Project Officer (DTM REMAP)

Duty Station: 
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Number of positions: 
Closing Date: 
Monday, December 24, 2018
Starting Date: 
As soon as possible
Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
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, Cook Islands, Cuba, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Grenada, Guyana, Iceland, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Saint Lucia, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Suriname, Sao Tome and Principe, Eswatini, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa
Under overall supervision of the Deputy Chief of Mission and the direct supervision of the Head, Bangladesh Migration Data Analysis Center (BMDAC) and in close coordination with the Project Manager of Regional Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Regional Evidence for Migration Analysis and Policy (REMAP) (DTM REMAP), the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with the project management of the DTM REMAP project in IOM Bangladesh.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
  1. Ensure the implementation of DTM REMAP project activities such as (but not limited to), DTM mobility tracking, DTM flow monitoring and DTM surveys. Track progress and ensure that deadlines are met.
  2. Support in organizing the logistics and procurement related to the DTM REMAP project implementation to ensure timely response.
  3. Support in coordinating field data collection for DTM REMAP project activities and provide guidance in organizing appropriate trainings for the DTM REMAP data collection teams on issues related to DTM tools, including data collection forms, data processing protocols definitions etc.
  4. Ensure timely production of national DTM data outputs and DTM reports in close coordination with the Regional DTM REMAP project coordination unit.
  5. Provide technical support in reporting and analyzing DTM data and provide necessary feedback to the Regional DTM REMAP project coordination unit regarding any inconsistencies.
  6. Maintain organized databases and narrative reports of all information collected under the DTM REMAP project.
  7. Liaise with relevant authorities, UN agencies, NGOs, think tanks, government authorities, and other stakeholders on issues relevant to the DTM REMAP project. Participate in relevant meetings.
  8. Supervise the project team and apply IOM’s respectful work environment principle.
  9. Provide administrative and logistical support as needed.
  10. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
  • Master’s degree in Migration Studies, Demography, Political or Social Science, International Relations 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 coordination and implementation of data collection in emergency context on displacement and/or human mobility;
  • Practical field experience in domains related to relief interventions and humanitarian action (including support to displaced populations and implementation of emergency and early recovery activities), UN, and the cluster system;
  • Experience in survey and questionnaire design and implementation and probabilistic sampling is an advantage;
  • Research experience in the field of population studies, human mobility, mixed migration, and refugees/IDPs in developed and developing countries, including field experience related to displacement and migration research is an advantage.
Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Bangla, French and/or Spanish is an advantage.
Desirable Competencies:
  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way. 
Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
  • Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.
  • Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  • Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
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 24 December 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
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 11.12.2018 to 24.12.2018

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