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

Job Title:        Information Management Officer
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: (Snr)
DIMA Coordinator/Deputy Director/Head of Service/Representative/Senior IMO
Position Grade:
P3
About US:
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 Information Management Officer is responsible for coordinating and
supporting data and information management activities in the relevant offices,
as well as supporting and overseeing data and information management activities
in the relevant country  and regional
offices.
They are either part
of or responsible for leading and motivating a team of data and information
management staff in the regional office (depending on regional office
configuration); to ensure coordination among staff working on information and
data management activities in the regional office; and to function as the
liaison with Headquarters on data related issues.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
 Coordinate
data and information management activities at the Country /Regional/Global
level:
·       
Participate
in the relevant data and information management team and activities.
·       
Contribute
to the design and implement data strategies and systems.
·       
Assist
the data team and others communicate the status, value, and importance of data.
·       
Support
the collection, storage, management and protection of data in the
region/country or at the global level.
·       
Support
consolidation of data systems, including the interoperability of operational
data and systems.
·       
Ensure
consistency of data and results for country, global and regional analysis,
including cross border analysis and response.
·       
Identify
risks and opportunities based on insights derived from data.
·       
Support
the coordination with HQ, external and internal partners on data and
information management efforts and mechanisms, including OCHA, IOM, regional
economic commissions and other institutions with statistical or data interests,
UNICEF, and WFP.
·       
Lead or
take part the relevant IM networks (internal and external) on refugee, IDP,
stateless and related issues.
·       
Improve
data quality in the region/county or globally through field support, capacity
building, monitoring and feedback.
·       
Support
data security, data protection and responsible data-sharing.
Support offices
with data and information management support (if Global or Regional):
·       
Provide
technical guidance on methodologies, and support for data management activities
such as surveys, secondary data reviews, targeting and vulnerability
assessments, indicator definition, population estimation, profiling,
statistical analysis, predictive analytics, big data, international
recommendations, GIS, data visualisation, maps, official statistics and other
data and information management activities.
·       
Support
the analysis of primary and secondary data for interpretation and
evidence-informed decision making.
·       
Support
the monitoring of data and information management activities in the relevant
offices for integrity, veracity, reliability and credibility and compliance
with policies.
·       
Document
needs and capacities for data management activities.
·       
Provide
technical and training support to operations.
·       
Support
assessments and situational analysis process with analytical frameworks, data
collection, and analysis (standards, methodologies).
·       
Support
planning process (standards, methodologies) quality assurance and technical
advice on Theories of Change and indicators, as well as with data and
statistical analysis
·       
Support
monitoring by providing quality assurance and technical advice to the
monitoring methodologies, data collection and analysis.
·       
Review
and assess country or region-specific data systems and needs; provide
recommendations for solutions.
·       
Undertake
data and information management activities:
·       
Lead and
undertake data management activities (definition of needs, data collection,
analysis, storage and dissemination)
·       
Lead and
undertake geospatial analysis, statistical analysis, targeting, surveys,
indicator definition and other data management activities.
·       
Consolidate
data and information for analysis.
·       
Support
analysis for comparative country, regional and global analysis, including
political and socio-economic trends.
·       
Take
part in planning processes (COPs, regional RRP, regional migration response
plans, etc.).
·       
Support
cross-country assessment and situational analysis, such as in regional RRP
situation.
·       
Undertake
the analysis of trends concerning changes at the outcome and impact levels.
·       
Develop
information management products such as indicators, templates, maps and
dashboards.
·       
Help
ensure data is curated and stored in data registries and libraries in
accordance with standards.
·       
Provide
population movement tracking systems and other population data systems
·       
Support
solutions for meeting `communication with communities¿ information and data
needs.
Work in close
collaboration with:
·       
All
staff to further data literacy and assist in interpretation the data.
·       
Registration
staff regarding the use of individual and personally identifiable data
collected or managed by UNHCR.
·       
Programme
staff on the data and information aspects of assessment, targeting and
monitoring (three most data driven aspects of the OMC).
·       
Cluster
coordinators and partners on data and information needs in UNHCR-led cluster operations,
including HNO and HRP processes.
·       
Inter-agency
staff on the development, coordination and monitoring of responses plans.
·       
Protection
staff on the design, implementation and analysis of protection and case
monitoring systems.
·       
Operations
coordinators and reporting officers on the design and delivery of data and
information management products for internal and external consumption.
·       
Sectors
technical experts on the methodologies, formats, storage and dissemination of
sectoral data and information, including cross sector analysis.
·       
Senior
management to understand and serve their information and knowledge needs.
·       
Perform
other related duties as required.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Information Management Officer job
placement should hold qualifications in Social Sciences; Statistics;
Information Management; Physical Science; Economics; Data Science; Geography
GIS; Engineering; Demography, Computer Science; or other relevant field;
·       
For
P3/NOC – 6 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 5 years
relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 4 years relevant experience with
Doctorate degree
·       
Five years
in data or statistical field, 3 years in international context and/or
humanitarian or development situation. 
·       
Experience
with data sharing, data management and data analysis to support policy
formulation and implementation.
·       
Language
Requirements:
Knowledge of
English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
Functional Skills
·       
Data
collection methodologies;
·       
Data
Management;
·       
Database
Design & Development;
·       
Data
Collection and Analysis;
·       
Metadata
Creation & Management;
·       
Statistics
Analysis
·       
Open
Source Software & Data;
·       
Population
census and econometrics;
·       
Protection
Data Management Systems;
·       
ArcGIS
(Geographic SP-Topographic Surveying Information System);
·       
Mapping
Software;
·       
Cartographic
Skills;
·       
Design
tools such as Global Positioning System (GPS)
·       
Cluster
Information Management Tools, Resources and Approaches;
·       
Needs
Assessment and Response Analysis;
·       
Data
governance, quality assurance and preservation
·       
Data
Interoperability
·       
Data
science methodologies
·       
Development
of and revision of data standards
·       
Qualitative
data analysis
·       
Quantitative
data analysis
Desirable:
·       
Knowledge
of national and international statistical systems;
·       
Working
knowledge of international protection, human rights and international
humanitarian law;
·       
Previous
experience in data collection and analysis in field situations;
·       
Extensive
knowledge of GIS and geospatial systems and techniques.
Competencies
·       
C002L3 –
Teamwork & Collaboration Level 3
·       
C001L3 –
Accountability Level 3
·       
C003L3 –
Communication Level 3
·       
C004L3 –
Commitment to Continuous Learning Level 3
·       
C005L3 –
Client & Result Orientation Level 3
·       
C006L3 –
Organizational Awareness Level 3
·       
M002L3 –
Managing Performance Level 3
·       
M001L3 –
Empowering and Building Trust Level 3
·       
M003L3 –
Judgement and Decision Making Level 3
·       
M006L3 –
Managing Resources Level 3
·       
M005L3 –
Leadership Level 3
·       
M004L3 –
Strategic Planning and Vision Level 3
·       
X001L3 –
Analytical Thinking Level 3
·       
X005L3 –
Planning and Organizing Level 3
·       
X003L3 –
Technological Awareness Level 3
·       
X002L3 –
Innovation and Creativity Level 3
·       
X008L3 –
Stakeholder Management Level 3
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: 14th May 2020
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