Information Management Specialist

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The Joint Internal Displacement Profiling Service (JIPS), hosted by the Danish Refugee Council Representation Office in Geneva, Switzerland, is currently looking for a highly qualified Information Management Specialist.

About the job

JIPS is an interagency service set up in 2009 and dedicated to bringing governments, displaced persons, host communities and national and international actors together to collaborate towards durable solutions for internal displacement. JIPS is a globally recognized neutral broker that supports collaborative and responsible approaches to data collection and use in internal displacement contexts, with a particular focus on developing national capacities, protracted displacement and durable solutions.

JIPS is a long-standing member of the Steering Committee of the Expert Group on Refugee, Internally Displaced Persons and Statelessness Statistics (EGRISS) and has been a key stakeholder in the first phases of EGRISS, establishing and leading the Expert Group’s IDP subgroup and leading the development of the Technical Report on the Statistics of IDPs and the drafting of the International Recommendations on IDP Statistics (IRIS). Currently, JIPS co-leads the EGRISS Subgroup 2 focused on statistical capacity development as part of the five-year plan for the implementation of IRIS and the International Recommendations of Refugee Statistics (IRRS) (2022-2024) (

JIPS is particularly well placed to support these activities not only through its co-leadership of the Subgroup on Capacity Building but through its long-standing experience in establishing nationally owned processes around displacement data. Firmly rooted in the 2021-2023 strategy is JIPS’ commitment to continue to develop the capacity of governments through in-country training, long term deployments and online courses, and by connecting governments with relevant in-country and international actors to contribute to a coordinated response and solutions at scale.

JIPS is a dynamic team that prioritizes innovation, partnership, and professional development. It functions according to a set of principles that guide both the content and approach to its work, that include collaboration, community participation, complementarity, protection-orientation, and transparency.


Under the direct supervision of the Information Management and Innovation Head of Unit, working alongside JIPS team members and of EGRISS’ members, the Information Management Specialist will:

● Supports technical development, coordination, and implementation of JIPS training tool kit, integrating the IRIS into the new JIPS’s virtual Profiling Coordination Training.

● Provides help-desk technical support for the implementation of IRIS on information management and data science needs and leads the coordination of capacity building workshops to raise awareness on the IRIS and the IRRS.

● Leads the development of methodological papers and technical contributions to the refinement of the Compilers Manual on IDP and refugee statistics, in aspects related to data science, data sources, survey design, etc.

● Supports the preparation and implementation of selected profiling exercises in aspects related to information management as needed, ensuring that the IRIS are streamlined into JIPS’ field support.

● Contributes to the refining and expanding of JIPS’ knowledge and profiling support through managing, creating, researching, refining and updating tools and guidance in specialized areas.



● Facilitates the development of content for the virtualisation of JIPS’ Profiling Coordination Training, incorporating elements around IDP official statistics along the process. **

● Supports the preparation of presentations, facilitation notes, handouts and case studies to mainstream the IRIS into the virtualisation of the PCT. **

IRIS implementation and capacity development

● Provides remote support to IRIS implementation in the fields of data management, data sources, data quality and data science, based on requests from NSOs or relevant government actors.

● Supports the organization of capacity buildings workshops on IRIS/IRRS implementation, both at regional level co-leading with EGRISS SG2 members and at national level as part of JIPS direct support to countries.

Methodological contributions to CM

● Contributes with technical guidance to the refinement of the Compilers Manual working alongside EGRISS SG3 members.

● Develops methodological papers to contribute to the completion of the Compilers Manual in the topics of solutions measure, identification of IDPs in survey and other relevant information management and statistics related topics.

Information management support to field projects

● Leads as focal point for the delivery of information management support to field support projects as required, assuring IRIS is mainstreamed into JIPS’ field support activities.

Tools and Guidance:

● Leads on the creation and refinement of existing tools and guidance for the JIPS Essential Toolkit (JET) with focus on information management tools for field support, data responsibility, data disaggregation, official statistics, durable solutions and data use.**

General IM&I unit support

● Participate in technical partnership al global level and contribute to workstreams on data ecosystems, data responsibility, durable solutions and official statistics.

● Take active part in the IM&I unit, including contributions to relevant projects and taking part in regular team coordination meetings.

● Supports the JIPS Head of IM&I in other activities as required.


● Internal: JIPS team members, JIPS Executive Committee

● External: EGRISS Subgroups 2 and 3 members, NSOs, international organisations/UN, regional statistical, humanitarian and development platforms, E-learning consultants.



● University degree in statistics, social sciences, development, international relations or related fields.


3-5 years of relevant work experience demonstrating some/all of the following:

● Operational experience in information management, profiling, or assessments in the humanitarian/development field.

● Experience working in the humanitarian/development field, on forced migration and specifically protracted internal displacement issues/contexts.

● Extensive knowledge and experience with statistics, data science survey methodologies, quantitative and qualitative data analysis techniques and tools.

● Demonstrated experience in capacity building around the data process in context of forced displacement.

● Experience in facilitating and organizing capacity development exercises with government actors, including developing approaches and tools for remote capacity development initiatives.


● Proven assessment and information management experience.

● Proven knowledge on data science and data sources specialisation.

● Proven analytical and communication capacities, both written and oral.

● Proven experience in the implementation and coordination of data collection and analysis.

● Proven ability on facilitation and capacity building on data process in displacement contexts.

● Ability to provide precise technical advice and guidance to practitioners at government level.

● Knowledge and understanding of statistical concepts and global standards and familiarity with the structure and functions of a national statistical systems.

● Strong inter-personal skills, including skills in coordination, facilitation and ability to work in teams.

● Flexibility and creativity in working in difficult /unusual field environments.

● Strong capacity of adaptation to sudden priority shifting due to unforeseen circumstances.

● Ability to be product/achievement oriented in short periods.

● Innovative, creative, and willing to learn and to coach others into learning.

● Demonstrated ability to work effectively as an integral part of multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural and multi-agency teams; highly collaborative with experience working with and as part of remote teams.

● Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

● Additional UN Languages are an advantage.


All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.
  • Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
  • Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: Listening and speaking 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

Find the definition of DRC’s Core competencies here

How to apply


The position is placed in Geneva, Switzerland with the Geneva Representation office. This position will be placed at Employment Band – G, non-management. DRC offers a competitive salary based on qualification and experience; approximate monthly gross salary is estimated to be around 7’300 CHF. DRC does not pay any additional allowances (schooling, housing etc.). Estimated gross/net calculations can be found online, for instance: Following Swiss regulations DRC offers accident and travel insurance. DRC staff pay tax and social security according to Swiss law and health insurance.

Interested? Then apply here:

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English. CV only applications will not be considered.

Applications close Sunday 3rd of April 2022

Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In the light of this, women are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

Equal opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate based on age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status, or other protected characteristics.

However, please note that due to questions related to work- and residence permit Swiss nationals, citizen of Schengen-countries and applicants with existing work- and residence papers for Switzerland have a certain preference. Yet, we want to clearly state that the lack of above-mentioned specifications is not a ground for rejection of applications.

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