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Migration Health National Intern (2 positions)

Nairobi (Kenya)

I. POSITION INFORMATION SVN No:SVN/IOMSO/032/2015 Position: titleMigration Health National Intern (2 positions) Position grade:Paid Internship under IOM Contract Duty station:Nairobi, Kenya Duration: 6 months Job family: Migration Health Division (MHD) Organizational unit: Migration Health Division (MHD) Subject to rotation:No Reporting directly to Health Programme Coordinator Overall supervision by: Chief of Mission

II. ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT AND SCOPE Increasing new arrivals from neighbouring countries and access to newly liberated areas as well as protracted displacement and forced evictions in Somalia have ever more increased the humanitarian needs of the population. To that end, IOM has an increasing demand and responsibility to engage in supporting the Federal Government of Somalia, regional and local administrations in delivering peace and dignified life to the Somali population including vulnerable migrants and mobile populations such as internally displaced persons (IDPs).

With approximately 3.1 million people requiring humanitarian assistance and a lack of access to basic services for significant parts of the population, delivering humanitarian aid under complex political, economic, social and cultural environment, while also increasing the local, regional and federal governments’ capacity in service delivery and community-based recovery are essential to continue supporting Somalia in its transitional phase.

In this context, IOM Somalia has embarked on expanding its migration health profile, enhancing the field presence, exploring the new funding sources and schemes, and instituting a robust monitoring and evaluation framework; therefore seeking for national interns who are willing to learn from as well as assist the MHD Programme.

III. RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES 1. Provide requested administrative, logistics, financial and travel support to the MHD team in Nairobi and the field for the effective and efficient implementation of MHD programme in Somalia; 2. Assist compiling and reporting weekly epidemiological data to Health Cluster; 3. Assist maintaining in various programme tracking sheets; 4. Provide support to translation in visibility materials; 5. Perform any other relevant tasks as assigned by the Health Programme Coordinator.

IV. COMPETENCIES The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following technical and behavioural competencies

Behavioural a) Takes responsibility and manages constructive criticism; b) works effectively with all clients and stakeholders; c) promotes continuous learning; communicates clearly; d) takes initiative; e) plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility; f) contributes to a collegial team environment; g) incorporates gender related needs, perspectives and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation; h) works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM i) works well under pressure and meets tight deadlines.

Technical a) Able to handle sensitive situations and cultivate productive relationships; b) ability to maintain accuracy and confidentiality in performing responsibilities; c) Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills; d) Calm, diplomatic and demonstrate the ability to meet strict deadlines;


  1. Completed diploma/university degree or master’s degree in progress, preferably in health and developmental related field (public health, nursing, medicine, water resource management, etc.);
  2. Experience in working in Somalia or with Somali populations, an asset;
  3. Previous internship in international organizations, an asset;
  4. Willingness to develop a future career in humanitarian or developmental field especially in Somalia;
  5. High level of computer literacy (MS Office Word, Excel, Outlook).
  6. Excellent communication skills both oral and written.
  7. Ability to prepare clear and concise reports.
  8. Strong strategic, analytical and creative thinking skills.
  9. Ability to cooperate and coordinate with other units, implementing partners, NGOs and government departments, particularly in Somalia.
  10. Personal commitment, efficiency, flexibility and drive for results.
  11. Demonstrated gender awareness and gender sensitivity.
  12. Capacity to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from various professional background.
  13. Ability to work under difficult conditions and outside normal working hours while maintaining security awareness

VI. LANGUAGES Required English and Somali Fluent

Advantageous Arabic

Method of Application: Interested candidates should submit CV and a cover letter indicating the Vacancy Notice Number, with three professional references and contacts (email or telephone) to the: Send by email to:

Closing date: 29 December 2015


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  • Organization: IOM - International Organization for Migration
  • Location: Nairobi (Kenya)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Migration
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Security policy
    • Social Affairs
    • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Closing Date: 2015-12-29

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