Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, 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.
Pakistan, a country that hosts one of the five largest refugee populations worldwide as well as hosting migrant populations, has faced and continues to face complex human mobility and migration dynamics related to natural disasters, crises, development and climate change. Labour migration to and from Pakistan also constitutes an important aspect of mobility in the country. Today over 8,800,000 Pakistanis live abroad, with an estimated 4,000,000 Pakistanis in the Persian Gulf region. The nature of migration in the country poses a challenge not only to actors in the area of migration management but to migrants themselves. These challenges can also be exacerbated by a lack of migration data, which can lead to misperceptions of migration, its impacts and the design of necessary policy and interventions. Understanding data and information gaps, designing supplementary targeted data collection initiatives and ensuring dedicated research and analysis will provide better insights to address these challenges.
The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Regional Evidence for Migration Analysis and Policy (REMAP) project was developed in response to the critical need to collect and analyze information on human mobility in, to and from Pakistan and to contribute to evidence-based development programming and to enhance national and regional (migration) policy development. To achieve this, DTM REMAP project aims to establish a comprehensive data collection and analysis infrastructure in Pakistan, as well as work with government agencies/offices, research institutions/individuals, and local, national, and international actors implementing humanitarian and development programing to: (i) improve understanding of the (internal) human mobility and migration dynamics, drivers, modalities and vulnerabilities and (ii) increase national and regional interoperability and harmonization of data collection initiatives.
The successful candidate will have the following duties and responsibilities:
- Assist in researching and drafting dashboards, flash information sheets, papers and reports describing and analyzing the human mobility of Pakistani and Afghan nationals inside the country and across international borders.
- Assist in compiling, analyzing and visualizing human mobility data within Pakistan for DTM REMAP reporting purposes.
- Assist with the development of weekly, monthly and quarterly DTM REMAP products including weekly newsletters, monthly and quarterly project update report compilations and any other reports or info sheets.
- Assist in and monitor day-to-day policy developments and debates within the partner institutions and organizations and provide information to the DTM REMAP Team accordingly.
- Aid in the development of relevant information databases and tools including but not limited to the DTM REMAP project, sector related activities, mapping, and software tools.
- Assist with the management of social media and online web-outlets related to DTM REMAP.
- Assist in organizing meetings, seminars, workshops and training as needed.
- Provide administrative support as required.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Eligibility and Selection
This internship aims to attract talented students and graduates with a specific interest in, or whose studies have covered, areas relevant to IOM’s programmes and activities; especially migration/human mobility data analysis, migration theories and research and migration policy and planning. Interns must be between 20 and 36 years of age and should have less than two years of relevant work experience. The internship is only open to Pakistani nationals.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
- Either students approaching the end of their studies and preparing a thesis, or recently graduated;
- Advanced English writing and communication skills is a must.
- Ability to adapt to an international, multicultural and multilingual environment;
- Good communication skills and ability to work in a team;
- Familiarity with computer programs, including MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher);
- Knowledge regarding quantitative statistical (social science/human mobility/migration) data analysis
- Familiarity with data analysis and visualization programs (e.g. PowerBI, ArcGIS or QGIS, Stata, SPSS, Knowledge of R, Tableau) will be considered an advantage;
- Webpage as well as database development and management skills will be considered an advantage;
- In-depth knowledge regarding econometrics will be considered an advantage.
Fluency in English
Applications should include:
- a cover letter, indicating the dates of availability and motivation to apply for this internship;
- a curriculum vitae;
- a duly completed IOM Personal History Form (may be downloaded at this link);
- 2-3 writing samples (any relevant topic).
Kindly submit the writing samples at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants will be contacted only if under serious consideration for the internship assignment.
We would encourage Female candidates to apply