IOM Celebrates International Migrants Day

As the world observes International Migrants Day this year, we are drawn to stories of social cohesion which are as varied and unique as each of the 272 million migrants living new lives and building new communities in every corner of the globe.

From the Syrian barber plying his trade in Turkey, to the classical musicians from Venezuela performing with peers in their Dominican Republic orchestra, we witness the promise that is released when migration is well-managed and handled with dignity for all. We see what comes from the syntheses borne by new arrivals adapting to traditions in their new communities. We see those communities flourishing as locals welcome the new into their midst.

This is more than a goal or a theory. This is the enduring, continuing reality of migration that has shaped humanity on this planet for millennia. Migrants go forth in search of safety or opportunity or a chance to reinvent themselves through education. They seek lives free from prejudice and discrimination. The societies that welcome them evolve for the better—becoming ever-changing communities open to the future we cannot escape, and that we resist at our peril.

We learn together, create together, work together, sing, dance and play together. We live together. That is the meaning of International Migrants Day, and its message. The International Organization for Migration salutes migrants and the communities they join, the communities they remake through their mutual effort. 

We salute them and we support them, and pledge to make the future we believe is arriving for all of us. #WeTogether.


Client Service Assistant


Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1. Provide client services to applicants at all times, in full compliance with the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) contractual obligations and service standards;

2. Assist in providing information to the applicants: distribution of forms and checklists; provision of accurate and timely replies to applicants’ enquiries through phone, email, chat and in person; assistance and guidance with value added services;

National Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Officer

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Office (HoO) in Lesotho, and close coordination with the Regional M&E Officer, Regional Project Development & Reporting Officer, and Regional Thematic Specialists (RTSs) for Southern Africa, as well as project and finance staff in IOM Lesotho, the incumbent’s overall responsibility will be to provide technical support on M&E, PD and Reporting to the project coordinators in the mission for all ongoing and new projects.

Specific duties include but not limited to:

M&E / reporting

R-UNSDG and CADRI Partnership Multi-country Facilitator for Eastern and Southern Africa


The objective of this assignment is twofold:

(1) to facilitate the CADRI Partnership engagement in Eastern and Southern Africa by assisting planning and delivering joint capacity development services in selected countries (50%).

(2) to support other R-UNSDG inter-agency initiatives, as requested by IOM Regional Director, acting R-UNSDG ESA chair (50%).


Programe Assistant

  1. Context:

    Under the direct supervision of the Head of Office for Mauritius and Seychelles, and in coordination with relevant units at the Regional Office for Southern Africa (RO), the incumbent will be responsible to support the preparation, implementation and monitoring of programme’s and projects’ activities and participate in the overall daily office operations and administrative processes.

    Core Functions / Responsibilities:

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