DTM/AKO Environmental Induced Displacement Intern - Paid Internship

Classification: 
Geographic focus: Ethiopia, Thematic focus: climate change, environmental drivers, climate-induced displacement
Reporting directly: 
Ethiopia DTM Coordinator
Overall supervision: 
Global DTM Coordinator (London)
Thematic supervision: 
Migration Environment and Climate Change Division (Geneva)
Duty Station: 
London, UK
Number of positions: 
1
Closing Date: 
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Starting Date: 
As soon as possible
Status: 
Duration: 
6 months
 
I. ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT AND SCOPE
 
Since 2004 the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) is IOM’s main operational tool for tracking and monitoring the movements and the evolving needs of displaced populations. It has been systematically deployed in medium to large-scale humanitarian response operations in the last five years, including in all Level 3 emergencies. During 2016, DTM has been active in over 40 countries. To coordinate and support operations implemented by approximately 2,200 staff, the global DTM support team is comprised of 40 specialists across eight locations (Geneva, London, Bangkok, Nairobi, Dakar, Cairo, Vienna and The Hague). Since its inception the global support team includes, on average, 50% female and 50% male staff as well as a diverse range of nationalities.
 
Global DTM support is organized within the following units: Global System Management (GSM); Project and Operations Support (POS); Operations and Methodological Framework (OMF); Data Systems and Centralization (DSC); Data Management, Verification and Procedures (MVP); Digital Content Management (DCM); Analytics, Knowledge and Output Quality (AKO); Data Models and Learning (DML); DTM and Data Partnerships (DDP); Geospatial Analytics (GSA); Data Initiated Operations (DIO); and Humanitarian and Development Solutions (HDS). 
 
Located in the IOM London office, under the direct supervision of the Ethiopia DTM Coordinator (Addis Ababa), the thematic supervision of the Migration Environment and Climate Change Division (Geneva) and the overall/daily supervision of the Global DTM Coordinator (London), the successful candidate will integrate the AKO unit.
 
II. RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
 
Common to AKO unit, with geographic focus: Ethiopia
Provide support in analysis and interpretation of DTM data as well as in DTM documents requiring remote assistance, as tasked by DTM Ethiopia;
Facilitate the organization of webinars in support of DTM Ethiopia to ensure regular internal and external updates on human mobility trends, changes and any other significant observations surrounding human mobility in Ethiopia;
If necessary, to provide updates on human mobility trends, changes and any other significant observations surrounding human mobility in Ethiopia;
Assist DTM Ethiopia in the production and quality control of documents;
Coordinate with other units of the global DTM support team also in contact with DTM Ethiopia in order to ensure continuity of functional workflows; 
The candidate should be permanently up to date on the most recent human mobility trends, changes and any other significant observations surrounding human mobility in Ethiopia and East Africa.
 
Thematic focus: climate change, environmental drivers, climate-induced displacement
Develop analytical framework on how to better measure environmental induced displacement as a phenomena
Develop draft case-study in analysing the dichotomy between climate-induced migration (displacement) and conflict-induced migration (displacement) and the how each of the phenomena correlates;
Prepare and initiate design for research to support DTM with solid evidence towards designing its Village Assessment (VAS) component;
Identify and report on human mobility trends and interactions, with a specific focus to climate change and environmental drivers, and any other significant observations surrounding human mobility captured by DTM in the thematic area of climate change, environmental drivers and climate-induced displacement;
Provide administrative and logistical support when needed.   
Perform such other duties as may be assigned.  


III. COMPETENCIES

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following competencies: 
Excellent quantitative analytical capacities, strong research, writing, and communication skills; ability to prepare clear and concise reports; 
 
BEHAVIOURAL  
 
Strong and demonstrable interest in migration and/or humanitarian issues; personal commitment, efficiency, flexibility; ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team and with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds under tight deadlines. 
 
IV. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE 
 
Advanced degree from an accredited academic institution in a field of study related to mathematics, econometrics, international development, or other relevant disciplines where data analysis was a core component.
 
V. LANGUAGES
 
Required
Excellent communication skills in English (written and oral) 
 
Advantageous
Knowledge of another UN language
 

VI. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Applicants to the IOM internship programme must, at the time of application, meet one of the following requirements:

a) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent); or

b) Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or

c) Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within one year of graduation.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates must submit updated CV and cover letter (in PDF format and only one file with your name and surname) to dtmrecruitment@iom.int adding DTM/AKO Environmental Induced Displacement Intern in the subject line, no later than Sunday 20th January.
 
NOTE: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and incomplete applications or submitted in more than one file (CV+cover letter in PDF format) will not be considered