IOM in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH)

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

Latest Vacancy

Field and Operations Coordinator (Strengthening Resilience in Bosnia & Herzegovina (SRBiH) project)

Duty Station: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Application Deadline: 01-November-2017

Position Title: Field and Operations Coordinator (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 11-10/17

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

English

Project Reporting and Database Management Assistant (Strengthening Resilience in Bosnia & Herzegovina (SRBiH) project)

Duty Station: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Application Deadline: 01-November-2017

Position Title: Project Reporting and Database Management Assistant (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 09-10/17

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

English

Grants Officer (Strengthening Resilience in Bosnia & Herzegovina (SRBiH) project)

Duty Station: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Application Deadline: 01-November-2017

Position Title: Grants Officer (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 07-10/17

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

English

Project Development Advisor, four (4) positions (Strengthening Resilience in Bosnia & Herzegovina (SRBiH) project)

Duty Station: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Application Deadline: 01-November-2017

Position Title: Project Development Advisor, four (4) positions (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 10-10/17

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

English

Grants Assistant (Strengthening Resilience in Bosnia & Herzegovina (SRBiH) project)

Duty Station: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Application Deadline: 01-November-2017

Position Title: Grants Assistant (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 08-10/17

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

English

Monitoring & Evaluation and Quality Assurance Assistant (Strengthening Resilience in Bosnia & Herzegovina (SRBiH) project)

Duty Station: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Application Deadline: 01-November-2017

Position Title: Monitoring & Evaluation and Quality Assurance Assistant (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 12-10 /17

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

English

Procurement Assistant (Strengthening Resilience in Bosnia & Herzegovina (SRBiH) project) Band Seniority IV

Duty Station: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Application Deadline: 01-November-2017

Position Title: Procurement Assistant (Strengthening Resiliencein Bosnia & Herzegovina (SRBiH) project) Band Seniority IV

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

Starting Date: as soon as possible

Reference Code: VN 06-10/17

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

English

Administrative and Finance Assistant (Strengthening Resilience in Bosnia & Herzegovina (SRBiH) project)

Duty Station: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Application Deadline: 31-October-2017

Position Title: Administrative and Finance Assistant (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 05-10/17

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

English

Human Resource & Contract Assistant (Strengthening Resilience in Bosnia & Herzegovina (SRBiH) project)

Duty Station: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Application Deadline: 31-October-2017

Position Title: Human Resource & Contract Assistant (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 04-10/17

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

English