Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Internews will disrupt and mitigate the flow of misleading, inaccurate or malign information for vulnerable populations affected by humanitarian crises during COVID-19, when the accuracy and timeliness of public health information and the quality of communication between communities and the agencies that serve them is vital to health outcomes. Internews' methodologies are part of the wider humanitarian Community Engagement and Accountability efforts and contribute to Risk Communication & Community Engagement (RCCE) efforts from health and humanitarian partners, by ensuring that community perspectives are captured to inform RCCE strategies and that concerns, rumors and questions are addressed with reliable information that comes from, and is created by, local media or other reliable information providers on a variety of both traditional and social media platforms. This approach galvanizes and supports local media, particularly those trusted and used by vulnerable communities experiencing humanitarian crises, to fully play their role as information providers, as facilitators of conversations within their communities, and as watchdogs and agents of accountability for responders and service providers. Internews will ensure that the work of humanitarian and health organizations is shaped by and responsive to the expressed needs of vulnerable communities and local contexts as the pandemic unfolds.
The Humanitarian Data Analyst (HDA) will help partners and/or team members to ensure qualitative data is collected in a consistent and continuous way through community engagement activities like call-in radio shows, social media interactions, face-to-face interactions, including those by frontline aid workers, media and other channels as deemed relevant. The HDA will also be responsible for collating, processing and analyzing feedback with a focus on the concerns, fears and hopes that are behind the rumors and drive misinformation and provide input for feedback reports for humanitarian partners on national and regional levels to inform decision-making and improve the information provision with timely, locally relevant and reliable information people trust.
Scope of Work