CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2022-109 Project Associate (Legal), UG, Bratislava

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.
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Start date
ASAP (by agreement)
Type of job offer
Full-time permanent employment
Monthly salary
Special Short-Term Ungraded Contract, until 31 March 2023 (with possibility of extension subject to availability of funds) All inclusive fee at 1,593 EUR per month. Income is exempted from taxation. 6 weeks of paid annual leave per year (2.5 days per completed month of service). 24 days of paid sick leave per year (2 days per completed month of service). Special medical insurance.

Job description

Under the overall guidance of the Head of Office (HoO) in Bratislava and the direct supervision of the National Legal Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for preparation of legal documents, legal counselling and providing assistance in mission’s legal activities.

Core functions / Responsibilites:

  1. Assist in elaboration legal analyses and statements to relevant laws and other legal documents;

  2. Assist in reviewing draft contracts with donors, partners, service providers and ensure compliance with applicable Framework Agreements and IOM internal legal requirements;

  3. Prepare records on individual cases, performs case management and maintain vendors/partners folders;

  4. Monitor new legislation with regards to mission’s legal activities;

  5. Assist in providing legal advice on implications of non-standard provisions and/or legal compliance issues on contracts that entail provisions that are not in line with policies, instructions, regulations and rules;

  6. Perform general office maintenance and assist in procurement of services and goods in line with internal rules and donor reporting requirements including communication with suppliers, market research and supplier contracts preparation;

  7. Assist in preparation of reports, briefings, background information, narratives and statistical analysis as necessary;

  8. Organize meetings, assist in preparation of workshops and training sessions;

  9. Act as interpreter/translator (Slovak-English, English-Slovak and other foreign languages if appropriate);

  10. Perform such other duties as may be assigned by Head of Office and the National Legal Officer.

Who are we looking for

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • University degree in Law or a related field from an accredited academic institution or

  • Completed High School degree from an accredited academic institution, with at least five years of relevant professional experience, 


  • Experience in preparing and reviewing legal documents;

  • Experience in legal compliance is an advantage


  • Fluency in English and Slovak (oral and written).

  • Knowledge of another foreign language (Russian, Ukrainian, Spanish, Arabic, etc.) is an advantage.


  • Excellent command of MS Office.

  • Ability and willingness to drive (driving licence B) and travel within Slovakia;

  • Strong planning skills and strong in keeping deadlines;

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with a team

Required Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and 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.

Why should you choose us

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates. 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: Internal candidates.

Second tier candidates include: All external candidates.

Additional information

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. This post is subject to local recruitment. Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, with Right of Residence and Right to Work in the Duty Station and verification of residency when applicable. As part of the mandatory medical entry on duty clearance, candidates will be requested to provide evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19. How to apply: Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications – CV and Cover Letter in English referring to this advertisement and using the subject line “CFA 2022-109 Project Associate (Legal), UG, Bratislava”. In order for an application to be considered valid, it must contain a CV and a Cover Letter. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. When you are interested in multiple positions, please be aware that you have to apply for each position separately. Posting period: From 16 December - open-ended. 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.


  • A recent college graduate
  • Young professional (work experience up to 3 years from college graduation)
  • Professional

About organization

Medzinárodná organizácia pre migráciu (IOM) je medzivládna organizácia v oblasti migrácie, ktorá poskytuje služby, poradenstvo a pomoc vládam aj migrantom. IOM pôsobí na Slovensku od roku 1996. Medzi ..
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