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VN 2024 94 Project Officer (Regular Pathway and Integration Officer) (P2) Geneva, Switzerland
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
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Project Officer (Regular Pathway and Integration Officer)

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Position Title: Project Officer (Regular Pathway and Integration Officer)

Job Code: VN 2024 94

Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 06 March 2024

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; Barbados; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo


(the); Cook Islands; Dominica; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Holy See;

Iceland; Kiribati; Lao People's Democratic Republic (the); Madagascar;

Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Namibia; Nauru;

Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Tonga; Tuvalu; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu

Second-tier candidates include:

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


The Integration and Migration Training Unit within the Labour Mobility and Social Inclusion Division technically oversees the Organization’s portfolio of migrant integration and social cohesion, including pre-and post-arrival orientation, integration support services and programming related to combatting xenophobia and discrimination. The Unit coordinates global programmes related to pre-departure orientation – Canada Orientation Abroad (COA) and Australian Cultural Orientation (AUSCO) and and manages the Global Initiative on Diversity, Inclusion and Social Cohesion (DISC). The Unit seeks to strengthen and elevate the learning and knowledge hub function through the creation of new communication and knowledge products and innovative mechanisms of programmatic learning to support field missions and external stakeholders with a particular focus on the nexus between immigration and integration, social inclusion in humanitarian and development settings as well as innovative programming to facilitate equitable access to skills-based labour pathways for populations in vulnerable situations.

Under the overall supervision of the Head of the Labour Mobility and Social Inclusion Division of the Department of Programme Support and Migration Management, direct supervision of the Senior Integration and Migrant Training Specialist and, in collaboration with relevant units at


Headquarters and the Administrative Centres, the Project Officer (Regular Pathway and Integration Officer) will be responsible and accountable for supporting programme management and policy coordination, as well as in leading the communications, knowledge management and capacity-building activities related to the cross-cutting programming on regular pathways and integration, including skills-based admission of vulnerable groups such as forcibly displaced, linkage between pre- and post-arrival services related to language provision and cultural orientation and integration services.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Support the management, coordination and ensure timely the successful implementation of global projects and initiatives related to regular pathways and integration, including work plan and budget monitoring, as well as comprehensive programme and financial reporting in line with IOM guidelines, timelines and donor reporting requirements.
  2. Provide technical support and guidance to IOM Country Offices’ programmatic and policy initiatives related to the thematics of skills-based labour migration pathways with a specific focus on vulnerable groups, linkages between pre- and post-arrival and integration programming.
  3. Provide technical support and guidance to displaced talent mobility initiatives to facilitate equitable access to labour mobility pathways for populations in vulnerable situations through the development of strategic position papers, guidance notes and support to IOM missions.
  4. Act as the coordinator of knowledge management activities, including the participation in the development of global guidance, toolkits, e-learning and assessment tools, especially with a focus on skills-based pathways for vulnerable populations, nexus between pre- and post-arrival services and integration.
  5. Facilitate the strengthening of the capacity development work of the Unit by identifying, planning and delivering training to strengthen the capacities of IOM staff in the cross-cutting issues of legal pathways, integration and social cohesion, with key stakeholders: IOM staff, governments, UN agencies, media and non-traditional partners.
  6. Support the organization and coordination of networks of expertise, learning events, conferences and webinars.
  7. Coordinate and provide support to programme development, resource mobilization, and partnership with a view to expanding global programming on regular pathways, integration, and social cohesion.
  8. Provide support for strategic communication and external visibility initiatives of the unit which include the update of online communications and knowledge management channels, graphic design of various creative assets, drafting and editing support for various materials and presentations, such as press releases, info sheets, talking points, speeches, etc.
  9. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Development Studies, Human Development, 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.


  • Direct experience and in-depth knowledge of IOM’s institutional approaches and programming related to migrant integration and social cohesion;
  • Strong familiarity with and previous working experience related to the Global Compact for Migration, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and intergovernmental processes such as the Global Forum on Migration and Development and the UN Migration Network;
  • Proven capacity in project development and multi-project coordination involving multiple field missions/offices and partners;
  • Experience with public communication, including communication campaigns;
  • Experience in working and liaising with national governments, ministries, donors and research institutions; and,
  • Proven experience in delivering capacity-building activities for governments, IOM staff, media and other actors.


  • Strong practical knowledge of digital communications which includes managing social media channels and Microsoft SharePoint and Teams, and curating online multimedia content; • High proficiency in layout and graphic design which includes technical knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Publisher and other related graphic tools;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, which involve experience in language editing, drafting talking points and speeches, presentations, etc.;
  • Strong familiarity with IOM/UN policies and administrative and HR-related processes and other support functions; and,
  • Demonstrated general analytical skills.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish. All staff members are required to be fluent in one of the three languages.

For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish) is an advantage.

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


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 five values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.
  • 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.
  • Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
  • Empathy: Shows compassion for others, and makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.

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 actions and delegated work.
  • Communication: Encourages and contributes to clear and open communication. Explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link. df

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 endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board 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.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and background verification and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.

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

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications HERE, by 06 March 2024 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 15.02.2024 to 06.03.2024

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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