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Employer: IOM
Job Title: Information Management Officer
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Mogadishu
Category: Other

Position Title : Information Management Officer

Duty Station : Mogadishu, Somalia

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 : 05 February 2019

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 environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

1. Internal candidates

2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cook Islands, Cuba, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Grenada, Guyana, Iceland, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Lao People's Democratic

Republic, Saint Lucia, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Suriname, Sao Tome and Principe, Eswatini,

Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa


Under the overall guidance of the Chief of Mission (CoM), direct supervision of the Programme Manager – Migrant Protection and Assistance Division, under the technical supervision of the Regional Data Hub (RDH) in Nairobi, and in close liaison with the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) programme, the successful candidate will be responsible for the information management initiatives related to the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migration Protection and Reintegration (EUTF) and overall migration protection and assistance programming. This will include supporting the roll out of IOM’s Migrant Management Operational Systems Application (MiMOSA) version 7.5, Migrant Response Centers (MRCs)’s data collection activities, provide technical support for data collection, management, and analysis of related mixed migration data sources, as well as research and assessment efforts as defined by the JI programme and overall migration management portfolio.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Lead the roll out and application of MiMOSA 7.5 in Somalia, for the use in EUTF funded migrant protection and reintegration programming, in close coordination with the Headquarters (HQs) and Regional Office (RO).
  2. Oversee and assist the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migration Protection and Reintegration (EUTF) in compiling of regional case management data, including for regular reports required by IOM HQs as well as donors.
  3. Contribute to the development of ad hoc migrant assistance data collection activities to ensure accurate and reliable data is collected, stored, and submitted in a timely manner to be further processed.
  4. Provide technical support to existing IM data collection activities as part of the MPA portfolio, including Migrant Response Centers (MRC).
  5. Collate regional data sources and contribute to produce regular statistical reports and analyses as per programmatic reporting needs.
  6. Conduct data validation and cross checking to ensure proper and reliable data across sources.
  7. Coordinate the design, mapping, assessment and monitoring of regional mixed migration data sources and make these available for internal and external reports and publications.
  8. Regularly liaise and coordinate on MPA IM efforts, methodologies’ integration, and overall data processing, managing, and analysis initiatives with the Regional Data Hub (RDH) to facilitate synergies and support the establishment of a regional migration flow baseline.
  9. Regularly coordinate with the DTM programme to maximize data triangulation, data sharing, analysis and narrative of the migration trends at the country and regional level.
  10. Contribute to the EUTF capacity building efforts to strengthen governmental bodies to collect, manage, and analysis of migration data sources at the local and national levels.
  11. Supervise the MPA IM team in assigning tasks and making sure their performances are optimized.
  12. Assist in managing training and skills development to support the IM portfolio.
  13. Ensure that the implementation of the information management systems and application adhere to Information Technology and Communication (ITC) Policies and Standards.
  14. Undertake duty travel when necessary.
  15. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in in Computer Science, Media or Social Sciences 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 in Information Management, emergency humanitarian operations; management and coordination of information flows, data management including collection, storing, processing, and analyzing data to generate information products;
  • In-depth knowledge of the latest technological developments in information technology and information system;
  • Experience with data processing and mapping in ArcGIS platform and with Adobe Creative
  • Suite (particularly with Adobe Illustrator);
  • Experience in the development and management of databases and applications;
  • Demonstrated ability for leadership in the context of partnership building and consensual decision-making;
  • Proven skills to analyze statistical information;
  • Ability to formulate IM-related technical requirements and Operating Procedures;
  • Ability to translate planning-specifications into technical briefs for data capture and analysis, and vice versa;
  • Ability to compile and holistically analyze diverse datasets;
  • Experience with handling confidential data;
  • Demonstrated team-building and information management skills;
  • Demonstrated understanding of different data collection methodologies;
  • Knowledge and understanding of relational data theory;
  • Experience in advanced data visualization and information design skills.
  • Languages
  • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Arabic, French and/or Spanish is an advantage.

Desirable Competencies:


  • 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.


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.

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.


Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 05 February 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 23.01.2019 to 05.02.2019

Requisition: SVN 2019/33 (P) - Information Management Officer (P2) - Mogadishu, Somalia (55799107) Released

Posting: Posting NC55799108 (55799108) Released

Publish date: 2019-01-26 20:46:37
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