Batch Recruitment: Information Management Officer (KRC-1&2), NO-1, FT# 118278 &118277, based in Yaounde, Cameroon
Job no: 552019
Position type: Fixed Term Appointment
Division/Equivalent: Dakar (WCAR), Senegal
School/Unit: Republic of Cameroon
Department/Office: Yaounde, Republic of Cameroon
Categories: Research, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfil their potential.
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How can you make a difference?
The purpose of the job is to support sector information systems to produce disaggregated data as required to fill reporting needs and evidenced-base management in the nutrition sector. More specifically he/she will ensure situation monitoring and assessment, performance monitoring of nutrition services, and identify capacity needs of the sector information system at district levels. He/she will also support stakeholders at central, decentralized and community levels to use the information generated to make an informed decision for daily management of issues related to malnutrition.
- Situation Monitoring and Assessment of Malnutrition
- Performance Monitoring in Immunization
- Data archiving
- Coordination and Networking
- Information management
- Capacity building
- Support assessments and monitoring, including the development of tools for data collection and processing
- Knowledge management and document archiving
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
- Daily is, the Information Management Officer would be expected to collect, collate and store results and data from the field in a centralized database.
- The Information Management Officer, with the Chief, Field Operations and Emergency will take the lead on the development of annual/rolling Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) and the monitoring of performance indicators.
- Maintain a database and dashboard to track core humanitarian indicators for all Field Offices.
- Provide quality assurance of Field Office and Section situational reports and monthly Situation Reports and data analysis on survey data and other data received. Use this data to support the preparation of regular reports, including the Situation Report for the Ethiopia Humanitarian response, donor proposals, and programme analysis as needed.
- Detailed, technical feedback to be provided to Field Offices.
- Provide Information Management services to support population data management, including population estimation, information flows from established systems and movement tracking. With IM colleagues in UNICEF, clusters and partners support an IM network as part of emergency preparedness and risk-informed programming. Attend inter-cluster IM meetings and technical guidance on information and knowledge management systems to promote the use of evidence to inform policy and decision-making
- The Information Management Officer is expected to build the capacity of Field Office staff to collect, clean, analyze and use data evidence-informed programming.
- Support the emergency teams in the Field Offices and the Field Operations and Emergency Section in the analysis of data and information and perform data quality and consistency control, ensuring harmonization of humanitarian performance monitoring with the regular programme.
- Develop and implement capacity building plan around data and information management, monitoring, and innovative, creative and effective ways of data gathering, analysis and visualization for UNICEF staff and partners as required.
- Prepare visuals and infographics as requested, including geospatial maps.
- Develop snapshots for internal and external purposes, develop maps to support UNICEF’s programming and that of our partners and build the capacity of the Field Offices to collect, record, collate and analyze data.
- Leverage Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for map production and geographic data management while promoting data standards and harmonized management of geographic data/information
- Support assessments and monitoring, including the development of tools for data collection and data entry, review and support procedures for joint assessments in line with UNICEF's CCCs and provide capacity building on quality data collection that is in line with CCCs and Humanitarian Principles notably to field programme staff.
- Regularly participate in the implementation of monitoring missions as required, gathering information to be included in reports.
- Knowledge management and document archiving; for sections (10%)
- Maintain an archive electronically of useful tools, information, studies, publications etc
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have
- A university degree in the relevant field such as computer science, information systems, information and communication technology, library or geographic sciences, or engineering is highly desirable.
- Education in other areas will be considered with proven and relevant professional work experience.
- Knowledge and experience in using Adobe and ArcGIS are highly desirable
- Professional experience of 1 year in a relevant field of data and information management systems and data analysis.
- Proven technical experience in the development and use of innovative technology, particularly in the areas of data, humanitarian performance monitoring, use of mobiles and open source, and training in the related field is highly desirable.
- Fluency in English and French is preferred. Knowledge of local dialectics is desirable
For every Child, you demonstrate
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).
The UNICEF competencies required for this post are:
- Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
- Works Collaboratively with others (1)
- Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
- Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
- Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
- Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
- Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)
To view our competency framework, please visit here.
- Data, information, and knowledge management
- Databases system management
- Geospatial and mapping production
- Background/familiarity with humanitarian action and UNICEF’s Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.
This is a post requiring a higher education degree, and “UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/” Candidates are requested to upload a copy of the required degree.