Position Title: Data Officer (Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM))
Duty Station: Erbil, Iraq
Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2
Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: 16 January 2023
Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, 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.
IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at www.iom.int/diversity.
Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.
For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:
- Internal candidates
- Candidates from the following non-represented member states:
Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Curaçao; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu
Second tier candidates include:
All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.
Under the overall supervision of the Head of Transition and Recovery Division and the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator (DTM) and in close coordination with National Information Management Officer for DTM, the successful candidate will be responsible for producing and generating DTM analytical products.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Participate in the analysis process of DTM products (reports, factsheets, dashboards, etc.) on a variety of topics, including evolving needs of a displaced population, migration dynamics, drivers, modalities, and vulnerabilities in Iraq.
- Contribute to the development of rigorous methodologies and assessment tools to fit both requirements at the country level and comparability of the collected data at the regional level.
- Conduct descriptive and inferential statistical analysis to facilitate the production of high quality DTM products.
- Contribute to the development of appealing and user-friendly data visualizations.
- Support and participate in DTM programme meetings and gatherings with partners/clusters to facilitate wide dissemination of DTM products.
- Closely collaborate with the Information Management team, DTM Officers, Reporting Officer, Graphic Designer and DTM partners to facilitate the timely implementation of activities.
- Provide trainings for the Rapid Assessment and Response Teams (RARTs) on relevant methods of data collection, definitions and trends.
- Ensure that data collection, storage, analysis, and dissemination are in line with IOM’s data protection principles.
- Undertake duty travel pertinent to the DTM activities.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
- Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Computer Science, Statistics, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or
- University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.
- Experience in applied data analytics and visualization using STATA, SPSS or R;
- Experience in data collection, research, and report writing;
- Experience in the development and implementation of population databases is an advantage;
- Experience in relevant issues such as migration, displacement, and humanitarian assistance would be an asset; and,
- Experience working in conflict and post conflict settings.
- Strong background in migration research;
- Strong communication and organizational skills;
- Strong computer background, including experience with relational databases, Microsoft applications, spreadsheets, and word processing;
- Familiarity with the Iraqi context or similar contexts is an advantage; and,
- Familiarity with programmatic issues surrounding relief to recovery transition, including good understanding of early recovery principles.
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).
For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of 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.
Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (https://whed.net/home.php).
Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:
- Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
- Integrity and transparency: maintains 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 2
- Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
- 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.
- 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.
Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
- Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.
- Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
- Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.
Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.
Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.
Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.
The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.
Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.
How to apply
To apply, interested applicants are invited to submit their applications HERE via the IOM e-Recruitment system by 16 January 2023.
IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment
From 03.01.2023 to 16.01.2023
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.
Requisition: SVN 2023 01 Data Officer (Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM)) (P2) Erbil, Iraq (57910253) Released
Posting: Posting NC57910254 (57910254) Released