IOM_Project Assistant, Compliance and Cultural Orientation_ Re-advertised.

Vacancy Number: UN22/02366

Application Deadline: 24 Jan 2022, 23:00 (GMT+2:00)
Type of Contract:N/A
Reference to the project: International Organization for Migration
Expected Duration of Assignment:Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Supporting Documents:
Personal History Form


Vacancy Notice 2021-04 Re-advertised

Open to Internal and External Candidates

Position Title: Project Assistant, Compliance and Cultural Orientation

Duty Station: Chisinau, Moldova

Classification: General Staff Category, Grade G-5, UN Salary Scale

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

Estimated Start Date: February 2022

Closing Date: 24 January, 2022

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and 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. Well qualified candidates, particularly women, persons with disabilities, Roma and other ethnic or religious minorities, persons living with HIV are particularly encouraged to apply.

Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.


The United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) operates world-wide with a target of providing resettlement opportunities to thousands of individuals each year. IOM provides a range of services and support to the USRAP including, but not limited to, case processing, migration health assessments, cultural orientation training, organized transportation and administration of a travel loan and collections program. The Department of Operations and Emergencies (DOE), specifically the Resettlement and Movement Division (RMM), has the organizational responsibility to provide direction, oversight and guidance to IOM’s global support to all resettlement programs.  

 Under the general supervision of the Chief of Mission, Moldova, and the direct supervision of the Project Associate, Case Management, RSC Eurasia, and the technical supervision of the Project Officer, Compliance and Cultural Orientation, RSC Eurasia, the Project Assistant  is responsible for undertaking and guiding Compliance and Cultural Orientation activities, with the following duties and responsibilities:

 Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Undertake cultural orientation activities in an assigned area or areas, such as training, scheduling or childcare and, as required, guide and assist in monitoring teams of Project Clerks and Project Assistants in organizing and completing cultural orientation activities in an assigned area.  
  2. Undertake cultural orientation training activities, including providing training for a range of resettlement countries throughout the region, featuring student-centered activities  in all classes, assisting in drafting training lesson plans in accordance with RSC Eurasia cultural orientation objectives, assisting in the development of teaching materials, visual aids and bulletin boards supporting the curriculum and assisting in managing and restocking inventories of instructional supplies.
  3. Undertake cultural orientation scheduling activities for RSC Eurasia, including, if assigned, providing all individuals requiring cultural orientation classes the opportunity to attend, assisting in planning and organizing circuit rides  in an efficient and effective manner and  providing logistical circuit ride support is provided when necessary. Train Project Assistants and Project Clerks to provide appropriate scheduling services.
  4. Assist in overseeing cultural orientation childcare activities for RSC Eurasia, including, if assigned, monitoring and guiding staff members providing childcare services, helping ensure childcare spaces are appropriate, adequate and well-maintained, training childcare staff members to conduct basic cultural orientation activities designed for children and monitoring the work of childcare staff members.
  5. Provide general assistance with compliance activities in an assigned area or areas, such as project monitoring and evaluation, training, project reporting, project support or protection.  
  6. Provide administrative assistance in monitoring and evaluation activities for RSC Eurasia, including, if assigned, assisting with administering surveys, interviews and focus groups and assisting with logistical activities related to preparing for surveys, interviews and focus groups.
  7. Assist with the logistical aspects of staff training sessions for RSC Eurasia, including such tasks as preparing training materials, reserving and preparing the training venue, organizing necessary IT and other equipment, organizing supplies and refreshments for training session participants and assisting with logistics during training sessions.
  8. In relation to project reporting, assist as needed with compiling information for reports and distributing reports within RSC Eurasia for internal use.
  9. Update START and other databases as needed with compliance-related content, particularly in relation to at-risk individuals and case expedites overseen by the Project Officer, Compliance.
  10. Assist in performing quality checks (QC) of compliance-related data in START and other databases. Proactively bring to the attention of RSC Eurasia supervisors any compliance-related data issues.
  11. Provide regular reports on the work being accomplished to the Project Focal Point, Compliance, and/or supervisors and team members.
  12. Undertake duty travel as needed to participate in meetings or training.
  13. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the USRAP, SOPs and START, as well as the ability to remain professional, impartial and unbiased during all interactions with applicants and colleagues.
  14. Maintain the confidentiality and integrity of all RSC-related information by implementing control procedures in line with USRAP standards of conduct and data protection rules. Alert the RSC management of any non-compliance to SOPs or codes of conduct by RSC staff members.
  15. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

 Required Qualifications and Experience

 Education and Experience: 

  • University degree in Social Science, Business Administration, or related field with at least three years of relevant professional experience; or,
  • High school degree with at least five years of relevant professional experience.
  • Experience working with UN, IGO's, international NGO’s would be an advantage.
  • Experience in the field of project administration will be an advantage.
  • Excellent level of computer literacy.
  • Attention to detail and ability to organize
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision


Thorough knowledge of English, Romanian and Russian. Working knowledge of Pashto, Dari or Ukrainian an advantage.

 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: 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.

Internals of the Organization will be considered as first-tier candidates. This vacancy is also open to second-tier candidates.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

 How to apply:

Interested applicants are invited to send the Personal History Form and cover letter in English to: 

 Please, indicate the position you are applying for and reference code in the subject line of your message.

 Closing date for applications is 24 January 2022, however interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply sooner.

 In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts the applications duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.