Programme Support Intern – “State of Migration in East and Horn of Africa Report”


The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the UN Migration Agency. With 173 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 and mobile populations.
    IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and External candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.
    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.
    IOM Member States have called for IOM’s policy capacity to be strengthened, including in the recent MOPAN evaluation. The need for the Organization to be well-equipped in this area has been further increased by recent developments, not least the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the Global Compact for Migration, IOM joining the UN system, and IOM’s new role as Coordinator and Secretariat of the UN Network on Migration (the Network).

Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Regional Director and direct supervision of the Senior Policy and Research Officer, the successful candidate will support the administrative and logistics aspect of a flagship report, “The State of Migration in East and Horn of Africa Report”, which aims to be a leading reference document on migration in the East and Horn of Africa Region with strong relevance to policy.


  1. Work on administrative and logistics aspect of the “The State of Migration in East and Horn of Africa Report”.
  2. Organize internal and external meetings such as authors’ follow up meetings, workshops/seminars/launching event of the report and other related dissemination events. As part of this, the candidate is expected to take minutes and assist in preparations of workshop reports.
  3. Interact with authors, editors, editorial advisors, reviewers, publishing company and other relevant stakeholders.
  4. Process of payments including honorarium for authors, reviewers and publication company.
  5. Undertake all other tasks as may be assigned.


  • Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with 1 year of experience in a relevant field.
  • Experience supporting teams with complex coordination tasks, including maintaining a calendar, taking succinct minutes, and coordinating deliverables against tight deadlines.
  • Experience working in a diverse, international, and fast-paced environment.
  • Desired, but not compulsory: experience supporting the development of complex publications.


Fluency in English and Kiswahili (oral and written).

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit CV and a cover letter indicating the Position Title and Vacancy Number with three professional referees, and their contacts (both email and telephone) to International Organization for Migration (IOM), RO Human Resources Department, via e-mail:

CLOSING DATE: 01 March 2022

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Please click link more details


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: 16.02.2022 to 01.03.2022