Project Specialist

ICMPD, Vienna, Austria

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
25th December, 2020

Job Description


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 is a growing and ever-more relevant presence in its field. The organisation’s greatest assets are its 200+ staff members, who personify its values of commitment, integrity, partnership, respect, and innovation in actions and decisions.

Project Overview:

The ERRIN is an initiative of 15 Member States, FRONTEX and the European Commission. The objective of ERRIN is to facilitate and support co-operation between European countries in the field of return and reintegration. ERRIN is funded by the European Commission (DG HOME). ICMPD is the implementing partner of this initiative. The ERRIN Programme Management Unit (PMU) is based in Brussels.

The Project Specialist-Training is a specialised technical role (training and capacity development) responsible for the planning and implementation of activities within the project Capacity Development and Training for Return Counsellors (CADRE) implemented in the framework of the European Return and Reintegration Network (ERRIN) and for the provision of specialized substantive expertise within the project.

Please note that this position is subject to approval and availability of project funds.

Job Description:

The Project Specialist-Training is responsible for the overall management of the training development on return counselling. S/he develops and maintains relationships with project partners including the project expert group and advisory group, the beneficiaries and other stakeholders as well as plans and coordinates implementation of all aspects of the project ensuring that the project is managed according to the approved project documentation, work plan and budget in line with applicable rules and regulations. The Project Specialist-Training ensures timely and qualitative delivery of project outputs and achievement of project results and manages a smooth project finalisation and closure.

S/he establishes and monitors the implementation of the project work plan ensuring that adequate data and information is gathered for assessment and reporting. S/he continuously analyses the implementation of the project and the execution of the budget proposing and taking corrective action as required and assesses achieved results for quality and impact. The Project Specialist-Training plans and coordinates project communications activities and materials, as applicable and ensures that reporting on project progress and results is timely, of high quality and carried out in accordance with donor agreements.

The Project Specialist-Training works under the supervision of the ICMPD Senior Project Manager and the ERRIN PMU and in collaboration with the Project Assistant and other ICMPD and ERRIN colleagues, as applicable.

Incumbent Profile:

  • A minimum of 5 years of position-relevant work experience in implementation of projects in the
  • field of training and capacity development.
  • Experience in designing training material and delivering of training for different target groups.
  • Substantive knowledge of migration issues.
  • Experience in management of stakeholder relationships.
  • Supervisory experience and experience in management of experts and consultants.
  • Experience in management of project work plans and budgets.
  • Strong analytical, drafting and organisational skills.
  • Solid communications skills.
  • Professional training in project cycle management is an asset.

Corporate Qualifications:

  • Experience in the international context; experience in working in a multinational, multi-disciplinary team.
  • Proficiency in (verbal/written) English, proficiency in another major EU language (such as French and German) is an asset.
  • Master’s degree related to the area of work.


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