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, the private sector, and migrants.
IOM works in the five broad areas of migration management: migration and development, facilitating migration, regulating migration, addressing forced migration, and the implications of climate change on migration. Cross‐cutting activities include the promotion of international migration law, policy debate and guidance, protection of migrants’ rights, migration health and the gender dimension of migration. The key responsibility of the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) is to formulate regional strategies and plans of action and to provide programmatic and administrative support to the countries within its region. Several Regional Thematic Units are based at the ROAP to fulfill this responsibility.
The Emergency and Post Crisis (EPC) Unit in the ROAP focuses on ensuring IOM Missions in Asia and the Pacific are prepared to respond to Migration Crisis needs, aid decision-making related to humanitarian affairs, and strengthens partnerships with other organizations within and outside of the humanitarian architecture.
The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Regional Evidence for Migration Analysis and Policy (REMAP) project was developed in response to the critical need to collect and analyze information on (protracted) displacement and human mobility in, to and from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq and Pakistan and to contribute to evidence-based humanitarian and development programming in these countries and in the region.
Working under the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Manager of DTM REMAP programme based in Bangkok, Thailand the intern will support the concern unit for smooth implementation of ongoing work.
The successful candidate will have the following duties and responsibilities:
- Assist in researching and drafting dashboards, flash information sheets, papers and reports describing and analyzing human mobility of Afghan, Bangladeshi, Iranian, Iraqi and Pakistani nationals inside their countries and across international borders.
- Assist in compiling, analyzing, visualizing human mobility data within Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq and Pakistan for DTM REMAP reporting purposes.
- Assist with the development of monthly and quarterly DTM REMAP products including newsletters, monthly and quarterly project update report compilations and any other reports or info sheets
- Assist in monitor day-to-day policy developments and debates within the partner institutions and organizations and provide information to the DTM REMAP Support Unit accordingly.
- Aid in the development of relevant information databases and tools including but not limited to the IOM Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific DTM REMAP project, sector related activities, mapping, and software tools.
- Assist with the management of social media and online web-outlets related to the DTM REMAP project.
- Assist in organizing meetings, seminars and high-level missions as needed.
- Provide administrative support as required.
- Support day-to-day activities of the DTM REMAP project and IOM Regional office, undertake any other activities and support any other project activities as requested by the supervisor.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Training components and learning elements
- Gain in-depth knowledge on the migration data, displacement tracking matrix (DTM), emergency and post-crisis migration and displacement portfolio in Asia and the Pacific.
- Opportunities to attend e-workshops, e-meetings and/or e-webinars with internal and external counterparts and engage with staff at national and regional offices.
- Strengthen writing and information presentation skills, reinforcing learning.
- Utilize access to Staff Development and Learning online training courses and tools and take opportunities to develop skillsets and consolidate understanding as they arise.
- Understand IOM administrative systems and processes.
- Opportunities to discuss career planning and strategies for humanitarian work with IOM.
Eligibility and Selection
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. Interns must be between 20 and 36 years old and should have less than two years of relevant working experience. The Internship Programme is open to candidates of any nationality.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
- Either students approaching the end of their studies and preparing a thesis, or recently graduated;
- Able to adapt to an international, multicultural, multilingual environment;
- Good communication skills and able to work in a team;
- Familiarity with computer programs, including MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher);
- Advanced English writing and communication skills
- Knowledge regarding quantitative statistical (social science/human mobility/migration) data analysis
- Familiarity with data analysis and visualization programs, (e.g. PowerBI, GIS ARC, Stata, SPSS, Knowledge of R, Tableau) will be considered an advantage;
- Webpage as well as database development and management skills an advantage;
- In-depth knowledge regarding econometrics will be considered as an advantage
Fluency in English
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.
- Interns are granted stipend as per IOM policy as a partial contribution to accommodations and living expenses. Interns benefiting from an internship allowance or scholarship granted by his/her university or other sponsoring body that includes financial remuneration or credits for coursework will not be eligible for the stipend.
- Before commencing work, successful candidates will be required to obtain a fit-to-work medical certificate from his/her doctor and submit vaccination records.
- The Intern will be responsible for obtaining the necessary entry visa and arranging their travel to Bangkok. IOM will assist only in issuing documents required for visa processing.
- IOM only covers the Intern against occupational accidents and illnesses under the Compensation Plan (CP), free of charge, for the duration of the assignment. IOM does not provide evacuation or medical insurance for reasons related to non-occupational accidents and illnesses. The Intern is responsible for his/her own medical insurance for non-occupational accident or illness and will be required to provide written proof of such coverage before commencing work.
- Any work produced by interns during their internship within the framework of the duties assigned to them should be used for academic purposes exclusively. All economic and moral rights (copyright) pertaining to such work will remain the exclusive property of IOM.
- Interns are bound by staff confidentiality rules pertaining to their duties in IOM.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via e-mail to ROBangkokHR@iom.int . Please include the reference code ROBKK-CFA 2021-053 followed by your full name in the subject line and mention your preferred duration as mention above.
Applications should include:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Duly completed IOM Personal History Form (can be downloaded from http://thailand.iom.int/);
• 2-3 writing samples, optional (relevant topic of your choice).
Applicants will be contacted only if under serious consideration for the internship assignment.