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Migrant Training Assistant


IOM Finland





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Position Title: Migrant Training Assistant – Migrant Training
Duty Station: IOM Helsinki, Finland
Classification: General Service Staff, Grade G5
Type of Appointment: 9 months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: 14 April 2024
Reference code: FI10-SVN-2024-03

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and 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 work 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.


Under the overall guidance of Head of Office, and the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator, the successful candidate will assist with the implementation of Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) trainings for quota refugees and further development of PDO methods and materials as necessary.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate and support the day-to-day organization and implementation of project activities, in particular facilitation of PDO trainings and PDO training development.
  2. Participate in further development of PDO curricula and materials in cooperation with the project team and in close coordination with the relevant donor, s. 
  3. In coordination with the Project Coordinator, liaise with IOM missions on PDO schedules and preparations, build training teams for each PDO, ensure all PDO materials are up to date and shared with relevant parties.
  4. Monitor PDOs and ensure all relevant training data is collected and recorded in line with project indicators and reporting schedules. Monitor the work of consultants and other parties such as interpreters. Report learning needs and non-compliance to the supervisor.
  5.  In coordination with the Project Coordinator and together with the project team, strengthen consultants’ learning and skills development through planning and co-facilitating training events, particularly concerning child and youth specific questions.
  6. Undertake duty travel to departure countries of quota refugees for on-site PDO delivery as per required by the project. 
  7. Assist in project performance monitoring and preparation of donor reports.
  8. Provide support in other migrant training and integration related tasks.
  9. Perform other duties as assigned.
  10. Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience


  • Completed University degree, from an accredited academic institution, preferably in Educational field, Social Sciences or related fields, from an accredited academic institution with at least 3 years of relevant professional experience, preferably in similar roles; or
  • Completed High School degree from an accredited academic institution, with 5 years of relevant professional experience.


  • Previous experience in organizing training events preferably in an international context and in training different and diverse audiences
  • Experience in working in multicultural and multilingual environments
  • Experience in working under pressure in terms of deadlines
  • Understanding of international migration, refugee, and integration contexts
  • Good knowledge of MS Office Application (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Microsoft Teams)
  • Previous work experience with introduction of refugees and/or migrants to the Swedish or Finnish society is considered an advantage
  • Experience in delivering online trainings is considered an advantage
  • Experience in delivering trainings in English is considered an advantage
  • Experience of deployment and/or duty travel in an international, humanitarian context is considered an advantage
  • Knowledge of the Finnish and/or Swedish resettlement and integration process of quota refugees is an asset
  • Previous experience in material development , preferably in an international context


  • Excellent facilitation and/or capacity building skills
  • Excellent oral and written English skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in multicultural and multilingual environments
  • Excellent knowledge of participatory and interactive training methods
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to work independently on assigned tasks


  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
  • Good knowledge of Swedish and / or Finnish is considered as advantageous. 
  • Also any of the languages spoken by the target beneficiaries is considered as advantageous, such as: Arabic, Sudanese Colloquial Arabic, French, Swahili, Dinka, Tigrinya, Amharic, Dari/Farsi.

Required 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.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 1

  • 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.


Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation. Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

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

Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

How to apply:

Interested candidates with the required qualifications should submit a cover letter and a CV. Save them in the form “Your Family Name _ Your First Name”, either as .doc or as .PDF file (e.g.: Doe_John.doc or Doe_John.PDF). All applications must be addressed to the Resource Management Officer (email: iomhelsinkihr@iom.int) quoting the above vacancy notice number/reference code as well as the last name of the candidate.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Unfortunately, we are not able to answer phone inquiries at this stage.

Posting period:

From 26 March to 14 April 2024