Legal Consultant

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Place of work
Contract type
full-time, part-time
Start date
Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards
General Staff G IV, UN Salary Scale, 1226 EUR

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 Legal Consultant. Under the general supervision of the Head of Office (HoO) in Bratislava and the IOM Migration Information Centre Manager the successful candidate will be responsible for legal counselling within the services of the IOM Migration Information Centre to Support Integration of Migrants in Slovakia. The Centre provides legal advice and social services to migrants in order to enable their better integration into Slovak society and the labour market. For more information about the activities of IOM in the Slovak Republic please visit:

Under the 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. Provides comprehensive legal counselling to clients, personally, via email or telephone;
2. Collect and regularly update relevant data and legal documents in a database of information related to legal and labour integration of migrants;
3. Prepare records on individual cases, performs case management and maintain client’s folders;
4. Prepare and analyse a counselling statistics;
5. Elaborate legal analyses and statements to relevant laws and other legal documents;
6. Establish and/or maintain contacts with migrant communities, relevant governmental, non-governmental entities as well as other international organisations and local NGOs on project issues;
7. Develop information materials and other supporting documents for target groups;
8. Monitor and update the MIC website, including insertion of updates, communication with website service provider;
9. Continuously process the reports from field project activities and participate in preparation of monitoring reports as appropriate, including financial reports;
10. Prepare various visibility materials in form of presentations, photos, articles, short films or other such as required;
11. Prepare reports, briefings, background information, narratives and statistical analysis as necessary and required;
12. Gather and archive data, information and supporting documentation necessary for the project implementation;
13. Actively participate in the meetings of the project team, as well as attend official meetings and appointments if needed;
14. Act as interpreter/translator (Slovak-English, English-Slovak);
15. Perform general office maintenance tasks including correspondence, market surveys; logistics, and procurement of technical equipment and office supplies.
16. Communicate with the number of national and international stakeholders;
17. Communicate with external partners and relevant actors on related legal and social issues;
18. Participate on other project-related activities, as needed;
19. Assist 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;
20. Assist in the preparation of periodic and final reports to the donor, including filing and preparation of supporting documentation;
21. Perform other duties assigned by the HoO.

Employee perks, benefits

6 weeks of paid annual leave per year
24 days of paid sick leave per year
Medical service plan
UNJSPF pension scheme
40 hours working week

Information about the selection process

Duty station: Grosslingova 35, 81109 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Classification: General Staff G IV, UN Salary Scale (1070 EUR/net salary per month)
Start date: ASAP / June 2018
Contract type: full-time / part time
Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

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

Interested applicants are invited to send their curriculum vitae and a motivation letter in English by e-mail to Mr. Martin Mikolas - [email protected] by 27th May 2018, 17.00 the latest.

Subject of the email based on the preferred contract must be: Legal Consultant full - time or Legal Consultant part - time.

Only those under serious consideration will be contacted.

Candidates shall prepare for an interview in Bratislava between 28th May and 1st June 2018.

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:

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

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

Educational Specialization

Master's degree in Law

Language skills

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

Other knowledge

Microsoft Windows - advanced
Microsoft Word - advanced
Microsoft Excel - advanced
Microsoft Outlook - advanced

Driving licence


Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

Required qualifications, experience and skills:
Master's degree in Law;
Minimum one year of legal experience or relevant direct counselling;
Excellent orientation in social, labour and migration law of the Slovak Republic and human rights law;
Experience working with migrants, migration management, and international migration issues – an advantage;
Very 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 governments, 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 communication skills, proven drafting and editing skills ;
Good analytical and organizational 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;
Ability to take initiative and act with autonomy; personal commitment, creative thinking and drive for results.


Brief description of the company

IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.
As the leading international organization for migration, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to:
- Assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration management,
- Advance understanding of migration issues,
- Encourage social and economic development through migration, and
- Uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants.

For more information, please visit:

Company address

IOM International Organization for Migration
Grosslingova 35
811 09 Bratislava ,
ID: 3388295   Dátum zverejnenia: 14.5.2018   Základná zložka mzdy (brutto) a ďalšie odmeny:   General Staff G IV, UN Salary Scale, 1226 EUR