Project Assistant (AVRR) – IOM


Job Description

OrganizationInternational Organization for Migration
Position TitleProject Assistant (AVRR)
Duty StationKhartoum, Sudan
Type of AppointmentFixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start DateAs soon as possible
Closing Date31 March 2022
Reference CodeVN 02 2022

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 environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.


Working under the overall supervision of the MPA Prgoramme Coordinator, and the direct supervision of Programme Officer (MPA/MRRC/AVRR), and in close coordination with relevant colleagues at IOM Sudan and CoO IOM missions, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the traditional AVRR activities of the Mission.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Develop familiarity with IOM return and reintegration approaches under different AVRR programmes including COMPASS project. As such incumbent is required to follow the IOM reintegration handbook and be conversant in the economic, social and psychosocial reintegration domains, including case management approach in assisting returnees.
  2. Coordinate pre-departure return information services to migrants and prepare logistical arrangements including coordination with Sudanese government partners for return clearance and on-arrival airport assistance.
  3. Provide airport assistance, onward transportation support and overnight stay accommodation to the arriving migrants at the KIA. IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the
    following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.
  4. Provide reintegration counselling for returnees and prepare individual reintegration plans for in-kind and cash reintegration support, at post arrival level.
  5. Follow up regularly on the case-worker support to returnees as such maintain communication and rapport with returnees and identify their economic, and psychosocial integration challenges and support returnees accordingly.
  6. Engage data collection of the supported migrants and carry out monitoring and evaluation of reintegration programmes.
  7. Assist the AVRR team in conducting routine overall administrative support as required, which includes maintaining client information, data base updates, beneficiary files, reintegration payment document preparations, preparation of periodic reports and tracking sheets on the progress of reintegration supports to Carry out any other duties assigned by the AVRR team.

Required Qualifications and Experience

• University degree in Humanities, Social Sciences, Social Work or in related fields with two years of relevant work experience.
• Or a high school diploma in the above fields from an accredited academic institution with three years of relevant professional experience.
• Experience in support to AVRR services to returnees in similar programmes and being familiar with IOM Return and Reintegration approaches.
• Experience in working with vulnerable migrants.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds.
• Experience in using MS Words, Excel and other ICT databases
• Ability to write in English and generate reports.
• Demonstrated gender awareness and gender sensitivity.
• English and Arabic is 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 – 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.
• Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
• IOM has zero tolerance with discrimination and does not discriminate to HIV/AIDS status.
• This position is open to ONLY Sudanese nationals and those authorized to live and work in Sudan according to Sudanese regulations.
• Vacancy close at 23:59 local time Khartoum, Sudan on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their Resume via email: [email protected], by March 31, 2022 at the latest, referring to this advertisement. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Posting period:
From 17.03.2022 to 31.03.2022
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.

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