Switzerland: Data Analyst Intern – Migrants Assistance Division

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Mar 232018

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 04 Apr 2018

Position Title : Data Analyst Intern – Migrants Assistance Division

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Intern, Grade OTHE

Type of Appointment : Internship, Six months

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 04 April 2018

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading

UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and

non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.


Background Information

The Migrant Assistance Division (MAD) of International Organization for Migration (IOM), provides life-saving services and assistance to migrants in need, particularly, those in vulnerable situations. Within headquarters (Geneva), it has the institutional responsibility of providing the necessary strategic and policy support to the IOM field missions in assisted voluntary return and reintegration (AVRR), assistance to vulnerable migrants (AVM), including victims of trafficking and unaccompanied migrant children.

Globally, IOM has assisted over 95,000 trafficked persons and it has the largest database of its kind on victims of human trafficking. The Intern will work on IOM’s Counter-Trafficking Data Collaborative (CTDC) project and on the Division’s information management strategy more broadly.

The project’s goal is to contribute to improving anti-trafficking policy and response, by strengthening the knowledge base. IOM together with other partners launched a global

data repository for researchers, lawmakers, advocates, funders, and other stakeholders, in late

  1. The Counter-Trafficking Data Collaborative (CTDC) is the first primary, global data repository on human trafficking and can be accessed here: In 2018, IOM will diversify the human trafficking data sources contributing to the CTDC and further develop the analytic and research outputs produced with the data.

MiMOSA is IOM’s institutional system for managing data on the migrant cases that IOM assists. The upgrade and expansion of MiMOSA to new operational contexts to support MAD activities is one of the key pillars of MAD’s information management strategy that the Intern will contribute to.


The Intern will work under the guidance and supervision of the Data Management and Research Specialist in cooperation with other colleagues in the Field Missions and IOM Headquarters.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of Data Management and Research Specialist, and in accordance

with the overall direction of the Director of the Department of Migration Management, the Intern will support the data analysis, information management work and communications work of the Migrant Assistance Division, particularly in the further development of the Counter-Trafficking Data Collaborative (CTDC) and the implementation of the MAD informational management strategy.

In particular, the Intern will have the following duties and responsibilities:

• Support the analysis of IOM’s human trafficking and assistance to vulnerable migrants (AVM) data, including through statistical analysis; Respond to internal and external stakeholder data requests on data.

• Contribute to the production of research products using victim of trafficking

(VoT) case data.

• Assist in developing new lines of analysis through combining VoT case data with other relevant datasets.

• Support the statistical analysis of data sets featured on CTDC, including exploration, analysis and cleaning of data sets from potential contributing partners.

• Support the development of dynamic and interactive data visualizations hosted on the CTDC website as well as for migrant assistance data in visual analytic applications.

• Assist with the automation process for CTDC data visualizations, including devising and writing instructions and maintaining the automation files.

• Be responsible for producing communications materials for CTDC and engaging in communications activities with relevant external stakeholders.

• Assisting with activities relating to AVM data collection activities, including analysing data produced through new case management data collection tools.

• Perform other duties as may be assigned;

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Masters degree in Migration Studies, Economics, International Relations, Law, Development Studies, International Affairs, Political Science or any related discipline with a module of Quantitative Research Methods or equivalent;


• Proficiency in the use of Excel and Microsoft Office;

• Excellent knowledge of quantitative analysis and statistics;

• Excellent knowledge of the use of a statistical software, such as SPSS, R or STATA;

• Strong background in research;

• Excellent organizational skills

• Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team of colleagues of varied cultural and professional backgrounds;

• Proven ability to produce quality work accurately and concisely according to set deadlines;


• Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is highly desirable.

Desirable Competencies:


• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms

• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience

• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.

• Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.

• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions.


Personal Development

The incumbent will acquire technical knowledge in the Migrants Assistance Division. He/She will also gain in-site experience in working with an international organization.


• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and additional queries will only be addressed if the candidate is shortlisted.

• Depending on experience and location, IOM provides a small monthly stipend to help offset costs; please consider the cost of living in Geneva, Switzerland prior to applying to any such internship position.

• Previous candidates do not need to re-apply for this vacancy.

• No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply:

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 04 April 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 22.03.2018 to 04.04.2018

Requisition: INT2018/06 – Data Analyst Intern–Migrants Assistance Division-Geneva,Switzerland

(55413882) Released

Posting: Posting NC55413883 (55413883) Released

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Switzerland: Communications & Media Coordinator – 6 months maternity cover – IDMC Geneva

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Mar 072018

Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 16 Mar 2018

The Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is the global leader in the provision of data, information and analysis on internal displacement. IDMC monitors all situations of internal displacement, provides quantitative estimates of the numbers of IDPs worldwide, and develops research and analysis which seeks to better inform policy and operational decisions that affect the lives of internally displaced people.

IDMC is recruiting for an 80% maternity cover, starting in April 2018, under the guidance of the Head of our Communications Department.

Position: Communications & Media Coordinator

Reports to: Head of Communications

Supervision of: Communications team when deputising for Head of Communications

Duty station: Geneva: 80%

Duration & type of contract: Maternity cover – six month contract from April 2018

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

Role and responsibilities

The following is a brief description of the role.

The Communications & Media Coordinator will be responsible for managing all media relations, content development, social media and corporate communications for IDMC, including the communications pack for the 2018 Global Report on Internal Displacement, as well as producing communications materials for online and traditional usage.

Overall responsibilities

  1. Develop annual media relations strategy to ensure IDMC’s work and opinions are regularly featured in international, regional and national media outlets

  2. Implement media strategy including media briefings, relationship development with journalists, missions for director, identifying opportunities for opinion pieces and articles throughout the year, drafting content in consultation with other departments

  3. Manage pool of expertise writers and commission work as required

  4. Develop and implement the communications plan for the Global Report on Internal Displacement

  5. Develop and manage a social media strategy using innovation and advertising

  6. Contribute to and help to implement IDMC’s communication and website strategies

  7. Draft materials for the media, website and social media (including speeches, articles, talking points, and drafting/editing blog posts) for a variety of audiences

  8. Work with the Policy & Research department to develop range of position statements which will be updated accordingly

  9. Work with the Data & Analysis department to develop articles describing projects under development and their potential

  10. Work with Publications Coordinator to develop infographics and assets to illustrate the key figures produced by IDMC

  11. Work with the Website Coordinator to ensure content is provided in a timely way in consultation with website page authors

  12. Develop corporate materials (brochures, newsletters, quarterly updates)

  13. Work with Business Development Manager to develop Appeal and Annual Report publications

  14. Provide communications support to promote IDMC products via the media, website and social media

  15. Carry out media briefings to coincide with key report launches or key events

Critical interfaces

By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:

  • Policy and Research department: Ongoing engagement with researchers/writers to ensure that materials are developed in line with policy and research objectives
  • NRC Communications: Engagement with team to share messaging, develop launch strategies for global reports and other key reports to ensure communications strategies are in line with social media and digital strategies
  • Publications Coordinator: Ensure coordinated approach to forward planning and the editorial calendar
  • Website Coordinator: Ensure content and technical developments for the website at aligned
  • Head of Communications: Assist with development of strategic plans and deputise as required.


Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results.

Professional competencies:

  • University degree or the equivalent professional qualification in relevant subject
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in communications for an international organisation
  • Proven track record in delivering accurate and impactful editorial copy
  • Proven ability to analyse complex information from different sources and synthesise this information into concise, jargon-free press releases, articles, blogs, speeches and talking points
  • Professional experience of managing web and digital media platforms, including demonstrable experience in audience growth and engagement on social media
  • Proven ability to write for digital audiences in a way that is both accurate and engaging

Context/Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Previous working experience within the humanitarian sector preferred
  • Experience of working sensitively and responsibly on complex issues
  • Excellent verbal communications skills, and an ability to operate at all levels within NRC and IDMC

Behavioural competencies

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies and the following are essential for this position:

  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Creativity and ability to ‘think outside the box’
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Working with people

How to apply:

Deadline for applications is midnight CET on 16 March 2018.

Only complete applications received through NRC’s job portal WebCruiter will be considered: LINK

Please ensure that your application on Webcruiter contains the following documents:

  • CV completed on webcruiter

  • Cover letter

  • Copy of your EU/EFTA passport

  • Writing sample

Please note that for reasons related to the procedure for work permits in Switzerland, only candidates with an EU or EFTA nationality can be considered for this role.

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