University Master’s Degree in social sciences, development studies or other relevant field.
Sound experience in the areas of migration and high political sensitivity and excellent understanding of the social, economic and political situation in the Horn of Africa and of related migration challenges and opportunities
Good understanding of the continental, regional and national development policy agenda such as the ones formulated by the UN, IGAD, AU, and comparable global and regional bodies in the area of migration
Sound experience in policy design, dialogue and negotiations with multilateral organisations and respective processes in Africa including with IGAD, AU and global processes
In-depth understanding of current issues related to migration, labour migration, free movement, financial inclusion, forced displacement and development
Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in the global and regional dialogue on migration
Proven experience and knowledge of project cycle management (PCM) and Project Finance Management.
Strong sensitivity and responsiveness to bring forward and to deal with gender and social inclusion issues
Previous experience in managing regional/multicounty program.
Ability to work in team and strong inter-cultural sensitivity
High individual autonomy and a high sense of personal responsibility, including creativity and innovative capacity and willingness to learn and to embrace change.
Good ability to establish confidence among partners and colleagues, including an excellent ability to network and to work in a team.
Proven leadership skills in terms of advocacy work and policy dialogue as well as programme implementation / oversight.
Excellent knowledge of English, both written and spoken, with a particular talent in exact and correct writing.
Knowledge of Somali language is an asset
Good computer skills including good practical experience with the MS Office Software Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Microsoft Outlook, Internet Explorer or any other browser commonly used.
Applicants should possess a valid employment permit in Ethiopia. No work permits will be processed by the Embassy of Switzerland directly.
How To Apply
Applications should be neatly formatted and drafted in excellent English.
Applications should include (1) a motivation letter (maximum one page); (2) a curriculum vitae (maximum three pages); (3) two reference persons to be contacted for feedback from previous employments (mobile phone numbers only); and (4) copies of relevant university degrees and other diplomas, incl. work certificates (if available). The motivation letter and CV are to be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format only.