Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Closing date: 28 Oct 2019
The Mixed Migration Center (MMC) is a leading source for independent and high quality data, information, research and analysis on mixed migration. Through the provision of credible evidence and expertise on mixed migration, the MMC aims to support agencies, policy makers and practitioners to make well-informed decisions, to positively impact global and regional migration policies, to contribute to protection and assistance responses for people on the move and to stimulate forward thinking in the sector responding to mixed migration. The MMC’s overarching focus is on human rights, protection and assistance.
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.
The MMC focuses on five core regions: Eastern Africa & Yemen, North Africa & Southern Mediterranean, West Africa, Middle East & Eastern Mediterranean and Asia. The 30 staff members of MMC are based in Geneva and Copenhagen and in its regional hubs Amman, Dakar, Nairobi, Tunis and Kabul, where it works in close cooperation with regional partners, stakeholders and donors. Through the Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism Initiative (4Mi) 100 monitors are collecting data on mixed migration in over 20 countries across different migration routes globally, conducting over 10,000 in-depth interviews with refugees and migrants on the move annually.
Mixed migration refers to cross-border movements of people including refugees fleeing persecution and conflict, victims of trafficking and people seeking better lives and opportunities. Motivated to move by a multiplicity of factors, people in mixed flows have different legal statuses as well as a variety of vulnerabilities. Although entitled to protection under international human rights law, they are exposed to multiple rights violations along their journey. Those in mixed migration flows travel along similar routes, using similar means of travel – often travelling irregularly and wholly or partially assisted by migrant smugglers.
4Mi – Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism initiative
MMC’s flagship data collection tool is the Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism initiative (4Mi). Started in 2016 in West Africa, 4Mi is a field level, low-cost and continuous, data gathering mechanism focusing on those in mixed migration flows (and involved with mixed migration as ‘smugglers’/facilitators) along particular route of migration, in selected countries of origin and destination, currently in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso. The primary instrument has been the use of an in-depth questionnaire survey through the use of smart phone technology with cloud-based uploading of completed questionnaires in real time and location-tagged through GPS documentation.
The overall aim of 4Mi is to support an improved knowledge base for policy response and protection response to mixed migration. 4Mi data is used to inform research and analysis, policy development and programmatic responses. To increase understanding of realities on ground and protection gaps etc. and through this improve protection of those in mixed migration flows where increasing levels of abuse, neglect, hardship and death face men, women and children caught in mixed migration flows.
The specific objectives of the Project Manager will be to lead and support the 4Mi programme run out of the MMC West Africa, to establish a continually improved knowledge base for protection response to mixed migration and better inform public policy. However, this role will also advise the MMC global team on expansions and strengthening of 4Mi programming across the world. Some of the key activities will be as follows:
Daily 4Mi operations and staff management
Analysis and presentation of 4Mi data
Qualifications & Experience
The Project Manager will directly report to the MMC West Africa Mixed Migration Manager and guided by the MMC Global strategy for 4Mi data collection and analysis.
Conditions Availability: end of November 2019
Duty station: Dakar, Senegal. The project manager is expected to travel 30%/40% of the time.
Contract: One year contract (renewable)
Other employment conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Global Expatriates. This position is rated as MF1 on the DRC Expatriate salary scale available at www.drc.dk.
Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework into the work of DRC
How to apply:
Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.
We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies.
Please forward the application and CV, in English through the online application on www.drc.dk under vacancies no later than 28 October 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact email@example.com.
For general information about the Mixed Migration Centre, please consult http://www.mixedmigration.org.