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VN 2022-77 Project Coordinator (Legal Counselling and Protection), G7, Bratislava or Kosice

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Bratislava
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: 2 199 EUR/month
  • Start date: ASAP
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Under the overall guidance of the Head of Office (HoO) in Bratislava and the direct supervision of the Migrant Protection and Assistance (MPA) National Project Officer, and in collaboration with other team members, the incumbent will be responsible the coordination of IOM’s Migration Information Centre (MIC) legal counselling and protection services; supporting the inclusion of migrants in regions of Slovakia.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1.Independently lead and coordinate the activities concerned with the MIC legal services in Slovakia
2.Coordinate, guide and supervise work of MIC legal team in regions of Slovakia in relation to MIC comprehensive legal counselling services;
3.Provide and supervise provision of comprehensive legal counselling and legal aid to migrants linked to different areas of life and residence in Slovakia (e.g. employment, business, family reunion, citizenship, education, health care, social security) through personal consultations, information helpline and electronic communication.
4.Coordinate regional coverage of legal services in the country including liaison and networking opportunities to facilitate TCNs´ legal protection, access to public services and authorities;
5.Draft curriculums and information materials focused on the legal issues including planning and implementation of the MIC programmes for TCNs that include management of the multilingual web site containing complex information on a broad scope of residence issues, application forms and information materials;
6.Analyse implementation difficulties and make recommendations for adjusting implementation modalities and work plans to best reflect changing environment on the field including status reports and identification of shortfalls and formulation of corrective measures;
7.Provide comprehensive legal counselling to clients, personally, via email or telephone;
8.Prepare records on individual cases, performs case management and maintain client’s folders;
9.Plan, coordinate and conduct capacity building workshops for relevant internal and external parties, prepare training materials and deliver trainings on labour mobility in Slovak and English;
10.Regularly research, follow-up, compile, analyse and present information/data on national, regional and international developments, reports, legislation and other relevant documentation, highlighting noteworthy issues for the consideration of appropriate parties;
11.Participate in design and implementation of labour mobility and social inclusion projects including review and drafting of legislative, regulatory or policy mechanisms, integration and the recruitment of workers, analysis and design of qualification and competence recognition frameworks, design of skills matching mechanisms;
12.Keep abreast of relevant legislation and elaborate legal analyses and statements to relevant laws and other legal documents and participate in commenting relevant legislation;
13.Develop information materials and other supporting documents for target groups;
14.Monitor and update the MIC website, including insertion of updates, communication with website service provider;
15.Assist in preparation of reports, briefings, background information, narratives and statistical analysis as necessary and required;
16.Continuously process the reports from field project activities and participate in preparation of monitoring reports as appropriate, including financial reports;
17.Gather and archive data, information and supporting documentation necessary for the project implementation;
18.Coordinate the preparation of correspondence, briefing notes, presentations, narratives and statistical analysis as necessary and required; ensure status reports are prepared and submitted in a timely manner;
19.Establish and/or maintain contacts with regional representatives, local authorities, migrant communities, relevant governmental, non-governmental entities, private sector as well as other international organisations and local NGOs on project issues;
20.Communicate with external partners (regional, national and international stakeholders) and relevant actors on related legal and social issues;
21.Provide guidance and training and assist in coordinating of other staff in the team;
22.Assist in reviewing draft contracts with donors, partners, service providers;
23.Perform such other duties as may be assigned by Head of Office.

Employee perks, benefits

General Staff (GVII, UN Salary Scale valid for the Slovak Republic since 1 Jan 2009). Step one of the salary scale corresponds to all inclusive fee 2199.00 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 selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. This post is subject to local recruitment & funding confirmation.

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 a Cover Letter- in English to [email protected], by 13 October 2022 (23.59 local time), referring to this advertisement and using the subject line “VN 2022-77 Project Coordinator (Legal Counselling and Protection), G7, Bratislava” or “VN 2022-77 Project Coordinator (Legal Counselling and Protection), G7, Kosice”, based in which duty station you wish to apply.

For an application to be considered valid, it must contain a CV and a Cover Letter. Due to the volume of applications received, IOM SLOVAKIA Human Resources, will not be able to respond to all inquiries about the application status and will only contact shortlisted candidates.

Posting period:
From 29 September 2022 – 13 October 2022 (23.59 local time)

No Fees:
IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview,
processing, training, or other fees). IOM does not request any information related to bank

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Educational Specialization

Law, Legal Services

Language skills

Slovak - Advanced (C1) and English - Advanced (C1)

Experience in the position/sector

Law, Legal Services

Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

•Bachelor’s degree from an accredited academic institution in Law with five (5) years of relevant professional experience (minimum requirement)
•Master’s degree in related area will be an advantage.

•Experience in Slovak migration Law;
•Experience in working with migrants, refugees, internally displaced persons, victims of trafficking and other vulnerable groups;
•Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, national/international institutions, non-governmental organizations and private sector;
•Prior work experience with international humanitarian organizations, non-government or government institutions/organization in a multi-cultural setting is an advantage;
•Experience in developing and implementing project activities related to migration issues is an advantage.

•Sound knowledge of project implementation and familiarity with IOM's administrative, financial, and business rules and practices;
•Strong organisational skills;
•Efficient Problem Solving skills;
•Excellent orientation in social, labour and migration law of the Slovak Republic and human rights law;
•Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with a team;
•Driving licence B.

•Fluency in English and Slovak is required. Working knowledge of Ukrainian and/or Russian is desired. •Fluency in other official IOM languages (Spanish, French) is advantageous.

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.
•Resource Mobilization - Establishes realistic resource requirements to meet IOM needs
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 & 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:


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.