International Organization For Migration (IOM)

Intern (Information Management)

International Organization For Migration (IOM)

Job Description

Position Title : Intern - Information Management Duty Station : Home based Classification : Intern, Grade Other Type of Appointment : Internship, six months Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible Closing Date : 02 May 2021 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. Context:

Background information

Established in 2019, the Regional Data Hub (RDH) for West and Central Africa (WCA) aims to support evidence-based, strategic and policy-level discussion on migration through a combination of initiatives. The RDH was further strengthened in response to the recommendation presented in the first IOM Migration Data Strategy (MDS).

The work of the RDH is structured along three pillars that reflect the objectives identified in the MDS, and it aims to promote evidence-based, strategic and policy discussion on migration through the collection, Analysis compilation and dissemination of migration data and thematic research.


Under the overall supervision of the Regional Information Management Officer and direct supervision of the Information Management Officer (Migrant Protection and Assistance, MPA), the successful candidate will assist with the implementation of MPA information management activities of the Regional Office for West and Central Africa based in Dakar, Senegal.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Assist missions with the review of monthly report data on returns, post arrival assistances and reintegration assistances and provide support and guidance on associated corrections when necessary.
  2. Support the roll out and compliance of MiMOSA in West and Central Africa.
  3. Assist with MiMOSA Data Quality review and provide recommendations on improvements.
  4. Assist with the review of data on assistances in transit for Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger.
  5. Assist with ad hoc Data Analysis request from missions and MPA colleagues in the Regional Office.
  6. Support the development of voluntary and humanitarian returns profile.
  7. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Training components and learning elements

It is expected that the selected intern will: • Be exposed to the activities of IOM in the duty station.

• Gain understanding about the IOM and the UN System and its processes.

• Learn technical skills described in this Post Description.

• Be able to prove their dedication, skills and capacity to work in an international setting as part of a diverse and international team.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


Master’s or University degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, or a related field from an accredited academic institution.


• Experience in maintaining and updating databases; • Experience in Capacity Building and trainings; • Experience data analysis and visualization.


• Understanding and knowledge in relational databases, specifically in SQL;.

• Computer literacy, especially strong Excel knowledge; • Strong analytical 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.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

For this position, fluency in English and French is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Portuguese is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.


Eligibility and Selection

This Internship Position is available for 2021 as part of IOM’s Diversity and Inclusion Internship Program. A main condition is that applicants should be citizens of countries which are not part of the OECD-DAC. In other words, this internship position is open to applicants from the Global South.

In 2021 Diversity Internships will be done remotely (teleworking). Interns will receive a monthly stipend, plus an amount to cover office and internet costs.

IOM strongly encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, LGBTI+ individuals, persons belonging to indigenous or tribal peoples, or ethnic minorities. We strongly suggest you mention in your application your belonging to any of the aforementioned groups. All information will be treated confidentially.

If you would like to explore all vacancies that are part of the ‘Diversity and Inclusion Internship Program 2021’, please go to: 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 holding a scholarship for internship placements in international organizations and/or for whom internship is required to complete their studies; or c) are sponsored by governmental/non-governmental institutions and/or academia to work in specific areas relevant to both IOM and the sponsor; d) 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; e) are between 20 and 36 years of age.

This internship programme will be supporting the mission in IOM Dakar, Senegal. As this will be a teleworking opportunity and will be required to overlap with the duty station, please consider the time difference in the duty station prior to applying.

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

1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (

Required Competencies:

The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies: Values

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.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link. Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


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.

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