Research, Data Collection and Information Management Assistant

International Organization for Migration - United Nations Migration
  • Location
    Recoleta, CABA, Argentina
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
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  • Posted
    Jul 12

Position description

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.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.


Under the direct supervision of the Research and Publications Coordinator and general supervision of the head of Office of OIM Argentina and in coordination with the other Units of the NO, RO and Research and Publication Units of the Headquarters, will be responsible for:

Core Functions / Responsibilities: 

1. Assists in the sharing of knowledge on migration issues through participation in the development and implementation of research, studies, articles and specific documents, including the identification of potential partners like universities and academic centres to carry out these investigations.

2. Maintains working relationships with institutions dedicated to statistics and research, universities and research networks.

3. Participates in the edition of the NO magazine "International Migrations: reflections from Argentina"

4. Provides technical support for the preparation of meetings, workshops and conferences organized by NO; supports the preparation and generation of information products for the Unit meetings and strategies.

5. Participates in the preparation and systematization, in coordination with other Units of the NO, of the results and lessons learned from the implementation of projects (i.e. participating in project evaluation groups).

6. Assists in the development of qualitative and quantitative data collection tools.

7. Assists in training of field employees related to qualitative and quantitative data collection tools

8. Assists in the organization of activities for capacity building related to information management, migration management and human rights.

9. Performs the permanent monitoring of the implementation of the projects, to follow up on compliance with the deadlines and objectives initially defined by the coordination of the Unit.

Information Management and data collection

10. Assists in the implementation of the Displacement Monitoring Matrix (DTM), in the projects for which it is required.

11. Promotes the use of interoperable data collection systems, databases and technologies to provide reports and disaggregated information.

12. Prepares analytical tools, as a database of programs, to report trends in migratory flows, needs assessment.

13. Under the Response Plan for Venezuelan Migrants and Refugees (PRRM / RMRP), coordinates with the National Platform the production of Reporting activities, developing and implementing data collection tools, databases, statistical reports and GIS products (Geographic information systems).

14. Under the RMRP, assists the National Coordination Platform in the production of SitReps, dashboards, infographics and other information products.

15. Prepares maps by response sectors (clusters / intervention areas of the RMRP) and graphs that help operational planning and impact analysis of the actions.

16. Updates the information in the portal of the Regional Coordination Platform of the RMRP (, only what is for Argentina. Updates the application of data collection tools, based on those used by the other IOM missions where the RMRP is implemented.

17. Assist in any other activity that is assigned and related to the position.



  • University degree in Social Sciences, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, International Relations or similar from a recognized academic institution with 3 years of relevant experience or,
  • High school degree with 5 years of relevant experience.


  • Experience in activities related to migration, population and development and international cooperation.
  • Experience in data collection and research.
  • Knowledge of the latest technological developments in information technology and information system;
  • Ability to compile and holistically analyse diverse datasets;
  • Experience with handling confidential data;
  • Demonstrated understanding of different data collection methodologies;
  • Experience in data visualization and information design skills.
  • Experience in preparing documents, briefings, articles.


Fluency in English and Spanish is required. 

Required Competencies


  • 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 level 1

  • 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.


Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation. 

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable. 

Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

Application instructions

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via mail, by July 17th, 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

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