Job Vacancy: Employment Project Coordinator

Call for applications for the post of Employment Project Coordinator

JRS Malta is seeking to recruit a full time EMPLOYMENT PROJECT COORDINATOR to work with forced migrants and asylum seekers.

Terms and conditions

The selected candidate will be offered an 18 month definite contract, with the possibility of renewal. Salary offered will be commensurate to experience.


Applicants must:

  • Hold a recognised degree equivalent to Level 7 of the Malta Qualifications Framework, preferably in studies relating to forced migration.
  • Have an excellent command of written and spoken English.
  • Possess extensive organisational and communication skills.
  • Be able to work independently and on their own initiative within a fast-paced environment.
  • Have at least 2 years of research experience.
  • Be knowledgeable of employment legislation, policies, and services in Malta.

The following will be considered an asset:

  • Previous publications in the field of forced migration and human rights.
  • Knowledge of other relevant languages, such as French and Arabic.
  • Previous experience working in the refugee/humanitarian field.
  • Driving licence and own transport.

Job description

The selected candidate will be expected to work as part of the JRS Malta Team which is a multidisciplinary team of professionals from different academic backgrounds.

The Employment Project Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Building formal networks and nurturing relationships with relevant NGOs and stakeholders in the field of employment, to encourage coordinated efforts in supporting forced migrants to become financially self-sufficient;
  • Contributing towards the advocacy efforts of JRS Malta in calling for the improved protection of migrant workers in the field of employment, and drafting policy and position papers as may be required;
  • Working closely with the Basic Integration Support Services team at JRS Malta, to better understand existing challenges within this field, and identify opportunities to take this work forward;
  • Developing and piloting training tools and materials in collaboration with the Basic Integration Support Services Team, to support the day to day functioning of the service.
  • Creating contacts with employers who would be willing to provide employment and/or job placements for asylum seekers.
  • Conducting research on alternative models of working, such as cooperatives, with a view to assisting in the development of tools and services which will equip refugees and asylum seekers to set up their own cooperatives, and building a knowledge base of the legal, administrative, and educational requirements to do so;
  • Developing and piloting training material for asylum seekers, and working with at least one group of course participants to set up a cooperative, document and evaluate the process undertaken, identifying challenges, best practices, and lessons learnt with a view to applying them more widely in the future.
  • Any other tasks that may be necessary.


Application and selection process

Applicants are to submit a letter of application by email addressed to, together with a recent police conduct certificate and detailed Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact details of two referees by not later than 10th May 2021.

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