01-23-2018

Reach Data collector with Impact initiative in Italy!

Interested in migration, human rights and social research? apply to this position with Impact Initiative!

 

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Organization: IMPACT Initiatives is a humanitarian think tank, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative, which was created in 2010 to facilitate the development of information tools and products that enhance the capacity of aid actors to make evidence - based decisions in emergency, recovery and development contexts. The IMPACT team comprises specialists in data collection, management and analysis, GIS and remote - sensing

 

Duty Station: Palermo

 

Deadline:02/02/2018

 

When: 12th February 2018

 

open to: individuals with possesing requirements

 

Job description:  Reporting to the Field Manager in Palermo, the Data collector will be responsible for the implementation of REACH’s data collection in the field. The role will entail going to migrant reception centres and interviewing child and youth migrants on the basis of predefined questionnaires. Interviews may take the form of one-by-one questionnaires on mobile phone devices (provided). Extensive training on these data collection methods will be provided, however, after initial supervision and guidance, prospective candidates must feel confident to go to migrant centres alone. This role requires strong interpersonal skills, as data collectors will be required to approach children and teenagers for interview who may be in a very tense environment. For this reason, preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate previous experience of working with children and/or teenagers in difficult environments. Further, the role requires solid negotiation skills in negotiating access and maintaining good working relationships with reception centre authorities (data collectors will be supported in gaining formal authorisation to enter the centres). The office of the organisation will be located in Palermo, Italy, however, Data collectors are required to be available for quick deployment all over Sicily. As such, Data collectors should be available to travel upon request; any car travel will be reimbursed.

The Data collector will be responsible for:

1) Primary data collection

- Conduct face to face interviews with children/youth in reception centres

- Ensure anonymity of respondents and develop relationship of trust and safe space during data collection exercise with respondents

- Accurate recording of data collected

- Provide daily feedback to the Field Manager regarding any challenges faced during data collection (incl. tool development, stakeholder and respondent management)

- Ensure prompt transcript of the notes and accuracy of the data collected

- Be available to follow up on missing/incongruent information, as required

2) Representation of the organisation

- Liaise and maintain good relationships with the management of migration centres to ensure access

- Develop good relationships with members of the migrant community

 

Qualification:

Required:

- Working knowledge of Italian

- Fluency in at least two of the following languages: English, French, Arabic.

- Strong representation and interpersonal skills

- Attention to detail

- Previous experience working with children/teenagers

- Ability to operate in a cross - cultural environment requiring flexibility

- Drivers licence and confidence to drive alone in the city & countryside

- Availability to travel across Sicily on a regular basis

- Ability to work independently and confidence to go alone to migrant reception centres

- Computer literacy to be able to work on smart phone based data collection applications

- Valid work permit

 

Desirable:

- Demonstrated interest in quantitative and/or qualitative research skills

- Previous work experience in migration, ideally, in the refugee crisis response either as part of an NGO

or volunteer

- Previous work experience in counselling and education projects with children

 

 Application process: Send  in English, your cover letter, CV, and three references in English  to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The reference "Ref: 18/ITA/RDT1" should be indiciated in the mail subject line

 

Further information:   Data collectors should be available to travel upon request; any car travel will be reimbursed.

The  selected candidate will be legally contracted by IMPACT in-country implementing partner

 

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