Vacancy: Database/Research Assistant
(full-time or part-time)
The Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the
Norwegian Refugee Council is looking for a database/research assistant to
strengthen the Centre's monitoring and advocacy department. 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
Under the supervision of the Head of the IDMC's Monitoring and Advocacy
Department, the Database/Research Assistant will assist the Department with
entering information into the IDMC's IDP database; researching information
relevant for the updating of country profiles included in the database;
updating and maintaining the Department's distribution lists; providing
administrative and logistical support for the Department's advocacy activities;
preparing, formatting and distributing country reports and other documents;
electronic clipping; fixing broken links; and other assigned tasks.
Candidates must be self motivated, extremely well-organized, collegial, and
able to function under pressure and handle numerous tasks simultaneously.
Strong interest in forced migration issues is a must; a relevant first-level
University degree and/or relevant practical experience is desirable. The
candidate must have solid office/administration experience, demonstrated
organisational skills, and excellent computer skills. Outstanding oral and
written communications skills in English are essential, and other language
skills are advantageous.
The deadline for applications is 20 January 2006. Please send a cover letter
and your CV to the following address:
Norwegian Refugee Council - Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
Att.: Liliana Luper
Chemin de Balexert 7-9
CH-1219 Châtelaine (Geneva)
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Fax: +41-22-799 07 01
This position may be split into two part-time posts. Please indicate in your
application if you would be available for a part-time position (50%).
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Non-Swiss applicants must have a valid work permit for Switzerland, or be
citizens of the European Union.