DTM Data Management Support Intern – Paid Internship – NGO Jobs 2021

Job Title: DTM Data Management Support Intern – Paid Internship

Country: Switzerland
Organization: International Organization for Migration
Closing date: 17 Dec 2021

I. Organizational Context and Scope

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.

IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) gathers and analyze data to disseminate critical multi layered information on the mobility, vulnerabilities, and needs of displaced and mobile populations that enables decision makers and responders to provide these populations with better context specific assistance.

Under the direct supervision of the Senior DTM Coordination Manager, and the overall supervision of the Global DTM Coordinator, the successful candidate will be be responsible for assisting the global data management activities in the cleaning, refinement and quality assurance of databases as part of the DTM’s information management tool.

II. Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Specific duties and responsibilities will include the following tasks:

  1. Provide technical support in the collection and tabulation of DTM data and other information management activities (such as improvement of Central Data Warehouse, editing survey templates and data processing) at global or field level as required.

  2. Research, analyze and evaluate new applications related to information systems, to new technologies and processes to manage information in response to disasters and/or complex emergencies and make recommendations for their utilization.

  3. Assist in the drafting and validation of standard operating procedures for DTM data collection and management.

  4. Assist in the implementation of quality assurance system based on best practice for data quality control as implemented by DTM operations worldwide.

  5. Support in the implementation of data governance and data protection mechanisms in DTM operations at the global level and in the field as required.

  6. Develop and improve ODK and Kobo forms for survey templates.

  7. Prepare tabulations for technical reports, information bulletins and other relevant information products related to displacement and migration flows, such as statistical analysis and interpretation of results of assessments and surveys.

  8. Assist in data entry, database use and troubleshooting.

  9. Support in developing and implementing database queries as required.

  10. Perform other duties as may be assigned.

III. Required Qualifications and Experience


University degree in Computer Science, Demographics or an Information Management related discipline, or alternatively, an equivalent combination of related education and professional experience. Excellent knowledge of databases management, querying, quality assurance and control systems. Additional work experience is an advantage.


Experience in the development, refinement and implementation of population database systems (such as registrations, census or surveys) is an advantage.


· Required advanced proficiency of Microsoft Excel, Google Docs suite and SQL.

· Valued proficiency in using two or more of the following tools: XLSforms for ODK and Kobo, Access, Python, Stata, R.

IV. Languages

Required: Fluency in English is required

Desirable: Working knowledge of French, Spanish or other UN language is an advantage.

V. Eligibility Requirements

Applicants to IOM internships must, at the time of application, meet one of the following requirements:

a) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or

b) Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or

c) Have graduated from with a university degree (as defined in (a) or (b) above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within one year of graduation.

How to apply:

For application details, please follow this link:https://displacement.iom.int/node/12842

NOTE: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.