VN 2017-26 Project Assistant – International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Vacancy Notice 2017- 26

Open to Internal and External Candidates

Position Title                       Project Assistant
Duty Station                         Regional Office Brussels, Belgium
Classification                       General Service Staff, Grade G3
Type of Appointment         Fixed Term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date          As soon as possible

Closing Date                         19th November 2017

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 Regional Director and the direct supervision of the Head of the Election Support Unit, the incumbent will provide administrative assistance in developing the proposals for the EC FWC EuropeAid/136781/DH/SER/Multi Lot 1&2 and to assist in the day-to-day implementation of activities related to European Union Electoral Observation Missions (EU EOM) projects in Brussels, in accordance with the Mission Specific contract and terms of reference as well as IOM internal protocols, procedures and regulations.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1. EU EOM Framework contract Lot 1 and Lot 2 project proposals
• As needed, research and compile information and data relevant to the technical offer for FWC submissions or submissions for specific contracts/projects;
• Draft and edit corresponding annexes to the technical offer as per IOM’s methodology, especially operations plans, procurement plans, CVs of experts, etc;
• Assist the Project Development Officer as required.

2. EU EOM Project Assistance (subject to tender award)
In coordination with the designated EU EOM Project Manager, the incumbent shall perform the following tasks:
• Assist in setting up administrative arrangements linked to issuance of EU EOM personnel contracts; check personal data forms, vaccination and medical records of consultants and election observers prior to deployment;
• Process travel applications and security/medical clearances prior to travel of international personnel;
• Assist with logistical and organizational tasks linked to the deployment arrangements of EU EOM members (including collection of all documents, update of checklists etc);
• Process visa applications and coordinate with EU EOM personnel as well as embassy staff, as necessary;
• Process EU EOM member’s expense claims and handle any queries in this regard;
• Assist in procurement actions required under each specific contract, e.g. prepare Purchase Requests, Bid Analysis for approval and Purchase Orders;
• Verify invoices and prepare documentation for approval and payment by finance services;
• Draft project documentation (country information, EU EOM Yellow Pages, medical recommendations, and other reports as requested) according to applicable IOM’s and Donor’s formats.
3. Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• University degree in Social Science, Political Science, International Relation or a related field from an accredited academic institution, with one year of relevant professional experience;
• Completed High School degree from an accredited academic institution, with three years of relevant professional experience.


• Experience in EU EOM implementation is required;
• Ability to manage logistic and administrative aspects of projects;
• Working experience with international organizations, EU institutions and diplomatic authorities is an asset;
• Good level of computer literacy, especially in Excel;
• Knowledge of operational procedures related to national and international ground and air transport as well as in-depth knowledge of medevac procedures involving national and international services.


Fluency in English and French. Any other EU language is an advantage.

Required Competencies:


• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms
• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders
• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others
• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services
• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.
• Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter
• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.
• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
• Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM


• The 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 Belgium will be eligible for consideration.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications – Personal History Form and Cover Letter to by 19th November 2017 midnight at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

To download Personal History Form please refer to:

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

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Posting period:
From 03.11.2017 until 19.11.2017

Read more and apply here.


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