Technical and Administrative Assistant (Maternity License)


The Labour Migration and Human Development (LHD) Division in the Department of Migration Management (DMM) is the focal point for IOM`s policy and operational engagement in the areas of labour migration, integration, migrant training, and migration and development. LHD division has the institutional responsibility for overseeing the programme development and implementation in relevant thematic areas through a team of experts in Geneva and supported by a network of thematic specialists in IOM`s regional offices, including Regional Office for Central and North America and the Caribbean in San Jose. To ensure the coherence of purpose and strategy among the various activities within the organization, LHD specialists work in close coordination with other divisions of the DMM, as well as colleagues in the Department of Emergencies (DOE) and the Department of International Cooperation and Partnership (ICP). Through research and dissemination of good practices, the LHD Division also keeps the organization, its partners and beneficiaries up to date on labour migration, integration and development trends in order to improve project development and the delivery of services to governments and migrants.



Under the direct supervision of the Senior Regional Labour Mobility and Human Development Specialist, the assistant will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist in data analysis and drafting of reports on labour migration and sustainable development;
  • Assist in dissemination of information on labour migration and sustainable development.
  • Provide logistical and administrative assistance in organizing information meetings, trainings and seminars for internal and external audiences;
  • Assist in strengthening the regional network of focal points on labour migration and sustainable development;
  • Assist in developing knowledge and information-sharing tools on labour migration and sustainable development in coordination with other relevant IOM specialists and Country Offices, to facilitate improved information sharing between IOM staff working on these topics in the region.
  • Participate in meetings as required;
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.



  • University degree in Economics, International Relations, Business Administration, the Social Sciences, Law, Development Studies, International Affairs or any related discipline;
  • Knowledge on labour migration and human rights is desirable;
  • Computer literacy, including proficiency in MS Office programmes, social media, knowledge of SharePoint or other collaboration and knowledge management platforms is an advantage;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Ability to timely understand the Organization’s structure and portfolios;
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team of colleagues of varied cultural and professional backgrounds;
  • Proven ability to produce quality work accurately and concisely according to set deadlines;
  • Practical experience of how-to multi-task, prioritize and work independently;
  • Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English;
  • Fluent Spanish required;


How to apply

  • Send CV and letter of interest to with subject “Temporary LHD Assistant”.
  • Applications will be received until 14 February 2019.
Lugar de trabajo: 
San José, Costa Rica
Fecha limite: 
Jueves, Febrero 14, 2019