The IOM Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) based in Cairo, Egypt, provides programme support and technical expertise to IOM Country Offices in the region. The Regional Migration Health Specialist provides technical support to the country missions in MENA to implement their migration health projects through mainstreaming migration health into national strategies and policies; developing, reviewing and endorsing proposals and donor reports; developing regional initiatives such as UN Joint Programme; compiling, analyzing and updating epidemiological data, and providing technical guidance on project management, coordination and implementation.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Under the overall supervision of the Regional Director and the direct supervision of the Regional Migration Health Specialist at the Regional Office for MENA, the Intern will provide technical and administrative support to the Regional Migration Health Specialist as well as support to the preparations for the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7).
Update the existing sets of epidemiological data compiled by the Regional Migration Health Specialist and assist him in data analysis to support the country missions for their strategic policy decision making, project development ideas, and resource mobilization.
Compile project data collected from the country missions (e.g. the number of beneficiaries, curative services, health promotion) and assist in data analysis to support the country missions for project monitoring.
Assist in tracking project implementation progress to support the country missions to avoid delays.
Assist the regional M&E Officer in health project monitoring and evaluation including design and updating regional monitoring database, preparation and review of project background documentations, evaluation tools development, transcribing and analysing data coordinating and scheduling evaluation field work in coordination, with project teams and reviewing evaluation reports.
Support developing regional initiatives such as UN Joint Programme by conducting a mini-survey, compiling inputs from the country missions for the proposal and budget development, refining proposal, and developing donor briefs.
Support in reviewing project reports and proposal/concept notes based on the check-list developed by the Regional Migration Health Specialist.
Assist with the preparation and background research for presentations, meetings, and requests for inputs from headquarters and other colleagues.
Assist in developing and updating information sheets on the overview of the migration health programme in the region.
Help analyze and share related thematic information (including issues, trends and data) as well as good practices with country missions, relevant colleagues and external parties.
Assist in administrative tasks including scheduling, travel arrangements and coordination with partners.
Support preparations for TICAD 7 including translation of visibility materials.
Perform other duties as required.
Upon completion of the assignment, the intern will have:
Exposures to a range of migration health issues throughout the MENA region in different contexts including conflict and post-conflict environments;
Acquired knowledge on IOM’s project development and coordination as well as monitoring and evaluation approach at a regional level;
Gained experience in supporting coordination and cooperation between various stakeholders including WHO and UNFPA and working with different colleagues at national and regional level;
Required Qualifications and Experience:
Master’s degree from an accredited academic institution, preferably in public health, epidemiology, social science, and public administration, or an equivalent combination of relevant trainings and field experience.
Experience in public health related research and M&E methods, data analysis or report writing/editing.
Experience in volunteer assignment, internship or consultancy in international organizations as well as familiarity on migration health issues especially epidemiology an asset.
Experience in preparations for TICAD and/or similar large-scale and high-level conference as an asset as well.
Thorough knowledge of English and Japanese. Working knowledge of Arabic and/or French is advantageous.