Project Officer (DTM) At International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Project Officer (DTM)

Duty Station: Juba, South Sudan

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, nine months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 13 December 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 in South Sudan Country Office (CO) has a range of programmes centred around three areas: humanitarian coordination and support; humanitarian response and resilience; and peacebuilding, transition, and development. Humanitarian coordination and support includes leading/co-leading the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) and Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI) Clusters, Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and management of WASH and Shelter and NFI core-pipelines, humanitarian hubs and common transport services. Humanitarian response and resilience includes CCCM, WASH, Shelter & NFI, health, protection, gender equality and inclusion, mental health and psychosocial support and the management of a Rapid Response Fund. Under peacebuilding, transition and development, South Sudan CO implements programming on housing, land and property issues, transition and recovery, transhumance conflict prevention, community-based violence reduction, community development and migration management. In all these areas, South Sudan CO’s work is supported and informed by its Conflict Analysis team operating from Juba and key field locations.

South Sudan CO is an active member of the UN Country Team and Humanitarian Country Team and works across the humanitarian, peacebuilding, and development access with a broad range of programming clustered in three areas: humanitarian coordination and support; humanitarian response and resilience; and peacebuilding, transition, and development.

As the cluster coordinator for CCCM (co-lead with UN High Commissioner for Refugees

(UNHCR)) and the Shelter & NFI Cluster, IOM South Sudan is also a member of the Inter-Cluster Coordination Group (ICCG), the key coordination platform for humanitarian response. Within the Resident Coordinator-Humanitarian Coordinator (RC-HC) lead Partnership for Peacebuilding and Resilience Platform IOM co-leads the nexus working groups on climate change adaptation (with the UK) and durable solutions for internal displacement (with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)).

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission of IOM South Sudan and direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator (DTM), and in close coordination with the relevant IOM thematic units and in particular sector specialists (Transition Recovery Unit (TRU), WASH, SNFI, Migration Management Unit (MMU)), the Project Officer (DTM) will provide technical support and assistance for the analysis of DTM data, with particular emphasis on cross-sectoral analysis to inform IOM programming across the humanitarian – peacebuilding – development (HDPN) nexus and durable solutions programming.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Support the DTM team with data analysis and reporting, utilizing relevant statistical software to enhance timely data processing.
  2. Contribute to the DTM data analysis in collaboration with the Information Management (IM)/Geospatial Information (GIS) Officer, DTM Reporting/ M&E Officer and Operations Officer, and provide feedback regarding any inconsistencies to enhance data quality and ensure consistent high-quality outputs.
  3. Provide technical support to DTM Data, Analysis and Research Team (DART) with data validation and verification, contribute to the development of the standardized and automated data cleaning processes for large, frequently updated assessment, survey, and infrastructure mapping datasets.
  4. Contribute to data triangulation process with primary and secondary sources and perform quality control and quality assurance tasks.
  5. Support with the improvement of DTM products tailored to specific audiences and develop easy-access data formats in response to partners’ feedback and information gaps and needs.
  6. Support the drafting of programmatic reports and assist in the development of other DTM information products including, but not limited to, internal reports, analytical and statistical reports, displacement profiles, infographics, etc.
  7. Contribute to the development and adjustment of tools, methodologies, and data processing systems to enable rapid data cleaning, validation and analysis.
  8. Liaise with DTM teams at regional and global level to mainstream global DTM standards and methodology.
  9. Support the DTM unit’s collaboration with IOM’s programme units and humanitarian and transition partners to optimize the use and impact of DTM data, particularly in relation to rapid response operations, programme planning and linkages to transition programming, including integration of protection and cross-cutting issues.
  10. In coordination with the Programme Coordinator ( DTM), liaise with relevant partners, United Nations agencies and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and other stakeholders on matters related to displacement data collection and surveys.
  11. Contribute to the development and presentation of programme updates, including participation at humanitarian coordination meetings, as required (Inter-Cluster Working Group, Needs Analysis Working Group).
  12. Contribute to the capacity building within the DTM team, including by taking on mentorship responsibilities. Help identifying gaps in staff capacity and areas for improvement in programming.
  13. 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 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 implementation in a humanitarian context;
  • Experience in data collection, research, and report writing;
  • Experience writing technical documents, translating/planning specifications to technical briefs for data capture/analysis, and compiling diverse datasets;
  • Experience in statistical analysis (e.g., STATA, SPSS, R, Python) is required;
  • Experience in using visualization tools such as lnDesign, Illustrator, PowerBi is an advantage;
  • Prior experience with DTM is a strong asset, prior experience with similar data collection systems is a requirement; and,
  • Experience in relevant issues such as migration, displacement, and humanitarian assistance would be an asset.


  • Strong computer background, including experience with relational databases, Microsoft applications, spreadsheets, and word processing;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; and
  • Solid organizational skills: ability to be flexible and capacity to perform well under pressure in a fast-paced and detail-oriented team environment.


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 (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish).

For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic, French, 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.


Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (

Required Competencies:

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.

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. 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.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications HERE via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 13 December 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.

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No Fees:

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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