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Project Coordinator, LMI G6

International Organization for Migration


I. Position Information

Position title: Project Coordinator

Position grade: G6

Duty station: Bahrain (Manama)

Job family: Labour Mobility & Social Inclusion

Organizational unit: Labour Migration and Social Inclusion (LMI)

Country Office

Reports directly to: Project Officer (LMI)

II. Organizational Context and Scope

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. As the leading UN Migration Agency, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to: assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration management; advance understanding of migration issues; encourage social and economic development through migration, and uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants.

The proportion of foreign workers in the employed population in Gulf countries is among the highest in the world with an average of 70.4 %, and account for over 10% of all migrants globally[1]. To support safe and regular labour migration to the region, IOM works closely with Governments and other stakeholders to strengthen labour-related processes and policies that ultimately benefit foreign workers, Governments, employers, recruitment agencies, and other actors.

The “Labour Mobility & Social Inclusion” (LMI) Unit at IOM-Bahrain is currently responsible for supporting the strengthening of labour migration and employment conditions in the the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). This includes but is not limited to ethical recruitment, skilling and training, engagement with employers, labour policy reforms as well as advocating for programmes for migrant workers and employers. IOM-Bahrain also hosts the Comprehensive Information & Orientation Programme (CIOP) Hub, which has a mandate to serve IOM missions around the world in advocating and developing tailored and harmonized orientation programmes for labour migration.

Under the overall supervision of the Head of LMI, and the direct supervision of the Project Officer (LMI), the successful candidate will be leading the implementation of a nation-wide campaign to raise the awareness of migrant workers and employers on their rights and responsibilities, in close coordination with the government in Bahrain.

III. Responsibilities and Accountabilities

The Project Coordinator (LMI) will be responsible for the following:

  1. Assist the LMI Unit in the overall planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the campaign, in compliance with IOM standards and procedures, as well as donor requirements;
  2. Ensure the timely and adequate implementation of the LMRA campaign, in coordination with the Project Officer (LMI) and the CIOP Hub team;
  3. Coordinate the activities with other IOM units;
  4. Liaise the implementation of activities with the government of Bahrain and relevant stakeholders, as needed;
  5. Organize events, including meetings, training sessions, workshops and webinars, etc., as required, with the participation of relevant stakeholders;
  6. Draft correspondence and communications, in Arabic and English, including workplans, and prepare contributions for periodic reports, as required;
  7. Compile, summarize, analyze, and present information/data on relevant topics in a precise and timely manner;
  8. Undertake travel on authorized duty (TDYs), as required;
  9. Perform such other duties that may be assigned.

IV. Required Qualifications and Experience


  • University degree in Political or Social Sciences, Development Studies, Human Rights, International Relations or Law, or other related field from an accredited academic institution with four years of relevant professional experience;


  • Experience in project coordination;
  • Experience in working with different stakeholders;
  • Knowledge of Bahrain’s migratory context and national labour migration policies;
  • Excellent capacities in writing in English and Arabic;
  • Experience in the field of labour migration or migrant protection is an advantage.


  • Excellent organizational and coordination skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under time pressure and deliver work of outstanding ability.
  • Meticulous and very attentive to detail.

V. Languages

Required: For all applicants, fluency in English and Arabic is required.

Desirable: Working knowledge of other UN languages.

VI. Competencies[2]

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.

[1] ILO, Labour Migration, Available at: https://www.ilo.org/beirut/areasofwork/labour-migration/lang–en/index.htm

[2] Competencies and respective levels should be drawn from the Competency Framework of the Organization.

How to apply

Qualified interested candidates should submit the following to IOM-Bahrain, by emailing [email protected] on or before 7th of February 2024. Please note, this is a local staff position open for Bahrain Residents and Bahraini Nationals.

Subject: Project Coordinator, LMI

  • CV
  • A 1-page motivation or cover letter

Applications received after this date will not be considered.

deadline: 7-Feb-24

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