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INT 2024 19 Intern - Cash-based Interventions (CBI) Support - Geneva, Switzerland
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
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Position Title: Intern - Cash-based Interventions (CBI) Support

Job Code: INT 2024 19

Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland

Classification: Intern, Grade Other

Type of Appointment: Internship, three months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 09 June 2024

Background Information

As a signatory to the Grand Bargain commitments and recognizing the flexibility, efficiency, and effectiveness of using cash-based interventions (CBI), IOM commits to institutionalizing and increasing the use of CBI as a modality of assistance across its activities. IOM views CBI as a modality for project delivery where cash transfers and/or vouchers are provided to individuals, households, or group/community recipients to directly purchase and access goods or services. IOM today has a varied CBI portfolio, reaching close to 3,9 million people in 112 countries.

The position is placed in the CBI Unit within the Department of Humanitarian Response and Recovery, the selected candidate will be based in Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland. The CBI Unit leads IOM’s effort to increase, coordinate, and standardize the use of CBI as a modality to deliver assistance across the organization and implement the IOM CBI Strategy 2022-2026.


The Intern - Cash-Based Interventions (CBI) Support will work under the overall supervision of the Senior CBI Officer and the direct supervision of the CBI Officer.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Collect, organize, and store practical tools, templates and guidance documents developed by the CBI Unit and IOM Country Offices and keep the online repository and relevant websites updated.
  2. Support the revision of tools and guidance documents and contribute to the creation of new harmonized tools and templates to be used by all missions implementing CBI, including with a focus on protection mainstreaming and other cross-cutting issues.
  3. Attend CBI-related meetings and forums; prepare talking points, briefings and meeting minutes when required.
  4. Support in planning, coordinating and documenting events, such as meetings, and contribute to capacity-building efforts, including webinars, workshops and trainings.
  5. Support in revising project proposals prior to endorsement when required.
  6. Compile information from IOM Country Offices on CBI and support in developing content and graphical design for reports, articles, guidance documents and presentations related to CBI in IOM.
  7. Conduct evidence-based research and literature reviews on new and innovative technologies with potential to improve the delivery of CBI and the use of CBI in preparedness, emergency, transition and recovery operations.
  8. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Training Components and Learning Elements

  • Strengthen professional skills to enhance office conduct by writing concise and clear communications, participating in productive meetings with colleagues and other stakeholders (e.g. drafting action points, following up, navigating challenges), and demonstrating commitment to team objectives.
  • Identify opportunities to contribute with comparative advantage to strengthen the overall operations of the CBI Unit by exploring with colleagues about ways to assist, applying personal skills against needs and shortcomings in the team, and learning new skills that are needed.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Humanitarian Affairs, Development Studies, Political Science, International Relations, or a related field from an accredited academic institution or another field of studies with the equivalent combination of humanitarian work experience.


  • Strong and demonstrable interest in humanitarian work;
  • Experience working with data analysis and reporting tools such as PowerBI and MicrosoftExcel;
  • Experience working with graphic and web design software is an advantage; and
  • Experience in research projects is an advantage.


  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Computer literacy in standard Microsoft Office tools;
  • Ability to timely understand the Organization’s structure and portfolios;
  • Proven ability to produce quality work accurately and concisely according to set deadlines;• Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team of colleagues of varied cultural and professional backgrounds; and
  • Working knowledge of graphic and web design software is an advantage.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish. All staff members are required to be fluent in one of the three languages.


For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish) is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.


Eligibility and Selection

In general, the Internship Programme aims at attracting talented students and graduates who:

  1. have a specific interest in, or whose studies have covered, areas relevant to IOM programmes and activities;
  2. are holding a scholarship for internship placements in international organizations and/or for whom internship is required to complete their studies; or
  3. are sponsored by governmental/non-governmental institutions and/or academia to work in specific areas relevant to both IOM and the sponsor.
  4. are either enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent) or have graduated in the last 12 months. e) are at least 20 years old.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and additional inquiries will only be addressed if the candidate is shortlisted.
  • Depending on experience and location, IOM provides a small monthly stipend to help offset costs.
  • Please consider the cost of living in Geneva prior to applying.

Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (

Required Competencies:

The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:


  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.
  • Integrity and transparency: Maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
  • Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
  • Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators

  • Teamwork: Develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results: Produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner. Is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: Takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own actions and delegated work.
  • Communication: Encourages and contributes to clear and open communication. Explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and background verification and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.

No late applications will be accepted.

This position is no longer open.