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Project Coordinator

International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Project Coordinator

Duty Station: Shengjin, Albania

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P3

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

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 31 January 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.


The United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) operates world-wide with a target of providing resettlement opportunities to thousands of refugees each year. IOM provides a range of services and support to the USRAP including, but not limited to, case processing, migration health assessments, cultural orientation training, organized transportation and administration of a travel loan and collections program. The Department of Operations and Emergencies (DOE), specifically the Resettlement and Movement Division (RMM), has the organizational responsibility to provide direction, oversight, and guidance to IOM’s global support to all resettlement programs.

Under the United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP), Resettlement Support Centers (RSCs) provide critical support and processing assistance for resettlement to the US. As part of an MOU between IOM and the US State Department Bureau for Population Refugees and Migration (PRM), IOM manages several RSCs which prepare applications for adjudication by and provide support to visiting US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers, facilitate security and medical screenings, provide information about arriving individuals to resettlement agencies in the US and offer Cultural Orientation (CO) training to individuals departing for the US.

Under the general supervision of the Project Manager, RSC Eurasia, the direct supervision of the Head of Office, Albania, the technical supervision of the Senior Project Coordinator (Remote Sites), RSC Eurasia the Project Coordinator will be based in Shengjin, Albania and will have the following duties and responsibilities:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Provide daily management and supervision of all RSC activities and RSC staff working in Shengjin, Albania, including hiring and providing training and technical assistance, assigning duties, and giving feedback to staff members on their performance on a regular basis. Ensure seamless processing in Shengjin, Albania through proper handover with a designated back-up RSC staff member when out of the office.
  2. As requested by the Project Manager and Deputy Project Managers, RSC Eurasia, and in coordination with the Senior Project Coordinator (Remote Sites), RSC Eurasia, and IOM Albania management, support relevant field team activities outside Albania.
  3. In coordination with the Senior Project Coordinator (Remote Sites) and the Deputy Project Managers, RSC Eurasia, and with IOM Albania, liaise with external partners in Albania, including US agencies, US Embassy management, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and relevant Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), contractors and other governments to ensure the success of RSC activities in Albania.
  4. Act as a primary liaison with the US Embassy Refugee Admissions Coordinator(s) representatives. Promote positive and clear communication between the US Embassy in Albania. Keep RSC Eurasia management well-informed on the dialogue in Shengjin, Albania.
  5. Ensure the US Embassy Refugee Admissions Coordinator(s), relevant US Embassy Consulate representatives, Project Manager, RSC Eurasia, Deputy Project Managers, RSC Eurasia, and IOM Albania management are aware of the daily activities of IOM staff members in Shengjin, Albania, including, but not limited to, providing updates on program access activities, summaries of circuit ride and interview schedules, numerical and thematic processing goals, daily processing targets and achievements, standard operating procedures, information on USRAP policies in Shengjin, Albania and information or clarification on issues in Shengjin, Albania.
  6. Ensure efficient processing of urgent and sensitive cases, including cases related to children, the elderly, persons with disabilities, persons affected by sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), survivors of violence and torture, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons and other marginalized individuals. As needed, prepare and/or review Best Interest Determination Forms (BIDs) for children located throughout Shengjin, Albania.
  7. Coordinate and provide support to USCIS Refugee Affairs Division officers in Shengjin, Albania on circuit ride scheduling, file management, interpreter coordination, access permissions and other issues as required.
  8. Collaborate with RSC Eurasia counterparts on processing and case issues while being aware of relevant programme rules and guidelines and procedures for all programme activities, including those related to scheduling pre-screening and adjudication interviews, preparing case files and drafting Standard Operating Procedures.
  9. Maintain and monitor confidentiality of all RSC matters to ensure programme integrity by following the USRAP standards of conduct and IOM data protection rules. Take necessary measures to prevent and mitigate fraud in RSC processing in Eurasia.
  10. As needed, undertake duty travel throughout Albania and organize, coordinate, and prepare travel on duty (TDYs) of IOM staff members to Shengjin, Albania. Resolve administrative and logistical challenges related to their TDYs, including housing, transport, working space and work equipment issues.
  11. Ensure compliance of IOM staff members with necessary security measures, including those required by the Staff Security Unit (SSU), UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS), and the US Embassy Consulate in Shengjin, Albania.
  12. Represent RSC Eurasia at meetings as needed, including with high-level US and UN officials. Prepare reports, briefings, background information, narratives, and statistical reporting as necessary and required.
  13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Social Science, International Relations, Regional Studies or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience, or;
  • University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.


  • Experience working in protection, durable solutions and refugee status determination is an advantage;
  • Experience working with high-profile, at-risk and sensitive program beneficiaries, as well as experience with child protection, program access, referral mechanisms and expedite systems is desired;
  • Supervisory or management experience within resettlement, particularly in relation to USRAP RSC activities such as field or sub-office management, circuit ride management, prescreening, USCIS support and program access is an advantage.


  • Demonstrated proficiency with the START is an advantage;
  • Sound knowledge of program implementation and familiarity with IOM’s administrative, financial and business rules and practices;
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in spreadsheet and database applications.


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 is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, 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 31 January 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 18.01.2024 to 31.01.2024

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.

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