UN Jobs – Senior Data Management Associate – United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Job Title:    Senior Data Management Associate

Organisation: United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Vacancy Code: Internal/ External Vacancy notice UNOPS/005/2021

Position Number: UNOPS/005/02

Grade: LICA-7


About UNOPS:

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)’ mission is to expand the capacity of the UN system and its partners to implement peace building, humanitarian and development operations that matter for people in need. Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, UNOPS vision is to always satisfy partners with management services that meet world-class standards of quality, speed and cost effectiveness. By assisting UN organizations, international financial institutions, governments and other development partners, UNOPS makes significant, tangible contributions to results on the ground.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Support the development or revision of methodological approaches and standards for the assessment conducted by UNHCR or partner organizations in support of monitoring, assessment, targeting, evaluation, operational plans and results reporting.
  • Advise on the appropriate methods and tools to be used in data collection and data analysis activities.
  • Conduct regular data quality checks on data collected and proactively communicate erroneous data for correction.
  • Support data analysis activities from the data collected during the assessment and from UNHCR’s data systems such as, registration and identity management etc;
  • Support the design and implementation of relevant statistical analytical products and input into their production, including quality assurance.
  • In close collaboration with Protection and Information Management, take lead in drafting assessment reports.
  • Monitor data quality of the verification exercise
  • Support field colleagues on registration systems for data collection
  • With information management staff, support consistency in the analytical approach at global, regional and/or country level, including for the purpose of cross-border analysis and response.
  • Perform other duties requested by the supervisor.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Senior Data Management Associate job opportunity should hold a High School Diploma or Bachelor or equivalent in information technology, demography, statistics, social sciences, data science, gender studies or related field is required.
  • Four years of relevant work experience in data analysis and writing high quality analytical reports and research products or 2 years of relevant work experience if holder of post-graduate university degree is required.
  • Ability to formulate Information Management-related technical requirements and Operating Procedures is required.
  • Experience with handling confidential data and demonstrated understanding of different data collection methodologies is required.
  • Excellent analytical skills is required
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft excel and other statistical analysis software/s is required
  • Ability to review and analyse data and produce high quality visual graphics representing data sets is required
  • Excellent command of English (spoken and written) is required
  • Knowledge of UNHCR’s work and mandate is required
  • High level of integrity and respect for values and principles of UNHCR is required
  • Demonstrate the highest level of commitment to and respect for persons of concern to UNHCR, partners and colleagues in all aspects of work and ensure that personal professional behavior is of the highest standard is required.


Desirable Qualifications & Competencies

  • Experience working with refugees is desirable.
  • Knowledge of the UN system and the humanitarian community is desirable.
  • Training in registration or operational data management is desirable.
  • Excellent word processing skills is desirable.
  • Knowledge in R or Phython is desirable.
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn about UNHCR’s Age, Gender and Diversity Policy is desirable.
  • Experience producing advocacy products and reports for UN or other humanitarian agencies is desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a diverse and multi-cultural team environment is desirable.
  • Ability to work in stressful situations is desirable.



Core Competencies

  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning
  • Client & Result Orientation

Cross-Functional Competencies

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Technological Awareness
  • Planning and Organizing


How to Apply:

If interested in joining the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in the aforementioned capacity, please click on link below to visit website and create profile or express interest if you already have a profile on the UN system.


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Deadline: 29th April 2021


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