UN Project Development Officer Jobs in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading

UN agency in the field of migration, 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.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Monitor project development and reporting staff and deliverables within the IOM Ethiopia Mission ensuring quality control of project proposals, reports and external material.
  • Consolidate and analyze development assistance policies, trends, priorities and assist in identifying relevant project opportunities based on needs in Ethiopia and donor priorities.
  • Draft, coordinate, and ensure the submission of funding proposals taking into account national and donor priorities, United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), and IOM’s country, regional and global strategic priorities and objectives.
  • Facilitate the timely and quality submission of project reports and new proposals in accordance with IOM and donor formats.
  • Organize and participate in regular training sessions and on the job training to staff in the field in order to build capacities on project development and reporting.
  • Liaise and coordinate with
    relevant stakeholders, such as national and local government counterparts, civil society groups, diplomatic missions, UN agencies and others national and international organizations and existing business networks on IOM work in Ethiopia.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Political or Social Science or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or
  • University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.


  • Experience in project development and project management, humanitarian and migration-related activities, report writing and liaison with relevant stakeholders.
  • Work experience in the region is an asset.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Effective resource management skills and strategic and creative thinking.


  • Fluency in English is required.

    Desirable Competencies:


  • Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;
  • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;
  • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;
  • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;

    How to apply

  • Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 13 August 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Project Development Officer Jobs in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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