Connect with us

Job Vacancies

Database Officer Wanted – Apply Here



Database Officer

Database Officer Wanted – Apply Here.

Under the overall supervision of the Head of sub-Office and the direct supervision of the

Programme Officer of Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), the successful candidate will be

responsible for overseeing all aspects of the development and implementation of DTM

databases and application systems.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1. Evaluate the current Information Management Systems, obtain the requirements from the

DTM operations team, understand the operational system in place, and analyze the workflow

and existing standalone databases/applications to understand the scope of the Information


2. Develop a comprehensive data management system with effective data collection, storage

and sharing workflows and effective measures for implementing data protection and data

governance mechanisms.

3. Contribute to the development of a comprehensive Information Management System that

manages the workflow, information and documentation involved in the various DTM Data

collection and management processes based on the requirements.

4. As part of the Biometric Registration and Verification System (BRaVe) development team,

contribute to the development of the modules and provide user support in coordination with the

Global DTM Support team.

5. Support the Extract Transform and Load (ETL) process for data collected from the various

data collection processes and contribute to the development of analysis processing services to

be used with Business Intelligence tools.

6. Prepare detailed technical documentation and conduct the training for the system


7. Assist in preparing user manuals and conducting training programmes for the users.

8. Attend technical and information-sharing meetings regarding the progress of designing,

development and implementation of the applications.

9. Ensure the implementation of IOM ITC Standards, policies and guidelines, in particular with

regards to the databases and information systems being followed and implemented.

10. Ensure the required performance of the developed applications to prevent and minimize

downtime or service interruptions.

11. Monitor the standard development, quality control, collaboration and source management

processes during the development stage and provide the required technical documentation to

facilitate the continuity of the solution management.

12. Recruit, manage and train, as needed, database assistants and data entry clerks to ensure

the quality of data entered into IOM databases.

13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science/Software Engineering/Information Technology with two

years of professional experience in windows and web-based application development; or

  • University degree in the above fields with four years of professional experience in windows and

web-based application development.


  • Experience in cooperate business application development for process flow management;
  • Experience in MS SQL, C#, application development and data management is


  • Experience in MySQL, PHP and extensive knowledge of contents management system

packages, open-source frameworks (JavaScript/AJAX, HTML5, etc), and programming API is

an advantage;

  • Extensive knowledge in Microsoft Applications and Microsoft Dynamics Certificate is an



  • In-depth knowledge in database and software development, MS SQL, ASP.NET, C#, Microsoft

development tools, open-source tools;

  • Up-to-date knowledge on the solution development and management;
  • Up-to-date knowledge of cloud computing and use of various tools and environment for

application development and hosting;

  • Thorough understanding in cloud environments and tools for data systems.


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 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.


1 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 level 2

  • 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


  • 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 level 2

  • 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


This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations.

Recommended candidates will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period

of 24 months.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in

the Professional Category of staff members. 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 01 November 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.

For further information please refer to:

Posting period:
From 19.10.2021 to 01.11.2021

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


Job Type: Full-time

Work Location: Multiple Locations

Apply Now

Source: Indeed