MEAL Internship

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MEAL Internship (Information Management Systems) - DRC IRAQ

The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfilment of the wish to return home.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.

All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.

This position is home based; therefore, no travel is required to the country office.

About the job

The position will take place completely remotely, with only data sharing and Skype sessions with the field staff and in country teams.

General structure of the internship: the internship will have a 3-month duration, with an initial month dedicated to current system diagnostics and understanding the data management needs by the teams, followed by a month designing possible solutions and Analysis. Finally, closed by a month of testing and refining the analysis and data analysis and management tools created. By the end of the internship the candidate will have had assisted in the creation of the following:

  • Learn about the real information needs of the implementing teams in Shelter, WASH, Protection and Livelihoods aid.
  • Review existing paper forms for data collection and develop equivalent XLS Form
  • Build dashboards for data analysis and interphase for newly developed data collection tools.
  • Help Setup the Information Management System (IMS) backend including possible APIs and/or bots for data extractions or population.
  • Assist in the creation of the data user interphase including live data analysis tools in Power BI that allow for easy and quick information interpretation.
  • Explore the data collected for explanatory variables and possible correlation that could be further explored and improve aid implementation and deliverables.
  • Build In-country capacity of teams by online demonstration of the solutions created for the IMS back end and analysis created.

This internship will be conducted completely remotely, with no travel requirements to the country of work not field. That said the experience will require dedicated time

What is required

  • The candidate must be finishing or finished in the last 6 months a MSc on data management, statistics, or a related field.
  • Strong critical analysis skills coupled with sound knowledge of inferential statistical analysis, including theoretical and practical application of multiple statistical relevance tests
  • Capable of developing reports using access and Power BI
  • Desirable, capacity to write/modify APIs.
  • Cultural and gender sensitivity, adaptability, flexibility, hands-on, problem solver;

After selection of the best matching candidate, the work plan can be tailored to the candidate’s requirements to event such as the final thesis as far as the contexts needs will allow.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

    • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
    • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
    • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
    • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
    • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.

    Type of offer and conditions

    Contract length: 3 months

    Level: intern

    Designation of Duty Station: not Applicable- remote work

    Start date: 01 November 2019

    Data limitations:
    All work, and data analysed during the internship will be owned by DCR Iraq. With the managers written consent, the aggregated analysis and dashboards produced during the internship can be shared with the interns guiding professor and university for evaluation or educational purposes. Under no circumstances any data of individuals shared with the intern should be kept, reproduced nor shared in a way that could lead to individualization of any part involved.

    Application process

    All applicants must upload an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English.

    Closing date for applications: 16 September 2019

    If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit

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

    Due to the Urgency to fill this position, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and DRC reserves the right to conduct the interviews before the deadline.

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