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Roving Site Planning and Development Officer Vacancy in Ethiopia

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: International Organization for Migration
Closing date: 1 Sep 2021

Position Title : Roving Site Planning and Development Officer

Duty Station : Mekele, Ethiopia

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 01 September 2021

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 work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at

Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.

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

  1. Internal candidates

  2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People's Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.


The Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Programme sub-unit is integral to IOM Ethiopia’s emergency and post crisis programme implemented with funding from various international donors. CCCM activities include support to authorities in Coordination of protection and assistance of displacement-affected persons (including through Information Management), support to communities to participate and self-govern and capacity building of relevant stakeholders. It also includes Site planning and Development activities, including site upgrades and maintenance, which is the area of responsibility of the Roving Site Planning and Development Officer.

Under the overall supervision of the Emergency Coordinator (Emergency Post Crisis/EPC Unit) in the IOM Office in Ethiopia and the direct supervision of the Project Manager (Site Management Support), the successful candidate will guide and assist the implementation of the programme in the areas of responsibility across all IOM CCCM areas of implementation in Ethiopia, on a roving basis.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Assist the CCCM PM with defining technical aspects of Site Planning and Development / construction works in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) sites, including but not limited to site planning and design, estimating bills of materials, quantities calculation (BoQs), work scheduling, tendering, technical specification, supervision and monitoring of works, and contract administration.

  2. Monitor and follow up the formulation of relevant Site Planning and building technical standards and Minimum Standards for Camp Management and their inclusion within terms of reference for contractors or direct implementation.

  3. Provide technical assistance in the identification and planning of new Sites for settling IDPs, as well as for improvements to existing sites. Check that the sites are planned and developed according to agreed international humanitarian standards such as Sphere and national standards, and taking, Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), including for COVID-19 and Cholera, Protection and HLP considerations into account. Bring issues to the attention of the supervisor.

  4. Liaise with relevant agencies working on the sites, such as WASH, health and education actors, to facilitate a coordinated approach to implementing site improvement and construction.

  5. Provide technical inputs for project proposals and work plans for low/medium complexity communal infrastructure (communal kitchens, distribution points, etc.), drainage systems, roads / bridges / access / public infrastructure, and earth stabilization.

  6. Contribute to materials and works procurement, supply chain planning and oversight in close coordination with the relevant IOM units to help ensure that all works contracts and construction, maintenance, upgrading, decommissioning and rehabilitation activities continue without resource gaps (cash-for-work payments; materials supply and delivery).

  7. Facilitate training and technical supervision of a team of site development assistants and project clerks across IOM Ethiopia CCCM intervention locations to monitor construction activities on site and mobilise light earthmoving equipment (mini excavators; small roller compactors, etc) to undertake public works for development, care and maintenance of site infrastructure including but not limited to roads / bridges, earth stabilization works and rehabilitation of primary and secondary drainage.

  8. Provide information on project progress for use in programme reporting and for making financial payments in accordance with construction agreements.

  9. Facilitate the implementation of activities aimed at preventing and mitigating gender-based violence (GBV) in sites and camp-like settings in line with agreed upon IASC (Interagency Standing Committee) standards, CCCM Gender Minimum Commitments and overall operational guidelines defined by the Site Management Sector and GBV Area of Responsibilities working group in country.

  10. Maintain a close working relationship with IOM’s Shelter and Water Sanitation and Hygiene teams, and if possible provide technical support where such teams are not available.

  11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Building, Architecture, physical planning or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years or more of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with four years or more of relevant professional experience.


• Experience coordinating plans and activities with other partners, including through the Cluster and Inter Cluster Coordination Group systems;

• Experience of working with local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries and the broader community to advance humanitarian objectives;

• Experience of procurement, budgeting, supply chain and logistics planning;

• Experience of quality and compliance control on engineering and construction-related activities;

• Experience supervising, coaching and mentoring staff;

• Experience with land surveying and leveling is a plus;

• Experience with Geographic Information System (GIS) and GIS programs is a plus.


• Solid computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office package (Office, Excel, Power Point, Outlook), internet and Email;

• AutoCAD proficiency is required.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of

Amharic or other Ethiopian languages, is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.


Roving to other CCCM areas of operation, nationally.

1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database


Required Competencies:

Values - all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner

consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.

Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.

Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.

Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.


Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


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.

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.

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.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 01 September 2021 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information please refer to:

Posting period:

From 19.08.2021 to 01.09.2021

No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

Requisition: VN 2021 197 Roving Site Planning and Development Officer (P2) Mekele, Ethiopia

(57136421) Released

Posting: Posting NC57136422 (57136422) Released


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