assessments, verifications, data collection, management, and analysis.

  • Provide inputs for the development of proposals and reporting for WASH and Shelter grants.

  • Closely coordinate with field teams to collect case studies on WASH and Shelter activities to share with IOM Communications team for wider dissemination and visibility.

  • Organize regular training and capacity building sessions on the importance of Accountability to Affected Population (AAP), monitoring and evaluation.

  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:


    • Master’s degree in Economics, Social Science, international development, project monitoring, management, or a related field from an accredited academic institution or,

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


    • Experience of working with UN or humanitarian organizations, reporting, and monitoring of humanitarian programmes, WASH and Shelter-NFI interventions and cash-based interventions;

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

    • Knowledge and experience working with UN administrative procedures;

    • Working experience in the East and Horn of Africa is an advantage;

    • Knowledge of or prior experience with similar issues in Ethiopia is an advantage;

    • Knowledge and experience working with UN administrative procedures.


    • Excellent report writing and analytical skills, proficiency in written and spoken English;

    • In depth knowledge of the broad range of WASH and Shelter related subject areas dealt with by the Organization.


  • 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).

  • For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of any local language is an advantage.

  • 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 2

    • 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 2

    • 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 03 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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