Position Title : Data Analyst
Duty Station : Cairo, Egypt
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 : 20 January 2020
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:
1. Internal candidates
2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states: Antigua and Barbuda; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Djibouti; El Salvador; Fiji; Gabon; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Papua New Guinea; 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 Programme Coordinator and the direct supervision of the Regional Displacement Tracking Matrix Coordinator (DTM), the successful candidate will support the Regional Migration Data and Research Unit to enhance the data analysis and research capacity of the Regional Office (RO) in Cairo, undertaking primary data analysis, and supporting the design of quantitative methodologies for large scale assessments, ad hoc surveys, and other data collection exercises.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1. Support the DTM regional and country teams to analyse routine and ad hoc datasets and carry out population movement analyses.
2. Support in elaborating descriptive and predictive analyses of the displaced and migrant population datasets as per IOM and humanitarian partner’s needs.
3. Contribute a selection of indicators to monitor the evolution and characteristics of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), migrant crisis as well as to the design of information/reporting packages.
4. Assist in the interpretation of findings for research reports, briefing notes, policy papers, and other materials as required, for academic journal and other IOM publications.
5. Train and support staff in works related to DTM quantitative data collection, i.e. survey and assessment, and the data analysis. Contribute to the design of the new DTM training in data analysis and data visualization.
6. Support the country offices with new research and surveys; contribute to the design of the methodology for surveys and other assessments; support the design of the questionnaires/data collection tools; contribute to drafting research proposal and the preparatory phases of data collection.
7. Liaise with academic institutions and collaborating partners for the implementation of ad hoc surveys; liaise with Mixed Migration Hub (MHUB) colleagues and find synergies in the work of IOM/DTM and MHUB and capitalize on existing resources.
8. Participate to UN and other stakeholders technical working groups related to IM and statistical methodologies for data collection and representation.
9. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in 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.
• Work experience with the analysis of large datasets with a strong quantitative analysis component;
• Knowledge of migration-related issues particularly regarding the Middle East North Africa and Sub Saharan Africa;
• Experience in analysis of time series;
• Extensive experience in a variety of statistical software like SPSS, R, SAS, STATA;
• Ability to finalize survey findings’ tables and statistical reports;
• Experience with sampling methods, design and implementation of large surveys in countries with difficult access and little direct control on data collection and field operations;
• Experience in designing closed ended questionnaires;
• Additional degree or work experience in the displacement and migration field;
• Ability to present research findings to different pools of stakeholders (donors, governments, academics, practitioners, etc.) is an advantage;
• Ability to mentor and provide technical training to country office staff and local research teams on data analysis and representation.
IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.
For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic, French and/or Spanish is an advantage.
1 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.
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 20 January 2020 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
Posting period: to 20.01.2020
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.