Intern (CVAC Client Service Assistant), IOM Moldova

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Open to Internal and External Candidates

                    Position Title

:

Intern (CVAC Client Service Assistant)

                          Duty Station

:

 Chisinau, Moldova

 

            Type of Appointment

:

 Internship

        Estimated Start Date

:

 As soon as possible

                         Closing Date

:

03 July                                                     

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. 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 is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.

Context:

Following the launch of military operations across Ukrainian territory on 24 February 2022, substantive flows and displacements across Ukraine and toward neighbouring countries have been reported countries in the following days. As response to the Ukrainian crisis, IOM Chisinau has increased operational activities which requires additional administrative staff.

Under the general oversight of the Immigration & Border Management (IBM) Division’s Immigration & Visa Support Solutions (IVSS) Unit at HQ and reporting directly to the regional VAC Team Leader programmatically and directly to the Operations Coordinator and Chief of Mission administratively, the Incumbent will provide administrative support for the Canadian Visa Application Centre (CVAC) operated by IOM.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Provide client service excellence to applicants at all times, in full compliance with the CIC Statement of Work (SOW) and the CIC Service Standards. 
  2. Assist in the provision of client information: distribution of application forms, information sheets and checklists regarding visa requirements; assist with telephone, fax, e-mail, chat and SMS inquiries from clients (including requirements for submitting visa applications and the location of client’s passport), providing timely and accurate information to clients; marketing and providing assistance to clients with Value Added Services including but not limited to Self-Service and Assisted Data Entry services.  Informing clients of any changes to visa requirements or submission procedures.
  3. Assist in the collection and forwarding of complete applications as per CIC checklists, including biometrics collection: provide guidance to clients on the proper completion of application forms, while reviewing and collecting same applications along with any supporting/additional documents, as required; record, dispatch and follow up on applications and passports; arrange appointments for visa applicants who require interview, as necessary.
  4. Collection of Fees: Where required, collect the applicable Canadian visa fee(s) and IOM service fee(s); issue accurate receipts; carry out daily reconciliation of receipts and reporting same; Safe keeping of all applications, supporting documentation and fees collected and responsible for CANVAC office keys.
  5. Data Capture: Assist in maintaining a high degree of skill in using the CVAC software platform provided; enter all applicant data, enrol biometrics as required, submit application documents in the required order, while forwarding all applicant, passport and appointment information to CIC; ensure accurate tracking of both applications and supporting documents via the CVAC software’s bar code scanning system.
  6. Returning of passports, supporting documentation and visa decisions.  Assist in collecting processed applications; returning processed applications, passports and supporting documentation.
  7. Reporting: Assist in maintaining accurate and detailed records of all applications and fees received, and biometrics enrolled and report these records daily.
  8. Maintain a professional appearance and migrant friendly demeanour at all times;
  9. Maintain positive working relationships with IOM’s Lead VAC Partner, VFS Global and CIC staff locally.
  10. Immediately inform management of any problems or issues related to her/his daily work and regularly make suggestions on how to improve efficiency and client service.
  11. Comply with the IOM Policy for a Respectful Working Environment”, “IOM Confidentiality Agreement”, “IOM Data Protection Manual”, IOM Standards of Conduct”, and the “IOM Policy on Reporting Irregular Practices, Wrongdoing and Misconduct”. 
  12. Such other duties as may be assigned by the Chief, IVSS/IBM Unit at HQ and the VAC Regional Team Leaders. 

Required Qualifications and Experience

Education

  • High School diploma with four years of relevant experience;

or,

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Client Services, Social Science or related field with two years of relevant professional experience.

Experience

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain accuracy and confidentiality in performing responsibilities.
  • Excellent computer skills, especially in MS Office.
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills with an attention to details.
  • Team player; 100% integrity.

Languages

Fluency in English, Romanian and Russian is required.

Required Competencies

The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies: 

Values - all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators (Level 1)

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Other

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this special vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, security clearances and a valid COVID certification.

A prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station and work permit, as applicable.

How to apply:

Interested applicants are invited to send the CV and cover letter in English to: hrchisinau@iom.int  

Please, indicate the position you are applying for and reference code in the subject line of your message.

Closing date for applications is 03 July 2022, however interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply sooner.

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts the applications duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Posting period:

From 28.06.2022 to 03.07.2022