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Migration Health Intern (Data) at International Organization for Migration (Lagos)


The International Organization for Migration (IOM) – 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Migration Health Intern (Data)

SVN No.: CFCV2022.28
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
IOM Classification: Intern
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Type of Appointment: Special Short Term (SST) 6 Months with possibility of extension


  • The IOM Internship Programme provides candidates with the opportunity to learn about IOM’s activities, to gain initial work experience, and/or gain knowledge on a broad range of migration technical areas and disciplines.
  • Under the overall guidance of the Migration Health Officer and the direct supervision of the Senior Medical Assistant, the interns will assist in supporting and contributing to data processing and management activities at the Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC) in Lagos, Nigeria.

Core Functions / Responsibilities
The interns will have the following Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform all the necessary data processing activities of the Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC), such as:
    • Assist in receiving and explaining the registration process to applicants.
    • Assist in checking applicant’s identity.
    • Assist in entering biodata of the applicants in the appropriate platform.
    • Assist in taking photos using a webcam and loading the image to the appropriate platform; and
    • Assist in the printing of medical forms, consent forms and other necessary documents.
  • Assist in performing analysis of key performance indicators, and various reports in the reporting tools.
  • Assist in generating data visualization products, including infographics, and maps
  • Provide general administrative and clerical support to the Migration Health Unit
  • Internship training components/learning elements:
    • Become familiar with the main issues in the field of migration health more broadly.
    • Acquire knowledge of data management activities and data integrity measures within the scope of Migration Health including quantitative data collection, analyses, and reporting
    • Become acquainted with the policies of IOM as an international organization, its multicultural environment, and its functioning, especially in the field of migration health
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

Educational Qualification

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Sciences, Information Management, Statistics, or related fields.

Experience & Skills:

  • Priority will be given to those eligible for the National youth service.
  • Experience in MS Package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint) would be an asset.
  • Ability to work effectively both on his/her own and within a team of varied cultural and professional backgrounds.
  • Willing to accept flexible work schedule.
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Typing speed of at least 60 words per minute.
  • Interest in Medical Data Management, medical statistics, or Health Informatics is an advantage.


  • Fluency in English is required (Oral and Written).

Required Competencies
The incumbent 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 wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintain 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 – behavioural indicators level 1:

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
  • This is a national position and only candidates residing in the country of the duty station within commuting distance will be considered.
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Applications via email to: [email protected] using Position Number “CFCV2022.28” as the subject of the email.
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Application Information and Notice

  • In order for the applications to be considered valid, IOM only accepts applications with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for application, addressed to “Human Resources, International Organization for Migration (IOM)” and with a subject line “CFCV2022.28. Lagos. Migration Health Intern (Data)”.
  • All applications should include a functional email address, mobile numbers, and detailed curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Position is open only to Nigerian National applicants and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training, or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

Application Deadline  14th March, 2022.

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