Monitoring Associate IDMC

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre

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.

IDMC’s global monitoring team is divided into three geographic regions: Africa and Middle East; Asia and Pacific; Americas, Europe and Central Asia, and compiles, triangulates and validates data on internal displacement at the national, regional and global levels. It is in charge of the production of country profiles, regional reports and the Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID), that analyse the key trends and developments of internal displacement globally. IDMC is now looking for a dynamic, organised, and rigorous Monitoring Associate to join the team.

What you will do

The role of a Monitoring Associate 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.

As a monitoring associate, you will:

  • Monitor internal displacement by conflict, violence and disasters in a sub-region
  • Upload data on internal displacement onto IDMC database
  • Contribute to the technical development of IDMC’s monitoring tools
  • Support institutional projects when necessary

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

We are looking for someone with a master’s degree in international affairs, social sciences, displacement, migration, humanitarian or development studies, information science, statistics or related field, and at least one year of experience in research, data collection and quantitative data analysis. In addition, you should have at least one year of experience working with and/or developing databases and information management systems. You will be a highly organised and rigorous researcher, with demonstrated ability to organise and identify relevant information, and to conduct desk reviews of secondary literature, and you will possess strong skills and experience in processing, reviewing and uploading large amounts of data.

In addition, you will have:

  • Attention 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
  • Proven experience liaising and communicating externally with various types of organisations
  • Organizational and time management skills – can perform well under pressure and ability to deliver under tight deadlines when necessary
  • Previous experience with displacement or migration topics, particularly in the areas of disasters, conflict and/or development in the region would be an asset
  • Knowledge of a geographical region and operational experience working on conflict, disasters, and development would be an asset
  • Competence in the use of Word, Excel, databases and online research tools for the collection, organisation and analysis of information
  • Fluent and excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal
  • Fluency in other languages an asset

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 12-month full-time contract with NRC in Geneva (candidates need to be EU/EFTA citizens or have a valid work permit for Geneva, Switzerland in order to be eligible for this role – please ensure to include this information in your application);
  • Salary and benefits according to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions. This position is a grade 5 on NRC Geneva’s 12 grade salary scale, and the starting gross annual salary for this position is 80,784 CHF.
  • Flexible working arrangements according to the NRC Geneva Hybrid working policy.

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.

Are you interested? Please apply through our online application tool, and make sure to attach a cover letter and your CV.

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 specify your permit in the application if relevant

We look forward to receiving your application!

How to apply

Are you interested? Please apply through our online application tool, and make sure to attach a cover letter and your CV.
We look forward to receiving your application!

Note: candidates need to be EU/EFTA citizens or have a valid work permit for Geneva, Switzerland in order to be eligible for this role – please ensure to include this information in your application


Deadline: 26 Mar 2023