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New Job Vacancy in Ethiopia : Project Development Officer - Job Vacancy at International Organization for Migration

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia International Organization for Migration (IOM) - Ethiopia

International Organization for Migration

Project Development Officer

Closing date: 08 Feb 2018

Position Title : Project Development Officer

Duty Station : Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, Six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 08 February 2018

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. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

  1. Internal candidates
  2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Maldives, Malawi,Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa


The portfolio of the IOM Mission in Ethiopia is growing in size and complexity and a new Programme Support Unit (PSU) was established under the direct supervision of the Head of Programmes to guarantee quality control, homogeneity and synergy in the work of the various Units (Migration Health, Operations, Emergency and Post Crisis, Migration Management). The PSU focuses primarily on the following activities: Project Development, Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Reporting, Donor and Partner Liaison. The successful candidate will be part of the Programme Support Unit. S/he in close collaboration with other relevant colleagues in the Mission (both at the central level as well as at the sub office level), in the Regional Office (RO) and in Headquarters (HQs) - will provide technical support for project development and related activities carried out in the Mission.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Monitor project development and reporting staff and deliverables within the IOM Ethiopia Mission ensuring quality control of project proposals, reports and external material.
  2. Consolidate and analyze development assistance policies, trends, priorities and assist in identifying relevant project opportunities based on needs in Ethiopia and donor priorities.
  3. 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.
  4. Facilitate the timely and quality submission of project reports and new proposals in accordance with IOM and donor formats.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Support the monitoring of progress against strategic objectives, project and program benchmarks and UNDAF results. Participate in the establishment of a common M&E framework that incorporates regular reporting requirements and impact evaluation strategies, in close coordination with M&E staff and project managers.
  8. Coordinate internally with all units and sub-offices in response to request for information from HQs, RO, donors, partners, and any other relevant stakeholders.
  9. Edit and review documents both for internal and external use, as requested.
  10. Whenever possible undertake visits to the field in coordination with project specialists to support project development and reporting.
  11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

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. Excellent report writing 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;
  • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;
  • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;
  • Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
  • Professionalism - displays mastery of subject matter;
  • Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;
  • Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
  • Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.


Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.


Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 08 February 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 26.01.2018 to 08.02.2018

Requisition: SVN 2018/23 (P) - Project Development Officer (P2) - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (55310872) Released

Posting: Posting NC55328554 (55328554) Released

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