Nov 112017

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Viet Nam
Closing date: 23 Nov 2017

Position Title : Project Officer (Corporate Responsibility in Eliminating

Slavery & Trafficking)

Duty Station : Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

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

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 23 November 2017

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 environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

1. Internal candidates

2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Maldives, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa


In the globalized economy, migrants make up important parts of the labour force in international supply chains. While the migration experience often leads to positive outcomes for workers and their families, many prospective migrants are subjected to unethical recruitment practices that may include excessive fees, low wages, unreasonable physical demands or excessive time spent in remote locations. Migrant workers are therefore vulnerable to abusive and exploitative recruitment and employment practices which places them among the estimated 11.7 million people in the Asia-Pacific subjected to various forms of forced labour. IOM’s Corporate Responsibility in Eliminating Slavery and Trafficking in Asia (CREST) initiative identifies businesses as a critical partner in the fight against modern slavery and forced labour, with the private sector offering unique skills, knowledge and market leverage.

Under overall supervision of the IOM Chief of Mission in Viet Nam and the direct supervision of the CREST Project Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for implementing the regional Project: “Corporate Responsibility in Eliminating Slavery and Trafficking” (CREST) in Asia. The project seeks to enable private sector and regional actors to better protect the human and labour rights of migrant workers within supply chains across Asia.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Provide support and assistance for the timely start-up of the various phases or components of the CREST Project. Follow up on logistical and administrative arrangements, cooperate with private sector and government authorities, and ensure that donor reporting information and schedules are available.

  2. Monitor specific aspects of project implementation, identify problems and propose action to expedite the delivery of inputs. Analyze progress and implementation reports, and identify and document significant project events, decisions, problems or deviations.

  3. Support the development, planning and design of knowledge and communication materials and research initiatives that are foreseen in the CREST project documents and work plans.

  4. Contribute to the development of and resource mobilization for new projects by selecting and summarizing background information, assessing the local context for the planning and administration of individual projects, and drafting of project proposals.

  5. Undertake duty travel relating to project/programme assessment, liaison with counterparts, problem solving, and new project/programme development, as required.

  6. Assist in developing and maintaining strong and regular liaison with the CREST Project partners, such as private sector entities, governmental authorities, diplomatic missions, and any other concerned agencies and working groups, aiming at coordinating and promoting new activities and facilitating the implementation of ongoing activities and fund raising for new projects/programmes.

  7. Assist the CREST Project Manager in monitoring, assessing and evaluating project activities, and in planning new features that add value to the project’s overall goals.

  8. Work with experts, consultants and other project participants to ensure that logistical arrangements and internal procedures for monitoring and reporting are well understood and implemented.

  9. Provide support in preparing regular project/programme reports according to IOM and donor formats as required, and update regularly and report to donors covering all IOM activities. Draft project revisions, including adjusting project budgets on the basis of changed work plans.

  10. Perform such other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Social or Political Science, Law, Business Administration 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 developing and implementing programmes related to labour migration, international labour recruitment and corporate sustainability and compliance programmes;

• Knowledge of ethical recruitment, labour migration and human trafficking;

• Strong knowledge of and commitment to gender equality and human rights;

• Experience in liaising with the private sector, governmental and diplomatic authorities, as well as with international institutions and the

• Previous working experience in the region is an advantage;

• Familiarity with Swedish donor procedures is an advantage.

• Demonstrated experience in programme development, implementation, analysis and evaluation, including budget planning and monitoring;

• Working experience in the region is an advantage.


Fluency in English is required.

Desirable Competencies:


• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;

• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;

• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;

• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;

• Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;

• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

• Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.


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.

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.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 23 November 2017 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 10.11.2017 to 23.11.2017

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