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EGRIS Technical Advisor for JIPS

Geneva (Switzerland)

  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Grade: Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Refugee rights and well-being
  • Closing Date: 2021-11-30

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The Joint IDP Profiling Service (JIPS), hosted by the Danish Refugee Council Representation Office in Geneva, Switzerland, is currently looking for a highly qualified EGRIS Technical Advisor.

About the job

JIPS is an interagency service set up in 2009 and dedicated to bringing governments, displaced persons, host communities and national and international actors together to collaborate towards durable solutions for internal displacement. JIPS is a globally recognized neutral broker that supports collaborative and responsible approaches to data collection and use in internal displacement contexts, with a particular focus on developing national capacities, protracted displacement, durable solutions, and urban displacement.

JIPS is a long-standing member of the Steering Committee of the Expert Group on Refugee and Internally Displaced Persons Statistics (EGRIS)[1] and has been a key stakeholder in the first phases of EGRIS, establishing and leading the Expert Group’s IDP subgroup and leading the development of the Technical Report on the Statistics of IDPs and the International Recommendations on IDP Statistics (IRIS). This work culminated in the successful endorsement of the IRIS in 2020 by the UN Statistical Commission which paves the way for internally displaced persons to be represented and given a voice in official statistics, thus setting clearer pathways to being acknowledged and supported by their own governments.

Currently, JIPS co-leads the EGRIS’s Subgroup 2 focused on statistical capacity development as part of the five-year plan for the implementation of IRIS. In this capacity, JIPS has the mandate to support the capacity strengthening of national statistical systems, relevant regional institutions and international organizations/UN agencies and provide technical support as needed to enable wider implementation of the Recommendations and use of the Compilers’ Manual to produce, analyse, and disseminate quality statistics on refugees and IDPs to inform policymaking on forced displacement regularly and consistently. This includes a variety of modalities such as in person, blended and remote training delivery, delivery of technical field support through expert deployments to develop capacities for the implementation of IRIS at the country level and to organise peer-to-peer learning events at the regional level.

JIPS is particularly well placed to support these activities not only through its co-leadership of the Subgroup on Capacity Building but through its long-standing experience in establishing nationally owned processes around displacement data. Firmly rooted in the 2021-2023 strategy is JIPS’ commitment to continue to develop the capacity of governments through in-country training, long-term deployments and online courses, and by connecting governments with relevant in-country and international actors to contribute to a coordinated response and solutions at scale.

Our approach to capacity development is fuelled by our way of working, being field-focused, collaborative, human-centred, ethical, transparent, and an ‘honest broker’ to connect governments to relevant actors in the countries we support. We build and expand on our unique expertise to bring lessons from the field to inform global initiatives and discussions. In a similar manner, we integrate global standards and good practices into our tools and technical support in internal and mixed displacement situations.



Under the direct supervision of a Senior Technical Advisor, working alongside JIPS team members and members of EGRIS Subgroup 2, the EGRIS Technical Advisor will:

  1. Support the development of training materials
  2. Deploy on technical missions for the delivery of technical support for the implementation of IRIS in different displacement contexts
  3. Contribute to EGRIS SG2 capacity building activities
  4. Support the conceptualization and co-facilitation of EGRIS-IRIS Regional Workshop(s)
  5. Contribute to other work streams of EGRIS Subgroups 3 and 1 as required.



The EGRIS Expert will contribute to the development of a package of training materials and deliver capacity development activities on internal displacement in line with the IRIS and the Compiler’s Manual in support of the EGRIS Subgroup 2, and of the implementation of the International Recommendations on IDP Statistics (IRIS). More specifically, in close collaboration with the JIPS focal point and in consultation with EGRIS’s Subgroups 2 and 3, s/he will be required to:

  • Contribute to the development of training material on internal displacement statistics in line with the revised Compiler’s Manual in relation to statistical capacity development and to target audiences, which namely include national statistical offices and other key actors of the national statistical systems.
  • In line with the capacity building roadmap deliver capacity development activities and provide technical support to governments, humanitarian and development partners on the purpose, components, and process of the implementation of the International Recommendations on IDP Statistics.
  • Provide technical support on the conceptualization and delivery of 1-2 regional workshops in partnership with relevant statistical institutions/training centres.
  • Contribute technical expertise to work streams of EGRIS Subgroups 3 (Refinement of Compiler’s Manual) and 1 (Outreach and Dissemination)



  • Internal: JIPS team members, JIPS Executive Committee
  • External: EGRIS Subgroup 2 members, NSOs, international organisations/UN


About you


  • University degree in knowledge management, learning and development, social sciences, international relations, international development, or related fields.

5-7 years of relevant work experience demonstrating some/all of the following:

  • Experience with statistical capacity development and/or global (statistical) standards and commitments
  • Experience with developing training materials particularly related to the implementation of global standards on country level desirably in official statistics
  • Experience in developing trainings, workshops, learning events, conferences, or interactive meetings, with an in-depth understanding of the logistics, protocols and facilitation techniques needed to ensure smooth event management and implementation
  • Experience in facilitating and organizing capacity development exercises with international organisations, including developing approaches and tools for remote capacity development initiatives
  • Experience working as part of a National Statistical Office or with international organisations in the humanitarian/development field, on forced migration and specifically internal displacement issues/contexts.
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic thinking, partner management, innovation, capacity building/adult learning and coordination.
  • Knowledge and understanding of statistical concepts and global standards and familiarity with the structure and functions of a national statistical system;
  • Knowledge/experience of the implementation and coordination of data collection and analysis;
  • Familiarity with forced migration/internal displacement;
  • Excellent project management skills, with experience in coordinating across institutions;
  • Effective interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to work effectively as an integral part of multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural and multi-agency teams; resourceful team player, able to liaise and communicate with colleagues at all levels of seniority and areas of expertise; highly collaborative with experience working with and as part of remote teams;  
  • High level of initiative; focused on impact and delivery of high-quality results; hard working and well organized, with an ability to meet deadlines; effective and self-starter who thrives on working independently with a dispersed workforce; flexibility and creativity in working in difficult/unusual field environments;
  • Language requirements: fluent in English


  • Fluency in oral and written Spanish or French required, knowledge of another official UN language a plus
  • Excellent training and facilitation skills;

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: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment

Find the definition of DRC’s Core competencies here


We offer

Contract length: 6 months with the possibility of extension

Band: G non-management

Start date: 1st August 2021


Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Geneva Representation Terms of Employment.

This position will be placed at Employment Band G non-management on the DRC Geneva salary scale with a monthly gross salary of approximately 7’500 CHF. From this amount the candidate will contribute to social security, income tax and mandatory health insurance. DRC does not pay any additional allowances (schooling, housing etc.). DRC will issue an international contract with conditions in line with the ‘Deployment Agreement between Danish Refugee Council and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (signed on the 4th October 2016).


Application Process and Information

Interested? Then apply by 14.07.2021

All applicants must upload a cover letter (max 1 page) and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications sent by email will not be considered. If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact [email protected]


A shortlist of qualified candidates will be invited to undertake a written assessment, based on which a final shortlist will be selected for a competency-based interview.


Equal opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website   

DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process. Visit to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms.


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[1] The United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC), at its 47th session in 2016, decided to establish an international Expert Group on Refugee and Internally Displaced Persons Statistics (EGRIS). The group consists of participants from national authorities, regional and international organizations, and other technical experts. Since its establishment, EGRIS has produced a set of International Recommendations on Refugee and IDP Statistics (IRRS and IRIS), which have been endorsed by the UN Statistical Commission. Following these achievements, the group is currently developing its third phase of work (2020-24), which focuses on the implementation of these recommendations.

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