Information and Knowledge Management Officer

Lilongwe

UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN’S FUND

Information and Knowledge Management Officer, P2

UNICEF/MLW/2015/043

DUTY STATION: UNICEF Lilongwe, Malawi

Level: P-2

Duration: 364 days

Title: Information and Knowledge Management Officer

PURPOSE OF POST:

The Mid Term Review of the Country Programme identified the need to strengthen the use of evidence so as to allow for UNICEF Malawi to become a high-level knowledge leader and advocate for children and their rights in Malawi. The office has already taken steps to strengthen the research and evaluation function and improve the generation of data for policy advocacy and evidenced-based programming.

Knowledge management is key for this being successful. Overall, the knowledge generated by the programme is very topical. The knowledge that is produced is not used to its full potential, neither internally nor externally. Further investment in capitalising this data and undertaking further analysis needs to be undertaken, including spatial data to inform programme priorities. Efforts are underway to support the government to develop a unified and widely used system for data generation and analysis.

Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) section of UNICEF Malawi seeks to employ an IKMO to support the office in strengthening the information and knowledge management function in the Malawi country office. The officer will be also provide support to the District level information systems strengthening initiatives supported by sectors and the PM&E section by supporting GIS capabilities and providing geospatial data. Besides this, (s)he will provide technical assistance on information management-related assignments supported by UNICEF and assist with the production and dissemination of knowledge products from the evidence generated for a wide variety of audiences both internal and external.

REPORTS TO:

Chief PM&E

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

  1. The IKMO will be the office focal point for GIS mapping and support the different programme sections as per initiatives identified in the RWPs for 2016-2017.

  2. The IKMO will work closely with the sections and Research and Evaluation specialist to develop knowledge products using the evidence from data collection activities targeting a wide range of audiences

  3. Support the compilation and reporting of programme monitoring information

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES:

Education:

  • University degree in Social Sciences

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years working experience in a similar position;

  • Experience with mapping tools spatial data collection and GPS use;

  • Previous experience of Information Management

  • Experience with data management and analysis;

  • Previous experience working with local authorities in Sub-Saharan Africa - in Malawi would be an asset;

  • MS Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel);

Language Proficiency

Fluency in English. Knowledge of another UN working language is an asset.

Competency Profile

Core Values (Required)

• Commitment

• Diversity and Inclusion

• Integrity

Core Competencies (Required)

• Communication

• Drive for Result

• Working With People

Functional Competencies (Required)

• Analysing

• Applying Technical Expertise

• Formulating Strategies and Concepts

• Planning and Organizing

Assignments & Tasks

The IMKO will be accountable for the following specific tasks:

  1. GIS mapping of key facilities providing services for children and women in selected districts in Malawi;

  2. Provide quality assurance and manage databanks of spatial data being collected and entered for mapping

  3. Provide support to programme sections on GIS component of information systems

  4. Train and supervise government officials in GPS use and data collection for mapping;

  5. Strengthen the capacity of selected districts regarding GIS to promote use of spatial data for programme monitoring and advocacy

6. Developing and disseminating information from evidence generated through research, spatial data using knowledge products (info-graphics, maps, briefs and fact sheets) ;

7. Provide support for compilation and reporting using e-tools and other data banks for programme performance monitoring

  1. Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, Performance Evaluation Report (if applicable), CV and Personal History Form (P-11 form) (which can be downloaded from our website at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_53129.html) on or before 08 December 2015 via e-mail address: hrmalawi@unicef.org

NOTE:

· UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff. Well qualified candidates, particularly females are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged.

UNICEF IS A SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, Performance Evaluation Report (if applicable), CV and Personal History Form (P-11 form) (which can be downloaded from our website at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_53129.html) on or before 08 December 2015 via e-mail address: hrmalawi@unicef.org

NOTE:

· UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff. Well qualified candidates, particularly females are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged.

UNICEF IS A SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Lilongwe
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Education and Training
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2015-12-08

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