Monitoring Expert – East and Southeast Asia

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Switzerland
Organization: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
Closing date: 10 Dec 2020

he Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is the world’s authoritative source of data and analysis on internal displacement. Since our establishment in 1998 as part of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), we offer a rigorous, transparent and independent service to the international community, and inform policy and operational decisions to improve the lives of people living in, or at risk of, internal displacement.
With a team of more than 30 people in Geneva and an annual budget of over 5 million USD, we monitor more than 130 countries in the world for which we provide verified, consolidated and multi-sourced estimates of the number of people internally displaced or at risk of becoming displaced by conflict, violence, disasters and development projects. We complement this global data with interdisciplinary research into the drivers, patterns and impacts of internal displacement. Using this evidence, we provide tailor-made advice and support to inform global, regional and national policy-making. Our data and evidence are published on our website and via our Global Internal Displacement Database ( Our flagship report, the Global Report on Internal Displacement (, published every year in May, is the world reference on IDP statistics, featuring trends and thematic analyses, country and regional spotlights.

IDMC’s global monitoring team is divided into three geographic regions: Africa and Middle East; Asia and Pacific; Americas, Europe and Central Asia, and is now looking for an experienced Monitoring Expert for the region of East and Southeast Asia to complement the team.

The role of a Monitoring Expert is to implement IDMC methodologies for monitoring internal displacement related to conflict, disaster and development for the sub-region to which they are assigned and to act as the organisation’s focal point for that sub-region.

Duties and responsibilities

The main responsibilities for this position includes:

  • Monitor internal displacement in East and Southeast Asia
  • Contribute to the technical development of monitoring tools
  • Support institutional projects when necessary

Please refer to the the full job description here

Generic professional competencies:

  • Master’s degree in international affairs, social sciences, displacement, migration, humanitarian or development studies, information science or related field
  • Four years of relevant experience in research, data collection and quantitative data analysis
  • Significant knowledge of the geographical region and ideally operational experience working on conflict, disaster, and development in the region
  • Strong skills and experience in reviewing large amounts of data to produce concise analytical products
  • Highly organised and rigorous researcher, with demonstrated ability to organize and identify relevant information, and to conduct desk reviews of secondary literature
  • Attentive to detail and thoroughness in day-to-day work
  • Collaborative working style and a strong team player
  • Solution-oriented with positive attitude towards resolving problems
  • Experience communicating with and maintaining relationships with various types of organizations
  • Organizational and time management skills - can perform well under pressure and ability to deliver under tight deadlines when necessary

Context related skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Previous 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 working with and/or developing 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
  • Fluent and excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal
  • Fluency in Chinese or Japanese is an asset

We can offer

  • A permanent, full time position (40 hours per week) based in Geneva, Switzerland
  • A passionate and dynamic team
  • An international and diverse work atmosphere
  • Flexible working hours

Please note that for reasons related to the procedure for work permits in Switzerland, only candidates with a Swiss/EU/EFTA nationality or a valid work permit for Switzerland can be considered for this role (non-Swiss/EU/EFTA citizens must kindly provide proof of a valid working permit for Switzerland in their application)

Only CVs and applications submitted online will be considered. The NRC reserves the right to conduct a full background check on all candidates.

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation's values; To be dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable are attitudes and beliefs that shall guide our actions and relationships.

How to apply:

All qualified candidates are invited to apply through the link in the advert directly on the Norwegian Refugee Council's website.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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