JIPS Team

Guided by the executive committee and advisory group, JIPS’ passionate and skilled team makes its global work possible. The organisation has two core units with dedicated management positions – field support & capacity building, and information management & innovation – and further staff working in coordination & management, communications & advocacy and grants & budget management.

JIPS’ team is guided by three core values:

  • Valuing individuals, whether colleagues, consultants or collaborators in the field
  • Fostering team spirit to support each other’s projects and share information to improve the way we work
  • Personal communication, because relationships thrive when they are built face-to-face

JIPS Structure

Coordination & Management

The coordination & management team is responsible for JIPS’ overall leadership.

Natalia Krynsky Baal
Coordinator

+41 22 55 222 87

Natalia is in charge of JIPS’ overall coordination, and supervises the strategic and day-to-day management of the service. She oversees and maintains JIPS’ role as a global profiling hub and leads its knowledge management, constantly seeking to build and strengthen partnerships to increase the impact of its work on the ground.

Laura Kivelä
Deputy coordinator

+41 22 55 222 81

Laura oversees the work of JIPS’ two core units – field support & capacity building, and information management & innovation. She focuses on the organisation’s three priority areas: durable solutions analysis; tailored analysis to inform urban responses; and enhancing the data capacities of local and national authorities.

Field Support & Capacity Building

The field support and capacity-building unit provides services to partners on the ground and develops profiling tools, guides and other products for governments and humanitarian and development bodies.

Dr. Isis Nunez Ferrera
Head of field support & capacity building

+41 22 55 222 81

Isis provides advice and support to partners implementing profiling exercises in urban settings and leads JIPS’ work on community engagement in profiling. She has specific expertise in these areas, and works closely with the rest of the team to add value to their work from this perspective.

Margharita Lundkvist-Houndoumadi
Profiling advisor (general)

+41 22 55 222 82

Margharita coordinates the delivery of JIPS’ technical advice and capacity-building support to field partners, and handles requests for its services. She also helps to expand its practices by refining knowledge and tools in specialised areas, and provides direct support to country operations.

Devora Levakova
Profiling advisor

+41 22 55 222 77
Devora focuses on capacity building in the field. She provides technical advice and support to governments and humanitarian and development partners in planning and implementing profiling exercises and other displacement data collection activities. She also supports JIPS’ work with the Expert Group on Refugee and IDP Statistics (EGRIS), coordinating the IDP sub-group.

Information Management & Innovation

The information management & innovation unit develops tools, guidance, training and partnerships that improve the quality of JIPS’ support. It also evolves ways to manage the large amounts of data that profiling generates, and to overcome the recurring challenges practitioners face.

Wilhelmina Welsch
Head of information management & innovation

+41 22 552 22 77

Wilhelmina leads the development and implementation of JIPS’ information management strategy and promotes innovation in its work processes. She oversees the maintenance and improvement of the organisation’s methods, tools and training, and contributes to its role as global profiling hub. She also leads the development of strategic partnerships with other information management organisations.

Melissa Weihmayer
Information management officer (analysis)

+41 22 55 222 80

Melissa contributes to improving JIPS’ tools with a focus on profiling in urban settings. She also enhances the organisation’s profiling support by developing and refining its data collection approaches through qualitative methods, and working to improve data analysis.

Svend-Jonas Schelhorn
Associate information management officer (training)

+41 22 55 222 78

Jonas helps to improve JIPS’ tools and guidance, particularly through training. He is the focal point for Profiling Coordination Training and other initiatives, including online learning. He also works to improve JIPS’ engagement with communities affected by displacement in profiling processes.

Communications & Advocacy

The communications & advocacy team disseminates information about JIPS’ work to a wide range of audiences via different channels and tools, creating an open and engaging dynamic with stakeholders and practitioners in the field.

Corina Demottaz
Communications & advocacy officer

+41 22 55 222 72

Corina works across JIPS’ core units and in collaboration with its coordinator to lead the development and implementation of the organisation’s communications plan, strengthen its identity and manage all communications activities.

Grants & Budget Management

The grants and budget management team is responsible for keeping JIPS accountable for the services it provides.

Mihaela Darii Sposato
Grants & budget management officer

+41 22 55 222 83

Mihaela works across JIPS’ core units and in collaboration with its coordinator to provide budget oversight and management, supervise the grant management process and facilitate the development of funding proposals.

Join us at these upcoming events

  • Partner Event
    04 Feb 19 - 08 Feb 19

    Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW) 2019

  • Partner Event
    08 Feb 19 - 08 Feb 19

    Global Alliance for Urban Crises: Knowledge Product Launch Event

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