Programme Coordinator at International Organization for Migration

Position Title : Programme Coordinator (DTM)

Duty Station : Tripoli, Libya

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 June 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; 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.


IOM Libya’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) and Research Unit operates in accordance with IOM’ strategy to strengthen Libya’s migration management through the provision and analysis of reliable data on migration and internal displacement to support an all-encompassing approach to migration management. IOM works with relevant governmental agencies, as well as civil society, encouraging inter-agency cooperation and collaboration, as important components of the improvement of migration management.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (COM) and the direct supervision of the Deputy Chief of Mission, the incumbent will be responsible and accountable for directing the effective development, management, implementation and coordination of the diverse portfolio of migration and displacement data collection, analysis, research and related cooperation with national authorities in Libya.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Oversee, manage and lead IOM Libya Country Office’s( CO) Displacement Tracking Matrix Programme (DTM Programme) and its research initiatives, including the management and new areas of the programme’s Mobility Tracking, Flow Monitoring, Detention Center Profiling, Thematic Studies, Rapid Response Assessments, Technical Assistance and Event Tracker components, and assume administrative, operational and financial management responsibility for all projects under the DTM Unit, including financial/budgetary planning, mobilizing resources and ensuring overall quality control, in compliance with IOM rules, regulations and procedures.
  2. Oversee, manage and guide the work of CO’s research initiatives, develop partnerships with relevant external actors to strengthen, expand IOM Libya’s analytical capabilities, and develop linkages between DTM data and broader IOM policy-oriented research.
  3. Provide evidence-based strategic advice and inputs to the COM and the Senior Managemenon migration data and trends to assist in formulating the strategy, policies and approaches of the CO.
  4. Develop partnerships and lead strategic information management capacity building initiativewith Government counterparts, including inter alia Ministry of Displacement, National Center for Disease Control and Municipal Crisis Committees.
  5. Lead the provision of technical guidance to project managers and other programme staff on assessments and studies to strengthen evidence-based programming across IOM Libya’s interventions.
  6. Chair the Assessment Working Group (AWG) on behalf of IOM and represent Libya CO in the inter-sector coordination group (ISCG), Area-based Coordination Groups (ACG), Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) and other relevant inter-agency bodies;
  7. Provide expert advice to IOM Libya’s Public Information Unit (PIU) and Project Development and Support Unit (PDSU) on the effective communication of IOM Libya’s migration data and ensure quality control of data products.
  8. Organize briefings and updates to donor representatives and embassies on relevant migration topics based on IOM Libya’s data collection and analysis
  9. Coordinate field data collection on the humanitarian situation of Internally Displaced Peoples (IDPs) and migrants through local partners, third party staff, DTM regional Focal Points, data enumerators and local authorities.
  10. Evaluate and enhance DTM’s data collection tools, processes and methodologies and, where appropriate, implement improvements in adaptation to the dynamic operating context as necessary.
  11. Oversee the preparation and dissemination of all DTM information packages, including but not limited to ensuring comprehensive data analysis, coherent report structure, appropriate contextualization, design and translation to Arabic.
  12. Regularly monitor, propose, and implement all necessary modifications in compliance of the information management systems and infrastructure as per IOM IT policies, standards and best practice for high performance, reliability and information security.
  13. Lead thematic studies in partnership with key stakeholders, including short to long term analytical research using data collected through the DTM, whilst identifying knowledge gaps and opportunities for the expansion of DTM data collection and research activities.
  14. Ensure the integration of IOM’s data protection principles and best practices on humanitarian data protection and ethical use of data across all Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) data management, sharing and dissemination activities.
  15. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, Law, Management, Information Management, Disaster Risk Management 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 humanitarian emergencies;

• Experience in the development and implementation of the Displacement Tracking Matrix

(DTM) or similar assessment, research and information management activities; and,

• Demonstrated ability to supervise and manage staff at an operational level in humanitarian emergencies.


• In depth knowledge of the broad range of migration related subject areas dealt with by the Organization;

• Knowledge of UN and bilateral donor programming; and,

• Knowledge of financial rules and regulations.


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).

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.

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 23 June 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 10.06.2021 to 23.06.2021

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 135 Programme Coordinator (DTM) (P3) Tripoli, Libya (57042563) Released

Posting: Posting NC57042564 (57042564) Released

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