DTM International Consultant – Designing and adapting Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) to the Ulaanbaatar city context

Consultant, Grade OTHE
Overall supervision
Chief of Mission (COM)
Duty Station
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Number of positions
Closing Date
Starting Date
As soon as possible
5 Months


In July 2017 IOM Mongolia launched a pilot phase of the eighteen-month project “Understanding and Managing Internal Migration in Mongolia”. This pilot phase aimed to strengthen internal migration management through enhanced data collection and capacity building of government agencies and key stakeholders. Two reports were produced under this project: the “Mongolia: Internal Migration Study” and “The Urban Migrant Vulnerability Assessment,” as well as a policy brief on internal migration. These studies and the policy brief provided a baseline and recommendations for further initiatives to improve management of internal migration in Mongolia.  
In this follow up phase of “Understanding and Managing Internal Migration in Mongolia,” IOM will work with relevant government ministries, Committees and Sub-Councils to mainstream migration into national, local and sectoral policies and development plans to improve management of rural to urban migratory flows through supporting national and local authorities in planning and carrying out interventions to reduce internal migrant vulnerability




Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (COM) based in Beijing, China, direct supervision of Programme Manager and in cooperation with relevant units at the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok and at Headquarters (HQs), the successful candidate will support the adaptation of existing Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Mongolia methodology into the Ulaanbaatar city context. This will include conceptualization of operational implementation strategy and workplan; development of tools for data collection, geo data base development, data management infrastructure, GIS mapping and reporting; support implementation of the first round(s) of DTM in Ulaanbaatar city. In particular, he/she will:




Specific duties and responsibilities will include the following tasks:
  1. In close coordination with the Regional (Bangkok) and Global (Geneva) Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Support team, adapt the existing DTM methodology in Mongolia for implementation within the city of Ulaanbaatar. Develop a detailed operational implementation strategy and workplan and data collection tools.
  2. In close coordination with the National DTM officer, set up the DTM activities in Ulaanbaatar city and coordinate the operations and implementation of first round(s) of DTM data collection in coordination with relevant national stakeholders.
  3. In close coordination with the National DTM officer, coordinate the data collection processes and information management activities, including, but not limited to, data mapping, encoding, storing, processing, analysis and production of various types of information products specific to aspects related to GIS and information management.
  4. Support with the identification of/and support analyse existing GIS systems and structure capacities, availability of relevant datasets, and data and information gaps. Design effective systems/solutions to meet all IM-related needs in an accurate and timely manner.
  5. In collaboration with National DTM Consultant, develop and formatting DTM documents and reports including but not limited to DTM dashboards, maps, reports, etc.
  6. In collaboration with National DTM Consultant, prepare DTM training materials and implement training for IOM staff and relevant national stakeholders.
  7. Participate in relevant meetings and events related to DTM activities;
  8. Ensure protection mainstreaming and the inclusion of gender indicators in DTM;
  9. Submit a detailed consultancy report that is analytical in approach and specify challenges faced in implementing the programme and recommend a solution to the challenges; 
  10. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Realistic Delivery Dates and Details as to how the work must be delivered
The detailed work plan and delivery dates will be confirmed directly with the successful candidate:

  • First draft of DTM methodology, including tools for data collection, data management, reporting, as well as training materials, and activities planning in the Ulaanbaatar city context - within 2 month of start date;
  • Finalization of a DTM methodology and relevant documents – within 4 months of start date.
  • Rolling out of trainings for relevant government officials, FPs and IOM – within 4 months of start date
  • Rolling out of the first round of DTM assessments in Ulaanbaatar city – within 5 months of start date




The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following technical competencies:  

  • Strong and demonstrable interest in migration, disaster management and/or humanitarian issues;
  • Delivers on set objectives in hardship situations;
  • Effectively coordinates actions with other implementing partners;
  • Excellent communication skills; capable to share ideas and explain results to all levels of the Organization and stakeholders;
  • Experience in data collection and data management. Proven ability to gather and extract information from multiple sources;
  • Proficiency in one or more statistical analysis software such as: Stata, SAS, SPSS, R;
  • Proficiency in using two or more of the following tools: Access, Visual Basic, Java, ASP, SQL, Oracle or Python;
  • Of value is experience in the development, refinement and implementation of population database systems (such as registrations, census or surveys);
  • Expertise in machine learning, data mining, predictive analytics, artificial intelligence and/or risk modelling. Hands-on mathematical programming and modelling;
  • Strong skills on Excel are required. Knowledge of BI Visualization tools (Power BI, SAS Visual Analytics, Tableau, etc.);
  • Familiarity with GIS and web mapping an asset. Experience in distributed platforms (Hadoop, Spark, etc.) and/or Natural Language Processing an advantage.



Master’s degree in Statistics or Quantitative field (Math, Computer Science, Physics/Chemistry, Econometrics, Bioinformatics, etc.), or, alternatively, an equivalent combination of related education with relevant 3-4 years of professional experience. Excellent knowledge of statistics, survey and assessment methodologies and database management.

Excellent writing and communication skills, efficiency and flexibility. Ability to work under pressure. Attention to detail and quality and capacity to meet deadlines. Strong analytical skills and creative thinking. Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds.



 Required: English (oral and written)Advantageous:  Mongolian, Russian



Interested candidates must submit updated CV and cover letter (PDF format, single file) to iomubadminhr@iom.int indicating DTM International Consultant (Mongolia) in the subject line, no later than Wednesday, 12th February NOTE: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Incomplete applications will not be considered