The Profiling Coordination Training (PCT) is a practical, hands-on course held over six days that takes participants through the profiling process from start to finish, focusing on the collaborative aspect around data collection, analysis, and use. Designed as a simulation exercise set in the fictional country of Freedonia, the PCT builds directly off our real-life experience from working in diverse displacement contexts in the Americas, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
Throughout the interactive course, participants are brought to develop their coordination, communication, technical skills and thematic knowledge – expertise that is highly valuable in any data collection effort on a daily basis. Looking at two complex scenarios of protracted displacement – a longstanding civil war that led to the displacement of thousands of people in Freedonia, and cyclical natural disasters that lead to periodical displacement in the country –, they get to work with three datasets (an urban, a rural, and one on hard-to-reach areas), and learn to use a mixed approach combining quantitative and qualitative methods.
The PCT’s content is built around our experience of profiling in protracted displacement situations. The course is updated for each edition to integrate new standards and latest tools, good practices, and innovations. Participants are equipped with a range of skills, including:
The PCT’s practical emphasis gives participants the sense that they have actually undertaken a profiling exercise, improving their technical knowledge and their confidence to carry out a real project in the future.
The training is designed for government officials and members of UN agencies, local and international NGOs from the humanitarian and development sector, who are looking to build their operational, technical and coordination competencies. JIPS is especially encouraging colleagues from National Statistics Offices and government bodies concerned with internal displacement to apply.
The participants are selected based on a set of criteria, including their involvement and experience in projects related to internal displacement, and their role and function in their organisations. The number of seats for each training is limited, hence we typically look for participants who within their organisations, can act as multipliers and ambassadors for rigorous and collaborative data collection efforts.
Interested in the training? Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Impressions from the 2019 Profiling Coordination Training in Dakar, Senegal
For this year’s regional edition of the Profiling Coordination Training (PCT), our team of facilitators joined our partners and 23 participants for an intense 6-day training – the first we have ever held entirely in French – in Dakar, Senegal. Here’s a snapshot of what the training looked liked, and what our participants and co-facilitators thought about it.
Interview: Tarek Tamer, Monitoring and evaluation coordinator, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
We had a chat with Tarek Tamer, former PCT participant, who later worked as Profiling Coordinator for the Libya exercise. For him, the Profiling Coordination Training (PCT) proved to be valuable beyond his activity as the profiling coordinator of the exercise in Libya. Listen to Tarek sharing his views on the training with us.
To be a profiling coordinator ?
It’s a challenging job! In this 5-minutes video, we outline the outline the crucial five competencies of a Profiling Coordinator and explain why this role is so important.
Want to learn more about profiling and the whole process? Then check out our crash course series on profiling displacement situations through the following videos: