Feb 102018

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 22 Feb 2018

Position Title : Project Officer (Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM))

Duty Station : Goma, Dem. Rep. Congo

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 : 22 February 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, 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 overall supervision of the Chief of Mission of IOM Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and direct supervision of the Head of Sub-Office in Goma, with thematic support from the Regional Office in Pretoria and IOM Headquarters (HQs) where needed, the successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation of the missions DTM activities.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Manage the work related to the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Programme in the country. Supervise programme staff, ensure equitable workload distribution, deadlines are met and deliverables are in line with agreed standards, and prepare and organize training for staff on project activities.

  2. Within the scope of the DTM, assist with the development and adaptation of methodologies and standardized tools (e.g. survey database design, population movement tracking systems, etc.) to fit the context and meet the information needs of IOM, the government and humanitarian partners.

  3. Supervise field assessment with multi-layered data collection techniques to gather timely information about displacement, population mobility, movement flows, and any other source of data required.

  4. Carry out preliminary data analysis as required and produce all the required reports and information products on DTM, including, but not limited to, the analytical and statistical reports, displacement profiles, maps and other relevant products.

  5. Regularly monitor, propose, and implement all necessary modifications in compliance of the information management systems and infrastructure as per IOM Information and Communications Technology (ICT) policies and data protection principles.

  6. Monitor programmes’ expenses and verify the proper use of the funds allocated for DTM activities.

  7. Provide technical inputs and assist with arrangements required for DTM fundraising and collaboration opportunities with relevant humanitarian partners.

  8. Implement information dissemination tools and operational frameworks for data collection and sharing among key stakeholders in accordance with IOM data protection principles.

  9. Liaise and participate in meetings and events where DTM programmes are being discussed.

  10. Undertake necessary duty travel to various field offices in the country.

  11. Perform such other 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;

• Demonstrated ability to supervise and manage staff at an operational level in humanitarian emergencies.


Fluency in French and English is required. Working knowledge of a local language 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


• 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 22 February 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 09.02.2018 to 22.02.2018

Requisition: SVN 2018/39 (P) – Project Officer (DTM) (P2) – Goma, DRC (55353650) Released

Posting: Posting NC55353666 (55353666) Released

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