Intern – Migration Multi-Partner Trust Fund (Migration MPTF)

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Closing date: 13 Oct 2021

Position Title: Intern – Migration Multi-Partner Trust Fund (Migration MPTF)

Duty Station: Home based

Classification: Intern, Grade Other

Type of Appointment: Internship, six months

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 13 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.


Background Information

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is responsible for coordinating and providing the secretariat for United Nations Network on Migration (the Network), which was established by the UN Secretary-General to ensure effective, timely and coordinated system-wide support to Member States in the implementation, follow-up and review of the Global Compact for Safe,

Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM). The Network consists of members of the UN system (Member States, agencies, funds and programs, NGOs and civil society) for whom migration is of relevance to their mandates.

Under the overall authority of the Director General of IOM in his capacity as Network Coordinator, the Network secretariat provides strong and operational support to the work of the Network and is responsible for monitoring effective implementation of the decisions taken by the Network, and alignment with the Network objectives and working principles.

The secretariat also houses the Fund Management Unit (FMU) of the Migration Multi-Partner Trust Fund (Migration MPTF). The Migration Multi-Partner Trust Fund

(Migration MPTF) is the first pooled funding instrument focusing on migration. It is a concrete demonstration of a multilateral commitment to strengthen international cooperation in the pursuit of principled and better governed international migration, placing the wellbeing of individuals at its core.

The FMU provides strategic, operational and administrative support to the Steering Committee of the Fund, and is responsible for the coordination and day-to-day management of the Fund. Approximately two years since its launch, the Fund is currently fully operational, with joint programmes on the ground, and many more in the pipeline.


The successful candidate will work under the overall supervision of the Head of the FMU and direct supervision of the Monitoring and Reporting Officer, in cooperation with other colleagues in the Network Secretariat. They will pursue the following duties:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Support in keeping track of concept notes and joint programme documents received, as well as in reviewing submissions per results-based management principles.

  2. Assist in monitoring joint programmes supported by the Fund, including reviewing submitted reports.

  3. Participate in the drafting of the Fund Annual Report, including consolidation of inputs, information and statistics received from joint programmes.

  4. Contribute to learning and exchange through the collection, collation, and dissemination of case studies, examples, lessons learned and best practices.

  5. Assist in developing Fund communication and public information materials.

  6. Support donor relations and communication through the preparation of briefings, updates and reports.

Training Components and Learning Elements

• Mentoring from experienced project manager.

• Learning on project management, especially Monitoring and Evaluation and knowledge management.

• Learning on GCM objectives and principles; fund management and governance structures.

• Adapt ways to connect to key stakeholders through communications.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


University degree in International Relations, Development Studies, International Law, or a related field from an accredited academic institution.


• Experience in monitoring and evaluation / knowledge management an advantage;

• Experience working for an international organisation an advantage.


• Excellent communication and writing skills;

• 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 is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish 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.

• 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.

• Please consider the cost of living in Geneva prior to applying.

Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (

Required Competencies:

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.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 13 October 2021 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information please refer to:

Posting period:

From 30.09.2021 to 13.10.2021

No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

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