The MMC is a leading source for independent and high-quality data, research, analysis and expertise on mixed migration. The MMC aims to increase understanding of mixed migration, to positively impact global and regional migration policies, to inform evidence-based protection responses for people on the move and to stimulate forward thinking in public and policy debates on mixed migration. The MMC’s overarching focus is on human rights and protection for all people on the move. The three overall objectives of the MMC are:
- To contribute to a better, more nuanced and balanced understanding of mixed migration (knowledge)
- To contribute to evidence-based and better-informed migration policies and debates (policy)
- To contribute to effective evidence-based protection responses for people on the move (programming)
The MMC is a global network, with regional hubs in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America hosted in DRC regional offices, and a small central team in Geneva. The MMC is part of, and governed by, 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. The position of the MMC does not necessarily reflect the position of DRC. For more information on MMC visit our website here: www.mixedmigration.org
The 4Mi data collection initiative
One of MMC’s flagship project is the (4Mi). 4Mi collects data through in-depth structured interviews, focusing on protection risks and the conditions and experiences faced by people on the move, as well as their motivation for migration. 4Mi fills information gaps around protection and vulnerabilities with a view to informing policy and humanitarian programmatic response as well as enhancing sector understanding and knowledge on migration dynamics.
In Europe, MMC has been carrying out 4Mi data collection in Italy and Greece from 2019 to 2021 and has engaged in a number of other research initiatives and projects, all available here. MMC is now starting several new initiatives, focusing on data collection and research on the vulnerability to trafficking and exploitation of people displaced from Ukraine, on experience and access to Assisted Voluntary Return (AVR) services for undocumented migrants in Europe, and on urban migration. Other research themes MMC is planning to focus on in the near future include impact of irregularity, migration decision-making processes and intra-EU mobility. In addition, other topics may arise and the MMC is committed to respond to pressing needs for evidence-based programming and policy development in the region.
About the job
As MMC Europe is starting new research initiatives across the region, the MMC Europe team is currently looking for a highly qualified and motivated Information Management Officer, to strengthen its data management and analysis capacities at the regional level.
Based in Turin, Italy, and reporting to the 4Mi Project Manager for Europe, the 4Mi Information Management Officer (IMO) will be responsible for information management and the focal point for the 4Mi data collection platform in the region. The IMO will also participate in analysis and the creation of knowledge products, and contribute to MMC’s information management network globally.
Your main duties and responsibilities will be the following:
Information management and data processing (40%)
- Manage 4Mi data: ensure maintenance of the data collection platform, and that data is safely stored and shared, well organized and retrievable, data protection guidelines are met, and quality is assured.
- Ensure the regular availability of clean datasets for the region and for global use: responsible for the quality of the data, data export, validation and cleaning processes, working in close collaboration with 4Mi colleagues at the global level as well as external partners.
- Conduct IM and data processing in compliance with internal procedures.
- Ensure liaison with MMC global team on survey design, coding, processing and analysis SOPs.
- As EU regional focal point for 4Mi information management, work with the regional 4Mi Project Manager as well as colleagues across the 4Mi network to develop information management tools, and to improve information management and data processing standards for 4Mi in EU.
- Provide technical support to enumerators, including during monitor training.
Survey design (30%)
- Responsible for ensuring quality of survey coding and adherence to global standards.
- Revise the coding of the survey as required, and in line with MMC standards, coordinating with the 4Mi Global Coordinator as relevant.
Research, data analysis and creation of knowledge products (30%)
- In liaison with the regional 4Mi team, conduct quantitative analysis to create both visual and written material (including maps), for use in presentations, on the MMC website, in 4Mi snapshots, and other products.
- Lead on the development of data visualisations for 4Mi, including dashboards.
- Lay out MMC reports according to standard templates.
- Contribute to dissemination of knowledge products, including the updating of the regional hub’s page on the MMC website.
- Stay up-to-date on mixed migration dynamics in the region.
To be successful in this role we expect you to meet the following criteria:
- University degree in economics, statistics, information management, information systems, IT or a relevant field with 2-5 years of relevant experience in the tasks and responsibilities above mentioned;
- At least 3 years of experience in information management;
- Experience in electronic data collection for humanitarian/development research: knowledge of XLSForms and experience with Ona or ODK collect;
- Experience in quantitative data analysis and research: experience using descriptive and inferential statistics and knowledge of relevant programs and/or programming languages for analysis;
- Proven record in handling and processing large datasets and data cleaning/validation processes;
- Record of production of written and visual knowledge products based on quantitative data: knowledge of visualisation software, including mapping software, and of layout;
- Experience working in a multicultural environment;
- Excellent organizational skills and a strong attention to detail;
- Good team worker with strong communication skills;
- Problem-solving skills and interest in innovative solutions;
- High level of proficiency in English.
- Knowledge of migration dynamics in Europe;
- Experience working with humanitarian actors and international NGOs;
- Spoken and written communication in French, German, Italian, Ukrainian is an asset.
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ 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: You uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to our values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.
Contract length: 12 months, renewable depending on performance and funding.
Duty Station: The position is based in Turin (Italy), with flexible work from home and travels within the region (travels around 10% of work time).
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for DRC Italy and with Italian Labour law.
Start date: June 2023
For questions regarding the vacancy please contact Maxime Giraudet, 4Mi Project Manager Europe, [email protected]. Please note that applications sent directly to Mr. Giraudet will not be considered.
How to apply
Applications must be sent through DRC website:
Vacancy: 4Mi Information Management Officer – Europe – MMC vacanciesineu.com DRC Danish Refugee Council
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.
Closing date for applications: 02 May 2023.
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.