Migrant Service Assistant at International Organization for Migration (IOM)

International Organization For Migration (iom)

Last Seen: 16th April 2021

Company NameInternational Organization For Migration (iom)

Job TypeFull Time

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. With 165 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants. IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people. The IOM Constitution recognizes the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement.


Under the overall programmatic supervision of the Family Assistance Program (FAP) Project Coordinator, and the direct supervision of the FAP National Project Officer-Team Leader, the successful candidate will be based in Nairobi and will be accountable and responsible for assisting the streamlining of applicant case processing and guiding family members on the German Family Reunification (FR) visa application process, which includes assistance in completion of the required forms and supporting documentation checklists, biometric collection and questionnaire filling.

Core functions
  • Take responsibility for the day-to-day assistance to beneficiaries in the FAP Centre.
  • Provide excellent migrant service to applicants at all times, in full compliance with the Service Standards.
  • Assist and guide migrants in the completion of the online visa application form as per checklists, conduct completeness checks on all documentation and collect, when required, biometric information.
  • Complete questionnaires on behalf of applicants while ensuring accuracy of the information and verifying the consistency of the information in the questionnaires with the documentation provided.
  • Provide migrants with accurate information in a timely manner and distribute information sheets, Integration Handbook and visa requirement checklists; assisting with telephone and e-mail inquiries from clients (including requirements for submitting visa applications); and informing clients of any changes to visa requirements or submission procedures.
  • Organize the files of the applicants in the required order based on the instructions of the German Consular staff in IOM designated folders for applicants to submit to the Consulate, and in full compliance with the IOM Service Standards.
  • Maintain high level of accuracy of data capture, by ensuring that the information collected and recorded in the case management system are correct, complete and updated at all time;
  • Answer questions and provide remote guidance on form completion, visa requirements and general information to families and principle applicants.
  • Schedule appointments while ensuring appointment system for applicants in FAP is operated effectively.
  • Maintain records of all applications and contact with principle applicants and report these records periodically in a timely manner;
  • Inform management of any problems or issues immediately while regularly suggesting how to improve efficiency and service.
  • Take active steps to mitigate fraud and malfeasance, and to monitor the integrity of records containing individual data; and,
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience


  • University degree in Business Management, Social Science or related discipline preferred; or an equivalent combination of education, training & experience, with two years of relevant experience; or
  • Completed High School diploma from an accredited academic institution, with four years of relevant professional experience.
  • Minimum 4 years of relevant professional experience in a similar setting & capacity preferred; Demonstrated ability to maintain accuracy & confidentiality in performing responsibilities.
  • Good knowledge of information technology and demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Publisher.
  • Previous work experience in international organizations and service industry companies would be an advantage.
  • Strong interpersonal & intercultural skills with an attention to detail.


Fluency in English is required; working knowledge of German is an advantages