Switzerland: Information Management Officer (Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM))

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 17 Aug 2017

Position Title : Information Management Officer (Displacement Tracking

Matrix (DTM))

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

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

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 17 August 2017

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, Botswana, Belize, Congo, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Maldives, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland,

Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the

Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa


The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has been IOM’s main operational tool for tracking and monitoring the movements and evolving needs of displaced populations since 2004. It has been systematically deployed in medium to large-scale humanitarian response operations in the last five years, including in all Level 3 emergencies. During 2016, DTM has been active in over 40 countries, tracking and monitoring over 14.5 million displaced persons worldwide.

The DTM Support Team, based in headquarters, assembles expertise in operations and coordination, methodology and concept development, mapping and Geographic Information Systems, statistical analysis, database and application system development, and data and information management. The support team has been critical in providing remote and onsite support to DTM field implementation. The team provides a full range of support from the initial development and setup to continuous support on operations, staff deployment, data management, mapping, database systems, and development of information products. At the global level, the team is striving to enhance the DTM by working on multitude of initiatives exploring further integration of innovative technologies, improving capacity building components, and designing more streamlined processes.

Recent significant scale up of both DTM operations in the field and global development initiatives requires further strengthening of the global DTM Support Team to ensure effective and efficient implementation of global projects as well as to maintain and keep improving the quality and expansion of DTM in the field.

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Preparedness and Response Division (PRD) and the direct supervision of the Global Coordinator (CCCM, DTM and Shelter), the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for providing support to the activities and services provided by DTM support team in Headquarters for DTM implementation in the field worldwide.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Provide technical support to the global DTM support team operations and initiatives, including on the implementation of the DTM global level initiatives as well as on support provision to DTM implementation in the field missions.

  2. Support methodological and technical aspects of global DTM development and implementation activities, including software and system development, data and database management, technical partnerships, and relevant capacity building or training programmes.

  3. Manage contents on DTM internal and external platforms for data, information, and knowledge sharing and dissemination purposes.

  4. Support in the management of DTM Central Data Warehouse, Data Dictionary, and further development activities around DTM global data management.

  5. Contribute to regular reporting and dissemination of information gathered through the cross-regionals Flow Monitoring System and ensure smooth sharing of incoming information within the team.

  6. Support technical liaison activities with relevant partners and stakeholders to present, discuss, advise, and explore potential development and initiatives in relation to the implementation of DTM programmes and projects at the global and country levels.

  7. Assist in the programme formulation, methodology design and operational set up of DTM

programme activities in field missions

  1. Assist in developing publishing materials and presentations, various data visualization formats including maps, statistics, online materials and info sheets and in providing technical support related to data presentation needs on various written outputs (e.g. papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.).

  2. Research, analyze and evaluate new applications related to information systems, to new technologies and processes to manage information in response to disasters and/or complex emergencies and make recommendations for their utilization.

  3. Represent IOM at technical level in interagency IM working groups.

  4. Support in the review and adjustment of programme proposals that include DTM component or any other human displacement and mobility data collection at HQ, regional and country office level to ensure consistency with relevant priorities and programmes of DOE, and with available resources.

  5. Travel to field missions when necessary to support in setting up system for data and information management activities including data collection.

  6. Perform such other related duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, Law, Management, 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.


• Experience in humanitarian emergencies;

• Experience in the development and implementation of the Displacement Tracking Matrix

(DTM) or similar assessment and information management activities;

• Proficiency in at least two of the following: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher), statistical software (Stata, SAS, R, SPSS), Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign), or Geographic Information Systems software (ArcGIS or equivalent);

• Experience in coordinating activities at global, regional and/or cross-regional level an asset.


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Spanish and French is an advantage.

Desirable Competencies:


• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;

• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;

• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;

• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;

• Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;

• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

• Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.


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.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 17 August 2017 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:


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.

Posting period:

From 04.08.2017 to 17.08.2017

Requisition: VN 2017/172 (P) – Information Management Officer (DTM)(P2) – Geneva, Switzerland

(55138795) Released

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