Project Officer, Bangkok, Thailand

Organization: IOM - International Organization for Migration

Country: Thailand

City: Bangkok

Office: IOM Bangkok

Closing date: Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Country: Thailand

Organization: International Organization for Migration

Closing date: 1 Sep 2021

Position Title: Project Officer

Duty Station: Bangkok, Thailand

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: 01 September 2021

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: Internal candidates

Candidates from the following non-represented member states: Antigua and Barbuda; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; 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 (CoM), and the direct supervision of the Head of Labour Mobility and Human Development (LHD) Unit, the successful candidate will support the implementation, follow-up, monitoring and evaluation of project activities as well as reporting and research, and will be a focal point for the Unit’s monitoring and evaluation work.

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Regional Programme - Poverty Reduction through Safe Migration, Skills Development and Enhanced Job Placement (PROMISE) is implemented in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Thailand (CLMT). The programme seeks to achieve that migrants, especially women, from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar have improved employment opportunities and conditions, particularly in Thailand, through enhanced skills and protection, leading to poverty reduction in communities of origin. The Project Officer will supervise the day-to-day operational implementation, under the oversight of the Head of LHD, and in coordination with staff working on PROMISE project in CLMT.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Supervise the coordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of PROMISE project activities, including facilitating the timely delivery of annual work plans, annual reports, budget, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), in support of the Head of LHD. Assist the Head of LHD in managing and coordinate the implementation of project activities in four International Organization for Migration (IOM) Country Offices (COs), including budgetary, administrative and technical monitoring in line with IOM policies and practices, and donor requirements.

Coordinate with PROMISE staff in CLMT in developing implementation plans for projects or project components, outlining key actions, milestones and deadlines to help ensure that projects‘ goals are achieved, and services are delivered to beneficiaries.

Support the Head of LHD in liaising with the IOM COs in Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Myanmar to remotely monitor PROMISE project activities, and progress towards achieving the projects‘ outputs/outcomes.

Support the Head of LHD by reviewing project strategies, documenting operational challenges and risks, and proposing viable solutions for PROMISE activities. Collect and analyze M&E, situational and budget monitoring data and information to document unforeseen problems or opportunities that may require new strategies or a redesign of the activity/intervention.

Support the Head of LHD Unit in conceptualizing and developing project tools, PDss and other outputs by providing technical inputs and information.

Organize and support the facilitation of key meetings for project governance, including monthly regional coordination meetings for PROMISE staff and annual Project Advisory and Steering Committee meetings, ensuring a record of project documents including minutes is maintained.

Document and evaluate project results, and recommend appropriate action to increase effectiveness.

Draft or provide regular project progress updates, with key results and challenges, to Project Managers and PROMISE staff on the status of project and project components, identifying areas for improvement and recommending improvements.

Support the Head of LHD in engagement with donors and for resource mobilization as required and provide information on project design, scope, schedule, budget, financing and contractual arrangements.

Monitor and follow up on the contracting and management of consultants as necessary and support COs in monitoring the work of third parties who are implementing activities within the frameworks of PROMISE project.

Based on priorities identified in the project document and with advice from the Head of LHD, coordinate and implement key regional initiatives, including regional conferences, and impact assessments of the skills development programs and the assessments on the socioeconomic impact of COVID-19 on migrant workers in CLMT.

Support liaison with key stakeholders including, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), government counterparts, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), International Labour Organization (ILO), and Association of South Asian nations (ASEAN) to help generate buy-in and synergy for project implementation

Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


Master’s degree in Law, International Relations, Political Science, 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.


Demonstrated experience in supporting labour migration programmes for migrants and capacity-building activities, preferably in the Mekong Sub-Region;
Demonstrated experience in supporting donor reporting, donor liaison, project development and communication activities;
Experience in liaising with government authorities, inter-governmental institutions, the private sector, UN agencies and national and international NGOs;
Experience and expertise in promoting access to skills development opportunities, preferably for migrants;
Knowledge and experience of monitoring and evaluation processes;
Experience in supporting regional programmes and activities, or of supporting regional interventions.


Sound understanding of internal and international migration issues as they relate to labour migration policies, ASEAN processes and related issues;
Knowledge of the labour migration trends in the Sub Mekong Region is an advantage;
Excellent writing, communication and negotiation skills;
Excellent analytical abilities and demonstrated capacity to draft and edit technical documents;
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain trust and good working relationships with counterparts;
Team-oriented, but with capacity to work independently and with minimal supervision;
Personal commitment, efficiency- and flexibility;
Strong organizational and time management skills, and ability to deliver under tight timelines;
Knowledge of the project management cycle.


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 (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Fluency in Thai 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 three values:

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 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 action 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 potential.

Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.

Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

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 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 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.

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 via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 01 September 2021 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:

Posting period:

From 19.08.2021 to 01.09.2021

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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