Position Title : Intern – Programme Support
Duty Station : Harare, Zimbabwe
Classification : Intern, Grade OTHE
Type of Appointment : Internship, Six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 28 March 2019
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 successful candidate will work under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of Office, and in cooperation with other colleagues of the Programme and Resource Management Units.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Duties and Responsibilities
Programme Development and Donor Liaison
- Assist Zimbabwe mission on designing and development of new programmes/projects in close coordination with the Chief of Mission, Regional Office, relevant programme managers, governmental authorities and international and regional institutions as well as partners’ organizations in public/private sector.
- Developing letters, fact sheets, and other informational materials about IOM for potential donors.
- Act as a focal point for IOM Zimbabwe and respond to inquiries from Headquarters and network of IOM regional offices in liaison with Chief of Mission and relevant program coordinators.
- Assist on Conceptualising and designing programmes based on solid results framework that respond to emerging trends and country and donor priorities.
- Contribute to the process of establishing a functional governmental and non-governmental infrastructure capable of raising awareness on issues relevant to IOM’s mandate and Zimbabwe, promoting project/programme related activities, and strengthening upon existing referral structures through assistance mechanisms.
- Update regularly the Resource Centre at the office with appropriate and relevant external and internal resources.
Programme Monitoring and Assessment
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge of all programmes implementation in Zimbabwe.
- Liaise between IOM financial officials and programme managers to ensure that the latter are observant of financial requirements.
- Coordinates with the mission M& E focal point on directing and overseeing monitoring activities in order to generate data and inform/identify in advance implementation challenges, formulate solutions and ensure timely delivery of activities and services within the designated timeframe.
- Assist on Ensuring logical and efficient planning, deployment of monitoring staff to achieve data gathering objectives.
- Coordinates with programme coordinators/units to support drafting of regular progress reports to be submitted to the donor and Headquarters.
- Undertake duty travel relating to project/programme assessment, liaison with counterparts, problem solving, and new project/programme development, as required.
Chief of Mission Support
- Identify areas of programme implementation which require the Chief of Mission’s intervention.
- Assist on Preparing policy briefings in relation to the CoM’s liaison functions for the Government of Zimbabwe, senior partners, visiting delegations and donors, liaising with respective program managers for related organizational events and partner United Nations Country Team (UNCT) organizations.
- Assist on Ensuring adequate follow-up with mission staff in support of the CoM’s strategic input and key decisions, including oversight of the mission’s development of a country programme.
- Perform such other duties as maybe assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, Business Administration, International Relations, Law or a related field from an accredited academic institution with relevant professional experience.
• Excellent research, writing and organizational ability to meet deadlines and effectively multi-task;
• Field experience in the Migration or Development fields is a plus;
• Experience in Project design and government and donor liaison is a plus.
Fluency in English is required.
Diversity & Inclusion
At IOM we value and invite diversity into our workforce as we know it is one of the factors that make us qualified to deal with the complex issue of migration. We see diversity as one of our organizational strengths. Our aim is to foster an inclusive workplace where everyone treats each other (including colleagues and migrants) with dignity and respect.
At IOM we welcome applications from qualified individuals, irrespective of their race, religion, skin color, nationality, age, disability status, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family structure, mental health status, or any other characteristic. Our policies encourage a workplace free from discrimination and any form of harassment.
You can find more information at www.iom.int/diversity
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 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.
c) Must have a Master’s Degree
c) 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. 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)
• 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 monthly stipend to help offset costs. Travel costs will be covered.
• Please consider the cost of living in the Duty Station prior to applying.
• Applications must be submitted by 28 March 2019
• 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.
• The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.
• Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment or visa requirements and security clearances.
• No late applications will be accepted.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 28 March 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
For further information, please refer to:
In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.
From 08.03.2019 to 28.03.2019
Requisition: INT 2019/18 – Intern – Programme Support – Harare, Zimbabwe (55867821) Released
Posting: Posting NC55867832 (55867832) Released
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