National Project Officer (Shelter and NFI)

at International Organzation for Migration - IOM
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted November 19, 2021
Category Construction
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


 Vacancy No.  IOM-SVN/0135/2021
 Position Title  National Project Officer (Shelter and NFI)
 Duty Station  Addis Ababa
 Classification NOA
 Type of Appointment SVN, Six months with possibility of extension
 Estimated Start Date  As soon as possible
Posting Period 17.11.2021- 01.12.2021

About IOM

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, inter-governmental 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.


Under the overall supervision of the Emergency Post Crisis Program Coordinator of IOM’s Office in Ethiopia, and with the direct supervision by the Shelter NFI/WASH program manager, the incumbent is accountable for undertaking Shelter and NFI operational activities and coordination in relation to IOM’s Shelter/NFI program across Ethiopia.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

1.   In close coordination with the Project Manager WASH and Shelter, Shelter Officers and SNFI staffs, the Shelter NFI national officer will support the coordination and implementation of IOM Ethiopia’s emergency, transitional and permanent shelter and NFI interventions.

2.  Support PM WASH and Shelter in coordinate with the Government of Ethiopia’s National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC), SNFI cluster and the Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs as appropriate to the humanitarian context for internally displaced and refugee communities.

3.  Assist Shelter Officers and PM WASH and Shelter in producing technical designs, tools, guidance documents for shelter constructions and NFIs response in line with industry and humanitarian standards including drafting and reviewing of bills of quantities and schematics.

4.  Assist Project Manager WASH and Shelter in managing the Shelter and NFI interventions ensuring they are implemented according to the agreed IOM response strategy and project specific intervention plan including project designing, development and supervision of Shelter/NFI interventions in coordination with Field Shelter/NFI officers and program staffs to confirm efficient and timely implementation of projects.

5. Ensure proper documentation of the shelter and NFI programmes are maintained, including all supportive documents for the project implementations (assessment, beneficiary registration, distribution, payment records, location specific project designs, Site maps, HLP documents, M&E reports etc.) are timely recorded and updated in the internal database.

6.  Maintain regular internal coordination and proper linkage within the Shelter/NFI program ensuring cross-cutting issues such as gender, age, prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA), GBV (gender-based violence) risk mitigation, HLP (housing, land and property issues) support, accountability to affected population (AAP), and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) are integrated in IOM shelter responses, and NFI programming.

7.  Follow-up on the Shelter and construction operations by liaising with Procurement, Finance, HR, and Logistics units of IOM Addis Ababa and field to monitor if requests from the field operations are met in the required timelines.

8.  Participate in technical shelter and NFI field assessments in refugee and IDP sites to compile observations, analysis, recommendations, and lessons learnt for future project activities.

9. Represent IOM Ethiopia’s Shelter/NFI sector in Shelter/NFI sectoral meetings and technical working groups (TWiG) and extend technical support.

10.  In coordination with field program staffs, follow-up on the shelter /NFI project reporting; providing regular Shelter NFI progress updates to the Project Manager and the reporting unit for donor updates and reports, internal news feeds.

11.  Undertake immediate duty travels related to project implementation.

12.  Perform such other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications and Experience


Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture or related field of study


  • At least 7 years of relevant professional experience in Shelter NFI in Ethiopia.
  • Prior relevant professional experience in Shelter-NFIs Cash-Transfer Program
  • Preferable prior experience working with a United Nations agency, in insecure environments.
  • Knowledge of Ethiopia and working with internally displaced people
  • Excellent operational, organizational and communication skills and the ability to work harmoniously with other colleagues from diverse backgrounds
  • Proven experience in drafting reports, and other information products
  • Experience in project monitoring, evaluation and reporting an advantage
  • Strong computer skills, specifically hands-on experience in usage of MS Office and Auto CAD.


  •  Fluency in English and Amharic is required.
  •  knowledge of other local languages, is an advantage

Values and Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and 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 – behavioral indicators level 3

·   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.


Any offer made to the candidate in relation to 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 neighbouring 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 work permit, as applicable.

Applying Instructions

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application/ motivation letter enclosed with only detail CV written in English through, on or before December 1, 2021, no photocopies of educational/training certificates are 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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