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Project Officer (DTM REMAP)

International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Project Officer (DTM REMAP)

Duty Station: Berlin, Germany

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2

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

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 20 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.


In a complex and uncertain world, the useful application of data for evidence-based policy and action is needed now more than ever. Whether it be helping displaced people find durable solutions in the face of climate change, to analysis that allows better forecasting of migration trends and preparedness—managing human mobility to contribute to sustainable development requires a data-driven approach.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has an abundance of information about human mobility: With offices in almost every country, IOM is trusted by its Member States for deep domain knowledge and field expertise. IOM has strategic partnerships with other United Nations (UN) agencies and stakeholders in the UN Migration Network. It works directly with a wide range of beneficiaries and enjoys a place at the forefront of data protection efforts within the UN system.

IOM established the Global Data Institute (GDI) to harness the power of its data for operations, making meaning of global migration patterns, and providing foresight. The Global Data Institute capitalizes on synergies between its two units–the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) and the Global Migration Data Analysis Center (GMDAC)–and collaborates with a network of regional data specialists to illuminate the global data story of human mobility.

Under the overall supervision of the Global DTM Coordinator and the direct supervision of the Regional Project Manager (Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) – Regional Evidence for Migration Analysis and Policy (REMAP)) based in IOM’s Global Data Institute (GDI) in Berlin, Germany the Project Officer (DTM REMAP) will be supporting the implementation of the DTM REMAP project.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Provide technical support and guidance for the implementation of DTM REMAP activities in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan when tasked by the Senior Regional Manager (DTM REMAP). All implementation must be aligned with the DTM REMAP and DTM Methodological Frameworks using the global DTM applications for data collection (e.g. DTM Data Dictionary).
  2. Support the Senior Regional Manager (DTM REMAP) 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, data monitoring Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) etc.
  3. Provide technical support in maintaining organized databases, DTM REMAP data analysis and reporting, when required provide necessary feedback to the Senior Regional Manager (DTM REMAP) regarding any inconsistencies or potential improvements.
  4. Support DTM REMAP capacity building initiatives by contributing to the development of DTM REMAP training, workshop and guidance materials for both regional and national DTM REMAP activities.
  5. Contribute to timely production of national and regional DTM REMAP data analysis, outputs and reports.
  6. Assist with liaison with relevant authorities, UN agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), think tanks, government authorities, and other stakeholders on issues relevant to the DTM REMAP project. Participate in relevant meetings.
  7. Adhere to and monitor DTM REMAP’s project activities in line with Ethical Guidelines for Data Science, IOM Data Protection Policy and Information Technology and Communication (ITC) Policies and Standards, and bring issues to the prompt attention of the supervisor.
  8. Facilitate the integration of gender perspectives and attention to specific women/girl’s and children’s rights issues (vulnerable groups) within all DTM REMAP activities and encourage the mainstreaming of cross cutting issues.
  9. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master degree in Migration Studies, Political or Social Science, Business Administration, International Relations, Law or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience.
  • University degree in the above subject from an accredited academic institution with four years of relevant professional experience.


  • Experience in Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) implementation.
  • Experience in development of DTM strategic and operational planning, DTM project development, liaison with all stakeholders including government counterparts, humanitarian partners, donor agencies, and various internal IOM programme units.
  • Direct experience in the design, development, and implementation of data management cycle, from planning to reporting.
  • Experience in coordinating activities at global, regional and cross-regional level.
  • Experience in organizing DTM capacity building activities.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, efficiency, and flexibility.


  • Proven and demonstrable interest in migration, disaster management and/or humanitarian issues.
  • Delivers on set objectives in hardship situations.
  • Effectively coordinates actions with other implementing partners.
  • Capable to share ideas and explain results to all levels of the Organization.
  • Proven analytical skills and creative thinking.
  • Excellent communication skills, efficiency, and flexibility.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Attention to detail and quality and capacity to meet deadlines.
  • Sound and Proven analytical skills and creative thinking.
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds.


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 another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish) 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.

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.

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 20 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 07.02.2024 to 20.02.2024

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 77 Project Officer (DTM REMAP) (P2) Berlin Germany (58639587) Released Posting: Posting NC58639588 (58639588) Released

Deadline: 20 Feb 2024

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