Durable Solutions Intern Opportunity with IOM Somalia

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Somalia


Durable Solutions Intern Opportunity with IOM Somalia

Position: Durable Solutions Intern

Reference: CFA/IOMSO/003/2023

Location: IOM Somalia, Nairobi, Kenya

Type: International Internship

Duration: Six (6) Months

Unit: Durable Solutions – Saameynta Unit

Application Deadline: 28 November 2023

About Us: Established in 1951, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) collaborates closely with UN, governmental, and non-governmental partners to promote humane and orderly migration. As a key UN agency in migration, IOM is committed to providing services and advice to governments and migrants worldwide.

Context: Somalia has witnessed gradual progress in restoring peace and security. IOM Somalia plays a pivotal role in supporting durable solutions to displacement through the Saameynta program, a four-year UN joint initiative. As the lead agency, IOM seeks a Durable Solutions Intern to contribute to Consortium Management Unit activities, focusing on Project Reporting, Communications, and Knowledge Management.

Core Responsibilities:

Program Management Support:

  • Contribute to overall UN Joint engagement.
  • Collaborate with knowledge partners, implementing partners, donors, and government stakeholders for adaptive programming.
  • Assist in the development of strategic plans, risk assessments, and mitigation strategies.

Relationship Building:

  • Foster relationships with various stakeholders, including governments, NGOs, and local communities.
  • Collaborate across departments and units within IOM to align projects with program goals.
  • Support knowledge management through the maintenance of project matrices and institutional memories.

Communications and Reporting:

  • Develop communications products showcasing Saameynta Joint Programme activities.
  • Aid in data collection, writing, revision, proofreading, and graphics to highlight program success.
  • Assist in the editing of donor reports and participate in the finalization process.

Meetings and Administration:

  • Prepare and execute internal and external meetings with donors, partners, and government.
  • Handle meeting logistics, including agenda preparation, minute-taking, and action point collection.

Learning Opportunities for Interns:

  • Gain on-site experience in an international multicultural environment within the UN system.
  • Understand IOM’s work in migration and sustainable development, including cooperation with government partners and UN agencies.
  • Acquire technical knowledge in reporting, diverse communications product development, and community-based programming.
  • Interact with multi-stakeholder constituents and internal/external partners involved in capacity building, communications, and knowledge-sharing activities.



  • University degree or master’s degree in International Relations, International Development, Humanities, Law, Political or Social Science, Business Administration, or a related field.


  • Six-month professional experience in M&E, reporting, data management, communications, research, strategic planning, or business administration.
  • Experience or internship with an International NGO or UN agency is an advantage.
  • Strong analytical, communication, and writing skills.


  • Report writing and proofreading experience.
  • Knowledge of Knowledge Management and research activities in Somalia or the region is advantageous.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and other office software packages.
  • Digital literacy, including knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud: InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop is an advantage.


  • Fluency in English (oral and written); Working proficiency in other UN languages is advantageous.


  • Inclusion and respect for diversity.
  • Integrity and transparency.
  • Professionalism.
Core Competencies:
  • Teamwork.
  • Delivering results.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge.
  • Accountability.
  • Communication.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their CV and a cover letter indicating the Call for Application number, Position Title, and Duty Station, along with three professional referees and their contacts, to: recruitmentsomalia@iom.int.

Application Deadline: 28 November 2023

10 Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

  1. Craft a Compelling Cover Letter:
    • Share your motivation, relevant skills, and alignment with the organization’s values.
  2. Tailor Your CV:
    • Highlight experiences and skills matching the job requirements.
  3. Research the Organization:
    • Demonstrate knowledge of IOM’s work and Somalia’s context.
  4. Showcase Adaptability:
    • Emphasize experiences that highlight your ability to thrive in a multicultural environment.
  5. Quantify Achievements:
    • Use metrics to quantify the impact of your previous roles.
  6. Demonstrate Technical Skills:
    • Showcase proficiency in tools like MS Word, Excel, and Adobe Creative Cloud.
  7. Highlight Language Proficiency:
    • Clearly indicate your language skills, especially in English.
  8. Express Commitment to Durable Solutions:
    • Align your career goals with contributing to durable solutions and humanitarian efforts.
  9. Emphasize Teamwork:
    • Provide examples of successful collaboration and teamwork.
  10. Follow Application Instructions:
    • Ensure your application follows the provided instructions to detail.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1: What is the duration of the internship?

A: The internship is for a duration of six (6) months.

Q2: Are language skills crucial for the application?

A: Yes, fluency in English (oral and written) is a requirement.

Q3: Can I apply without prior experience in an NGO or UN agency?

A: While experience is advantageous, applicants without prior experience are welcome.

Q4: How will applications be reviewed?

A: Applications will be reviewed based on relevance, skills, and alignment with the organization’s values.

Q5: Is proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud necessary?

A: Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud is advantageous but not mandatory.

Q6: Can I submit my application after the closing date?

A: Late applications will not be considered; ensure to submit before the deadline.

Q7: Are remote work options available for this internship?

A: The internship is based in Nairobi, Kenya; remote work options are not available.

Q8: What should the cover letter address?

A: The cover letter should address motivation, skills, and alignment with the organization’s values.

Q9: Is knowledge of Somalia’s context essential?

A: While not mandatory, knowledge of Somalia’s context is advantageous.

Q10: How will I know if my application is successful?

A: Successful candidates will be notified via the contact information provided in their application.

Application period: 15.11.2023 to 28.11.2023

Please write in English language.

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To apply for this job email your details to recruitmentsomalia@iom.int

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