Senior Project Assistant (Compliance - Training) (Ref: VN#TR/2024/135)

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Referans Kodu : VN#TR/2024/135
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Vacancy Notice Number:


Position Title:

Senior Project Assistant (Compliance - Training)

Duty Station:

Istanbul – Türkiye


One Year Fixed Term Contract (G6)- with possible extension


Turkish Nationals

Deadline of Applications:

22 July 2024

Number of People to be hired



Internal & External

General Functions:  

Since the inception of IOM in 1951, Movement Operations have been and continue to be a fundamental pillar of the Organization’s work. The organized movement of persons in need of international migration assistance is a primary mandate of the Organization and a cornerstone of IOM’s operations. Movement Operations Units in various IOM Country Offices, coordinated under the Resettlement and Movement Management (RMM) Division in the Department of Mobility Pathways and Inclusion at IOM’s Geneva Headquarters, are responsible for all aspects of travel for migrants and refugees under IOM’s auspices, in accordance with the various framework agreements with resettlement and receiving Governments and partners across the spectrum of the Organization's programmes.


Under the general supervision of the Head of Operations and the direct supervision of Sr. Movement Operations Manager and in coordination with the IOM USRAP Washington Training Coordinator, the Senior Project Assistant (Compliance - Training) will be responsible for supporting all training activities for Movement Operations staff and service providers in Turkiye (TuME region) who are carrying out resettlement- and movement operations-related activities, with the following duties and responsibilities. 


Major Duties and Responsibilities:           

  1. Using the IOM core competencies, technical work requirements, and donor requirements as a guide, work and collaborate with the IOM USRAP Washington Training Unit and Movement Operations management to identify training priorities, focusing on training that will improve staff capabilities, skills, and technical knowledge. Prepare and communicate training work plans and keep all stakeholders updated regarding training priorities and plan alterations. Reach-out regularly to staff and managers in Turkiye and Lebanon (TuME) to assess training needs and help them utilize training to meet professional development goals.
  2. Complete successfully the annual RMM/USRAP in-person or virtual multi-week Training of Trainers (TOT) Workshop, which reviews the year’s thematic trainings, offers guidance on how to present the material, teaches training organization and facilitation skills, advises on the wider role of the Compliance Training position in relation to giving technical training and coordinating training workshops and programs, requires the completion of weekly homework assignments, and necessitates active participation including presenting training material with the purpose of receiving feedback from the facilitators and other participating trainers.
  3. Organize all Movement Operations trainings in TuME, handling the logistics and administrative details of the training sessions, including securing the training venue, organizing IT services, preparing print materials, disseminating agendas, communicating with participants on the training details, arranging travel for participants or facilitators as needed, organizing welcome packets and other materials for participants, preparing the set-up of the room, and cleaning up after the training session is completed.
  4. Facilitate the annual thematic trainings released by the IOM Washington Training Unit. Ensure all Movement Operations) staff throughout TuME who are carrying out resettlement- and movement operations-related activities receive the thematic trainings they are required to take during the year.
  5. Act as a facilitator for other training sessions, ensuring the material and exercises are presented as written and that the facilitation is engaging and dynamic. When not the sole or lead facilitator, provide support to the facilitator(s) as needed and assist in the preparation of instructional materials, presentations, participant workbooks and handouts.
  6. As needed, ensure staff in TuME complete MHD, RMM and USRAP required IOM e-learning courses and other online training sessions as well as required mission-level and external trainings. When training is offered virtually at the global level, assist the Training Unit by communicating with TuME staff regarding virtual training dates, times, and participation.
  7. As required, coordinate or support other learning programs, activities and events within TuME, such as workshops, wellness weeks, mentoring programs, and seminars. Provide logistical and administrative support, input on content and facilitation methodologies, and coordination with relevant entities such as external companies and facilitators, the Training Unit on budget approval and Staff Development and Learning Unit  (SDL) on attendance records.
  8. Record staff attendance at all training sessions and submit attendance lists to the SDL and the IOM USRAP Washington Training Unit. Regularly communicate with the Project Manager and Training Coordinator regarding staff who have not received the required trainings and how you plan to have them trained.
  9. Collect evaluations of trainings in order to produce demonstrable outcomes and ensure continual improvements are made. Regularly follow up with staff who took trainings to measure how the training knowledge is being applied to their work. 
  10. Participate in quarterly calls with the Training Coordinator and the Training Team to discuss the trainings that have been given and any challenges or outstanding issues. Prepare quarterly statistical and narrative reports on the training that has been given and the staff who attended and submit to Project Manager and the Training Coordinator.
  11. Continually improve facilitation, coordination, communication, and organization skills related to training by engaging in professional development and learning opportunities and actively seeking out knowledge that will enhance and grow the position.
  12. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the relevant Movement Operations Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) technical systems.  Demonstrate the ability to remain professional, impartial, and unbiased during all interactions with migrants and colleagues per the IOM Code of Conduct and instruction on the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA).
  13. Perform other duties as required.

Required Qualifications:


  • High school diploma with six years of relevant experience; or,
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or related fields from an accredited institution with a focus on training and education and four years of relevant professional experience.



  • Demonstrated experience providing comprehensive training on complex topics to a wide range of cross-cultural audiences, and developing tailored learning materials, including presentations, workbooks, and other learning tools, is required.
  • Experience facilitating training in a wide range of training contexts, including in-person, virtual, e-learning and other environments, is required.
  • Experience developing training materials utilizing a variety of adult learning methodologies and materials is an advantage.
  • Experience identifying, organizing, and carrying out other learning opportunities, including workshops, exchanges, and mentorship programs, is an advantage.
  • Experience in the context of an IOM Movement Operations project is a distinct advantage. 
  • Experience training on humanitarian, social inclusion and protection topics, including age, gender, and diversity, is a distinct advantage.
  • Experience with international humanitarian organizations, non-government, or government institutions/organization in a multi-cultural setting, is desired.
  • Excellent public speaking, facilitation, and teaching skills.
  • Comprehensive understanding of adult learning methodologies and a variety of approaches to training development and delivery.
  • Attention to detail, ability to organize paperwork in a methodical way.
  • Discreet, details and clients-oriented, patient and willingness to learn new things.
  • The ability to work independently, solicit and receive feedback, and manage training activities.
  • The ability to coordinate regionally and globally with general and professional staff.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.



  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Working knowledge of Arabic, French, Russian and/or Spanish is advantageous.


Required Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:


  • Inclusion and respect for diversity:

Shows respect and sensitivity towards gender, culture, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, political conviction and other differences.

• Encourages the inclusion of all team members and stakeholders while demonstrating the ability to work constructively with people with different backgrounds and orientations.

• Promotes the benefits of diversity; values diverse points of view and demonstrates this in daily work and decision making.

• Challenges prejudice, biases and intolerance in the workplace.

  • Integrity and transparency:

Upholds and promotes the Standards of Conduct and Unified Staff Regulations and Rules.

• Delivers on commitments; manages the organization’s resources reliably and sustainably.

• Embraces and encourages transparency, balancing this with the need for discretion and confidentiality as appropriate.

• Maintains impartiality and takes prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behavior.

• Does not abuse one’s position and acts without consideration of personal gain. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns.

  • Professionalism:

Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter and willingness to improve knowledge and skills.

• Seeks to raise professional standards in self and others through daily work and activities.

• Adapts quickly to change and is decisive and versatile in face of uncertainty.

• Shows self-control and persistence when faced with difficult problems and remains calm in stressful situations.

• Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.


Core Competencies – behavioral indicators level 2

  • Teamwork:

• Fosters a sense of team spirit by developing a shared understanding, accountability, and enthusiasm for the team’s work.

• Displays a high level of cultural awareness, sensitivity to different ways of working and leverages individual strengths in order to build a better team.

• Shares credit for team accomplishments and ensures that the contribution of others is recognized.

• Helps create a positive team spirit, putting aside personal considerations to help the team achieve its goals.

  • Delivering results:

•Produces high-quality results and workable solutions that meet clients’ needs.

• Anticipates constraints, identifies solutions, and takes responsibility for addressing critical situations.

• Monitors own and others’ work in a systematic and effective way, ensuring required resources and outputs.

• Aligns projects with Organization’s mission and objectives and demonstrates a good understanding of the impact of team’s and own work on external and internal counterparts.

  • Managing and sharing knowledge:

 •Disseminates and shares knowledge openly and actively contributes to knowledge/network communities for topics relevant to area of expertise.

• Encourages knowledge-sharing across units/departments and ensures that knowledge is captured, recorded and disseminated appropriately.

• Builds networks for the effective communication and exchange of knowledge and ideas and puts others into contact with various sources of knowledge.

• Contributes to an environment that is conducive to innovation and learning.

  • Accountability:

• Proactively seeks responsibility in delivering towards the goals of the Organization.

• Plans and organizes work with a clear and deliberate focus, ensuring commitments are easily identified and progress is widely communicated.

• Stands by the actions of team or department, publicly accepting ownership.

• Takes responsibility of own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable

  • Communication:

•Speaks and writes clearly and effectively.

• Seeks to share information with others, with due respect for diversity and the confidentiality of specific sensitive information.

• Listens and seeks to understand without bias and responds appropriately.

• Shares information and keeps others up to date; actively seeks others' views and ideas and respects their contribution.

Managerial Competencies – behavioral indicators level 2

  • Leadership:

• Assigns responsibilities fairly and manages performance, taking account of individual strengths, workloads and interests.

• Is inclusive in decision-making and actively seeks feedback from team members and colleagues in order to identify opportunities for improvement.

• Takes sound and timely managerial decisions that are consistent with the Organization's vision and purpose.

• Establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of stakeholders to understand needs and gain support.

  • Empowering others and building trust:

•Delegates appropriately to make the most of others’ talents, clarifying expectations and allowing autonomy in important areas while providing necessary support.

• Encourages others to take responsibility for their performance; promotes ownership, responsibility and accountability for desired results at all levels.

• Creates an atmosphere of trust and confidence in which others can talk and act without fear of repercussion.

• Gives proper credit to others, shows appreciation and rewards achievement and effort.

  • Strategic thinking and vision:

•Aligns own actions to the Organization’s vision, values, and mandate.

• Translates strategic direction into short and medium-term plans and objectives for own team; revises objectives to reflect changes in organizational goals.

• Identifies key issues/priorities in complex situations and how they may be related to one another.

             • Clearly communicates links between the Organization’s strategy and the work unit’s goals.



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, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.


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.


This is a local position and applications from candidates for non-Turkish citizens holding a valid

residence permit residing in Türkiye might be considered.


How to Apply:

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application including the most recent CV with a cover letter in English with contact details (name, position, phone and e-mail details) of three references by indicating name of the position applied with its VN number in the subject line of the e-mail to or to IOM Birlik Mahallesi Sehit Kurbani Akboga Sok. No:24 06610, Çankaya, Ankara Türkiye by the end of 22 July 2024.


Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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.
With 165 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, 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 works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.
The IOM Constitution recognizes the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement.
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