Research Expert for Labour Migration and Integration

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Place of work
Grösslingová 35, 811 09 Bratislava
Contract type
Start date
1 Jan 2020 (Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension)
Wage (gross)
General Staff GV, UN Salary Scale, 1490 EUR base salary per month, 1307 EUR net salary per month, salary is tax exempted

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Office of the IOM International Organization for Migration in the Slovak Republic is seeking for a candidate for the position of Research Expert for Labour Migration and Integration. Under the general supervision of the Head of Office (HoO) and direct supervision of Project Coordinator the successful candidate will be responsible for will be responsible for implementation of research related activities executed within the technical support for the development of a labour mobility scheme in Slovakia. The evidence-based Labour Mobility Scheme (hereinafter referred to as “Scheme”) with a fast-track admission, integration and return component would offer a solution to flexibly manage labour mobility to Slovakia, taking into account the socio-economic needs of the country and good practices of other EU countries, while ensuring the protection of both domestic and foreign workers’ rights.
For more information about the activities of IOM in the Slovak Republic please visit:

Under the supervision of the Head of the Project Coordinator and overall guidance of the Head of Office (HoO), the successful candidate will be responsible for assistance in the implementation of all project/s activities. Specifically, s/he will:

1. Support the overall implementation of all project activities, specifically those connected to research and analysis of labour mobility and migration trends with specific focus on integration;
2. Design and implement research tools to collect and analyse data;
3. Summarize and researche existing data including analysis, preparation of changes of the relevant national legislation, design of the Labour Migration Scheme, and all implementation measures of the Labour Mobility Scheme;
4. Design and prepare qualitative interviewing as an in-depth data-collection tool, allowing insights into how different administrative systems of governance of labour migration and integration in different EU Member;
5. Support the technical team in all project tasks and activities, including analysis, design of the Labour Migration Scheme, and all implementation measures of the Labour Mobility Scheme;
6. Prepare comprehensive research reports and recommendations within the scheme;
7. Develop training curriculums for workshops for national and local government authorities as well as other relevant stakeholder;
8. Facilitate training and capacity building activities;
9. Provide technical assistance in the context of the work plan and coordinates the work between the relevant stakeholders and keeps the Project Coordinator and HoO informed on the status of project implementation;
10. Ensure planning, organising and developing all aspects of the project in accordance with its strategy, timeplan and guidelines;
11. Participate in liaison with the relevant governmental, non-governmental entities as well as the project steering committee advisory board;
12. Advise on developments on new trends and policies in the field of migration in the country for successful implementation of projects.;
13. Participate in other project-related activities, as needed;
14. Participate in evaluation and reviewing of the project progress, including financial monitoring of the relevant budget expenditures in order to ensure effective planning of project activities;
15. Perform other duties assigned by the HoO.

Employee perks, benefits

- General Staff GV, UN Salary Scale, 1490 EUR base salary per month, 1307 EUR net salary per month, salary is tax exempted
- 30 days of paid annual leave per year
- 24 days of paid sick leave per year
- Medical service plan
- UNJSPF pension scheme

Information about the selection process

Interested applicants are invited to send their curriculum vitae and a motivation letter in English by e-mail to [email protected] until 8th December 2019 10.00pm the latest.

Subject of the email must be: Research Expert for Labour Migration and Integration

Candidates should be available for an interview in Bratislava between 10th December and 19th December 2019.

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts profiles duly filled in and submitted with a motivation letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for applications. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. For further information, please refer to:

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

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

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Educational Specialization

Master’s degree in Social Science or a related field from an accredited academic institution

Language skills

Slovak - Proficiency (C2) and English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Driving licence


Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

- Master’s degree in Social Science or a related field from an accredited academic institution, with at least three year of relevant professional experience;
- Knowledge of migration data collection, the field-based data collection and analysis issues;
- Strong background in migration research and extensive knowledge of migration issues, particularly concerning integration, labour migration trends in Slovakia and Central Europe;
- Strong research, writing, and analytical skills with the ability to research a wide range of topics using multiple sources;
- Qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills highly desirable;
- Experience in drafting migration research and policy papers for publication;
- Experience with preparation of trainings curriculum and facilitation of trainings / capacity building activities;
- Excellent orientation in social, labour and migration law of the Slovak Republic and integration law;
- Experience working with a wide range of actors, including those from governments, academia and expert organizations;
- Good communication, negotiation, analytical and organisation skills;
- Personal commitment, efficiency and drive for results;
- Experience in developing and implementing project activities related to migration issues- an advantage;
- Experience in working with representatives of governmental institutions, civil society and the private sector;
- Knowledge of migration and integration issues;
- Language skills: Excellent command of English, Slovak – native speaker;
- Computer skills – user:
o Microsoft Excel – advanced
o Microsoft Word – advanced
o Microsoft PowerPoint – advanced
- Driving licence B;
- Good analytical skills, proven drafting and editing skills;
- Strong planning skills and strong in keeping deadlines;
- Ability to work independently and also in a team;
- Flexible, reliable team player with proven networking, negotiation, and partnership building skills;
- Ability to function effectively and harmoniously in a fast-paced, cross-cultural work environment;
- Demonstrated gender awareness and gender sensitivity;
- Comfortable operating at different levels;
- Ability to take initiative and act with autonomy; personal commitment, creative thinking and drive for results.


Brief description of the company

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.

Company address

Medzinárodná organizácia pre migráciu (IOM)
Grosslingova 35
811 09 Bratislava ,
ID: 3820007  Megjelentetés dátuma: 27.11.2019  A (bruttó) bér alapösszetevője és egyéb juttatások: General Staff GV, UN Salary Scale, 1490 EUR base salary per month, 1307 EUR net salary per month, salary is tax exempted