Project Officer – IOM – Panama City, Panama

Panama City, Panama
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Project Officer – IOM – Panama City, Panama

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Project Officer – IOM – Panama City, Panama

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Participate in the implementation of the integrated methodology for data collection and information management across all RICP activities.
  • Monitor Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (RMRP) 2020 implementation as per agreed timelines and draft progress reports.
  • Provide technical information and guidance on data collection processes and reporting mechanisms.
  • Carry out appropriate systems back up, restoration, and data validation, and implement relevant security procedures.
  • Provide technical guidance to the Regional coordination platform as well to the national and sub-regional platforms to facilitate the effective use of the designated information systems, including offline and online tools and applications and other systems.
  • Generate specific information products for the Regional platform as well as the National and Sub-Regional platforms. These products include infographics, dashboards, maps, reports, etc.
  • Assist in consolidating strategies and creating guidance documents for the national and sub-regional platforms to generate baseline data for the RMRP planning such as population figures, projections, people in need, target population, and funding requirements.
  • Provide technical support to national platform staff to comply with requirements for data collection and management, surveys and assessments, and maintenance and support of database systems.
  • Contribute to the design of effective IM solutions to meet RICP related needs in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Analyze existing Platform systems and structural capacities, availability of relevant datasets, and data and information gaps, and prepare technical inputs for the preparation of various proposals.
  • Conduct specific information management training modules for partners.
  • Check that the implementation of information management systems and applications adhere to Information Technology and Communication (ITC) Policies and Standards.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Information Management, Computer Science, Geography, Statistics 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 methodologies to calculate population and projection figures oriented to migrants;
  • Experience working with humanitarian sectors, specifically with an inter-sector focus;
  • Desired experience with Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) and Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) process as well as the humanitarian program cycle;
  • Proven experience with strategic planning approaches, information/data analysis, and report writing;
  • Experience in management of work teams;
  • Knowledge or experience of regional issues an advantage;
  • Work experience in donor relations and report writing for specific donors of IOM’s interest would be an advantage;
  • Experience managing common operational datasets.
  • IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.
  • For this position, fluency in English and Spanish is required (oral and written).
  • Working knowledge of French and/or Portuguese is an advantage.
Closing date for applications 23 January 2020 before midnight.

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