Monitoring Expert

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, Geneva, Switzerland

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
10th December, 2020

Job Description

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

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


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