Intern

DTM Web Development Paid Internship (Geneva)

Classification
Preparedness and Response Division (PRD)
Reporting directly
Senior DTM Coordination Manager
Overall supervision
Global DTM Coordinator
Duty Station
Geneva
Number of positions
1
Type
Intern
Closing Date
Starting Date
As soon as possible
Status
Open
Duration
3 months with possibility of extension
 I. ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT AND SCOPE Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and 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.  The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has been IOM’s main operational tool for tracking and monitoring the movements and evolving needs of displaced populations since 2004. It has been systematically deployed in medium to large-scale humanitarian response operations in the last four years, including in all Level 3 emergencies. As of the end of 2015, DTM was active in 22 countries, tracking and monitoring over 14 million IDPs.  The DTM Support Team, based in headquarters, assembles expertise in operations and coordination, methodology and concept development, mapping and Geographic Information Systems, statistical analysis, database and application system development, and data and information management. The support team has been critical in providing remote and onsite support to DTM field implementation. The team provides a full range of support from the initial development and setup to continuous support on operations, staff deployment, data management, mapping, database systems, and development of information products. At the global level, the team is also striving to enhance the DTM by working on a multitude of initiatives exploring further integration of innovative technologies, improving capacity building components, and designing more streamlined processes. Under the overall supervision of the Global DTM Coordinator and direct supervision of the Senior DTM Coordination Manager, the incumbent will be responsible and accountable for providing support to the activities and services provided by DTM support team in headquarters for DTM implementation in the field worldwide, in particular to support further development and implementation of DTM global web application platforms and information systems.  II. RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES Specific duties and responsibilities will include the following tasks: 1. Design and implement scalable system for report indexing and full text searching capabilities on DTM websites and other application systems as needed.2. Integrate indexing framework with existing web applications through the use of REST API and any other required system interface as per the overall system design.3. Support in documentation of corresponding workflow and process related to system development, deployment, and implementation.4. Assist with the design, development, and maintenance of the global DTM websites and platforms.5. Support and liaise with relevant DTM staff in the field to identify and design corresponding user interface requirements, workflows, and functionalities in relation to further development of DTM web application systems. This includes assisting in creating wireframes, storyboards and prototypes to propose options for implementation as required.6. Support in other data and database management related tasks as required.7. Provide technical support to DTM field implementation in identification of relevant solutions and requirements to web-based application needs in the field.8. Ensure that the implementation of the information management systems and application adhere to IOM Data Protection Policy and Information Technology and Communication (ITC) Policies and Standards, including on system and data security.9. Perform such duties as may be assigned. III. COMPETENCIES The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following technical and behavioural competencies Behavioural  Personal commitment, drive for results, efficiency, flexibility; ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team and with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds under tight deadlines; displays awareness of relevant technological solutions. Actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services. Technical  Expert knowledge of C#, ASP .NET framework, Java, PHP and C# Strong expertise and experience in Apache Lucene, Solr and any other rich document indexing and full text searching frameworks  Expertise in Content management system(CMS) mainly Drupal, WordPress and other related platforms Experience in NoSQL database implementation Knowledge of front end development frameworks like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap, jQuery, AngularJS, NodeJs, is a plus. IV. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE   University degree in computer science or related field A deep understanding and experience in rich document indexing and advanced full text search implementation  V. LANGUAGESRequired: English Advantageous: Knowledge of additional UN language 

VI. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

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.

 

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 Web Development Paid Internship (Geneva) in the subject line, no later than Tuesday 30th  April. NOTE: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and incomplete applications or submitted in more than one file (CV+cover letter in PDF format) will not be considered 

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

Classification
Paid Internship

Reporting directly
Regional DTM Coordinator (Vienna)
Overall supervision
Global DTM Coordinator (London)
Thematic supervision
Inter-agency cooperation and coordination; European migration
Duty Station
London, UK
Type
Intern
Closing Date
Starting Date
As soon as possible
Status
Open
Duration
Minimum 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 nine 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 Regional DTM Coordinator (Vienna) and the overall/daily supervision of the Global DTM Coordinator (London), the successful candidate will integrate with the AKO unit.

 

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Common to AKO unit, with geographic focus: Europe

  • Provide support with compilation, analysis and reporting of/on DTM flow data as well as with DTM documents requiring remote assistance, as tasked by DTM Vienna;
  • Support in conceptualizing capacity building initiatives including but not limited to DTM trainings, webinars and data management workshop, etc.;
  • Facilitate the organization of webinars in support of DTM Vienna to ensure regular internal and external updates on human mobility trends, changes and any other significant observations surrounding human mobility in Europe;
  • Support the DTM activities in relation to the Europe Regional Information Management Working Group including, but not limited to, collection, processing and provision of data on human mobility trends changes and any other significant observations surrounding human mobility, including children in Europe;
  • If necessary, to provide updates on human mobility trends, changes and any other significant observations surrounding human mobility in Europe;
  • Assist DTM Europe in the production and quality control of documents and reports;
  • Coordinate with other units of the global DTM support team also in contact with DTM Vienna to ensure continuity of functional workflows;
  • Attend meetings and event on behalf of DTM Vienna and follow-up on meetings' action points.
  • Update the DOE project tracking data base and record any changes in the on-going and projects under development (end-start dates, budget change, no-cost extension, re-endorsements etc.).

Thematic focus: interagency cooperation and coordination

  • Support the Regional Information Management Working Group in mapping information gaps on migrant flows to and migrants’ presence in Europe and suggest relevant data collection efforts to address them.
  • Support compilation of pertinent data and production of joint thematic reports within the Regional Information Management Working Group
  • Assist in mapping information management coordination mechanisms at country level and propose activities for their support and enforcement, to the extent possible.
  • Suggest monitoring mechanisms for use of the joint products.
  • Support in setting up the meeting agenda and follow up on agreed action points.
  • Suggest possibilities for expanding the participation in the working group, including by representatives of academia and private sector.
  • Update the conducted Assessments and Report Registry.
  • Provide administrative and logistical support when needed.

Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Competencies

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; Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation; Technological Awareness.

Optional:

Strong and demonstrable interest in migration and/or humanitarian issues; excellent research, writing, communication and analytical skills; ability to prepare clear and concise reports; 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; good level of computer literacy. Advanced knowledge of Excel and PowerBI or similar analytical and data visualization tools. Experience in working with Adobe Package for reporting purposes is an advantage.

 

Behavioural  

Strong and demonstrable interest in migration and/or humanitarian issues; Excellent research, writing, communication and analytical skills; ability to prepare clear and concise reports; 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; good level of computer literacy. 

 

Education and Experience 

Completed advanced degree from an accredited academic institution in a field of study related to migration or other relevant social sciences (e.g. humanitarian affairs, development studies, political science, international relations or a related field), or the equivalent combination of humanitarian work experience in a related area. Completion of advanced degree in September 2018 can be accepted.

 

Languages

Required -Excellent communication skills in English (written and oral) 

Advantegous - Knowledge of another UN language

 

How to apply 

Interested candidates must submit updated CV and cover letter (in one document-PDF format) to dtmrecruitment@iom.int, adding AKO London (Europe) in the subject line, no later than Saturday, July 14th.

NOTE: only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.