Switzerland: DTM Project Management & TRD Liaison Officer, Preparedness and Response Division, DOE

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 13 Mar 2018

Position Title : DTM Project Management & TRD Liaison Officer, Preparedness and Response Division, DOE

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3

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

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 13 March 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, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, 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 overall supervision of the Global Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Coordinator, the direct supervision of the Senior DTM Coordination Officer, and in coordination with the Preparedness and Response Division (PRD) and Transition and Recovery Division (TRD) at Headquarters (HQs), the successful candidate will be responsible for strategic programmatic links between humanitarian and development data, as well as for ensuring the development, management, and implementation of the DTM projects managed by HQs. In coordination with the Global DTM Coordinator, s/he will also be responsible for liaising with external and internal stakeholders in aspects related to resource mobilization and strategic engagement, as required and manage the day to day activities of project implementation.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for the overall management of global DTM projects to ensure appropriate progress and timely implementation of activities; Coordinate with necessary staff involved in project development, monitoring, implementation and reporting to ensure compliance with schedule and deliverables.

  2. In close coordination with TRD and PRD, facilitate the discussion and development of concepts and work streams related to humanitarian-development nexus, especially through the use of data and information, and in synergy with other work streams across both divisions.

  3. In coordination with the Global DTM Coordinator, liaise with external and internal stakeholders in aspects related to strategic engagement and resource mobilization. Lead the design and development of new initiatives in close liaison and coordination with internal structures and relevant stakeholders.

  4. Manage DTM project implementation activities to ensure timely and quality achievement of outputs defined under global DTM projects, in close collaboration with DTM colleagues and DTM regional coordinators in the field.

  5. Lead and manage the documentation, evaluation and learning aspects related to DTM projects and coordinate the development of tools to monitor projects’ implementation, for development by the technical teams.

  6. Maintain regular contact with external counterparts, including donors and other external stakeholders, on aspects related to DTM initiatives and delivery of outputs as well as problem solving and identification and follow up to potential synergies and opportunities.

  7. Ensure the regular monitoring of expenditure in DTM projects, either directly or by ensuring clear delegation, to warrant compliance with management and satisfactory burn rate, in how they relate to meet the implementation milestones and deadlines.

  8. Supervise the administrative, human resources and financial aspects of the programme and supervise programme staff, in close coordination with Resource Management Personnel.

  9. Support the coordination and management of the implementation of DTM global standards and the standardization of DTM methodologies and tools at regional and country levels.

  10. Design, implement, manage, and maintain control mechanisms for compliance and quality standards of implementation, output, and deliverables at global level, and regional level as required by the implementation of DTM global projects.

  11. Provide support to DTM capacity building initiatives at global and regional levels including in the development of training packages, logistical and/or administrative arrangements.

  12. Represent IOM in relevant conferences, workshops and meetings related to the thematic area of expertise; contribute to the development of inter-agency guidelines, tools, or other documents that are relevant to the thematic areas.

  13. Ensure tasking and establishment of workflows, in coordination with the Senior DTM Coordination Officer, for the development of functional systems in support of the use of DTM data in transition, recovery and stabilization programming.

  14. Travel as required to provide relevant onsite support to DTM field implementation.

  15. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Business Administration, Migration Studies, International Relations, Law or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.


• Experience in project development and/or management in the area of emergency response, preparedness, and transition and recovery;

• Demonstrated technical and operational expertise and knowledge in displacement tracking, data collection activities (assessments, surveys, and/or registration), data management, data analysis, statistical modeling, and/or development of information products;

• Knowledge and experience on innovative technology used for humanitarian and development works;

• Experience in coordinating activities with various stakeholders both at global level and in the field.


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish 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 13 March 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 28.02.2018 to 13.03.2018

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