Senior Project Assistant (Labor Migration and Education)

Created in 1951, IOM – International Organization for Migration is the leading intergovernmental organization in the field of migration, working closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. This is done by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
The Western Hemisphere Program (WHP), funded by the Office of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) of the United States Department of Population, seeks to improve the capacities of the States in Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean to governance of migration in a humane and sustainable way. The Program has four pillars: migration governance, regional dialogue and partnerships, management of migration crises, and communication for development.
Under the overall supervision of National Project Officer (ML) and the direct supervision of the Project Specialist (ML AVR), the Senior Project Assistant (Labor Migration and Education) will be responsible for executing the following tasks:

Responsibilities and Accountabilities
1. Plan and implement activities related to the Costa Rica Mission Strategic Plan and the WHP work plan.
2. Participate in the development of the terms of reference, and follow up on the work of consultants.
3. Maintain effective cooperative relationships with key national counterparts (government and civil society) and international organizations involved, to coordinate implementation activities.
4. Carry out, as required, field visits for the implementation of the program’s activities at the national level in coordination with the national monitoring and evaluation officer.
5. Carry out and coordinate the administrative tasks required for the implementation of the activities and control of the allocated budget.
6. Implement the technical reports related to assigned area.
7. Identify and document good practices and lessons learned that contribute to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the implementation of activities.
8. Organize and deliver trainings and workshops for different actors on education, social integration, social inclusion, and socio-economic integration.
9. Provides guidance/training and assist in coordinating and monitoring work of other staff in the unit; may supervise other staff as assigned.
10. Perfomr other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Requisitos Adicionales:

Required Qualifications and Experience

Highschool degree with 6 years of relevant professional experience, or;
Bachelor’s degree is required, like social work, administration, politics science, law, international relations, economy with 4 years of relevant professional experience.

Experience with international organizations, non-governmental or governmental organizations.

General knowledge in management and General studies on migration will be an advantage.


For all applicants, fluency in English and Spanish is required (oral and written). Desirable: French

The candidate should send his/her application through the following email
[email protected] using as Subject “SVN 2023-025 Senior Project Assistant
(Labor Migration and Education) ”

The application must include:

• Curriculum with 3 references.
• Letter of interest.
• In case of receiving applications from foreigners living in Costa Rica, they must submit their work permit.