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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:02 am    Post subject: Vacancy at IDMC Geneva Reply with quote

Vacancy notice
Consultant on non-conflict displacement (3 months)

The Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council is looking for a Consultant to undertake a study on non-conflict displacement. Mandated by the United Nations, the IDMC is the leading international body monitoring internal displacement worldwide.
IDMC runs an online database providing comprehensive and regularly updated information and analysis on internal displacement in over 50 countries. In addition, IDMC is also engaged in advocating for the rights of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) and provides training on the protection of IDPs. For more information on the Centre, visit its website at http://www.internal-displacement.org.

Background

Compared to an estimated 25 million people displaced worldwide by conflict, the number of people uprooted by natural disasters or development projects or natural disasters is thought to reach four or five times that figure.

Natural disasters, including floods, earthquakes, droughts and storms routinely displace hundred of thousands of people every year. Recently, devastating storms and earthquakes in 2004/2005 in the Americas and Asia have not only brought attention to the vulnerability of tens of millions of people living in disaster-prone areas of the South, but also highlighted the multiple human rights challenges displaced people face in the wake of the disaster.

While people displaced by conflicts or natural disasters generally attract some level of attention and support from their government and/or international aid agencies, people forced from their homes because of development projects go largely unnoticed and unassisted. Most experience traumatic relocation, impoverishment and often have to wait years before receiving compensation, if any. Causes or categories of development- induced displacement include the following: water supply (dams, reservoirs, irrigation); urban infrastructure; transportation (roads, highway, canals); energy (mining, power plants, oil exploration and extraction, pipelines); and population redistribution schemes.

Job Description

The consultant will work with IDMC country analysts in Geneva to design and implement a project financed by IDMC. The objective of the project is to conduct a desk review of relevant literature on non-conflict
displacement, map the main actors undertaking assistance and advocacy
work, and identify the key protection concerns facing people displaced as a result of natural disasters or development projects. The overall purpose of the desk review is to analyse how the inclusion of non-conflict displacement in IDMCís monitoring and advocacy activities might affect IDMC with regards to its strategic position on conflict-IDPs and on the resources available. The final outcome of the Consultantís work will be the development of scenarios detailing IDMCís potential future involvement
on the issue.

Tasks

In collaboration with the focal point (or Working Group on non-conflict- displacement), the Consultant will perform the following tasks:

-Conduct a desk review of all relevant literature on non-conflict displacement -Undertake a mapping of humanitarian/inter-governmental/governmental
actors involved in non-conflict induced displacement, their roles, future plans and any consortia-based work.
-Identify the principal protection gaps and specific needs of non-conflict induced displaced persons -Gain an understanding of IDMCís current monitoring and advocacy role, and advise on the political opposition or support that IDMC might encounter if IDMC was to engage in monitoring and advocacy around non-conflict displacement.
-Study the potential comparative advantages of expanding the scope and focus of IDMCís work to cover non-conflict induced displacement.
-Advise IDMC on future scenarios (light, medium and heavy impact) envisaging IDMCís involvement in non-conflict displacement, including political risks, personnel demands, donor support, etc.
-In collaboration with IDMCís webmaster, discuss and advise on the potential impact of the inclusion of non-conflict induced displacement on the IDMC web-based IDP database -Present the findings and conclusions during a meeting to be held with IDMC and its donors in July 2007

The Consultant will:

-Provide to IDMC within two weeks of commencing the methodology and plans for the period of his consultancy;

-Work with an IDMC Working Group on a regular basis for guidance, ideas sharing and updates. The Working Group is to be provided with three intermediary briefings (one per month);


The period of this consultancy is three months, March to June 2007.

Qualifications

-Advanced University degree in political science, sociology, international relations, or related field; -Strong background in issues relating to IDPs; -Extensive experience in the field of development-induced displacement and natural disaster-induced displacement -Familiarity with the UN system, and working with ICRC, NGOs, donors, and Governments; -Proven abilities in analysis and report writing; -Excellent inter-personal and communication skills; -Excellent drafting skills in English.
-Computer literacy (word, excel, lotus notes and internet); -Ability to work with minimum supervision, with efficiency, competence and integrity with people of different national backgrounds.

Conditions

Fees and other benefits to be agreed according to experience and qualifications.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be informed of the status of their application and invited to participate in a written recruitment test. Citizens of countries other than Switzerland and the old member states of the European Union may face difficulties in obtaining a work permit for this position from the Swiss authorities. For more information on the Swiss work permit regime, please consult the website of the Geneva authorities at http://www.geneve.ch/permis.

To apply

A CV and letter of motivation (no more than 1 page) should be sent to Jacqueline Shaninian, email: recruitment@nrc.ch

The deadline for applications is Friday 26 January 2006.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vacancy Notice
Consultant on Children and Armed Conflict (3 months)

The Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council is looking for a Consultant on Children and Armed Conflict. Mandated by the United Nations, the IDMC is the leading international body monitoring internal displacement worldwide. For more information on the Centre, visit its website at http://www.internal- displacement.org.

Job Description

IDMC covers over 50 situations of internal displacement, where children represent an important part of the displaced. In many cases, children face severe protection risks during flight and while displaced, that can include killing or maiming, sexual violence, abduction and trafficking.
IDP camps are often prime recruiting grounds for child soldiers because of the convenient concentrations of children in these zones. Displaced children are also often the victims of neglect, diseases and malnutrition.
But information on their situation is usually more anecdotal than systematised.

The consultant (based in Geneva) will work with IDMC focal points on children (based in Geneva and New York), as well as IDMC country analysts in Geneva and IDMC partners to design and implement a project financed by IDMC. The goal of the project is to improve the quality of information related to displaced children in the IDMC database. The duration of the assignment is three months from March - May 2007.

Tasks

In collaboration with the IDMC focal points on children, the consultantís tasks are as follows:

- Deliver two internal workshops on protection of children,
outlining main concepts and issues
- Review the information in the IDMC database pertaining to children
in the following countries: Burma, Colombia, DR Congo, Iraq, Nepal, Russia, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, Kosovo, CAR
- Review, develop and finalise the draft section of the database
handbook on displaced children;
- Suggest new sources, documents and contacts related to the
situation of displaced children in these countries to country analysts;
- Submit detailed final report to be posted on IDMC website (and
possibly others) analysing the quality and quantity of information currently available on displaced children, and including recommendations.
- Hold a meeting with country analysts to discuss findings
- Develop a description and action plan for IDMC to improve its
information and advocacy on internally displaced children

Qualifications

The consultant must have an extensive experience in the field of children in armed conflict and have excellent drafting skills in English.

Conditions

The consultant will be based at IDMCís office in Geneva.

Fees and other benefits to be agreed according to experience and qualifications.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be informed of the status of their application. Citizens of countries other than Switzerland and the old member states of the European Union may face difficulties in obtaining a work permit for this position from the Swiss authorities. For more information on the Swiss work permit regime, please consult the website of the Geneva authorities at http://www.geneve.ch/permis.

To apply

A CV and short letter of motivation should be sent to recruitment@nrc.ch

The deadline for applications is 31 January 2007

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Note: The material contained in this communication comes to you from the Forced Migration Discussion List which is moderated by the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC), University of Oxford. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the RSC or the University. If you re-print, copy, archive or re-post this message please retain this disclaimer. Quotations or extracts should include attribution to the original sources.

List archives are available at:
http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/forced-migration.html
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