Job Description

Country: Sudan Organization: International Organization for Migration Closing date: 5 Apr 2021 Position Title: Project Support Officer (DTM)

Duty Station: Khartoum, Sudan

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade UG

Type of Appointment: Special short-term ungraded, 6 months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 05 April 2021

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. Internal and external candidates will be considered for this vacancy. For the purposes of this vacancy, internal candidates are defined as staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded or ungraded contract, including Junior Professional Officers (JPOs), staff on Special Leave Without Pay (SLWOP), and staff members on secondment/loan released by the Organization, unless otherwise specified in their contract. Staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded contract will not retain their contract type if appointed to an ungraded position.


Under the overall supervision of the Head of Programmes (HoP); and direct supervision of the Programme Officer (DTM), the Project Support Officer will be responsible for supporting project implementation and operations, coordinating Emergency Data Collection, conceptualizing additional DTM assessments and supporting operational expansion.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Support the development of relevant DTM tools such as multi-sectoral, inter-sectoral, and thematic assessments, alerts, state profiles, etc.

Support methodological conceptualization for operational expansion of DTM activities in Coordination with the Programme Officer.

Support the operational expansion of DTM's activities through context monitoring and application of relevant methodological components to the new areas of operation.

Conduct Analysis of quantitative data and findings of DTM data collection rounds and determine relevant information for inclusion in monthly and quarterly reports in coordination with the DTM Reporting Officer.

Conceptualize relevant infographics, graphs, maps and tables based on data collection assessments to be included in DTM reports and updates in coordination with the DTM Reporting Officer.

Support in the coordination of high-level projects and data collection exercises through all phases including engagement with relevant partners, developing assessment tools and providing trainings.

Track and answer information / data requests from IOM (IOM HQ and other missions) and external staff (Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), sector etc.) in coordination with the Programme Officer.

Support the Programme Officer in liaising with humanitarian sectors and partners including Regional Office (RO) and HQ in order to plan and conduct desk-reviews, flash, thematic, or inter-sectoral assessments.

Coordinate with the field on emergency and standard data collection operations, trainings and general activities.

Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master's degree in, Migration Studies, Anthropology, Humanitarian Affairs, Development Studies, Political Science, International Relations, 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 project development, scientific or academic writing, routine reporting; and,
  • Experience in the displacement and migration field.

  • Excellent research, writing, communication and analytical skills; ability to prepare clear and concise reports; personal commitment, efficiency, flexibility;
  • Ability to read quantitative findings from different data collection exercises, and translate it into meaningful information and narrative;
  • Knowledge of migration-related issues particularly with regard to the Middle East North Africa and Sub Saharan Africa; and,
  Ability to present research findings to different pools of stakeholders (donors, governments, academics, practitioners, etc).


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.

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 (

Required Competencies:

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
  • 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.
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.

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.

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 05 April 2021 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: Posting period:

From 23.03.2021 to 05.04.2021 No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

Requisition: CFA 2021 12 Project Support Officer (DTM) (UG) Khartoum, Sudan (56907370) Released Posting: Posting NC56907371 (56907371) Released
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