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TMO Vilniaus biuras ieško programos koordinatoriaus (-ės)


VN LT 2021/11

Open to Internal and External Candidates

                    Position Title


Programme Coordinator/ Head of Unit

                          Duty Station


Vilnius, Lithuania



National Officer NOA-1

            Type of Appointment


Fixed Term, one year with possibility of extension 

        Estimated Start Date


As soon as possible



EUR 1760

                    Closing Date 



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.



Under the overall guidance of the Head of IOM Vilnius office the successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of the relevant activities of the project Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVR-R) of Foreigners


Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1.    Coordinate the work of AVR-R team;
2.    Coordinate AVR-R work with Thematic specialists, RO Brussels and HQ;
3.    Coordinate and monitor all operational activities related to AVR_R;
4.    Draft and submit new project proposals on AVR-R to IOM and the donor;
5.    Identify the risks of AVR-R project and suggest corrective measures;
6.    Ensure efficient and timely communication, including via customer oriented website;
7.    Maintain a good working relationship with government officials, partners, NGO’s and other relevant stakeholders. Initiate and organise meetings with relevant stakeholders;
8.    Act as a Project focal point for cooperation with foreign embassies;
9.    Monitor and oversee timely and efficient implementation of project. Keep the HoO informed on the status of implementation of each project activity;
10.  Draft periodic and annual project reports to the donor on activities ensuring effective management of the project;
11.  Plan and keep track on project expenditures;
12.  Plan and organise AVR-R events such as seminars/ conferences, meetings, presentations and others;
13.  Act as a focal point for Resettlement and Relocation for IOM and Lithuanian counterparts;
14.  Attend official meetings, appointments and duty travel;
15.  Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience


  • University Degree from an accredited academic institution, preferably in Social sciences, Humanities or related areas with two years of relevant experience in working with social issues. 


  • Experience in project development and management;
  • Knowledge of main migration issues in Lithuania and current situation in the EU;
  • Good spoken communication skills - ability to interact with various individuals as well
  • as organizations;
  • Experience in working with Governmental Organizations and NGOs;
  • Reliable, able to work under pressure, good organizational skills and drive for results;
  • Experience working with migrants and/ or other vulnerable groups is an asset;
  • Experience of the work with EU funded projects – preparation, implementation,
  • monitoring, reporting is an asset.

Other requirements

  •  Driving licence and experience.


Excellent working knowledge of Lithuanian, English and Russian. Knowledge of any other language is an asset.


Required Competencies


  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintain 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.

Managerial Competencies behavioural indicators level 2 

  • Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.
  • Empowering others and building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  • Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.



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.

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 are invited to send their CV and motivation letter to by Wednesday, 14 July 2021 at the latest, with the advertisement reference number in the subject (VN LT 2021/11).

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Posting period:

From 01.07.2021 to 14.07.2021