Terms of Reference


I. Position Information

Position title

Type of Contract

Duty station

Project/Logistics Assistant


Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Reporting directly to

Programme Assistant

Overall supervision by

Chief of Mission

Managerial responsibility


Directly reporting staff



II. Organizational Context and Scope


Under the direct supervision of the Programme Assistant and under overall supervision of Chief of Mission, the Incumbent supports 'Counter Trafficking' Project in Uzbekistan, implemented by IOM Central Asia with donor funding from the United States Agency for International Development - USAID, by assisting in implementation of project activities in the country and performs the following functions.


III. Responsibilities and Accountabilities



  • Assists in project planning and implementation, with a focus on achieving tangible and sustainable results;
  • Contributes to monitoring, oversight and support of timely implementation of the project; assists in arranging project filing, storing and keeping track of project inventories and supplies, in line with respective IOM rules and procedures;
  • Provides administrative and logistics assistance to planning, arranging and holding project events (seminars, conferences, trainings, presentations);
  • Assists the Mission in fundraising activities, including monitoring of available new project calls from donors and assists in drafting project concept notes and proposals;
  • Assists in ensuring the budgetary implementation of the project jointly and in close coordination with respective administrative and finance staff;
  • Provides support to procurement activities within the project, in line with IOM rules and procedures;
  • Assists in coordinating project activities implemented by hired project consultants, ensuring due monitoring over delivery of outputs by those consultants;
  • Provides support to management of travel arrangements and preparation of relevant documents, when required;
  • Assists in coordinating the project activities linked to sub-grants to conduct counter-trafficking info-campaigns by partner-NGOs; arranges and maintains due reporting in this regard;
  • Keeps track of amendments in the national legislation of Uzbekistan and those of main destinaiton countries, related to migration governance, countering human trafficking, protection of the rights of migrants.
  • Provides timely and due translation/interpretations services (Uzbek, English, Russian), when required;
  • Asists in drafting Press Briefing Notes (PBN), when required;
  • Undertakes press monitoring and press clipping of relevant press information;
  • Undertakes document inflow/outflow registry;
  • Other tasks within the incumbent’s capacity, which might be assigned by the supervising person.



IV. Competencies


The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following behavioural and technical competencies






  • Accepts and gives constructive criticism;
  • Follows all relevant procedures, processes, and policies;
  • Meets deadline, cost, and quality requirements for outputs;
  • Monitors own work to correct errors;
  • Takes responsibility for meeting commitments and for any shortcomings.

Client Orientation

  • Identifies the immediate and peripheral clients of own work;
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with partners and project beneficiaries;
  • Identifies and monitors changes in the needs of the donor, project partners and beneficiaries.

Continuous Learning

  • Contributes to colleagues' learning;
  • Demonstrates interest in improving relevant skills;
  • Demonstrates interest in acquiring skills relevant to other functional areas;
  • Keeps abreast of developments in own professional area.



  • Actively shares relevant information with colleagues;
  • Has excellent writing, communication and negotiation skills;
  • Able to establish and maintain working relationships with government institutions, NGOs and other national/international partners/stakeholders;
  • Has excellent analytical and organizational skills;
  • Able to produce programme related reports, statements and/or projections;
  • Is an excellent team-player with strong skills of independent work;
  • Able to work under pressure and in tight deadlines;
  • Clearly communicates, and listens to feedback on, changing priorities and procedures;
  • Writes clearly and effectively, adapting wording and style to the intended audience;
  • Listens effectively and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience.

Creativity and Initiative

  • Proactively develops new ways to resolve problems.

Leadership and Negotiation

  • Convinces others to share resources;
  • Presents goals as shared interests.

Performance Management

  • Provides constructive feedback to colleagues;
  • Provides fair, accurate, timely, and constructive staff evaluations.

Planning and Organizing

  • Sets clear and achievable goals consistent with agreed priorities for self and others;
  • Identifies priority activities and assignments for self and others;
  • Organizes and documents work to allow for planned and unplanned handovers;
  • Identifies risks and makes contingency plans.


  • Masters subject matter related to responsibilities;
  • Identifies issues, opportunities, and risks central to responsibilities;
  • Incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation;
  • Persistent, calm, and polite in the face of challenges and stress;
  • Treats all colleagues, project partners and beneficiaries with respect and dignity;
  • Works effectively with people from different cultures by adapting to relevant cultural contexts;
  • Knowledgeable about and promotes IOM core mandate and migration solutions.


  • Actively contributes to an effective, collegial, and agreeable team environment;
  • Contributes to, and follows team objectives;
  • Gives credit where credit is due;
  • Seeks input and feedback from others;
  • Delegates tasks and responsibilities as appropriate;
  • Actively supports and implements final group decisions;
  • Takes joint responsibility for team's work.

Technological Awareness

  • Learns about developments in available technology;
  • Proactively identifies and advocates for cost-efficient technology solutions;
  • Understands applicability and limitation of technology and seeks to apply it to appropriate work.




  • Ability to work with office equipment (PC, copying machine, scanner, etc.)
  • Knowledge of MS Office, Windows, etc.


V. Education and Experience


a)    University degree (preferably in Law, Public Administration, Politics, Social Sciences, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, and/or International Relations);

b)    Knowledge of migration related trends (including, but not limited to, counter-trafficking) processes in Uzbekistan/Central Asia is a strong asset;

c)    Previous experience of work within international organization is an asset;

d)    Experience in project implementation is highly desirable.


VI. Languages









Any other Central Asian or other language(s)



Deadline for applications: January 21, 2018

Applications to be submitted to