2023 Programme Officer (Protection Emergency) Job at IOM in Addis Ababa

Programme Officer (Protection Emergency) Job at IOM in Addis Ababa

IOM’s Protection Division (PXD), aims to contribute to promoting and upholding the rights of
migrants including displaced persons and their communities, reducing protection risks and
supporting Governments to manage migration by implementing preventive, responsive, remedial
and standard setting actions.

Programme Officer (Protection Emergency) Job at IOM in Addis Ababa

These actions are implemented through the 6 Protection operational pillars – thematic guidance, direct assistance, convening and dialogue, advocacy
and communication, training and capacity building and data, research and learning, while
adhering to the division’s core commitments of protection mainstreaming, accountability and
inclusion, sustainability and systemic change and partnership and coordination.

The Protection Division (PXD) oversees development of policy and technical guidance in these areas, provides
programmatic support to IOM missions, and implements protection and assistance programmes
of global relevance.

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Programmes and direct supervision of the Senior

Programme Officer (Protection) and in close coordination with relevant parties, especially the
Regional Thematic Specialist in the Regional Office Nairobi and Protection team in country, the
Programme Officer (Protection Emergency) will be responsible for managing, coordinating, and
overseeing the activities of Protection in Emergencies.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Develop and manage programmes, backstopping the budgetary, operational and
    administrative aspects, ensure timely reporting, and directly supervise and ensure the
    coordination of the projects assigned, in compliance with donor and IOM institutional
  2. Ensure and supervise the implementation of protection assistance and interventions,
    including, case management, development of protection tools and guidance, ensuring safe
    programming in line with Inter Agency Standing committee (IASC) Guidelines on Protection and
    IOM’s Gender Based Violence in Crisis( GBViC) and relevant Frameworks.
  3. Develop and deliver capacity building initiatives on protection in emergencies, including but
    not limited to protection mainstreaming, Gender Based Violence (GBV) risk mitigation, disability
    inclusion, child protection and others for IOM response teams.
  4. Oversee the work of staff assigned to the CO’s protection programmes related to
    emergencies, as well as consultants, implementing partners and service providers recruited to
    support and/or undertake specific activities.
  5. Establish and maintain close collaboration with relevant stakeholders such as government
    entities and national authorities, donors, development partners, United Nations agencies, as
    well as civil society and grassroot organizaions, and strengthen partnerships when possible.
  6. Prepare progress and other reports and ensure proper information exchange on all
    operational aspects of the programmes between IOM, the programmes’ donors and other
  7. Provide technical and programmatic advice on the expansion of the Protection portfolio,
    developing new projects and analyzing protection related trends and issues in view of strategic,
    programmatic and program-specific funding opportunities.
  8. Provide advice, analysis and substantive input to the Head of Programmes and Senior
    Programme Officer (Protection) and relevant stakeholders on all issues pertaining to protection
    in emergencies in Ethiopia.
  9. Identify and assess donors’ priorities and strategies, develop follow up initiatives and/or
    initiate new programme development processes in Ethiopia and prepare project proposals in
    relation to expressed governmental needs, donors’ priorities and in line with IOM’s mandate and
  10. Develop relevant monitoring and evaluation plans and tools to track protection
    mainstreaming initiatives and measure progress and effectiveness, and recommend and/or take
    suitable course corrections for further development and improvements.
  11. Ensure adequate information management on programme related activities including
    awareness raising and visibility; prepare regular updates, summaries, press releases and other
    relevant materials, in coordination with donors and IOM’s Media and Communication Unit.
  12. Undertake duty travel, as required related to project implementation, coordination, problem
    resolution, project development, staff training and liaison with partners.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, International Law, Humanitarian Affairs, or a
    related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional
    experience; or
  • University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in the field of Protection in Emergency with IDP Internally Displaced
    Persons (IDP) and/or refugees protection assistance through Case Management and/or
    Individual Protection Assistance in General protection, Gender-Based Violence, Child Protection
    and/or Human Trafficking;
  • Experience in Protection Mainstreaming through Protection and other sector’s activities;
  • Experience in designing protection in emergency programmes and development of protection
  • Experience in Protection Information Management (PIM), including in developing protection
  • Experience in capacity building and coaching of protection teams;
  • Demonstrated experience in communicating with diverse counterparts including government
    authorities, UN and non-UN humanitarian actors, as well as donors;
  • Excellent understanding of crisis context and complex social and political environments;
  • Demonstrated experience in emergency operations, knowledge of the humanitarian
    architecture and cluster/sector system, especially in relation to protection in emergency; and,
  • Knowledge of emergency context in Ethiopia (conflict and non-conflict) and its impact on
    affected population is an asset.
  • Excellent knowledge of humanitarian standards, especially Global protection standards,
    including General protection, Gender-based Violence, Child protection, Knowledge of Housing
    Land and property appreciated; excellent knowledge of Protection Mainstreaming;
  • Excellent knowledge of Protection Information Management (PIM);
  • Excellent knowledge of the Programme cycle, programme management and donors’
  • Excellent communication and writing skills;
  • Knowledge of Humanitarian Law, International Refugee Law and International Migration Law;
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office package (Excel, PowerPoint,
    IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
    For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of other
    IOM official 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

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