Senior Project Assistant
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23 მაი - 06 ივნ
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IOM is pleased to announce a vacancy for the position of  Senior Project Assistant

Vacancy Notice (VN)
Open to Internal and External Candidates
Position Title : Senior Project Assistant (Protection)
Duty Station : Tbilisi, Georgia
Classification : G6
Type of Appointment : Full-time, One Year Fixed Term appointment, with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 5 June, 2023

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and 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.

Under the overall guidance of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator, and in close cooperation with the respective Thematic Project Managers, the successful candidate will provide a variety of technical, programmatic and administrative support to the implementation of the mission’s programme portfolio within Protection (PXD) thematic area, inter alia related to: a) combating trafficking in human beings and enhancing direct victim assistance, b) upholding the human rights of migrants and other populations relevant to IOM’s mandate, c) analysis of legal issues as connected to IOM’s Programme portfolio in Georgia, d) actively contribute to the development of national legislation, policies, strategies and action plans concerning the thematic areas included under points a) - c), with the following duties and responsibilities:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:
  • Initiate and support planning, coordination, implementation, and monitoring of project activities under the mission’s Protection (PXD) portfolio, as related to protection and assistance to vulnerable migrants (AVM), including victims of trafficking.
  • Monitor budget implementation and propose adjustments as necessary.
  • Produce status reports; identify shortfalls in delivery, bring them to the attention of the supervisor and suggest corrective measures.
  • Compile, summarize, analyse, and present information/data on specific protection-related issues, highlighting noteworthy issues for the consideration of appropriate parties.
  • Monitor developments in the legal sphere that touch on the field of migration and IOM’s programme in Georgia and produce thematic briefs for IOM management.
  • Coordinate with diverse organizational units and external parties to initiate requests, obtain necessary clearances, follow-up on administrative actions, etc.
  • Respond to complex information requests and inquiries; set up and maintain files, records and correspondence on project issues; prepare and update reports, briefing notes, graphics, statistical tables, power point presentations and other forms of documentation.
  • Organize meetings, workshops and training sessions; prepare training materials and participate in the delivering of capacity building workshops.
  • Establish and maintain effective liaison and coordination with local authorities, partners, United Nation agencies, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, donors and other stakeholders relevant to the projects.
  • Monitor work of implementing partners and report any non-compliance to the supervisor.
  • Provide guidance/training and assist in coordinating and monitoring work of other staff in the unit; may supervise other staff as assigned.
  • Participate in the activities of the Permanent Group of Adjudication of the Status of Victim of Trafficking in Human Beings, resorting under the Interagency Coordination Council for Taking Measures against Trafficking in Human Beings and keep the supervisor informed of developments.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

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

Experience and Skills
  • 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
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good organizational, planning and coordination skills.
  • Knowledge of MS Office applications.

  • Fluency in English and native command of Georgian, both written and spoken is required. Working knowledge of other UN Official Language(s) is an asset.

Required Competencies
  • The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and 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.
  • Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
  • Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated

Core Competencies - behavioural indicators level 2
  • 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 level 2
  • 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 and building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  • Building Trust: Promotes shared values and creates an atmosphere of trust and honesty
  • Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
  • Humility: Leads with humility and shows openness to acknowledging own shortcomings.

  • 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, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
  • A prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency and work permit in Georgia, as applicable.

How to apply:
Interested persons who comply with these requirements are kindly invited to send a complete application package, consisting of a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae (both in English and Georgian) to the following email address: before 5 June, 2023, 5 p.m.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the interview. No telephone calls please.

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Posting period:From 23.05.2023 - 05.06.2023
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