DTM Analytics, Knowledge and Output Quality Intern / Paid Internship-London (Geographic Focus: DRC)
Thursday, June 14, 2018
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).
The Migrant Protection and Assistance Division (MPA) provides life-saving services and assistance to migrants in need, particularly, those in vulnerable situations. Since 2015 it integrates indicators of migrants’ vulnerabilities to human trafficking and other forms of abuse and exploitation within DTM’s operations, including DTM site assessments and flow monitoring surveys.
Located in the IOM London office, under direct supervision of the DRC DTM Coordinator, the thematic supervision of the Information Management Specialist (Geneva) and the overall/daily supervision of the Global DTM Coordinator (London), the successful candidate will integrate the Analytics, Knowledge and Output Quality (AKO) unit and support information management activities on IDPs/migrants’ vulnerabilities to human trafficking and other forms of abuse and exploitation in the context of DTM operations.
Common to AKO unit, with geographic focus: DRC
- Provide support in analysis and interpretation of DTM data, as tasked by DTM DRC;
- Liaise with the humanitarian partners in DRC, in particular members of the inter-cluster team, to evaluate the information needs and gaps that DTM could help to address;
- Provide support to the inter-cluster team in producing information products and feeding into inter-agency strategical documents based, among others, on DTM data;
- Facilitate the organization of webinars in support of DTM DRC to ensure regular internal and external updates on human mobility trends, changes and any other significant observations surrounding human mobility in DRC;
- If necessary, provide updates on human mobility trends, changes and any other significant observations surrounding human mobility in DRC;
- Coordinate with other units of the global DTM support team also in contact with DTM DRC in order to ensure continuity of functional workflows;
The candidate should be permanently up to date on the most recent human mobility trends, changes and any other significant observations surrounding human mobility in DRC.
Thematic focus: Counter-trafficking data in humanitarian settings; Vulnerability to violence, abuse and exploitation; Migrant protection and assistance
- Provide support in analysis and interpretation of DTM data with indicators of IDPs/migrants’ vulnerabilities to human trafficking and other forms of abuse and exploitation, in close coordination with MPA Geneva;
- Assist with the development of tailored DTM and MPA information products, including short reports, research publications, online materials and data visualizations, based on various DTM datasets from site assessments and flow monitoring surveys with indicators of migrants’ vulnerabilities to human trafficking and other forms of abuse and exploitation, as well as IOM data on modern slavery prevalence in DRC;
- Facilitate the organization of joint DTM-MPA webinars on indicators of migrants’ vulnerabilities to human trafficking and other forms of abuse and exploitation;
- Conduct context-specific background research into human trafficking and migrants in vulnerable situations themes, with particular focus on DRC;
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following competencies:
Accountability; Client Orientation; Continuous Learning; Communication; Creativity and Initiative; Planning and Organizing; Professionalism - displays mastery of subject matter; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation; Technological Awareness.
Education and Experience:
Advanced degree from an accredited academic institution in a field of study related to Economics, Statistics, or Migration/Development Studies with a strong Research Methods component.
- Knowledge of and/or experience working on issues related to migration, vulnerable individuals or humanitarian issues;
- Excellent knowledge of a statistical analysis software such as STATA, R or SPSS;
- Proficiency in the use of Excel and Microsoft Office;
- Proven ability to prepare clear and concise reports and to conduct research or to understand research methodologies;
- Practical experience of how to multi-task, prioritize and work independently;
- Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team and with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds;
- Experience in conducting research or data analysis on human trafficking, vulnerable individuals or displacement is desirable.
Fluency in English and understanding of French. Knowledge of another UN language such as Spanish is an advantage.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates must submit updated CV and cover letter (in one document-PDF format) to firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than Thursday, June 14th.
NOTE: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.