Documentation and Database Officer, Indigenous Peoples Rights International

    Apply by: March 15, 2022
    Organization: Indigenous Peoples Rights International
    Location: Manila, Philippines

    Indigenous Peoples Rights International (IPRI) is seeking a Documentation and Database Officer (DDO) to join its growing team.

    IPRI is a legally registered, non-profit global Indigenous Peoples organization that works to protect Indigenous Peoples rights and unite and amplify the call for justice to victims of criminalization and impunity.

    The Documentation and Database Officer will be crucial in supporting systematic documentation and monitoring of cases of criminalization of, and human rights violations against Indigenous Peoples around the world. S/he shall be mainly responsible in maintaining the database, regular data gathering using IPRI’s case factsheet and utilizing varying methods in gathering secondary and primary data. Indigenous applicants are preferable.


    • Coordinates with IPRI teams and partners in data collection and provides needed training, support and mentoring
    • Accurately and efficiently transfer/encode all cases received from country partners and allies to the database using IPRI’s case factsheet
    • Systematically monitor online and offline sources to obtain relevant information of cases of criminalization of, and human rights violations against Indigenous Peoples happening around the world
    • Ensures information gathered are validated and any development of existing cases are on track and updated as necessary
    • Accurately and efficiently encode all data that needs organizing and recording
    • Handles case information with confidentiality and ensures information are secured and maintains digital and actual paper trails of information entered in database as applicable
    • Develops restoration controls, assure files are properly prepared and saved to backup drives and undertakes regular data backups
    • Supports the IT Specialist in ensuring the database remains digitally safe and secure and reports any errors or irregularity in the system
    • Reports to: Research Coordinator

    Essential skills and experience

    • High understanding of Indigenous Peoples’ rights and issues and experience in documenting human rights violations.
    • Good background, knowledge of database technologies and experience of managing data through worksheets.
    • High attention to detail and familiarity with advanced online research methods using Google search. Knowledge in using other search engines and online databases is an advantage.
    • Adhere to and meet set schedules and deadlines
    • Able to work with minimal supervision and in a multi-cultural working environment.
    • Experience working with an international organization is an advantage
    • Proficiency in the English language. Knowledge of French and/or Spanish is highly desirable.

    The deadline for applications is on 15 March 2022. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

    To apply for this vacancy, email your resume/CV to [email protected] with the subject line “APPLICATION: Documentation and Database Officer”.

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