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 VN 2017/164 (P) - Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Officer (P3) - Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva (Switzerland)

Position Title Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Officer

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification :Professional Staff, Grade P3

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, One year with possibility of extension Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 02 August 2017

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 environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

1. Internal candidates

2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Botswana, Belize, Congo, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Maldives, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Vanuatu, Samoa


The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has been IOM’s main operational tool for tracking and monitoring the movements and evolving needs of displaced populations since 2004. It has been systematically deployed in medium to large-scale humanitarian response operations in the last five years, including in all Level 3 emergencies. During 2016, DTM has been active in over 40 countries, tracking and monitoring over 14.5 million displaced persons worldwide. The DTM Support Team, based in headquarters, assembles expertise in operations and coordination, methodology and concept development, mapping and Geographic Information Systems, statistical analysis, database and application system development, and data and information management. The support team has been critical in providing remote and onsite support to DTM field implementation. The team provides a full range of support from the initial development and setup to continuous support on operations, staff deployment, data management, mapping, database systems, and development of information products. At the global level, the team is striving to enhance the DTM by working on multitude of initiatives exploring further integration of innovative technologies, improving capacity building components, and designing more streamlined processes.

Recent significant scale up of both DTM operations in the field and global development initiatives requires further strengthening of the global DTM Support Team to ensure effective and efficient implementation of global projects as well as to maintain and keep improving the quality and expansion of DTM in the field.

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Preparedness and Response Division (PRD) and the direct supervision of the Human Displacement and Mobility Expert, the successful candidate Page 1 / 4will be responsible and accountable for programme management and implementation support to DTM global initiatives and field implementation worldwide. Further, s/he will work closely with Regional and Country Offices to setup DTM country operations, support to address implementation issues, and contribute to efforts in sustaining the DTM operations in the field. Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1. In coordination with IOM missions in the field and IOM Regional Offices: • Advice, initiate, and lead the design and setup of new DTM field implementations. This include leading the program design, stakeholder liaison and project development, setting up management and staffing structure, expert deployment, training, and roll out of activities. • Regularly monitor all DTM implementations in the field, identify potential issues, needs and gaps, and opportunities, and advice/action accordingly on necessary steps to sustain and expand DTM operations.

• Coordinate effective and efficient workflows between DTM Field Implementations, DTM Regional Support Team, and DTM Global Support Team.

2. Coordinate DTM Support Team activities and deployment in relation to support to DTM operations in the field, including on data management processes, production of information products, and operational activities.

3. Lead the operational implementation and global/regional coordination aspects of the DTM global projects management, specifically on enhancing regional convergence of data collection, analysis and dissemination through the Displacement Tracking Matrix.

4. Develop global guidance, frameworks, and documentation of methodologies and operational standards for IOM DTM programming in the fields.

5. Design, develop, plan, and lead the global DTM Training programmes for internal and external participants. This includes to conduct regular evaluation and continuous improvements to the training modules and materials.

6. Research, analyze and evaluate new value-added processes in relation to DTM operational strategies in the field and introduce new innovative approach and processes to increase effectiveness, efficiency, and quality of DTM implementation globally.

7. Represent IOM or global DTM Support Team at and liaise with relevant counterparts through operational or technical meetings, workshops, and working groups as necessary in relation to DTM programming, at global level and in the field.

8. Review and provide expert advice of IOM project/programme proposals that include DTM component or any other human displacement and mobility data management aspects at HQs, Regional and Country office level to ensure consistency with relevant priorities and programmes of global DTM strategies.

9. Travel to field missions when necessary in doing the responsibilities mentioned in previous points of the terms reference.

10. Perform such other related duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


Page 2 / 4• Master’s degree in Information Management, Social Sciences or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or • University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience. Experience

• Extensive experience in design, setting up, managing, and coordinating DTM implementation and field operations;

• Extensive experience in development of DTM strategic and operational planning, DTM project development, liaison with all stakeholders including government counterparts, humanitarian partners, donor agencies, and various internal IOM programme units.

• Direct experience in the design, development, and implementation of field data management cycle, from panning to reporting.

• Experience in coordinating activities at global, regional and cross-regional level. Languages

Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Spanish and French is an advantage. Desirable Competencies:


• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms; • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders; • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others; • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience; • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services; • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;

• Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism - displays mastery of subject matter;

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;

• Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions; • Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.


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.

Page 3 / 4The 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. How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 02 August 2017 at the latest, referring to this advertisement. For further information, please refer to: In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 20.07.2017 to 02.08.2017

Requisition: VN2017/164(P)-Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Officer(P3) -Geneva,Switzerland (55123787) Released

Posting: Posting NC55123789 (55123789) Released

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  • Organization: IOM - International Organization for Migration
  • Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Mid level
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  • Closing Date: 2017-08-02

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