Senior Migration Program Assistant

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Business and Administration, Research and Development
Addis Ababa 
Career Level:
Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
ETB 509,529 annually plus benefits

Job Description

The Embassy of Canada in Ethiopia would like to invite qualified and experienced candidates for the following position.

Summary of Duties: 

Reporting directly to the Migration Program Manager (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada), provides assistance and guidance to the Program Manager and other Program Assistants and Officers on administrative processes/requirements and on complex, high-profile and sensitive matters. Leads on research, liaison and reporting, stewardship and governance, promotion and recruitment, meeting organization and engagement activities and other support to the migration section and clients. The incumbent would be extremely organized, would exercise initiative in organizing work and resolving complicated problems, would have a significant command of written and oral English language, and significant knowledge of country conditions of Ethiopia, including but not limited to political, economic, and social aspects, and how they impact migration. The incumbent would be required to execute diplomacy, discretion, and the highest level of integrity in all aspects of work and personal life, adhering to Canada's Privacy Law and Values and Ethics. 

Closing date: October 15, 2021 at midnight UTC/GMT

Job Requirements


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university


  • Fluency in English (written and spoken)
  • Fluency in Amharic (written and spoken)

Experience :

  • Minimum of two (2) years recent* experience working in an office environment in an administrative support or program assistant capacity managing such tasks as budgeting, organizing travel and meetings, interpreting, etc.
  • Minimum of two (2) years recent* experience working on a PC, using various computer programs and applications, such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and internet browsers
  • Minimum of one (1) year recent* experience conducting research using a variety of online and offline sources
  • Minimum of one (1) year recent* experience of reporting in a professional capacity
  • Minimum of one (1) year recent* experience of building networks and liaising with a variety of stakeholders such as Ethiopian government agencies, international organizations, foreign missions, or similar
  •  Recent experience is defined as within the last (5) years.

How to Apply

Applications will only be considered when received through our portal.  Link for this job poster -

Candidates are required to upload a cover letter and CV in English or French. Applications which do not include the requested documents or information in the CV or cover letter will be rejected. Any additional information must be included as part of these two attachments

Please do NOT include personal data in these documents (cover letter and CV) such as; age, date of birth, gender, marital status, family status, religion, a picture. Please only include information relevant to the vacancy as requested in the job poster

Candidates who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must report these to [email protected] prior to the closing date. Failure to so will result in the application being rejected


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