As an international organization with a global mandate, IOM aims to maintain an equitable geographical balance among its staff. We welcome applications from all nationalities, but at the moment we are making special efforts to attract nationals of Member States from which we currently do not have international staff members.

IOM currently has 175 Member States. Non-Represented Member States are Member States which are currently not represented in IOM at the international category. 

Applicants from Non-Represented Member States are considered first-tier candidates, which means they are considered at the same level as internal applicants; therefore, they have an advantage over applicants of other nationalities.

First-tier candidates are:

  1. Internal candidates
  2. External female candidates (for position at P-4 and above grades)
  3. Candidates from the following non-represented member states as of April 2024:

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas (The), Barbados, Botswana, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Comoros, Congo (The), Cook Islands, Dominica, Fiji, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Holy See, Iceland, Kiribati, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Namibia, Nauru, Palau, Sao Tome and Principe, Solomon Islands, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, Suriname, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu


What is IOM doing to reach out to nationals of Non-Represented Member States?

Career Fairs for Nationals from Non-Represented Member States

IOM regularly organizes career fairs exclusively targeting nationals from Non-Represented Member States who are interested in working for IOM. The events involve IOM’s HR experts from diverse backgrounds engaging with participants on one-ton-one discussions. The aim is to provide information about career opportunities as well as detailed advice about CVs, Cover Letters and interviews.

If you, or someone you know, is a qualified professional in search of a rewarding international career in IOM, an international organization part of the United Nations System, please attend one of our events, which will be advertised on IOM's official LinkedIn page.

The Career Fair involves live interactions between candidates interested in knowing more about or working for IOM and HR experts in IOM’s Virtual Booth. During the event, IOM will provide information about the Organization on its booth as well as engaging with candidates in a series of live webinars.

Here, candidates can hear about different experiences from staff with diverse backgrounds, positions and field of expertise.


Under-Represented Member States at IOM

With the aim of increasing the diversity of its workforce, IOM is also making continuous efforts to increase the representation of its less represented Member States in the Professional staff category. The list of Under-Represented Member States as of April 2024 can be found below:

Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belize, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Central African Republic, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guyana, Hungary, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Maldives, Malta, Republic of Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Papua New Guinea, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, Tajikistan, United Republic of Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Uruguay, Viet Nam.

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