DTM Analytics, Knowledge And Output Quality Intern – Mozambique Flood Response (Paid Internship in London)

Geographic focus: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi Thematic focus: Sudden onset disasters – cyclone and flood response
Reporting directly: 
Mozambique DTM Country Team
Overall supervision: 
Global DTM Coordinator (London)
Thematic supervision: 
DTM Operations Team (Geneva)
Duty Station: 
London, UK
Number of positions: 
Closing Date: 
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Starting Date: 
As soon as possible
3 months with possible extension



I. Organizational Context and Scope


Since 2004 the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) is IOM’s main operational tool for tracking and monitoring the movements and the evolving needs of displaced populations. 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. To coordinate and support operations implemented by approximately 2,200 staff, the global DTM support team is comprised of 40 specialists across eight locations (Geneva, London, Bangkok, Nairobi, Dakar, Cairo, Vienna and The Hague). Since its inception the global support team includes, on average, 50% female and 50% male staff as well as a diverse range of nationalities.


Global DTM support is organized within the following units: Global System Management (GSM); Project and Operations Support (POS); Operations and Methodological Framework (OMF); Data Systems and Centralization (DSC); Data Management, Verification and Procedures (MVP); Digital Content Management (DCM); Analytics, Knowledge and Output Quality (AKO); Data Models and Learning (DML); DTM and Data Partnerships (DDP); Geospatial Analytics (GSA); Data Initiated Operations (DIO); and Humanitarian and Development Solutions (HDS).


Located in the IOM London office, under the direct supervision of the Mozambique DTM Coordinator (Maputo), the thematic supervision of the DTM Operations team (Geneva) and the overall/daily supervision of the Global DTM Coordinator (London), the successful candidate will integrate the AKO unit.


II. Responsibilities and Accountabilities


Common to AKO unit, with geographic focus: Mozambique

  • Provide support in analysis and interpretation of DTM data as well as in DTM documents requiring remote assistance, as tasked by DTM Mozambique;
  • Compile news reports & information updates from reliable sources to support as secondary data sources for information management (IM) and GIS mapping products
  • Support with data cleaning and other data management tasks
  • Support on the development of survey compilation in-conjunction with the DTM Mozambique and Global Operations team.
  • Translate DTM training guides and questionnaires from English to Portuguese, and provide translation support on the publication of DTM products for external dissemination
  • Facilitate the organization of webinars in support of DTM Mozambique to ensure regular internal and external updates on human mobility trends, changes and any other significant observations surrounding human mobility in Mozambique;
  • Assist DTM Mozambique in the production and quality control of documents;
  • Coordinate with other units of the global DTM support team also in contact with DTM Mozambique in order to ensure continuity of functional workflows;

Provide administrative and logistical support when needed.  

Perform such other duties as may be assigned. 


III. Competencies


The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following competencies: Excellent quantitative analytical capacities, strong research, writing, and communication skills; ability to prepare clear and concise reports; 



Strong and demonstrable interest in migration and/or humanitarian issues; personal commitment, efficiency, flexibility; ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team and with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds under tight deadlines. 


IV. Education and Experience 

Advanced degree from an accredited academic institution in a field of study related to international development, earth sciences, econometrics, or other relevant disciplines where data analysis was a core component.


V. Languages


Excellent communication skills in Portuguese (written and oral) & English (written and oral) 


Knowledge of another UN language


Applicants to the IOM internship programme must, at the time of application, meet one of the following requirements:
a) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
b) Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
c) Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within one year of graduation.


Interested candidates must submit updated CV and cover letter (in PDF format and only one file with your name and surname) to dtmrecruitment@iom.int adding DTM Analytics, Knowledge And Output Quality Intern – Mozambique Flood Response (London) in the subject line, no later than Thursday 11th April.
NOTE: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Incomplete applications or submitted in more than one file (CV+cover letter in PDF format) will not be considered.

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