Project Assistant

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International Organization for Migration (IOM)
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 SVN 2021/20102 

Open to Internal and External Candidates 

  • Position Title : Project Assistant
  • Duty Station : Pristina
  • Classification : General Service, G4
  • Type of Appointment : Special Fixed term, 6 months with possibility of  extension
  • Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
  • Closing Date : 14 November 2021 

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are  considered as first-tier candidates.

Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) is an indispensable part of a  comprehensive approach to migration management aiming at orderly and humane return and  reintegration of migrants who are unable or unwilling to remain in host or transit countries and  wish to return voluntarily to their countries of origin. 

Under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator and overall supervision of the Chief of  Mission the incumbent will assist in the implementation of IOM operations in Kosovo, in  particular Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) Programme. The incumbent will have the following responsibilities: 

Core Functions / Responsibilities: 

  • Provide routine counselling, referral services and support the implementation of the return  and reintegration assistance for migrants in line with AVRR eligibility criteria; 
  • Conduct field visits to the beneficiaries to collect information necessary for the  implementation of voluntary return and reintegration assistance, assist in monitoring and  evaluation of reintegration assistance provided to returnees; 
  • Perform administrative work related to the implementation of return and reintegration  assistance in accordance with IOM’s procedures and guidelines, including proper documentation of all assistance provided and incurred costs and proper filing of the  documentation;
  • Assist in tracing in Kosovo families of children identified as unaccompanied minors in  AVRR sending countries, in particular contact families and social regional offices and  conduct interviews in line with received guidance, prepare reports and encode data in the  database; 
  • Assist in the implementation of activities related to sensitive migration management; 
  • Assist in development of information materials and ensuring adequate visibility of IOM  operations; 
  • Participate in meetings, seminars and other events as assigned and prepare notes and  reports thereof;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Project Coordinator or the Chief of Mission

Required Qualifications and Experience 


  • School diploma with four years of relevant experience; or, 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, International Relations, Development  Studies, Migration Studies, Human Rights, Law or related fields from an accredited  academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience. 


  • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, national/international institutions,  United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations; 
  • Experience in working with migrants, refugees, internally displaced persons, victims of  trafficking and other vulnerable groups; and, 
  • Prior work experience with international humanitarian organizations, non-government or  government institutions/organization in a multi-cultural setting is an advantage.  


  • Knowledge, experience, and skills related to migration management, protection  mechanisms/available referral pathways for addressing individual needs of identified  vulnerable categories.  
  • Thorough knowledge of IOM mandate and activities carried out in the current migration  context in Kosovo, especially related to MPA Programme;  
  • Ability to mainstream protection principles in their work;  
  • Ability to work with people from different backgrounds and walks of life.


Fluency in English and Albanian (oral and written). Knowledge of Serbian language is an  advantage.

Required Competencies 


  • 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. 


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. 

This post is subject to local recruitment. Only persons holding a valid residence and work  permit for Kosovo will be eligible for consideration. 

How to apply: 

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications – Personal History Form (klick  here to download) and Cover Letter to by 14 November 2021 midnight  at the latest, referring to SVN 2021/20102 in the subject line. 

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts applications duly  completed. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Posting period: 

From 29.10.2021 to 14.11.2021 

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.

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