Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Closing date: 14 Dec 2016
Closing date: 14 Dec 2016
Libya is an important transit point for people in mixed migration flows. Each year tens of thousands of people pass through Libya and Egypt, in the hope of finding a safer or brighter future elsewhere.
The overall objective of the RMMS is to support agencies, institutions and forums in the West Africa, North Africa, the Middle East and the Horn of Africa to improve the management of protection and assistance response to people in mixed migration flows across these regions. RMMS is implementing the Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism Initiative (4mi) to ensure an improved data collection and more authoritative analysis in the region.
To establish an innovative, ‘light’ and organic monitoring mechanism of mixed migration flows throughout Africa and Europe, RMMS will utilize informal monitoring methods using existing local agencies, key informants or localized stakeholders (community based agencies etc.) at key hubs and ‘hot’ spots through which migrant smuggling and migrant movement occurs. Innovative digital data gathering technology will be used to maximize veracity of data and GPS verification of data sources.
The purpose is to analyze and synthesize data compiled by 4Mi Monitors into digestible and accessible written products and analyses in order to support a wide range of agencies, donors, governments, departments and academic institutions by providing more concrete and authoritative information concerning mixed migration flows and trend changes in flows. The objective is to inform policy, debate and programmatic response; to increase understanding of conditions and changing realities on ground and protection deficits etc.
The 4mi reporting officer will assist the 4mi project manager as well as the RMMS Coordinator in a range of activities as part of the overall strategy of the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat.
The major responsibilities will involve the production of key articles that summarize 4Mi data and put it in context of mixed migratory trends of the flows originating from the Horn of Africa and West Africa. While there is a geographical focus on concerns surrounding Libya, the officer will also be responsible for investigating other trends in other parts of Africa, such as protection violations in West Africa and trafficking in the Horn of Africa. The reporting officer will also work with the 4Mi ICT4D officers to create interactive infographics and online products to disseminate 4Mi results and the results of other data collection efforts to stakeholders in the fields of migration, international development, humanitarian aid and foreign policy-making.
- Write short weekly written articles (1000-1500 words) to be published on the 4Mi and RMMS websites on 4Mi results and the results of other migration data collection efforts.
- Write monthly larger briefing papers (7000-10,000 words) to be published on larger migratory trends in and around Libya as required by the Libyan consortium or the 4Mi Project Manager.
- Create short explanations of specific results (200-300 words each) on the 4Mi website.
- Collaborate with the ICT4D officers to create infographics and online analytical tools for the 4Mi website.
- Other tasks as determined by the 4Mi Project Manager.
- Master’s degree in relevant field, including but not limited to international relations, political science, sociology, psychology, social science, journalism, or international development.
- Experience writing academic articles in the spheres of migration, aid, or international development sectors
- Written and verbal fluency in English
- Demonstrated ability to produce cogent analyses for a wide variety of audiences.
- Previous experience as a research assistant, including drafting articles, summarizing and analyzing quantitative & qualitative data, editing written pieces, doing literature reviews.
- Strong analytical skills and demonstrated command of working with large quantities of data in Microsoft Excel and being able to conduct trends analysis.
- Understanding of Microsoft Office Suite
- Excellent interpersonal skills and experience working effectively in a team and/or managing projects remotely.
- High level of organizational skills and balancing multiple projects and deadlines.
- Maintains confidentiality on programming operations.
- Must work closely and collaboratively with RMMS and 4Mi staff in analyzing combined information sources.
- Enthusiastic about learning and pushing technical limits and finding new solutions.
- Strong verbal and written communication aptitude.
- Written and verbal fluency in at least one of French, Arabic, Amharic, Oromo, Somali, and Tigrinya
- Experience in data visualizations
- Experience in data collection systems
- Understanding of survey methodology as it pertains its relevance to results
- Experience with NGOs
- Creative and able to think outside the box.
- Capable of working under minimal supervision.
The 4Mi Reporting Officer will report to the Project Manager – 4Mi.
Availability: December 2016
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Contract: This is a nine months’ contract.
National terms and conditions apply in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for National staff.
DRC adheres to the Core Humanitarian Standards. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of these standards.
DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework.
How to apply:
Application and CV
Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV, cover letter and two writing samples (no more than 500 words each)
The CV, cover letter and writing samples should be combined into one PDF or Word file.
Please forward the application and CV, in English through the online application on under vacancies no later than 14 December 2016.
Danish Refugee Council does not charge any kind of fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.