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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

TweetThis! Project Development - Intern with IOM

Project Development - Intern
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Intergovernmental Organization

Closing date: 01 May 2009
Location: Kenya - Nairobi

1. Background Information
The intern will be placed at the Project Development and Implementation Unit in Nairobi.
One of the main functions of the Project Development and Implementation Unit (PDIU) is to enhance the functions of the Mission with Regional Function (MRF) Nairobi through project / programme development and implementation and effective coordination with IOM field missions within the East and Central African Region.

2. Objective of the assignment
Working under the direct guidance and supervision of the Regional Programme Development Officer, the intern will provide technical assistance and facilitation in the development and design of new projects / programmes to be implemented in Kenya.

The Intern assignments will include:
1. Consult and understand all relevant documents on IOM project / programme development and implementation.
2. Familiarize himself/ herself with IOM service areas and read the major guiding documents for each area as well as examples of projects implemented under each area. In particular focus on irregular migration, labour migration, forced migration, migration and development, assisted voluntary return etc.
3. Conduct a desk study including a review major (potential) donors’ country strategy papers for Kenya; identify synergies with IOM’s programme and make recommendations on further donor engagement.
4. Search for and study thoroughly available funding opportunities for future IOM project development.
5. Assist the RPDO in identifying and contacting potential partners among civil society, government of Kenya, and international organizations.
6. Accompany the RPDO in meetings potential donors and assist the PDIU staff in organizing larger donor meetings.
7. Design and maintain a resource mobilisation matrix, which contains all existing programmes as well as all potential programmes with remaining funding requirements.
8. Assist identifying potential programmes and formulate project proposals in the relevant IOM service areas by conducting background research, and preparing initial drafts and edit drafts following instructions from the RPDO and project development staff and according to required formats.
9. Draft internal and external reports, power point presentations or other documents and assist the PDIU staff in responding to requests for information from HQ, other missions or others.
10. Assist in editing and formatting all documents produced by the unit.
11. Perform other duties as maybe assigned from time to time

1. Updated resource mobilisation matrix IOM activities in Kenya.
2. Updated donor profiles.
3. At least one full project proposal developed by the intern from A to Z (under RPDO and PDIU staff supervision).

Personal development:
Acquire technical knowledge in the area of project development, including identification of programme needs and funding opportunities, drafting of project proposal, communication and liaison with partner organizations, UN agencies and government officials, donor relations as well as familiarity and understanding of thematic migration issues (in line with IOM service areas). Finally the intern will experience working in an international multi-cultural environment, with an intergovernmental organization and in a very dynamic and active team of colleagues.

5. Qualifications
1. A degree in political/social sciences in a relevant field (development studies, international relations etc.)
2. Familiarity with the political and general situation in the region and past work experience in Africa is an advantage
3. Proven experience writing and editing technical documents in English
4. Excellent written and spoken English (preferably at mother tongue level)
5. Working or volunteering experience with a humanitarian organization is an advantage
6. Excellent communication skills
7. General Skills/Disposition: curiosity, diplomacy and tact, flexible and able to adapt quickly to new, different environments, dynamic and results-driven, Team player, Proven analytical and drafting skills, capable of working under pressure, eager to learn
8. Working knowledge of MS Office and Internet applications.
9. Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

How to apply
Mode of Application: Submit resume and cover letter explaining reason for applying, with daytime telephone and email address to: International Organization for Migration (IOM), Human Resources Department, PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi – or – send by email to hrnairobi@iom.int
Candidates from Kenya and within the region highly encouraged to apply.

Please visit http://nairobi.iom.int to view other vacancies

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