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SVN 2018/208 (P) - Programme Support Officer (DTM) (P2) - Kabul, Afghanistan

Kabul (Afghanistan)

Position Title Programme Support Officer (DTM)

Duty Station :Kabul, Afghanistan 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 : 19 September 2018

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, Cook Islands, Cuba, Cabo Verde, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Grenada, Guyana, Iceland, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Saint Lucia, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, Sao Tome and Principe, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa


Under the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator (Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM)), the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting and assisting the Programme Coordinator (DTM) with project development, management, coordination and implementation. S/he will also be responsible for monitoring and contributing to all external and internal reporting obligations arising under the DTM project, as well as conducting relevant research, review of secondary data, and recommending the commissioning of additional research projects to fill existing information gaps.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1. Support the Programme Coordinator (DTM) in project development activities, including but not limited to preliminary preparation of project interim and final reports and drafting of project proposals, budgets, results matrices, and work plans.

2. Support the programme implementation, administration and monitoring and evaluation, tracking progress and following up on targets and deadlines.

3. Identify knowledge gaps and recommend opportunities for the development of new projects Page 1 / 4and the expansion of DTM data collection, research or reporting initiatives, consistent with expressed Government needs and IOM’s mandate and strategy in Afghanistan, including the drafting of guidance, frameworks, methodologies, new assessment forms, and operational standards for DTM programming in the field.

4. Support the recruitment, organization and deployment of DTM field teams, including logistics and procurement of DTM materials to ensure timely response.

5. In coordination with the Global DTM Team in Geneva and Regional Office Bangkok, produce regular reports of DTM’s core products, facilitating the unit’s delivery of quality reports and publications within the set deadlines.

6. Utilize InDesign, Excel, Power BI, ArcGIS or equivalent software to develop DTM public reports and information products, which include data analysis, maps and infographics, coherent report structure and appropriate contextualization.

7. Support the Unit’s analysis and reporting in response to ad-hoc information requests. 8. Ensure the harmonization of DTM data and reports with other DTM information products (interactive tools, website, social media presence, media outreach, maps, etc.). 9. Prepare presentations and contribute to dissemination of DTM information. 10. Uphold the integration of IOM’s data protection principles and best practices on humanitarian data protection and ethical use of data across all Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) data management, sharing and dissemination activities. Bring issues of non-compliance to the attention of the supervisor.

11. Support with supervision and trainings of the data collection teams on issues related to DTM, including definitions, numbers, trends, impact on host populations, protection concerns, and basic needs.

12. Work closely with IOM’s Public Information Unit to encourage and facilitate a strong DTM social media presence and its integration into IOM Afghanistan’s broader visibility and outreach outputs.

13. Support and represent the role and functions of the DTM programme within inter-agency Working Group activities.

14. Liaise with relevant external actors to provide information and guidance on DTM’s operational and analytical role, relevance and impact.

15. Undertake duty travel, as required and in line with prevailing security restrictions, related to project implementation, coordination and staff training.

16. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Business Administration, International Relations, Political Science, Communications, Demography, Social Sciences 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

Page 2 / 4• Experience working in international organizations and the humanitarian community; • Experience in project development, management, implementation, coordination, and monitoring and evaluation;

• Experience in data collection, research, and report writing;

• Experience writing technical requirements documents, translating/planning specifications to technical briefs for data capture/analysis, and compiling diverse datasets; • Strong computer background, including experience with relational databases, Microsoft applications, spreadsheets, word processing, GIS, graphic design and desktop publishing; • Experience in the development and implementation of population databases a distinct advantage;

• Experience in relevant issues such as migration, displacement, humanitarian assistance, reintegration and development would be an asset.


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Dari or Pasto is an advantage. Desirable Competencies:


• Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

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.


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 Page 3 / 4confirmation.

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. How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 19 September 2018 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 06.09.2018 to 19.09.2018

Requisition: SVN 2018/208 (P) - Programme Support Officer (DTM) (P2) - Kabul, Afghanistan (55638457) Released

Posting: Posting NC55638470 (55638470) Released

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: IOM - International Organization for Migration
  • Location: Kabul (Afghanistan)
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Migration
    • Refugee rights and well-being
  • Closing Date: 2018-09-19

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