CFA 2022-111 Project Associate (Protection Focal Point), Various Locations

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.
Projektový manažment
Nitra, Trnava, Banska, Bytrica, Zilina, Trencin, Presov
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 supervision of the Head of Office (HoO) in Bratislava and direct supervision of the Senior Project Associate (Capacity Building Coordinator), and, in collaboration with relevant units, the successful candidate will be responsible for implementation of trainings and capacity building activities related to migrant protection Country Office IOM Slovakia.

Core functions / Responsibilites:

1. Setting up and carrying out trainings and prevention activities related counter-trafficking (CT) gender based violence and prevention on sexual exploitation and abuse and other prevention topics in Country Office IOM Slovakia.
2. Plan, coordinate and conduct capacity building workshops/trainings for relevant internal and external parties, related mainly to emergency response to displacement caused by the conflict in Ukraine; covering different topics such as counter trafficking, prevention of sexual abuse and exploitation, gender based violence, narratives on migration, migrants rights etc.
3. Updating/preparing the Information materials on THB and their dissemination.
4. Provision of referral information to clients calling the helpline or reaching IOM by emails.
5. Cooperation and creating synergies with other IOM Slovakia programs such as MIC or AVRR.
6. Cooperation on Project Development.
7. Organize the participation of beneficiaries in events and trainings aiming to promote their employability prospective;
8. Liaise beneficiaries with available training opportunities and other educational courses;
9. Contribute to the expansion of the network with NGOs, municipalities, or other stakeholders and coordinate with other relevant colleagues for liaising of project beneficiaries with prospective employers;
10. Contribute in the organization of employability related events, trainings, workshops to various target groups;
11. Prepare records on individual cases, performs case management and maintain client’s folders;
12. Develop and organize outreach activities, including community events, workshops, appearances and other communication opportunities;
13. Support the provision of or other stakeholders grants for education and re-qualification courses, specific education opportunities/classes/recognition of education and qualification for clients; including processing of the applications, individual monitoring of each assigned course, co-operation and selection of course providers;
14. Establish cooperation with local and regional institutions, employers, relevant governmental, non-governmental entities as well as other international organizations and local NGOs on project activities;
15. Assist in development of information materials and other supporting documents for target groups;
16. Monitor and update IOM website, including insertion of updates, newsletters, social media posts/blogs;
17. Assist in the preparation of periodic and final reports to the donor, including filing and preparation of supporting documentation;
18. Gather and archive data, information and supporting documentation necessary for the project implementation;
19. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Who are we looking for

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • High school diploma from an accredited academic institution with at least 4 years of relevant experience, or;

  • Bachelor’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, International Relations, Development Studies, Migration Studies, Human Rights, Law, Economics, Business Administration, or related fields from an accredited academic institution with at least 2 years of relevant experience


• Experience in delivering training, workshops on different subject;
• Experience in employment counselling, educational activities, community outreach or similar field work;
• Experience in working with communities, governments, civil society and the private sector;
• Experience in community outreach, cultural mediation or similar is an advantage;
• Experience in working with migrants, migration management, and international migration issues is an advantage;
• Experience in social, labour and migration law of the Slovak Republic and human rights law is an advantage.


Fluency in English and Slovak required. Working knowledge of Russian is desirable.


• Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with a team;
• Strong interpersonal and coordination skills with a commitment to provide respectful, culturally-competent communication, including an awareness and acceptance of cultural differences;
• Knowledge of diverse cultures and environments; and the skills to adapt communication skills to fit cultural context;

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 a Cover Letter- in English referring to this advertisement and using the subject line “CFA 2022-111 Project Associate (Protection Focal Point), Various Locations”. *Positions are established in Banska Bytrica, Nitra, Trnava, Zilina, Trencin, Presov. For an application to be considered valid, it must contain a CV and a Cover Letter. Due to the volume of applications received, IOM SLOVAKIA Human Resources, will not be able to respond to all inquiries about the application status and will only contact shortlisted candidates. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Posting period: From 22 December 2022 -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.


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