JIPS Team - JIPS - Joint IDP Profiling Service


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.

Wilhelmina Welsch

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As JIPS’ Coordinator, Wilhelmina Welsch develops and manages JIPS as a sustainable interagency service. This includes strategic oversight and guidance to ensure a relevant and high-quality technical support service to governments, humanitarian and development actors, as well as knowledge sharing and advocating at global and high political levels for improved evidence on displacement situations. Wilhelmina previously led JIPS’ Information Management and Innovation Unit. Prior to working with JIPS, she worked in a variety of international organisations and NGOs where she attained international humanitarian assessment expertise.

Cross Programme

The cross programme unit, with their expertises in providing policy and technical advisory services and in grants and budget management, supports JIPS across the different units and the various projects.


Grants & Budget Management Coordinator

Enrico 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.

Field Support & Capacity Development

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.

Head of Field Support (interim) & Senior Profiling Advisor (Durable Solutions)

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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.

Regional Coordinator for the Americas

Andrés supports governments, humanitarian and development actors in the Americas region with technical support for coordinating collaborative data collection and analysis. He contributes to developing and refining participatory tools and processes as well as fundamental reflections on turning data into action. Andrés brings in a rich professional background including experience working with diverse partners. Check out this interview with Andrés to learn more.

Regional Advisor EAGL region

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.

Head of Information Management & Innovation

Oscar leads the development, implementation and monitoring of JIPS 2021-2023 strategy, and promotes innovation as a modus operandi and cogitandi. He oversees the development and maintenance of JIPS’ methods, tools and training, contributing to JIPS’ role as global hub for profiling.

Information Management & Training Specialist

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Jonas has coordinated participatory multi-stakeholder processes in the Philippines (2019-2020) and Sudan (2021-2022) to collect and use data to inform Durable Solutions with displaced communities. He manages JIPS’ Collaborative Leadership Programme and supports its other training and capacity building efforts. Jonas’ work is driven by the passion to support individuals and organisations to work better together – mediation, non-violent communication, and Joint Analysis are essential tools he is using to support partners to collaborate around data.

Capacity Development Expert

As Capacity Development expert Nils co-facilitates the continuous enhancement of JIPS’ capacity development efforts both externally and internally. A special focus of his work lies on the systematic and needs-based refinement of the Collaborative Leadership Programme (CLP) in close collaboration with the JIPS team and partners. Nils has a background in Public Policy & Human Development and is passionate about participatory and human-centric innovation processes. He has been working with JIPS in multiple engagements since 2020.

EGRISS Consultant

Information Management Specialist

Sarah contributes technical support for JIPS’ work on the International Recommendations on IDP Statistics (IRIS), including the coordination of capacity building workshops, the development of methodological papers  and the preparation and implementation of profiling exercises.

Knowledge Sharing & Communications

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.

Head of Knowledge Sharing & Communications

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

Knowledge Sharing & Communications Officer

Julia plays a key role in implementing and advancing JIPS’ content and editorial strategy, as per its communication and overall organisational strategy 2021-2023, and in promoting JIPS’ mission and work more broadly speaking with key global and regional audiences. She provides cross-unit support to help leverage JIPS’ visibility and position across its areas of work. She nurtures a specific interest for communicating data and research insights for impact and change.

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