Position Title : Intern - Online Communications and Video Editing (UN Network on Migration)
Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland
Classification : Intern, Grade Other
Type of Appointment : Internship, six months
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 19 October 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.
The United Nations established a Network on Migration (Network) to ensure effective, timely and coordinated system-wide support to Member States to implement, follow-up and review the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM).
The Network consists of members of the UN system for whom migration is of relevance. The Network operates with IOM as the Coordinator, and an Executive Committee (EC) which provides overall guidance and sets strategic priorities. The Network’s Executive Committee members are ILO, IOM, OHCHR, UN DESA, UNDP, UNHCR, UNICEF and UNODC and WHO.
A Network Secretariat has been established to support the work, under the overall authority of the Director General of IOM, who serves as the Network Coordinator. The Secretariat is responsible for servicing the work of the Network and is based in IOM Headquarters (HQ) in Geneva.
In carrying out its mandate, the Network will prioritize the rights and wellbeing of migrants and their communities of destination, origin, and transit. It will place emphasis on those issues where a common UN system approach would add value and from which results and impact can be readily gauged.
Under the direct supervision of the Senior Strategic Communications Officer, the successful candidate will support the UN Network on Migration in the production of multimedia content and social media activities in the run up to the International Migration Review Forum (IMRF) held in 2022.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Support the videotaping, video editing and repackaging of multimedia content.
Draft social media content for the Network’s platforms.
Support the dissemination of Network products.
Update content for the Network’s Websites, including the IMRF website.
Update the Network’s media library.
Support the coordination, set up, and organisation of webinar series.
Assist in the development and updating of media lists and other databases, including the speakers roster.
Assist in creating simple collateral and graphic materials with InDesign, Illustrator, or Photoshop.
Training Components and Learning Elements:
• The successful candidate will also gain on-site experience in working in an international multicultural environment, within the United Nations system.
• Gain experience in organization, management and international cooperation activities
• Become acquainted with the work of the UN Network on Migration and IOM, as the
Coordinator of the Network
• Gain a better understanding of the UN’s work in the field of migration with actors such as the Executive Committee members, Governments and other partners to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration.
• The successful candidate will acquire technical knowledge in strategic communications and advocacy in the field of migration.
• S/he can also access online training courses at the disposal of all IOM staff.
• S/he will have the possibility to interact with the multi-stakeholder constituents of the UN Network on Migration, as well as with the internal and external partners involved in graphic design, publication, and on-line communications.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
University degree in International Relations, Communications, Journalism, or a related field from an accredited academic institution.
• Experience in online communications and videography an advantage;
• Experience working for an international organisation an advantage.
• Excellent communication skills, including recognizing diversity;
• Writing skills drafting social media content and public relations;
• Ability to multi-task, manage multiple streams of work and relationships, ensuring timely response and follow up.
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
For this position, fluency in English and working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is required
(oral and written).
Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.
Eligibility and Selection
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 Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. 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.
Depending on experience and location, IOM provides a small monthly stipend to help offset costs.
1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database
The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate the following values and 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.
IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link. https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf
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, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
No late applications will be accepted.