Vacancy: IOM Data Analysis Consultant (Bangkok)

The conflict in Myanmar has forced roughly 850,000 Rohingya refugees to flee across the border into Bangladesh. Many now live in a series of sprawling refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, there has been an increase in the number of Rohingya refugees moving from Bangladesh and Myanmar, towards other countries in Southeast Asia. High population density, a lack of knowledge about COVID-19 and a lack of access to water, sanitation, and hygiene in settlements have exacerbated the risks among Rohingya refugees and migrants.

Under the project funded by the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), the IOM in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, in coordination with the IOM Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP), will produce data analysis reports on the risks and vulnerabilities of Rohingya refugees and migrants. The data analysis will focus on the drivers of migration, methods of migration including the channels to arrange travel and finances, challenges and risks Rohingya refugees face throughout the migration journey, response measures by governments, and living conditions before, during and after migration, experiences with xenophobia, and lack of protection safeguards and access to services.

The successful candidate will have the following duties and responsibilities among others:

    1. Review and finalise key research questions, survey and methodology for interviews and data analysis, including qualitative and quantitative data collection tools.
    2. Perform desk research in English on existing literature and data on push and pull factors for Rohingya migrant and refugee movement in the region, as well as the risks, heightened challenges including from COVID-19 and institutional responses and safeguards.
    3. Carry out extensive data analysis based on interviews with beneficiaries and relevant counterparts by disaggregating and organizing complex, open-ended survey responses.

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