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Position Title: Programme Coordinator (Displacement Tracking Matrix)

Duty Station: Erbil, Iraq

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: 03 November 2021

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

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; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros;Congo (the); Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People's Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; 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 Deputy Chief of Mission, the direct supervision of Head, Returns and Recovery Unit, and in close coordination with the Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa and relevant Programme Managers of IOM Iraq Country Office (CO), the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for management, coordination and implementation of the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Programme of Iraq CO.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Oversee and supervise the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Programme, including the emergency and durable solutions related monitoring of displacement patterns across the entire country of Iraq.

  2. Assess and set up DTM mechanisms, including mobility tracking, flow monitoring, site assessments and other information gathering systems. Design population tracking methodologies and other assessments tools in order to capture the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) and returnee movement trends.

  3. Supervise and coordinate the field data collection by the Displacement, Tracking and monitoring Unit through the Rapid Assessment and Response Team (RART) teams, ensure the correlation of the data collected to facilitate the mapping and analysis of displacement and return data for all the projects and programmes in the CO. Analyze DTM data and develop useful reports for internal and external stakeholders, including relevant Programme Managers and donors.

  4. Represent the DTM Programme in various coordination structures, including the Inter ClusterCoordination Group (ICCG), the Assessment Working Group (AWG), the Information Management Working Group (IMWG) and Durable Solutions coordination mechanisms, and provide timely population displacement data and analyses to critically inform the emergency response and durable solutions.

  5. Coordinate governmental capacity building activities in partnership with statistical offices and other government offices at the regional and federal level within the country.

  6. Work closely with the research team to design and implement large scale assessments and thematic surveys as per programme needs in coordination with other departments/units of Iraq CO, promote their dissemination and usage among humanitarian and governmental stakeholders.

  7. Coordinate the Information Management (IM) support to emergency and recovery operations related to the displacement crisis including on data management, production of information products, design and implementation of technological solution for IM purposes.

  8. Develop and organize appropriate trainings for Displacement, Tracking and Monitoring Unit staff on issues related to population movements, including definitions, numbers and trends, impact on receiving populations, human rights concerns, basic humanitarian and durable solutions needs.

  9. Ensure the integration of gender perspectives and attention to specific women/girl's and children's rights issues (vulnerable groups) within all IDPs/returnee activities, and promote the usage and dissemination of DTM Protection enhanced indicators through Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and other referral mechanisms.

  10. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Computer Science, Social Sciences, Information Management, Statistics, Geography, Demography, International Relations 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 or Disaster Risk management;

• Experience in the development and implementation of population database a distinct advantage;

• Experience in project implementation in a humanitarian context;

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

• Experience working on issues such as migration, displacement, and humanitarian assistance;and,

• Working experience in the Region is an asset.


• Proven ability to supervise, coach, and direct staff and manage operations in transitional contexts;

• Solid computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office package (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook);and,

• Knowledge of data protection guidelines and principles.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic 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 (

Required Competencies:

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.

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 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.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

This vacancy is archived.

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