Position Title: Programme Officer (DTM)

Duty Station: Niamey, Niger

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: 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 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; 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 Chief of Mission (CoM) of Niger, the direct supervision of the Migration Data & Research Coordinator, and in close coordination with the Data & Research team in the Regional Office of West and Central Africa in Dakar, the successful candidate will be responsible for monitoring and coordinating activities linked to IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) programme in Niger and other activities closely linked to DTM that are managed by the Migration Data & Research Unit (MDR).

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate the implementation of the DTM program and contribute to the development and implementation of other relevant migration data & research activities.

  2. Provide technical inputs for the development of the DTM strategy in close collaboration with the Migration Data & Research Coordinator.

  3. Train relevant staff on the use and implementation of data collection tools; track progress and check that deadlines are met.

  4. Support the design of surveys and assessments, and the development of DTM products;

  5. Supervise the organization and deployment of field missions by DTM staff in close coordination with the management of field offices, field project assistants, and procurement and logistics to ensure the smooth and effective implementation of project activities.

  6. Monitor data collection in the field through missions and liaise with government counterparts,UN agencies and NGOs, in close coordination with the Migration Data & Research Coordinator.

  7. Analyse information from the field and prepare maps that demonstrate conditions and needs in areas affected by population displacement.

  8. Analyse DTM data and provide feedback to the database assistant for any inconsistencies. Draft the regular DTM report, population movement analyses, emergency tracking (ETT), and other outputs.

  9. Facilitate the mainstreaming of protection considerations across DTM operations, with a special focus on gender, Gender-Based Violence (GBV), and children.

  10. Facilitate the integration of the principles and commitments of Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) and Protection Against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) in the DTM programme.

  11. Organize trainings and workshops for IOM staff, humanitarian partners and government officials on project activities related to DTM.

  12. Maintain working relationships with relevant governmental authorities, UN agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), relevant Humanitarian Country Team cluster leads, academic institutions, and other stakeholders on technical issues relevant to the DTM Programme. Participate in relevant meetings, events and conferences to facilitate an understanding of displacement and return data.

  13. Supervise the Reporting Assistant in the MDR unit to help ensure that DTM products meet donors’ and other actors’ needs.

  14. Contribute to the development and maintenance of organized databases and narrative reports of all information collected on return and movements.

  15. Check that data protection and governance are in line with IOM Data Protection guidelines.

  16. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in International Relations, Political Science, Statistics, Information Management, Computer Science 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 in development and implementation of the DTM or similar assessment and information management activities; management and coordination of information flows, data management including collection, storing, processing, and analysis, research and report writing;

• Experience in relevant issues such as migration, displacement, and humanitarian assistance and knowledge of Internally Displaced Person (IDP) protection issues;

• Ability to provide capacity building to staff at an operational level in humanitarian emergencies and/or major data collection operations;

• Experience and skills to analyze statistical information; Expertise on data processing and analysis software (MS-Excel, MS Power BI, R, SPSS, Tableau or others.);

• Experience using two or more of the following tools: Access, Visual Basic, Java, ASP, SQL; and

• Experience in handling geo spatial data and knowledge of GIS software is an advantage.


• Ability to compile and holistically analyze diverse datasets;

• Knowledge in advanced data visualization and information design skills;

• Knowledge of the context in Niger and Sahel region is an advantage.


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 and French is required (oral and written).

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).

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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