The Mixed Migration Centre (MMC) is a global network consisting of six regional hubs (Asia, East Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North Africa, West Africa) and a central unit in Geneva. The MMC is a leading source for independent and high-quality data, research, analysis and expertise on mixed migration. The MMC aims to increase understanding of mixed migration, to positively impact global and regional migration policies, to inform evidence-based protection responses for people on the move and to stimulate forward thinking in public and policy debates on mixed migration. The MMC’s overarching focus is on human rights and protection for all people on the move. The three overall objectives of the MMC are:
Ø To contribute to a better, more nuanced and balanced understanding of mixed migration (knowledge)
Ø To contribute to evidence-based and better informed migration policies and debates (policy)
Ø To contribute to effective evidence-based protection responses for people on the move (programming)
The MMC is part of, and governed by, DRC. MMC regional hubs are hosted within DRC regional offices, but part of the global MMC network. While its institutional link to DRC ensures MMC’s work is grounded in operational reality, it acts as an independent source of data, research, analysis and policy development on mixed migration for policy makers, practitioners, journalists, and the broader humanitarian sector. The position of the MMC does not necessarily reflect the position of DRC. For more information on MMC visit our website (http://www.mixedmigration.org/).
One of MMC’s flagship project is the Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism Initiative (4Mi). 4Mi collects data through in-depth structured interviews, focusing on protection risks and the conditions and experiences faced by people on the move, as well as their motivation for migration. Analysis of 4Mi data is disseminated through 4Mi Interactive, 4Mi Snapshots, research reports, and presentations.
About the job
The 4Mi Information Management Officer (IMO) serves as the technical focal point for the 4Mi data collection platform and data management standards and conducts analysis of 4Mi data for the development of information and research products. The IMO reports to the 4Mi Global Coordinator, but supports 4Mi analysis by the global network.
Data analysis and dissemination
· Conduct quantitative analysis of 4Mi data which is likely to include descriptive statistics, and on occasion inferential statistics (see the MMC website for examples of 4Mi data analysis products);
· Support the development of data visuals (including maps);
· Maintain the 4Mi dashboard through quarterly updates, and implement changes to the dashboard structure as requested and
· Provide technical support in analysis across the MMC network, including training.
Information management and data processing
· Ensure the data collection platform is maintained and used in accordance with guidelines; contribute to the maintenance and improvement of standards on information management (file management, transfer, and storage; data export; data validation and cleaning);
· Provide technical support in the development of information management tools.
· Draft and review XLSForm surveys and maintaining codebooks for data collection;
· Provide feedback on how survey/research design will impact on technical aspects of data collection, and other information management processes.
DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES
· Proven experience in information management, knowledge of different data collection methods, and ability to formulate technical briefs;
· Experience in electronic data collection: knowledge of XLSForms;
· Proven record in handling and processing large datasets;
· Knowledge of and experience in quantitative data analysis: knowledge of programs and/or programming languages for analysis (knowledge of Excel, PowerBI and one of Python, R, SPSS, or Stata, are essential);
· Record of production of data visuals based on quantitative data;
· Knowledge of migration and displacement;
· Experience working in a multicultural environment;
· Experience of working with international NGOs;
· Excellent organizational skills and a strong attention to detail;
· Good team worker with strong communication skills;
· Problem-solving skills and interest in innovative solutions.
· University degree in information management, statistics, or a relevant field demanding expertise in quantitative data analysis with minimum 2 years of experience in information management/analysis
· High level of proficiency in English
· Knowledge of French desirable
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:
• Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
• Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
• Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation
• Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly
• Demonstrating integrity: You uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to our values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.
Find the definitions of DRC’s core competencies here
Contract length: 6 months initial contract
Salary and conditions: depending on skills and experience, in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for national work contracts in Italy and in compliance with Italian labour law. This is a national position, subject to funding allocation. We can accept international candidates under the condition of having the right to live and work in Italy during the contract period. The contract is a co.co.co (coordinated and continuous collaboration), expected salary is approx. at 1,600 EUR gross / month.
Designation of Duty station: Home-based, must have residency in Italy
Start date: as soon as possible
For questions regarding the vacancy please contact: Jane Linekar, 4Mi Global Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to apply
All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages in total) in English to the online application system ( DRC | 4Mi Information Management Officer) . Applications sent by email will not be considered.
Closing date for applications**: 14 July 2021.**
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.