VN 2024/025 SV Senior Operations Assistant (Data Proccesing)- G6

International Organization for Migration

Position title: Senior Operations Assistant (Data Processing)

Position grade: G6

Duty station: El Salvador

Job family: Operations

Organizational unit: SRAP Operations

II. Organizational Context and Scope

Since the inception of IOM in 1951, Movement Operations have been and continue to be a fundamental pillar of the Organization’s work. The organized movement of persons in need of international migration assistance is a primary mandate of the Organization and a cornerstone of IOM’s operations. This mandate has resulted in the international transport of more than 15 million migrants and refugees worldwide. Movement Operations departments in various IOM missions, coordinated under the division of Resettlement and Movement Management (RMM) in the Department of Operations and Emergencies (DOE) at IOM’s Geneva Headquarters, are responsible for all aspects of travel for migrants and refugees under IOM’s auspices, in accordance with the various framework agreements with resettlement and receiving Governments and partners across the spectrum of the Organization’s programmes.

Under the overall supervision of the Movement Operations Officer and the direct supervision of the Operations Associate, the Senior Operations Assistant (Data Processing), is responsible for undertaking data processing activities, with the following duties and responsibilities:

III. Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  1. Oversee a team or teams of up to a total of eight staff members recording demographic and biographic information in MiMOSA upon receipt of the request for travel and confirming receipt to third parties, such as an embassy or Resettlement Support Center (RSC). Support staff development processes such as hiring, providing training, assigning duties and giving feedback to staff members on their performance on a regular basis to ensure high quality work and the accurate completion of data processing activities.
  2. Oversee Data Processing team members as they manage, secure, and account for travel documents in accordance with the local Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Ensure team members are undertaking secure storage of documentation and data in accordance with IOM principles and guidelines and that all the necessary measures to guarantee limited access to physical files are taken.
  3. Oversee Data Processing team members in processing exit permits and travel documents in close coordination with supervisors and other IOM colleagues; this may include direct communication with beneficiaries in relation to required documentation in accordance with SOPs.
  4. Ensure staff members prepare all travel documentation required for the exit process and submit to relevant authorities for approval, following up on exit permit requests and clearances in a timely manner.
  5. Oversee the issuance and timely dispatch of travel documents with Operations colleagues, from booking notifications to logistical assistance, with exit processes closely coordinated.
  6. Oversee the preparation of all travel-ready documentation for transfer to Field Support colleagues in collaboration and coordination with supervisors while ensuring the travel bag has all necessary documentation to depart the country.
  7. Oversee the preparation of reports on the receipt of documentation to time of service delivery; inform management of possible issues which need attention and suggest corrective actions. Report to management any problems encountered like denials of exit permits, reasons for such denials and possible solutions.
  8. Oversee the preparation of regular data mining reports in order to ensure that MiMOSA is up-to-date, accurate and maintains the integrity of relevant Movement Operations projects.
  9. Under the close supervision of the Operations Associate, liaise as needed with other teams and units in IOM COUNTRY and with external partners such as airport and government authorities, relevant embassies, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Provide regular feedback on work being accomplished to the Operations Associate and keep supervisors immediately informed of any issues that arise.
  10. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of relevant Movement Operations SOPs and Movements-related systems and databases, as well as the ability to remain professional, impartial and unbiased during all interactions with migrants and colleagues per the IOM Code of Conduct and instruction on the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA.)
  11. Maintain and ensure the confidentiality and integrity of all relevant paperwork in line with standards of conduct and data protection rules. Alert the Operations Associate or management of any non-compliance to SOPs or codes of conduct by IOM staff members or partners.
  12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

IV. Required Qualifications and Experience


  • Six years of working experience with secondary [high school] education.


  • Four years of working experience with bachelor’s degree.


  • Prior Movement Operations, transportation-related and/or management experience a strong advantage.
  • Experience in creating and maintaining computer and paper files.
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural setting.


  • Thorough knowledge of English and Spanish
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Strong computer skills – Word, Excel and Internet; past experience with Movement Operations-related databases and systems (MiMOSA) is a distinct advantage.
  • Attention to detail and ability to organize.

V. Languages


Fluency in English and Spanish (oral and written):

VI. Competencies[1]

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and 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: maintain 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 produce 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 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: work strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

How to apply

Favor tomar en cuenta que la fecha límite para aplicar es el 29 de mayo de 2024.

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