Position Title : Information Management Research Officer
Duty Station : Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P1
Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 20 July 2022
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; Curaçao; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Madagascar; 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.
Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and 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.
The Migrant Protection and Assistance (MPA) Unit is responsible for the implementation of activities related to the assistance and protection of vulnerable migrants and internally displaced persons (IDPs). These activities include the provision of on-arrival assistance to migrants repatriated or deported to Haiti, the facilitation of voluntary returns, as well as the support towards sustainable reintegration of returnees.
The Data Management Unit (DMU) is responsible for the implementation of the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), IOM’s main operational tool for tracking and monitoring the movements and the evolving needs of displaced populations. In Haiti, DTM has been active since 2010, when a 7.0 magnitude earthquake resulted in the destruction of more than 300,000 buildings and the displacement of 1.5 million people. More recently, it was activated in the humanitarian response to Hurricane Matthew in 2016, to the 2021 Earthquake that hit three Southern departments, and to social and gang-related violence in the Metropolitan Area of Port-au-Prince. DMU works closely with the Migrant Protection Unit on the registration of repatriated migrants and on several related research and knowledge management projects.
Located in the IOM Port-Au-Prince office, under the direct technical supervision of the DTM Coordinator and in close coordination with the Migrant Protection Officer, and the overall supervision of the Senior Project Manager, the successful candidate will integrate into both the Migrant Protection and Data Management Units and assist with the data aspects of the work related to DTM and research.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1. Carry out preliminary data analysis and visualization, with a focus on registration and surveys of repatriated migrants, utilizing relevant statistical software that enhances timely data processing.
2. Assist in the timely production of monthly info-sheets, situational reports and other information products based on data collected by the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM)/Data Management Unit (DMU) and Migrant Protection and Assistance (MPA) units, as well as in information sharing and dissemination to all relevant channels.
3. Conduct data triangulation with primary and secondary sources and assist with quality control and quality assurance tasks.
4. Participate in the implementation and monitoring of integrated data collection activities (registration, surveys, and other assessments) on Haitian migrants that are consistent with DTM methodologies and standards, with a focus on international migration, forced repatriations and returns.
5. Liaise with research counterparts on research studies targeting migration trends towards the United States, on migrants’ profiles, and reintegration of repatriated migrants.
6. Perform training and lessons learnt sessions for internal and external stakeholders, such as the General Directorate for Civil Protection (DGPC) and the National Office for Migration (ONM), on integrated data collection and analysis.
7. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in close collaboration with the database and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) assistants, check if DTM information systems, including the DTM portal and existing databases, are effectively used and bring issues to the attention of the supervisor to help strengthen information management mechanisms and facilitate automated and interactive analysis.
8. Comply with IOM’s data protection principles, protection information management standards, and with international best practices for ethical data collection in humanitarian settings.
9. Document gaps on data and information relevant to the programme implementation and draft specific segments for the preparation of project proposals that aim to address such needs.
10. Monitor migration data activities as per agreed timelines; help generate project status and progress reports.
11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree from an accredited academic institution in a field of study related to Political Science, Economics, Development Economics, Sociology, Social Work, Data Science, Development Studies, Public Health, or other social science discipline; or
• University degree in the above fields with two years of relevant professional experience.
• Experience participating in large-scale surveys and/or other quantitative research projects is required. Additional experience in qualitative or mixed methods research an advantage.
• Experience in data analysis and visualization using relevant statistical software.
• Excellent report writing skills.
• Knowledge and interest in migration, forced displacement, development, and humanitarian issues (required).
• Experience working in a team in a time-pressured work environment (required).
• Experience with DTM methodologies, such as mobility tracking, registration, flow monitoring, and migrant perception and intention surveys an advantage.
General skills Required
• Strong writing, presentation, and communication skills; ability to synthesize information into actionable messages for a variety of audiences.
• Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team and with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds under tight deadlines.
• Ability to work independently and maintain motivation with limited supervision.
• Personal commitment, efficiency, flexibility.
Technical skills Required
• Proven knowledge and experience using quantitative research methods (survey research, statistical modelling, applied econometrics).
• Experience using Adobe Creative Clouds applications (esp. InDesign, Illustrator).
• Knowledge and proven experience working with R (programming language), including at least three of the following packages: dplyr, data.table, ggplot2, shiny, sf (or equivalent). Alternatively, knowledge of comparable programming (python), statistical analysis (Stata, SPSS), or data visualization (Tableau, PowerBI) software.
• Familiarity with ethical data collection, data protection and protection information management standards.
• Proficiency using Microsoft Office 365 (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).
Any or more of the following:
• Experience and / or training in qualitative research methods.
• Experience using Microsoft PowerBI.
• Experience with GIS software such as ArcGIS/QGIS.
• Experience with relational databases (inc. SQL).
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). Working knowledge of Haitian Creole and/or Spanish is an advantage.
Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.
1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (https://whed.net/home.php).
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 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.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 20 July 2022 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 07.07.2022 to 20.07.2022
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 2022 219 Information Management Research Officer (P1) Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
Posting: Posting NC57660687 (57660687) Released
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