Project Officer (Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR)) At International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Project Officer (Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR))

Duty Station: Algiers, Algeria

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 14 March 2023

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

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; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Curaçao; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

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


Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission, the direct supervision of the Head of Programmes in IOM Algeria Country Office and in close coordination with the Regional Thematic Specialist PXD based in Cairo, Egypt, the Project Officer will be responsible for the overall coordination and implementation of the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) projects in Algeria.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Monitor and coordinate the overall implementation of the AVRR projects in Algeria Country Office and track project expenditures and monitor burn-rates, follow up on logistical and administrative arrangements, ensure that donor reporting information and schedules are available, and provide technical assistance and guidance in compliance with IOM policies and standards, as well as donor requirements.
  2. Contribute to the development of and maintain work plans, implementation strategies, and expenditure plans to facilitate timely implementation and achievement of project activities and results as specified in the project contract.
  3. Liaise with key government and non-governmental stakeholders in technical working groups or similar bodies on migrant protection and reintegration to strengthen the activities being implemented under the AVRR projects.
  4. Provide technical support to key stakeholders on the establishment of country-specific standard operating procedures on migrant protection and sustainable reintegration activities.
  5. Participate in and facilitate the implementation of capacity building initiatives to multistakeholder groups on migrant protection and returnee reintegration initiatives.
  6. Monitor data collection related to project activities and ensure compliance with IOM’s data & case management systems with due respect to IOM’s data protection policy and implement the monitoring and evaluation plans as set out by the programme monitoring and evaluation framework.
  7. Supervise and guide project staff in the delivery of the project, paying due attention to capacity and developmental needs of staff.
  8. Ensure appropriate coordination and information sharing with Algeria Country Office teams, and the PXD Division at the Regional Office in Cairo.
  9. Participate in identifying opportunities for capacity building, employment and livelihood plans for the development of collective and community reintegration initiatives in close collaboration with key stakeholders.
  10. Draft donor and other reports and coordinate their timely submission, in line with donor requirements and IOM procedures and standards.
  11. Assist in preparing regular briefings, summaries, press releases and other relevant information materials, as required.
  12. In close coordination with the Resources Management Unit, monitor procurement processes to facilitate the timely completion of activities, the posting and tracking of expenditure, and the accurate financial reporting in line with IOM standards and procedures and donor requirements.
  13. Provide technical inputs for the development and implementation of a visibility strategy, inline with donor requirements.
  14. Participate in relevant seminars and meetings, as well as other events, to share information, coordinate implementation activities, and discuss project activities.
  15. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


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


  • Experience in the field of migration issues, including operational and field experience, IOM project development, and management;
  • Experience in project coordination and management including building a team environment;
  • Experience in the Migrant Protection and Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration thematic area at both policy and programmatic level; and,
  • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, national/international institutions andNon-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) on matters related to migration issues and overall work and mandate of IOM.


  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation and or research methods;
  • Knowledge of national and regional issues in the thematic area is a distinct advantage; and,
  • Knowledge of EU institutions, funding instruments and funding procedures, in particular related to the European Union Trust Fund (EUTF) is an advantage.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish).

For all applicants, fluency in English and French is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.

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


Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (

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.

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 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 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


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:

Posting period:

From 01.03.2023 to 14.03.2023

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: SVN 2023 54 Project Officer (Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR)) (P2) Algiers, Algeria (57998368) Released

Posting: Posting NC57998369 (57998369) Released

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