Data & Research Unit Coordinator

Position Title: Data & Research Unit Coordinator

Duty Station: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P3

Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 06 August 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.

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; Barbados; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Dominica; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Holy See; Iceland; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Tonga; Tuvalu; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.


Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM), and in coordination with the Senior Program Manager and the relevant Programme Managers and Heads of Sub-Offices, as well as the Regional Data and Research Unit in Costa Rica Regional Office, the Data & Research Unit Coordinator will be responsible for the management, coordination, and implementation of all activities related to the collection, analysis, and dissemination of migration data as well as the management and coordination of research on different migration and displacement topics in Haiti and the data and knowledge in Haiti. The successful candidate will also ensure the technical and programmatic support to the Government on Haiti with regard to strengthening national migration data systems.

They will be responsible for the development of a country-wide strategy on migration data, in line with IOM’s global strategy on migration data and research, in close coordination with migration data specialists in the Regional Office in Costa Rica, IOM’s Global Migration Data Centre (GMDAC) in Berlin, and the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) support team and IOM Headquarters.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Project development/management & resource mobilization:

  1. Develop a resource mobilization strategy on migration data and research, develop new projects, and identify possible donors and research partners.
  2. Coordinate closely with Senior Program Manager, the COM, and relevant project managers to ensure that research projects are well integrated in the mission’s strategy and the various programs in different locations.

Develop data collection tools and implement data collection activities on migration and displacement

  1. Manage and coordinate the development of multi-layered quantitative and qualitative data collection tools to gather timely information on cross-border and internal migration, displacement, and other forms of population mobility and movements, including but not limited to, displacement/returns and mobility tracking, flow monitoring, and village assessment surveys.
  2. Adapt the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) methodology tools for data collection to ensure that it meets partners’ and humanitarian actors’ needs on information related to IDP and return trends.

Develop and disseminate migration data/research products:

  1. Regularly ensure the production of user-friendly information products and web portals, summaries, analyses on migration trends in Haiti and disseminate these products through various means of communication to key partners in the government, donors, UNCT, NGOs, and civil society.
  2. Develop and maintain a high-quality, user-friendly data web portal and dynamic dashboard that is linked to IOM Haiti homepage where migration data and products are regularly updated while ensuring compatibility with existing portals (DTM, Clusters’ IM, GMDAC, etc.).

Research and Partnerships:

  1. Develop and maintain a network of research consultants and partners including universities, research centres and think tanks inside and outside Haiti and look for joint opportunities for research activities, and coordinate with programme units on new/existing partnerships with research partners.
  2. Coordinate with the various programme units to ensure that new research studies developed are in line with and contribute to IOM Haiti’s strategic priorities. Provide technical advice, inputs, and support across the research cycle, including objectives of new research projects, research methods, recruitment of research consultants etc.
  3. Represent IOM through participation in international events, conferences, and working groups related to data analysis and research on population displacements.

Capacity building on migration data systems/migration statistics:

  1. Ensure the Unit provides programmatic and technical support and source external expertise to support relevant institutions and ministries in the Government of Haiti to develop and strengthen a national migration data system that is able to produce, analyse and disseminate reliable migration statistics in a sustainable manner.

Manage & train IOM staff/external partners & learning:

  1. Manage and train staff of the research and migration data unit and provide expert technical support to different programme units and the programme support unit, including M&E focal point, to ensure a better use and dissemination of data within IOM and ensure the integration of data and research findings in new projects.
  2. Provide advice and guidance to programme managers on data protection and data governance in line with IOM Data Protection guidelines.

Information management:

  1. In coordination with the heads of units, build and ensure maintenance of a whole mission database on projects’ achievements and outputs.
  2. Develop, ensure, and coordinate training of relevant IOM staff on data collection and management.
  3. Manage the production of IM deliverables for the humanitarian community, the Government of Haiti and internal programs on migration and displacement.
  4. Perform such other duties that may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, Law, Business Management, Information Management, Disaster Risk Management, 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 with humanitarian emergencies and/or migration assistance activities;
  • Experience in the development, management, and implementation of projects on migration data and research and development and implementation of data collection tools in different migration contexts, preferably the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM).


  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and manage staff on research and migration data activities.


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

For this position, fluency in English and French is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Creole 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 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 endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board 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. 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

To apply, interested applicants are invited to submit their applications HERE via the IOM e-Recruitment system by 06 August 2023.

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:

Posting period:

From 28.07.2023 to 06.08.2023

No Fees:

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.

Requisition: VN 2023 329 Data & Research Unit Coordinator (P3) Port-au-Prince, Haiti (58277982) Released

Posting: Posting NC58277983 (58277983) Released

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