IOM in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH)

BiH

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH) is located at a migration crossroad between Eastern and Western Europe. The conflict in the former Yugoslavia from 1992 to 1995 destroyed the social and economic infrastructure and forced over half of citizens of BH to leave their homes. Today, the return of displaced persons and a rise in illegal migration, such as human trafficking and smuggling, make migration a major challenge for BH’s post-conflict recovery and development.

IOM initiated a mission in Sarajevo in 1992 in the basement of Koševo Hospital, setting up the MEDEVAC programme to evacuate war-wounded individuals who could not be treated locally. Following the end of the war, IOM expanded its activities to the return of refugees from abroad and to assist BH nationals resettling in third countries. Today, IOM’s programmes aim to prevent irregular migration, stop the trafficking of human beings, contribute to national development, and assist the BH Government to manage migration activities.

Mission statement

IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.

As the leading international organization for migration, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to:

  • Assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration management,
  • Advance understanding of migration issues,
  • Encourage social and economic development through migration, and
  • Uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants.

Latest News and Events

  • IOM Team in Bužim Receives a Certificate of Acknowledgement from the Municipal Council in Bužim

     

    IOM’s team of Local Coordinators in Bužim was recognized for all the extraordinary efforts and work in their local community, within the project “Community Based Approach to Support Youth in Targeted Municipalities”. During the official ceremony marking the Days of Municipality, the Municipal Council Bužim awarded a Certificate of Acknowledgement to IOM’s team in Bužim for their contributions to the development of the local community through the implementation of projects of significance for the Municipality of Bužim and its citizens, and in particular the engagement of marginalized youth in Bužim and their motivation to participate in the social life of the community.

     

  • The contract on the implementation of the project "Youth Corner" was signed by a group of youth from Gornja Tuzla and IOM representatives

    The contract on the implementation of the project "Youth Corner" was signed yesterday by a group of youth from Gornja Tuzla and IOM representatives. This is a project that the youth proposed on the first module of Community Dialogue, and it is about equipping and renovation of one room in the "Social House" Gornja Tuzla, which will later be used as a place for exchange of experiences, workshops, and as a place to socialize. 

  • The first module of the second Community Dialogue was held in Krizevici/Zvornik

    The first module of the second Community Dialogue was held yesterday in Krizevici/Zvornik. Youth from this community, as well as other local communities, had the opportunity to discuss problems and potential solutions. They decided to vote on three project ideas: "Youth Association", "Youth Area" and "Excursion / Street Workout Park". 

  • The fourth Module of the workshop "Strengthening Parental Skills" for participants from Zenica

    The fourth Module of the workshop "Strengthening Parental Skills" for participants from Zenica, which discussed the mapping of actors who are fighting against radicalism and violent extremism in the local community, such as government and NGOs, religious institutions, mental health centers and social work centers, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and other institutions, was held on Vlasic last weekend.

  • The third MoviEQ Workshop, held in Bileca from 15 to 18 February

    At the third MoviEQ Workshop, held in Bileca from 15 to 18 February, 17 young people through socializing, play, presentation, thinking and learning expanded their views of the world and raised their integrative complexity to a higher level. 

Latest Vacancy

Title Duty Station Closing Date
National Consultant for assisting the development and finalization of the Diaspora Strategy - 3 positions Sarajevo (Lot 1), Banja Luka (Lot 2), Brcko (Lot 3) 2018-02-26
International Consultant: Diaspora Strategy Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2018-02-26
Project Advisor - extended by 22 February 2018 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2018-02-22
Area Development Officer (ADO) - extended by 22 February 2018 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2018-02-22

National Consultant for assisting the development and finalization of the Diaspora Strategy - 3 positions

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT - OPEN TO EXTERNAL CANDIDATES

(Subject to availability of funds)      

 

Position Title:

National Consultant for assisting the development and finalization of the Diaspora Strategy for the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) (1 consultant) – Lot 1

National Consultant for assisting the development and finalization of the Diaspora Strategy for the Republic of Srpska (RS) (1 consultant) – Lot 2

National Consultant for assisting the development and finalization of the Diaspora Strategy for the Brcko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BD) (1 consultant) – Lot 3

(total of three positions)

Duty Station:

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Lot 1

Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Lot 2

Brcko, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Lot 3

Vacancy Notice Reference Code no: VN REF: 2018/2

Classification: Consultancy

Type of Appointment: Short – Term Assignment (40 days in a period March 2018 – September 2018)

Estimated start date: 12 March 2018

Estimated end date: 28 September 2018

Closing date: 26 February 2018

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Project Advisor - extended by 22 February 2018

Duty Station: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Application Deadline: extended by 22 February 2018

Position Title: Project Advisor (Strengthening Resilience in Bosnia & Herzegovina (SRBiH) project)   

Languages Required: Excellent command of English and local languages in BiH 

Starting Date: as soon as possible

Reference Code: VN 03-01/18

Duration and type of Initial Contract: 3 months with possible extension, Special Contract, UG

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Area Development Officer (ADO) - extended by 22 February 2018

Duty Station: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Application Deadline: extended by 22 February 2018

Position Title: Area Development Officer (ADO) (Strengthening Resilience in Bosnia & Herzegovina (SRBiH) project)   

Languages Required: Excellent command of English and local languages in BiH 

Starting Date: as soon as possible

Reference Code: VN 04-01/18

Duration and type of Initial Contract: 3 months with possible extension, Special Contract, UG

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Latest Vacancy

Latest Vacancy

Title Duty Station Closing Date
National Consultant for assisting the development and finalization of the Diaspora Strategy - 3 positions Sarajevo (Lot 1), Banja Luka (Lot 2), Brcko (Lot 3) 26 February 2018
International Consultant: Diaspora Strategy Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 26 February 2018
Project Advisor - extended by 22 February 2018 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 22 February 2018
Area Development Officer (ADO) - extended by 22 February 2018 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 22 February 2018       
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IOM Team in Bužim Receives a Certificate of Acknowledgement from the Municipal Council in Bužim

 

IOM’s team of Local Coordinators in Bužim was recognized for all the extraordinary efforts and work in their local community, within the project “Community Based Approach to Support Youth in Targeted Municipalities”. During the official ceremony marking the Days of Municipality, the Municipal Council Bužim awarded a Certificate of Acknowledgement to IOM’s team in Bužim for their contributions to the development of the local community through the implementation of projects of significance for the Municipality of Bužim and its citizens, and in particular the engagement of marginalized youth in Bužim and their motivation to participate in the social life of the community.

 

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The second module of the second Community Dialogue was held in Zavidovici

The second module of the second Community Dialogue was held yesterday (February 12th) in Zavidovici. Youth in this module, which is part of the project "Community Based Approach to Support Youth in Targeted Municipalities in Bosnia and Herzegovina", presented two projects - Arrangement of basket courts "Partizan" and Adaptation of the town hall in Vozuca. 

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Creating and Finalizing Ethical Standards for the Protection of Mental Health and Psycho-social Assistance in Bosnia and Herzegovina Armed Forces

As part of the project "Building the Capacity of the Bosnia and Herzegovina institutions to Address and Respond to Mental Health Issues Among Defense Personnel – PREVENTIVA" implemented by IOM since 2015, on 7th and 8th February, a round table was organized on the topic "Creating and Finalizing Ethical Standards for the Protection of Mental Health and Psycho-social Assistance in Bosnia and Herzegovina Armed Forces", where relevant representatives of the Ministry of Defense and the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina, worked on finalizing a document that is of great importance for the unhindered work of military psychologists within the AF system.

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