Program Assistant III – Livelihoods Projects Jobs in Ethiopia

Program Assistant III – Livelihoods Projects Jobs in Ethiopia

  • Agriculture, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Community
  • Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
    Career Level:
  • Senior Level (5+ years experience) Employment Type:
  • Full time
  • Per UN salary scale

    Organizational Context and Scope

    Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, 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.

    Context and Scope of the Position

    Under the overall supervision of the Migration Management Unit (MMU) Programme Coordinator and direct supervision of the Senior Migration Management Programme Assistant, the Livelihoods Assistant will be responsible for supporting the MMU on technical and logistical activities related to supporting livelihoods of returnees and potential migrants in Ethiopia. Specific duties include:

    Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Conduct a rapid assessment in identified vulnerable areas of origin for irregular.
  • Support the planning and implementation of livelihood, strengthening and protection activities for individuals and communities in line with identified needs.
  • Facilitate the provision of vocational skills training, business development support, and income generating activities for self-employment and provide information on available training program and about the steps which beneficiaries should take; and know what to do before leaving their countries;
  • Provide technical advice at sites, such as employment agencies, training centers, government offices, and youth associations on issues related to financial management, business development and business enterprise and other alternatives in the origin and destinations countries;
  • Maintain linkages with various stakeholder including but not limited to government, private sector, Self Help Group, community groups etc. to promote livelihood activities in target communities.
  • Coordinate with appropriate government bodies, UN agencies, international organizations, associations and IOM missions to initiate alternatives to irregular migration and in combating trafficking in person in Ethiopia.
  • Build the capacity of beneficiaries and community actors to increase proceeds from income generating activities.
  • Support communication and coordination with appropriate IOM teams, UN Agencies, governmental and non-governmental actors on IOM migrant empowerment and protection projects.
  • Assist in monitoring and evaluating the IOM migration management projects.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

    Job Requirements
    Required Qualifications and Experience

    Educational Qualification
  • University degree in Cooperatives/Agriculture or Social/Natural Sciences or related field, or a combination of training and relevant working experience is a minimum requirement.

    Work Experience
  • A minimum of five years of work experience or three years for candidates holding University degree.
  • Experience in implementing community based-livelihood schemes.
  • Practical experience and detailed knowledge of how cooperative and SME structures work in Ethiopia and design and development of reintegration packages.
  • Strong knowledge of the Microsoft Office package and statistics software including SPSS is a requirement. Understanding of humanitarian principles and values, ability to adapt technical knowledge and expertise to specific project or activities, ability to work with colleagues from different cultural and professional backgrounds and flexibility to perform and deliver in difficult and rapidly changing situations is essential.

  • Behavioral
  • Accountability
  • Accepts and gives constructive criticism.
    Follows all relevant procedures, processes, and policies.
  • Meets deadline, cost, and quality requirements for outputs
  • Monitors own work to correct errors.
  • Takes responsibility for meeting commitments and for any shortcomings.
  • Client Orientation
  • Identifies the immediate and
    peripheral clients of own work.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with clients.
  • Identifies and monitors changes in the needs of clients, including donors, governments, and project beneficiaries.
  • Keeps clients informed of developments and setbacks
  • Continuous Learning
  • Contributes to colleagues' learning.
  • Demonstrates interest in improving relevant skills.
  • Demonstrates interest in acquiring skills relevant to other functional areas.
  • Keeps abreast of developments in own professional area


  • Actively shares relevant information.
  • Clearly communicates, and listens to feedback on, changing priorities and procedures.
  • Writes clearly and effectively, adapting wording and style to the intended audience.
  • Listens effectively and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience.

    Creativity and Initiative

  • Actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services.
  • Expands responsibilities while maintaining existing ones.
  • Persuades others to consider new ideas.
  • Proactively develops new ways to resolve problems.

    Leadership and Negotiation

  • Convinces others to share resources.
  • Actively identifies opportunities for and promotes organizational change.
  • Presents goals as shared interests.
  • Articulates vision to motivate colleagues and follows through with commitments.

    Performance Management

  • Provides constructive feedback to colleagues.
  • Identifies ways for their staff to develop their abilities and careers.
  • Provides fair, accurate, timely, and constructive staff evaluations.
  • Uses staff evaluations appropriately in recruitment and other relevant HR procedures
    Holds directly reporting managers accountable for providing fair, accurate, timely, and constructive staff evaluations

    Planning and Organizing

  • Sets clear and achievable goals consistent with agreed priorities for self and others.
  • Identifies priority activities and assignments for self and others.
  • Organizes and documents work to allow for planned and unplanned handovers.
  • Identifies risks and makes contingency plans.
  • Adjusts priorities and plans to achieve goals.
  • Allocates appropriate times and resources for own work and that of team members


  • Effectively applies knowledge of migration issues within organizational context.
  • Masters subject matter related to responsibilities
  • Identifies issues, opportunities, and risks central to responsibilities
  • Incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation
  • Persistent, calm, and polite in the face of challenges and stress
  • Treats all colleagues with respect and dignity
  • Works effectively with people from different cultures by adapting to relevant cultural contexts.
  • Knowledgeable about and promotes IOM core mandate and migration solutions


  • Actively contributes to an effective, collegial, and agreeable team environment.
  • Contributes to, and follows team objectives
    Gives credit where credit is due.
  • Delegates tasks and responsibilities as appropriate.
  • Actively supports and implements final group decisions.
  • Seeks input and feedback from others
  • Takes joint responsibility for team's work.

    Technological Awareness

  • Learns about developments in available technology.
  • Proactively identifies and advocates for cost-efficient technology solutions.
  • Understands applicability and limitation of technology and seeks to apply it to appropriate work.
  • Resource Mobilization.
  • Establishes realistic resource requirements to meet IOM needs.


  • Delivers on set of objectives in hardship situation;
  • Effectively coordinates actions with other implementing partners;
  • Works effectively with local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries and the broader community to advance country office objectives.

    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 10th February 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.

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