IOM is hiring 50 Associate Project Officer (Interpretation & Translation)

Associate Project Officer (Interpretation & Translation) (50Positions) at IOM

About IOM

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.
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Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female
candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. 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:

  1. Internal candidates
  2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states:
    Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo
    (the); Cook Islands; Dominica; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Holy See;
    Iceland; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Madagascar;
    Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Namibia; Nauru;
    Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Solomon Islands; Suriname;
    The Bahamas; Tonga; Tuvalu; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu
    Second tier candidates include:
    All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Social Science, International Relations, Regional Studies, or a related field
    from an accredited academic institution; or,
  • University degree in the above fields with two years of relevant professional experience.
  • Experience in interpretation and/or translation activities is preferred.
  • Experience serving in hardship locations, particularly in the region, is an advantage.
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with a
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Knowledge of USRAP program implementation and familiarity with IOM’s administrative,
    financial, and business rules and practices is desirable.
  • Takes responsibility and manages constructive criticism.
  • Works effectively with all clients and stakeholders.
  • Promotes continuous learning; communicates clearly.
  • Takes initiative and drives high levels of performance management.
  • Plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility.
  • Displays mastery of subject matter.
  • Contributes to a collegial team environment.
  • Incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender
  • Displays awareness of relevant technological solutions.
  • Works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.
  • Delivers on set objectives in hardship situations.
  • Effectively coordinates actions with other implementing partners.
  • Works effectively with local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries; and the broader community
    to advance country office or regional objectives.

  • Languages
    IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish. All staff members are required to be
    fluent in one of the three languages.
    For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Dari
    and/or Pashto is highly desirable (oral and written); or another official UN language (Chinese,
    French, Russian and Spanish) is an advantage.
    Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process,
    which may include written and/or oral assessments.

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    Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database

  • Required Competencies:

  • IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment
  • system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information please refer to:

Duty Station : Doha, Qatar
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P1
Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 14 March 2024

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