Office of the IOM International Organization for Migration in the Slovak Republic is seeking for a candidate for the position of Senior Project Assistant (Legal Counselling).
Under the overall guidance of the Head of Office (HoO) in Bratislava and the direct supervision of the National Labour Migration Programme and Private Sector Engagement Officer and Migration Information Centre (MIC) Manager, as well as in close cooperation with the National Legal Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for coordinating the legal counselling within the services of the IOM Migration Information Centre (MIC), supporting the labour mobility and integration of migrants under the Recovery and Resilience Plan of Slovakia (MIC RRP). Specifically, s/he will perform:
1. Coordinate the activities related to legal counselling to MIC/MIC RPP clients; monitor implementation of the activities to ensure work is conducted according to established plans; coordinate the preparation of status reports and analyse implementation difficulties and make recommendations for adjusting implementation modalities and work plans to best reflect changing environment on the field;
2. Provide legal counselling to clients personally, via email or telephone;
3. Act as interpreter/translator (Slovak-English, English-Slovak and other foreign languages if appropriate);
4. Prepare records on individual cases, performs case management and maintain client’s folders;
5. Plan, coordinate and conduct researches, capacity building workshops for relevant internal and external parties, prepare training materials and deliver trainings on labour mobility in Slovak and English;
6. Regularly conduct research, follow-up, compile, analyse and present information/data on national, regional and international developments, reports, legislation and other relevant documentation, highlighting noteworthy issues for the consideration of appropriate parties;
7. Keep abreast of relevant legislation;
8. Participate in design and implementation of labour mobility projects including review and drafting of legislative, regulatory or policy mechanisms, integration and the recruitment of workers, analysis and design of qualification and competence recognition frameworks, design of skills matching mechanisms;
9. Provide specialized assistance in elaborating legal analyses and statements to relevant laws and other legal documents and participate in commenting relevant legislation;
10. Oversee the development of information and visibility materials and other supporting documents for target groups;
11. Monitor and update the MIC website, including insertion of updates, communication with website service provider;
12. Continuously process the reports from field project activities and participate in preparation of monitoring reports as appropriate, including financial reports;
13. Establish and/or maintain contacts with migrant communities, relevant governmental, non-governmental entities, private sector as well as other international organisations and local NGOs on project issues;
14. Communicate with external partners (national and international stakeholders) and relevant actors on related legal and social issues;
15. Assist in reviewing draft contracts with donors, partners, service providers;
16. Provide guidance/training to other staff in the team;
17. Perform such other duties as may be assigned by Head of Office or the immediate supervisor.
University degree in Law, Migration Law or a related field from an accredited academic institution, with at least five years of relevant professional experience, preferably in similar roles;
Completed High School degree from an accredited academic institution, with at least seven years of relevant working experience, preferably in similar roles.
Experience in Migration Law;
Experience as a trainer, facilitator, and presenter on the topics in thematic areas;
Experience in writing and editing research papers, studies and reports;
Experience working with migrants, refugees, internally displaced
persons, victims of trafficking and other vulnerable groups;
Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, national/international institutions, non-governmental organizations and private sector;
Prior work experience with international humanitarian organizations, non-governmental or governmental institutions/organization in a multi-cultural setting is an advantage;
Experience in developing and implementing project activities related to migration issues is an advantage.
Sound knowledge of project implementation processes and familiarity with administrative, financial, and business rules and practices of international humanitarian organizations, non-governmental or governmental institutions/organization;
Strong organisational skills and efficient problem solving skills;
Excellent orientation in social, labour and migration law of the Slovak Republic and human rights law;
Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with a team;
Driving licence B.
Fluency in English and Slovak (oral and written).
Knowledge of another language (French, Spanish, Russian, Serbian, etc.) is an advantage.
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 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 action and delegated work.
• Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.
Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
• Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.
• Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
• Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
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.