Organization:International Organization for Migration
Position Title :Programme Officer (DTM)
Duty Station :Kampala, Uganda
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 September 2018
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, Czech
Republic, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Grenada, Guyana, Iceland, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Saint Lucia, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, Sao Tome and Principe, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa
Uganda is a country of origin, transit and destination of migrants. In addition, the country is currently hosting over 1.4 million refugees, the largest refugee population in the African continent. IOM works actively within the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) and with government counterparts to serve migrants and refugees and strengthen the capacity of the Government of Uganda to manage migration.
Uganda is one of the countries benefiting from the Better Migration Management (BMM) Programme, a regional, multi-year, multi-partner programme funded by the EU Trust Fund for Africa and managed by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). IOM is one the main implementing partners for the programme along with United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Expertise France, Italian State Police, Société de Conseil et de Service du Ministère de L’Intérieur (CIVIPOL) and the British Council.
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission, the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator (BMM), and in close coordination with the Regional Office (RO) for the East and Horn of Africa, the successful candidate will coordinate and implement the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) activities, and contribute to strengthening the tracking and monitoring of displaced persons (internal and cross-border) and migrants, developing the programme capacity to analyse root causes of movement, and access to services across Uganda.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Coordinate and supervise the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) response under the Better Migration Management (BMM) Programme in Uganda, implementing all DTM components that might be deemed necessary (mobility tracking, flow monitoring, surveys and registrations).
- Ensure the timely production of all reporting and outputs of data collection, on behalf of the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) to be shared with various audiences.
- Ensure the provision of timely, accurate and adequate information to all relevant stakeholders on an ad hoc and regular basis regarding movements, new displacements, and protection trends while paying special attention to situation of vulnerable groups like the children, elderly and disabled.
- Coordinate field data collection on the humanitarian situation of Displaced Persons and through existing regional DTM focal points, data enumerators, and explore linkages with Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs) in the field.
- Implement cross-border flow monitoring activities at transit points, linking flow monitoring in Uganda with neighbouring countries.
- Support the nexus between humanitarian and development needs and durable solutions by providing technical information and data on the root causes of displacement in areas of origin, access to services, phases of displacement, etc. to be used for development-focused interventions around livelihoods and durable solutions.
- Assist with strengthening the referral mechanism for specific and community-level protection cases / issues in collaboration with United Nations (UN) agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) dealing with protection of vulnerable groups and through existing mechanisms, e.g. Protection / Child Protection (CP), Gender Based Violence (GBV) sector working groups.
- Organize appropriate training for DTM teams on a variety of issues including protection, multi-sectoral analysis, data collection, technological solutions to strengthen data collection, data protection, etc.
- Organize and participate in field visits to areas of population movements, to collect information through community assessments, focus group discussions and individual interviews.
- Ensure the maintenance of organized database(s) and reporting mechanisms for all information collected on population movements directly collected by DTM.
- Facilitate the integration of protection/gender issues and attention to specific women/girl’s and children’s rights issues (vulnerable groups) within all DTM activities.
- Uphold the integration of IOM’s data protection principles and best practices on humanitarian data protection and ethical use of data across all DTM data management, sharing and dissemination activities. Bring issues of non-compliance to the attention of the supervisor.
- Participate in relevant interagency meetings (Government, UN, I/NGOs, other partners), including sector, working groups and task force meetings to represent DTM and follow up on resulting action points and recommendations; take and share meeting minutes with relevant units/colleagues.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Computer Science, Social Science, Information Management, Disaster Risk Management 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.
• Relevant professional experience in the field is required;
• Experience in Information Management or Disaster Risk management is required;
• Experience working in international organizations, humanitarian community and familiarity with the humanitarian reform and cluster approach;
• Experience in project management and implementation;
• Experience in data collection and providing training on data collection and management;
• Experience in writing technical requirements documents, translating/planning specifications to technical briefs for data capture/analysis and compiling diverse datasets;
• Experience in the development and implementation of population database a distinct advantage;
• Working experience in the region is an asset.
Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Swahili is an advantage.
•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.
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.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 24 September 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
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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.
From 11.09.2018 to 24.09.2018
Requisition: SVN 2018/213 (P) – Programme Officer (DTM) (P2) – Kampala, Uganda (55644919) Released
Posting: Posting NC55644938 (55644938) Released