Global Crisis Response Platform Intern At International Organization for Migration

Position title : Global Crisis Response Platform Intern

Duty Station : Home based

Classification : Intern

Type of appointment : Internship, three months

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Organizational Context and Scope

Under the general supervision of the Head of the Preparedness and Response Division, and reporting to the Business Analyst, GCRP, in close coordination with staff members in the Department of Operations and Emergencies (DOE) and Donor Relations Division (DRD) as well as in the Information Communications and Technology Division (ICT), the incumbent will be responsible for the provision of assistance and support for the Global Crisis Response Platform (GCRP) (

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Support to GCRP development

  1. Support the review of the funding received process and progress towards automation
  2. Support the development and initial implementation of GCRP-related reporting
  3. Support the development of capacity building initiatives to enhance the quality, reliability and consistency of CRPs and related funding received
  4. Support the process of collecting internal feedback on the GCRP
  5. Support other GCRP development-related tasks as required for other enhancements as they are identified

Support to Platform maintenance

  1. Support the process of updating the funding received figures on the GCRP, liaising with colleagues accordingly.
  2. Ensure IOM flash appeals are uploaded on the GCRP as soon as they are finalized, and verify whether flash appeals are aligned to relevant CRPs.
  3. When new CRPs need to be added to the GCRP, monitor and support the workflow process and conduct the final editorial review of new CRPs to ensure alignment with the IOM Style Guide and GCRP Guidance.
  4. Undertake a monthly review of inter-agency plans and maintain the list in IOM’s corporate system to facilitate the automation of data gathering.
  5. Liaise with relevant colleagues to flag any issues noted in relation to the Platform.
  6. Support other maintenance tasks related to the GCRP as required
  7. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in International Relations, International Development, Political or Social Sciences and/or or a related field from an accredited academic institution; or
  • University degree in the above fields.

Experience and Skills

  • Excellent writing and editorial skills in English.
  • Knowledge of the crisis response sector, knowledge of IOM is an advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work independently.
  • Familiarity with web content creation and update, knowledge of Drupal an advantage
  • Experience working with international humanitarian/development organizations, non-governmental institutions/organizations.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish. For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge in 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 assessment.


Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

  • 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

  • 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.

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.

f) only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and additional enquiries will only be addressed if the candidate is shortlisted.

g) depending on experience and location, IOM provides a small monthly stipend to help offset costs.


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 send their CV and motivation letter to no later than 09 December 2021 by indicating ” Global Crisis Response Platform Internship Application” in the subject of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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