Position Title : Project Officer (DTM)
Duty Station : Bentiu, South Sudan
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 : 24 March 2019
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, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Iceland, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the), Saint Lucia, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Suriname, Sao Tome and Principe, Kingdom of Eswatini, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa
Under the overall supervision of the Head of Operations in South Sudan, the direct supervision the Programme Coordinator (Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) and the administrative supervision of the Head of Sub-Office, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting all operational aspects of DTM operations in Bentiu in close coordination with the IOM South Sudan DTM team.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1. Support oversight and team management for the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Programme in Bentiu.
2. Contribute to the development and maintenance of data collection tools, methodologies and standard operating procedures to facilitate operations.
3. Monitor Bentiu-based Biometric Registration, Verification, and Authentication operations and guide the implementation of other DTM components such as Flow Monitoring, Mobility Tracking, and Surveys based on context and displacement analysis and in line with humanitarian and transition stakeholder priorities.
4. Undertake capacity building, field support and monitoring missions to maximize performance of DTM field activities.
5. Collaborate closely with IOM staff from other programme units and humanitarian and transition partners to optimize the utility and impact of DTM, particularly in relation to rapid response missions, programme planning and linkages to transition programming, including integration of protection and cross- cutting indicators.
6. Liaise with relevant Government of South Sudan authorities including the Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (RRC), United Nations Mission in South Sudan. (UNMISS), United Nations (UN) agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), donors and other stakeholders on matters related to displacement data collection and management.
7. Contribute to drafting of DTM reports and provide contextual information through which to situate the primary data collected.
8. Ensure information sharing and dissemination of DTM products to all relevant channels in line with Data Protection Policies.
9. Ensure compliance of the information management systems and infrastructure as per IOM IT policies, standards and best practice for high performance, reliability and information security.
10. Participate in and present information at coordination meetings, including the Inter-Cluster Working Group (ICWG), related to DTM. Consult with field partners on priorities to better adjust DTM programming to partners’ information needs.
11. Contribute to the development of project proposals, project updates and final reports to donors, as well as to the drafting and tracking of project budgets and financial requirements as required.
12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in International Relations, Political Science, Business or Public Administration, Humanitarian Affairs, Conflict Studies 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.
• Previous experience on Displacement Tracking and Monitoring, Capacity Building and Information Management is a requirement; • Previous experience with biometric registration processes a strong advantage; • Professional experience in coordinating multi-cultural teams and field-based staff;
• Previous experience working in hardship duty stations;
• Computer knowledge use including Microsoft Office, Google Earth and ability to use internet and email;
• Knowledge of Open Data Kit (ODK), KoBo Collect applications, BRaVe and use of personal digital assistants (PDAs);
• Familiarity with mobile data collection technologies and Global Programme Support (GPS);
• Familiarity with South Sudan and/or East and Central African political and cultural context;
• Excellent communication skills, efficiency and flexibility;
• Ability to work under pressure; Attention to detail and quality and capacity to meet deadlines.
IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.
For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.
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.
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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 24 March 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
For further information, please refer to: http://www.iom.int/cms/en/sites/iom/home/about-iom-1/recruitment/how-to-apply.html
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.