VN 003/2017 – Reintegration Assistant – AVRR (Banjul) – G4

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International Organization for Migration

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60, Kairaba Avenue Pipeline Serekunda, Gambia

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9-month Special Short Term Contract (with possibility of extension)


Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and 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.

The European Union and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have developed the Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in Africa, which will be implemented in 14 countries, including The Gambia. This initiative, which will be implemented over a 3-year duration, aims to contribute to the strengthening of migration governance and the sustainable reintegration of returning migrants in the Gambia.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission, The Gambia, the successful candidate will contribute to the implementation of the “EUTF-IOM Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration: Gambia,” with a special focus on strengthening sustainable reintegration of returning migrants to The Gambia.


  • Provide overall support to the provision of reintegration assistance (individual, collective and community) to the returning migrants in close coordination with other colleagues.
  • Assist the day-to-day management and functioning of the AVRR programme and activities.
  • Distribute travel allowances and return grants to returning migrants, as appropriate.
  • Develop the beneficiary profile and needs assessment formats and ensure that information on returnees is codified to ensure the confidentiality of data. Support continuous follow up for any changes in case or individual status / details and make respective changes in applications.
  • Support data management efforts, record keeping and maintenance of all reintegration efforts, including data entry activities as required by the project in MiMOSA and/or other relevant database in coordination with respective RO colleagues.
  • Ensure the documentation and filing of all beneficiaries for reference and monitoring including regular update of beneficiaries’ information.
  • Review conditions of the business plans as pertaining to the AVRR program and raise any issues.
  • Support counselling to the returnees to facilitate smooth socio-economic reintegration.
  • Provide general assistance in the development of appropriate monitoring tools for individual grants.
  • Conduct field visits to the beneficiaries’ business sites and monitor developments thereof of grants.
  • Support the preparation of M&E reports, carefully considering disaggregated gender data of the beneficiaries.
  • Contribute to monitoring and tracking of reintegration expenditures and preparation of monthly financial and monitoring reports.
  • Provide general support to the assessment of the qualitative and quantitative impact of grants and community projects.
  • Contribute to liaison tasks with embassies and governments to ensure provision of targeted reintegration assistance.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.



  • University degree from an accredited institution in International Relations, Social Science, Law, Humanitarian Affairs or related field with four years professional experience;
  • An equivalent combination of related educational and professional experience.
  • Four years of experience (or two years for candidates holding University Degree) in in the field of migration issues including operational and field experience or related field;
  • Knowledge of social development issues as well as general migration related issues in the country and the region;
  • Solid knowledge of project development, administration and evaluation concepts and procedures;
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain strong working relations with relevant Government counterparts, international organizations, civil society organizations/NGOs, and private sector entities;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information technology and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and SharePoint;
  • Experience in supporting all aspects of project management and familiarity with international standards and EU regulations is advantageous, preferably within the United Nations or within the international humanitarian field.


  •  English and local language are required.

IOM will only accept applications which includes a cover letter (not more than one page) and résumé highlighting the required education and experience or a duly completed IOM Personal History Form (for internal candidates). Soft-copies sent via email are preferred. Interested applicants may send their applications to with the position title and VN Number specified in the SUBJECT field not later than 25 August 2017.

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