Intern on humanitarian border management

Duty Station: 
Closing Date: 
Thursday, July 12, 2018

Terms of Reference

Classification, Position Grade: Internship (3 months, unpaid)
Duty Station: Amman- Jordan
Type of Appointment: 3 months
Organizational Unit: Emergency
This position is open for Japanese nationals only

Organizational Context and Scope
Due to the severity of the ongoing Syrian crisis, the Jordanian Border Authorities (BA) continue to have a large role in facilitating the delivery of humanitarian services and assistance at the Syrian-Jordanian border. Since 2014, IOM has delivered more than 40 specialized trainings (roundtable discussions, capacity building trainings and training of trainers) in the areas of Humanitarian & Integrated Border Management (HBM & IBM) for about 1,000 Jordanian officials involved in border management in Jordan, especially within the scope of the Syrian refugee crisis response.
Under the Japanese Government-funded project; “Enhancing the Capacity of the Jordanian Authorities through Targeted Infrastructure Support at their North-Eastern Border with Syria,” a needs assessment and a full capacity building program will be conducted. The intern will be required to contribute to the arrangements of the assessment and the training sessions including but not limited to, following up on logistical support and facilitation of the process, assisting with preparations for the field visits and participation in IOM relevant activities. The Intern will be working as part of the Syria Emergency Team at IOM Jordan to provide support in different areas of work related to the core functions of the unit.

• Contributing and assisting in collecting data from field activities related to the project;
• Assisting in drafting and proofreading reports, information sheets and other documents, as needed;
• Providing logistical support for IOM conferences, workshops, roundtables, field needs assessment study and other events related to the project;
• Assist in organizing visits of Japanese delegations to the borders and locations of various activities;
 Participating in meetings and working groups relevant to the work of IOM;
 Implementing any other tasks as needed.
Competencies (Behavioral and Technical)
• Excellent communications and writing skills in English
• Basic knowledge of the technical areas of work of the Emergency Unit
• Creative thinking and a solutions oriented approach
• Ability to work proactively and use own initiative
• Confident in producing work independently
• Ability to multi-task and work collaboratively with a team
Desirable Qualifications
Recent graduate (less than 2 years) or currently undertaking a post-graduate degree in political science, international relations, human rights or a related subject.
Knowledge of the humanitarian and/or development sector
Previous experience working or volunteering with refugees/migrant is an advantage.

How to apply

Interested Internal and external candidates need to submit their CV plus a motivation letter to by12 July 2018, indicating the vacancy number and position title as mentioned in the vacancy notice in the email subject line. Any application without this information in the subject line will be excluded from the applications.