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Senior Project Assistant, Compliance (Kyiv)

                         Position Title


Senior Project Assistant, Compliance

                          Duty Station


Kyiv, Ukraine



General Service Staff, Grade G6

            Type of Appointment


Fixed-term, one year with possibility of extension

            Estimated Start Date


As soon as possible


                    Closing Date 


1 October 2021

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.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.


The United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) operates world-wide with a target of providing resettlement opportunities to thousands of individuals each year. IOM provides a range of services and support to the USRAP including, but not limited to, case processing, migration health assessments, cultural orientation training, organized transportation and administration of a travel loan and collections program. The Department of Operations and Emergencies (DOE), specifically the Resettlement and Movement Division (RMM), has the organizational responsibility to provide direction, oversight and guidance to IOM’s global support to all resettlement programs.

Under the general supervision of the Project Manager, RSC Eurasia and the direct supervision of the Project Officer, Compliance, RSC Eurasia, the Senior Project Assistant is responsible for supervising compliance activities, with the following duties and responsibilities:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. If required, oversee a team of RSC Eurasia staff members undertaking compliance activities in an assigned area or areas, such as project monitoring and evaluation, training, project reporting, project support or protection, including supporting staff development processes such as hiring, providing training, assigning duties and giving feedback to staff members on their performance on a regular basis to ensure high quality work and the accurate completion of communications activities.
  2. In close coordination with the USRAP Monitoring Officer in Washington, DC oversee monitoring and evaluation activities for RSC Eurasia, including, if assigned, planning monitoring and evaluation activities, designing monitoring and evaluation mechanisms, such as surveys, interview protocols and focus group topics, administering surveys, interviews and focus groups, analysing monitoring and evaluation data and reporting on data to relevant persons.
  3. Oversee and plan training activities for RSC Eurasia staff members, including, if assigned, serving as the USRAP Training Focal Point for RSC Eurasia in close coordination with the HR-Business Partner, coordinating with management and staff members to identify training needs within the RSC Eurasia region, planning, organizing and administering trainings, supporting the delivery of trainings, learning to deliver, and delivering, trainings, reporting to the HR-Business Partner and Staff Learning and Development (SDL) at IOM Headquarters on trainings that are held by RSC Eurasia and contributing to the development of new training packages.
  4. Provide necessary support to the RSC Eurasia project as identified by the Project Manager, RSC Eurasia and other supervisors, including, if assigned, completing a wide range of special and generally independent projects serving all pillars and remote processing sites of the RSC under the RSC Eurasia region as well as RSC management and IOM departments that are outside of, but support, RSC Eurasia activities.
  5. In relation to project reporting, provide support as needed to RSC Eurasia management on a regional level on a wide variety of reporting needs, including compiling information for reports, drafting reports, editing reports and designing reports for internal RSC use, relevant IOM missions and regional offices, the USRAP Global Management Team, IOM Headquarters, RSC Eurasia project partners and PRM.
  6. Oversee the efficient and effective management of protection-related refugee case expedites, including, if assigned, monitoring RSC Eurasia expedite cases, drafting and updating Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) related to expediting processing, monitoring the implementation of expedite-related SOPs, maintaining an expedite database, acting as the primary liaison with partners on expedite cases, working with other units and departments to ensure expedite cases are processed efficiently, processing COPE cases and drafting regular reports related to expedite cases in RSC Eurasia.
  7. Oversee protection activities related to at-risk individuals served by RSC Eurasia , such as children, the elderly, survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), persons with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons and other marginalized individuals, including, if assigned, providing training on how to interview at-risk individuals, drafting SOPs, tools and reference materials, monitoring the implementation of SOPs and tools, providing regular reports on at-risk cases, liaising with colleagues and partners on relevant issues, analysing or completing documentation related to refugee minors, counselling refugee minor cases and arranging the expedition of at-risk cases as needed.
  8. In coordination with the Project Officer, liaise as needed with other teams and units in RSC Eurasia and with external partners such as USCIS, the Refugee Processing Center (RPC), panel physicians, the US Embassy and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Prepare team statistics and report regularly to RSC Eurasia management on relevant activities, problems and solutions related to the workflow and processing pipeline.
  9. Train other compliance team members as needed to efficiently and effectively manage and undertake activities related to monitoring and evaluation, training, project support, project reporting and protection, and to oversee compliance teams and activities.
  10. Undertake duty travel as needed to conduct activities related to monitoring and evaluation, training, project support, project reporting or protection, for meetings and to participate in training.
  11. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the USRAP, SOPs and START, as well as the ability to remain professional, impartial and unbiased during all interactions with refugee applicants, colleagues and partners. Support the development and implementation of SOPs as needed.
  12. Maintain and ensure the confidentiality and integrity of all RSC-related information by implementing control procedures in line with USRAP standards of conduct and data protection rules. Alert RSC management of any non-compliance to SOPs or codes of conduct by RSC staff members.
  13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience


  • High school degree or equivalent with six years of professional work experience.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited academic institution with four years of professional work experience.


  • Ability to use own initiative and work under pressure with minimum supervision
  • Excellent computer skills - Word, Excel and Internet
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to organize
  • Self-motivated and objective driven


Fluency in English, Ukrainian and Russian is required. Working knowledge of Pashto, Dari or Romanian is an advantage.

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

  • 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.

Managerial Competencies  

  • Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential. 
  • Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential. 
  • Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction. 


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

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and security clearances.

A prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station and work permit, as applicable.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications on IOM Personal History Form ( to [email protected] by 1 October 2021 at the latest, referring to this advertisement in the subject line of your message.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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