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Programme Officer (Data and Research) (P1) Nairobi, Kenya

International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Programme Officer (Data and Research)

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P1

Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 04 February 2024

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 work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at www.iom.int/diversity.

Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.

For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:

  1. Internal candidates
  2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Dominica; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Holy See; Iceland; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Tonga; Tuvalu; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.


Under the overall guidance of the Head of Programme and Policy Development and direct supervision of the Data and Research Coordinator, and in close cooperation with all Units, Sub-Offices, and the Regional Data Hub (RDH) for East and Horn of Africa, the Programme Officer (Data and Research) will be responsible and accountable for assisting with operational support for specific field activities for IOM Kenya’s Data and Research programming portfolio. The Programme Officer is expected to perform the following duties:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Assist with the data set-up in the field for data collection activities; data collection activities may include Data Tracking Matrix (DTM) mobility tracking exercises, household surveys, registrations, flow monitoring, migration analysis, and ad-hoc research activities.
  2. Collect and compile information that will be used for county coordination workshops, county data validation forums, data and research training and lessons learnt sessions for county key stakeholders and implementing partners on data collection, analysis and reporting.
  3. Under close supervision and guidance, analyze and propose solutions aimed at improving data collection and DTM methodologies, processes, and assessment tools.
  4. Perform initial preliminary analysis and participate in data cleaning and the collection of information for the production of DTM, assessment related reports and other publications related to data and research, tracking inputs from programmes and targeted dissemination.
  5. Generate and submit data to the supervisor in relation to the production of information products on movements, new displacements, and mobility trends for subsequent dissemination to relevant stakeholders (humanitarian as well as transition/recovery actors).
  6. Participate in producing dashboards and mapping, and draft specific segments of narrative reports as assigned.
  7. Check the integration of gender and disability perspectives and attention to rights issues for specific vulnerable groups such as women, girls, persons living with disabilities and children within the displaced population and returnee activities and bring issues to the immediate attention of the supervisor.
  8. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Computer or any other social-related data and research fields such as Statistics, Economics, Data Science, Political or Social Sciences, Development Studies, International Relations or Law; or,
  • University degree in the above fields with two years of relevant professional experience.


  • Experience in data collection, analysing and reporting of data collection findings;
  • Experience in reporting with DTM standards;
  • Experience in design of data methodologies and tools is desirable;
  • Experience in research, statistical analysis, data processing and/or reporting, with knowledge of data collection mechanisms that ensure data protection;
  • Experience in working with national and/or local government counterparts in the field of migration data would be considered an advantage; and,
  • Data visual experience (Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Adobe, etc.).


  • Expert use of Excel (analysis, cleaning, compilation maintenance, etc.);
  • Good command of SPSS, R and/or Stata is an asset;
  • Knowledge of setting and coding on KOBO and/or ODK is an asset;
  • Excellent report writing skills;
  • Good understanding of basic statistics and data analysis;
  • Ability to think both creatively and strategically; and,
  • Good interpersonal communication and presentation skills.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish. All staff members are required to be fluent in one of the three languages.

For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Kswahili is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.


1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (https://whed.net/home.php).

Required Competencies:

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these five values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.
  • 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.
  • Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
  • Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.

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 actions 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 leadership and professional potential.
  • Empowering others: Creates an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  • Building Trust: Promotes shared values and creates an atmosphere of trust and honesty.
  • Strategic thinking and vision: Works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
  • Humility: Leads with humility and shows openness to acknowledging own shortcomings.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.

https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.p df

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


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.

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.

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 background verification and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications HERE by 04 February 2024 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment

Posting period:

From 22.01.2024 to 04.02.2024

No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

Requisition: VN 2024 41 Programme Officer (Data and Research) (P1) Nairobi, Kenya (58605751) Released

Posting: Posting NC58605752 (58605752) Released

Posting Channel: Internal Candidates

deadline: 4-Feb-24

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