Data Visualization and Analysis Intern Career Opportunity in Nairobi, Kenya

International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Data Visualization and Analysis Intern



Vacancy Number: CFA/IOMSO/005/2022

Duty Station: IOM Somalia in Nairobi, Kenya

Type of Appointment: International Internship

Duration of Contract: 9 months

Organizational Unit: Community Stabilization

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 13 December 2022

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.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Only external candidates will be considered for this vacancy. This is a request for Curricula / expression of interest for Internship. Applications from all gender candidates are encouraged.


Since the formation of the Federal Government of Somalia, the country has made significant progress towards restoring peace and security. However, significant destabilizing factors remain. These include, most notably, the extant presence of violent extremist group al-Shabaab, particularly in rural areas; recurrent and unresolved clan, land and resource-based conflicts; weak and nascent institutions; and the internal displacement of more than 2 million individuals. Whilst the transition, recovery, and development needs of Somalia, after almost 3 decades of civic conflict and violent extremism remain a long term, if not generational process, such progress will be unachievable in the absence of solid foundations for peace and security, particularly at community levels.

Within this context, IOM is building on its existing stabilization programming and will be working further to support stabilization efforts in newly recovered, unstable, and fragile areas in South and Central Somalia: Jubaland, South West State, Hirshabelle, and Galmudug. This is done through IOM’s programmes including, but not limited to, two EU-funded stabilization programs: Stabilisation Support to Fragile Areas of Somalia II, which is locally named Daryeel; Breaking the Climate-Conflict in Galmudug; through IOM’s USAID-funded Stabilization project called Through Education Program (STEP) in Jubaland and South West State; through the UN Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) funded joint FAO-IOM project, and others asneeded. IOM’s programs harnesses the stabilization gains made by previous IOM stabilization programs (EU IcSP Phase I and Somalia Stabilization Initiative) and aim to contribute to stabilization efforts in Somalia through creating conditions for restoring trust among communities, and between communities and local leadership, thereby re-building the social contract between Somali citizens and state institutions, and providing a bridge to longer-term development interventions within this context. As part of Community Stabilization toolkit, the Community-Based Planning (CBP) and Matching Grant Mechanism will be implemented across the different projects. The Community-Based Planning is an inclusive and participatory gender- and age-sensitive context analysis that aims to understand, amongst others, resources and resource-based challenges, the different actors and stakeholders, seasonal livelihoods, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, common vision, and community priorities. The Matching Grant Mechanism entails a funding scheme that incentivises cooperation between community groups and boosts collective action and encourages social cohesion. The funding scheme will support public projects that are promoted by communities (towns or villages). It also aims to foster the collaboration and dialogue between communities and government authorities at the district level

IOM is therefore recruiting an intern, under the overall supervision of the Community Stabilization Program Manager, and the direct supervision of the Research and Program Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the support functions for the Community Stabilization programme.

In general, the Internship Programme aims at attracting talented students and graduates who have a specific interest in, or whose studies have covered areas relevant to IOM programmes and activities.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Assist in producing graphs, templates, factsheets, and maps using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting in coordination with the Community Stabilization Unit (CSU) team.
  2. Assist in developing dashboards to curate and visualize COSI and other program data using the ArcGIS Esri platform.
  3. Assist in developing different templates that can be used to visualize COSI data, including graphics and maps that can be easily understood by both specialized and non-specialized audiences.
  4. Assist CSU team in conducting literature/desk reviews and stay abreast of migration related data products covering the region, in order to validate and contextualize COSI and other CSU report findings.
  5. Assist in engaging external and internal data users (bilaterally or through workshops) to improve the way CSU products are utilized.
  6. Assist in the improvement of methodology and tools to be used by CSU, as well as the design of new data collection exercises when relevant.
  7. Assist in capacity building of CSU teams and external partners on data collection and analysis.
  8. Assist in the development of project proposals, project updates and final reports to donors.
  9. Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Required Qualifications and Experience


  • University degree or/and Master’s degree in in social sciences, development, data science, economic policy, econometrics and operations research, or a related field


  • Experience in conducting research, including reporting and presenting findings;
  • Sound knowledge of and experience in quantitative methods for social science research;
  • Good understanding of migration and humanitarian frameworks;
  • Experience with international humanitarian organizations, non-governmental or governmental institutions/organizations in a multi-cultural setting is an asset.


  • Excellent command of written English;
  • Demonstrated facility working with STATA to analyze and visualize data sets;
  • Demonstrated facility with graphic design, publishing software that includes making maps and infographics;
  • Knowledge in the usage of office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and knowledge of spreadsheet and data analysis
  • Ability to create and manage dashboards on the ArcGIS Esri platform;
  • Ability to work under pressure while maintaining attention to detail.


Fluency in English is required (oral and written)

Required Competencies


  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • 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.

Core Competencies

  • 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 action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.


Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit CV and a cover letter indicating Call for Applications Number (CFA No.), Position Title and the Duty Station with three professional referees and their contacts (both email and telephone) to:

Posting period:

From 30.11.2022 to 13.12.2022