Programme Coordinator (Migration and Displacement Data) At International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Programme Coordinator (Migration and Displacement Data)

Duty Station: Maputo, Mozambique

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P3

Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 24 November 2022

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

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; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Cuba; Curaçao; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

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


The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Migration Agency is a dynamic and growing inter-governmental organization, with 172 member states. IOM is committed to the principle that “humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society”. Established in 1951 and now active in over 440 field locations worldwide, IOM works with partners, government and civil society to promote international cooperation to address operational challenges of migration and mobility, assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems, and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people. IOM addresses the migratory phenomenon from an integral and holistic perspective, including links to development, in order to maximize its benefits and minimize its negative effects.

Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Chief of Mission and under direct supervision of Head of Migration Data Unit and in close coordination with the Head of the Emergency Response and Recovery Unit, the Head of the Peace and Development Coordination Unit, the Head of the Migration Management Unit, the Heads of Sub Offices (HoSO) and other relevant programme managers/coordinators, including at global and regional levels, the Programme Coordinator (Migration and Displacement Data) will be responsible for the management, implementation and support for all operational aspects of the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) operations in Mozambique.

The position is based in Maputo with frequent travels to the field.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Manage the overall Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Programme in the country.
  2. Supervise and manage the development of an IOM country wide strategy for data management and other relevant operations, in close collaboration with the National authorities and concerned partners.
  3. Establish and supervise field assessments with multi-layered data collection techniques to gather timely information about displacement, population mobility, movement flows, and any other source of data required.
  4. Deliver trainings on DTM data collection on a regular basis providing staff with guidance on technical and soft skills as well as methodologies to gather protection enhanced data in coordination with specialized protection staff.
  5. Responsible for the -oversight of all the required reports and information products on DTM, including, but not limited to, the analytical and statistical reports, displacement profiles, maps and other relevant products.
  6. Fund-raise for and report on DTM-related projects and programmes to relevant donors and partners.
  7. Regularly monitor, propose, and implement all necessary modifications in compliance of the information management systems and infrastructure as per IOM IT policies, standards and best practice for high performance, reliability and information security.
  8. Conduct regular quality checks of the data collected by enumerators to identify issues with data collection and implement the necessary corrective measures. Implement information dissemination tools, and protocols for sharing and storing sensitive data, according to DTM standards.
  9. Support implementation of control mechanisms for compliance and quality standards of implementation, output, and deliverables at country level, in coordination with relevant regional and global DTM colleagues.
  10. Develop and support operational partnerships with central and local authorities, service providers, agencies, and NGO partners to ensure effective implementation of DTM activities at national and sub-national levels. Support relationship-building/enhancement with UN agencies, international NGOs, and others for the purpose of improving the quality and relevance of information analysis.
  11. Manage programme staff, prepare and organize training for staff on project activities on aregular basis. Ensure that all personnel engaged for DTM activities are aware of IOM’s position on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) and the channels to report cases of PSEA.
  12. Facilitate the integration of gender perspectives and attention to specific women/girl’s and children’s rights issues (vulnerable groups) within all DTM activities.
  13. Liaise and represent IOM at meetings and events where these programmes are being discussed.
  14. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, International Relations, Political Science, Communications, Information Management, Computer Science, Disaster Risk Management, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or
  • University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.


  • Experience working in international organizations and the humanitarian community, including established coordination mechanisms such as the clusters;
  • Experience in the management, development and implementation of the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) or similar assessment and information management activities;
  • Experience in Southern Africa region is an advantage; and,
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and manage staff at an operational level in humanitarian emergencies.


  • Understanding of migration dynamics and their impact on vulnerabilities;
  • Knowledge of project management cycle and demonstrated experience in managing projects in a humanitarian context;
  • Demonstrated skills in monitoring and evaluation and data analysis;
  • Excellent writing and synthesis skills, and experience in report writing, including the development of recommendations for policy makers;
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver quality assignments under tight timeframes;
  • Ability to work independently, to follow leads and to be innovative in obtaining and triangulating information from a variety of sources;
  • Solid computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office package (Office, Excel, Power Point, Outlook), internet and Email; and,
  • Knowledge and expertise in technical tools needed for DTM program set-up including but not limited to GIS, analysis (i.e. Microsoft Excel), and reporting (i.e. Microsoft Word/Publisher and/or Adobe Creative Suite), is an advantage.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish).

For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Portuguese is highly desirable.

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


Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (

Required Competencies:

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

  • 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.

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

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 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 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

To apply, interested applicants are invited to submit their applications HERE via the IOM e-Recruitment system by 24 November 2022.

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:

Posting period:

From 11.11.2022 to 24.11.2022

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: SVN 2022 311 Programme Coordinator (Migration and Displacement Data) (P3) Maputo, Mozambique (57830938) Released

Posting: Posting NC57830939 (57830939) Released

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