Colombia: Humanitarian Research Coordinator


About the organization

Internews is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect and the means to make their voices heard.

Internews provides communities the resources to produce local news and information with integrity and independence. With global expertise and reach, Internews trains both media professionals and citizen journalists, introduces innovative media solutions, increases coverage of vital issues and helps establish policies needed for open access to information. Internews programs create platforms for dialogue and enable informed debate, which bring about social and economic progress. Internews’ commitment to research and evaluation creates effective and sustainable programs, even in the most challenging environments.


The Humanitarian Research Coordinator will manage the implementation of an Information Ecosystem Assessment in Colobmia. The reseach will focus on how migrant populations in Nariño communicate to access information about COVID-19 and related issues and how their use of online media intersects with their use of traditional media and other sources. Research activities will include desk research, social media monitoring, Key Informant Interview, Focus Group Discussions, surveys, capacity assessment interviews and field observations. The Report will help to inform public health and humanitarian response agencies to better communicate key message to the at-risk population.

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Minimum four years of relevant experience working in qualitative research, social science, data analysis, anthropology, or similar;
Experience and understanding of the Narino context and issues affecting migrants;
Experience with social media monitoring required; additional experience in humanitarian communications, media monitoring, or related fields desired;
Experience working in a humanitarian context and/or working in challenging environments and having a strong understanding of how to work with local authorities, international agencies like UN, INGOs and local organizations and community representatives;
Strong research skills including qualitative and quantitative methodologies, like Focus Group Discussions, Key Informant Interviews, social media observation and analysis, data visualization, etc.;
Excellent information management skills; Excel, nVivio or similar software;
Strong interpersonal communication, organizational, teamwork, facilitation and presentation skills;
Strong writing skills and proven ability to produce high quality reports and to work under tight deadlines;
Fluency in Spanish is required;
Fluency in English an advantage;
Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews' Core Values.

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