Project Assistant At International Organization for Migration


Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager, and under the direct supervision of the National Private Sector Engagement Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for providing administrative and technical support related to the implementation of the project activities related to ethical recruitment and private sector engagement.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Provide support in the implementation and maintenance of the Private Sector Engagement Team’s data and knowledge management system, ensuring that the most up-to-date information is accessible
  • Support the project team in documenting activities, administering feedback collection on the due diligence tools and training programmes, drafting reports, and in updating the project team’s workplan
  • Assist in the planning and coordination of logistical arrangements for capacity building programmes on ethical recruitment due diligence, and project-related meetings
  • Provide support in localizing ethical recruitment due diligence tools for employers of migrant workers and the recruitment agencies that they work with
  • Provide administrative support to the project team and wider Private Sector Engagement Unit, including facilitation of procurement and coordination with the resource management unit.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience


  • University degree in the field of Social Sciences, International Relations, Development Studies, Sustainability or a related field from an accredited academic institution with minimum two years of relevant professional experience.
  • Completed High School degree from an accredited academic institution, with four years of relevant professional experience.


  • Experience in humanitarian and/or development assistance work with Government, NGOs and INGOs; an advantage
  • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities as well as with national and international institutions; a strong advantage.


  • Strong quantitative business analysis skills, attention to detail, and high level of accuracy
  • Advanced or intermediate excel skills
  • Knowledge of issues related to labour migration, labour and human rights, ethical trading practices, and the SDGs is an asset.
  • Knowledge of project cycle management is a strong asset


English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of any local language is desirable.


Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (

Required Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintains 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 1

  • 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.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link. Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


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.

The position involves onsite and/or offsite work (or a combination of both). The working modality will be further discussed during the interviews if candidate is available to work on-site and/or offsite.

How to apply

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM will only accept applications which should include a cover letter (not more than one page), a résumé highlighting the required education and experience, and a duly completed IOM Personal History Form. To access the form, please visit this link (four pages).

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via not later than 08 July 2022. Position title and SVN Number (SVN 2022 019 – Project Assistant) should be specified in the SUBJECT field.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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