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Position Title: Senior Program Assistant  

Duty Station: Tunis, Tunisia 

Classification: G7 

Type of Appointment: One Year Fixed-Term (12 months) with possibility of extension  Estimated Start Date: ASAP 

Reference Code: VNTN2023-001 

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, inter-governmental 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 and Tunisian returnees, 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 overall supervision of the IOM Tunisia Chief of Mission and the direct supervision of  the Project Manager, the candidate will support with the planning, implementation and  monitoring of case management, operations, and protection activities in the framework of  projects implemented by IOM Tunisia.


Core Functions / Responsibilities: 

Responsibilities in the area of project development and reporting 

  1. Contribute to project proposal development by providing concrete inputs and ideas  based on the policy and capacity needs of relevant Government agencies, including  needs of individual beneficiaries and communities. 
  2. In close coordination with relevant program focal points and project manager, supervise and coordinate the provision of Information Management (IM) support  including data management, analysis, visualization and mapping for the unit. 
  3. Compile data and accurate information on project progress, activities’ completion  and project performance indicators for donor reporting, as well as other internal  and external reports and updates, in response to internal or external requests. 
  4. Ensure Mimosa compliance of assistance activities. 

Responsibilities for project implementation and coordination 

  1. Effectively manage planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of  assigned project activities. 
  2. Improve a referral protection mechanism and supervise and coordinate the care of  vulnerable migrants. 
  3. Monitor and follow up on all operations activities of IOM Tunisia including  resettlement and voluntary returns and reintegration. 
  4. Lead the team of case workers and protection assistants working on case management with coordination and referrals. 

Responsibilities for the liaison with the external partners for coordinating implementation  activities. 

  1. Establish and maintain close links with a wide portfolio of international and national  stakeholders at different levels including Embassies, national and local authorities,  international organizations, NGOs, private sector actors. Maintain high-level  communications to increase activities visibility at the national and international  levels.
  1. Maintain key partnerships with Government officials, in particular the Ministry of  Social Affairs, Ministry of Family, Women, Children and Elderly, Ministry of Foreign  Affairs, Ministry of Labour. 
  2. Participate in the relevant working groups as appropriate.  
  3. Identify and document good practices, lesson learned and relevant experiences that  may be shared with other countries covered by the project or at the regional or  global level. 
  4. Perform other duties as may be assigned. 

Required Competencies: 

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and 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: maintain 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 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.


Required Qualifications: 

Education & Experience 

  • Bachelors’ degree in Social Sciences, Health, Psychology or a related field from an  accredited academic institution with at least five (5) years of relevant professional  experience or; 
  • High School degree in the above fields with seven (7) years of relevant professional  experience. 
  • Experience in the field of assistance to vulnerable individuals. 
  • Experience in working with international or non-governmental organizations. Experience in project implementation, monitoring and reporting. 


  • Knowledge of computer applications, especially MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Access. Knowledge of Tunisia and regional issues in the thematic area of migration is a distinct  advantage. 
  • Good communication skills, including written communication. 


Fluency in French and Arabic (written and spoken) is required. Good knowledge of English is  Advantageous 


  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for  appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security  clearances. Vaccination against COVID-19 is required. This will be verified as part of the  medical clearance process. 


  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted. 
  • Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding  confirmation. 
  • The list of accredited institutions can be found at https://www.whed.net/home.php


Posting period: 

  • From 01/02/2023 To 15/02/2023.

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