Data Coordinator (Migration Governance Indicators (MGI))
Years of experience:
19 Dec 2019
Position Title : Data Coordinator (Migration Governance Indicators (MGI))
Duty Station : Berlin, Germany
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3
Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 19 December 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 work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at www.iom.int/diversity.
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; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Djibouti; El Salvador; Fiji; Gabon; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Papua New Guinea; 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.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) conducts and supports data analysis designed to guide and inform migration policy and practice. The Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC), based in Berlin, Germany, responds to IOM’s call for upgrading its capacity to collect and analyse migration data, and to develop closer partnerships with data providers and academic institutions. GMDAC acts as a “data hub” for decision-makers and practitioners seeking the best available migration data.
Together with IOM’s Multilateral Processes Division in Geneva, GMDAC developed the Migration Governance Indicators (MGI) as a benchmarking tool to support governments in assessing their existing frameworks on migration.
Under the direct supervision of the Director of GMDAC, the successful incumbent will lead on the technical aspects of the MGI project, mainly data collection and analysis, and quality control of the MGI assessments. The successful candidate will be responsible for the liaison with the Economist Intelligence Unit on all technical aspects of the project.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Lead data collection and data management for the Migration Governance Indicators project, including by reviewing and developing the MGI methodology (when necessary); backstopping and supporting the work of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU); and liaising with EIU and IOM country offices to ensure an effective data collection and report production process in each MGI country.
Ensure quality of all MGI matrices and reports, including MGI follow-up assessments as well as any other MGI-based publication.
Manage, guide and coordinate the review, as well as editing, layout and publication of all MGI profiles on, the Global Migration Data Portal and on IOM´s Online Bookstore.
Lead and ensure the strengthening of the MGI knowledge management system.
Act as the Focal Point for liaison and coordination with other UN agencies on data and contributing to data analysis, including to ensure the integration of a gender perspective.
Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Economics, International Relations, Migration studies, Social Sciences, Law, Development Studies, International Affairs 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.
• Strong background in migration data;
• Experience in governance and policy analysis, ideally in the field of migration;
• Familiarity with key global and regional processes in the field of migration;
• Computer literacy, especially Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel;
• Experience with statistical programmes, like STATA, of advantage.
• Strong organizational skills;
• Ability to timely understand the Organization’s structure and portfolios;
• Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team of colleagues of varied cultural and professional backgrounds;
• Proven ability to produce quality work accurately and concisely according to set deadlines;
• Practical experience of how to multi-task, prioritize and work independently.
IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.
For this position, fluency in English is (oral and written) and working knowledge of French and/or
Spanish is required. Working knowledge of German is an advantage.
1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database
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. https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf
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 endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board 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.