Ethiopia: CONSULTANCY, COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICER

Ethiopia: CONSULTANCY, COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICER

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 27 Mar 2019

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Community engagement (70%)

  1. Seek out and work with local residents and IDPs to develop proactive community groups working to address local issues and influence decision-making in their community
  2. Run community engagement events and facilitate discussions to build self-sustaining community groups
  3. Develop the volunteer trainer role with the SMS Service to provide training for community reporters.
  4. Work with local elected members, external partners, internal partners across the County and communities to develop solutions to local issues
  5. Work with internal and external stakeholders to deliver the Localism agenda and facilitate change.

Project planning (20%)

  1. Support the planning, delivery and evaluation of the site management support - SMS engagement products sharing, disseminating and implementing best practice.
  2. Ensure that learning from the SMS and other partners engagement throughout the SMS team, the Community Engagement team and the actors for the benefit of the organization and communities across including:

• Organizing events to share good practice

• Working with partners to share learning and achieve joint aims

• Building strong working relationships with colleagues and partners to deliver the Localism agenda

Communications (10%)

  1. Work with the information management officer to deliver the communications plan, publicize events and facilitate awareness campaigns including, but not exclusively, for site management support.
  2. Person specification for Community Engagement Officers

Expected Outputs/Deliverables

  1. Seek out and work with local residents and IDPs to develop proactive community groups working to address local issues and influence decision-making in their community

  2. Run community engagement events and facilitate discussions to build self-sustaining community groups

  3. Develop the volunteer trainer role with the SMS Service to provide training for community reporters.

  4. Work with local elected members, external partners, internal partners across the County and communities to develop solutions to local issues

  5. Work with internal and external stakeholders to deliver the Localism agenda and facilitate change

Required Qualifications and Experience

Education

  1. Advanced university degree or equivalent of social science experience would be an advantage.
  2. 2 years’ experience working with an INGO in a formal or informal camp setting.

Experience

  • Five or seven years of relevant professional work experience is required for Masters and University degree holders respectively.
  • Experience working with communities
  • Experience of project management, ideally within a community engagement role.
  • Knowledge of working in a multi-stakeholder or different clusters environment.
  • Extensive experience of CCCM/SMS/ or protection.
  • Experience of organizing community engagement events
  • Knowledge of the region is an advantage.

Languages

  • Thorough knowledge of English is required. Fluency in Amharic and knowledge of other local languages (e.g. Oromefa) advantageous.

How to apply:

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 March 27, 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 do not follow the required application procedure will automatically be disqualified from the competition.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We strongly encourage qualified women to apply!

Posting period:

From 14.03.2019 to 27.03.2019

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