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Project Assistant AVRR Reintegration

Position Title


Project Assistant AVRR Reintegration

Duty Station


IOM The Hague 



General Service Staff, Grade G5

Type of Appointment


One Year Fixed Term (OYFT) with the possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date


As soon as possible

Closing Date   31 May 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 environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply for this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered first-tier candidates.


IOM in The Netherlands has been the main implementer of Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) activities since 1992. During the past decades, AVRR has evolved to cover the full range of IOM support:
1) pre-departure support, including assistance tailored to the needs of migrants in situations of vulnerability, facilitating travel documentation; 2) travel assistance; and 3) post-arrival assistance and reintegration.

Three operational teams in The Netherlands and IOM colleagues in the countries of return cooperate closely together to ensure safe and dignified voluntary return. In addition, IOM The Netherlands works with different partners, including medical professionals and airlines, following up on their expertise.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission in the Netherlands and under the direct supervision of the Head of Unit, also in close coordination with relevant units at the Mission, the Project Assistant AVRR Reintegration coordinates the voluntary return of migrants entitled to reintegration assistance pre-departure and post-arrival.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate the voluntary return of migrants entitled to reintegration assistance pre-departure and post-arrival;
  2. Support the reintegration process in close cooperation with the project assistants in the field, as well as receiving IOM missions worldwide;
  3. Coordinate the delivery of reintegration assistance post-arrival to eligible returnees, in accordance with IOM policies and donor specifications and in close cooperation with the receiving IOM mission;
  4. Actively approach stakeholders involved with migrants to improve cooperation and promote the work of IOM regarding reintegration assistance;
  5. Register relevant data concerning the progress of the work and collect relevant documents, in accordance with procedures, and report the results, developments and possible bottlenecks;
  6. Contribute to the image of IOM as an organization that facilitates humane and well-organized repatriation;
  7. Support timely implementation and achievement of project activities.
  8. Participate in evaluations of project effectiveness, impact, and sustainability;
  9. Monitor the proper administration and use of project resources, in coordination with the project coordinator;
  10. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience


  • Bachelor’s or higher degree from an accredited academic institution in, Political Sciences, Law, International relations, Social Studies or any other related field, with a minimum of three years of relevant experience, preferably in similar roles;
  • Completed High School degree from an accredited institution with five years of relevant experience, preferably in similar roles;

Experience and Skills

  • Experience working with migrants and national migration;
  • Experience in working with governments and civil society;
  • Familiarity with donor procedures;
  • Experience with client-tracking systems;
  • Knowledge of MS Office;
  • Preferably holding a driving license B, valid in the EU;
  • Stress resilience;
  • High level of accuracy, attention to detail;
  • Excellent coordination and organizational skills;
  • Solid team player and solution-oriented attitude


For all applicants, fluency in English and Dutch is required (oral and written).
Desirable: Working knowledge of any other language is an advantage.

Required 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.
  • 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 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 actions and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.


Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

The appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

As part of the mandatory medical entry on duty clearance, candidates will be requested to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19.

This post is subject to local recruitment. Only persons holding a valid residence and work permit for The Netherlands will be eligible for consideration.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications (CV or IOM Personal History Form and motivation letter) via e-mail, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by (midnight) 31 May 2023 at the latest, referring to this advertisement, quoting VN-NL10-2023-09 – Project Assistant AVRR Reintegration in the subject line.

Download the Personal History Form