National Durable Solutions Officer – International Organization for Migration – IOM

Legal, Social Sciences and Community

International Organization for Migration – IOM

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading intergovernmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non governmental partners.With 127 member states a further 17 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dadicated to providing humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all.It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues , to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need including refugees and internally displaced people.IOM would like to announce the following vacant position.

Vacancy No.


Position Title

   National Durable Solutions Officer

Duty Station

    Jijiga , Ethiopia



Type of Appointment

    SST – Six months with possibility of Extension

Estimated Start Date

    As soon as possible

Posting Period

    29.03.2022 – 04.04.2022 

 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.

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Sub-Office-Jigjiga, the direct supervision of the Senior Durable Solutions Advisor and in close correspondence with the IOM Durable Solutions team, the incumbent will be responsible for  providing technical expertise to regional interagency coordination of durable solutions providing technical oversight durable solutions the Somali Region Durable Solutions Architecture including the Steering Committee, DSWG and other relevant stakeholders on housing, land, and property (HLP) issues. S/he will provide crucial support to the team’s implementation, coordination, networking and information-gathering/sharing activities of the Somali DRMB and DSWG with a focus on HLP issues. The position will require close collaboration with IOM staff members, DSWG members and other project partners, and regional/local authorities.

 Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

1. Develop strategic documents and policy for durable solutions for the Somali region including providing technical assistance to government ministries and partners.

2. Develop training curriculum and associated tools for partners and government counterparts.

3.  Liaise with national level counterparts and when needed represent the Somali Region durable solutions structure in interagency platforms.

4.  Liaise with technical colleagues at HQ level for the streamlining global tools and standards.

5.  Support the ongoing management of the durable solutions architecture in the Somali Region including by serving as chair of the Zonal Durable Solutions Working Group (RDSTAG). This includes maintaining an updated scope of work and workplan, managing memberships, developing frameworks and approaches to guide implementation of durable solutions strategies, and overseeing quality control of durable solutions interventions.

6.  Oversee interagency coordination of durable solutions operations and organize the capacity building of partners and government counterparts

7. Technically support the Somali DRMB to include HLP-related components in the regional government’s durable solutions policies, legislations, activities and other initiatives;

8.  Coordinate gathering, analysis, and presentation of up-to-date information and data on relevant HLP laws, procedures, and practices in the Somali region;

9. Perform other duties as may be assigned

Required Qualifications and Experience


  • Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Law and/or International Relations or a related field from an accredited academic institution with 5 years of relevant professional experience; or
  • University degree in the above fields with 10 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Academic background in other related fields can be considered only when combined with demonstrable experiences with HLP and robust understanding of the Ethiopian Somali context 


  • Experience in migration, project implementation, community stabilization, peacebuilding, and displacement management;
  • Experience in liaising with government authorities and international institutions;
  • Relevant experience at the national or international level with HLP law practice, policy development, relevant programmes and projects required;
  • Proven experience on strategy development and advocacy on IDPs issues as well as in-depth knowledge of main protection and humanitarian standards required;
  • Demonstrable partnership development, coordination, high-level client relations, and resource mobilization experiences at mid-professional level desired;
  • Solid experience in humanitarian and development operations and knowledge of the UN System coordination desired;



  • Computer/software literate, preferably knowledgeable in Microsoft Office.
  • Rich knowledge of disaster management, internal displacement and conflict analysis desired; and
  • Familiarity with the UN, particularly the UN Reform Agenda desired)


  •  Thorough knowledge of spoken and written English and Somali
  •  Knowledge of Amharic and other local languages have advantage             


The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following technical and behavioural competencies:


·         Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

·         Integrity and transparency: maintain 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 action 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: work strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.


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.

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