International Organization for Migration seeks Intern

International Organization for Migration <1y Entry Level  Genève, Genève, Schweiz 24 Mai 2018

Job Description

Intern – Governing Bodies Division (GBD)

Background Information

The Governing Bodies Division (GBD) bears principal responsibility for the preparation and coordination of IOM’s annual governing body meetings, including sessions of the Council, Standing Committee on Programmes and Finance, International Dialogue on Migration and related informal consultations.The International Dialogue on Migration (IDM) Unit within the GBD is responsible for coordinating the International Dialogue on Migration, the Organization’s premier forum for migration policy dialogue with IOM members and observers, as well as international and non-governmental organizations and other relevant stakeholders.SupervisionThe Intern will work under the overall direction of the Head of GBD and the direct guidance and supervision of the Migration Policy Officer, and in cooperation with other colleagues in the Field Missions and IOM Headquarters.

Core Functions / Responsibilities

Under the direct guidance of the Migration Policy Officer and overall supervision of the Head of GBD and in accordance with the overall direction of the Director of ICP, the Intern will have the following duties and responsibilities:Page 1 / 41. Support preparations for the International Dialogue on Migration 2018 (support research, identification of speakers, drafting agendas, background documents, summaries and other documents related to the IDM);

  • Support preparations for the 109th IOM Council Session (support to design panel discussions and follow-up with high-level guests and panelists, etc);
  • Research, collect and analyse relevant information on identified issues within the field of migration;
  • Support drafting of presentations and talking points for the Head of GBD; 5. Update databases related to migration topics, speakers and global migration processes; 6. Draft official communication to representatives of Member States and other stakeholders; 7. Support drafting of donor projects and other reports;
  • Update relevant IDM and GBD web pages;
  • Design and analyze satisfaction surveys for the IDM;
  • Support work on the day of the IDM and governing body meetings;
  • Undertake any other tasks as may be required.

Required Qualifications And Experience


  • Master’s degree in Economics, International Relations, Business Administration, the Social Sciences, Law, Development Studies, International Affairs or any related discipline. Experience
  • Experience in liaising with external stakeholders, writing communication, organizing events;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team of colleagues of varied cultural and professional backgrounds;
  • Proven ability to produce quality work accurately and concisely according to set deadlines;
  • Practical experience of how to multi-task, prioritize and work independently.
  • Computer literacy, specifically Word, Power Point, Excel, database tools. Languages
  • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.

Desirable Competencies:


    • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others
    • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
    • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services
    • Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.
    • Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
    • Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter
    • Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.
    • Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions.


    • Special consideration will be given to candidates who are nationals of a non-OECD DACcountries (refer to the following link for the OECD DAC countries: ) who have:

      • Studied in these countries
      • Studied in a OECD DAC country ( , with support from a grant or scholarship based on merit and academic achievement. Training Components and Learning Elements

It is estimated that the intern will gain knowledge in the following areas:

  • IOM’s coordination with Member States on policy, programmes and finance
  • Function of IOM and areas of work
    • Governance of migration
    • Global processes on migration (i.e. global compact)

    He/She will also gain in-site experience in working in an international multi-cultural environment, with an intergovernmental organization.Carte de LegitimationThe organization will obtain the ‘carte de legitimation’ for the duration of the internship for the selected candidate. This vacancy includes a monthly stipend. Applicants are advised to please consider the cost of living in Geneva prior to applying.

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