Category Archives: Legal Jobs in Ethiopia

Senior Project Officer at International Foundation for Electoral System – IFES

Job Description

PRIMARY FUNCTION/PURPOSE: 

The Senior Project Officer will provide technical and operation support to the IFES Ethiopia field office.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide high level technical assistance and input in the area of legal and regulatory reform; this may include reviewing, updating, drafting and commenting on electoral and referenda legislation; institutional by-laws and proclamations, including technical topics such as inclusion, electoral dispute resolution and political finance (in English and Amharic).
  • Liaise with international and national electoral stakeholders, maintain and nourish key relationships;
  • Support implementation of activities as directed by the Senior Project Manager, based on approved workplan(s), budgeting, and other relevant frameworks;
  • Provide input into the annual workplan drafting process;
  • Coordinate with IFES’ CEPPS partners and other USAID implementing partners, and participate in roundtables or other events per Senior Project Manager’s guidance;
  • Contribute to regular programmatic reports to donors and IFES HQ, including monthly and quarterly performance reports;
  • Contribute regularly to monitoring & evaluation data collection;
  • Maintain crucial project documents which track project progress, file all project documents in an appropriate database, ensure that all documents are accurate and have been accepted by the Senior Project Manager;
  • Identify any potential issues or risks that could affect the progression of the project, communicate these items with the Senior Project Manager, and work to identify potential solutions;               
  • Closely monitor the project schedule, monitoring deadlines for each project task, raise potential delays with the Senior Project Manager;
  • Ensure branding, marking, and reporting expectations are well planned and met;
  • Maintain and develop productive working relationships with partner organizations;
  • Other duties as assigned.

TRAVEL

  • Travel may be required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Standard office work environment.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Field Job Grade:

  • 8

Manager:

  • IFES Ethiopia Senior Project Manager

Job Requirements

SKILLS and SPECIFICATIONS

  • The ability to remain highly organized while handling multiple tasks under tight deadlines;
  • The ability to complete tasks with limited supervision;
  • Excellent reporting and document handling skills;
  • Excellent communication skills in order to be able to work with IFES program and administrative staff to identify and resolve issues.
  • Willingness to adhere to all principles of confidentiality.
  • Must value operating in a collaborative and cooperative environment.
  • Ability to show initiative, good judgment, and resourcefulness.
  • Ability to handle sensitive issues and address inclusion matters with integrity

EDUCATION and QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law; other fields may be considered depending on the candidate’s experience;
  • Minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience or 4 years of relevant work experience plus a specialized degree;
  • Experience working with USAID-support projects/international NGOs on implementation of international technical assistance programs considered a plus;
  • Demonstrated professional experience and knowledge in election administration preferred;
  • Demonstrated professional experience of drafting legal memos and documents in Amharic and English;
  • Experience in reviewing, drafting, analyzing electoral legal and regulatory frameworks considered a plus;
  • Training/facilitation skill/qualification is an advantage;
  • Proficiency in Word, Power point, Outlook and Excel.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

  • Spoken and written fluency in English and Amharic required; including typing.

 Interested and qualified applied applicant should apply through the email below

ifesethiopia@ifes.org

 Please state the subject line of your email As “Senor Capacity Building and Training Specialist”

Project Officer at International Foundation for Electoral System – IFES

Job Description

PRIMARY FUNCTION/PURPOSE: 

The Project Officer will provide technical and operation support to the IFES Ethiopia field office.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:         

  • Providetechnical assistance and input in the area of legal and regulatory reform; this may include reviewing, updating, drafting and commenting on electoral and referenda legislation; institutional by-laws and proclamations, including technical topics such as inclusion, electoral dispute resolution and political finance (in English and Amharic).
  • Liaise with international and national electoral stakeholders, maintain and nourish key relationships;
  • Support implementation of activities as directed by the Senior Project Manager, based on approved workplan(s), budgeting, and other relevant frameworks;
  • Provide input into the annual workplan drafting process;
  • Coordinate with IFES’ CEPPS partners and other USAID implementing partners, and participate in roundtables or other events per Senior Project Manager’s guidance;
  • Contribute to regular programmatic reports to donors and IFES HQ, including monthly and quarterly performance reports;
  • Contribute regularly to monitoring & evaluation data collection;
  • Maintain crucial project documents which track project progress, file all project documents in an appropriate database, ensure that all documents are accurate and have been accepted by the Senior Project Manager;
  • Identify any potential issues or risks that could affect the progression of the project, communicate these items with the Senior Project Manager, and work to identify potential solutions;               
  • Closely monitor the project schedule, monitoring deadlines for each project task, raise potential delays with the Senior Project Manager;
  • Ensure branding, marking, and reporting expectations are well planned and met;
  • Maintain and develop productive working relationships with partner organizations;
  • Other duties as assigned.

TRAVEL: 

  • Travel may be required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Standard office work environment.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Field Job Grade: 

  • 7

Manager:

  • IFES Ethiopia Senior Project Manager

Job Requirements

SKILLS and SPECIFICATIONS

  • The ability to remain highly organized while handling multiple tasks under tight deadlines;
  • The ability to complete tasks with limited supervision;
  • Excellent reporting and document handling skills;
  • Excellent communication skills in order to be able to work with IFES program and administrative staff to identify and resolve issues.
  • Willingness to adhere to all principles of confidentiality.
  • Must value operating in a collaborative and cooperative environment.
  • Ability to show initiative, good judgment, and resourcefulness.
  • Ability to handle sensitive issues and address inclusion matters with integrity

EDUCATION and QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law English language; other fields may be considered depending on the candidate’s experience;
  • Demonstrated professional experience of drafting legal memos and documents in Amharic and English;
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant work experience;
  • Experience working with USAID-support projects/international NGOs on implementation of international technical assistance programs considered a plus;
  • Demonstrated professional experience and knowledge in election administration preferred;
  • Experience in reviewing, drafting, analyzing electoral legal and regulatory frameworks considered a plus;
  • Training/facilitation skill/qualification is an advantage;
  • Proficiency in Word, Power point, Outlook and Excel.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

  • Spoken and written fluency in English and Amharic required; including typing.

 Interested and qualified applied applicant should apply through the email below

ifesethiopia@ifes.org

 Please state the subject line of your email As “Senor Capacity Building and Training Specialist”

Junior Human Rights Officer at Ethiopian Human Rights Council (EHRCO)

Job Description

About EHRCO

Established in 1991, the Ethiopian Human Rights Council (EHRCO) is the first non-governmental human rights organization working on the promotion and protection of human rights in Ethiopia. EHRCO is free from the influence of political parties, religious institutions, tribal groups, and social classes. It stands for democracy, the rule of law and the respect of human rights. In accordance with “The Civil Society Organizations Proclamation No 1113/2019”, EHRCO was re-registered as an independent and non-profit human rights institution.

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Head of the Regional Office, the Human Rights Junior Human Rights Officer is responsible for receiving, investigating and conciliating complaints received from the public throughout the Province, concerning allegations of violations of the Human Rights. He/she will provide legal aid service for clients by analysing relevant laws that are in conformity with the day-to-day activities of the organization. The Human Rights Officer will be expected to portray professionalism and respect for diversity.

Work Activities 

  • Collects and analyses human rights data and indicators in the working areas;
  • Undertakes fact-finding field investigation missions and reporting
  • Conducts substantive research and analysis of human rights issues/events and assesses their impact on the human rights situation in assigned region
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with government & non-government institutions, local community, human rights organizations, and other CSOs in the region to promote sustained and balanced support for the work in the field of human rights.
  • providing advice on human rights law and policies across the Council’s projects and functions
  • Writes a variety of reports, official correspondence, briefings on country/region-specific and thematic issues, statements, and communications
  • advise clients on the law and legal matters relating to their case
  • keep up to date with changes and developments in your area of the law
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Job Requirements

Key Skills and interest

  • passion for human rights, justice and fairness
  • strong spoken and written communication skills
  • ability to absorb and analyze large amounts of information
  • a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • ability to explain legal matters clearly in non-legal language
  • confidence and a persuasive manner
  • ability to work under pressure
  • time management and strong organizational skills.

Work Experience

  • Degree in law, Political science, or Journalism paired with 2 years related experience is required.

If you would like to jin EHRCO’s team, please send your CV and application letter with contact details of three work-related references through info@ehrco.org within 5 working days from the date of this announcement

Programme Officer at Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD)

Job Description

The Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) works to promote peaceful, just and inclusive politics worldwide. Our approach across all our programmes is unique and characterized by dialogue: we bring politicians from across the political spectrum together.  We work on their knowledge and competences, and empower them to cooperate in a constructive and accommodative manner on issues that affect them, their country and the broader region.

NIMD has been active in Ethiopia since 2016, providing support to the dialogue process and legislative reforms. During this time, NIMD has built strategic relations and trust with the main democratic institutions (House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR), National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE), Office of the Attorney General (AG) and key political actors, which will be essential for the successful execution of this action.  At the moment, NIMD implements projects funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the European Union (EU).

Programme Officer

NIMD is recruiting a Programme Officer to support the work of its different programmes in Ethiopia. The officer will be responsible for project planning and implementation with Political Parties, NEBE, House of Peoples Representatives, Regional Councils and the likes.  Areas of responsibility of the NIMD Programme Officer include ensuring that all projects are managed in line with the Project Cycle Management and with commitments to donors, the provision of technical support to partners, as well as coordination tasks and representational duties.

The Programme Officer will report to the Programme Manager and the Country Representative.  The Programme Officer will be based in NIMD office in Addis Ababa, with travels in and outside Ethiopia when necessary.

Job Requirements

 Requirements 

  • A bachelor level degree in an area relevant to social science (e.g. Project Management, Public Administration, Political Science, Law, Human Rights etc.)
  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience in project cycle management, including: budgeting and M&E
  • Experience with developing annual project plans and annual performance reports.
  • Knowledge of the political environment in Ethiopia.
  • Must be able to maintain good working relationship with all stakeholders, including funders
  • Previous knowledge and/or experience of working with political parties or a legislature is an advantage
  •  Must be able to work as part of a team
  •  Excellent written and spoken English and Amharic (other local languages are advantageous).
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including on Word, Excel and Power point.

A written exam may be administered to test writing and analytical skills.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Closing Date

Completed applications should be submitted only by email to

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by close of business 20 January 2020

For more information: 0116662844

Attorney I at VisionFund Micro-Finance Institution S.C

Job Description

IMMEDIATE INTERNAL/EXTERNAL

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Position:                    Attorney I

Opening Date:        Decmber 23, 2019

Place of Work:        North Area Branch Offices (Kombolcha)

 

About the Organization:

VisionFund Micro Finance Institution (S.C) is an Institution established according to proclamation No. 40/96 which currently amended to 626/2009 to provide financial services to the productive poor in the rural and urban areas of Ethiopia. VisionFund is currently operating in four of the Regional States of the country.

VisionFund MFI is currently looking for candidates for Attorney I role. The successful candidates will have skills and experience that meet the following requirements:

 

1.        Major Responsibilities

·    Assists the Branch staff in handling all issues related to collateral & the safe custody of all legal documents on real estate mortgage & chattel mortgage;

·    Assists in registering & discharging mortgaged items;

·    Ensures the safe custody of all legal documents on real esate mortgage & chattel mortgage;

·    Draws up draft contracts, agreements, forms, letters of guarantee and other transactional documents, etc. that suit a specified purpose;

·     Examines judgments & court rulings; analyzes their impact on company business & advises supervisor on approaches to be followed;

·     Gathering facts and establishing evidence, conducting investigations, examination analyses of cases and preparation of contracts and claims;

·   Ensures the proper & timely delivery of notices to delinquent clients.

·   Investigates & takes proper legal actions to rectify theft, forgeries & misappropriation of funds & property;

·   Complies & analysis information & statistics that would assist in carrying out court activities & provides legal advice & assistance to the branches in legal matters of limited complexity and gravity & in translation work of legal documents.

·   Looks into and analyzes law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles and codes to prepare legal documents such as briefs, pleadings, appeals contracts for review, etc.

·   Prepares, cases, pleadings, suits, statements of claims, petitions, defenses, affidavits in the name and on behalf of the institution;

·    Represents the branches before all levels of courts of law including police stations & public authorities;

·   Submits a written report to the branch & HO legal & Recovery Manager on the status of cases filed at court with collections made through court action.

Job Requirements

2.   Qualification and experience Requirements

·     Diploma in law & minimum 2-years relevant experience

·      Local language knowledge, communication skill & computer skill is advantageous.

·      knowledge of civil & commercial codes & analytical skill

 

Candidates who fulfill the above requirements can submit the application letter, updated curriculum vitae with names and addresses of up to 3 references and non-returnable copies of credentials in person to: North area Operation Offices (Kombolcha) or send to VFE_vacancy@wvi.org

                                  Women applicants are highly encouraged to apply

Legal Coordinator at Senselet Food Processing PLC

Job Description

Senselet: Senselet Food Processing is looking for ambitious, eager-to-learn and talented employees who want to take responsibility and accountability in actively build our company and brands. Senselet is a Dutch-owned company making potato-based snacks and food products for the Ethiopian market and aims to become a leading food processing company. Currently, our modern processing facility, using the latest European processing technology, is located in Tulofa, near Sheno town (65 km from Addis Ababa) while our office is located in CMC, Addis Ababa.

Job Summary:

Legal Officer responsible to prepare a variety of legal documentation, reviews legal documentation prepared for Senselet foods Processing Plc or arising from the work of our company provides legal advice to Senior Managers and staff in all areas of activities, Engage with external partners, governments, and non-governmental organizations, international organizations, etc.

Details of duties and responsibilities:

  • Interpret laws, rulings and regulations, examine legal data to determine advisability, negotiate settlements of labor disputes, conduct legal hearings, decide causes of legal action, use knowledge of legal procedural rules, and others
  • Providing advice and support to the Human Resource Development and Management Department.
  • Providing practical legal assistance about different legal issues like business contracts, employment cases, and etc.
  • Working with the fellow staff on projects
  • Assisting in fulfillment of all different legal requirements
  • Advising on the minimum liability and legal exposure for the business
  • Ensuring proper drafting of the legal documents and other contractual documents after assessing, and understanding them
  • Taking important actions about different legal matters
  • Managing internal and external legal resources
  • Reviewing and advising effectively to reduce and control risks to organization and ensuring that the organization, controls and procedures are appropriate
  • Representing the Company and, handling and winning resolution of all disagreements
  • Ensuring that the Company complies with the legislation necessities related to data protection
  • Managing, researching and reviewing implication of case law, legislation etc. influencing the Company and reporting to the General Manager

Organizational structure

  • Place of work: Addis Ababa (with occasional working days at factory)

Start date:

  • Asap

Job Requirements

Requirements

  • Education: minimum LLM/LLB Degree in Law.
  • Experience: 3-5 years of relevant work experience in manufacturing industry & computer literate
  • Technical skills: fluent in Amharic and English (speaking and writing), analytically strong, strong financial knowledge and skills, strong administration skills, strong knowledge on Ethiopian rules & regulations, strong computer skills, strategic thinker, very good planner.

Send your application letter and CV to  frehiwotbitew@senseletfoodprocessing.com or submit at our office at CMC tel:0116680028 before December 25, 2019

In-house Attorney/Project Officer at Ethiopian Labour Rights Watch (ELRW)

Job Description

Background: 

Ethiopian Labour Rights Watch (ELRW) is a recently set up civic organization that works on labor related issues in Ethiopia. The founders have extensive experience in the legal and policy discourse of the country with a strong conviction that basic labor rights and legal education programs are crucial. ELRW focuses on the provision of legal aid to workers, labor rights advocacy through public interest litigation and labor rights education through trainings to workers, union leaders, law enforcement officials and local association representatives.

Job Summary

In line with its core objectives, ELRW is in the process of launching a Legal Aid and Advocacy Project that aims at providing legal aid to employees and trade unions in selected locations, labor rights monitoring, research and public interest litigation with funding obtained from the Levi Struass Foundation. The project officer is responsible for the overall management and legal related activities of the project.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure the project is implemented as outlined in the project document and funding agreement.
  • Identify the specific locations for the implementation of the project and prepare a detailed action plan.
  • Set up a legal aid center which will be accessible to individual workers who cannot afford their legal defense.
  • Provide and coordinate legal aid by other ELRW staff and volunteers.
  • Develop legal aid manuals, labor litigation templates and violation tracking tools;
  • Network with stakeholders, including trade unions, labor and social affairs bureaus and courts.
  • Organize trainings and workshops on labour rights related issues.
  • Identify research topics and oversee that they are conducted.
  • Assist staff of ELRW to secure future funding.
  • Expected to travel 15% of her/his time
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

Reports to

  • The Executive Director

Duration

  • One year (2020) with the possibility of extension

Job Requirements

Qualifications

Applicants for this position should possess the following qualifications:

  • LLB Degree in Law or equivalent from a recognized and reputable college or university
  • Previous experience in an NGO environment
  • Two years of relevant experience
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, analytical and presentation skills
  • Good communication skills, team player, willing to work long hours when needed
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Amharic
  • Proficiency in computer application software and MS Office, such as Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet
  • High level of passion, reliability and integrity

Interested and qualified applicants should submit their resume and a cover letter to  info@ethiopianlabour.org no later than December 20, 2019. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

                                                                 Tel:- 251 11 66706 76

Legal Officer at TNT Construction & Trading

TNT Construction & Trading
Vacancy Announcement

Position: Legal Officer

– Place of Work: Addis Ababa
– Number Required: 1
– Construction Companies work experience is mandatory.

Qualifications/Skills
• Qualification: LLB Degree in Law
• Experience: 5 years and above work experience in private companies and well experienced in labor law
Education Level     :     Law Degree
Experience     :     5-10 years
Location
City     :     Addis Ababa
State     :     Addis Ababa
Country     :     Ethiopia

 Interested qualified applicants are advised to apply in person by attaching their non-returnable application and CV with all credentials in 10 (Ten) Working days from the date of this announcement; (On Saturdays, our office is open before noon only). • Address: Addis Ababa around Ayat Square on the way to Tafo, TNT Construction & Trading 2nd floor, HRD & Administration Department • Tel: 0118619669, Email:

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Attorney I at VisionFund Micro-Finance Institution S.C

Job Description

                                       IMMEDIATE INTERNAL/EXTERNAL

                                             VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Opening Date:         December 02, 2019

Place of Work:          Wolkite and Adaberga Branch Offices

About the Organization:

VisionFund Micro Finance Institution (S.C) is an Institution established according to proclamation No. 40/96 which currently amended to 626/2009 to provide financial services to the productive poor in the rural and urban areas of Ethiopia. VisionFund is currently operating in four of the Regional States of the country.

VisionFund MFI is currently looking for candidates for Attorney I role. The successful candidates will have skills and experience that meet the following requirements:

1.        Major Responsibilities

·         Assists the Branch staff in handling all issues related to collateral & the safe custody of all legal documents on real estate mortgage & chattel mortgage;

·         Assists in registering & discharging mortgaged items;

·         Ensures the safe custody of all legal documents on real esate mortgage & chattel mortgage;

·         Draws up draft contracts, agreements, forms, letters of guarantee and other transactional documents, etc. that suit a specified purpose;

·         Examines judgments & court rulings; analyzes their impact on company business & advises supervisor on approaches to be followed;

·         Gathering facts and establishing evidence, conducting investigations, examination analyses of cases and preparation of contracts and claims;

·         Ensures the proper & timely delivery of notices to delinquent clients.

·         Investigates & takes proper legal actions to rectify theft, forgeries & misappropriation of funds & property;

·         Complies & analysis information & statistics that would assist in carrying out court activities & provides legal advice & assistance to the branches in legal matters of limited complexity and gravity & in translation work of legal documents.

·         Looks into and analyzes law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles and codes to prepare legal documents such as briefs, pleadings, appeals contracts for review, etc.

·         Prepares, cases, pleadings, suits, statements of claims, petitions, defenses, affidavits in the name and on behalf of the institution;

·         Represents the branches before all levels of courts of law including police stations & public authorities;

·         Submits a written report to the branch & HO legal & Recovery Manager on the status of cases filed at court with collections made through court action.

Job Requirements

2.   Qualification and experience Requirements

·         Diploma in law & minimum 2-years relevant experience

·         Local language knowledge, communication skill & computer skill is       advantageous.

·         knowledge of civil & commercial codes & analytical

Candidates who fulfil the above requirements can submit the application letter, updated curriculum vitae with names and addresses of up to 3 references and non-returnable copies of credentials in person to: West Area Opertion Offices (lideta), Wolkite, Weliso, Ameya, Muhur, Sebeta Branch Offices or VFE_Vacancy@wvi.org.

                Women applicants are highly encouraged to apply

National Durable Solutions Technical Officer – Housing, Land and Property (HLP) at International Organization for Migration – IOM

 

About IOM

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

Organizational Context and Scope

As per a mandate to coordinate the overall Disaster Risk Management (DRM) work stream at a regional level, the Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Bureau (DPPB) of the Somali Regional State (SRS) of Ethiopia leads a multi-stakeholder coordination on durable solutions for the region’s 1,051,542 internally displaced persons (IDPs) affected by inter-communal conflict and climatic shocks.[1] With the technical support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and financial support from the Government of Switzerland through Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC), DPPB has been coordinating an inter-agency Durable Solutions Working Group (DSWG) since 2016. This mechanism has facilitated strategic planning and engagement on IDP durable solutions and yielded the Somali Regional Durable Solutions Strategy in October 2017.

In April 2019, a nationwide initiative was launched under The Strategic Plan to Address Internal Displacement and associated IDP Recovery Plan by the Ministry of Peace (MoP) and National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC). In response, the Somali Regional Government mobilized a joint effort to resolve displacement situations in the region, requiring the DPPB to play a crucial role in bringing together a broad range of government, humanitarian and development actors, plus IDPs and host/receiving communities, towards shared understanding, commitment and objectives. Moreover, the DPPB’s strategic leadership will continue to be expected, particularly in terms of evidence-based planning, information sharing and continuous engagement at various levels to effectively foster resolution of displacement conditions that meet the needs and rights of displaced individuals and communities through a principled approach.

SDC and IOM are key partners to the Government of Ethiopia (GOE) and SRS both in the humanitarian and development fields. Welcoming this rather ambitious initiative by the government, IOM and SDC acknowledge technical skills required in the process of moving forward this robust task. Through various consultations held by the regional government, IOM and SDC, as well as lessons learned from a similar IOM-SDC partnership in seconding a Durable Solutions Coordinator at Resident Coordinator’s Office in Addis Ababa since June 2018, consensus was reached to explore a possibility of seconding a team of three Durable Solution Experts at the DPPB to contribute to the IDP Recovery Plan.

Given the fact that housing, land and property (HLP) issues have become highly prioritized in addressing internal displacement in Ethiopia, this partnership particularly notes the urgent need to bring aboard an expert on this subject area.

Under the overall supervision of the Durable Solutions Advisor and in close collaboration with the Community-Based Planning and Information Management Officer to be seconded to the DPPB, the incumbent will be responsible for providing technical guidance to the Somali DSWG and other relevant stakeholders on HLP issues. S/he will provide crucial support to the team’s implementation, coordination, networking and information-gathering/sharing activities of the Somali DPPB 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.

 

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Work of the Durable Solutions Technical Officer – HLP will have a direct impact on the role of the DPPB/the regional government, DSWG and its partners including IOM and SDC in building a strong capacity for strategic planning and program framework on durable solutions and HLP issues for displacement-affected communities in the Somali region. S/he will promote and facilitate the inclusion of HLP-related components in the region’s durable solutions policies, legislations and operations, so that processes to plan, implement and monitor durable solutions programmes will become more effective by tackling HLP issues in the region.

 

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

2.     Support the DPPB’s coordination of HLP-related activities through the engagement of the DSWG;

3.     Ensure timely documentation, information/data-sharing and communication on HLP-related initiatives, systems, structures relevant to the DPPB’s durable solution planning and decision-making and the DSWG’s activities;

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

5.     In coordination with the DSWG, assess HLP-related situations in the Somali region and advocate for the recognition of HLP rights of displacement-affected persons including IDPs/returnees/host communities, particularly the most vulnerable among them (i.e. female-headed households, persons with disabilities, the elderly, ethnic and religious minorities);

7.     Provide periodic information updates and reports on progresses, challenges, and lessons learned on handling with HLP issues in the Somali region;

8.     Document good practices and experiences, and provide inputs on HLP-related and other durable solutions project information and documentation;

9.     Facilitate  capacity building programs for government officials and other partners in the Somali region to enhance their knowledge of HLP issues;

10.  Explore opportunities and design activities in strengthening HLP-related components in durable solutions initiatives to better support IDPs in a protracted internal displacement situation in the Somali region;

11.  Closely coordinate with regional, zonal and district-level offices in their day to day activities related to durable solutions and HLP issues through the provision of tools and other technical assistance required;

12.  Promote strategic partnership with relevant partners, especially on HLP issues; and

13.  Perform other related duties as may be required.

Job Requirements

Education

·         Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Law and/or International Relations or a related field from an accredited academic institution

Experience

·         Eight years relevant experience at the national or international level with HLP law practice, policy development, relevant programmes and projects for Masters and ten years for Bachelor Degree holders;

  • Proven experience on strategy development and advocacy on durable solutions and HLP rights for IDPs as well as in-depth knowledge of main protection and humanitarian standards required;
  • Experiences in political, legal, socio-economic analysis and research, and familiarity with conflict sensitivity approach, risk informed programming and Human Rights Up Front desired;
  • 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.

 

Languages

·         Thorough knowledge of spoken and written English and Amharic.

·         Knowledge of Somali other local language is an advantage.

 

Values and Competencies

Values

  • 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

 

Other

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.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application/ motivation  letter enclosed with only detail CV written in English  via our e-mail address RECADDIS@IOM.INT, by December 13, 2019 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!