IOM: Legal Consultant

Názov www stránky International Organization for Migration

Office of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) 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 (MIC) 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.

About the position:
Position Title: Legal Consultant

Duty Station: Grösslingová 35, 811 09 Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Classification: General Staff GIV, UN Salary Scale 1,226 EUR/gross per month

Start Date: June 2018

Contract type: full-time / part-time

Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with a possibility of extension

General functions:
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:

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

Other 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

Desirable qualifications:
– 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:
– Microsoft Excel – advanced
– Microsoft Word – advanced
– 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;
– Comfortable operating at different levels;
– Ability to take initiative and act with autonomy; personal commitment, creative thinking and drive for results.

The candidate is expected to demonstrate the following technical and behavioural competencies:


– Accepts and gives constructive criticism;
– Follows all relevant procedures, processes, and policies;
– Meets deadline, cost, and quality requirements for outputs;
– Monitors own work to correct errors;
– Takes responsibility for meeting commitments and for any shortcomings.

Client Orientation

– Identifies the immediate and peripheral clients of own work;
– Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with clients;
– Identifies and monitors changes in the needs of clients, including donors, governments, and project beneficiaries;
– Keeps clients informed of developments and setbacks.

Continuous Learning

– Contributes to colleagues‘ learning;
– Demonstrates interest in improving relevant skills;
– Demonstrates interest in acquiring skills relevant to other functional areas;
– Keeps abreast of developments in own professional area.


– Actively shares relevant information;
– Clearly communicates, and listens to feedback on, changing priorities and procedures;
– Writes clearly and effectively, adapting wording and style to the intended audience;
– Listens effectively and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience.

Creativity and Initiative

– Actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;
– Proactively develops new ways to resolve problems.

Leadership and Negotiation

– Convinces others to share resources;
– Actively identifies opportunities for and promotes organizational change.

Performance Management

– Provides constructive feedback to colleagues.

Planning and Organizing

– Sets clear and achievable goals consistent with agreed priorities for self and others;
– Identifies priority activities and assignments for self and others;
– Organizes and documents work to allow for planned and unplanned handovers;
– Identifies risks and makes contingency plans;
– Adjusts priorities and plans to achieve goals;
– Allocates appropriate times and resources for own work and that of team members.


– Masters subject matter related to responsibilities;
– Identifies issues, opportunities, and risks central to responsibilities;
– Incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation;
– Persistent, calm, and polite in the face of challenges and stress;
– Treats all colleagues with respect and dignity;
– Works effectively with people from different cultures by adapting to relevant cultural contexts;
– Knowledgeable about and promotes IOM core mandate and migration solutions.


– Actively contributes to an effective, collegial, and agreeable team environment;
– Contributes to, and follows team objectives;
– Creates a respectful office environment free of harassment and retaliation, and promotes the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse;
– Gives credit where credit is due;
– Seeks input and feedback from others;
– Delegates tasks and responsibilities as appropriate;
– Actively supports and implements final group decisions;
– Takes joint responsibility for team’s work.

Technological Awareness

– Learns about developments in available technology;
– Proactively identifies and advocates for cost-efficient technology solutions;
– Understands applicability and limitation of technology and seeks to apply it to appropriate work.


– Effectively applies knowledge of relevant Human Resources theories and practices, and recognizes their application within existing IOM processes;
– Delivers Human Resources solutions customized to the needs of IOM;
– Effectively applies knowledge of relevant financial discipline;
– Develops / follows internal control procedures to prevent fraud and mismanagement;
– Ensures application of institutional financial policies and guidelines.

More information:
The MIC provides information, legal advice and social services to migrants in order to enable their better integration into Slovak society and the labour market. For more information please visit

For more information about the activities of IOM in the Slovak Republic see

How to apply:
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,, 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.

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