Migration Response Centres Internship at IOM


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Launched in December 2016 with funding from the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, the EU-IOM Joint Initiative on Migrant Protection and Reintegration 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. The Joint Initiative covers and closely cooperates with 26 African countries in the Horn of Africa, the Sahel and Lake Chad, and North Africa.


In the Horn of Africa, the Joint Initiative (JI-HoA) commenced in March 2017 with the overall objective to contribute to facilitating orderly, safe, regular and rights-based migration through the facilitation of dignified voluntary return and the implementation of development-focused and sustainable reintegration policies and processes.

The target countries for the JI-HoA are: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan. Amongst the key mechanisms through which IOM provides support in managing migration flows and in providing assistance to vulnerable migrants is the establishment and operationalization of Migrant Response Centres (MRCs).


MRCs are physical spaces in which vulnerable migrants receive direct assistance such as shelter, medical care and assisted voluntary return or are referred to partners for assistance. MRCs have originally been designed as “one-stop-shops” for the provision of information and referrals and serve as a tool through which migration data is collected.

The successful candidate will work as part of the Regional EU-IOM Joint Iniative team, under direct supervision of the Regional MRC Officer, the overall supervision of the Deputy Regional Coordinator of the EU-IOM Joint Initiative in the Horn of Africa, and in coordination with relevant units in the IOM Regional Office for the East and Horn of Africa. In this role, the successful candidate will assist the coordination of the MRCs in the region.


The successful candidate will follow IOM COVID-19 guidelines and attend office as soon as IOM permits.


Under the direct supervision of the Regional MRC Officer and working closely with the JI HOA team the recruited intern will be required to;

  • Support with the organization of stakeholder meetings, including by preparing inivtations, agendas, taking notes and preparting reports.
  • Support the continuous improvement and roll-out of the MRC Information System from a programmatic perspective, including by ensuring that all tools are correctly reflected in the system in a userfriendly-manner, contextualized to the various MRC contexts and translated into the relevant target languages.
  • Assist with the development of communication material on and IEC material for MRCs, including by preparing and coordinating the contents as well as coordinating translations and design.
  • Support with the oversight of the external development and roll-out of a regional MRC M&E Framework, including with regards to logistical coordination with the service provider and initial review of draft deliverables (tools, reports, training material,…)
  • Support with the drafting of monthly reports on MRC activities and review of monthly MRC reports submitted by country offices.
  • Assist in the day-to-day coordination and support of country offices on MRC related matters.
  • Support the roll-out of the regional MRC strategy, by assisting country offices in the organization of country-level consultation workshops and consolidating the outcomes.
  • Assist with information requests to and from country offices and other stakeholders.
  • Undertake travel duties as and when required.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Political Sciences, Migration Studies, or a related field.
  • One (1) year of relevant work experience.
  • Experience on working and/or researching on migrant protection and assistance.
  • Strong writing and coordination skills.
  • Familiarity with information management systems, M&E, reporting, and communication.
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office suite
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a diverse team.

Fluency in both written and spoken English is required. Working knowledge of French would be an added advantage.

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: ronairobihrdrec@iom.int

CLOSING DATE: 28 November 2021

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Please click here for 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: 15.11.2021 to 28.11.2021


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