Information Management Officer at the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) - 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.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Information Management OfficerSVN No.: SVN 2019/131 (P)Location: LagosClassification: Professional Staff, Grade P2Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, Six months with possibility of extensionEstimated Start Date: As soon as possibleContextIrregular migration along the Central Mediterranean route is increasingly dangerous for migrants. Crossing the Mediterranean to Italy is by far the deadliest route, with 1 death recorded for 35 arrivals (IOM, 2016). In addition, over 70% of the migrants interviewed by IOM on their arrival in Italy report that they were victims of trafficking or other exploitative practices during their migratory journey along the routes of the Central Mediterranean.To meet these challenges IOM, with support from the European Union (EU), has developed targeted interventions in Nigeria and transit countries to protect the security, dignity and rights of migrants along this important and dangerous migration route and to help in improving the reintegration of returnees through an innovative approach. This will be achieved through different types of interventions including protection and assistance to vulnerable and stranded migrants, provision of direct assistance through search and rescue support, identification, referral and direct assistance to vulnerable migrants, assistance for voluntary return, support for sustainable reintegration in the communities of origin, the dissemination of accurate information on migration to migrants, potential migrants and communities, and the collection of data on migration flows.As part of IOM’s global efforts to strengthen information management in the area, systems are being upgraded and expanded to ensure that data is systematically stored and managed through a centralized, standardized system. The upgrade improves operational efficiency and the data produced will be used to develop the evidence base on migration and vulnerability and provide valuable insight into IOM’s programming. The expanded systems will also include processes to improve the assistance workflow and monitoring of the return and reintegration experiences and outcomes of returns, as well as the assistance provided to all migrants in vulnerable situations assisted by IOM.Working under the overall supervision of the Project Manager (MM) and Head of Sub Office, Lagos in Nigeria and the direct supervision of the Programme Support Officer (MM/PSU), Lagos and the thematic supervision of the Regional Office (RO) and Headquarters (HQs), the successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation, monitoring and effective coordination of Information Management related activities within the Migration Management Unit (MMU) in Nigeria.Core Functions / ResponsibilitiesAssist in planning, developing and supervising the implementation of all IM activities in Nigeria. Monitor quality output, allocation of resources to achieve the identified outputs, and the selection of personnel and partners, and participate in overall management functions.Coordinate with sub-units to identify and analyse needs related to information management and prepare tools, conduct preliminary analyses and draft reports relevant to proposed programmes.Support the Unit’s monitoring and evaluation team in developing tools and analyzing collected data for feedback mechanism, data management, and reporting.Support the roll out and application of the latest MiMOSA upgrade in Nigeria in particular for the use in EUTF funded migrant protection and reintegration programming.Participate in the development and maintenance of databases and other information management/reporting systems.Provide guidance and training on the implementation and effective use of data collection tools embedded in IOM’s institutional information management systems – including MiMOSA, Flow Monitoring and standardized M&E tools for voluntary return and reintegration – in Nigeria to support and improve data monitoring, analyses and reporting.Produce and provide data and information for the development of reports as required to be used for internal and external publications, with focus on IOM Nigeria’s Migration Management programming outcomes and impact.In coordination with the DTM team, support the Migration Data team in the implementation of Flow Monitoring related activities of the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration.Identify and implement practical solutions related to data collection, analysis, and visualization of Migration Management Unit’s activities, in line with best practices on data security and data protection.Monitor the data management aspect of implementing partners’ work and provide technical support as needed to ensure compliance and allow comprehensive reporting.Support in the drafting and operationalization of SOPs on data collection, compliance with organizational standards and real-time reporting of project activities.Participate in relevant seminars and meetings as well as other events focusing on Information Management.Undertake duty travel as required.Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

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