Project Support Officer at International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Project Support Officer

Duty Station: Bangkok, Thailand

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade UG

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

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 21 August 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.

Internal and external candidates will be considered for this vacancy. For the purposes of this vacancy, internal candidates are defined as staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded or ungraded contract, including Junior Professional Officers (JPOs), staff on Special Leave Without Pay (SLWOP), and staff members on secondment/loan released by the Organization, unless otherwise specified in their contract. Staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded contract will not retain their contract type if appointed to an ungraded position.


Under the direct supervision of the Project Officer in Emergency and Post-Crisis (EPC) Unit, the Project Support Officer will support the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Thailand in addressing vulnerable migrants’ protection risks in Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Support the Project Officer in overall implementation of the projects ‘Addressing protection risks of Rohingya refugees and migrants through direct assistance in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand’ and ‘Humanitarian Assistance for Myanmar Muslims from Rakhine State and Special At-Risk Groups in Thailand’.
  2. Support the Project Officer in information management and internal and external reports of EPC Unit.
  3. Consolidate data on Rohingya in the region and produce data analysis reports on the movements, risks and vulnerabilities of Rohingya refugees and migrants.
  4. Support EPC in organizing coordination meetings with relevant national and regional stakeholders, including governmental actors, UN agencies and local representatives to respond to the needs of Rohingya refugees and migrants, including with taking notes and collecting relevant data from the partners.
  5. Support EPC in drafting situation reports of ‘Response to Cross-Border Flows from Myanmar’ on a regular basis and other situation reports as the need arises.
  6. Brief the Project Officer on a regular basis and advise on programme matters and on regional current affairs that may have an impact on the work of IOM.
  7. Prepare and ensure timely and quality submissions of project reports according to IOM and donor formats as required.
  8. Prepare regular updates, programme summaries and other relevant info materials and statistics, according to the specific project needs.
  9. Develop appropriate monitoring tools to ensure effective implementation of projects and activities.
  10. Undertake duty travels as required, in order to support coordination of activities.
  11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in in Development, Political or Social Sciences, 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.


  • Experience working in the development and humanitarian fields;
  • Experience in migration and development is highly desirable;
  • Experience in data collection and analysis, as well as knowledge management, is highlydesirable; and
  • Experience working with Government counterparts, UN agencies and/or non-governmental organizations is considered an asset.


  • In depth knowledge of the broad range of migration related subject areas dealt with by the Organization;
  • Knowledge of UN and bilateral donor programming;
  • Ability to holistically analyse diverse datasets; and
  • Demonstrated understanding of different data collection methodologies.


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 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.

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

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 21 August 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:

Posting period:

From 08.08.2022 to 21.08.2022

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 38 Project Support Officer (UG) Bangkok, Thailand (57703843) Released

Posting: Posting NC57703844 (57703844) Released

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