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Mixed Migration Project Specialist

Danish Refugee Council

Who are we?

The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfillment of the wish to return home.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956 and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.

All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.

About the role

The Mixed Migration Project Specialist will assure the implementation of the Mixed Migration Centre’s multi-country research project “Climate change and mobility in the Middle East: State of knowledge”, providing project management and logistical support, and conduct a scoping exercise to identify gaps and opportunities for MMC activities in the region. The Mixed Migration Project Specialist will be the representative of MMC in the region.

About the Mixed Migration Centre

MMC is a global network engaged in data collection, research, analysis, and policy and programmatic development on mixed migration, with regional hubs in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and a global team based across Copenhagen, Geneva, and Brussels.

MMC is a leading source for independent and high-quality data, research, analysis, and expertise. MMC aims to increase understanding of mixed migration, to positively impact global and regional migration policies, to inform evidence-based mixed migration responses for people on the move and to stimulate forward thinking in public and policy debates on mixed migration. MMC’s overarching focus is on human rights and protection for all people on the move.

MMC is part of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC). 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. For more information visit mixedmigration.org

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Grant management, i.e. budget monitoring, project reporting, with the support of DRC and MMC staff, for the project “Climate change and mobility in the Middle East: State of knowledge” and any subsequent projects.
  • Project management, ensuring projects are delivered on time and to a high standard.
  • Contribute to the organization of research for projects, including but not limited to organization of travel, meetings and interviews, and the final validation workshop.
  • The main contact point between MMC and DRC in the region, ensuring smooth communication and liaison between teams.
  • Represent MMC with among stakeholders from the policy and practice fields in the Middle East region, including presentations at meetings, and sometimes requiring travel within the region (estimated 10%);
  • Develop a network of regional expertise on mixed migration, and on climate impacts on mobility.
  • Design and implement a scoping exercise to identify gaps and opportunities for MMC activities in the region; and
  • Other tasks as may be required and pertinent to the overall purpose of the role.

Experience and technical competencies:

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in project management, preferably related to research.
  • Experience working in the Middle East region.
  • Experience in budget and grant management.
  • Experience of working with international organizations in humanitarian or development contexts.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of migration and displacement, and preferably climate change impacts.
  • Experience in data collection and analysis in the field.
  • Team player with strong coordination skills; and
  • Highly organized.


  • Full professional proficiency in English

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s 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: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.)

Advanced university degree in political science, social sciences, data science or similar

We offer.

Contract length: 6 Months Contract – Subject to Project funding.

Position Band: This position will be placed in the non-management (G2) band.

Start date: March 2024

Duty station: Amman, Jordan

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates or Nationals.

How to apply

Application process

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Please click here to apply.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; DRC reserves the right of conducting tests and interviews before the closing date and can close the advertisement earlier in case of finding a suitable candidate.

Closing date for applications: February 25th, 2024

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.

Deadline: 25-Feb-24

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