International Organization for Migration (IOM)

IOM Global Migration Data Analysis Centre


Description of assignment title: Support the Human Resources Team of IOM Germany CO with Recruitment Outreach and Employer Branding

Assignment country: Germany

Expected start date: Invalid Date

Sustainable Development Goal: 17. Partnerships for the goals

For how many hours per week will the volunteer be required?

11 – 20

Host entity: International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Type: Online

Duration: 12 weeks

Number of assignments: 1


Mission and objectives

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leadingUN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental andnon-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for thebenefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.


IOM in Germany is providing several career opportunities for its projects and is seeking to improve the volume and quality of applications received. IOM’s HR plan is to create a succession planning strategy and for this, is working on increasing its employer brand visibility on social media and with universities or other educational institutions. HR is also developing a job posting strategy to better target potential applicants in the various fields of work offered within the mission (administrative and operational positions) and for this reason HR department needs a volunteer that will contribute to the efforts of mapping educational institutions and job boards and create attractive social media content and posts that are related to IOM’s mission, work flexibility and culture.

Task description

This is a short-term task which will liaise between the Outreach, Media and HR teams. This Online Volunteer assignment will assist the HR Team in mapping universities and professional societies in Europe (Psychologist, Social Worker, Law, International Relations etc.) and create attractive social media posts shared to these institutions with the goal to increase IOM Germany’s employer visibility. Under the overall supervision of the Senior HR Assistant and direct supervision of the Recruitment Focal Point, the successful candidate will be responsible for mapping online job boards relevant to humanitarian and administrative positions in Germany and Europe, collecting information on posting modalities, pricing, and target audience. The incumbent will also map universities across Germany and support the Recruitment Focal Point in establishing partnerships. Finally, the incumbent will support the creation of content and posts on IOM Germany’s social media channels to support its recruitment activities. The volunteer will have access to the Onboarding and Knowledge Management Platform of IOM Germany and will participate in daily HR meetings as part of the HR team. The online volunteer will gain insights on the structure of an international organization, its projects and activities as well as exposure in an organized HR environment. The volunteer will also benefit on communications level, as the selected candidate will be in contact with various partners and potential collaborators in the country of Germany and abroad.


Required experience

Prior experience in HR, employer branding, communication with institutions and/or mapping and former working experience with creating social media content would be considered an asset.


English, Level: Working knowledge, Required German, Level: Working knowledge, Desirable

Other information

Inclusivity statement

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.