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Project Assistant (THAMM+)

International Organization for Migration


​​Under the overall supervision of the Director, Coordination Office for the Mediterranean and Chief of Mission for Italy and Malta, and the direct supervision of the Integration Specialist and Coordinator, the incumbent will be responsible for supporting the Project Management Team based in Italy with the implementation of the activities under the THAMM+ Project. The THAMM+ programme builds on and complements the regional action “Towards a Holistic Approach to Labour Migration Governance and Labour Mobility in North Africa” (THAMM) phase I and II funded by the EU Trust Fund for Africa and phase III funded by the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation (NCIDI)-Global Europe (NDICI-GE).

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Assist with project implementation, particularly in relation to the activities part of the labour mobility schemes between Italy, Tunisia and Morocco;
  • Draft or update customized information materials for labour migrants coming to Italy as part of the labour mobility scheme;
  • Support the liaison with companies hosting migrant workers and the monitoring of the workers’ inclusion in the workplace and in Italy;
  • Provide general counselling on national laws and administrative procedures, in particular those related to labour migration and local inclusion;
  • Support the organization of technical meetings to enhance private-public cooperation for migrant workers’ inclusion;
  • Support the Project Manager in maintaining regular communication with project partners, relevant stakeholders, beneficiaries;
  • Contribute to reports, briefs and presentations delivery for internal and external purposes;
  • Assist with administrative, financial and procurement aspects related to the project implementation, in line with IOM rules and regulation;
  • Support the preparation of technical notes, information and visibility material, concept notes, talking points and other documents related to the project;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • High school diploma with four years of relevant experience; or
  • Bachelor’s degree in Political, Social Sciences, Development Studies, International Relations or related field with two years of experience.


  • ​​Experience in the field of migration, with a particular focus on migrants’ inclusion, access to services and labour market integration;
  • Experience in liaising and cooperating with institutional and private actors at national and/or local level;
  • Experience in offering direct assistance and counselling to migrant communities in Italy will be considered an asset.


  • ​​ In-depth knowledge of socio-economic inclusion aspects of migration;
  • Strong organizational, facilitation, communication, writing and presentations skills, in a multi-cultural setting;
  • Proficient in a Microsoft Office environment and office software packages.


  • Fluency in ​Italian​ and English is required (oral and written);
  • Knowledge of French and Arabic are considered an asset.

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.
  • 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 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.

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

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


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. As part of the mandatory medical entry on duty clearance, candidates will be requested to provide evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19.

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

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications to [email protected] by 5 March 2024 at 23:59 (CET – Rome time), including the following documents:

a) CV or PHF

b) Cover Letter

c) Questionnaire on Mandatory Requirements (Page 5)

The above three documents are mandatory and incomplete applications will be disqualified.

The reference code VN 2024 05 Project Assistant (THAMM+)_SURNAME Name must be clearly indicated in the e-mail subject otherwise the application will not be correctly routed.

Candidates who do not possess the above requested qualifications will not be taken into consideration.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview, soon after the closing of the Vacancy.

Posting period: From 20.02.2024 to 05.03.2024.

Deadline: 5 Mar 2024

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