Position Title : Intern – Results Based Management
Duty Station : Home based
Classification : Intern, Grade Other
Type of Appointment : Internship, six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 09 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.
The Office of the Director General (ODG) manages the Organization and has overall responsibility for the formulation of coherent policies and oversight activities to ensure compliance with strategic priorities.
The ODG comprises those units and functions that report directly to the Director General through the Office of the Chief of Staff (RBM supervisor) and provide advisory services or direct support to the whole of the Organization.
An important aspect of the recent organizational changes within IOM is the transition towards results-based management. The RBM team focuses on (1) improving strategic planning at corporate and field levels, (2) enhancing results reporting across the Organization and (3) fostering an RBM culture in IOM, which include training of staff on RBM and creation of and communication with a Community of Practice.
Under the direct supervision of the Results Based Management Officer in ODG, the successful candidate will support the successful transition towards a strong RBM system in the Organization.
Under the direct supervision of the Results Based Management Officer in ODG, the successful candidate will support the successful transition towards a strong RBM system in the Organization. S/he will pursue the following duties:
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Support the development of a strategic planning toolkit for country offices and its related guidance;
Contribute to the review of IOM reporting tools including PRIMA (IOM’s project application) and the Institutional Questionnaire to enhance organizational coherence in reporting on results (obtained on the IOM Strategic Vision, as well as towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Migration Governance Framework (MIGOF) and Global Compact for Migration (GCM), including the international and the IOM indicators;
Contribute to the production of corporate reports with a strong focus on results under the three above frameworks, including through analysis of data, drafting of reports from the Institutional Questionnaire and PRIMA, and coordination with relevant thematic experts;
Communicate with participants of the Harvard / IOM strategic planning and implementation training, and update existing material, and;
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:
• Ongoing or completed master’s degree preferably in International Relations, Business Administration, the Social Sciences, Law, Development Studies, International Affairs, or a related field from an accredited academic institution;
• Training in results-based management, project management and/or change management.
• Strong knowledge of results-based management, in particular the project cycle, monitoring and reporting, elaboration of indicators;
• Proven ability to produce quality work accurately and concisely according to set deadlines.
• Excellent drafting skills in English;
• Excellent public presentation skills;
• Demonstrated strong conceptualization and analytical skills;
• Ability to take initiatives and recommend actions
• Strong communication, organizational and interpersonal relationship skills;
• Hardworking, good team player, dedicated, ability to monitor and follow up on pending matters.
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French 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
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.
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.