Information Management Specialist

About MMC:

The Mixed Migration Centre (MMC) is a global network consisting of seven regional hubs (Asia, East Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East, North Africa, West Africa) and a central unit in Geneva. The MMC is a leading source for independent and high-quality data, research, analysis and expertise on mixed migration. The MMC aims to increase understanding of mixed migration, to positively impact global and regional migration policies, to inform evidence-based protection responses for people on the move and to stimulate forward thinking in public and policy debates on mixed migration. The MMC’s overarching focus is on human rights and protection for all people on the move. The three overall objectives of the MMC are:

  • 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 (practice)

The MMC is part of, and governed by, DRC. MMC regional hubs are hosted within DRC regional offices, but part of the global MMC network. While its institutional link to DRC ensures MMC’s work is grounded in operational reality, it acts as an independent source of data, research, analysis and policy development on mixed migration for policy makers, practitioners, journalists, and the broader humanitarian sector. The position of the MMC does not necessarily reflect the position of DRC. For more information on MMC visit our website (

About 4Mi:

One of MMC’s flagship projects is the Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism Initiative (4Mi). 4Mi collects data through in-depth structured interviews, identifying protection risks, conditions, experiences and trends faced by people on the move. 4Mi builds a knowledge base around protection and vulnerabilities with a view to informing policy and humanitarian programmatic response as well as enhancing sector understanding and knowledge on migration dynamics.

The MMC Asia has monitors in India, Afghanistan, Malaysia, Indonesia and in Europe. In Afghanistan, DRC directly contracts monitors, however in other countries DRC works with partners.

Overall purpose of the role:

The Information Management Specialist’s role is to support the development of independent and high-quality data, information, research and analysis on mixed migration. The IMO is responsible for the day-to-day management, analysis and sharing of data related to the MMC Asia’s mixed migration activities and research. The IMS is the focal point for the 4Mi data collection platform in the region and also participates in analysis and the creation of knowledge products, working in close collaboration with the 4Mi Project Manager.


Data management and analysis

  • Maintain the 4Mi data collection platform, ensuring that information is of high quality, safely stored and shared, well organized and retrievable, and that data protection guidelines are met.
  • Ensure the regular availability of clean datasets for the region and for global use: create and maintain data validation tools, export data in appropriate formats, and validate and clean 4Mi data, working in close collaboration with 4Mi Project Manager.
  • Lead technical elements related to 4Mi monitor trainings and provide continuous technical support to monitors.
  • Lead on coding of surveys for the region. Revise the coding of the survey as required, and in line with MMC standards, coordinating with the 4Mi Global Coordinator as relevant.
  • Lead on MMC Asia information management database

Creation of knowledge products and information dissemination

  • Take lead in developing data visualization systems and appropriate infographics to turn MMC’s data into accessible graphic products.
  • In liaison with the MMC Asia team, conduct quantitative analysis to create both visual and written materials (including maps), for use in presentations, on the MMC website, in 4Mi snapshots, and other products.
  • Designs the layouts of reports and presentations using MMC templates ensuring attractiveness and clarity of information products.
  • Contribute to dissemination of knowledge products, including the updating of the regional hub’s page on the MMC website.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of a dissemination plan for all information products.
  • Stay up to date on mixed migration dynamics in the region.

Strategy and standards

  • Contribute to the development of MMC Asia’s research agenda and advocacy strategy.
  • Ensure the compliance of MMC standards and guidelines related to information management and data protection.
  • Work with the regional 4Mi Project Manager as well as colleagues across the 4Mi network to develop standardized information management tools, and to improve information management and data processing standards for 4Mi.

Experience and technical competencies:  

  • Two years of relevant experience at the national or international level in information management, database management, mapping, and web development.
  • Experience in handling and processing large datasets through electronic data collection: knowledge of ODK form design using XLS syntax and experience with ODK or Ona database is required.
  • Knowledge of different data collection methodologies and proven capacity to analyze statistical information. Knowledge of programs and/or programming languages (e.g., MS Excel / SPSS / R / Stata) for quantitative analysis is essential. Knowledge of 4Mi is an advantage.
  • Proven abilities in data collection, compilation, analysis, and reporting with record of production of written and visual knowledge products based on quantitative data. Ability to write in a clear and concise manner with strong oral communication skills.
  • Proven skills in data management and visualization through use of software like MS SharePoint, QGIS / ArcGIS, and MS PowerBI.
  • Experience working in international NGOs and in multicultural environments.
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills, while being independently motivated.

Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.)

  • University degree in Information Technology, Information Systems, Statistics, Social Sciences, or a relevant field

Languages: (indicate fluency level)

  • High level of proficiency in English

DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:
  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

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.

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Danish Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer and we consider all applicants regardless of race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or marital status. We have a strong ambition to further enhance the diversity of our workforce and our goal is to achieve 50% gender balance and at least 50% representation of national staff in management roles. We acknowledge the importance of fostering a diverse and inclusive team to successfully achieve our organizational goals and positively impact the communities we serve.


Application due:


Asia Region

Contract type:
National contract



Founded in 1956, DRC Danish Refugee Council is Denmark’s largest, and a leading international NGO. We have continuously been ranked as one of the best NGOs in the world - and are one of the few with a specific expertise in forced displacement. In over 40 countries, we protect, advocate and build sustainable futures for refugees and other displacement-affected people and communities.