Project Assistant – DTM at the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) – Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and 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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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Project Assistant  – DTM

SVN No. : SVN2021.18
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Organizational Unit: Displacement Tracking & Monitoring (DTM)
IOM Classification: G5
Type of Appointment: Special Short Term (SST) 6 Months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible


  • Working Under the overall supervision of the Programme Coordinator (DTM) Maiduguri, and under the direct supervision of the Information Management Officer (DTM), the successful candidate will be providing DTM data management support, through reporting, research and Analysis, editing, publication and dissemination of relevant quantitative and qualitative products via DTM website.
  • S / he will coordinate, in close collaboration with the field office assistant on the field, the data collection process and analysis in the duty station s/he has been assigned to:

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Research, analyse, and report on migration and displacement data in the Lake Chad basin. Carry out analyses of the datasets collected to support the programme implementation of IOM and the humanitarian and development partners.
  • Provide training and support to relevant partners on data collection and analysis based on the DTM’ methodology and tools.
  • Support the data collection and analysis to monitor and evaluate the DTM operations, identifying areas of improvement / gaps and on data and information relevant to IOM DTM operations to enhanced efficiency.
  • Work together with the Field Operations focal points, data collectors and entry teams, with Information Management aspects in order to explore new applications, new technologies and processes management options for overcome the current challenges.
  • Contribute to the design and management of databases and information systems including geodatabases and geographical information system of the DTM programme).
  • Conduct data verification, triangulation, and validation through multiple sources, both primary and secondary (including media monitoring, local authorities, network of key informants).
  • Keep abreast of all stakeholders and interagency assessments, reports and relevant material related to Internally Displaced Persons.
  • Manage and maintain DTM electronic filing system, website uploads, mailing list, KOBO / ODK and SharePoint / drive.
  • Prepare dashboards and narrative for FMP reports in coordination with RO on weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis. Provide GIS assistance and mapping services for DTM one pagers
  • Represent the DTM program in data related meetings, events organized at the local level and other data initiatives.
  • Build the data and analysis capacity of the IOM staff involved in DTM activities especially data entry.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree / Diploma in Humanitarian, Political or Social Science, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with 3 years of relevant experience or High School Diploma in the above fields with five years of relevant working experience
  • Experience in statistical tools, reporting, liaising with government authorities advantageous; preferably within the international humanitarian field.
  • Ability to compile and holistically analyse diverse datasets, GIS and database development is a distinct advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills, efficiency, and flexibility.

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  • Fluency in English and working knowledge the local language.

Required Competencies
The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:


  • Inclusion and respect for diversity respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintain high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles / rules and standards of conduct.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 1:

  • 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.


  • Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
  • This is a national position and only candidates residing in the country of the duty station within commuting distance will be considered.
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment.

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Application Closing Date
Thursday 18th March, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Applications via email to: indicating “Position number” on subject line.

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Important Information

  • In order for the applications to be considered valid, IOM only accepts applications with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for application, addressed to “Human Resources, International Organization for Migration (IOM)” and with a subject line “SVN2021.18 Abuja”. Project Assistant – Displacement Tracking & Monitoring (DTM) G5.
  • All applications should include a functional email address, mobile numbers, and detailed curriculum vitae (CV).
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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