Job Description

Position Title : Intern - Programme 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

Côte d’Ivoire became an IOM Member State in June 2000. IOM Côte d’Ivoire falls under the purview of the IOM Regional Office for Central and West Africa in Dakar, Senegal. Its main activities are in the areas of emergencies and post-crisis operations, migration health, immigration and Border Management, migrant assistance, and labour migration.


Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and direct supervision of the Head – Programme Management Unit, the successful candidate will fulfil the responsibilities listed below and become part of the team, gaining exposure to the work of IOM in this duty station.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Contribute to the preparation of project and mission reports, briefings, updates according to IOM cote d’Ivoire, RO Dakar and donor’s formats, and meeting the deadlines.
  2. Support the organization of events in relation to the programmes, in Coordination with the relevant Programme Manager and colleagues.
  3. Support IOM Cote d’Ivoire research activities where and if relevant.
  4. Draft letters and any other requested document.
  5. Draft meeting reports, minutes and NFF’s both for internal and external use.
  6. Participate in the development of overviews, recommendations as well as background and information material for donors, partners and other IOM missions.
  7. Support programme manager and project officers in the implementation of activities under the diverse projects of IOM Cote d’Ivoire.
  8. Provide logistic and administrative support to projects.
  9. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Training components and learning elements

The internship will provide the following training and learning elements: • Enhanced understanding of international and national normative and regulatory infrastructure with migration governance.

• Insights into policy development.

• Introduction and network building with leading stakeholders in the field, cutting across government, private sector and civil society.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


University degree in Political Science, International Law, International studies, or a related field from an accredited academic institution.


• Professional or academic experience in the general area of migration or in any of the areas mentioned in this Post Description; • Practical experience multi-tasking, prioritizing and working independently.


• Capability to draft research, policy, reports 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; • Can proficiently use MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).


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

For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish 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 Côte d'Ivoire. 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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