SVN 2022-35 Senior Research Assistant (Labour Mobility & Inclusion)

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.
Ihneď (dohodou)
Typ pracovnej ponuky
Trvalý pracovný pomer
Mesačná odmena
1 809 EUR/month General Staff (GVI, UN Salary Scale). Income is exempted from taxation
1809 €

Náplň práce

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1. Collect and analyse information on integration/inclusion of third country nationals (TCNs) in Slovakia in close cooperation with the project research team;
2. Design and prepare qualitative interviewing as an in-depth data-collection tool.
3. Provide technical inputs on the formulation of the questionnaires and background questions for the semi-structured interviews, focus group discussions and on the development of the sampling design and methodology;
4. Conduct qualitative in-depth interviews, focus group discussions.
5. Identify and participate in the analysis of available integration services at national, regional and local level in Slovakia.
6. Analyse inclusion/integration measures in other EU Member States, select relevant practices and assess the analysis of the selected inclusion/integration measures in other EU Member States.
7. Draft sections of the comprehensive analysis report of the current state of play including recommendations to strengthen the current system and to facilitate the integration of TCNs in Slovakia in Slovak language and a Summary of findings in English language in close cooperation with the project research team.
8. Support the elaboration of the roadmap with five priority measures for an early integration of the persons fleeing Ukraine in Slovak language with a summary in English language in close cooperation with the project research team.
9. Compile current relevant policies responding to the mass influx of people displaced from Ukraine, available essential services to displaced persons/ migrants and services for their inclusion.
10. Identify existing needs and gaps connected with the provision of swift, affordable and adequate essential services to displaced persons/ migrants and services for their inclusion.
11. Identify stakeholders involved in the process of integration of TCNs and review of the national institutional framework on integration (SWOT analysis).
12. Compile and present information on institutional frameworks on migration and integration in other selected EU Member States.
13. Recommend on quick-fixes and effective, innovative and affordable solutions to secure swift access to adequate services in early and long-term integration/inclusion of TCNs.
14. Support the establishment of a single centralized managing body/hub dealing with migration, international protection and integration/inclusion of foreigners in close cooperation with the project research team.
15. Support the elaboration of a feasibility study report with recommendations for concrete next steps to improve the cooperation mechanism and the training of MO and other institutions responsible for the integration/inclusion of TCNs in close cooperation with the project research team.
16. Conduct a presentation on the findings of the research for relevant stakeholders at Advisory Board Meetings and/or national final event in close cooperation with the project research team.
17. Provide feedback and guidance where necessary.
18. Plan, coordinate and conduct capacity building workshops for relevant internal and external parties.
19. Participate in meetings and conferences.
20. Liaise and coordinating with DG REFORM, MO and other stakeholders involved in the project to ensure the smooth and timely implementation of the project in line with the needs.
21. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Koho hľadáme

Bachelor’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, International Relations, Development Studies, Migration Studies, Human Rights, Law or related fields from an accredited academic institution with four years of relevant professional experience.
Completed High School degree from an accredited academic institution, with at least six years of relevant working experience, preferably in similar roles.


• Experience in migration in general and integration related issues;
• Good understanding of the research issue as well as relevant policies/programmes;
• Familiarity with the local context surrounding the research issue;
• Familiarity with the academic literature on the research issue or able to draw on expertise of those who do;
• Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, national/international institutions and non-governmental organizations;
• Previous thematic relevant publications of research reports, studies, academic articles and/or other outputs will be considered as an advantage;
• Experience in working at or with international organizations is advantage;
• Prior Experience in coordinating EU-funded projects to ensure maximum outputs and experience and knowledge of monitoring and evaluation is an advantage.

• Excellent drafting ability.
• Excellent skills in writing summaries and reports.
• Excellent proven analytical and presentation skills.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with a team.
• Ability and willingness to drive (driving licence B) and travel within Slovakia.
• Familiarity with IOM's administrative, financial, and business rules and practices is an advantage.


• Fluency in English and Slovak (oral and written).
• Knowledge of another official IOM (French, Spanish) language is 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 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.

Prečo si vybrať nás

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.

Znalosť jazyka

  • - Slovak - C1 - pokročilý
  • - English - C1 - pokročilý

Dodatočné informácie

How to apply: Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications – CV, Cover Letter and the List of Relevant Publications in English by 10 August 2022 23:59 (Bratislava time) at the latest, referring to this advertisement and using the subject line “SVN 2022-35 Senior Research Assistant (Labour Mobility & Inclusion), G6, Bratislava”. In order for an application to be considered valid, it must contain a CV, Cover Letter and the List of Relevant Publications. 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. OM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM. 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. 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.


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O organizácii

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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