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Refugee and Host Community Liaison Consultant


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LonAdd HR Consultants


Addis Ababa, AA, Ethiopia 



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Job Description:

LonAdd HR Consultancy Plc (www.lonadd.com), Recruitment & Outsourcing Company will be working on behalf of a Client in the recruitment process of suitable & knowledgeable candidate, as per our Clients specific requirements stated below:
Position: Refugee and Host Community Liaison Consultant
Number required: 1
Location :  Based in Addis Ababa, with some travel to refugee camps and hosting woredas
Duration: 12 months
Start Date: ASAP
Under the direct supervision of ARRA’s Head of Program Implementation and Coordination Department and Client’s Refugee Program Specialist/Coordinator, the consultant will coordinate refugee and host community work between Client and ARRA as well as other relevant Government agencies.  The consultant will also support ARRA in broader coordination on refugee policy and coordination of the CRRF and refuge and host community matters and implementation of the refugee pledges.  They will work closely with UNHCR in all of these tasks.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with the appropriate managers in ARRA and other relevant Ministries and authorities dealing with refugee and host community matters.
  • Coordinate relevant information between Program and relevant government authorities regarding research, planning, Program implementation and monitoring for refugees and host communities.
  • Ensure Program refugee and host community health, education, nutrition, child protection, WASH, emergency and self-reliance program implementation plans and priorities are disseminated and understood by relevant Government authorities and related stakeholders.
  • Facilitate any required LOUs, MOUs, agreements and standard of operations with the Government Partner and ensure smooth implementation.
  • Support and advice Program programs on identifying and resolving any issues or challenges, which might arise, including supporting Client’s field offices as required on refugee related matters.
  • Facilitate permissions for CLIENT visitors’ travel and access to programe areas, as required.
  • Strengthen partnership between Line Ministries (and regional bureaus) with ARRA to work across refugees and host communities.
  • Support program implementation teams for Ethiopia by linking Client and partner teams with key persons/authorities in various government sectors and academia involved in humanitarian and development activities.
  • Support Client to resolve any potential issues of concern or misunderstanding with relevant government authorities.
  • Ensure that ARRA and Client’s organization’s obligations and rules are adhered to and that all humanitarian and development standards, transparency, complaint mechanisms and expected accountability principles and code of conducts are adhered to.
  • Supporting Client in meeting donor requirements in working with the Government of Ethiopia and working to facilitate donor coordination and linkages with Government.
Program, Strategy and Policy Support:
  • Strengthening harmonization and alignment of Client humanitarian and development programs and plans with Government priorities, regulations, strategies and the refugee pledges.
  • Specifically advise on Client strategic approaches in support of Government policy.
  • Actively participate in meetings, workshops and forums related to refugee and host community programs implemented by Government and other development/humanitarian actors.
  • Keep up to speed on local laws and bureaucratic procedures, and advise Client Ethiopia Offices, allowing for timely adjustments of strategies/approaches if and when required.
  • Keep abreast of international trends and agreement and how they relate to the Pledges, CRRF and Refugees Compact in Ethiopia.
  • Support ARRA’s coordination of development partners and support for the pledges and implementation of the CRRF in Ethiopia in close coordination with CRRF stakeholders.
  • Support ARRA’s policy development and implementation of the pledges and CRRF in close coordination with CRRF stakeholders.
  • The consultant will sit in ARRA office in Addis Ababa with regular visits to Client and to the hosting Woredas and refugee camps.
  • The consultant will report to Client’s refugee coordinator.
  • The consultant will advise ARRA’s Head of Program Implementation and Coordination Department.
  • The consultant will work with all relevant development partners who are implementing projects supported by Client.

Job Requirements:

  1. Quarterly work plan to be submitted 5 days before the 1st day of the quarter.
  2. Monthly progress report to Client’s Refugee Program Coordinator.
  3. An updated tripartite LOU between ARRA, CLIENT and UNHCR.
  4. Trip reports on monitoring and evaluation of refugee and host community work.
  5. Support of Client’s Building Self Reliance Program’s Context Analysis and independent monitoring and evaluation.
  6. Regular briefings to ARRA on CLIENT activity implementation and strategic issues.
  7. Policy and issues briefs as required by ARRA and Client.
  8. Minutes of key coordination meetings.
Education requirements: Post graduate degree international development, humanitarian studies, human rights, or related field.
Work Experience: A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the relevant files of international development, refugees issues and/or humanitarian assistance
Language requirement: Fluency in spoken and written English and Amharic. Knowledge of local language is desirable.
  • Strong diplomatic skills
  • Experience working with the Government of Ethiopia, particularly ARRA
  • Understanding of global trends and contemporary issues regarding migration, refugee and host communities policy and programs and their application in Ethiopia’s context.
  • Experience strengthening partnerships and coordination with Government
  • Experience in project management related to refugee and migration, additional experience in the sectors of child protection, education, WASH, nutrition and health and advantage.
  • Understanding and solid experience working with refugee and host community from different nations and diverse nationality, religious and cultural backgrounds around the region
  • Understanding socio-political issues in Ethiopia and the horn of Africa.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to coordinate activities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to easily establish and maintain relationships with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • Ability to effectively monitor and manage risks, particularly in refugee related contexts.
  • Good understanding of relevant national laws, regulations and policies as they relate to migration and refugees.
i)  Core Values (Required)
  • Commitment      
  • Diversity and Inclusion     
  • Integrity
ii) Core Competencies (Required)
  • Communication  [ II ] 
  • Working with People  [ II ] 
  • Drive for Results  [ II ]
  1. Functional Competencies (Required)
  • Leading and Supervising [I]
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts    [II]      
  • Analysing   [III]                                       
  • Relating and Networking    [II]                      
  • Deciding and Initiating Action   [II]     
  • Applying Technical Expertise [II] 

How To Apply:

To apply send your CVs to:  vacancy1@lonadd.com by putting ‘Application for ARRA Advisor’ in the subject box
 Candidates selected should be available immediately.
 Application deadlineSeptember 25/2017

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LonAdd Consultancy Plc
Addis Ababa, AA, Ethiopia

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