Regional Coordinator (DTM) at International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Regional Coordinator (DTM)

Duty Station: Pretoria, South Africa

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P3

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

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 23 February 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.

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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; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Luxembourg; 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 Regional Director for Southern Africa and direct supervision of the Regional Project Coordinator for the Regional Migration Data Hub (RMDHub) for Southern Africa and with technical support and guidance of the DOE Regional Thematic

Specialist, in coordination with the relevant RTSs in the Pretoria Regional Office and the Global Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Coordinator, the Regional Coordinator for DTM will coordinate displacement tracking initiatives within the region in support of the Regional Migration Data Hub (RMDHub), ensuring compliance with global standards, quality of country-level outputs and adherence to global/regional/country data-sharing procedures. The successful candidate will also coordinate the production of regional reports when considered necessary. In particular, the successful candidate will ensure regional consolidation of information and activities conducted at country level under various DTM programmes and related information management initiatives, and expand such activities where required, to increase understanding of forced migration movements and migration corridors within the framework of the activities of the RMDHub. Furthermore, the incumbent will provide technical support, in the Regional Migration Data Hub for Southern Africa (RMDHub), regarding the development of flow monitoring initiatives in the region, including the development of Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) and the analysis of data thereby collected.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Support the design, setup and roll out of new DTM initiatives and capacity building activities in the region in accordance with global standards and methodologies, in close coordination with the global DTM support team and relevant missions in Southern Africa.
  2. Provide technical support in the design and roll out of Flow Monitoring initiatives in the region, including regarding the methodology design of FMPs and the analysis and dissemination of data collected at FMPs, in coordination with the relevant missions in the region.
  3. Provide technical support, to the Regional Migration Data Hub for Southern Africa (RMDHub), regarding the development of flow monitoring initiatives in the region, including the development of Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) and the analysis of data to support evidence-based policies and reports at the national and regional level.
  4. Support missions in the adaptation of IOM DTM including Flow Monitoring methodologies, standardized tools, implementation approaches to fit requirements at country level, while ensuring compatibility and efficient workflows with DTM global data standards and central data warehouse.
  5. Support missions to plan for and ensure timely implementation of DTM project components incoordination with concerned country offices and with the global DTM support team, including the implementation of the baseline overview of existing data, and support to conduct surveys.
  6. Support implementation of control mechanisms for compliance and quality standards of implementation, output, and deliverables at regional and country levels, in coordination with the global DTM support team.
  7. Coordinate and ensure the provision of support to produce in-depth analysis of available data, production of regular monthly reports, snap shops and analysis on the migration dynamics for Southern Africa region.
  8. Support the development, operationalisation and maintenance of the DHI2 database for the regional SRHR programme including quarterly data management, data analysis, data visualization and technical support to country teams in DHIS2 data management and data quality assurance.
  9. Provide technical support in initiatives aimed at expanding and tailoring Flow Monitoringinitiatives such as engagements with national stakeholders at national, local and cross-border levels.
  10. In coordination with MHD RTS, contribute to the strengthening of the utilization of DTM data for public health emergency preparedness and response, for the purpose of supporting better informed public health decision making during humanitarian responses in the region.
  11. Support the implementation of global projects and DTM development initiatives that have region-specific or global outcomes, as requested by the global DTM support team in coordination with the respective DOE RTS.
  12. Participate in and provide support to Global and Regional initiatives aimed at improving global approaches, standards and coordination between multiple regions. To liaise with other DTM Regional Coordinators to ensure complementarity and compatibility of activities.
  13. Support the expansion of collaboration with OCHA-Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX), to ensure that the primary data collected, and regional analysis undertaken can feed into ongoing efforts for enhanced inter-agency data exchange and evidence-based response.
  14. Develop and support, in coordination with country missions, operational partnerships with central and local authorities, service providers, agencies, and NGO partners to ensure effective implementation of DTM activities at national and district levels. Support relationship-building/enhancement with UN agencies, international NGOs, and others for the purpose of improving the quality and relevance of information analysis.
  15. Participate in relevant meetings and undertake duty travel relating to DTM operations assessment, liaison with counterparts, problem solving, and set up of new project/programmes, as required; provide regular information update to relevant units and the global DTM support team.
  16. 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 all emergency and transition activities.
  17. Ensure that all data collection, storage, analysis and dissemination is in line with IOM’s data protection principles.
  18. Ensure proper communication of project implementation in collaboration with the communication unit in the regional office and with the global DTM support team.
  19. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Computer Information Systems, Geography, Statistics, Demography, Social Studies, Economics 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 in the development and implementation of DTM or similar assessment and information management activities;

• Experience in Information Management, emergency humanitarian operations, management and coordination of information flows, data management including collection, storing, processing, and analyzing data to generate information products in emergencies and post-crisis operations;

• Experience in the coordination of technical aspects regarding the setting up of Flow MonitoringPoints;

• Experience working in international organizations, humanitarian community and familiarity with the humanitarian reform and cluster approach;

• Experience with handling confidential data.


• Expert Knowledge of 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);

• Demonstrated ability to coordinate activities and implementation at medium to large scale operations in humanitarian emergencies;

• Proven in-depth skills in the analysis of statistical information;

• Demonstrated ability for leadership in the context of partnership building and consensual decision-making;

• Ability to formulate IM-related technical requirements and Operating Procedures;

• Ability to translate planning-specifications into technical briefs for data capture and analysis, and vice versa;

• Ability to compile and holistically analyse diverse datasets;

• Demonstrated team-building and information management skills;

• Demonstrated understanding of different data collection methodologies;

• Knowledge and understanding of relational data theory;

• Knowledge in advanced data visualization and information design skills.


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 and working knowledge of French is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Portuguese is an advantage.

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 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 and who do not have prior experience outside the duty station’s country as staff member in the Professional category 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 23 February 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.

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Posting period:

From 10.02.2022 to 23.02.2022

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.

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