Switzerland: Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Project and Reporting Support Intern – Paid Internship

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 13 Aug 2017

The intern will work under the direct supervision of the Global Coordinator CCCM, DTM and Shelter, and under the overall supervision of the head of IOM’s Preparedness and Response Division (PRD) to support the work of IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) system.

  1. Assist in writing and proofreading DTM documents and reports including but not limited to analytical and statistical reports, displacement profiles, weekly newsletter, monthly compilation, etc.

  2. Support the analysis of DTM data and the production of reports at global, regional and country levels

  3. Support the development of DTM websites including report uploading, data cleaning and storage processes.

  4. Liaise with IOM’s field colleagues and partners on relevant DTM issues, tools and initiatives in coordination with the DTM global support team.

  5. Support DTM capacities building initiatives including but not limited to DTM global training, data management workshop, etc.

  6. Assist in project development tasks, including proposal drafting and project reporting of DTM projects in close collaboration with relevant IOM department/units.

  7. Attend meetings and event on behalf of DTM and follow-up on meetings’ action points.

  8. Provide administrative and logistical support when needed.

  9. Assist with the translation of a variety of documents, when needed.

  10. Perform such duties and travels as may be assigned by the direct supervisor or Head of PRD.

Desirable qualifications


Advanced degree from an accredited academic institution in a field of study related to migration or other relevant social sciences (e.g. humanitarian affairs, development studies, political science, international relations or a related field), or the equivalent combination of humanitarian work experience in a related area.


Strong and demonstrable interest in migration and/or humanitarian issues; Excellent research, writing, communication and analytical skills; ability to prepare clear and concise reports; personal commitment, efficiency, flexibility; ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team and with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds under tight deadlines; good level of computer literacy.


Excellent communication skills in English (written and oral) and either French or Spanish. Knowledge of another UN language an advantage.

How to apply:

Interested candidates must submit cover letter (maximum one page) and updated CV (max. two pages) in PDF format to dtmrecruitment@iom.int no later than 13 August, 2017.

NOTE: The candidates for internships at IOM must be under the age of 36 years old.