VN2021/007 GT -Senior Information Management and Research Assistant (UMI) -G6

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Guatemala
Organization: International Organization for Migration
Closing date: 25 Mar 2021

O**pen to Internal and External Candidates**

Position Title : Senior Information Management and Research Assistant

Duty Station : Guatemala City, Guatemala

Classification : General Service Staff, Grade G6

Type of Appointment : One Year Fixed Term

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : March 25, 2021

Reference Code : VN2021/007 GT

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 environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.


IOM´s Information Unit seeks to strengthen the governments’ capacity to manage, collect and analyse migration information to support humanitarian action and protection of vulnerable populations in the Northern Triangle of Central America.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, the direct supervision of the Head of Unit Analysis Information Management and Research Officer and the secondary supervision of the IRM Sub-regional Project Coordinator, the incumbent will be responsible for assisting in the implementation, processing and analysis of data, as well as the design and developing of methodological frameworks and tools to collect reliable information in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Specifically, he/she will have the following core functions and responsibilities:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

• Contribute to the design of methodology frameworks for data collection activities in the NTCA.

• Liaise with government counterpart, donors, UN agencies, and relevant stakeholders on a regular basis to support the implementation of the Information Unit activities in Guatemala.

• Conduct general data processing and analysis of primary data (Returns, Displacement, Migration, Remittances and Development) and secondary social, economic and demographic information related with human mobility patterns.

• Explore and apply new data visualization techniques to increase data insight, visibility and associate policy-related opportunities, challenges, and priorities for internal use and external communication.

• Participate in the development of standard operating procedures aimed to improve the quality of data collection and registration activities.

• Train and supervise interviewers and data entry assistants in the NTCA, focusing on data quality and consistency in order to ensure reliable products.

• Monitor third-party data collection activities under the direct guidelines provided by the information and research unit of IOM

• Elaborate budgets and financial plans for data collection and information management activities.

• Present information products to counterparts as requested.

• Close collaboration with the Public Information and Communications Unit and other relevant departments and units, ensuring smooth and constant flow of project-delivered data from all activities to internal reporting needs.

• Identify gaps on data and information relevant to the project and contribute to the preparation of solutions-based approach.

• Provide user support and assistance with trainings on information management tools and reporting needs.

• When requested, work alongside with IOM stakeholders/partners, IOM operations staff to undertake assessments at primary level.

• Support, as needed, the effective collection and use of information humanitarian emergencies (including sitreps, information systems, surveys, etc.), as well as to contribute with IOM´s mission with CCCM responsibilities.

• Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience

Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Economics, Actuarial Sciences, or a combination of relevant education and professional experience with 4 years of experience

• Experience in processing and analysis of large datasets.

• Experience in the development of reports for different audiences.

• Experience in a research project is a plus.

• Experience data collection for empirical research is a plus.

• Experience with human mobility and remittances data is desirable.


• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

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

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

• Basic knowledge of GIS tools (e.g. ArcGIS) is a plus.

• Knowledge of UN and bilateral donor programming is a plus.

• Knowledge of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals is a plus.


Fluency in English and Spanish is required (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 March 25h, 2021 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 March 25h, 2021 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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