Intern – Policy, Governance and Liaison Unit At International Organization for Migration

Position Title : Intern – Policy, Governance and Liaison Unit

Duty Station : Home based

Classification : Intern, Grade Other

Type of Appointment : Internship, six months

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 02 May 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

Due to its economic, geographical and geopolitical situations, Egypt is facing migration movements of different natures and different people, from and to the five continents. Over the last 25 years, IOM has continuously enlarged its engagement in new fields of concern encompassing a wide range of activities in many programmatic areas such as: labour migration and human development; counter-trafficking; technical cooperation on migration management; migration health; emergency and post-crisis migration management; and resettlement.

The Policy, Governance and Liaison unit of IOM Egypt country office, at the cross-section between programmatic operations and national and international counterparts’ liaison, is composed of 8 people and is in charge of supporting the mission to building synergies both internally and externally. The unit is in charge of supporting and facilitating knowledge development and coordination, of building on operation activities to feed policy reflection and strengthening synergies with UN and development and stakeholders. This encompasses information and data analysis, project development, monitoring and evaluation, donors’ and partners’ liaison, communication and capacity building activities.


Under the overall supervision of the Head of the Policy, Governance and Liaison and direct supervision of the Project Development and Reporting Officer and the Liaison Officer, the successful candidate will support the Policy, Governance and Liaison Unit and be responsible for the following tasks:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Supporting the preparation of briefs, factsheets, comprehensive reports, and other written productions to ensure timely dissemination of information on migration management issues in Egypt to the donor community, United Nations (UN) agencies, relevant non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and any other stakeholder.
  2. Supporting the research and identification of potential IOM Egypt programmatic opportunities and the development of new project proposals in line with IOM’s institutional and country-specific expertise, policies and strategies.
  3. Supporting communications and public information activities coordinated by the mission’s Public Information Officer.
  4. Supporting the organization and implementation of trainings, coordinated by the Liaison Officer, as well as any other capacity-building activities implemented within the Unit.
  5. Supporting in liaising with IOM counterparts in order to strengthen their support for priority issues; including initiating pro-active outreach efforts, disseminating materials, undertaking appropriate follow-up action and analysing and reporting on impact.
  6. Perform such other relevant duties as may be assigned.

Training Components and Learning Elements

As an integral part of the IOM assignment the intern will:

• Develop a field and hand-on experience on migration challenges in a key region and country which receive and send migrants from/to the 5 continents.

• Familiarize with the diverse range of operation activities IOM Egypt is performing.

• Be able to draft and finalize concept notes and project proposals, using the IOM logical and legal framework.

• Be able to draft and finalize knowledge products such as analysis on migration-related challenges in the region, privileging data and evidence-based approach.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


University degree in Economics, International Relations, Business Administration, the Social Sciences, Law, Development Studies, International Affairs, or a related field from an accredited academic institution.


• Experience in development cooperation context, multilateral organization and/or in migration field is an asset.


• Strong organizational and coordination skills to support the unit in its coordination mission;

• Ability to draft/develop clear and organized paper and reports;

• Autonomous and innovative in problem solving;

• Demonstrated skills as a team player.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic 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

This internship position is available for 2021 as part of IOM’s Diversity and Inclusion Internship Program. A main condition is that applicants should be citizens of countries which are not part of the OECD-DAC. In other words, this internship position is open to applicants from the Global South.

In 2021 Diversity Internships will be done remotely (teleworking). Interns will receive a monthly stipend, plus an amount to cover office and internet costs.

IOM strongly encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, LGBTI+ individuals, persons belonging to indigenous or tribal peoples, or ethnic minorities. We strongly suggest you mention in your application your belonging to any of the aforementioned groups. All information will be treated confidentially.

If you would like to explore all vacancies that are part of the ‘Diversity and Inclusion Internship Program 2021’, please go to:

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.

This internship programme will be supporting the mission in IOM Cairo, Egypt. As this will be a teleworking opportunity and will be required to overlap with the duty station, please consider the time difference in the duty station prior to applying.

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

1 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 02 May 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 12.04.2021 to 02.05.2021

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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