Accountability and Participatory Approach Consultant (in ES/NFI interventions)

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Closing date: 13 Apr 2018

Vacancy Number: CFA/0016/2018

Title: ConsultantAccountability and Participatory Approach (in ES/NFI interventions)

Category: Consultancy

Contract duration: 30 days

Duty Station: Home based with field travel to Ethiopia

Reporting: IOM Ethiopia Emergency Post Crisis Unit, Shelter/NFI Project Manager

Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: April 13, 2018

Background Information

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is a dynamic, inter-governmental organization, with 161-member states, and committed to the principle of humane and orderly migration that benefits all. IOM works to promote orderly and humane migration management, to promote international cooperation on migration issues and to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems.

IOM is the lead agency for the Emergency Shelter/Non-Food Item Cluster (ES/NFI) in Ethiopia since 2011. The ES/NFI Cluster in Ethiopia endeavors to incorporate the commitments on Accountability to Affected Populations (CAAP IASC 2012) into its policies, operational guidelines and assessment, beneficiary registration and monitoring tools in order to expand AAP awareness and implementation among cluster agencies.

Purpose of the Consultancy

The consultancy will support IOM, and the ES/NFI Cluster in Ethiopia in particular, with the following objectives:

  1. Broad review and analysis of the current experience and capacity of the Shelter/NFI partners in Ethiopia in implementing participatory approach during their ES/NFI activities and understand how accountability enacted in both ways (towards affected persons and from the organizations towards donors);

  2. Discuss with federal and regional Shelter/NFI Cluster leads in Addis Ababa and Jijiga (Somali Region) to understand which mechanism and tools are in place to ensure accountability and participatory approach in the Ethiopian context

  3. Analyze the accountability tools already in use by partners (IOM, NRC, IRC, UNICEF, etc) such as, beneficiary targeting criteria, complaint mechanisms, and Post Distribution Monitoring tools already in place

  4. Develop suitable standard operating procedures (to be used by partners, but as ES/NFI cluster standards tool) to ensure accountability and participatory approach in daily operations considering different operational modalities (i.e. direct distribution of material in kind, direct cash distribution, distribution/ cash assistance through national/international implementing partners and governmental institution)

  5. Accountability in both sense and participatory approach intended with all relevant stakeholders –

  6. Develop annexes forms and tools and other material needed to ensure the operationality of the above, this will include but not limited to:

  7. PDM

  8. Joint Program Monitor

  9. Complaint/feedback mechanism

  10. Develop brief general AAP framework/strategy to be used as the Shelter/NFI guiding document along with work plan for future direction in 2018

  11. Develop and conduct training of Shelter/NFI Cluster agencies principles of AAP

Scope of the consultancy and expected deliverables

The consultant will be responsible for the following:

A. Draft a rapid report of the key approaches used by the cluster partners in the field to implement AAP with recommendations for enhancement;

B. Develop brief general AAP framework/strategy to be used as Shelter/NFI Cluster guiding document with workplan

C. Develop suitable Shelter/NFI cluster standard operating procedures to ensure AAP in daily programs including tools for operationalizing and AAP mainstreaming in programs

D. Develop guidelines and instructions on how to use the new AAP Framework/ tools;

E. Undertake a training at National Level to introduce the AAP framework and tools to the cluster partners (the S/NFI Cluster will cover all the costs related to the training);

Desired qualifications


Advanced Degree in Social Science, International Political Economy or equivalent

Experience and skills

  • More than 10 years of work experience with humanitarian programming
  • More than 5 years’ experience in monitor and evaluation on community engagement and Accountability to Affected Populations
  • Proven knowledge and technical skills in developing guidelines, SOPs, tools and trainings in humanitarian context


Fluency in spoken and written English required. Knowledge of local languages in the region is an advantage.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application/ motivation letter enclosed with only detail CV written in English via our e-mail address, by April 13, 2018 at the latest, referring the position title and Vacancy number in the subject line of your email; no photocopies of educational/training certificates is 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!