The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the UN Migration Agency. With 174 member states it is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. Established in 1951 and now active in over 400 field locations worldwide, IOM works with partners, government and civil society to:

  1. Assist in meeting the operational challenges of migration and mobility
  2. Advance understanding of migration issues
  3. Encourage social and economic development through migration; and
  4. Uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants (including Internally Displaced Persons, refugees, asylum seekers), and mobile populations.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and External candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy.
IOM’s Regional Office for the East and Horn of Africa supports and monitors the following countries: Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Through a team of specialists, the Regional Office supports the development, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of projects and initiatives undertaken by country offices and regional programmes.

The Migrant Protection, Return and Reintegration Programme (MPRR) supported by the European Union assist migrants along key migration routes in Africa with Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration. It enables migrants who decide to return to their countries of origin to do so in a safe and dignified way, and to help them restart their lives in their countries of origin. This is done through an integrated approach to reintegration that supports both migrants and their communities. In the Horn of Africa, the MPRR programme covers Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, and Sudan.

The successful candidate will work as part of the Regional MPRR team, under direct supervision of the Regional MPRR Support Officer, the overall supervision of the Regional MPRR Coordinator, and in coordination with relevant units in the IOM Regional Office for the East and Horn of Africa.


Under the direct supervision of the Regional MPRR Support Officer the recruited intern will be
required to;

  1. Support with the organization of stakeholder meetings and trainings, including by preparing inivtations, logistics, taking notes and preparing reports.
  2. Support the implementation of regional initiatives on return and reintegration.
  3. Support activities linked to the regional coordination of Migration Response Centres, including the MRC Information System, MRC M&E Framework, MRC PSEA Network, and MRC Strategy.
  4. Asisst with the development of communication and IEC material, including by preparing and coordinating the contents as well as coordinating translations and design.
  5. Support drafting of programme reports and review reports prepared by country offices.
  6. Support with the timely and adequate filing of documents in line with donor and institutional requirements and in close coordination with country offices.
  7. Assist in the day-to-day coordination and support of country offices.
  8. Support with the compilation of information and perform small research tasks as needed.
  9. Assist with information requests to and from country offices and other stakeholders.
  10. Perform other duties as may be assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Development, Social Sciences, Political Sciences, Migration Studies, or a related field.
  • 1 year relevant experience on working and/or researching on migrant protection and assistance.
  • Familiarity with information management systems, M&E, reporting, and communication.


  • Strong writing and coordination skills.
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office suite
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a diverse team.


Required: Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French; and/or any other UN Official language is advantageous.

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit CV and a cover letter indicating the Call for Application Number
(CFA No.), Position Title and the Duty Station with three professional referees and their contacts (both
email and telephone) to:

CLOSING DATE: 29 January 2023

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Please click here to access the Call for Application.


NO FEE: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) does not charge a fee at any stage of
the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, process or training). IOM does not concern
itself with information on applicants’ bank details.

Posting period:

From: 19.01.2023 to 29.01.2023