Position Title: Intern - Associated expert – Migration and Governance
Duty Station: Harare, Zimbabwe
Type of Appointment: Internship, Six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
CFA Reference Number : CFA2020/21
Closing Date: November 29 , 2020
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.
Since 1985, IOM has been collaborating closely with the Government of Zimbabwe to implement a wide range of programmes and projects covering various programmatic areas, such as migration and development, refugee resettlement, assisted voluntary return and reintegration, humanitarian emergency and transition recovery, migrant health assessments.
IOM Zimbabwe has a main office in Harare and implements relevant projects in partnership with the UN agencies, Government and undertakes liaison and advocacy activities with various multilateral institutions at the regional levels to enhance research, policy development and dialogue on migration-related matters.
This internship position is designed to assist in the process of scaling up programming and operational capacities to adequately respond to the increasing migration governance and development challenges through inclusion of its programming into national development agenda; UN cooperation framework addressing SDG 10.7 challenges.**
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Assist administratively in preparation of thematic trainings to the state and non-state actors as required; and ensure that IOM’s visibility and the Mission’s interests are accurately communicated.
Coordinate related research and initiatives for programming or projects in migration governance and development portfolio.
Assist in maintaining good working relationship with partners and act as secretary for UN Migration network and related issues in Zimbabwe.
Assist in consolidating IOM Mission inputs to the development of crucial planning od country common assessment (CCA) and the UN development cooperation framework (ZUNDAF).
Assist administratively in building material for mission resource mobilization events, considering national and donor priorities in Zimbabwe, in close coordination with the CoM and relevant units within the Mission.
Maintain continuous dialogue with relevant stakeholders to identify synergies with IOM’s programmes and make recommendations in coordination with the CoM and relevant units within the Mission.
Participate as required to support functions such as project development, reporting, donor relations, public information and information management are provided to project managers and project implementation teams in a timely manner.
Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Chief of Mission
Qualifications and Experience
· Advanced university degree from an accredited academic institution in, International Development, International Relations, related social science fields or an equivalent combination of training and experience
· Minimum of 2 years work experience in institutional development
· Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in project cycle management and reporting work with an international organization, UN agency or NGO.
· Proven experience in liaising with the UN and Civil Society
· Ability to design and conduct capacity building and institutional development
· Knowledge of recent global migration trends and developments in Sub-Saharan Africa
· Good insight into the current humanitarian as well as development debates and coordination frameworks
· Computer/software literate, preferably knowledgeable in Microsoft Office, Adobe applications/software
· Experience of working in a multi-cultural setting.
· Confirmed interest in migration issues.
· Advanced English writing, communication, and negotiation skills.
· In depth knowledge of the broad range of migration related subject areas dealt with by the Organization; and,
· Knowledge of UN and bilateral donor programming.
· Effectively applies knowledge of migration issues within organizational context
· Correctly frames migration issues within their regional, global, and political context)
Proficiency in written and spoken English.
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.
*All candidates who are from countries that are not enlisted are eligible to apply. 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)
Vacancy is open for nationals of Zimbabwe (national intern) and non-nationals (international intern).
- 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
· No late applications will be accepted