Project Officer Immigration and Border Management (IBM) at International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Project Officer Immigration and Border Management (IBM)

Duty Station: Bangkok, Thailand

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade UG

Type of Appointment: Special short-term ungraded, 6 months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 08 September 2022

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.


The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Immigration and Border Management (IBM) Programme has evolved steadily over recent years in response to the need for innovative solutions to manage ever-increasing migration flows.

IOM Thailand Country Office (CO) IBM programmes work with governmental counterparts, including the Royal Thai Police agencies, along with other international law enforcement actors and relevant agencies in Thailand to strengthen migration and border management systems, processes and capacities. In particular, IBM initiatives includes delivering trainings on various IBM topics, providing support to border officials, advice and capacity building on border management including Health, Border and Mobility Management. These programmes support Thailand and partners to combat transnational organized crime such as migrant smuggling, improve border security and border management and contribute towards IOM’s global objectives of promoting humane and order migration.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM), and under the thematic oversight of the Regional Immigration and Border Management Specialist (RTS/IBM), the successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of IOM Thailand activities in the areas of IBM.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Implement and develop IBM-related programmes/projects, ensuring compliance with identified needs and IOM’s strategies, thematic guidelines and project development procedures, taking into account good practices and lessons learned.
  2. Develop and organise IBM-related training programmes and provide technical input when necessary, through research and training.
  3. Monitoring IBM-related issues and developments in Thailand and the region as well as contributing to the development of thematic reports and policies.
  4. Contribute to data collection and analysis; conduct research on relevant assigned topics; draft and/or contribute to information sheets, presentations, training curricula and materials and thematic guidance notes on IBM, Identity Management, Legal Identity, Travel Documents and other relevant topics.
  5. Develop and/or coordinate new IBM-related programmes/projects in close cooperation with the IOM Thailand team and the IBM Regional Thematic Specialist (RTS).
  6. Lead in required periodic programme and mission reporting relating to IBM, especially the United Nations (UN) INFO, IOM Institutional Questionnaire and relevant Priority Working Groups under the UN coordination system.
  7. Maintain strong working relationships with government and UN counterparts, other project units in IOM Thailand with a special focus on those coordinating/implementing IBM-related projects/programmes – and provide technical input, when necessary, through research and training.
  8. Monitor IBM-related issues and challenges, in close cooperation with the RTS and relevant headquarters (HQ) Divisions; monitor and share information in a timely manner on Calls for Proposals (CFP), Expressions of Interest (EOI) and other relevant IBM-related opportunities in coordination with IOM Thailand Policy and Programme Support Unit.
  9. Undertake project related duty travel as required as well as to represent IOM at IBM-related conferences, workshops and meetings.
  10. Perform such other relevant duties as maybe assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, International Relations, Law or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or • University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.


• Minimum of two to three years’ work experience either on project development, project management, database management, project monitoring and evaluation relevant to IBM; • Experience of working in a multi-cultural setting.


  • Advanced English writing, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to collect and analyze data on IBM topics.
  • Computer/software literate, preferably knowledgeable in Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat and photoshop with experience of maintaining a website.


IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.

External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge in Thai language is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.


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

Required 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

  • 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.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators

  • Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.
  • Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  • Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile. Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications HERE, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 08 September 2022 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information please refer to:

No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

Requisition: CFA 2022 44 Project Officer (IBM) (UG) Bangkok, Thailand (57727226) Released

Posting: Posting NC57727227 (57727227) Released

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