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Extended: SVN 2023-10 Project Associate (Social Worker / Social Counselling), G5, Košice

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Place of work
Contract type
Start date
Wage (gross)
1 736 EUR/monthIncome is exempted from taxation

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Under the overall guidance of the Chief of Mission in Bratislava and the administrative supervision of the Head of Sub-Office in Kosice and the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator (Social Inclusion), the incumbent will be responsible for employment counselling services in collective accommodation facilities, supporting the labour mobility and integration of migrants.
1. Provide social and first steps counselling to clients including further outreach activities related to the social inclusion of migrants;
2. Assess needs, individual social and professional beneficiaries;
3. With beneficiaries’ participation, prepare individual inclusion support plans to set reachable goals on a path to independence;
4. Prepare records on individual cases, performs case management and maintain clients’ files;
5. Map the situation at the real estate market – long or short-term rentals, state subsidies for beneficiaries, state-supported housing and/or another type of housing options;
6. Conduct one-to-one or small group sessions with beneficiaries on topics related to cultural orientation, housing and integration;
7. Facilitate communication between the property manager and beneficiaries;
8. Coordinate group activities in the facility with the local Migration Information Centre accordingly to identify the information needs of beneficiaries;
9. Implement protection measures and reporting mechanisms in line with IOM rules;
10. Participate in the delivery of capacity-building workshops/training;
11. Map the network of accessible governmental, private and non-governmental service providers, authorities and actors in the region active in the provision of social support and services
12. Assist in the preparation of periodic and final reports to the donor, including filing and preparation of supporting documentation;
13. Gather and archive detailed disaggregated data, information and supporting documentation necessary for the project implementation;
14. Perform such other duties as may be assigned

Employee perks, benefits

Special Short Term Contract, 6 months with possibility of extension

General Staff (GV, UN Salary Scale valid for the Slovak Republic since 1 Jan 2022). Step one of the salary scale corresponds to all inclusive fee 1,736.25 EUR per month (income is exempted from taxation).
6 weeks of paid annual leave per year (2.5 days per completed month of service).
24 days of paid sick leave per year (2 days per completed month of service).
Special medical insurance.

Information about the selection process

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at www.iom.int/diversity.

Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.

For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:
Internal candidates

Second tier candidates include:
All external candidates.
This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations.

This post is subject to local recruitment and funding confirmation.

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, with Right of Residence and Right to Work in the Duty Station and verification of residency when applicable.

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

How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications – CV and a Cover Letter in English to [email protected] by 11 June 2023 23:59 (Bratislava time) at the latest, referring to this advertisement and using the subject line “SVN 2023-10 Project Associate (Social Worker - Social Counselling), G5, Kosice”.

In order for an application to be considered valid, it must contain a CV and a Cover Letter. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Posting period:
From 26 May 2023 until 11 June 2023.

No Fees:
IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview,
processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

Secondary with school-leaving examination
University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)

Educational Specialization

Social Work, Political or Social Sciences, International Relations, Development Studies, Migration Studies, Human Rights, Law or related fields

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1) and Slovak - Advanced (C1)

Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

• High school diploma from an accredited academic institution with at least five years of relevant experience, or
• Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Political or Social Sciences, International Relations, Development Studies, Migration Studies, Human Rights, Law, Economics, Business Administration, or related fields from an accredited academic institution with at least three years of relevant experience
 Experience in employment counselling, educational activities, community outreach or similar fieldwork;
 Experience in working with communities, governments, civil society and the private sector;
 Experience in community outreach, cultural mediation or similar is an advantage;
 Experience in working with migrants, migration management, and international migration issues is an advantage;
 Experience in social, labour and migration law of the Slovak Republic and human rights law is an advantage.

• Strong interpersonal skills with a commitment to provide respectful, culturally-competent communication, including an awareness and acceptance of cultural differences;
• Knowledge of diverse cultures and environments; and the skills to adapt communication skills to fit cultural context;
• Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with a team.

Fluency in English and Slovak is required. Working knowledge of Ukrainian and/or Russian is an advantage.

Required Competencies
The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and 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.
• Resource Mobilization - Establishes realistic resource requirements to meet IOM needs

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
• 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 action and delegated work.
• Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.



Brief description of the company

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.


Contact person: IOM HR
E-mail: send CV
ID: 4588304  Dátum zverejnenia: 26.5.2023  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 1 736 EUR/month