IOM Community Stabilization Intern Jobs in Kenya

IOM Community Stabilization Intern Jobs in Kenya

  • Since the formation of the Federal Government of Somalia, the country has made significant progress towards restoring peace and security. However, significant destabilizing factors remain. These include most notably, the extant presence of violent extremist group al-Shabaab, particularly in rural areas; recurrent and unresolved clan, land and resource-based conflicts; weak and nascent institutions; and the internal displacement of more than 2 million individuals.

  • Whilst the transition, recovery, and development needs of Somalia, after almost 3 decades of civic conflict and violent extremism remain a long term, if not generational process, such progress will be unachievable in the absence of solid foundations for peace and security, particularly at community levels.

  • Within this context, IOM is building on its existing stabilization programming and will be working further to support stabilization efforts in newly recovered, unstable, and fragile areas in South and Central Somalia: Jubaland, Southwest State, Hirshabelle, and Galmudug.

  • This is done through IOM’s programmes including, but not limited to, two EU-funded stabilization programs: Stabilization Support to Fragile Areas of Somalia II, which is locally named Daryeel; Breaking the Climate-Conflict in Galmudug; through IOM’s USAID-funded Stabilization project called Through Education Program (STEP) in Jubaland and Southwest State; through the UN Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) funded joint FAO-IOM project, and others as needed.

  • IOM’s programs harnesses the stabilization gains made by previous IOM stabilization programs (EU IcSP Phase I and Somalia Stabilization Initiative) and aim to contribute to stabilization efforts in Somalia through creating conditions for restoring trust among communities, and between communities and local leadership, thereby re-building the social contract between Somali citizens and state institutions and providing a bridge to longer-term development interventions within this context.

  • As part of Community Stabilization toolkit, the Community-Based Planning (CBP) and Matching Grant Mechanism will be implemented across the different projects. The Community-Based Planning is an inclusive and participatory gender- and age-sensitive context analysis that aims to understand, amongst others, resources and resource-based challenges, the different actors and stakeholders, seasonal livelihoods, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, common vision, and community priorities.

  • The Matching Grant Mechanism entails a funding scheme that incentivizes cooperation between community groups and boosts collective action and encourages social cohesion. The funding scheme will support public projects that are promoted by communities (towns or villages). It also aims to foster the collaboration and dialogue between communities and government authorities at the district level

  • IOM is therefore recruiting an intern, under the overall supervision of the Community Stabilization Project Manager, and the direct supervision of the Community Stabilization Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the support functions for the Community Stabilization programme:

    Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Assist in editing/proof reading of documents throughout the Community-Based Planning and Matching Grant cycle including the Community Action Plans, the Expression of Interest, Project Annexes for the Matching Grant Agreements, and the Community Priority Project Proposals.

  • Assist in proper tracking and compilation of documents from the Community-Based Planning Cycle to Matching Grant.

  • Assist in reviewing language of selected community priorities to be included on fundraising platform

  • Assist in procurement related activities for the finalization of the Community Action Plan document and Matching Grant activities.

  • Assist in preparing PowerPoints presentation for the Community Action Plan document and Matching Grant activities.

  • Assist in developing communications products to showcase Community
    Action Plan document and Matching Grant activities, and other Community Stabilization activities as needed by assisting in data collection, development/writing, revising, proof reading, and graphics.

  • Assist M&E team to ensure proper monitoring of Community Action Plan document and Matching Grant activities, and other Community Stabilization activities as required by tracking outputs of the activities, beneficiary figures, and documentation of success stories.

  • Assist in data management of Community Action Plan document and Matching Grant activities and other Community Stabilization activities as needed to ensure that information is stored and easily accessible by assisting in collecting, arranging, and cataloguing information.

  • Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Required Qualifications and Experience


  • University degree in International Relations, International Development, Humanities, Law or a related field from an accredited academic institution with at least six months of relevant professional experience.

    Experience and skill

  • Six-month professional experience related to any of the following activities: M&E, reporting, data management, communications, research

  • Experience working or internship for an International NGO or UN agency

  • Excellent and demonstrable analytical, communication and writing skills.

  • Experience with international humanitarian organizations, non-governmental or governmental institutions/organizations in a multi-cultural setting.


  • Excellent command of written English

  • Experience in writing reports and proof reading

  • Knowledge of working on M&E and research activities in Somalia or the region is an advantage

  • Knowledge in the usage of office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and knowledge of spreadsheet and data analysis


  • Fluency in English is required (oral and written).

    Required 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.


  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa, and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

    How to apply

  • Interested candidates should submit CV and a cover letter indicating the Call for Application Number (CFA No.), Position Title and the Duty Station with three professional referees (preferably direct former/academic supervisors) and their contacts (both email and telephone) to:


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