DTM & Partners Toolkit (Remote- Deliverable Based Consultancy)

Duty Station
Remote - Deliverable Based
Number of positions
1
Type
Consultant
Closing Date
Starting Date
As soon as possible
Status
Open

 

I. BACKGROUND

 

Humanitarian response should be based on relevant, reliable data, as well as a shared understanding of context and needs. However, even when data and analysis are produced with the aim of informing a response, they are not always fully utilized or some necessary data may be missing. This depends on several factors, including insufficient and unstructured engagement of data users and other actors during the data collection planning, analysis and dissemination phases. This often results in resources being invested in collecting data that does not fully correspond to the information needed by decision makers.
The DTM & Partners Toolkit contains practical tools and guidance to a common approach that supports DTM and partners obtain useful and usable data and analysis in their humanitarian response.
It is the implementation of the joint outcomes of the EDAUUR WG. The Working Group on Useful and Usable Data and Analysis (EDAUUR) under the Grand Bargain work stream on Needs Assessments developed tools and guidance to address these challenges. The EDAUUR WG was composed of:

  • Global Clusters and AoRs (including the Global CCCM Cluster, the Global Child Protection AoR, the Global Education Cluster, the Global Food Security Cluster, the Global GBV AoR, the Global Health Cluster, the Global Protection Cluster, the Global Shelter Cluster, the Global UNICEF Cluster Coordination Team and the Global WASH Cluster)
  • UN Offices and Agencies (including UNHCR FICS, IOM DTM, WFP VAM, OCHA FIS and OCHA NAAS)
  • Donors (including DIFD, ECHO and OFDA)
  • NGOs (including DRC, Geneva Centre for Humanitarian Demining, MapAction, REACH – Impact and Terre Des Hommes Lausanne) and
  • Other organizations and initiatives (including ACAPS, JIPS, PIM, IDMC and ICRC)

The approach proposed by EDAUUR WG aims at structuring engagement between data producers and data users before, during and after the data collection, analysis and dissemination processes. This approach will help humanitarian responders obtain information they can use through effective, predictable and clear engagement of all necessary actors according to their roles and skillsets. Data and analysis obtained through a predictable process with clear roles and responsibilities will provide responders with the right information to make decisions and better meet the needs of affected populations. Outcomes and Tools of the EDAUUR WG available online at: https://interagencystandingcommittee.org/system/files/ensuring_data_and_analysis_is_useful_and_usable_for_response_-_tools.pdf
 

DTM & Partners Toolkit and the EDAUUR Approach


DTM and Partners began implementing and operationalizing the results from EDAUUR’s work by jointly developing a toolkit that applies the approach developed by the working group to the work of DTM teams and Partners in the field to support cooperation.
DTM worked with the many Partners, including: Global CCCM Cluster, Global Child Protection AoR, Global Education Cluster, Global GBV AoR, Global Health Cluster, Global Protection Cluster, Global Shelter Cluster, Global UNICEF Cluster Coordination Team, Global WASH Cluster, Geneva-based Cash Working Group, Global AAP and PSEA experts from IOM, the IASC Task Force and Translators Without Borders. Partners are those who participate in the humanitarian response, and include Clusters, Sectors, WGs, NGOs, International Organizations, Authorities, UN agencies, IOM Programmes and more.
A Common Objective: The common objective of DTM and Partners is to ensure that DTM collects data that Partners can use. After common challenges faced by field colleagues were identified, DTM and Partners worked jointly to find ways to overcome said challenges. The resulting approach and tools are now in the jointly developed and publicly available DTM & Partners Toolkit (https://displacement.iom.int/dtm-toolkit/dtm-partners-toolkit).
In line with the results of the EDAUUR work, a predictable approach was defined to be consistently rolled out in all responses. The approach is based on the common assessment process, which was identified by EDAUUR Partners as commonly recognized as effective, as well as agreed upon by most actors.


Tools:
The DTM & Partners Toolkit contains tools that facilitate implementation in the field: presentations on DTM; methodology documents; FAQs; lists of DTM datasets used for strategic, programmatic and operational decision-making; guides on the effective use of DTM data for specific sectors; and the DTM Field Companion. The Field Companion is an analysis plan for DTM Multi Sectoral Location Assessment information needs and proposed question phrasing in English, that were agreed upon by DTM and Global Clusters, AoRs and WGs; it links information needs to appropriate questions, analysis and use of results.
Approach and main tools are included in the DTM & Partners Cooperation Pocket Guide available at: https://displacement.iom.int/dtm-partners-toolkit/predictable-approach. An exemplification illustrated in comics is also available at the same link.
Based on feedback from DTM and Partners during the last two years, a report was produced, and a new version of the Toolkit will be developed starting from October 2022. This position supports the improvements to the toolkit.
 

 

II. PROJECT CONTEXT AND SCOPE

 

Supporting the development of new version of DTM & Partners Toolkit.
Under the direct supervision of the Senior DTM Coordination Officer and the overall supervision of the Global DTM Coordinator, the successful candidate will support, with guidance by the Snr Data and Analysis Quality Advocate, on reviewing, adjusting and drafting tools and on Capacity Building activities for DTM and Partners colleagues in the field
 

 

III. DELIVERABLES

 

By end of October 2022:

  • Complete the Skill Development Pathway on Data and Analysis for Protection (SDP-DAP) standard training course (first 10 days)
  • Upload all new tools - developed so far- to DTM and Partners Toolkit
  • Revise all existing Toolkit material to ensure consistency in visuals and text in line with visual guidelines
  • Tag all existing Toolkit documents for search function
  • Support in the organization, facilitation and follow up of online SDP DAP training sessions

By end of November 2022:

  • Develop or review new and adjusted tools following Work Sessions with Snr Data and Analysis Quality Advocate and partners, Document changes made and rationale
  • Upload new tools to DTM and Partners Toolkit and Tag them
  • Draft and Record introductions and explanatory material for website
  • Update the interactive section of the toolkit weekly
  • Create and Manage Internal and external mailing lists for dissemination of news on the Toolkit

By end of December 2022:

  • Develop or review new and adjusted tools following Work Sessions with Snr Data and Analysis Quality Advocate and partners, Document changes made and rationale
  • Upload new tools to DTM and Partners Toolkit and Tag them
  • Draft and Record introductions and explanatory material for website
  • Update the interactive section of the toolkit weekly
  • Create and Manage Internal and external mailing lists for dissemination of news on the Toolkit
  • Prepare dissemination material and social media posts for Toolkit page and new tools with guidance by the Communication Consultant
  • Support the drafting and revision of the IOM Practical Guidelines on Protection Information Management and Assessments in Emergencies
  • Ensure translations of training packages in relevant languages are verified

 

 

IV. EDUCATION

 

Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in social sciences, communication, adult learning, development, international relations, economics or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

 


V. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

 

  • A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in the Humanitarian, development sectors or knowledge management, learning or communication
  • Experience in effective communication and writing in English (Provide 2 samples)
  • Experience in communication and training across cultures
  • Excellent writing skills in English
  • Outstanding attention to details and a strong drive to achieve results
  • Excellent people’s skills and communication abilities, ability to actively listen and use logic and creativity to develop effective communication/training tools
  • Ability to organize own workload and meet tight deadlines, to work independently once objectives are clear and to ask for guidance when needed, respecting instructions and deadlines.
  • Ability to work remotely and flexibility on adapting working hours to different time zones
  • Ability to use Excel at intermediate level, Excellent use of MS Power Point and Word


Desirable:

  • Work experience in humanitarian or development response with an NGO, a UN agency, or other international organization, and in the Cluster system
  • Work experience in Information Management, Assessment, Analysis, data management or related fields
  • Work experience in Protection, or GBV, Child protection, Disability Inclusion
  • Work experience with vulnerable groups
  • Combined field and office experience

 


VI. LANGUAGES


Required:

  • Fluency in English, oral and written

Advantageous:

  • Fluency in one of the following: Russian, Spanish, French or Arabic (oral and written)
  • Fluency in one or more non-European languages

How to apply
Interested candidates may submit their applications in only one PDF file, including cover letter and CV, no later than 9th September 2022 at dtmrecruitment@iom.int adding "DTM & Partners Toolkit Consultancy" in the subject line.
NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 

 

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates may submit their applications in only one PDF file, including cover letter and CV, no later than 11th September 2022 at dtmrecruitment@iom.int adding "DTM & Partners Toolkit Consultancy" in the subject line.


NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.