Position Title: Programme Officer (DTM)
Duty Station: Buea, Cameroon
Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2
Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: 26 April 2022
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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:
Candidates from the following non-represented member states:
Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros;Congo (the); Cook Islands; Cuba; Curaçao; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Madagascar; 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.
Humanitarian needs in Cameroon remain high. According to the Humanitarian Needs Overview 2022 (HNO) published in December 2021, approximately 4 million people (or one in seven) are in need of emergency assistance as the country continues to face three critical humanitarian fronts.
In the anglophone North-West and South-West Regions of Cameroon (NW-SW), socio-political tensions that started in 2016 with a protest movement led by teachers and lawyers has resulted in a complex emergency with massive internal displacement and humanitarian needs. According to the last Mobility Tracking and Multisector Needs Assessment (MSNA) conducted in NW-SW regions there were 347,542 internally displaced populations and 383,596 returnees within both regions.
The impact of this conflict has spread to other regions of the country, notably in the neighboring West and Littoral regions. IOM undertook a thorough Mobility Tracking and MSNA in August 2021, that helped bring more visibility and advocacy to donors, and plans to do another similar exercise in 2022. According to this Mobility Tracking and MSNA exercise, there are more than 166,000 internally displaced persons in the Littoral and West regions due to the conflict in the neighboring NW-SW regions.
IOM is a key humanitarian partner in Cameroon with several interventions in many areas of the country. In the NW-SW region they include the critical collection and analysis of data on the numbers, situation and needs of affected populations. This data is shared with the humanitarian community and government partners to inform humanitarian assistance and response programming.
Under the direct supervision of the Emergency Coordinator in Cameroon, and the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission for IOM Cameroon, the Programme Officer will coordinate and implement the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) project in the South-West (SW) and North-West (NW) regions of Cameroon.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Coordinate and supervise the implementation of Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) operations in the South-West, North-West, West and Littoral regions of the country, supervising and monitoring field assessments to gather timely information about displacement movements and trends, multisectoral conditions and needs of displaced populations, sudden displacement movements of people, and other required information using multi-layered data collection techniques.
Review existing DTM mechanisms and tools, including mobility tracking, displacement alerts monitoring and needs assessments, and contribute to the development of new DTM methodologies and tools, based on information needed by humanitarian partners and other relevant actors, in close collaboration with the DTM Unit at IOM Headquarters (HQ) and IOM Regional Office in Dakar.
Participate in training sessions and workshops on DTM data collection for Multi-sectoral Needs Assessments and alerts as well as lessons learned exercises, on a regular basis, providing staff and Implementing partners with guidance on technical and soft skills. Organize specific capacity-building activities on topics related to DTM and internal displacement such as impact on receiving populations and human rights concerns.
Support gender, disability and protection mainstreaming in DTM activities and methodologies, with particular attention to women/girl’s and children’s rights issues by gathering gender and protection enhanced data in close coordination with specialized protection staff.
Produce/generate DTM reports, and information products as needed, including, but not limited to, mobility tracking, displacement alerts monitoring and needs assessments, maps, and other relevant products.
Supervise the Information Management and project assistants to compile, analyze DTM data and produce displacement reports and information products; ensure timely coordination and scheduling of field visits (sites to be monitored etc.) in line with the budget.
Monitor the work of implementing partners (IPs) deployed in the four regions to facilitate the proper and timely implementation of data collection activities, including supporting the planning by the implementing partners when necessary to facilitate the feasibility of their activities (deployment plan of enumerators, collection plan) and the supervision of the IPs coordinators’ work; travel regularly to field locations to provide technical support to enumerators working under the supervision of IOM’s implementing partners.
Facilitate the provision of timely, accurate, standardized, and adequate information to relevant stakeholders (humanitarian as well as transition/recovery actors) regarding displacement situation, new displacements, mobility trends, and conditions for return/relocation areas paying special attention to the situation of vulnerable groups including children, elderly, and disabled persons.
Ensure that data collection, analysis and sharing adheres to IOM Data Protection Principles, including anonymity of data, informed consent, and third-part transfer principles.
Provide technical inputs to support fund-raising activities by the Country Office, as well as the preparation of project proposals and the provision of briefings to donors.
Check if donor reporting of DTM projects, including interim and final reports, are updated or developed.
Maintain effective working relationships with district and provincial Governmental authorities, United Nations agencies, International Organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
Participate in relevant coordination platforms including the Area Inter cluster coordination and maintain appropriate and effective coordination and information exchange with national/local authorities, state institutions, donor representatives, civil society, and other relevant stakeholders.
Attend all security meetings and in close coordination with the Local Security Assistant(LSA) in the country office, report significant security issues and incidents to the Chief of Mission. Coordinate closely with the Area Security Coordinator and United Nations Department for Security and Safety (UNDSS) in the Region, and relevant stakeholders for the security of IOM staff members and properties as well as Implementing partners.
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 two years of relevant professional experience; or
• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.
• 2 years of experience in coordinating assessments, information management or similar is required;
• Experience in information management in humanitarian contexts and emergencies is desirable;
• Experience in the development and implementation of the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) or similar assessment is highly desirable; and,
• Experience in coordinating field activities and managing a team is required.
• Proven advanced skills and experience in data management;
• Proven proficiency in at least two of the following: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher), statistical software (Stata, SAS, R, SPSS, or KoboCollect), or Geographic Information Systems software (ArcGIS or equivalent);
• Proven knowledge of GIS is desirable;
• Proven advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and/or Access is an asset;
• Proven advanced knowledge of statistical tools (SPSS, R or Stata) is an asset;
• Proven knowledge of design of tools like Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop,InDesign) is an asset;
• Proven Advanced skills and experience in software development is an asset;
• Knowledge of IOM/UN regulations, policies, and procedures.
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). Working knowledge of French or any other UN official 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 (https://whed.net/home.php).
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. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.
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 26 April 2022 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: www.iom.int/recruitment
From 13.04.2022 to 26.04.2022
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