National Project Officer

IOM Nepal

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) - a related organization of the United Nations - is the leading intergovernmental organization in the field of migration. It works to meet the growing operational challenges of migration, advance understanding of migration issues, encourage social and economic development through migration and uphold the well-being and human rights of migrants.

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Competitive /
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    Job Experience : 4+ year
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    Job Category UN | United Nations
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : Mar 12, 2021

Job Description

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Support the coordination of assigned Projects in the area of labour migration and protection – particularly in the execution of RBA Foundation project and IDF funded projects to support activities and policies strengthening ethical recruitment practices and migrant’s protection.
  2. In coordination with International Recruitment Integrity System (IRIS) Secretariat Headquarters,  provide direct technical assistance for capacity building of selected Private Recruitment Agencies (PRAs), CSOs in Nepal on IOM’s IRIS Capacity Building Program (CBP) which includes a) conduct IRIS outreach events and trainings b) provide technical guidance and support to PRAs on designing management system framework to be in compliance with the IRIS standard; and c)  provide technical support to PRAs for the IRIS certification planning process.
  3. Participate in the design of the Pre-employment Orientation (PEO), Pre-departure Orientation (PDO) corridor specific training curriculum/Manuals including its roll out targeting CSOs, Governments, Private Sectors, and Migrants & Communities aimed to strengthen safer migration orientation program in Nepal.
  4. Supervise staff members working on labor migration and migrant’s protection initiative and provide mentoring and on-the-job training as needed.
  5. Conduct outreach events and training activities on ethical recruitment as a lead trainer/resource person and identify or adapt training material to the national context for capacity-building and knowledge sharing on IRIS standard.
  6. Coordinate and participate in organization of conferences, seminars, workshops, training sessions and meetings on promotion of ethical recruitments practices aligned to IRIS initiatives, safe migration and trafficking; serve as a resource person to the project’s partners and during conferences, seminars, workshops, training sessions and meetings.
  7. Support in keeping up to date information’s on labour migration, trafficking, and foreign employment related activities of IOM (national, regional and global level) and other organizations.
  8. Liaise and coordinate with Private Sectors, Governments, CSOs, and relevant institution and partners on the implementation of specific project related activities.
  9. Liaise with the CSOs, Government counterparts, private sectors and relevant migrants’ organization/networks for mobilizing protection support services, referrals and assistance to vulnerable stranded migrants for mission’s AVRR program.
  10. Ensure budget monitoring of the RBA and IDF projects in close coordination with Resource Management unit and propose adjustments as necessary.
  11. Participate in the different forums, protection cluster, meetings and liaise with the other agencies and review and provide inputs to reports/joint UN initiatives.
  12. Closely interact with the Program team at IOM Nepal and support the implementation of other activities and events in relation to labour migration and human development and protection.
  13. Provide inputs for the development of new project proposals especially focusing on labour migration and protection with inclusion of gender mobility and protection concerns.
  14. Prepare regular project reports within deadlines and coordinate with Finance colleagues the timely submission of financial reports.
  15. Maintain close liaison with the government, civil society organizations, private sector, protection cluster members and other agencies working on the issues of labour migration, trafficking and migrant’s protection thematic areas.
  16. Perform such other duties that may be assigned by supervisor.

Required Qualification & Experience


Master’s degree in Social Science, Migration, Gender Studies, or other related field from an accredited academic institution;


Bachelor’s degree in the above fields from an accredited academic institution with at least two years of relevant professional experience.


  • Experience in report writing;
  • Experience in communications, preferably in the field of humanitarian assistance and/or development;
  • Experience working with UN agencies and/or NGOs is preferable;
  • Experience in the field of Labor Migration;
  • Proven experience as a Trainer in the field of Labor migration and migrants’ protection;
  • Knowledge of microenterprise and networking,
  • Skilful in coordination with beneficiaries;
  • Knowledge of Monitoring activities.


  • Fluency in English, Nepali is required.

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 3

  • 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 3

  • 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.


Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment. Only Nepali Nationals will be considered for this position.

How to Apply

Interested Candidates are requested to submit their application indicating clearly the position applied, VN number and CV with three references to the following address: Human Resource Department, International Organization for Migration, P.O. Box 25503, Baluwatar, Kathmandu or email to by 23 March 2021. Only short-listed candidates will be called for interview.