Ethiopia: Intern – Project Development

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 16 Oct 2016

Vacancy No.



Position Title


Intern – Project Development

Duty Station


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Type of Appointment




Internship, three months with possibility of extension up to nine months

SVN, Six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date


As soon as possible

Closing Date


October 16, 2016

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 Ethiopia’s Migration Management Unit implements a programme aimed at improving migration management and governance in Ethiopia. The Unit manages projects focusing on a variety of migration management related activities.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. External candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy.


Under the overall supervision of the Migration Management Unit (MMU) Coordinator and the direct supervision of the Head of the Project Development and Strategy sub-unit, the incumbent shall be responsible for carrying out duties related to MMU’s project development, donor reporting and knowledge management activities. In particular, he/she will be responsible for the following responsibilities:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Project Development

§ Assist the Project Development and Strategy sub-unit in the development of project concept notes and proposals and ensure high degree of quality.

Project Implementation and Reporting

§ Assist the MMU team in the overall planning and implementation of selected MMU project activities;

§ Keep track and accurate record of project progress, namely via the use of the project implementation follow-up matrix to ensure ease in reporting;

§ Assist in drafting, compiling and reviewing donor reports for timely submission to donor.

Knowledge Management

§ Conduct close follow-up of research initiatives on topics related to mixed migration and migration management in the Horn of Africa, particularly in Ethiopia;

§ Manage the shared drive, establishing a thematic classification of MMU’s key documents in the shared folder and updating it regularly;

§ Attend relevant external and internal events (i.e. conferences, workshops) and take notes for file for sharing with MMU;

Unit’s Internal Organization

§ Organize MMU Focal Points’ weekly meetings;

§ Organize MMU’s monthly meetings, take and disseminate minutes, follow up on action points as necessary;

§ Collect and compile inputs from Focal Points for the Mission’s weekly Heads of Unit (HoU) meetings;

§ Ensure that internal organization tools (e.g. weekly progress updates for HoU, leave/absence board, project implementation matrix etc.) are updated and shared regularly, and improve them as necessary.


§ Assist the MMU team in promoting its initiatives and ensuring donor visibility through drafting/reviewing press releases, newsletters, briefing notes, etc.;

§ Perform any other related duties.

Required Qualifications and Experience


  • Master’s Degree in International Relations, Political Science, Journalism, Law, Economics or other Social Science field.


· Prior experience working for an international organization, particularly on migration issues, would be an asset, though not required.

· Familiarity with the work of NGOs and/or International Organizations would be a plus.


Required (specify the required knowledge) Advantageous

Excellent command of written and spoken English. Native English speaker preferred.


The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following competencies:

· Capacity to work independently;

· Ability to carry out tasks with attention to detail and on tight deadlines;

· Excellent organizational, communication and inter-personal skills;

· Personal commitment and drive for results;

· Strong sense of initiative and teamwork;

· Intellectual curiosity;

· Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from various cultures and professional backgrounds.

· Incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation;

· Good overall computer knowledge, especially MS Office packages.


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.

How to apply:

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications, CV written in English with photocopies of educational/training certificates via our e-mail address, by October 16, 2016 at the latest, referring the position title and number in the subject line of your email.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We strongly encourage qualified women to apply!

Posting period*:*

From 07.10.016 to 16.10.2016

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