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Counter-Trafficking and Protection Officer (P2) Conakry, Guinea

International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Counter-Trafficking and Protection Officer

Duty Station: Conakry, Guinea

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 07 February 2024

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.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at www.iom.int/diversity.

Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. 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:

  1. Internal candidates
  2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Dominica; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Holy See; Iceland; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Tonga; Tuvalu; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.


Since 2005, IOM Guinea has been the leading International Organization working with the Government of Guinea in the fight against Trafficking in Persons (TIP). IOM Guinea has been working in close collaboration with the National Committee for the fight against Human Trafficking and Similar Practices – “Comité National de Lutte Contre la Traite de Personnes et Pratique Assimilées” (CNLTPPA) in the development of a legislative framework for the effective investigation and prosecution of cases of TIP. IOM’s constant involvement in the delivery of the National Committee’s programs has made a significant contribution to revitalize its functioning through the development of the current National Action Plan.

Aside from counter-trafficking, IOM Guinea applies several other protection interventions in the country. IOM Guinea works with the Government of Guinea and relevant partners to address issues related to gender-based violence, mental and psychosocial support, and child protection.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and the direct supervision of the Project Officer (Migration Protection Return and Reintegration (MPRR)) and in coordination with the Head of Programming, the Counter-Trafficking and Protection Officer will be responsible for coordinating and implementing the counter-trafficking and protection activities by the IOM Guinea.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Act as the counter-trafficking and protection focal point for all IOM Guinea activities related to counter-trafficking and protection.
  2. Develop and/or update relevant SOPs for the protection and assistance of vulnerablemigrants (especially for victims of trafficking).
  3. Strengthen the capacities of staff to screen and identify vulnerable migrants who may be victims of trafficking and/or victims of exploitation or other crimes.
  4. Work with relevant units to propose specific activities to improve the care of treated migrants(especially victims of trafficking).
  5. Set up or improve a referral protection mechanism and manage the care of vulnerable migrants (especially victims of trafficking).
  6. Work with the information management unit to develop an internal database of victims that is in line with MIMOSA requirements, that is in accordance with IOM Data Protection Principles.
  7. Supervise and manage the provision of direct care/victim support to victims of trafficking under the project.
  8. Provide support/advice for the socio-economic reintegration of vulnerable migrants.
  9. Supervise, provide technical advice and training to relevant project staff and consultants, as well as other relevant stakeholders, as required.
  10. Organize the prevention and protection activities as detailed in the project documents and in close coordination with Government counterparts.
  11. Monitor project progress to document and evaluate results, increase effectiveness and recommend appropriate action.
  12. Oversee trafficking trends and recognize opportunities for collaborative programming with relevant Ministries and agencies.
  13. Coordinate, in close coordination with government counterparts, all activities relating to human trafficking and protection, supervise and coordinate the provision of direct care/victims’ assistance to victims of trafficking assisted under the MPRR project.
  14. Maintain strong work relations and liaison with government entities, UN agencies, and other stakeholders in Guinea.
  15. Contribute to the creation of informational materials and facilitate communication and visibility for all counter-trafficking and protection components.
  16. Participate in relevant seminars, meetings, and other events to coordinate project activities and disseminate results.
  17. Draft donor and other reports and ensure proper information exchange on all operational aspects of the project between IOM, donors, and other stakeholders. Gather and collate general and specific information on programme activities as requested by donors/external parties, IOM Missions, HQs and other internal counterparts; coordinate internal evaluation(s).
  18. Assist in resource mobilization for the mission through the development of concept notes and proposals on counter-trafficking and protection.
  19. Support other IOM Guinea counter-trafficking and protection programs and activities with a view to strengthen processes and impact. Provide technical input into the development of mission and programme-specific policies and strategies.
  20. Undertake site visits and duty travel as required.
  21. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in International Development, Political or Social Sciences, International Relations, Law or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years relevant professional experience; or,
  • University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.


  • Experience in project or programme management in the field of counter-trafficking, protection and/or migrants’ rights;
  • Experience supervising and managing a team;
  • Operational and field experience in the areas of project development, advocacy and capacity-building;
  • Experience as a trainer, facilitator, and presenter on the topics of human trafficking and protection overall;
  • Experience in liaising with government counterparts and officials at the policy and senior management levels and in organizing stakeholder meetings and workshops; and,
  • Thorough understanding and experience working with international human rights instruments, tools and standards with the adaptation and implementation the same in developing countries.


  • Background in institutional capacity-building;
  • Understanding of complex social-political environments; and,
  • Sound knowledge of the project cycle.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish. All staff members are required to be fluent in one of the three languages.

For this position, fluency in English and French is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.


1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (https://whed.net/home.php).

Required Competencies:

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these five values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.
  • 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.
  • Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
  • Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.

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 actions 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 leadership and professional potential.
  • Empowering others: Creates an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  • Building Trust: Promotes shared values and creates an atmosphere of trust and honesty.
  • Strategic thinking and vision: Works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
  • Humility: Leads with humility and shows openness to acknowledging own shortcomings.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.

https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.p df

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and background verification and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications HERE by 07 February 2024 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment

Posting period:

From 25.01.2024 to 07.02.2024

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.

Requisition: VN 2024 53 Counter-Trafficking and Protection Officer (P2) Conakry, Guinea (58613169) Released

Posting: Posting NC58613170 (58613170) Released

Posting Channel: Internal Candidates

Deadline: 7 Feb 2024

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