Call for Applications

IOM Nepal

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) - a related organization of the United Nations - is the leading intergovernmental organization in the field of migration. It works to meet the growing operational challenges of migration, advance understanding of migration issues, encourage social and economic development through migration and uphold the well-being and human rights of migrants.

Details / requirements:

Call for Applications

Reference Code:  CFA – 15/2022

Position Title:  National Project Officer

Duty Station:  Kathmandu, Nepal

Classification:  National Officer, Ungraded

Type of Appointment:  Special short-term, until end of December 2022

Estimated Start Date:  As soon as possible

Closing Date: 13 October 2022

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.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. Internal and external candidates will be considered for this vacancy. For the purposes of this vacancy, internal candidates are defined as staff members holding a fixed-term or short-term graded or ungraded contract and staff on Special Leave Without Pay (SLWOP). Staff members holding a fixed-term or short-term graded contract will not retain their contract type if appointed to an ungraded position.


As a part of Migration and Development initiatives in Nepal, IOM is working together with government on capacity building, strengthening migration governance, engaging diaspora and migrant communities in sustainable development, and reintegration efforts.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and direct of the National Migration & Development Officer/Head of LM and HD Department the successful candidate will be responsible to carry out following duties and responsibilities of National Project Officer, the incumbent will assist in the implementation of activities of the project, ‘“Generating Evidences for Future Skills Needs of Migrant Workers in Nepal’.

Core Functions / Responsibilities: 

  1. Together with IOM Nepal Migration and Development Team develop a scope of work/terms of reference for the studies and related activities to identify a consulting firm. 
  2. Support the National Migration and Development Officer in the implementation of the various activities in relation to the project “Generating Evidences for Future Skills Needs of Migrant Workers in Nepal”. 
  3. Work with consultancy firms on developing a policy brief based on research results and recommendations, analyzing the status of ongoing skilling programs and needs at the international and domestic market in Nepal.
  4. Following the study findings, organize policy dialogues sessions in all provinces to discuss the provincial needs for workers skills in Nepal and in new/major destinations countries, and plan for the way ahead for evidence-based policy and skills programmes in Nepal. 
  5. Organize roundtables with policy makers and dialogues among stakeholders at all provinces (such as: Ministry of Education, Science and Technology -, Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security -, Center for Technical Education and Vocational Training -, international organizations, private sector and banking and financial institutions, CSOs, academia, development partners and other private and public stakeholders) to present and discuss the research findings on skills and plan a way ahead for reviewing skilling courses and requirements based on the study  recommendations.
  6. Conduct consultations at each province as required for information collection and validation of the research findings.
  7. Ensure the documents/reports and studies follow defined IOM standards and in accordance to IOM house style manuals.
  8. Work with consultants in designing, developing and roll-out television and radio initiatives to sensitize local communities and migrant workers from all gender groups to gain skills for enhanced income generation opportunities and raise awareness on ongoing skills programmes offered at local and national levels, that they can attend and gain new skills.
  9. Work with consultancy firms to develop and finalize the broadcasting contents through radio and television programs at the national level covering all seven provinces of Nepal. 
  10. Work with implementing partner to identify and collect stories of returnee migrants, that will be portrayed in a book, highlighting success, challenges and individual stories. 
  11. Support the PM in preparing briefings, reports, newsletters and other ad-hoc documents as required.  
  12. Perform any other duties relevant as assigned by Chief of Mission.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Media/Mass Communications, Journalism, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; Or
  • Bachelor’s degree in the above fields from an accredited academic institution with at least six years of relevant professional experience.


  • Demonstrated experience in technical report writing; 
  • Experience in communications, preferably in the field of migration and sustainable development;
  • Experience working with UN agencies and/or NGOs is preferable;
  • Demonstrated experiences and skills in facilitating stakeholder/working group consultations;
  • Experience of working with tight deadlines.


  • Excellent report writing, presentation and coordination skills
  • Excellent writing and editing skills in English and Nepali
  • Knowledge of Graphic designing, video and audio editing
  • Knowledge of Monitoring and Evaluation


Fluency in English, Nepali is required. 

Required Competencies

Values - all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

  • 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 2

  • 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.


Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment. Only Nepali Nationals will be considered for this position.

How to apply:

Interested Candidates are requested to submit their application indicating clearly the position applied, VN number and CV with three references to the following address: Human Resource Department, International Organization for Migration, P.O. Box 25503, Baluwatar, Kathmandu or email to by 13 October 2022. Only short-listed candidates will be called for interview.


Category Development and Project, Development / INGO
Openings 1
Position Type Contract
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Posted Date 30 Sep, 2022
Apply Before 13 Oct, 2022
City Kathmandu