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Project Assistant



Duty Station : Regional Office, Dakar, Senegal

Programme Support Assistant : Project Assistant

Classification : G5

Type of Appointment : Six (6) months, with possibility of extension

Closing date :14th August 2017


General functions:


Under the overall supervision of the Mixed Migration Regional Programme Officer and the direct supervision of the Child Protection Focal Point, the Project Assistant will:


• Assist with the implementation of the Regional Project on Child Protection;

• Attend meetings of the different Regional Working Groups on Child Protection when necessary;

• Ensure liaison with Child Protection partners, espe-cially with UNICEF, Save the Children, National and Local NGOs;

• Update the project database regularly;

• Coordinate and provide logistic support in conjunction with internai and external meetings/workshops/training among the different components of the project;

• Assist with the supervision of the project related administrative tasks;

• Be responsible for proper documentation, review, filing, handling and archiving of children casefiles, project documents, related documents and communication and make recommendations to improve filing and documentation;

• Support visibility and communication activities related to the project;

• Undertake duty travel when necessary;

• Perform any other duties assigned.


Desirable Qualifications:


a)University Degree/ Certificate from an accredited academic institution, in Social Sciences/ Humanities/ Development Studies or related area; or an equivalent combination of Education, Training & Experience;

b) Experience in Child Protection;

c) Minimum of four years related experience (two years for candidates holding University Bachelor's Degree); preferably within the International development work or within the United Nations;

d) High level of computer literacy and good knowledge of the MS Office application;



a) Excellent communication, written and verbal skills;

b) Ability to work independently or under minimum super-vision;

c) Ability to work under pressure;

d) Ability to work harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds;

e) Good level of computer literacy and of the MS office application;

f) Personal commitment, flexibility, efhciency and drive for results;

g) Strong sense of details and accuracy in aIl matters.



Fluent in both French and English.



• 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

• 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;



• Delivers on set objectives in hardship situations;

• Effectively coordinates actions with other team mem-bers;



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


How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via email to  indicating position applied on subject line by August 14th, 2017. In order for the applications to be considered valid, I0M only accepts applications with a cover ietter flot more than one page specifying the motivation for application. All applications should include a functional email address, mobile numbers and detailed curriculum vitae (CV).


Please note that this position is open only to Senegalese National applicants and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

l'Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM)
Gestion de Programme / Projet
Domaines d'études: 
Type d'emploi: 
Temps plein
Années d'expérience: 
3 - 5 ans
Niveau d'étude: 
Master/ Maitrise