Philippines: Humanitarian Research Coordinator


About the organization

Internews empowers people worldwide with the trustworthy, high-quality news and information they need to make informed decisions, participate in their communities, and hold power to account. We seek to realize the potential of a digitally connected world: a world in which evidence-based information advances human progress, enables broad opportunity and accountability, and fuels vibrant civic debate.

For more than 35 years, in more than 100 countries, Internews has worked to build healthy media and information environments where they are most needed. We have proudly incubated hundreds of sustainable organizations, bolstered the skills of thousands of media professionals, activists, and citizens, and helped these partners reach millions of people with quality, local information.


The Humanitarian Research Coordinator will manage the implementation of an Information Ecosystem Assessment in BARMM, Philippines. The Information Ecosystem Assessment will have a strong focus on how IDP populations communicate to access information about COVID-19 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 Interviews, Focus Group Discussions, surveys, capacity assessment interviews and field observations. The Report will help to inform public health and humanitarian response agencies to better communities key messages to the at-risk population. To view the Scope of Work, please visit:


Minimum of 4 years of relevant working experience in qualitative research, social science, data analysis, anthropology or similar;
Experience with social media monitoring required, additional experience in humanitarian communication, 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 Interview, social media observation and analysis, data visualization, etc;
Excellent time management skills; knowing how to work with 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;
Strong written and spoken English required;
Fluency in other local languages in Mindanao an advantage - especially Bisaya/Maranao/Maguidanaoan
Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews' Core Values.

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