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Regional Data Hub Officer – P2 at International Organization for Migration

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Conduct geographic and thematic analyses and reports on issues of relevance to the current mixed migration dynamics in the region.
  • Coordinate the analysis and validation of mixed migration data collected at various points along the migration journey in close coordination with the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM): en route, stranded or in need of assistance, voluntary and forced returns, humanitarian evacuations, and return and reintegrated migrants. Support verifying estimates from staff in the field, validate data through qualitative information and triangulation with other sources, and disseminate to relevant recipients.
  • Research, analyse, and report on mixed migration data, and support designing the IM products for technical and not audience.
  • Conduct data verification, triangulation and validation through multiple sources, both primary and secondary (including media monitoring, local authorities, network of key informants).
  • Support reporting and analysis, editing, publication and dissemination of relevant products across the various data sources.
  • Draft thematic research, contribute to the design survey of methodologies, and monitor field operations of data collection efforts.
  • 7. Conduct literature / desk review, and carry out extensive an in-depth data analysis of the datasets collected for the studies.
  • 8. Contribute to the other preparatory phases of the studies as drafting data collection tools and training materials.
  • Coordinate ad hoc research questions, compile analysis and answer queries from external and internal stakeholders.
  • Assist in the coordination of internal and external Data Hub capacity-building initiatives.
  • Liaise with other UN agencies and government stakeholders with regards to mixed migration research efforts, tools and methodologies, and ad hoc queries.
  • Research, analyse and evaluate new applications related to information systems, to new technologies and processes to manage information in response to migration crises and make recommendations for their utilization.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

  • Master’s degree in Social and Political Sciences, Communications, Information Management, Computer Science or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or • University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.

Experience

  • Experience in mixed migration analyses, root causes and drivers is required;
  • Experience in data collection, research, and report writing;
  • Experience in statistical analysis (STATA, SPSS, etc);
  • Professional or academic experience in combined qualitative and quantitative research methods;
  • Experience writing technical requirements documents, translating/planning specifications to technical briefs for data capture/analysis, and compiling diverse dataset;
  • Strong computer background, including experience with relational databases;
  • Experience in development and implementation of population databases is a distinct advantage.
  • Professional experience in coordinating multi-cultural teams and field-based staff;
  • Excellent communication skills, efficiency and flexibility;
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Attention to detail and quality and capacity to meet deadlines;
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds;
  • Excellent writing skill and strong analytical skills and creative thinking.
  • Proficiency in English required.

Languages

  • IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.
  • For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic, French and/or Spanish is an advantage.

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