DTM Analytics, Knowledge and Output Quality Intern / Paid Internship-London (Geographic Focus: Ethiopia)

Thematic focus: climate change, environmental drivers, climate-induced displacement
Reporting directly: 
Ethiopia DTM Coordinator
Overall supervision: 
Global DTM Coordinator (London)
Thematic supervision: 
Migration Environment and Climate Change Division (Geneva)
Duty Station: 
London, UK
Closing Date: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Starting Date: 
3 months with possibility of extension
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 direct supervision of the Nigeria DTM Coordinator (Maiduguri), the thematic supervision of the Shelter and Settlements Expert (DOE/PRD/Geneva) and the Biometric Solutions Expert (Maiduguri) and the overall/daily supervision of the Global DTM Coordinator (London), the successful candidate will integrate the AKO unit.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Common to AKO unit, with geographic focus: Ethiopia
  • Provide support in analysis and interpretation of DTM data as well as in DTM documents requiring remote assistance, as tasked by DTM Ethiopia;
  • Facilitate the organization of webinars in support of DTM Ethiopia to ensure regular internal and external updates on human mobility trends, changes and any other significant observations surrounding human mobility in Ethiopia;
  • If necessary, to provide updates on human mobility trends, changes and any other significant observations surrounding human mobility in Ethiopia;
  • Assist DTM Ethiopia in the production and quality control of documents;
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 Ethiopia.
Thematic focus: climate change, environmental drivers, climate-induced displacement:
  • Develop draft case-study in analysing the dichotomy between climate-induced migration (displacement) and conflict-induced migration (displacement) and the how each of the phenomena correlates;
  • Prepare and initiate design for research to support DTM with solid evidence towards designing its Village Assessment (VAS) component;
  • Identify and report on human mobility trends and interactions, with a specific focus to climate change and environmental drivers, and any other significant observations surrounding human mobility captured by DTM in the thematic area of climate change, environmental drivers and climate-induced displacement;
  • Provide administrative and logistical support when needed.  
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned. 
The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following competencies:
Excellent research, writing, communication and analytical skills; ability to prepare clear and concise reports; 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.
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. 
Education and Experience 
Advanced degree from an accredited academic institution in a field of study related to social science, economy, management, or other relevant disciplines.
Required - Excellent communication skills in English (written and oral) 
Advantageous - Knowledge of another UN language
Interested candidates must submit updated CV and cover letter (in one document-PDF format) to dtmrecruitment@iom.int, adding AKO London (Ethiopia) in the subject line, no later than Sunday, July 15th.
NOTE: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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