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  • Internship Opportunity International Organization for Migration

  • Posted on: 12 March, 2019 Deadline: 28 March, 2019
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  • The International Organization for Migration (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 wellbeing of migrants.

    IOM Kenya remains among the larger IOM missions in terms of programming, funding and staffing. While reliance on single large programmes have proven to be risky, the continued enhancement of Project Development, Implementation and Reporting remain as top priorities for the mission in an effort to continue diversifying its programming and donor base.

    Intern - Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism


    Type of Appointment : Internship, Six months with possibility of extension

    Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

    Closing Date : 28 March 2019


    Under the overall supervision of the Head of IOM Kenya Country Office (KCO) and direct supervision of the Head of Mombasa Sub-Office (SO), the successful candidate will support the implementation of projects on Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE).

    Core Functions / Responsibilities:

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • The successful candidate will be provided with regular feedback on his/her performance and progress, with special attention granted to goal setting and overcoming challenges.
    • Under the overall guidance and supervision of Head of Mombasa SO, the successful candidate’s duties and responsibilities will include:
    • Assist in the implementation of C/PVE projects of the mission, and document best practices and lessons learnt.
    • Assist in project conceptualization and development and provide information by researching, information gathering and compiling relevant abstracts in coordination with the KCO Project Development Officer and Implementation Unit focal point.
    • Assist in liaising with Legal Department for Implementing Partners Processes for approval on grant agreements for UN, Government agencies and Local NGOs and CBOs, facilitate disbursement of funds and ensure accuracy of supporting documents, financial and narrative/ progress reports; assist in monitoring the implementation of agreed upon activities by project partners, as instructed by the supervisor.
    • Assist in drafting and compiling project and financial documents, donor reports.
    • Liaising with the Public Information Unit on visibility and media related issues, to submit quarterly reports, best practices and success stories.
    • Assist in monitoring and tracking programme budget, expenditure and pipelines.
    • Support and contribute to the preparation and finalization of narrative and financial reports on the project activities and progress.
    • Undertake duty travel, field monitoring and evaluation, and needs assessment visits to other parts of the country as may be required.
    • Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
    • Training Components and Learning elements
    • As an integral part of the IOM assignment the successful candidate will:
    • Gain experience in an international organization, including management and international cooperation activities, as well as understanding the dynamics of peace, humanitarian and development nexus.
    • Be able to prepare documents using the IOM logical and legal frameworks.
    • Participate in development of programs, projects, trainings and workshops related to different migration governance areas.
    • Gain experience in working with governmental, non-governmental and United Nations institutions in the East and Horn of Africa.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:


    • Master’s degree in Peacebuilding, Conflict Prevention, Rural or Community Development Studies, Political Science, Social Science, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or
    • University degree in the above fields with four years of work experience.


    • Experience of working in a multi-cultural setting Capability to draft research, policy and other types of papers;
    • Strong organizational skills;
    • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team of colleagues of varied cultural and professional backgrounds;
    • Ability to collect and analyse data on P/CVE, migration, youth and rural development;
    • Practical experience of how to multi-task, prioritize and work independently;
    • Computer/software literate, preferably knowledgeable in Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat and
    • Photoshop with experience of maintaining a website are advantage;
    • Can engage in various Social Media platforms;
    • Advanced English writing, communication and negotiation skills.


    Fluency in English is required.


    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.

    You can find more information at www.iom.int/diversity

    Eligibility and Selection

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

    • have a specific interest in, or whose studies have covered, areas relevant to IOM programmes and activities; 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.
    • Must have a Master’s Degree
    • 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 28 March 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.


    The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.

    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.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to International Organization for Migration (IOM) career website on recruit.iom.int to apply

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