Call for Application - Project Assistant – Protection
Posted date 10th May, 2022 Last date to apply 23rd May, 2022
Country Pakistan Locations Multiple Duty Stations
Category Project Management
Salary Between PKR 119,896 - PKR 257,367/Month
Type Contractual Positions 1
Experience 3 years
Status Closed

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.


Over the years, IOM has expanded and affirmed its role as the leading Organization assisting the Government of Pakistan to ensure humane and orderly movement of people by devising practical solutions to shifting dynamics of migration, protecting, assisting and supporting vulnerable migrant populations, promoting international cooperation on migration issues and serving as a key source of advice on migration policy, research, data and practice  Pakistan remains the third-largest refugee-hosting country globally, hosting Afghan refugees holding Proof of Registration (PoR) cards, Afghan Citizenship Card (ACC) holders and undocumented Afghan migrants.

IOM supports the Government of Pakistan in the implementation of cross-border programming supporting Afghan migrants and refugees which aims to contribute towards promoting peaceful co-existence with host communities. In view of present government policy, and in line with the strategic approaches adopted by the Afghanistan Situation Regional Refugee Response Plan (2022) and IOM ’s Comprehensive Action Plan for Afghanistan and Neighboring Countries (2021-2024). IOM Pakistan will support the most vulnerable communities hosting Afghan migrants and refugees to address humanitarian needs and reduce protection risks for people on the move, in parallel to anticipatory action to mitigate the crisis impact, save lives and livelihoods, and enable societies to transition and recover towards sustainable development.

Organizational Context and Scope

 Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and direct supervision of the Senior Programme Coordinator in IOM Pakistan and the Project Manager, the Project Assistant will be responsible for deliverables outlined in the following sections:

 Core Functions / General Responsibilities:


  1. Assist in developing and monitoring protection mainstreaming strategy and initiatives, and identifying gaps in protection mainstreaming and safe programmng
  2. Prepare and carry out training sessions on different themes under protection, mainly protection against sexual exploitation and abuse/sexual harassment (PSEAH), protection, protection mainstreaming, safe referrals, humanitarian principles, child protection, child safeguarding, response to gender-based violence, data protection principles, counter-trafficking in crisis and diverse sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics with the support from Protection Officer; Actively participate to training of trainers on subjects related to protection and seek to continuously develop capacity in a self-driven manner;
  3. Organize outreach and awareness raising activities on protection and protection mainstreaming including PSEA
  4. Assist in conducting site visits for internal discussion and protection mainstreaming needs assessment
  5. Map out and regularly update community-based complaint mechanism in the locations where IOM is operating


 Required Qualifications and Experience



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Education, sociology or other relevant social sciences from an accredited academic university or institute.
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience working in the humanitarian or development sector, of which at least two years involves protection, capacity building programs and or/work with displaced population.
  • Experience in PSEA activities is an advantage
  • Experience in capacity building for local NGOs is an advantage.
  • Experience in communicating and working with a wide range of people including people of culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply.


 Good knowledge in English is required (oral and written), local languages (Pashto, Urdu)

 Applicants should have a working knowledge (both oral and written) of at least one of IOM’s official languages (English, French or Spanish).


Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this Call for Application is subject to funding confirmation.

The salary depends on the qualifications and it’s between a range of PKR 119,896 – PKR 257,367 per Month.

The initial contract duration is 03 months with possibility of extension subject to the performance and availability of Budget.

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