Consultant: Displacement Tracking and Monitoring (DTM) Project Coordinator
Position Title : Consultant - Displacement Tracking and Monitoring (DTM) Project Coordinator
Duty Station : Maroua, Cameroon
Classification : Consultant, Grade OTHE
Type of Appointment : Consultant, Three Months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 01 October 2017
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.
Under the direct supervision of the Emergency Coordinator in Cameroon, and the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission for IOM Cameroon, the successful candidate will coordinate the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) project in the Far North region of Cameroon.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Review existing DTM mechanisms, including flow monitoring, site assessments, and other information gathering systems. Work in collaboration with the DTM Unit at IOM Geneva Headquarters (HQs) and Regional Office Dakar, to develop improvements in methodologies and assessments tools in order to increase analytical capabilities and capture fluid population movement trends in line with global standards.
Oversee all tracking and monitoring of population movements within the framework of the
DTM as well as any other tools of the DTM that are to be implemented.
Oversee the Information Management and Database Assistant to compile and analyze DTM data. Prepare reports on the findings of population tracking exercises and DTM missions, including IDPs registrations, assessments, and population mobility trends. Analyze DTM data to develop useful reports for internal and external stakeholders, including IOM project coordinators, donors, and the wider humanitarian sector.
Directly oversee the mobile teams of daily workers deployed in 4 Departments and ensure timely coordination and planning of their field visits (sites to be monitored etc.) in line with the budget, and make amendments and recommendations for improvement where necessary in coordination with the country DTM team and the Emergency Coordinator.
Ensure the provision of timely, accurate, standardized, and adequate information to all relevant stakeholders (humanitarian as well as transition/recovery actors) regarding movements, new displacements, mobility trends, and conditions in return/relocation areas paying special attention to the situation of vulnerable groups including children, elderly, and disabled persons.
Follow up with stakeholders on actions/responses undertaken following DTM findings.
Travel regularly to field locations to provide technical support to enumerators working under
direct IOM supervision as well as those working under the supervision of IOM’s implementing partners. Plan and organize appropriate capacity-building activities on topics related to DTM and internal displacement such as impact on receiving populations and human rights concerns.
Analyze information from the field and map the trends and needs within areas of displacement and potential return/resettlement.
Organize and participate in frequent and ongoing field visits to areas of transit and return to collect information through village assessments, focus group discussions and individual interviews.
Ensure that to the extent possible IMU (including GIS staff) provides support to other projects in the mission and assists with tool/database development and analysis.
Oversee the financial management of all DTM-related projects, including budget tracking and financial reporting together with the Emergency Coordinator.
Ensure up-to-date donor reporting of DTM projects.
Maintain an organized database and narrative reports of all information collected on population mobility.
Ensure the integration of gender perspectives and attention to specific women/girl's and children’s rights issues (vulnerable groups) within all IDPs/returnee activities.
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.
• Experience in humanitarian emergencies;
• Experience in the development and implementation of the Displacement Tracking Matrix
(DTM) or similar assessment and information management activities;
• Proficiency in at least two of the following: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher), statistical software (Stata, SAS, R, SPSS), Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign), or Geographic Information Systems software (ArcGIS or equivalent);
• Experience in coordinating field activities and managing an office team is required.
Fluency in English and French is required. Working knowledge of Spanish is an advantage.
• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms
• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders
• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others
• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services
• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.
• Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
• Professionalism - displays mastery of subject matter
• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.
• Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
• Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.
The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment or visa requirements and security clearances.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 01 October 2017 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
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