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Project Assistant At The International Centre For Migration Policy Development

Date Posted: 02/Oct/2013
Deadline: 08/Oct/2013
  • Specialization Admin / Finance
  • Industry
  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria


The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), an international organisation with its headquarters in Vienna, Austria, is looking for qualified candidates to fill the above-mentioned position.

ICMPD, IOM and ILO constitute the consortium that will implement the project Support to Free Movement of Persons and Migration in West Africa. The project aims to maximise the development potential of free movement of persons and migration in West Africa by supporting the effective implementation of the ECOWAS Free Movement of Persons’ protocols and the ECOWAS Common Approach on Migration. The Project Support Unit (PSU), which will implement the Project, will be based in Abuja. ICMPD leads the Demand Driven Facility (DDF) component of the project, which will offer technical assistance to the national institutions of the ECOWAS Member States and Mauritania, in the areas of border management, labour migration management and counter trafficking. The Project and Administrative Assistant will form part of the PSU and provide administrative and logistical support to the DDF Coordinator, Project Officers, and Finance Officer in setting up the DDF. Moreover the Project and Administrative Assistant will provide administrative and logistical support to the Project Officers in the selection, development and implementation of DDF projects. S/he will be bilingual in English and French and may need to regularly travel in the ECOWAS region and Mauritania.

Tasks and Responsibilities

The Project and Administrative Assistant will perform the following specific tasks:

§ Provide logistical and administrative support to the establishment of the DDF, inter alia by communicating with project partners on routine matters, setting up meetings and arranging the logistics for meetings, and taking notes at meetings.
§ Throughout project implementation, communicate with stakeholders (participants, partners, experts, contractors, project staff) on routine matters related to project activities.
§ Assist in organisation of DDF inception missions and kick-off meetings by being responsible for logistics and administrative arrangements.
§ Provide administrative support to expert recruitment.
§ Assist in the formulation of work plans and provide inputs to project resources planning in terms of formulation of the budget, such as overview of the costs related to logistics.
§ Draft standard project correspondence, including invitations, meeting agendas and Note Verbale.
§ Organise workshops, meetings, DDF missions, expert travel by being responsible for logistics: visa arrangements, flight bookings, locating/booking meeting facilities and hotel/accommodation (and related procurement process), calculate and request payment of DSA and frequently distribute DSA to participants on site (including carrying cash), backstop meeting arrangements on meeting site, and receive and reconcile travel claims.
§ Assist in the preparation of meeting folders, PowerPoint presentations reports and other documents as needed.
§ Assist the team in all tasks on site at meetings, including note taking.
§ Support reporting on activities.
§ Assist in preparation of substantive project outputs (collects inputs for project publications/policy papers/thematic reports, organise translation).
§ Provide inputs on project implementation to internal project reviews and assessments.
§ Assist in preparation (collect inputs, compile, edit) of operational reports/final reports to partners and donors.
§ Maintains project files and records and institutional project history, including project documentation electronically and on shared drive.
§ Collect inputs, drafts content (fact sheets, write-ups and updates on project events/activities) for public information and PR materials related to the project for the project web-site and ICMPD website, and disseminates to project partners by email and mail.
§ Performs such other duties as may be assigned.

Qualification and Experience

§ Three years of experience in project administration and organisational management support in an international organisation context.
§ Proficient in spoken and written English and French. Knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese will be an advantage.
§ Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to work independently, as well as in a team.
§ Good computer skills, including the use of Microsoft Office Word, Outlook and Excel.
§ Knowledge of Nigeria, ECOWAS and the region will be an asset.
§ Work experience in an international organisation context will be a significant asset.


ICMPD offers a competitive salary commensurate with the successful applicant’s experience and education.

How to apply:


Please address all your enquiries to [email protected] , indicating vacancy number and title of post in the subject line.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application through the ICMPD online recruitment system at   by midnight (CET) of the closing date specified above. For this purpose, you will first need to register with the ICMPD website. Once you have entered your data you will be able to quickly apply for further vacancies and ICMPD can contact you if opportunities matching your profile arise in the future.

Please note that in the course of the online application you are requested to upload your CV preferably in the EuropeAid The template is available for download at  .

Should you experience technical difficulties with the online application system please send your application per e-mail to [email protected] , specifying the type of difficulties you encountered. Recruitment starts immediately upon publication of this vacancy announcement and posts may be filled already before the indicated application deadline. Therefore, we encourage you to submit your application early. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Interviews are expected to be held from 23 to 24 October 2013 in Abuja. Applicants are expected to be available during this time period for a personal interview.


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