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Project Assistant

Project Assistant
Salaire / mois
Localisation Dakar / Sénégal
Expiration 14 Juillet 2019
Offre visitée 2316 fois

Description de l'offre

IOM International Organisation for Migration

Vacancy Annoucement

Position Title : Project assistant

Duty Station : Dakar, Senegal

Category : General Service, Grade 5

Type of appointment : Special Short Term, 6 months with possibility of extension

Closing date : July 14th, 2019

Estimate start date : As soon as possible

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 nongovernmental 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.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates


As part of the “Africa Regional Migration Programme” funded by the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) of the United States Department of State, the IOM Regional Office for West and Central Africa based in Dakar, Senegal, is hiring a Project Assistant.

Building on the previous PRM program on the Africa Mixed Migration and Protection of Vulnerable Migrants in West Africa, the “Africa Regional Migration Programme” aims to respond to the needs and capacity gaps through coordinated, well-planned project activities that systematically build national and regional capacity in addressing the complex migration issues in the region. The Program will address each of the core pillars of migration management, partnership, and crisis response.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and the direct supervision of the Project coordinator, the Project Assistant will have the following responsibilities:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:
  1. Assist with the implementation of the “Africa Regional Migration Programme”;

  2. Attend meetings of the Regional Working Group on Mixed Migration;

  3. Ensure liaison with regional partners, especially with UNODC, UNICEF, ILO, OHCHR,UNHCR, DRC, and Save the Children;

  4. Write regular project activity and donor reports in English, and support in the review of country office reports in line with technical and donor requirements;

  5. Support with the monitoring and evaluation of projects,

  6. Update the project database regularly;

  7. Coordinate and provide logistic support in conjunction with internal and external meetings/workshops/training among the different components of the project;

  8. Assist with the supervision of the project related administrative tasks;

  9. Be responsible for proper documentation, review, filing, handling and archiving of project documents, related documents, and communication and make recommendations to improve filing and documentation;

  10. Support visibility and communication activities related to the project;

  11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required qualifications and experiences


  • University degree, or equivalent, in Social Sciences, Humanities, Development or a related field from an accredited academic institution, with 3 years of relevant professional experience, or;

  • High School Diploma/Certificate, with 5 years of relevant professional experience.

  • Experience in migration-related programming and labor migration and/or protection of vulnerable migrants in West Africa;

  • Knowledge of the Gambia, Sierra Leone, and regional migration issues in the thematic area is a distinct advantage

  • Experience in the UN system or in International Organizations is a distinct advantage;

  • Extensive experience in organizing events, workshops, meetings;

  • High level of computer literacy and good knowledge of the MS Office applications;

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and French.

  • Fluency in French and working knowledge of English are required.

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– behavioral 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.


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.

Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighboring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighboring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via e-mail to ........ referring to this advertisement in the subject: “SVN-CO-21-2019 and complete name”. Application must contain a CV and a cover letter in a unique file.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Posting period:

From 01.07.2019 to 14.07.2019

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