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Labour Migration and Human Development

Category:  Development and Project Management, Economics, Legal
Location:  Addis Ababa
Career Level:  Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type:  Full time
Salary:  $1,967.00


Job Description


Vacancy No. IOM-SVN/0117/21
Position Title National Officer (A) – Labour Migration and Human Development
Duty Station Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Classification NOA
Type of Appointment Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date As soon as possible
Posting Period 29.09.2021-12.10.2021

About IOM

Under the overall supervision of the IOM-SLO Addis Ababa Chief of Mission and direct supervision of the Migration Management Programme Coordinator, the incumbent will oversee the activities tasked to the Labour Migration and Human Development sub-unit within the Migration Management Unit (MMU), specifically responsibilities in relation to, planning, designing and implementing labour migration and development related initiatives aimed at protecting migrant workers as well as contribute to a better understanding of the links between international migration and development in order to harness the development potential of migration and  optimize the benefits of labour migration for the benefit of both societies and migrants and contribute to sustainable development and poverty reduction. In order to deliver his/her responsibilities, the incumbent will be expected to work in close collaboration with counterparts in the Government and civil society organizations in Ethiopia.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Act as the focal point of the labour Migration and Human Development sub-unit within the Migration Management Unit (MMU),
  • Act as the focal point for the overall planning, design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of labour migration and development related programs; specifically related to strengthening labour migration management as well as enhancing diaspora engagement in Ethiopia, with the overall supervision of the MMU program coordinator.
  • Support with appropriate government bodies to further build their capacity to promote labour migration management, enhance diaspora engagement, and mainstreaming of migration in the SDGs.
  • Responsible for the preparation and review of terms of reference, recruitment of consultants, drafting and review of training curriculums and materials for capacity building activities
  • Responsible for enhancing collaboration with potential partners working on areas of migration/labour migration and development in Ethiopia including civil society organization and private sector
  • Participate in national level coordination mechanisms and meetings related to labour migration and development
  • Maintain strong contacts with IOM Country Offices worldwide as well as regional offices on areas related to labour migration and development
  • Ensure smooth coordination of administrative and logistical services in relation to organizing seminars, meetings and training sessions and procurement of any goods or services- as required by the project
  • Responsible for the preparation and timely submission of donor reports as well as periodic reports on sub-unit’s activities, as required,
  • Ensure proper collection, analysis and utilization of quality data throughout project implementation, to contribute to effective LHD programming;
  • Ensure proper visibility of project initiatives throughout project implementation periods, in coordination with the Migration Management Programme Coordinator and SLO-Addis Ababa’s Communications Unit;
  • Responsible to oversee the performance of overall functions of the Sub- unit
  • Undertake duty travel related to programme and project development, monitoring, assessments, and liaison with counterparts, as needed;
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications and Experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent preferably in Development Studies, Economics, Law or related social sciences


  • Minimum of two years of relevant professional experience in the area of migration management, particularly related to labour migration and development including diaspora engagement;
  • Demonstrated experience in project management and implementation, including resource/financial management;
  • Understanding of internal and international migration issues, with a focus on labour migration and development;
  • Experience in managing projects and capacity-building activities; and,
  • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities as well as with national and international institutions.


  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.


The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following competencies:


  • 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.



Internals of the Organization and NMS candidates, as well as external female candidates, will be considered as first-tier candidates. This vacancy is also open to second-tier candidates.

The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.

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

The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.

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 October 12th, 2021 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 doesn`t 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!


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