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:
The coordination & management team is responsible for JIPS’ overall leadership.
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.
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.
Dieter leads the development and implementation of JIPS’ field support and capacity building strategy across our strategic three goals, including the delivery of our support and advice to stakeholders working in displacement-affected contexts. He also contributes to refining profiling processes and tools in urban areas and leads our work on enhancing the participation of displacement-affected communities in data collection, analysis and development of recommendations.
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.
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.
Antonio coordinates the delivery on the field of JIPS’ profiling exercise in Chihuahua, Mexico. He brings a professional background on data analysis around city planning that helps him on the development of a methodology, deployment of data collection tools, and joint analysis for this exercise.
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.
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.
Jonas helps to improve JIPS’ tools and guidance, particularly through capacity building activities and the development of guidance documents. 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 and how data literacy can be improved with partners.
Ola provides technical support to large-scale profiling exercises on aspects such as methodology development, design of data collection tools, and engagement of stakeholders including displacement-affected communities. She also coordinates JIPS’ presence in the MENA region to deliver high quality information management and durable solutions profiling.
As Learning Designer, Nils supports the development of a JIPS training toolbox in line with the strategic goals 2021-2023. In a strongly collaborative effort with the entire JIPS team, partners and target audiences, Nils is reviewing, restructuring and developing training content to build capacities around the process of turning data into action, while focussing on effective learning modalities in virtual and hybrid settings. A central focus of Nils’ work with the Information Management & Innovation unit is the complete overhaul and virtualization of JIPS’ flagship Profiling Coordination Training to be piloted in 2022.
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 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.
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.
The grants and budget management team is responsible for keeping JIPS accountable for the services it provides.