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  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Bogotá
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
    • Migration
  • Closing Date: 2019-07-23

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4MI Project Manager (4MiPM) – Bogotá – Colombia

Bogotá (Colombia)

4MI Project Manager (4MiPM) – Bogotá – Colombia 

Danish Refugee Council/Danish Demining Group (DRC/DDG) is one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, working in more than 40 countries to provide adequate assistance with a rights-based approach to refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced persons, returnees and migrants.

The Mixed Migration center (MMC) is a global network consisting of six regional hubs (East Africa and Yemen, North Africa, West Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe) and a central unit in Geneva, and is part of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC).

The 4Mi is MMC’s flagship data collection system and was first established in 2014. 4Mi’s innovative approach comprises a network of monitors stationed in key migration hubs in more than 15 countries, who are interviewing refugees and migrants on the move on a continuous basis. Read more about 4Mi here: 4Mi provides the data which is key to the three overall objectives of the Danish Refugee Council’s (DRC) Mixed Migration Centre:

  • 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).

DRC/DDG and MMC are currently looking for a highly qualified Spanish and English-speaking 4MI Project Manager for an initial 7 months contract (renewable depending on funding and performance) in Colombia.

About the job 

DRC/DDG has been present in Colombia since 2011, focused on capacity-building, setting up of mine action programming and providing support to conflict-affected populations in the south of the country. The onset of large mixed migration flows into Colombia due to the Venezuela crisis requires a major integrated humanitarian response to meet the urgent needs of refugees, asylum seekers, migrants, Colombian returnees, and host communities.

Based on the conclusions of several emergency need assessments, DRC initiated an emergency response in the Caribbean coastal areas of Colombia (Riohacha and Barranquilla) and in Bogotá. DRC´s integrated humanitarian response will be primarily based on protection activities, with components of Shelter, WASH, multi-purpose cash assistance, NFIs, and livelihood interventions. DRC/DDG also aims to play an important role in humanitarian coordination in support of UNHCR and IOM as coordination lead agencies of GIFMM (Grupo Interagencial de Flujos Migratios Mixtos). In order to strengthen its protection response and to achieve a better understanding of the migration drivers and processes, DRC/DDG requested the support of MMC during March 2019 to jointly set up a 4Mi program in Central and South America Regions. The start of the program foresees 4MI activities in Colombia and Perú.

The primary objective of the 4Mi Project Manager (4MiPM) will be to set up, implement and develop a 4Mi program initially in Colombia and Perú and then to expand it to other countries in the region affected by the migration flows from Venezuela.

The 4MiPM will be based in Bogotá with frequent travels to Barranquilla (Atlantico), Cucuta (Norte de Santander), Riohacha and Maicao (La Guajira), and Lima (Perú).  He/she will be responsible for the overall start-up and management of the project, and of the development of the program.

The position will include the line management of one 4Mi Coordinator, one IM technical expert, and 12 field enumerators located in different areas of Colombia and Perú.

Main responsibilities                                                                                                 

  • Manage the start-up and implementation of DRC/DDG-MMC 4Mi project in Colombia and Peru:
  •  Manage the data collection by maintaining the survey software and survey questions;
  • Maintain a duty of care for the monitors and a risk analysis regarding the locations where we collect data;
  •  Manage the recruitment, training and regular communication with 4Mi monitors in Colombia and Peru;
  • When needed, coordinate and supervise the personnel partners (other NGOs) hired to collect 4Mi data in locations where MMC does not directly recruit monitors;
  •  Under the direction of the DRC Emergency Program Manager and with the technical supervision of MMC, expand 4Mi in other countries of South and Central America region and contribute to its strategy development, proposal writing and fundraising;
  •  Manage and organize data including analysis and interpretation of data for use in infographics, website presentation as well as text analysis;
  • Lead on improving and revising the 4Mi methodology to ensure its reliability, veracity and relevance.
  • Ensure timely, regular updates of 4Mi data in infographics and mappings on the 4Mi website, with the assistance of the Information Management Officer;
  • Contribute to written analysis in short articles and longer research papers based on the data produced by 4Mi;
  •  Present 4Mi data and outcomes at conferences and other humanitarian Coordination fora and keep abreast of new developments and ongoing debates on migration data;
  •  Facilitate the use of 4Mi data and analysis to inform DRC/DDG programming and advocacy.
  • Liaise permanently with MMC experts in Geneva, Switzerland;                                                                                            


Roles reporting to this position                                Reports to                                         

4Mi Project Officer                                                        DRC Emergency Program Manager

IM Officer

4Mi field monitors                                                         Technical Line Manager

4Mi global coordinator - Geneva                                                                                                


Required experience and competencies                                                                               

         Master's or University degree in Human Rights, Political Science, Refugee Law, or any other relevant field;

         3-5 years’ experience in survey design and implementation (desirable);

         Proven knowledge of migration dynamics in the region (Latin America and Caribbean);

         Proven record in analysis, survey methodology and design, and written or infographic-based product, use of data gathering processes;

         Knowledge of on-line visualization and communication skills;

         Strong experience in survey modules;

         Demonstrated strong analytical and writing skills in English;

          Fluency in Spanish is compulsory;


  • Calm and diplomatic in nature;
  •  Ability to manage competing priorities and to meet deadlines;
  • Effective team-player – problem solver;
  • Previous experience with DRC/DDG and/or MMC is an asset.

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: Acting in line with DRC's vision and values.                                                                                                                                                                                                  

We offer

Contract length: 7 months renewable depending on performance and funding.

Level: F - steps depending on experience.

Designation of Duty Station: Bogotá - Family duty station - Unaccompanied

Start date:  01 September 2019

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to under Vacancies. For questions regarding the vacancy please contact Massimiliano Benevelli or Roberto Forin

Application process

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: 22 July 2019

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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