Fragility Solutions and Mobility Index (FSMI) Officer

Closing date

Position Title : Fragility Solutions and Mobility Index (FSMI) Officer Duty Station : Multiple Duty Stations

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade UG

Type of Appointment : Special short-term ungraded, six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 09 May 2021

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

Internal and external candidates will be considered for this vacancy. For the purposes of this vacancy, internal candidates are defined as staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded or ungraded contract, including Junior Professional Officers (JPOs), staff on Special Leave Without Pay (SLWOP), and staff members on secondment/loan released by the Organization, unless otherwise specified in their contract. Staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded contract will not retain their contract type if appointed to an ungraded position.


Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and direct supervision of the Chief of Party/Programme Manager, the FSMI Officer will support the design and overall start-up of a large-scale program aimed at addressing the root causes of irregular migration towards the US southern border with a focus on development of a technical workplan and continued Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) support of the program.

The FSMI officer will support the program through development of analytical tools, report templates, and training mechanisms to support country capacity. The FSMI officer is also responsible for leading the establishment of the M&E process for the FSMI program, and budget support.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Provide technical program conceptualisation and support, ongoing analysis and advocacy development, and ensure technical deliverables for FSMI in country for anticipated large, complex, adaptive, and fast-paced programming in addressing root causes of instability driving irregular migration.

  2. Establish a country-specific library of relevant fragility indicators, supported by existing frameworks and the DTM (Displacement Tracking Matrix) data dictionary in coordination with key thematic IOM units and divisions; emphasizing appropriate indicators to better measure, understand, and predict irregular migration driven by agricultural instability and environmental risk and impact.

  3. Develop an FSMI-specific analytical methodology, analysis framework and advocacy plan complementary to the existing Global FSMI framework and tools, specific to the country context.

  4. Build country level and regional capacities through training, to carry out both FSMI and related M&E work; develop interactive and written training materials, including analysis tools for future FSMI specific technical and operational staff.

  5. Lead the establishment of an M&E system to assess program effectiveness and contribution to the goals of the strategic framework, incorporating the results of the FMSI into program development, monitoring and evaluation and ensuring a strong focus on developing lessons learned.

  6. Supervise other M&E Officers/Assistants/Focal points at country level, coordinate the collection, processing and management of other data and facilitate its access by relevant internal and external stakeholders.

  7. Support the Start-Up Team Lead in the translation of analysis through advocacy of all aspects of program development including designing and drafting the program strategy, project proposals, budget, and partner engagement in close coordination with IOM Mission, IOM Washington DC, relevant IOM HQ Divisions, and United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

  8. Liaise with international and national counterparts to further the development and enhance the objectives of the FSMI implementation. Seek programmatic partnerships and synergies when appropriate with other humanitarian and development partners and government entities.

  9. Write a desk review and FSMI specific workplan (Gantt Chart) outlining a clear timeline of work to deliver the first FSMI report.

  10. Draft a FSMI Analysis Framework to guide and facilitate sense making and understanding of the data collected, planned analysis and pathway to inform advocacy and programming.

  11. Draft a FSMI Methodology to document the system of data collection used.

  12. Draft a workplan for M&E standardization, and in particular, mechanisms required to carry out the two levels of “rolling analysis” - at both the program level and broader FSMI project level.

  13. Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Information Management Systems, Statistics, Social Science, International Development, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years professional experience;

• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.


• Experience with quantitative and qualitative data analysis, visualization, and mapping;

• Experience writing technical requirement documents, translating/planning specifications to technical briefs for data capture/analysis;

• Solid experience in Monitoring and Evaluation in the context of international, community, social development, or non-profit interventions;

• Excellent writing and presentation skills, including experience presenting technical work to a multi-stakeholder audience;

• Experience in migration, environment, climate change and/or agriculture and farming systems analysis and research;

• Experience working in a UNDSS Phase III or above security environment; and managing staff from diverse environments and backgrounds and in UNDSS phased security areas.


• Knowledge of other relevant programs such as Ms Access, Ms Project, SPSS, STATA, R, etc.

is an advantage;

• Knowledge of MS Excel; Word, PowerPoint and Outlook required;

• Data visualization experience (Excel, PowerBI, PowerPoint, Publisher, Abode, Tableau, etc.);

• Excellent report writing skills;

• Good understanding of basic statistics and data analysis.


IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.

External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese). For all applicants, fluency in English and French or Spanish is required (oral and written).

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.


Duty stations will be determined based on programme requirements if and when required.


Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (

Required Competencies:

Values - all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators

Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.

Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators

Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.

Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.

Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile. Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 09 May 2021 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Posting period:

From 26.04.2021 to 09.05.2021

No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

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