At JIPS, we understand that every displacement situation is different, so we offer a wide range of services from direct work in the field, remote support, capacity building and scoping missions to strategic advice on identifying mechanisms to improve displacement data in specific situations.
We support governments, local authorities and humanitarian and development organisations at all stages of the profiling process, from planning, feasibility assessments and determining the most appropriate methodology to the sharing of tools and guidance during data analysis, reporting and dissemination.
We also conduct and facilitate training at the global, regional and national level. In-country training may be tailored to a specific profiling exercise, while broader initiatives – including its flagship Profiling Coordination Training (PCT) – aim to build capacity and a community of practice.
What is the added value of a long-term, direct support in countries?
Khadra Elmi, former Profiling Advisor, shares the challenges and lessons learned from her long-term deployment to Sudan, focusing on the importance of being in the country to provide additional support to coordination, joint analysis and community engagement and to contribute to building trust relations among partners.
We talked to Oscar Paz, Urban Programming Coordinator at World Vision Honduras, to discuss the challenges encountered during the profiling process in Honduras, as well as the opportunities and added value of engaging communities and working with local actors with a strong presence in the field.