Intern - Staff Development & Learning

Position Title : Intern - Staff Development & Learning
Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland
Classification : Intern, Grade OTHE
Type of Appointment : Internship, 6 months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 14 March 2017
Reference Code: INT 2017/09
Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration
and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM
is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by
providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
IOM is the leading organization in the field of migration and has a staffing complement of
10,000+ staff spread over 440 field offices throughout the world. Talent Management is seen as
a priority within the Organization and falls under the responsibility of the Human Resources
Management (HRM) Department. The Training Advisory Committee (TAC) is responsible for
providing overall direction and guidance on staff development and learning initiatives within the
Organization, ensuring organizational processes and priorities are supported.
In 2015, staff development and learning priorities were identified and include, but are not limited
• Framework for online training developed and piloting of a learning management system within
• Enhancing internal information on existing learning resources for IOM staff members;
• Focus on development of internal tools for learning and development.
Working as a member of the Staff Development and Learning Team (SDL), The Staff
Development and Learning Consultant will support the management and organization of
multiple IOM trainings in Geneva, in coordination with the Head of SDL.
The candidate will work under the overall guidance and supervision of the Head of Talent
Management, in collaboration with the Staff Development and Learning Officer, Department of
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
  1. Assist in the implementation and launch of the new Learning Management System. Provide
    administrative support for the pilot of the system;
  2. Support the logistics of training initiatives (e.g. training, retreats, online learning) within IOM;
  3. Provide monthly updates to the SDL Intranet page and support Intranet uploads;
  4. Contribute in the development of specific tools to support on-the-job learning options in IOM,
    such as shadowing, coaching, action learning, among other initiatives;
  5. Draft documents, reports, email responses, and other internal communication as requested;
  6. Provide support for the collection of training reports and other training statistical information in
  7. Perform such other responsibilities as may be assigned.
    Required Qualifications and Experience:
    • University degree in Education, International Relations, Business Administration, Social
    Sciences, Law, Development Studies, International Affairs or related discipline.
    • Experience working with academic and training institutions;
    • Computer literacy, especially database tools;
    • Strong organizational skills;
    • Ability to timely understand the Organization’s structure and portfolios;
    • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team of colleagues of varied cultural and
    professional backgrounds;
    • Proven ability to produce quality work accurately and concisely according to set deadlines;
    • Practical experience of how to multi-task, prioritize and work independently.
    Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.
    Desirable Competencies:
    • Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms
    • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders
    • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others
    • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
    • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services
    • Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of
    self and others.
    • Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of
    • Professionalism - displays mastery of subject matter
    • Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs,
    perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.
    • Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
    • Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs
    of IOM.
    Personal Development
    The incumbent will acquire knowledge in the area of Staff Development and Learning.
    He/She will also gain in-site experience in working with an international organization.
    Carte de Legitimation
    The Organization will obtain the ‘carte de legitimation’ for the duration of the internship for the
    selected candidate. A monthly stipend will be paid.
    • Applications must consist of a cover letter and personal CV or resume (as an attachment)
    • A monthly stipend will be paid.
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and additional queries will only be addressed if
    the candidate is shortlisted.
    • Depending on experience and location, IOM provides a small monthly stipend to help offset
    •Please consider the cost of living in Geneva prior to applying.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment
system, by 14 March 2017 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
For further information, please refer to:
In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on
your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.
Posting period:
From 01.03.2017 to 14.03.2017
ment & Learning - Geneva, Switzerland (54988782)
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