Position Title: Regional DTM Information Management Officer
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P3
Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: 11 April 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.
Established in early 2018 at the Regional Office for East and Horn of Africa, the Regional Data Hub (RDH) aims to support evidence- based strategic and policy level discussion on migration through a combined set of initiatives. These include: strengthening regional primary and secondary data collection and analysis; increasing Information management capacity across countries; providing technical support to ensure harmonization and interoperability of key methodologies used to monitor population mobility; and the engagement of key stakeholders and governmental counterparts in migration dialogue and consultation.
Under the overall supervision of the Regional Director for East and Horn of Africa, and the direct supervision of the Regional Data Hub Coordinator, in close coordination with respective units in headquarters (HQs) and the Regional DTM Information Management Officer will coordinate displacement tracking and flow monitoring initiatives within the region, ensuring compliance with global standards, quality of country-level outputs and adherence to global/regional/country data-sharing procedures. They will also be responsible for leading the Information Management initiatives aiming to streamline data management and analyse mixed migration movements, trends, and its characteristics across the region. In particular, they will ensure regional consolidation of information and activities conducted at country level under various Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) programmes and related information management initiatives, and expand such activities where required, to increase understanding of forced migration movements and migration corridors.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Support the design, setup and roll out of new DTM initiatives and capacity building activities in accordance with global standards and methodologies, in close coordination with the global DTM support team and Global Data Institute (GDI).
- Support missions in the adaptation of IOM DTM methodologies, standardized tools, implementation approaches and Information Management mechanisms to fit requirements at country level, while ensuring compatibility and efficient workflows with DTM global data standards and central data warehouse.
- Support implementation of control mechanisms for compliance and quality standards of implementation, output, and deliverables at regional and country levels, in coordination with the global DTM support team.
- Manage the technical aspects of Regional Data Hub (RDH) Information Management (IM) initiatives and ensure synergy of various related tools and systems development at the regional, country, and Headquarters (HQs) level.
- Lead the data management processes of the regional data warehouse and ensure that the various data sources are up-to-date and available to inform analysis and sharing.
- Coordinate the development methodologies and of the tools for various mixed migration data including the regional and country level to support the data collection and management as needed by regional mixed migration and mobility programming.
- Manage RDH technical staff in assigning tasks and making sure their performances are optimized, including as part of the Migration Response Center Information System (MRCIS) and MiMOSA.
- Monitor and advice, on the production of information products in relation to regional and country-level mobility data sources, including, but not limited to, analytical and statistical reports, displacement and migration profiles, maps and other relevant products, to ensure their highest possible quality.
- Research, analyse and evaluate new applications related to information systems, to new technologies and processes to manage information in response to RDH needs.
- Develop and support, in coordination with country missions, operational partnerships with central and local authorities, service providers, agencies, and NGO partners to ensure effective implementation of DTM activities at national and district levels.
- Participate in relevant meetings and undertake duty travel relating to DTM operations assessment, liaison with counterparts, problem solving, and set up of new project/ programmes, as required; provide regular information update to relevant units and the global DTM support team.
- Ensure the integration of gender perspective and attention to specific needs of vulnerable populations such as pregnant women, persons with disabilities, the elderly, children as well as other highly vulnerable groups within all emergency and transition activities.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
- Master’s degree in Master’s degree in Computer Information Systems, Geography, Statistics, Demography, Social Studies, Economics 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 in information management, emergency humanitarian operations management and coordination of information flows, data management including collection, storing, processing, and analysing data to generate information products;
- In-depth knowledge of the latest technological developments in information technology and information systems;
- Demonstrated experience in leadership in the context of partnership building and consensual decision-making;
- Experience in advanced data visualization and information design skills.
- Experience with handling confidential data;
- Proven skills to analyse statistical information;
- Ability to formulate IM-related technical requirements and operating procedures;
- Ability to translate planning-specifications into technical briefs for data capture and analysis,and vice versa;
- Ability to compile and holistically analyse diverse datasets;
- Demonstrated team-building and information management skills;
- Demonstrated understanding of different data collection methodologies;
- Knowledge and understanding of relational data theory;
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of any regional language 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 five values:
- Inclusion and respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.
- 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.
- Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
- Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.
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 actions 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 leadership and professional potential.
- Empowering others: Creates an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
- Building Trust: Promotes shared values and creates an atmosphere of trust and honesty.
- Strategic thinking and vision: Works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
- Humility: Leads with humility and shows openness to acknowledging own shortcomings.
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 and who do not have prior experience outside the duty station’s country as staff member in the Professional category 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
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications HERE via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 11 April 2023 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
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
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