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07 Janvier 2020 Il y a 4 ans

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Régions concernées par cette opportunité: Tunis
Domaines concernées par cette opportunité: Droits de l’Homme et 1 autre(s) domaines

Position Title: Project Assistant
Duty Station: Tunis, Tunisia
Classification: G5
Type of Appointment: One Year Fixed Term, with possibility of renewal
Estimated Start Date: ASAP
Reference Code: VATN2019-035

Organizational Context and Scope:

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations. Dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all, IOM provides services and advice to governments and migrants. As the leading UN organization in the field of migration, IOM works closely with its governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners on capacity building and advocacy for policy and legislative practices to ensure the protection of migrants.

IOM Tunisia works closely with its governmental and non-governmental partners to provide assistance to vulnerable migrants in Tunisia, including Victims of Trafficking, migrants with Health needs and unaccompanied migrant children, and to identify a short, medium and long-term solutions for every migrant assisted. IOM also works closely with its institutional and non-governmental partners to provide emergency assistance to vulnerable migrants, including migrants rescued at sea.

Under the direct supervision of the National Project Officer, in close coordination with relevant colleagues in Tunis, and under the overall supervision of the Head of Mission, the candidate will support with the implementation and monitoring of protection activities in the framework of projects implemented by IOM Tunisia in the Greater Tunis region.

More particularly, the successful candidate will assume the functions and the following responsibilities:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will assume the functions and the following responsibilities:

  • Assist in the planning and implementation of activities in IOM protection and outreach project portfolio, including financial, administrative, and technical aspects of related activities, in compliance with IOM policies and standards, as well as donor requirements;
  • Support with the strengthening and updating of referral pathways and mechanisms in the Greater Tunis region for migrants;
  • Support with organizing regular coordination meetings bringing together key partners operating in the field of migrant protection and assistance;
  • Support with the coordination of Best Interest Assessments for Unaccompanied and Separated Migrant Children, including administrative and logistics aspects relating to Best Interest Determination meetings;
  • Support with family assessment for Unaccompanied and Separated Migrant Children to determine sustainability of return, including liaising with various IOM missions in the country of origin and relevant teams in IOM Tunisia;
  • Support with the development and implementation of outreach activities targeting migrants in Tunisia, including cultural, educational, social and psychosocial activities, among others;
  • Support with the drafting of monthly, interim reports, in line with donor requirements and IOM standards and procedures, hence contributing to timely submission in line with donor requirements;
  • Prepare regular briefings, summaries, press releases, visibility materials and other relevant information materials on project activities, when required;
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Competencies:

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following competencies:

Inclusion & respect for diversity:

  • Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences.
  • Encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

Integrity & transparency:

  • Maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.


  • Demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.


  • 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.


  • Takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.


  • Encourages and contributes to clear and open communication.
  • Explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Posting period:

From 24.12.2019 to 07.01.2020

Critères d'éligibilité

  • Bachelors’ degree in Social Sciences, Health, Psychology or a related field from an accredited academic institution with at least three (3) years of relevant professional experience or;
  • High School degree in the above fields with five (5) years of relevant professional experience.
  • Experience in the field of assistance to vulnerable individuals;
  • Experience in working with international or non-governmental organizations.;
  • Knowledge of computer applications, especially MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Access;
  • Previous experience in working with vulnerable migrants in an advantage.
  • Fluency in French and Arabic (written and spoken) is required.
  • Good knowledge of English is Advantageous.

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