International Organization for Migration Data, Statistics and Knowledge Management Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

International Organization for Migration Data, Statistics and Knowledge Management Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Closing date: 09 Apr 2019

Position Title : Data, Statistics and Knowledge Management Officer

Duty Station : Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3

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

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

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.

1. Internal candidates

2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cook Islands, Cuba, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Iceland, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the), Saint Lucia, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Suriname, Sao Tome and Principe, Kingdom of Eswatini, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa


Since 1995, IOM has been working in partnership with the Government of Ethio¬pia, the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the Intergovern¬mental Authority for Development (IGAD), the African Union (AU), migrants, and other stakeholders to uphold the rights and needs of migrants, promote the benefits and address the challenges of migration, and mitigate the related risks to the advantage of all.

The AU Migration Policy Framework acknowledges that mmigration data is key to mainstreaming migration into policy and planning frameworks and development initiatives, and essential for developing effective, evidence-based migration policies and programmes.

It advocates for the continuing need for systematic and comprehensive migration data gathering, analysis and exchange on all aspects of migration remains a critical challenge, both within and between African States. The UN Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration also puts an emphasis on the imperative for an effective migration data and statistics management.

It has the objective to collect and utilize accurate and disaggregated data as a basis for evidence-based policies

To enhance the African Union Commission’s (AUC) capacity to conduct its migration work, the IOM has entered into an agreement with the AUC to provide the regional organization with professional staff to strengthen its capacity on migration data and research management, within the Division of Labour, Employment and Migration Division of the AUC’s Social Affairs

Department. It will support the Commission’s work on migration related issues relevant to the African context, such as migration data, statistics and knowledge management.

The recruited expert will work with any specialized institution set up by AUC on migration data, research and study, as well as the Department of Economic Affairs.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission to Ethiopia and Representative to the African Union, IGAD and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), and the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator (Mixed Migration) in IOM, the successful candidate will be responsible for migration data, statistics research and knowledge development.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate research & analysis work on migration & development issues in the African context working with the AU relevant structures (Migration Observatories, Research institutes, AIR, etc.).

  • Represent the AUC at meetings of the Pan-African Forum on Migration, and at migration related meetings, workshops and seminars organized by regional mechanisms (RMs) and regional economic communities (RECs) in Africa and report back on developments.

  • Support AUC, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and Member States on developing evidenced based policy frameworks and programmes.

  • Coordinate with the Department of Economic Affairs on migration statistics production, analysis and dissemination.

  • Support the communication and advocacy work of the stakeholders with facts and data.

  • Support the capacity building and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) efforts of stakeholders at national, regional and continental levels.

  • Produce migration policy analysis, analytical briefs, background papers, presentations, and inputs to speeches.

  • Participate in the elaboration of the AU Migration Annual report on the implementation of the Migration Policy Framework for Africa (MPFA) and other relevant AU policy frameworks.

  • Keep abreast of, analyze and provide advice on developments related to migration trends, cooperation, development in the African context.

  • Perform related duties as may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Statistics, Economics, Development Studies 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.


  • Working experience in migration data and statistics, knowledge management, policy analysis and development, preferably for a national government or intergovernmental organization;

  • In-depth knowledge of migration data and statistics, including in labor migration statistics in the

    African context;

  • Experience in drafting research papers and briefing notes for officials if governmental institutions or intergovernmental organizations;

  • Experience in liaising with stakeholders in the governmental and intergovernmental sectors;

  • Experience in team work;

  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.


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

  • For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.

    Desirable 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.

    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.

    How to Apply:
    Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 09 April 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

    For further information, please refer to:

    In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

    Posting period:

    From 27.03.2019 to 09.04.2019

    Requisition: VN2019/76(P)-Data,Statistics&KnowledgeManagementOfficer(P3)-AddisAbaba,Ethiopia

    (55899072) Released

    Posting: Posting NC55899073 (55899073) Released

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