Position Title :Regional Data Hub Officer
Duty Station :Nairobi, Kenya
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 :20 April 2020
Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leadingUN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental andnon-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 atwww.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:
- Internal candidates
- Candidates from the following non-represented member states:Antigua and Barbuda; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Djibouti; Fiji; Gabon; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia;Libya; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Papua New Guinea; 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 Senior Regional and Programme Coordinator, the direct supervision of the Regional Data Hub Coordinator and in close coordination with the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for a Migrant Protection and Reintegration in the Horn of Africa (EU-IOM JI), the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the Regional Data Hub (RDH) in the analysis and research of mixed migration movements, trends, and its characteristics across the region.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Conduct geographic and thematic analyses and reports on issues of relevance to the current mixed migration dynamics in the region.
- Coordinate the analysis and validation of mixed migration data collected at various points along the migration journey in close coordination with the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM): en route, stranded or in need of assistance, voluntary and forced returns, humanitarian evacuations, and return and reintegrated migrants. Support verifying estimates from staff in the field, validate data through qualitative information and triangulation with other sources, and disseminate to relevant recipients.
- Research, analyse, and report on mixed migration data, and support designing the IM products for technical and not audience.
- Conduct data verification, triangulation, and validation through multiple sources, both primary and secondary (including media monitoring, local authorities, network of key informants).
- Support reporting and analysis, editing, publication, and dissemination of relevant products across the various data sources.
- Draft thematic research, contribute to the design survey of methodologies, and monitor field operations of data collection efforts.
- Conduct literature/desk review, and carry out extensive an in-depth data analysis of the datasets collected for the studies.
- Contribute to the other preparatory phases of the studies as drafting data collection tools and training materials.
- Coordinate ad hoc research questions, compile analysis and answer queries from external and internal stakeholders.
- Assist in the coordination of internal and external Data Hub capacity-building initiatives.
- Liaise with other UN agencies and government stakeholders with regards to mixed migration research efforts, tools and methodologies, and ad hoc queries.
- Research, analyse and evaluate new applications related to information systems, to new technologies and processes to manage information in response to migration crises and make recommendations for their utilization.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Social and Political Sciences, Communications, 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 mixed migration analyses, root causes and drivers is required;
• Experience in data collection, research, and report writing;
• Experience in statistical analysis (STATA, SPSS, etc);
• Professional or academic experience in combined qualitative and quantitative research methods;
• Experience writing technical requirements documents, translating/planning specifications to technical briefs for data capture/analysis, and compiling diverse dataset;
• Strong computer background, including experience with relational databases;
• Experience in development and implementation of population databases is a distinct advantage.
• Professional experience in coordinating multi-cultural teams and field-based staff;
• Excellent communication skills, efficiency and flexibility;
• Ability to work under pressure. Attention to detail and quality and capacity to meet deadlines;
• Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds;
• Excellent writing skill and strong analytical skills and creative thinking. Proficiency in English required.
IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.
For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic, French and/or Spanish is an advantage.
1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database
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.https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf
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.
How to apply
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 20 April 2020 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
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:www.iom.int/recruitment
From 07.04.2020 to 20.04.2020
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.
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