The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) – NRC Geneva
The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is a global centre of expertise established in 1998 to monitor and report on the situation of people who become displaced within their own countries. IDMC curates and analyses data from a wide range of sources, provides insight into the risk, scale, causes and impacts of the phenomenon and supports partners around the world in identifying and implementing solutions to it.
We are looking for an efficient Regional Coordinator - Asia and Pacific with solid experience coordinating, managing or leading teams in a research or analytical capacity to provide oversight, coordination and supervision of Monitoring Experts (MEs) per region, and to be based in Geneva, Switzerland
(For reasons related to the procedure for work permits in Switzerland, only candidates with an EU/EFTA nationality or a valid work permit for Geneva, Switzerland can be considered for this role. Kindly ensure to specify your permit type in the application if relevant).
Come join the team!
What you will do
Your role will be to provide oversight, coordination and supervision of Monitoring Experts (MEs) for the region, as well as support the development of IDMC’s methodologies for monitoring internal displacement related to conflict and disasters.
Some of your day-to-day tasks will include;
Coordination and line management
- Provide line management, evaluation and performance review of MEs, including acting as a mentor and assisting MEs to address monitoring processes and challenges
- Ensure monitoring guidance and standards are implemented, followed and updated as required (coordinating with other Monitoring Coordinators)
- Supervise the detection of displacement events in the region, including managing the collection and triangulation of information to ensure that data is accurate, timely and collected at the appropriate spatial and temporal scales
- Identify displacement trends and analysis including documenting data gaps, challenges, and opportunities to support engagement, partnerships and IDMC’s strategic vision
- Oversee the quality assurance (QA) of data and sources for the region to ensure the quality and consistency of the data in IDMC’s database and of various monitoring outputs (internal displacement updates, figures analyses, contextual analyses etc.)
Research and Analysis
- Act as the regional expert, developing regional analysis and providing contextual updates.
- Identify trends and questions in the region that may require further research.
- Be the regional focal point for drafting and contributing to a range of products including annual and regional reports, thematic reports, technical papers/analyses, talking points, etc.
- Liaise regularly with other departments and regional teams on analytical priorities and synergies between monitoring and analytical products.
- Connect with data providers and other partners to ensure regional analyses are updated and accurate while developing a solid network of contacts in the region.
- Support country analysis by the MEs
- Assist in monitoring of internal displacement that includes collecting, analyzing and uploading data to IDMC’s database
- Assist in developing internal and external monitoring tools and data platforms to support regional teams and partners
- Provide user feedback on information management tools and processes
- Document and coordinate on ways to improve monitoring and data management
- Act as focal point for projects relevant to the region; delegating tasks to MEs when needed
- Where appropriate, travel to support projects, training, capacity building, or partner engagement
What you will bring
- Master’s degree in international affairs, social sciences, displacement, migration, humanitarian or development studies, data science or related field.
- At least five years of relevant experience in research, analysis, reporting, and managing quantitative data.
- Experience coordinating, managing or leading teams in a research or analytical capacity.
- Significant experience maintaining relationships with various types of organizations.
- Extensive knowledge of the geographical region assigned (Asia and Pacific); and experience with displacement or migration topics, particularly in the areas of disasters, conflict and/or development in the region.
- An understanding of internal displacement policies, processes, and challenges in the context of conflict, violence, disasters and development.
- Experience developing data standards, databases and information management systems.
- Competence in the use of Word, Excel, databases and online research tools for the capture, organization and analysis of information.
- Solid oversight on the quality control of data and research outputs, including summarizing and drafting analysis based on this activity.
- Strong communication and data analysis skills, detail oriented and with ability to perform under pressure.
- Fluent communication skills in English, both written and verbal. Fluency in some languages relevant in the region will be an advantage.
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What makes this position attractive?
- A challenging and exciting opportunity with an international team dedicated to advocating for the rights of people forced to flee;
- A chance to manage a team that monitor and report on the situation of people who become displaced within their own countries.
- A Permanent full-time contract with the Geneva as the primary duty station. (For reasons related to the procedure for work permits in Switzerland, only candidates with an EU/EFTA nationality or a valid work permit for Geneva, Switzerland can be considered for this role. Kindly ensure to specify your permit type in the application if relevant.)
- Salary and benefits according to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions in the location of employment.
We are also looking for people who share our values:
- To be dedicated in what we do;
- To be innovative with our solutions;
- To act as one unified and inclusive team;
- To be accountable to the donors that make our work possible; the beneficiaries that we exist to serve; and to each other… the members of our NRC family.
We are happy about early applicants.
For reasons related to the procedure for work permits in Switzerland, only candidates with an EU/EFTA nationality or a valid work permit for Geneva, Switzerland can be considered for this role. Kindly ensure to specify your permit type in the application if relevant.