Project Officer (DTM) Vacancy in Ethiopia

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: International Organization for Migration
Closing date: 1 Sep 2021

Position Title : Project Officer (DTM)

Duty Station : Mekele, Ethiopia

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 : 01 September 2021

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; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People's Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Luxembourg; 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 Northern Ethiopia Crisis Coordinator and the administrative supervision of the Head of Sub-Office in Mekelle, and the technical supervision of the Programme Officer (DTM) in IOM Ethiopia, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for the implementation and reporting of the IOM (Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) programme and related IOM activities in relation to the Northern Ethiopia Crisis area.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure DTM programme implementation and contribute technical inputs for the development of other relevant DTM operations and activities that meet all project targets in relation to the Northern Ethiopia Crisis.
  2. Provide technical inputs to support the development of the DTM strategy in close collaboration with the DTM Programme Manager and coordinate the implementation of tools and products in close coordination with national, regional and Headquarters (HQs) specialists for the Northern Ethiopia Crisis.
  3. Supervise relevant DTM support staff in Northern Ethiopia.
  4. Maintain working relationships with relevant authorities, UN agencies, the cluster system, Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs), think tanks, government authorities, and other stakeholders on issues relevant to the DTM Programme. Participate in relevant meetings, events and conferences.
  5. Analyse DTM data and information from the field to facilitate programme planning and linkages to other programming.
  6. Facilitate the integration of gender perspectives and attention to specific women/girls and children’s rights issues (vulnerable groups) within DTM activities.
  7. Organize training and workshops for IOM staff, humanitarian partners and government officials on project activities related to DTM.
  8. Implement information dissemination tools and operational frameworks for multi-layered data collection, and information management and sharing to help meet partners’, key stakeholders’ and other humanitarian actors’ needs.
  9. Participate in DTM missions to the field. to monitor data collection and liaise with partners such as government counterparts, UN agencies and NGOs to ensure a comprehensive understanding of displacement and returns data.
  10. Check operational implementation compliance with IOM Data Protection Policy, IOM Data Governance Policy, Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Operational Guidance on Data Responsibility in Humanitarian Action, and the ethical consideration on humanitarian data operations.
  11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in International Relations, Political Science, Statistics, Information Management 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 managing staff and projects along the full project management cycle;

• Experience in data collection, data analysis, research, and report writing;

• Donor liaison and representation experience;

• Experience writing technical requirements documents, translating/planning specifications to technical briefs for data capture/analysis;

• Experience in relevant issues such as migration, displacement, and humanitarian assistance;

• Experience or knowledge on Internally Displaced Person (IDP) protection issues; and,

• Experience in the DTM is preferable. Leadership experience and strong communications skills.


• Computer literacy: Microsoft Suite, Adobe etc.;

• Knowledge of the context in Ethiopia.


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 any local language, French and/or 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


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 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 security clearances.

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 01 September 2021 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 19.08.2021 to 01.09.2021

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 2021 196 Project Officer (DTM) (P2) Mekele, Ethiopia (57136283) Released

Posting: Posting NC57136284 (57136284) Released


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