International Organization for Migration: Project Assistant for Legal Counselling

Job title: International Organization for Migration: Project Assistant for Legal Counselling

Company: International Organization for Migration

Job description: Office of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in the Slovak Republic is seeking for a candidate for the position of Project Assistant for Legal Counselling.

About the position:
Position Title: Project Assistant for Legal Counselling
Duty Station: Grösslingová 35, Bratislava, Slovak Republic Classification: General Service GIV, UN Salary Scale, 1,226 EUR base salary per month, 1,070 EUR net salary per month, salary is tax exempted
Type of Appointment: Special Short Term, 9 months with possibility of extension Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible Closing Date: 24 November 2021 IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. 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.
Context: Under the general supervision of the Head of Office (HoO) and direct supervision of the Head of the Labour Migration Unit / IOM Migration Information Centre Manager the successful candidate will be responsible for legal services of the IOM Migration Information Centre in Bratislava to support integration of migrants in Slovakia. The Centre provides legal advice and social services to migrants in order to enable their better integration into Slovak society and the labour market. For more information please visit

Core functions / Responsibilities:

  • Provide comprehensive legal counselling to clients, personally, via email or telephone;
  • Collect and regularly update relevant data and legal documents in a database of information related to legal and labour integration of migrants;
  • Prepare records on individual cases, performs case management and maintain client’s folders;
  • Elaborate legal analyses and statements to relevant laws and other legal documents;
  • Maintain cooperation with local and regional institutions and/or contacts with migrant communities, relevant governmental, non-governmental entities as well as other international organisations and local NGOs on project activities;
  • Develop information materials and other supporting documents for target groups;
  • Monitor and update the MIC website, including insertion of updates, communication with website service provider;
  • Continuously process the reports from field project activities and participate in preparation of monitoring reports as appropriate;
  • Prepare visibility materials in form of presentations, photos, articles or other such as required;
  • Prepare reports, briefings, background information, narratives and statistical analysis as necessary and required;
  • Actively participate in the meetings of the project team, as well as attend official meetings and appointments if needed;
  • Act as interpreter/translator (Slovak-English, English-Slovak);
  • Perform general office maintenance tasks including correspondence, market surveys; logistics, and procurement of technical equipment and office supplies. Assist in evaluation and monitoring of the project indicators in order to ensure effective implementation and planning of project activities;
  • Perform other duties assigned by the HoO. Required

Qualifications and Experience:
Education: Master’s degree in Law.

  • Minimum one year of legal experience or relevant experience – an advantage;
  • Excellent orientation in social, labour and migration law of the Slovak Republic and human rights law;
  • Experience working with migrants, migration management, and international migration issues – an advantage;
  • Experience in developing and implementing project activities related to migration issues – an advantage;
  • Experience in working with representatives of governmental institutions, civil society and the private sector;
  • Knowledge of migration and integration issues.


  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills, including the ability to develop and implement meeting agendas, events, action plans and projects/program;
  • Strong interpersonal and public speaking skills with a commitment to provide respectful, culturally-competent communication, including an awareness and acceptance of cultural differences;
  • Good communication, negotiation, analytical and organisation skills; Personal commitment, efficiency and drive for results;

Computer skills – user:

  • Microsoft Excel – advanced;
  • Microsoft Word – advanced;
  • Microsoft PowerPoint – advanced;
  • Driving licence B;
  • Good analytical skills, proven drafting and editing skills;
  • Strong planning skills and strong in keeping deadlines;
  • Ability to work independently and also in a team;
  • Flexible, reliable team player with proven networking, negotiation, and partnership building skills;
  • Ability to function effectively and harmoniously in a fast-paced, cross-cultural work environment;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and gender sensitivity; Comfortable operating at different levels;
  • Ability to take initiative and act with autonomy; personal commitment, creative thinking and drive for results.

Languages: Slovak as native speaker; Excellent command of English.

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. Read more about IOM’s competency framework. Other: Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

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. This post is subject to local recruitment. Only persons holding a valid residence and work permit for Slovakia will be eligible for consideration.

How to apply: Interested candidates are invited to send their curriculum vitae and a cover letter in English to by 24 November 2021 23:59 (Bratislava time) at the latest, referring to this advertisement and using the subject line of the email: Project Assistant for Legal Counselling.

Candidates should be available for an interview in Bratislava between 6 December and 17 December 2021. In order for an application to be considered valid, it have to be submitted with a curriculum vitae and a cover letter. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Posting period: From 10 November 2021 till 24 November 2021.

Disclaimer: EURACTIV Slovensko nie je zodpovedný za obsah zverejnenej pracovnej ponuky.

Expected salary: €1070 per month

Location: Bratislava, Bratislavský kraj

Job date: Wed, 17 Nov 2021 07:04:08 GMT

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