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Madagascar: Intern - Programme Unit

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Madagascar
Closing date: 19 Dec 2017

Position Title : Intern - Programme Unit

Duty Station : Antananarivo, Madagascar

Classification : Intern, Grade OTHE

Type of Appointment : Internship, Six months

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 19 December 2017

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.


Madagascar became a member of IOM in 2001. Main activities in country to date have related to the preparation of National Migration Profile, assistance to vulnerable migrants, as well as provision of technical support and advisory to the Government of Madagascar (GoM) in the fields of Counter-trafficking, Labour Migration, Migration, Environment and Climate Change, Diaspora engagement, Immigration and Border Management, and Community Stabilization/DTM. As IOM deepens its partnerships with a number of Ministries, public entities, United Nations Agencies, and NGOs in Madagascar, the Mission seeks to recruit an Intern to support its programme Unit. The Mission of IOM in Madagascar also spearheads activities and representation of IOM to the Union of Comoros and the Seychelles.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission, the Intern will be tasked to assist him in the preparation and implementation of the activities and programmes led by the Mission. In particular, the Intern will responsible to:

  1. Provide support to the Chief of Mission, and to the other Staff members of the Programme

Unit in the implementation of their daily responsibilities;

  1. Assist in the preparation, organization, and facilitation of workshops and other meetings held by the Mission in relation to the implementation of its activities and programmes;

  2. Participate in technical meetings, working groups, workshops, and other coordination meetings related to the implementation of IOM activities and programmes; and /or to IOM’s partnerships with the Government of Madagascar, civil society organizations, the United Nations, or the diplomatic community;

  3. Prepare notes and background documents, on topics that relate to activities and programmes implemented by the Mission;

  4. Assist in the development, promotion of- and fund-raising activities for the IOM Country

Strategy 2018 – 2022 with donors in Madagascar;

  1. Lead the day to day implementation of the Country Communication Strategy;

  2. Perform other duties as may be necessary.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Completed university degree in Political or Social Sciences, International Relations/Development, Law or a related field with focus on project development communication and advocacy would be an advantage.


• Familiarity with migration-related topics.

• Advanced French and English writing, communication skills.

• Ability to quickly and effectively collect, analyze and present data.

• Computer/software literate, preferably knowledgeable in Microsoft Office.


Fluency in French and English is required. Working knowledge of Malagasy is an advantage.

Desirable Competencies:


• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms

• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience

• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.

• Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism - displays mastery of subject matter

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.

• Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions.


Personal Development

The incumbent will acquire technical knowledge in the Programme Unit . He/She will also gain in-site experience in working with an international organization.


• Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged.

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

• Depending on experience and location, IOM provides a small monthly stipend to help offset costs; please consider the cost of living in Antananarivo, Madagascar prior to applying to any such intership position.

• Previous candidates do not need to re-apply for this vacancy.

• No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply:

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 19 December 2017 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 06.12.2017 to 19.12.2017

Requisition: INT 2017/297- Intern - Programme Unit - Antananarivo, Madagascar (55275411) Released

Posting: Posting NC55275412 (55275412) Released