DTM Analytics, Knowledge and Output Quality - Paid Internship (London)

Classification: 
Geographic focus: Lake Chad Basin (Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria), Thematic focus: regional analysis of internal and cross-border movements, with an emphasis on return movements
Reporting directly: 
Regional Information Management Officer, RO Dakar
Overall supervision: 
Global DTM Coordinator (London)
Thematic supervision: 
Global DTM (Geneva) / RTS Dakar
Duty Station: 
London
Number of positions: 
1
Closing Date: 
Friday, March 29, 2019
Starting Date: 
As soon as possible
Status: 
Duration: 
6 Months

 

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 direct supervision of the West and Central Africa Regional DTM Coordinator (Dakar), the overall/daily supervision of the Global DTM Coordinator (London), the successful candidate will integrate the AKO unit.

 

II. Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Under the overall supervision of the Global DTM Coordinator and the direct supervision of the Regional Information Management Officer at RO Dakar, the incumbent will provide support for the development of analysis and reports focusing on the Lake Chad Basin Crisis through the review, processing and use of data collected through the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) and other relevant displacement and mobility data collection.

 

  • Thematic focus: Regional analysis of internal and cross-border movements, with an emphasis on return movements

  • Geographic focus: Lake Chad Basin.

 

In particular, he/she will:

 

  • Provide support in analysis and interpretation of DTM data as well as in DTM documents requiring remote assistance, as tasked by the DTM Unit of RO Dakar;

  • Facilitate the organization of webinars in support of DTM exercises to ensure regular internal and external updates on human mobility trends, changes and any other significant observations surrounding human mobility.

  • If necessary, to provide updates on human mobility trends, changes and any other significant observations surrounding human mobility in the Lake Chad Basin;

  • Assist DTM exercises in relation to return movements in the production and quality control of documents;

  • Coordinate with other units of the global DTM support team also in contact with DTM exercises in the Lake Chad Basin in order to ensure continuity of functional workflows;

  • Be permanently up to date on the most recent human mobility trends, changes and any other significant observations surrounding human mobility in the Lake Chad Basin;

 

Supporting IDP return analysis:

  • Develop a process map on how to better assess return movements within DTM in order to assist country missions from the global level.

  • Identify potential gaps in data collection and indicators collected in order to strengthen DTM exercises in relation to return movements and promote the adoption of core indicators;

  • Assist the Syria mission in conceptualizing the Humanitarian Needs Assessment Program (HNAP) in areas of high return and link with DTM components.

Common to all interns in the AKO unit:

  • Provide support in analysis and interpretation of data as well as in review of DTM documents requiring remote assistance

  • If necessary, to provide updates on human mobility trends, changes and any other significant observations surrounding human mobility in the targeted countries;

  • Assist the DTM Reporting Unit with the revision, translation and uploading of reports, dashboards and assessments.

  • 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 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.

 

Behavioural

  • 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 social science, economy, management, or other relevant disciplines.

 

V. Languages

Required
Excellent communication skills in English and French (written and oral).

Advantageous

Working knowledge of another UN language. 

 

HOW TO APPLY
 
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 - LCB in the subject line, no later than Friday 29th  March.
 
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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