Job Description

Position Title : Web Development Officer Duty Station : Berlin, Germany Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3 Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, nine months with possibility of extension Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible Closing Date : 15 February 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. IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at

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:
  1. Internal candidates
  2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states:
Antigua and Barbuda; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People's Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Luxembourg; 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.


Under the overall supervision of the Director of the Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) and the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Coordinator, the successful candidate will function as the interlocutor between the GMDAC team and the web developers and lead on the technical and Content Development for the Global Migration Data Portal and the Knowledge Platform and Connection Hub of the Global Compact of Migration.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Be responsible for the content editing and upload of the Global Migration Data Portal to ensure regular updates, including world map data, Migration Governance profiles, content of the Data Innovation Directory, new regional overviews and translations.
  2. Manage, coordinate and mediate between the work of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) GMDAC and the external web developers, who are responsible for designing and developing the portal, as well as those developing the Knowledge Platform and Connection Hub of the Global Compact for Migration, for effective web development. Collaborate with the external web developers to formulate suitable solutions to complex problems and to identify new features.
  3. Manage, coordinate and mediate between IOM GMDAC, the external web developers and IOM’s Information Technology (IT) teams for an effective Technical Support for the Migration Data Portal and the Knowledge Platform and Connection Hub.
  4. Lead on the revision and upload of new material to the tools, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and Global Compact for Migration sections of the Migration Data Portal to ensure its relevance and comprehensiveness. Support issue resolution, update/Change Management and data links.
  5. Ensure the provision of language editing of the Migration Data Portal content for quality control purposes.
  6. Lead on the development of the repository of existing practices and on-demand function of the Knowledge Platform and Connection Hub by managing and supporting the tendering and web development processes.
  7. Present and promote the Portal and Knowledge Platform and Connection Hub at training workshops and other events, as required, to increase visibility.
  8. Perform such other duties as maybe assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Economics, International Relations, Business Administration, 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.


• Minimum five years of experience in designing and building information portals and easily accessible data tools; • Experience in working effectively and harmoniously in a team of colleagues of varied cultural and professional backgrounds; • Practical experience of how to multi-task, prioritize and work independently; • Experience in supervising web development of international platforms/portals.


• Computer literacy, especially in Drupal and Microsoft Office applications.

• Strong background in migration data and Capacity Building.

• Strong organizational skills.

• Good knowledge of IOM’s structure and portfolios.

• Proven ability to produce quality work accurately and concisely according to set deadlines.


IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.

For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French, Spanish and/or German 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 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.

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.

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.

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