International Organization for Migration Project Officer Jobs in Kenya

International Organization for Migration Project Officer Jobs in Kenya

Position Title: Project Officer (Displacement Tracking Matrix)

Duty Station: IOM Somalia in Nairobi*, Kenya

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, 6 months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 12 September 2022

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Assist in planning, developing, and implementing DTM research methodologies (qualitative and quantitative) with a specific focus on climate fragility, Durable Solutions, Transhumance Tracking and the HDPN nexus.

  • Conduct literature/desk reviews and stay abreast of migration related data products covering the region, to validate and contextualize DTM’s findings.

  • Provide technical support for the implementation of DTM activities in line with Headquarters(HQ) DTM methodological framework, IOM’s technical Information Management requirements, and operational needs.

  • Support the unit on survey design, assessment preparation, and data collection planning and monitoring.

  • Ensure the integration of gender perspective and attention to specific needs of vulnerable populations such as pregnant women, persons with disabilities, the elderly, children as well as other highly vulnerable groups within data collection activities.
  • Develop, track, and follow up on the timely preparation and generation of information products, and support information sharing and dissemination through all relevant channels in line with IOM’s data protection principles and as agreed by the program manager.
  • Organize appropriate training for the data collection team on issues related to data quality, including definitions, numbers, trends.

  • Represent DTM at relevant internal and external meetings, including cluster/sector, working groups and task force meetings as required.

  • Contribute to the development of project proposals, project updates and final reports to donors.

  • Engage external and internal data users (bilaterally or through workshops) to help improve the way DTM products are utilized.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications and Experience


  • Master’s degree in Information Management, Computer Science, Media or Social Sciences or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience


  • University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.


  • Experience in research and analysis in emergency and transitional contexts;

  • Experience in conceptualizing research projects, quantitative and qualitative tool design, and report writing in the field of population studies, refugees/IDPs in developing countries, on the Framework for Durable Solutions for IDPs and returnees applied to different displacement contexts;

  • Experience in project management and implementation;

  • Experience working in international organizations and the humanitarian community;

  • Experience in relevant issues such as migration, displacement, humanitarian assistance, climate fragility, durable solutions;

  • Experience in advanced data visualization, presentation, and information design skills;

  • Field experience in survey coordination, i.e. training and managing large data collection teams.


  • Excellent understanding of different data collection methodologies;
  • Knowledge of the region is an advantage;

  • Proven ability to supervise, train and direct staff and operations in humanitarian and transitional contexts;

  • Good computer background, including experience with relational databases, Microsoft applications, spreadsheets, and word processing;

  • Proven skills working with mobile data collection software (KoBO, ODK, ONA);

  • Knowledge of data protection guidelines and principles;

  • Numerical skills and experience in data analysis and data visualization;

  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe InDesign.


  • 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 Somali is an advantage.

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

    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.


    Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

    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.

    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 on the link provided below, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 12 September 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.

    Application Link: International Organization for Migration Project Officer (Displacement Tracking Matrix) Jobs in Kenya

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    International Organization for Migration Project Officer (Displacement Tracking Matrix) Jobs in Kenya

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