Job - Project Coordinator, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Yerevan, Armenia

Publish Date: Dec 12, 2019

Deadline: Dec 27, 2019


Position title: Project Coordinator

Duty Station: Yerevan, Armenia 

Classification: Ungraded Contract

Duration: 6 months with possibility of extension

Organizational Unit: Programme Unit

Estimated starting date: As soon as possible

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is looking for a qualified candidate to fulfill the position of Project Coordinator.


Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of Office (HoO) at the IOM Mission in Yerevan and in close cooperation with Programme and Resource Management Units Project Coordinator will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of the project tasks aiming to enhance national capacities in protection of human rights of migrants and in migration governance in Armenia.


  1. Coordinate the project’s implementation in a timely manner, coordinating its financial, administrative and technical aspects, in line with IOM’s policies and procedures, as well as donor requirements.

  2. Monitor projects progress specifically aimed at increasing effectiveness and taking appropriate action.

  3. Maintain strong partnerships with relevant Government entities, UN agencies and other stakeholders in the project’s target countries and establish partnerships with civil society organizations.

  4. Prepare progress and other reports.

  5. Manage the liaison and coordination with partners to ensure implementation of the awareness raising activities and campaigns and coordination with the implementing partners as well as relevant state and non-state stakeholders.

  6. Counsel, support and train civil society organizations active in the field of human rights, migration and awareness-raising to improve and strengthen their activities. 

  7. Liaise as appropriate with IOM Regional Office in Vienna and with other stakeholders, including media, to ensure effective communication on the project results and status of advancement.

  8. Draft press briefing notes, news stories and images showing IOM's response work in Armenia.

  9. Manage the development and dissemination of multimedia, multilingual awareness raising materials including infographics, social media content, newsletters and other communications tools to showcase the results of the project in Armenia.

  10. Support the organization of the project related events and activities as appropriate aimed at improving knowledge of IOM and raising awareness on its work and achievements.

  11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.



  • Takes responsibility and manages constructive criticism; 

  • Works effectively with all clients and stakeholders; 

  • Promotes continuous learning; communicates clearly; 

  • Takes initiative and drives high levels of performance management; 

  • Plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility; 

  • Displays mastery of subject matter; 

  • Contributes to a collegial team environment; 

  • Incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation; 

  • Displays awareness of relevant technological solutions; 

  • Works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM. 


  • Delivers on set objectives in hardship situations; 

  • Effectively coordinates actions with other implementing partners; 

  • Works effectively with local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the broader community to advance country office or regional objectives. 


  • Master's degree in Political Science, Social Science, Public Information or a related field from an accredited academic institution with three years of relevant professional experience; or

  • University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.

  • Fluent knowledge of English and Armenian languages is required.

Applying method: Interested candidates should submit their Cover letter and CV along with their past relevant work to this e-mail address: before 18:00 PM on December 27, 2019.

No phone calls please.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

About the Organization 

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) – UN Migration Agency is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration. IOM has 173 Member States and 8 Observer States (as of December 2019). IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people. The IOM Constitution recognizes the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement. IOM works in the four broad areas of migration management: (i) Migration and development; (ii) Facilitating migration; (iii) Regulating migration; and (iv) Forced migration. IOM activities that cut across these areas include the promotion of international migration law, policy debate and guidance, protection of migrants' rights, migration health and the gender dimension of migration.

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