Mar 142019

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 01 Apr 2019

Position Title : Intern- Essentials of Migration Management 2.0

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Intern, Grade OTHE

Type of Appointment : Internship, Six months

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 01 April 2019

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.


Background Information

The Department of Migration Management (DMM) is responsible for the development of policy guidance, global strategies and capacity building in the areas of labour and facilitated migration, migration and development, counter-trafficking and smuggling, assisted voluntary return, migration health, assistance for vulnerable migrants and immigration and border management.

A common challenge in migration management comes from the difficulty in assessing all the aspects needed to address specific migration issues as they cut across various policy sectors. To address this, IOM is re-developing the Essentials of Migration Management (emm2.0) as its flagship capacity building programme on migration management.Designed for government officials with migration-related policy functions, the emm2.0 programme will be launched in 2020 to provide foundational training on key aspects of migration management.

The successful candidate will support the development and implementation of the Essentials of

Migration Management (emm2.0) Programme.


The successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of the emm2.0 Associate Programme Officer and the overall supervision of the emm2.0 Programme Coordinator. The intern will work in close collaboration with all other EMM Team members.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Assist with the development of the emm2.0 Handbook: a.) Ensure that the text is logically structured and adheres to established guidelines; b.) Ensure that all content is factually correct and properly referenced; c.) Tag relevant SDGs, GCM objectives and MIGOF principles throughout the chapters; d.) Map case studies, good practices, lessons learned, and examples covered in the Handbook; e. Map a wide range of specialized trainings/other capacity building tools being showcased by the emm2.0 programme; f.) Support staff in ensuring smooth and timely production process.
  2. Assist with the maintenance of the emm2.0 online Platform, including uploading new content.

  3. Assist with the development of the emm2.0 online and face to face training materials.

  4. Assist with the preparation of emm2.0 test runs and pilot implementations in the Philippines and Uganda in Q4 2019.

  5. Conduct desk research on training and other capacity building resources and programmes.

  6. Assist with the team’s communication efforts, including, among others, the design and production of promotional materials.

  7. Assist with the organization and logistics of outreach events.

  8. Attend relevant IOM and UN meetings, report and discuss the outcomes with the EMM Team. a. Assist with the preparation of the emm2.0 Advisory Committee meetings composed of IOM’s senior managers; b.) Assist with the preparation of the emm2.0 Group of Friends meetings composed of representatives from the Permanent Missions in Geneva.

  9. Assist with logistics of meetings and draft minutes;

  10. Perform such other duties as maybe assigned.

Training Components and Learning Elements

The objective of the internship is to give you a first-hand impression of the day-to-day working environment in the Headquarters of the United Nations Migration Agency. You will gain practical experience in the field of migration management, specifically through the development and implementation of IOM’s Flagship Capacity Building programme for government officials. Given its institutional nature, you will learn about key migration policies across all themes covered by the Organization as well as its programmatic work. You will fully be part of the EMM Team and be given a real chance to network with outstanding and inspiring career professionals and senior managers. Initially you will take on the amount of responsibility you can shoulder; the potential for growth, however, is yours to develop.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Bachelors or Masters’ degree in areas relevant for the assignment, including in education or public policy from an accredited academic institution.


• Other formal education relevant for the assignment is an advantage

• Demonstrated research and drafting capabilities

• Previous experience in the publishing industry is desirable

• Demonstrated experience in organizing events (e.g. conferences, workshops, etc)

• Experience in the production of training materials is an advantage

• Ability to research, analyse and synthesize topics in a systematic and rigorous way

• Professional competence to meet requirements, adhere to deadlines, and is conscientious in meeting commitments, responsibilities and achieving results

• Strong interpersonal skills, solid judgment in decision making, and demonstrates initiative and creativity

• Excellent communication skills in English, both written and spoken

• Computer literacy, especially database tools;

• Applies cultural and gender sensitivity

• Ability to keep matters strictly confidential and exercise good discretion in using information

• Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team of colleagues of varied cultural and professional backgrounds

• Familiarity with IOM’s mandate


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French, Spanish or Arabic is an advantage.


Diversity & Inclusion

At IOM we value and invite diversity into our workforce as we know it is one of the factors that make us qualified to deal with the complex issue of migration. We see diversity as one of our organizational strengths. Our aim is to foster an inclusive workplace where everyone treats each other (including colleagues and migrants) with dignity and respect.

At IOM we welcome applications from qualified individuals, irrespective of their race, religion, skin color, nationality, age, disability status, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family structure, mental health status, or any other characteristic. Our policies encourage a workplace free from discrimination and any form of harassment.

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Eligibility and Selection

In general, the Internship Programme aims at attracting talented students and graduates who:

a) have a specific interest in, or whose studies have covered, areas relevant to IOM

programmes and activities;

b) are either students approaching the end of their studies and preparing a thesis, or recently graduated, who have less than two years of relevant working experience.

c) As part of IOM’s continuous efforts to increase the diversity of its workforce, a special call for interns from non-represented member states and non-OECD DAC countries is being launched. IOM’s non-represented member States are: (Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Congo, Cabo Verde, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Namibia, Nauru,

Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa)

• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and additional enquiries will only be addressed if the candidate is shortlisted.

• Depending on experience and location, IOM provides a monthly stipend to help offset costs. Travel costs will be covered.

• Please consider the cost of living in the Duty Station prior to applying.

• Applications must be submitted by 01 April 2019

Desirable Competencies:


• 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

• 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.


Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

No late applications will be accepted. Appointment is subject to funding confirmation.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 01 April 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 12.03.2019 to 01.04.2019

Requisition: INT 2019/19 – Intern- Essentials of Migration Management 2.0- Geneva, Switzerlan

(55872905) Released

Posting: Posting NC55872964 (55872964) Released

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