Iraq: Project Officer (Displacement, Tracking & Monitoring (DTM))

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 16 Jan 2018

Position Title : Project Officer (Displacement, Tracking & Monitoring (DTM))

Duty Station : Erbil, Iraq

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 : 16 January 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, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Maldives, Malawi,

Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa


Under the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator (Displacement, Tracking and Monitoring (DTM)), and in close coordination with National Information Management Officer for DTM, the Project Officer (DTM) is responsible for overseeing all aspects of reporting on the implementation of displacement tracking and of various activities or projects which may develop within the Displacement Tracking and Monitoring Unit (DTM).

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Report and analyse DTM data and provide feedback to the Information Management (IM) Unit regarding any inconsistencies. Draft the weekly DTM report, population movement analyses, emergency tracking, and other outputs and DTM reports. Support the design of Information Management (IM) products.

  2. Analyze information from the Field and map conditions and needs in areas affected by population displacements.

  3. Organize appropriate trainings for the Rapid Assessment and Response Teams (RART) on issues related to DTM, including definitions, numbers, trends, impact on receiving populations, human rights concerns, and basic humanitarian needs.

  4. Support programme implementation and reporting. Track progress and ensure that deadlines are met.

  5. Research, analyse, write, and format internal and external programme reports and documents. Proof-read documents, attend meetings, take meeting minutes, and provide administrative support as requested by the supervisor.

  6. Conduct research to support survey design, assessment preparation, and report development.

  7. Liaise with relevant authorities, UN agencies, NGOs, think tanks, government authorities, and other stakeholders on issues relevant to the programme. Represent IOM at relevant meetings.

  8. Support the IM Officer in ensuring the dissemination and adaption as necessary of information management tools that meet partners’ and other humanitarian actors’ needs;

  9. Support and represent the role and functions of the DTM programme within the CCCM cluster, including site assessments. Liaise on a regular basis with the Protection cluster and its sub-working groups to represent DTM functions.

  10. Maintain organized databases and narrative reports of all information collected on return and movements.

  11. Support the organization and deployment of DTM missions to the Field. Organize the logistics for and procurement of DTM materials to ensure timely response.

  12. Assist the DTM Programme Coordinator with the overall supervision of the RART Support

Unit and ensure that deadlines are met.

  1. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Business Administration, International Relations, Political Science, 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 working in international organizations and the humanitarian community;

• Experience in project management and implementation;

• Experience in data collection, research, and report writing;

• Experience in statistical analysis (STATA, SPSS, etc);

• Experience writing technical requirements documents, translating/planning specifications to technical briefs for data capture/analysis, and compiling diverse datasets;

• Strong computer background, including experience with relational databases, Microsoft applications, spreadsheets, and word processing;

• Experience in the development and implementation of population databases a distinct advantage;

• Experience in relevant issues such as migration, displacement, and humanitarian assistance would be an asset;

• Work experience in or knowledge of Iraq and/or the region as a whole would be an asset.


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.


  1. With Frequent travel to Baghdad and other governorates.

  2. Screening for some communicable diseases may be required for Iraq visa issuance.

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 16 January 2018 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 03.01.2018 to 16.01.2018

Requisition: SVN 2018/02 (P) – Project Officer (DTM) (P2) – Erbil, Iraq (55291473) Released

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