Project Officer at International Organization for Migration

Position Title : Project Officer (LHD)

Duty Station : IOM Libya in Tunis, Tunisia

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 23 June 2021

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.

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, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. 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:

  1. Internal candidates
  2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.


Labour Mobility and Human Development (LHD) programming at IOM Libya is implementing three key initiatives: Phases I and II of the Regional Development and Protection Programme North Africa – Development Pillar (RDPP NA DEV) and the LHD component of the ‘Protecting Vulnerable Migrants and Stabilizing Communities in Libya’ (EUTF) initiative.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and the direct supervision of the Programme Manager LHD, the successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating and implementing various activities under EU-funded LHD component of project “Protecting vulnerable migrants and stabilizing communities in Libya.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Contribute to the development of, organize and facilitate capacity building initiatives for national stakeholders (governmental, private and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)) on migration governance, labour migration management, ethical recruitment, migrant worker’s rights, migrant inclusion in the labour market, and social cohesion between migrants and communities.
  2. Contribute to research and provide support in managing consultancies for ongoing initiatives including labour market assessments, feasibility study on labour market information systems and development of the migration management manual and any other research conducted by the division.
  3. Coordinate implementation of grants in accordance with IOM’s standards, including monitoring and following up on timely completion, reporting, monitoring and evaluation.
  4. Draft, review and help finalize Implementing Partner (IPs) agreements in coordination with IOM’s Office of Legal Affairs (LEG) department.
  5. Maintain and/or help enhance technical partnerships with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), International Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and other stakeholders to assist in promoting community economic development activities.
  6. Arrange and conduct training workshops to enhance the capacities of CSOs and organize working and training sessions for authorities and the private sector aiming at increasing awareness on the importance of involving migrant communities in the labour market.
  7. Support the facilitation of negotiations between Libya and Countries of Origin on concluding Memorandums of Understanding and Bilateral Labour Agreements to facilitate safe, orderly and regular migration and the provision of legal and policy advice wherever applicable.
  8. Keep abreast of labour market and migration trends within Libya and neighboring countries as well as key countries of origin to contribute to the development of a labour migration strategy for Libya and to propose new IOM interventions and project development.
  9. Participate in project reporting according to internal and donor requirements and ensure that project data and information is archived and shared appropriately.
  10. Facilitate the proper visibility of LHD project initiatives throughout project implementation periods, in coordination with the Programme Manager and the Communications Unit of IOM Libya.
  11. Supervise project support staff, prepare inputs for performance evaluations and assist in the resolution of team conflicts.
  12. Undertake duty travel relating to project activities, monitoring and liaison with counterparts.
  13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s Degree in Labour Law, Human Rights, International Relations, Social Sciences or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.


• Experience in the development, planning and implementation of programmes/projects;

• Experience in conceptualizing, organizing and facilitating trainings in the thematic areas relevant to the LHD portfolio, inter alia negotiation and implementation of bilateral labour agreements, ethical recruitment required;

• Experience in project development, management, monitoring and evaluation in the international development/ humanitarian sector required;

• Experience in implementing and managing regional projects an advantage;

• Experience working in a multi-stakeholder environments or experience working with governments an advantage.

• Experience working in LHD programming an advantage.

• Experience in working in emergency settings an advantage

• Experience in technical legal research;

• Experience in research particularly in labour mobility and human rights an advantage; and,

• Legal expertise in drafting and negotiating agreements in the international development/ humanitarian sector including coordination of internal procedures of International Organizations required.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.


This position is based in Tunis, Tunisia; with possible relocation to Libya if and when the situation is conducive.


Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (

Required 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.

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.

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 23 June 2021 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information please refer to:

Posting period:

From 10.06.2021 to 23.06.2021

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 accounts.

Requisition: SVN 2021 136 Project Officer (LHD) (P2) IOM Libya in Tunis, Tunisia (57040593) Released

Posting: Posting NC57040594 (57040594) Released

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