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Lao People's Democratic Republic (the): National Project Officer for Counter Trafficking-in-Persons Program

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)
Closing date: 22 Nov 2017

Position Grade: NO-B
Appointment type: All inclusive, nine months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: 15 December 2017

Organizational Context and Scope: The National Project Officer (NPO) will be responsible for implementing a high-quality, results-oriented counter trafficking-in-persons (TIP) programme in Laos that will seek to assist the Government to bolster law enforcement efforts to more aggressively deter, investigate, and prosecute trafficking. The Lao PDR: Combating Human Trafficking through Reinforcing Judicial Capacity (CHARJ) project will

International Organization for Migration (IOM) will work in partnership with government counterparts to achieve the project objectives. This will be accomplished through a combination of technical assistance and practical training exercises, relationship building to establish informal cooperation networks, and high level dialogue. The project will: 1) support the development of coordination mechanisms that strengthen the identification, and referral of trafficked victims to appropriate assistance and protective services; 2) foster dialogue and partnerships between government and civil society working in the TIP arena to better support victims of trafficking; and 3) build enhanced technical skills for criminal justice officials and civil society actors on prosecution, protection, and prevention to combat transnational crime; and 4) institutionalize protocols and standard operating procedures on TIP law to support enforcement and transparent and accountable justice.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  1. Assist HoO in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of CHARJ project activities. Analyse specific aspects of project implementation, identify problems and propose solutions.
  2. Assist HoO in developing and oversee annual planning; timely implementation of activities; and monitoring and evaluation of project implementation
  3. Oversee project budget and ensure that all financial activity is carried out in accordance with annual budget allocations, IOM policy, and donor guidelines
  4. Serve as the project’s point of contact between IOM and government, civil society and other counterparts for CHARJ project activities
  5. Lead development of a series of resources (manuals, toolkits, etc.) to support civil society and government on TIP related issues, improving data collection, reporting on TIP crime suppression, and case management procedures
  6. Organize meetings and training workshops with government partners and civil society actors
  7. Assist developing and delivering trainings on counter-trafficking, victim identification, referral, and protection of trafficked victims, based on existing guidance and training materials, and in coordination with IOM regional thematic specialists and the Head of Office and Project Manager
  8. In coordination with HoO, direct project consultants, including drafting TORs, leading recruitment efforts, supervising consultants’ work, and reviewing consultant deliverables
  9. Coordinate regularly with IOM regional experts to ensure technical quality of project deliverables
  10. Assist in preparing and submit timely and accurate activity, financial, and other reports to meet IOM/donor requirements.
  11. Perform any other duties that may be assigned

Required Qualifications:

Education: Master’s level degree with at two years’ work experience; or a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with at least four years’ relevant work experience.

Experience: Successful candidates will have strong project management skills as well as relevant experience working with national prosecutors and other law enforcement agencies in Laos. Prior experience implementing anti-trafficking programs in Laos at national and local levels is desirable.

Languages: Ability to communicate effectively (written and spoken) in English and Lao is required

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their curriculum vitae with a cover letter via e-mail to by November 22, 2017 at the latest. Please include the reference code LASVN2017-01 in the subject line. Since this is a National Professional Officer position, only candidates of Lao nationality with a good knowledge and experience of the local conditions in Lao PDR will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.