Senior Project Associate – RRF Wash, International Organization for Migration – IOM Vacancy Announcement

Senior Project Associate – RRF Wash, International Organization for Migration – IOM Vacancy Announcement; February 22 2024



Organization: International Organization for Migration – IOM

Position: Senior Project Associate – RRF Wash

Location: Addis Ababa

Employment: Full time

Date of Announcement: February 16, 2024

Deadline: March 1, 2024





Job Description


Vacancy No.:


Position Title:

Senior Project Associate – RRF Wash

Position Grade:


Required Positions:

One (1)

Duty Station:

Addis Ababa

Type of Appointment:

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

Estimated Start Date:

As soon as possible

Closing Date:

01 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.


 Under the overall supervision of the Preparedness and Response Senior Programme Officer in Addis Ababa and the direct supervision of the Program Manager (EPC Grants), the incumbent will work closely with implementing partners to support the Rapid Response Fund – Ethiopia (RRF-E) Unit in matters relating to monitoring and evaluation of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activities in all regions of Ethiopia, while based in the IOM Addis Ababa office.

 Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Assist in the planning, coordination, implementation and monitoring of WASH sub-project activities.
  2. Compile, summarize, analyse, and present information/data on specific WASH sub-project topics, highlighting noteworthy issues for the consideration of appropriate parties.
  3. Monitor budget implementation and propose adjustments as necessary.
  4. Act as focal point for administrative coordination of WASH sub-project implementation, involving extensive liaison with diverse organizational units and external parties to initiate requests, obtain necessary clearances, follow-up on administrative actions, etc.
  5. Draft status reports; identify shortfalls in delivery, bring them to the attention of the supervisor and suggest corrective measures.
  6. Draft correspondence on project issues; prepare and update reports, briefing notes, graphics, statistical tables, and other forms of documentation.
  7. Organize meetings, workshops and training sessions; prepare training materials and participate in the delivering of capacity building workshops.
  8. Respond to complex information requests and inquiries; set up and maintain files/records.
  9. Participate in meetings and conferences; maintain effective liaison and coordination with local authorities, partners, United Nation agencies, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, donors and other stakeholders relevant to the project.
  10. Monitor work of WASH implementing partners and report any non-compliance to the supervisor.
  11. Provide inputs for the development of Standard Operations Procedures (SOP) and concept papers and provide general support for the development of new projects.
  12. Provides guidance/training and assist in coordinating and monitoring work of other staff in the unit; may supervise other staff as assigned.
  13. Perform other related duties as assigned

Job Requirements


Required Qualifications and Experience

Educational Qualification

  •  Diploma with six years of relevant experience; or,
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Public Health or related fields from an accredited academic institution with four years of relevant professional experience.


  • 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/organization in a multi-cultural setting is an advantage.


  • Knowledge of Cluster mechanisms, UN coordination systems and Humanitarian Reform process.
  • Knowledge and experience of shelter-related programs with understanding on natural disaster and conflict-related emergencies and contexts.
  • Knowledge of different data collection methodologies. Proven skills in analysing statistical information. Ability to formulate IM-related technical requirements and Operating Procedures. Ability to translate planning specifications into technical briefs for data capture and analysis and vice versa.


  • Fluency in English (oral and written) is required.
  • Working knowledge of the local language, Amharic, Oromiffaa, Somali, Tigrigna is an advantage

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 actions 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.


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


For external applicants to be considered, applicants are required to apply via

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

  •  Motivation/Application letter
  • CV (written in English) with three professional referees and their contacts (both email and telephone)
  • Copies of Academic Certificates from Accredited Universities

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.

We strongly encourage qualified female applicants to apply!

Posting Period: 16 February 2024 – 01 March 2024



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