UNICEF Comprehensive Refugee Response Development Specialist Jobs in Addis Ababa - Ethiopia

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  • Supports the NCO Development Unit head with expert advice on socio-economic development matters.
  • Supports preparation of strategy papers to guide the work of the CRRF Steering Committee/Technical Committees.
  • Reviews projects proposed by the technical committees and advise on their development and economic impact.
  • Advise on monitoring and evaluation including choices of indicators for the CRRF M&E plan related to the Pledges and CRRF.
  • Supports working relationships with development experts in stakeholder organisations and line ministries/regional bureaus to ensure consistency of approach across activities related to implementation of the pledges and supports stakeholder discussions on issues related to the development objectives of the CRRF and implementation of the CRR Strategy.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with the appropriate managers in ARRA and other relevant Ministries and authorities dealing with refugee and host community matters.
  • Coordinate relevant information between CRRF NCO and relevant government authorities (including Steering Committee and Technical Committee members) regarding research, planning, programme implementation and monitoring for refugees and host communities.
  • Facilitate any required LOUs, MOUs, agreements and standard of operations with the Government Partner and ensure smooth implementation.
  • Ensure UNICEF refugee and host community health, education, nutrition, child protection, WASH, emergency and self-reliance programme implementation plans and priorities are disseminated and understood by relevant Government authorities and related stakeholders.
  • Support and advise UNICEF programs on identifying and resolving any issues or challenges which might arise, including supporting UNICEF’s field offices as required on refugee related matters.
  • Facilitate permission for UNICEF visitors’ travel and access to programme areas, as required.
  • Strengthen partnership between Line Ministries (and regional bureaus) with the NCO/ARRA to implement the CRRF and work across refugees and host communities.
  • Support program implementation teams for Ethiopia by linking UNICEF and partner teams with key persons/authorities in various government sectors and academia involved in humanitarian and development activities.
  • Support UNICEF to resolve any potential issues of concern or misunderstanding with relevant government authorities.
  • Ensure that ARRA and UNICEF’s organization’s obligations and rules are adhered to and that all humanitarian and development standards, transparency, complaint mechanisms and expected accountability principles and code of conducts are adhered to.
  • Supporting UNICEF in meeting donor requirements in working with the Government of Ethiopia and working to facilitate donor coordination and linkages with Government.

    Programme, Strategy and Policy Support:

  • Actively participate in meetings, workshops and forums related to refugee and host community programs implemented by Government and other development/humanitarian actors.
  • Keep up to speed on national development plans and program, local laws and bureaucratic procedures, and advise NCO and UNICEF Ethiopia Offices, allowing for timely adjustments of strategies/approaches
    if and when required.
  • Keep abreast of international trends and agreement and how they relate to the Pledges, CRRF and Refugees Compact in Ethiopia.
  • Strengthening harmonization and alignment of UNICEF humanitarian and development programmes and plans with Government priorities, regulations, strategies and the refugee pledges.
  • Specifically advise on UNICEF strategic approaches in support of Government policy.


  • Education requirements:Post graduate degree international development, humanitarian studies, human rights, or related field.Work
  • Experience:A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the relevant areas of international development, refugees issues and/or humanitarian assistance.
  • Language requirement:Fluency in spoken and written English and Amharic.
  • Knowledge of local languages in refugee hosting regions and camps is desirable.
  • Experience working with the Government of Ethiopia, particularly ARRA
  • Understanding of the CRRF and global trends and contemporary issues regarding migration, refugee and host communities development policy and programs and their application in Ethiopia’s context.
  • Experience strengthening partnerships and coordination with Government
  • Experience in project management related to refugee and migration, additional experience in the sectors of child protection, education,
  • WASH, nutrition and health and advantage.
    Understanding and solid experience working with refugee and host community from different nations and diverse nationality, religious and cultural backgrounds around the region
    Understanding socio-political issues in Ethiopia and the horn of Africa.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to coordinate activities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to easily establish and maintain relationships with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • Ability to effectively monitor and manage risks, particularly in refugee related contexts.
  • Good understanding of relevant national laws, regulations and policies as they relate to migration and refugees.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

  • UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 13th October, 2018

    For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Comprehensive Refugee Response Development Specialist Jobs in Addis Ababa - Ethiopia

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