Project Officer (Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM)) at International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Project Officer (Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM))

Duty Station: Erbil, Iraq

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2

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

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 15 June 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; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; 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.


Under the overall supervision of the Head of Transition and Recovery Division and the direct supervision of the DTM Coordinator, and in close coordination with National Information Management Officer for DTM, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing support and coordination for the implementation of DTM activities in IOM Iraq Country Office (CO).

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Report and analyse DTM data in coordination with the DTM Coordinator and provide feedback to the Information Management (IM) Unit regarding any inconsistencies. Draft DTM reports, population movement analyses, emergency tracking, and other DTM outputs. Contribute to the design of Information Management (IM) products in collaboration with the IM team.
  2. Analyse information from the field and map conditions and needs in areas affected by population displacements.
  3. Organize and facilitate relevant trainings for the Rapid Assessment and Response Teams (RARTs) on issues related to DTM, including definitions, numbers, trends, impact on receiving populations, human rights concerns, and basic humanitarian needs.
  4. Support programme implementation and reporting. Provide technical support for all aspects of project reporting, track progress and ensure that deadlines are met in collaboration with the departmental project team.
  5. Research, analyse, write, and format internal and external programme reports and documents. Proof-read documents, attend meetings, take meeting minutes, and provide administrative support as requested by the supervisor.
  6. Conduct research to support survey design, assessment preparation, and report development.
  7. Liaise with relevant authorities, UN agencies, Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs), think tanks, government authorities, and other stakeholders on issues relevant to the programme as needed. Participate and engage actively in the inter-cluster coordination group meetings and coordinate on DTM strategic participation in the development of the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) and Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP). Additionally, participate and provide technical support in Common Core Services (CCS) cluster.
  8. Support the IM Officer in ensuring the dissemination and adaption as necessary of information management tools that meet partners’ and other humanitarian actors’ needs.
  9. Support and contribute to the representation of the role and functions of the DTM programme within the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) cluster, including site assessments. Liaise on a regular basis with the Protection cluster and its sub-working groups to represent DTM functions. Liaise with all other relevant partners/clusters, as needed.
  10. Maintain organized databases and narrative reports of all information collected on return and movements.
  11. Support the organization and deployment of DTM missions to the field. Organize the logistics for and procurement of DTM materials to ensure timely response.
  12. Assist the DTM Coordinator with the overall supervision of the Rapid assessment and response team (RART) Support Unit and check that the deadlines are met.
  13. 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, 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 working in international organizations and the humanitarian community;
  • Experience in project management and implementation;
  • Experience in data collection, research, and report writing;
  • Experience in the development and implementation of population databases a distinct advantage;
  • Experience in relevant issues such as migration, displacement, and humanitarian assistance would be an asset;
  • Work experience in or knowledge of Iraq and/or the region would be an asset;
  • Experience in statistical analysis (STATA, SPSS, etc); and,
  • Experience writing technical requirements documents, translating/planning specifications to technical briefs for data capture/analysis, and compiling diverse datasets.


  • Demonstrated skills of different data collection methodologies; and,
  • Strong computer background, including experience with relational databases, Microsoft applications, spreadsheets, and word processing.


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 (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

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

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

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 15 June 2022 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:

Posting period:

From 02.06.2022 to 15.06.2022

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 164 Project Officer (Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM)) (2 positions) (P2) Erbil, Iraq (57604225) Released

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