Treasury Intern Opportunity at IOM UN Migration (Geneva, Switzerland)

Treasury Intern Opportunity at IOM UN Migration (Geneva, Switzerland)

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

Treasury Intern Opportunity at IOM UN Migration (Geneva, Switzerland)

Background Information

The Treasury Division forms part of the Department of Resource Management and is responsible for the custody and investment of IOM’s cash resources and all banking relationships and services.

Treasury is responsible for all liquidity, cash management and investment management in IOM. Treasury is increasingly tasked to provide practical support and lead strategical development for banking solutions across IOM.


Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Treasury, direct supervision of the Treasury Project Officer, and in cooperation with other colleagues of the Treasury division, relevant Field Offices and IOM Headquarters.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Assist Treasury to gather and analyze information from all missions related to their payment processing cycle, vendor management and the integration between Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and various banking platforms.
  1. Assist Treasury specific activities related to IOM Payment Hub project.
  1. Assist Treasury with projects related to automating Treasury system functionalities.
  1. Assist Treasury with system testing for new functionalities within relevant banking platforms and Treasury system.
  1. Assist Treasury with providing technical and end user assistance to missions using Treasury systems and or Treasury administrated banking platforms.
  1. Assist in documentation on Treasury system and Treasury processes for end users.
  1. Assist Treasury with daily operations such as Audit requests and back-up back office/

administrative activities.

  1. Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Treasury Project Officer and Chief of Treasury.

Training Components and Learning Elements

  • The Intern will gain experience in working in an international multicultural environment, within the United Nations system.
  • Collaborate and gain exposure to other HQ financial functions which are interlinked with Treasury.
  • Gain experience in HQ treasury and banking activities related to an International Organization, including cash/liquidity management and Foreign Exposure (FX) exposure management.
  • The Intern will acquire technical knowledge of corporate banking platform administration and end user support.
  • The Intern can also access online training courses at the disposal of all IOM staff.
  • The Intern will engage with international offices around the world and gain country experience related to treasury funding and activities.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • University degree in Accounting, Computer Science, Engineering, Treasury or any related Finance/Information Technology (IT) discipline.


  • Practical experience of how-to multi-task, prioritize and work independently;
  • Practical experience with data management, data entry and maintaining data accuracy;
  • Practical experience in problem-solving skills.


  • Adaptability and a willingness to learn new technologies and practices;
  • Have a basic understanding of financial concepts, treasury operations, payment processing to assist with system and process navigation;
  • Sound knowledge of the usage of a Treasury management system and Treasury functions;
  • Sound knowledge of payment types within a country;
  • Proactive problem solver to deal with technical challenges and resolving issues;
  • High level of computer literacy, excellent knowledge in Microsoft applications, banking platforms and notepad ++ an advantage;
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team of colleagues of varied cultural and professional backgrounds;
  • Proven ability to produce quality work accurately and concisely according to set deadlines;
  • Good analytical, proactiveness and problem-solving skills.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French, Spanish or Arabic 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.
  5. are at least 20 years old.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and additional enquiries 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

DEADLINE: 19 November, 2023

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