Programme Coordinator at International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Programme Coordinator (DTM)

Duty Station: Goma, Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P3

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

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 09 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.


Under the direct supervision of the Head of Operations, and in close coordination with the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) relevant units in Headquarters (HQ) and the Regional Office in Pretoria, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for management and coordination of the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Programme and other Information Management (IM) aspect related to population movements across the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Manage and supervise the overall DTM programme implementation and development of other relevant DTM operations and activities.
  2. Supervise and oversee the work of DTM Unit staff, ensuring methodology design, tool development and adaptation, and the production of all required reports, including but not limited to analytical and statistical reports, displacement profiles, assessments, maps and other relevant products.
  3. Develop DTM strategy and oversee the development and implementation of tools and products in coordination with national, regional and HQ strategies and priorities.
  4. Assess existing DTM mechanisms, including mobility tracking, flow monitoring, site assessments, and other information gathering systems, and in collaboration with the Regional Office and DTM Unit at IOM Geneva Headquarters (HQs).
  5. Assess and analyse DTM data and information from the field, and optimize the utility and impact of DTM, particularly in relation to changing contexts, programme planning and linkages to other programming.
  6. Lead and coordinate IM support to emergency, stabilization and health programming including on data management, production of information products, and design and implementation of technological solution for IM purposes.
  7. Backstop the financial management of all DTM-related projects, including budget tracking and financial reporting.
  8. Contribute to the preparation and finalization of various reporting for internal purposes and for donor as well as actively engage in the development of new projects.
  9. Manage programme staff, prepare and organize training for staff on project activities on a regular basis.
  10. Establish and maintain working relationships with relevant authorities, UN agencies, the cluster system, Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs), think tanks, government authorities, and other stakeholders on issues relevant to the DTM Programme. Represent IOM at relevant meetings, events and conferences.
  11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Business Administration, International Relations, Political Science, 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.


• Practical experience with international organizations, in development, implementation and evaluation, and/or programme implementation and management;

• Experience managing staff and projects along the full project management cycle;

• Experience in data collection, research, and report writing;

• Donor liaison and representation experience;

• Experience writing technical requirements documents, translating/planning specifications to technical briefs for data capture/analysis;

• Experience in management, humanitarian and migration-related activities, complex project implementation, liaison with governments and international agencies;

• Experience in the DTM is preferable.


• Effective leadership and communications skills;

• Computer literacy: Microsoft Suite, Adobe etc; and,

• Knowledge of the context in the DRC.


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 French is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of local languages 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.

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 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 09 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 27.05.2021 to 09.06.2021

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: SVN 2021 120 Programme Coordinator (DTM) (P3) Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo

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Posting: Posting NC57015152 (57015152) Released

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