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SVN 2022-54 Programme Assistant (AVRR / Operations & Reintegration), G5, Bratislava

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Bratislava
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: 1 490 EUR/month
  • Start date: asap
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, overall supervision of Head of Office, the Operations and Reintegration Assistant will be responsible for oversight and implementation of all relevant project activities of the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration programme of IOM Slovakia.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1. Coordination and implementation of activities aimed at building the capacity of workers who come into contact with vulnerable migrants;
2. Preparation of trainings, materials for trainings and updating of training materials;
3. Communication and coordination with trainers and trainees; including delivery of trainings; Ensure proper documentation, requests for training materials etc is completed within the established best practices and rules in a timely and planned manner.
4. Preparation of activities, implementation and active participation in all project activities;
5. Preparation and provision of reintegration assistance to the target group with a special focus on vulnerable groups of migrants in close co-operation with field operations assistant;
6. Assistance to returnees with elaboration of reintegration plans;
7. Co-operation with IOM missions regarding the elaboration and feedback on proposed reintegration plans;
8. Organization of meetings of IOM Bratislava selection committee to select reintegration plans for implementations;
9. Close cooperation with IOM missions in the countries of origin regarding the practical implementation of reintegration assistance;
10. Collection of all supporting documentation regarding the implemented reintegration assistance;
11. Monitor implemented reintegration assistance including organization of relevant monitoring visits in countries of origin;
12. In co-operation with the project manager updating the IOM manual on reintegration;
13. Active participation in related activities, such as development of information materials for target groups, PR activities of the program, operations, etc.;
14. Establishing and maintaining contacts with relevant governmental, non-governmental entities on project issues;
15. Active participation in the meetings of the project team as well as attending official meetings and appointments if needed.
16. Assistance in the monitoring and evaluation of the project as well as in the preparation of periodic and final reports on activities in compliance with donor reporting requirements;
17. In cooperation with other members of the project team contribution to development of new projects aimed at different migration issues in order to secure sustainability and continuation of AVR activities;
18. Assistance with updates of AVRR website and social media;
19. Assistance with informal translations;
20. Performs other duties assigned by Head of Office/Project Manager.

Employee perks, benefits

General Staff (GV, UN Salary Scale valid for the Slovak Republic since 1 Jan 2009). Step one of the salary scale corresponds to all inclusive fee 1490 EUR per month (take home payment 1455 EUR per month - income is exempted from taxation).
6 weeks of paid annual leave per year (2.5 days per completed month of service).
24 days of paid sick leave per year (2 days per completed month of service).
Special medical insurance.

Information about the selection process

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at

Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.

For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:
Internal candidates

Second tier candidates include:
All external candidates.

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations.

This post is subject to local recruitment.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, with Right of Residence and Right to Work in the Duty Station and verification of residency when applicable.

As part of the mandatory medical entry on duty clearance, candidates will be requested to provide evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications – CV and Cover Letter in English to [email protected] by 26 August 2022 23:59 (Bratislava time) at the latest, referring to this advertisement and using the subject line “SVN 2022-54 Programme Assistant(AVRR / Operations & Reintegration), G5, Bratislava”.

In order for an application to be considered valid, it have to be submitted with a curriculum vitae and a cover letter.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

When you are interested in multiple positions, please be aware that you have to apply for each position separately.

Posting period:

From 12 August 2022 till 26 August 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

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

Secondary with school-leaving examination
University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)

Educational Specialization

Social Sciences

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1) or Slovak - Advanced (C1)

Experience in the position/sector

Social Sciences

Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills


• University degree in Social Sciences preferably with three years of professional experience or provision of trainings
• High school diploma with minimum of five years of relevant professional experience in the field of migration or provision of trainings


• Experience with preparation and delivery of trainings on the topic of vulnerable migrants;
• Experience in project management;
• Experience in implementation of projects aimed at education and capacity building;
• Experience in provision of counselling services to migrants with emphasis on work with vulnerable migrants;
• Experience in the usage of office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and knowledge of spreadsheet and data analysis;


• Orientation in legislation covering residence of foreigners in the Slovak republic and voluntary returns;
• Presentation to and working with trainees to achieve desired results


• Fluency in English and Slovak (oral and written).
• Knowledge of another official IOM (French, Spanish) language is an advantage.

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 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.

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


Brief description of the company

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.