Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH


Position: Migration and Livelihood Development Advisor
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Bahirdar or Metema
Posted date: 1 week ago
Application Deadline: Jul, 4/2020 (0 days left)

GIZ- External Vacancy Announcement #095/2020

Strengthening IGAD Migration Policy Implementation (SIMPI)


The Horn of Africa region is hosts two of the largest refugee situations of the world and at the end of 2018, 8,920,000 of the world’s 41.3 million IDPs displaced by conflict and violence lived in the IGAD region. In addition, according to the IDMC report, more than 1 million were displaced by recurrent droughts and natural disasters have displaced more than half a million IDPs were displaced by natural disasters in 2018. The majority of IGAD member countries are at the same time countries of origin, transit, and reception of migrants and refugees. Mobile population groups consist of internally displaced persons, refugees, seasonal migrant workers, labor and education migrants, and pastoralists. Regular migration routes in the region have so far been very limited. IGAD has a mandate to harmonize regional and national migration policies, to implement global policy processes, to promote knowledge management and dialogue, and to support cross-border cooperation. This is where the “Strengthening IGAD Migration Policy Implementation (SIMPI)” comes in, by improving the implementation of this mandate with the following components in the area of migration and displacement: -

Component (1) Strengthening IGAD's capacity to implement international, continental, and regional migration and refugee frameworks in member countries.

Component (2) Strengthening local administration’s capacities in selected IGAD member states in providing services to host communities, refugees, and migrants in border regions.

Component (3) Strengthening regional learning and migration data management in the IGAD region.



 The technical professional is responsible for:

  • Implementing daily operational aspects of all issues related to the project, specifically component 2 of the SIMPI project
  • Processing and facilitating technical aspects of the establishment of cross border facilitation units in the border areas of Metema areas in Ethiopia in coordination with IGAD partners
  • Keeping close relations to Local Government Institutions (LGI) and NGOs in the border areas.


Management and Coordination:

  • Coordinates and assists in preparing and conducting project activities in border regions and carries out other activities required for implementing component 2 of SIMPI
  • Regularly consults with GIZ supervisor on all project activities,
  • Is jointly responsible with the partner institution for preparing, implementing and documenting training events, workshops, forums, team meetings, and other project activities
  • Support the conducting of assessments and baseline studies to be conducted in the project area
  • Supports needs assessment of local governments in the border region
  • Supports needs assessment of migrants and host communities
  • Supports livelihood development strategies development together with migrants, host communities, and LGI officials
  • Provides technical assistance to local and international experts

Knowledge Management and Communication

  • Develops and maintains contact with all important stakeholders
  • Ensures knowledge management, collects, processes and distributes relevant information monitors communications and interaction between government institutions, NGOs and civil society
  • Establishes and sustains a network of relevant stakeholders in the project area
  • Collecting data for the M&E system of the project

Other duties

  • Other duties might be assigned as necessary by the component or project leader



  • University degree in urban planning, rural development, economics, or social science, with a focus on integrated planning, migration, and displacement.

 Professional experience

  • At least 5 years of professional experience in a comparable position

Other knowledge, additional competencies

  • Good working knowledge of ITC technologies
  • Strong managerial and organizational competence
  • Willingness to travel and have extended stays in remote border regions
  • Excellent knowledge of English and understanding of Amharic and Arabic is an advantage.

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with their non-returnable recent CV via 

Note: -

Please make sure you mention the vacancy number and position title ‘Migration and Livelihood Dev Advisor- Bahirdar/Metema #095’ in the subject line of your email application. Due to a large number of applications, we categorize applications with the vacancy numbers. Applications without vacancy numbers in subject lines might not be categorized in the appropriate folder and could be disqualified.


Applications without vacancy numbers in subject lines might not be categorized in the appropriate folder and could be disqualified.

We encourage persons with disabilities to apply for the position. In case of equal qualification, persons with disabilities will be given preference.

Applications from qualified women are encouraged.

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