Project Associate – Migration Health, International Organization for Migration – IOM Vacancy Announcement (Jigjiga)

Project Associate – Migration Health, International Organization for Migration – IOM Vacancy Announcement; February 22 2024



Organization: International Organization for Migration – IOM

Position: Project Associate – Migration Health

Location: Qoloji,Jijiga

Employment: Full time

Salary: As per UN Salary Scale – G4 (USD 1,440)

Date of Announcement: February 22, 2024

Deadline: March 7, 2024





Job Description



Open to Internal/External Candidates


Vacancy No.:


Position Title:

Project Associate – Migration Health

Position Grade:


Required Positions:

One (1)

Duty Station:

Qoloji, Jijiga Ethiopia

Type of Appointment:

Special Short-Term Contract, Six months with the possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date:

As soon as possible

Closing Date:

07 March 2024


Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and 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. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy.


Ethiopia has one of the most complex human mobility environments in the world, with factors ranging from conflict, drought, environmental degradation, damage to basic services and infrastructure, to changing livelihood strategies in an evolving political and economic milieu where poverty, and progressive depletion of coping mechanisms available to the displaced and host communities exist in large portions of the country, often leading to more displacements. Health and MHPSS program in Ethiopia support the vulnerable populations to cope with these situations by providing essential health and MHPSS services including medical consultations, nutrition, maternal and child health, health promotion and referrals to tertiary health facilities. The program supports the IDP population in Somali region at Qolloji IDP camp with over 18 staff from IOM and Somali regional health bureau. These activities are integrated with MHPSS program to ensure wholistic approach to patient care. In addition, it supports the governments through health system strengthening activities.

Under the direct supervision of the Head of sub office in Jigjiga, and the overall supervision of the Senior Project Associate, the successful candidate will support the implementation of emergency program in the target areas. In particular, he/she will

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1.     Assist in the implementation and monitoring of project activities.

2.     Retrieve, compile, summarize, analyse, and present information/data on specific project topics.

3.     Monitor budget; verify availability of funds; obtain necessary approval and update budget-related information.

4.     Act as a focal point for administrative coordination of project implementation, involving extensive liaison with diverse organizational units and external parties to initiate requests, obtain necessary clearances, process, and follow-up on administrative actions, etc.

5.     Draft status reports, identify shortfalls in delivery, bring them to the attention of the supervisor, and suggest remedial actions.

6.     Draft correspondence on project issues; prepare and update reports, briefing notes, graphics, statistical tables, presentations, and other forms of documentation.

7.     Respond to complex information requests and inquiries; set up and maintain files/records; organize meetings, workshops, and training sessions.

8.     Participate in meetings and conferences; assist in coordinating implementation activities with local authorities, partners, United Nations agencies, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, donors, and other stakeholders relevant to the project.

9.     Assist in monitoring the work of implementing partners and report non-compliance to the supervisor.

10.  Provide guidance/training to new/junior staff.

11.  Perform other related duties as assigned.


Job Requirements


Required Qualifications and Experience

Educational Qualification

·         University degree in Medicine, Nursing, or Public health from a recognized university


·         Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, national/international institutions, United Nations agencies, and non-governmental organizations.

·         Experience in working with migrants, refugees, internally displaced persons, victims of trafficking, and other vulnerable groups; and,

·         Prior work experience with international humanitarian organizations, non-government or government institutions/organizations in a multi-cultural setting is an advantage.

·         2 years’ work experience in the area of clinical activities and certification from the relevant authorities


·         Proficient in Microsoft Office applications e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, E-mail, Outlook; previous experience in SAP is a distinct advantage.

·         Attention to detail, and ability to organize paperwork methodically.

·         Discreet, details and clients-oriented, patient, and willingness to learn new things.


·         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 (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish).

·         For all applicants, fluency in Somali is required (oral and written).

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 1

·         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 actions and delegated work.

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


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


Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa, and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable. Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighboring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and a work permit, as applicable.


How to Apply


How to apply:

For external applicants to be considered, applicants are required to apply via and Internal applicants via indicating the vacancy number and position title as mentioned in the vacancy announcement he/she applied for in the email Subject line.

Any application without this information in the subject line and that doesn’t attach the following required documents will be excluded from the application:

o    Motivation/Application letter

o    CV (written in English) with three professional referees and their contacts (both email and telephone)

o    Copies of Academic Certificates from Accredited Universities

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We strongly encourage qualified female applicants to apply!



Posting Period: 22 February 2024 – 07 March 2024


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