Data and Impact Analytics Coordinator

International Organization for Migration, Germany

Skill Required:, IT and ICT
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th December, 2019

Job Description

The UN Migration Agency’s (IOM) Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) is part of the International Cooperation and Partnerships Department (ICP). GMDAC is responsible for providing all stakeholders with a better understanding of global migration data and improving the global evidence base for migration policy and programming. GMDAC is involved in a variety of tasks including data analysis and collection, support for IOM missions, capacity building for IOM member governments and knowledge management (communication). GMDAC is expanding its technical, data-driven analytical support to IOM missions worldwide. This service includes technical advice, training and operational collaboration on data collection, data analysis, visualization, and report writing with a view to improve evidence-based programming in IOM. IOM GMDAC partners with internal and external stakeholders to leverage Page 1 / 5 the potential of data to improve evidence-based programming in the field of migration. Under this programme of work, GMDAC has been conducting rigorous impact assessments in different IOM regions in close collaboration with IOM country and regional offices. GMDAC provides technical assistance in assessing the effectiveness of projects, for example information campaigns, using robust, scientific methods and systematic data collection. GMDAC aims to scale up and diversify its analytical support function globally. To coordinate this work GMDAC is hiring a Data & Impact Analytics Coordinator. Under the direct supervision of the Director of the Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) in Berlin, Germany, and in close coordination with IOM country and regional offices, , various thematic areas across the IOM, donors and relevant academic networks, the successful candidate will coordinate a team of staff to implement data analytics projects including – but not limited to – rigorous impact studies, develop new projects, and strengthen GMDAC’s internal support for IOM missions worldwide, with an ultimate goal of improving the evidence-base for design and implementation of effective programming in the field of migration.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, coordinate and implement analytical support projects for various regions and thematic areas in IOM (e.g. awareness raising, social cohesion, health, reintegration).
  • Manage multiple, rigorous impact evaluations in West and East Africa funded under various projects including ‘Migrants as Messengers – Phase I and Phase II’; ‘Safety, Support and Solutions in the Central Mediterranean Route (DFID)’; ‘Community Conversations’ and others.
  • Coordinate the development of study designs, survey questionnaires, sampling strategies, field protocols and estimation models in accordance the highest scientific standards in the field.
  • Supervise a team of data analysts, impact evaluation specialists, field coordinators and consultants to a) oversee implementation of data collection in the field, b) ensure data quality, c) supervise data analysis, visualization and report writing and d) communicate findings to relevant target audiences.
  • Coordinate budgets for GMDAC projects in in the field of data and impact analytics and participate in the recruitment for staff members in close coordination with resource management departments.
  • Broaden the scope of GMDAC data support services offered to IOM missions and regional offices worldwide as well as diversifying the subject area.
  • Provide technical advice to and trainings for missions related to improving (quantitative) evidence-based programming including data collection, survey methodology, and data analysis.
  • Provide technical support for the Global Migration Data Portal, particularly data management, integration and visualization.
  • Support related GMDAC projects involving quantitative data analytics. Outreach & Stakeholder Management
  • Contribute to raising the profile of GMDAC, internally and externally, as an IOM technical support centre for (advanced) data analytics and impact studies, as well as evidence-based, data driven policy analysis in the field of international migration. 
  • Manage and strengthen partnerships with internal and external stakeholders relevant for data and impact analytics including the IOM Evaluation Unit, IOM Research Unit, IOM missions and regional offices, donors, research institutes, and survey companies.
  • Work to broaden GMDAC’s audience, promote mutual exchange of best practices and stay abreast of current methodological developments by a) establishing links with academic networks, universities and research institutes active in the field of quantitative migration research, impact evaluations and survey methodology and b) pursuing publication of relevant outputs in both policy reports and academic, peer-reviewed journals.
  • Perform such other related duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in quantitative social sciences such as Sociology, Economics, Statistics, Public Policy, Development Studies or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or
  • University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience. Experience • At least five years of relevant work experience in the field of migration and quantitative social sciences;
  • Proven experience managing high quality (experimental and quasi-experimental evaluation research or similar applied quantitative research in low-income settings, using robust designs and primary data collection;
  • Strong conceptual and research/analytical skills with the ability to think strategically, rapidly analyse and synthesize diverse information from a variety of sources and translate findings into conclusions and recommendations;
  • Track record of high-quality research output in the form of reports and (peer-reviewed) journal publications; • Knowledge of experimental and quasi-experimental research methods for programme evaluation;
  • Experience managing multiple staff members effectively;
  • Experience in managing multiple stakeholders and complex, multi-annual projects;
  • Experience supervising research staff including, for example, field coordinators and enumerators;
  • Experience writing reports and/or guidelines;
  • Ability to work effectively in diverse teams;
  • Advanced working knowledge of Stata and/or R;
  • Working knowledge of SurveyCTO and/or Kobo Toolbox;
  • Willingness to travel to and within developing countries;
  • Experience in dealing with International Institutions and Organizations (UN, etc.). Languages IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish. For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French, German and/or Spanish is an advantage.


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