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Project Assistant

ankara, turkeytarget

  • Organization: ICMPD - International Centre for Migration Policy Development
  • Location: ankara, turkeytarget
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2020-09-30

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Vacancy Announcement VA20P113V01 Project Assistant

SUMMIT Project

Posting Date: 1 September 2020 th

Deadline for Applications: 30 September 2020

Duty Station: Ankara, Turkey

Target Start Date: 15 October 2020

Contract Duration: 9 Months

Type of Post: Local Organisational Overview:

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is an international organisation tasked with promoting innovative, comprehensive and sustainable migration policies. With 17 Member States and over 60 projects active throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, ICMPD isagrowingandever-morerelevantpresenceinitsfield.Theorganisation’sgreatestassetsareits200+ staffmembers,whopersonifyitsvaluesofcommitment,integrity,partnership,respect,andinnovation in actions and decisions.

Project Overview:

ICMPD is inviting all interested candidates to apply for the Project Assistant position for the SUMMIT Project. “Sustainable Migration Management through supporting Implementation of development sensitive migration policiesand Initiatives in Turkey (SUMMIT)” project’soverallobjective is to further support the establishment and implementation of an integrated, long-term, development-sensitive and sustainable migration policy framework at central and regional level with the special focus on labour market integration of various groups of migrants and refugees.

The Project specifically aims to supportthe implementationof development sensitivemigration policy and strategy at central and regional level as well as increase the institutional capacities on migration and development on central and regional level to formulate strategic policy directions and support development of policy framework documents. In addition it is intended to support the development and implementation of labour market integration measures and project initiatives in selected sectors Please note that this position is subject to approval and availability of project funds. Job Description:

The Project Assistant implements administrative processes and provides support to implementation of activities.

The Project Assistant prepares administrative documents and correspondence. S/he implements processes in supportof recruitmentand procurementactions in line withICMPD rules and procedures and administers contracts. S/he processes payments and maintains project´s filing system. 1The Project Assistant provides support to the implementation of project activities. S/he organises projecteventsandmeetingsbeingresponsibleforthelogisticalarrangementsandDSApayments.S/he collects, compiles and organises inputs to meetings, project reports, presentations, communication materials and towards formulation of new projects.

The Project Assistant works under the supervision of the Project Manager and Project Officer contributing to a smooth and timely delivery of project activities under the project(s)’s work plan and collaborativelywithallmembersofprojectteam(s)andthecounterpartsinICMPDforimplementation of the tasks.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

1. Support to project administration:

Assist in implementation of project activities in accordance with the work plan. Prepare administrative documents, collect and compile inputs to documents. Draft routine correspondence for project implementation.

Prepare inputs to implementation processes such as recruitment of expert, procurement and contracting.

Implement steps in recruitment processes for project staff and experts according to ICMPD rules and procedures. Prepare vacancy notices, organise expert travel

Implement steps in procurement processes according to ICMPD rules and procedures. Collect and control timesheets.

Administer contracts with service providers, interpreters and experts. Monitor payment schedules and implement payments.

Process payments in SAP.

Maintain documents according to the project filing system.

2. Support to project activities:

Implement administrative activities and processes in support to the organisation of project events, workshops and meetings.

Make visa arrangements, flight bookings, organise meeting facilities and accommodation, social programme, catering, audio-visual equipment, name tags, logistics for arrivals and departures.

Make calculations for DSA and implement DSA payments in cash.

Collect, compile and organise background materials, documents and other materials for meetings.

Collect, compile and organise inputs to reports, summaries, graphs and presentations in support to various project activities.

Collect, compile and organise inputs to PI/PR materials as required.

Provide administrative support to implementation of project communication activities. Perform any other duties as required.

3. Support to project formulation:

Collect, compile and organise inputs to formulation of project proposal and documents for new projects.

Key Results:

Administrative activities implemented promptly, accurately and efficiently. Project activities supported by efficient and timely implementation of logistical support to project events, meetings and workshops.

Project filing system maintained accurately.

2 Administrative steps in the procurement and recruitment processes implemented timely and in line with ICMPD rules and procedures and following the applicable business processes. Payments implemented correctly and timely through SAP.

Formulation supported by timely and correct preparation of supporting documents. Incumbent Profile:

A minimum of 2 years of experience in project administration and implementation of projects in an international organisation context.

Experience in organisation of events and meetings.

Knowledge of ERP systems – knowledge of SAP in an asset.

Good organisational skills with attention to detail and accuracy.

Experience in managing conflict priorities and working with tight deadlines. Strong team work and interpersonal skills.

Adaptability and flexibility.

Excellent command of standard MS-office software.

Corporate Qualifications:

Experience in international projects.

Proficiency in (verbal/written) English and Turkish

Bachelor´s degree in a relevant field.


ICMPD offers an attractive compensation package. This position is classified at LS1 Grade, with an annual net-basesalary starting atEUR9.840,00. Additional benefitsinclude participation intheICMPD Provident Fund, Health and Accident Insurance, six weeks’ annual leave and, where applicable, dependent’s and mobility allowances.

Application Procedure:

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application in English through the ICMPD online

recruitment system at by midnight (CET) of the closing date specified above. For this purpose, candidates will first need to register with the ICMPD website. Once the relevant data has been entered, candidates will be able to apply for vacancies. Please note that in thecourse oftheonline application, themotivation letter andpersonal CVmust be uploaded in the EuropeAid format in English. The template is available for download at

All applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated above. Applications received after the published deadline, and offline applications submitted via email, fax or post, will not be considered.

Due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted and applicants are expected to be available for a personal/telephone interview.

In the event of a technical issue with your application, please email General Information:

ICMPD retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy or to cancel the recruitment. This position may entail frequent travel to high risk areas at short notice for the execution of the tasks and duties, which may warrant adherence to security protocols, and/or health procedures. 3

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