VN 2020/021 SV Emergency Information Management National Officer

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: El Salvador
Organization: International Organization for Migration
Closing date: 31 Dec 2020

Open to Internal and External Candidates

Position Title : Emergency Information Management National Officer

Duty Station : San Salvador

Classification : General Service Staff, NOA

Type of Appointment : One Year Fixed Term

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : Dec 31st, 2020

Reference Code : VN2021/020 SV

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 overall supervision of the Chief of Mission for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, the direct supervision of the Head of Unit – IBM/ICT and the secondary supervision of the Head of Unit – Analysis; and in close coordination with the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Unit at Headquarters (HQs), the successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation of Data Collection and Information Management (IM) activities to support the Emergency Response, as well as to support initiatives on internal displacement, migration, development, among others in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

• Coordinate the design and implementation of Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) activities in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to facilitate timely information on human mobility through a solid methodological framework, supervision of field teams (12-24 persons), coherence with Global DTM standards and close coordination with the DTM Unit at the Headquarters (HQ).

• Provide technical guidance to facilitate the effective collection and use of information humanitarian emergencies (including sitreps, information systems, surveys, etc.) in order to support evidence-based decision making based on humanitarian principles.

• Conduct analysis and research on Internal Displacement (IDPs), in close coordination with IOM´s initiatives at the global level, to support the availability of reliable data in the region.

• Coordinate data collection activities as needed, (including sampling, survey design, field teams training and supervision, etc.) such as household and individual surveys, in order to ensure reliable data is generated through a solid methodological framework.

• Supervise volunteers, and non-staff personnel, as required, in order to ensure adequate performance by developing terms of reference, maintaining follow-up meetings and reviewing outputs.

• Conduct in depth analysis on human mobility and development to foster migration data availability in the region to contribute with evidence-based decision making for public policy.

• Generate specific information products for the Information Management Unit to be utilized in donor/stakeholder briefings, project proposals, and contractual and/or ad-hoc reports. These products include infographics, dashboards, maps, reports, etc.

• Update on a regular basis the Information Management Unit in the region carrying out appropriate data validation, back-up, and data protection procedures.

• Design effective information management workflows and reporting tools to support Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting according to donor regulations and obligations ensuring coherence with the approved workplan.

• Support projects and units in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to produce robust information across all the Organization by providing technical assistance on data collection and management activities.

• Participate in working groups, meetings, presentations, etc. for UN, donors, government counterparts and relevant stakeholders, as needed, as well as to provide support to IOM´s mission with CCCM responsibilities.

• Develop and conduct trainings to key personnel and government stakeholders in the region on data management and research, data protection principles and guidelines, emergency response, among others. to improve their skills and knowledge on relevant human mobility topics.

• Support the preparation of both IOM’s and inter-agency concept notes and proposals for potential donors and funding opportunities in organizational areas of interest, as needed, facilitating the incorporation of cross-cutting themes (i.e. gender, protection, etc.) in line with IOM´s Project Handbook.

• Support financial planning and budgeting for the Information Unit activities in the region to support the mission in coordination with the Project Manager and relevant units.

• Undertake other duties requested by the Mission that may be assigned from time to time which are commensurate to the position.

Required Qualifications and Experience

Education and Experience


• University degree in economics, statistics, public policy or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training & experience.

• Experience in information management including data collection, processing, and analysis.

• Experience in Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) activities in Emergency Response context

• Experience in the development of information products related to vulnerable populations for diverse audiences.

• Experience working with large data sets.

• Research experience in the fields of population studies, early childhood development, migration, refugees/IDPs; including field experience in quantitative studies coordination and implementation.

• Experience in consultancies, including the development of terms of references, follow up, activities implementation, information product review, etc.

• Experience in information management activities, including data collection, processing, analysis and content development in the context of emergency response and humanitarian assistance.

• Experience in the design and implementation of surveys and questionnaires, including the supervision of interviewers and cartographers.

• Experience in the development of DTM and/or emergency reports within a short period of time

• Experience in the supervision of field teams, including payroll of large surveyors' teams.

• Experience in project proposal design and implementation is a plus.

• Experience in financial planning and budgeting is plus.


• In depth knowledge of the broad range of migration related subject areas dealt with by the Organization such as Internal Displacement, Reintegration, among others.

• In depth Knowledge of the Cluster Approach for Humanitarian and Emergency Response, specially the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster.

• In depth knowledge of the Sphere Handbook for Humanitarian and Emergency Response.

• In depth knowledge of Data Protection Principles, knowledge of IOM’s Data Protection Guidelines is a plus

• Knowledge of UN and bilateral donor programming.

• Knowledge of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals

• Knowledge of statistical software such as R Software, SPSS, PSPP, SAS and/or Stata.

• Knowledge of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) is a plus.

• Excellent written and oral English communication skills, with focus on research papers and descriptive reports for diverse audiences.

• Demonstrated team-building skills.

• Participation in international programs on irregular migration, such as trafficking in persons, smuggling, among others is a plus.


Fluency in Spanish and English (oral and written)

Required 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.

How to apply:


Interested internal candidates are invited to submit their applications by completing and sending the Internal Application Form (form attached), a letter of interest, and a CV to the following e-mail address: by December 31st,2020 at the latest, referring to this advertisement. Personal History Form optional.

External Candidates that comply with the profile will need to send the Resume and a letter of interest to by December 31st,2020** at the latest, referring to this advertisement.


· The motivation/cover letter should be a maximum of 1 page long and in English. It should state the position(s) you are applying for

· The CV should be a maximum of 2 pages long and in English.


· Only the applications that comply with the required profile will be taken into consideration.

· Those applications received after the due date or the ones that don’t include the name of the position, will not be considered.

· This vacancy is open for local staff or international staff with legal permit to work in the Country.

· The attachment shouldn’t weight over 2 MB.

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