Researcher – Progress Monitoring IDMC

Researcher – Progress Monitoring IDMC

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Job Description

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) / NRC Geneva


NRC’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is the world's definitive source of data and analysis on internal displacement. Since our establishment in 1998 as part of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), we have offered a rigorous, independent and trusted service to the international community. Our work informs policy and operational decisions that improve the lives of the millions of people living in internal displacement, or at risk of becoming displaced in the future.

As part of IDMC's investment in more systematic monitoring of national and global efforts to reduce the risk, scale and negative impacts of internal displacement, an Internal Displacement Index (IDI) and a Global Repository of Good Practices were recently developed. The IDI combines information on the impacts of displacement, the context in which it happens, and governments’ efforts to address it. It is the first and only tool available today to comprehensively measure progress on internal displacement. It is updated every other year. The Global Repository of Good Practices provides a platform to compile, share and evaluate policies and programmatic approaches to support better solutions for internally displaced people worldwide.

IDMC is looking for an experienced Researcher to oversee all of IDMC’s efforts to monitor and support progress on internal displacement at the global level and in interested countries.

What you will do:

The Researcher will be expected to engage with a variety of internal and external actors, including in countries affected by internal displacement, identify and analyse large amounts of complex quantitative and qualitative information, and represent IDMC in high level and technical events to present key findings to both specialists and non-specialist audiences.

The main roles and responsibilities for this position are:

  1. Lead research on successful initiatives to prevent, respond to and end internal displacement in all countries and contexts.
  2. Lead research on monitoring progress on internal displacement at the global and national levels.
  3. Strengthen capacity of actors in countries affected by internal displacement to monitor and achieve progress.
  4. Support IDMC’s efforts in galvanizing action to prevent, reduce and end internal displacement through targeted dissemination and partner engagement.

If you are curious and would like to learn more about this opportunity, please see here for the full job description.

What you will bring:

IDMC is looking for a Researcher with a solid understanding of the risks, drivers and impacts of internal displacement in different contexts and proven experience collecting, analysing and presenting information on internal displacement. The successful candidate will possess a strong ability to question, understand and evaluate quantitative and qualitative research on internal displacement, and will have solid experience in project management, including overseeing budgets and project timelines, as well as in developing own research projects and methods.

In addition, you will have:

  • Master’s degree related to displacement, international development, migration, humanitarian affairs, or related field.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in a related field, including research or humanitarian work in displacement settings.
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to translate large amounts of data and analysis in an accessible way for non-technical audiences.
  • Strong initiative and collaborative working style.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; knowledge of another language a plus.
  • Ability to question, understand and evaluate quantitative and qualitative research on internal displacement.
  • Experience engaging with government representatives or high-level officials.
  • Experience working in countries affected by internal displacement.
  • Knowledge of the Internal Displacement Index, its methodology and data sources an advantage.

What makes this position attractive?

  • A challenging and exciting opportunity with an international team dedicated to advancing practical, data-based solutions to internal displacement;
  • A permanent position with IDMC in Geneva;
  • Salary and benefits according to NRC/IDMC’s salary scale and terms and conditions.
  • Flexible working hours.

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.

How to apply

Link to application can be found here. Please submit a cover letter as part of your application. Complete CVs need to be registered in the online recruitment tool.

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.

We look forward to receiving your application!