Senior Information Management Assistant (DTM)

The Job

Open to Internal and External Candidates



Organizational Unit


Duty Station

Yemen, Sana’a

IOM Classification

G 6

Type of Appointment

Special Short-Term (SST) Graded Contract, 6 Months (With a possibility of renewal)



Estimated Start Date

As soon as possible

Closing Date

Wednesday 25 November 2020

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and 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.

Organizational Context and Scope:

Working under the overall supervision of the Programme Manager (DTM) and the direct supervision of the Database Officer (DTM) and technical support from the information management team, the incumbent will be manage data-processing of large scale data collection DTM information product design and support DTM information systems development.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Support the Database Officer in developing, implementing and administering database information systems aimed at gathering and processing information required.
  2. Develop data collection, data entry and data analytics tools to ensure accurate and reliable data are collected, stored, and submitted in a timely manner, to be further processed.
  3. Provide user support on data collection systems to ensure smooth execution of DTM field operations. Ensure maintenance of databases and data collection systems.
  4. Develop guidelines and training materials and organize training sessions on data collection tools and DTM information systems for the field staff and relevant partners.
  5. Support the Database Officer in identifying gaps in data and information relevant to operations and assist in the preparation of reports on displacement trends, needs assessments and programme activities.
  6. Implement proper backup, restore, data validation, and security procedures to ensure data consistency, integrity and availability, while guaranteeing the respect of IOM Data Management Policies, specifically regarding confidentiality and destruction of data.
  7. Visit field offices to provide technical support to the usage of information and database systems.
  8. Represent the DTM program in meetings, and events organized at the local and national levels
  9. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience


University degree / Certificate in Computer Sciences, information system or an equivalent combination of relevant training and field experience.


  • Minimum Six years of experience (Four Years for University Degree holders) in Data/Information management, database development using any or more of the following tools: MS Access, SharePoint, C#, ASP.NET, SQL Server. Knowledge of ARC GIS or other mapping software.
  • Experience in using and managing data collection mobile application software (KOBO, ODK, Fieldwork). Ability and flexibility to travel frequently to required governorates.
  • Personal commitment, efficiency, flexibility, drive for results; capacity to work effectively and harmoniously within a team of colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds.
  • Experience working in international organizations and the humanitarian community will be an added advantage. Demonstrated understanding of different data collection methodologies.
  • Demonstrated team-building and information management skills. Experience with handling confidential data.

Languages: English and Arabic

Required Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and 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 1

  • 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.


Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Only candidates residing in the country of the duty station within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, national of the country with automatic right to live and work in the country, and security clearances.

Female with the above qualifications are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via the following link

All applications should include a functional email address, mobile numbers and detailed curriculum vitae (CV). “Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted”

Posting period: 15 Nov 2020 to 25 Nov 2020

  • Employer: IOM
  • Category: Computers/IT
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 15 November 2020
  • Deadline: 25 November 2020