Mihaela Onofras

Mihaela Onofras
Job title
Project Assistant
Main areas of work

Mihaela supports the implementation of the Mainstreaming Migration into International Cooperation and Development (MMICD) project globally and in the pilot countries. In her role, she is liaising with the donor, country offices and relevant stakeholders in the pilot countries for the implementation of dedicated technical assistance on migration mainstreaming. In addition, she brings her experience in the development and implementation of project events and leads on Training and Capacity Development for the MMICD project, including blended/online e-course development.

Previous experience

Mihaela joined IOM in 2019. Prior to that, she worked with a European Association in Brussels for the implementation of European projects on democracy and active citizenship. Beyond her experience on project management, Mihaela has experience with project and training development and delivery. She started out as project coordinator and trainer for the Millennium Training and Development Institute in Moldova, where she has implemented training courses and exchanges for youth and youth workers on various topics.  

She holds a joint Masters degree in Sustainable Territorial Development from the University of Padova (Italy), KU Leuven (Belgium), Sorbonne University (France) and University Dom Bosco (Brazil) and a Bachelors in Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies in Moldova.  She is fluent in Romanian, English, and Russian and has a good command of French and Spanish.

Thematic interests
  • Migration and sustainable development 
  • Capacity building 
  • Training development and delivery