The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is the world’s authoritative source of data and analysis on internal displacement. Since our establishment in 1998 as part of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), we offer a rigorous, transparent and independent service to the international community, and inform policy and operational decisions to improve the lives of people living in, or at risk of, internal displacement.
With a team of 23 people in Geneva and an annual budget of 5 million USD, we monitor more than 130 countries in the world for which we provide verified, consolidated and multi-sourced estimates of the number of people internally displaced or at risk of becoming displaced by conflict, violence, disasters and development projects. We complement this global data with interdisciplinary research into the drivers, patterns and impacts of internal displacement. Using this evidence, we provide tailor-made advice and support to inform global, regional and national policy-making. Our data and evidence are published on our website and via our Global Internal Displacement Database (http://www.internal-displacement.org/database/displacement-data). Our flagship report, the Global Report on Internal Displacement (http://www.internal-displacement.org/global-report/grid2018/), published every year in May, is the world reference on IDP statistics, featuring trends and thematic analyses, country and regional spotlights.
The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is the global leader in the provision of data, information and analysis on internal displacement. IDMC monitors all situations of internal displacement, provides quantitative estimates of the numbers of IDPs worldwide, and develops research and analysis, which seeks to better inform policy and operational decisions that affect the lives of internally displaced people.
The last 15 years have seen a substantial increase in the number of persons displaced within their own country both by conflict and disasters, and in the complexity of internal displacement crises across the world. The lack of robust data, analysis, and evidence on the drivers and impacts of conflict and disaster displacement makes it difficult for governments and aid agencies to target appropriate and effective prevention and response strategies. This is critical for meeting global goals – such as the suggested target of halving the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) by 2030 – and achieving national development plans.
For countries to include addressing internal displacement in their local and national development plans and their reporting on the SDGs, they will need to either own or access data they can trust. This is an opportunity that IDMC has recognised and started to build on to address two critical gaps. There is no comprehensive assessment of how displacement risk has increased or decreased over time or what has driven it, and there has been little analysis of how progress has been made in reducing existing displacement or what has hindered it.
IDMC is launching a dedicated project to support governments in monitoring progress on internal displacement. As well as compiling and analysing all available data of relevance to internal displacement in specific country contexts, IDMC will provide technical assistance on displacement data collection, policy analysis and progress tracking to government officials, line ministries and technical units through the provision of guidance documents, country visits and workshops. The project aims to support countries in developing appropriate tools that can measure progress towards preventing, reducing and finding solutions to internal displacement.
This consultancy is for a three-month research assistant position to support the development of a global index on internal displacement. The index will compile publicly available data from internationally recognized sources of information on development to provide a global picture of internal displacement in affected countries. Key contextual drivers, impact indicators and policies to prevent or address internal displacement will be reviewed and appropriate proxy indicators chosen to reflect them.
Working under the supervision of the researcher in the Policy and Research department, the consultant will:
The consultant will also be expected to work in close cooperation with other IDMC colleagues from the Data and Analysis and Policy and Research departments.
This is a full time (100%) consultancy to be undertaken over the period from 07.01.2019 – 06.04.2019.
The consultant should complete an NRC WebCruiter application with their personal details (CV) and upload the following information as part of the application:
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