Monitoring Expert – Central and South America, and the Caribbean


The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is the world’s definitive source of data and analysis on internal displacement. Since our establishment in 1998 as part of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), we have offered a rigorous, independent and trusted service to the international community. Our work informs policy and operational decisions that improve the lives of the millions of people living in internal displacement, or at risk of becoming displaced in the future.

IDMC’s Global Monitoring and Reporting hub 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 Expert to join the team.

What you will do:

The monitoring expert will implement IDMC methodologies for monitoring internal displacement related to violence, disasters, and development projects for Central and South America, and the Caribbean, and act as the organisation’s focal point for the sub-region.

As a monitoring expert you will:

  • Monitor internal displacement in Central and South America, and the Caribbean, including event detection, data entry and analysis, reporting, and partner engagement.
  • Contribute to the development of monitoring tools and methodologies, including supporting the development and improvement of IDMC’s Global Internal Displacement Database.
  • Support institutional projects when necessary

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 or related field, and four years of relevant experience in research, data collection and/or quantitative data analysis.

You will be a Spanish speaker with significant knowledge of the geographical region and ideally operational experience working in contexts affected by violence (including conflict) and/or disasters in the region. You will also possess strong skills and experience in reviewing large amounts of data to produce concise analytical products. You will be a highly organised and rigorous researcher, with demonstrated ability to organize and identify relevant information, conduct desk reviews of secondary literature, and write in a clear and understandable manner.

In addition, you will have:

  • Previous experience with displacement or migration topics, particularly in the areas of disasters, violence and/or development projects in the region.
  • An understanding of internal displacement policies, processes, and challenges in the context of violence, disasters and development.
  • Experience working with and/or developing databases and information management systems.
  • Strong competences in the use of Excel, databases and online research tools for the capture, organization and analysis of information.
  • Fluent and excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal.
  • Fluency in Spanish is required.
  • Fluency in French and/or Portuguese is an asset.

If you are curious and would like to learn more about this opportunity, please see here for the full job description.

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 permanent position with IDMC in Geneva (candidates needs 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/IDMC’s salary scale and terms and conditions. This position is a grade 6 on NRC Geneva’s 12 grade salary scale, and the starting gross salary for this position is 82,500 CHF annual.
  • 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; the beneficiaries that we exist to serve; and to each other… the members of our NRC family.

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter and CV as par of your application in our online recruitment tool.

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 ensure to specify your permit type in the application if relevant.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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