UN Data Jobs – Assistant Information Management Officer – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10027130
Vacancy Notice: 009/2017
Duty Station: Uganda
Post Grade: NOA
About UNHCR:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was
established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly.
UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international
protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees
and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate concerning
issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under Article 11 of
the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.
Job Summary: The Assistant
Information Management Officer will assist in the production and dissemination
of information on the population of concern, including but not limited to
Protection and Programme information. The incumbent will operationalize data
standards developed at the central level in field operations, will compile data
and analyses information from all populations of concern. S/he will support the
Programme Team and UNHCR implementing partners in the choice of indicators for
monitoring to be included in sub-agreements as well as the Protection Team in
operationalizing protection monitoring systems.
Key Duties and
  • Operationalize country-specific common
    data standards and promote them with partners, including UNHCR data
    standards and the IASC Common Operational Datasets.
  • The incumbent will compile, aggregrate and
    analyze data and information elements required to produce standardized
    information products and implement data/information collection plans for
    baseline and context-specific data.
  • Support the operation in the analysis of
    processed data and information and perform data quality and consistency
  • Facilitate the analysis of cross-border
    information between relevant countries.
  • Assist in training staff involved in
    information management activities, including data collection and data
    entry teams.
  • Support and leverage geographic data for
    map production and use in geographic information systems (GIS).
  • Share UNHCR data with partner agencies and
    maintain Portal data and information in-line with agreed frequencies.
  • Provide technical Information Management
    support to Needs Assessment processes, specifically in data collection,
    processing/collation and analysis.
  • Perform other duties as required.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • The Office delivers reliable, accessible
    and user-friendly, relevant, predictable, appropriate and timely information.
  • Global data standards, and where
    appropriate, the establishment of country-specific common data standards
    are adopted by UNHCR and its partners.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNHCR Assistant Information Management Officer career opportunity should
    hold a good University degree in information technology, demography,
    statistics, social sciences or any related area.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant work
  • Knowledge of the UN system and the
    humanitarian community.
  • Proven skills to analyse statistical
  • Advanced Excel skills (e.g. pivot tables,
    functions, etc.).
  • Ability to formulate IM-related technical
    requirements and Operating Procedures.
  • Previous experience with handling confidential
    data and demonstrated understanding of different data collection
  • Excellent knowledge of English and working
    knowledge of another UN language.
How to Apply:
All interested Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are
encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions
after reviewing the job details.
Deadline: 18th December 2017
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