Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Closing date: 22 Jan 2019
The 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 23 people in Geneva and an annual budget of 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 (http://www.internal-displacement.org/database/displacement-data). Our flagship report,
In close coordination with the Head of Policy and Research, the Researcher will support research on selected thematic areas in alignment with the department’s research priorities, with a particular focus on internal displacement in the context of slow-onset disasters and on the dynamics of internal displacement to cross-border movements. This includes, drafting research concept notes, developing methodologies for primary data collection, coordinating fieldwork logistics, training and supervising local enumerators, and conducting interviews and other data collection in selected fieldwork locations. Drawing upon quantitative and qualitative analysis of primary and secondary data, the Researcher will draft and publish briefing materials, presentations and publications under the guidance of the Head of Policy and Research.
In addition to supporting research on selected thematic areas, the Researcher will contribute to the production of the Global Report on Internal Displacement and to other research themes as appropriate. The Researcher will also identify funding opportunities and support the development of research proposals in line with the department’s identified research priorities.
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How to apply:
Deadline for applications is the 22nd January 2019. Please note that applications will only be accepted through the NRC recruitment platform: https://www.nrc.no/vacancies/
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We look forward to receiving your application.