Intern – Migration Policy Research – Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva, Switzerland
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Intern – Migration Policy Research – Geneva, Switzerland

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Intern – Migration Policy Research – Geneva, Switzerland

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Assist with desk-based research tasks and communications/dissemination activities to support the preparation of research papers and reports for publication on a range of migration topics, including for the World Migration Report and the Migration Research Series.
  • Assist with the preparation of regular contributions for the research section of IOM’s website, IOM’s intranet and the Division’s internal newsletters.
  • Assist in the development of research project documentation, such as concept notes, project proposals, donor agreements and project reporting.
  • Assist with the preparation and conduct of the migration expert speaker series in HQ.
  • Respond to internal and external research queries as required.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Training Components and Learning Elements

The successful candidate will improve his/her knowledge of migration, research and writing skills in the specific context of an intergovernmental organization. He/she will be able to learn from both internal and external experts on migration at diverse occasions, including through the Division’s Migration Research seminar series, and to enhance his/her written and oral communication skills with diverse stakeholders.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in a field of study related to migration or other relevant social sciences courses (e.g. humanitarian affairs, development studies, political science, international relations or a related field) from an accredited academic institution with relevant professional experience.
  • Background in migration or strong understanding of migration issues;
  • Good experience in research and writing, including a record of publishing on aspects of migration;
  • Practical experience in how to multi-task, prioritize and work independently.
  • For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French, Spanish or other language is an advantage.
Closing date for applications 05 November 2019 before midnight.

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