International Organization for Migration NGO Internships in Mombasa - Kenya

International Organization for Migration NGO Internships in Mombasa - Kenya

Position Title :
  • Intern - Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism
    Duty Station :
  • Mombasa, Kenya
    Classification :
  • Intern, Grade OTHE
    Type of Appointment :
  • Internship, Six months with possibility of extension

    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 International Organization for Migration (IOM) is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.

    As the leading international organization for
    migration, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to: assist in meeting the
    growing operational challenges of migration management; advance understanding of migration
    issues; encourage social and economic development through migration and uphold the human
    dignity and wellbeing of migrants.

    IOM Kenya remains among the larger IOM missions in terms of programming, funding and staffing.

    While reliance on single large programmes have proven to be risky, the continued enhancement of Project Development, Implementation and Reporting remain as top priorities for the mission in an effort to continue diversifying its programming and donor base.


    Under the overall supervision of the Head of IOM Kenya Country Office (KCO) and direct
    supervision of the Head of Mombasa Sub-Office (SO), the successful candidate will support the
    implementation of projects on Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE).
    Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • The successful candidate will be provided with regular feedback on his/her performance and
    progress, with special attention granted to goal setting and overcoming challenges.
  • Under the overall guidance and supervision of Head of Mombasa SO, the successful
    candidate’s duties and responsibilities will include:
  • Assist in the implementation of C/PVE projects of the mission, and document best practices
    and lessons learnt.
  • Assist in project conceptualization and development and provide information by researching, information gathering and compiling relevant abstracts in coordination with the KCO Project Development Officer and Implementation Unit focal point.
  • Assist in liaising with Legal Department for Implementing Partners Processes for approval on
    grant agreements for UN, Government agencies and Local NGOs and CBOs, facilitate disbursement of funds and ensure accuracy of supporting documents, financial and narrative/ progress reports; assist in monitoring the implementation of agreed upon activities by project partners, as instructed by the supervisor.
  • Assist in drafting and compiling project and financial documents, donor reports.
  • Liaising with the Public Information Unit on visibility and media related issues, to submit
    quarterly reports, best practices and success stories.
  • Assist in monitoring and tracking programme budget, expenditure and pipelines.
  • Support and contribute to the preparation and finalization of narrative and financial reports on
    the project activities and progress.
  • Undertake duty travel, field monitoring and evaluation, and needs assessment visits to other
    parts of the country as may be required.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Training Components and Learning elements
    As an integral part of the IOM assignment the successful candidate will:

  • Gain experience in an international organization, including management and international cooperation activities, as well as understanding the dynamics of peace, humanitarian and development nexus.
  • Be able to prepare documents using the IOM logical and legal frameworks.
  • Participate in development of programs, projects, trainings and workshops related to different migration governance areas.
  • Gain experience in working with governmental, non-governmental and United Nations
    institutions in the East and Horn of Africa.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Peacebuilding, Conflict Prevention, Rural or Community Development
    Studies, Political Science, Social Science, or a related field from an accredited academic
    institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or
  • University degree in the above fields with four years of work experience.


  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural setting Capability to draft research, policy and other types of papers;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Ability
    to work effectively and harmoniously in a team of colleagues of varied cultural and
    professional backgrounds;
  • Ability to collect and analyse data on P/CVE, migration, youth and rural development;
  • Practical experience of how to multi-task, prioritize and work independently;
  • Computer/software literate, preferably knowledgeable in Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop with experience of maintaining a website are advantage;
  • Can engage in various Social Media platforms;
  • Advanced English writing, communication and negotiation skills.


  • 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.

    Eligibility and Selection

    In general, the Internship Programme aims at attracting talented students and graduates who:

  • have a specific interest in, or whose studies have covered, areas relevant to IOM
    programmes and activities;
  • 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.
  • Must have a Master’s Degree
  • 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
  • Please refer to the link below for a list of OECD DAC member countries:
  • All candidates who are from countries that are not enlisted are eligible to apply.
  • 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

    Desirable 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
  • 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.

    How to apply:
  • 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.
  • In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly
  • 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.
  • For more information and job application details, see; International Organization for Migration NGO Internships in Mombasa - Kenya

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