Information Management Officer, NO-A, Juba, South Sudan (for South Sudanese only)
The purpose of the Information Management Officer post is to manage the collection, analysis and sharing of strategic and operational information that is important for the Cluster members and lead agency to make informed (evidence based) decisions. The IM Officer compiles inventories of needs and response that lead to a situational analysis of program gaps. The IM Officer facilitates partner coordination and reduces duplication through information sharing.
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Purpose of the Position
The purpose of this post is to manage the collection, analysis and sharing of strategic and operational information that is important for the Cluster members and lead agency to make informed (evidence based) decisions. The IM Officer compiles inventories of needs and response that lead to a situational analysis of program gaps. The IM Officer facilitates partner coordination and reduces duplication through information sharing.
Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks
- Informed planning and strategy development of the cluster. The Information Management Officer is responsible for the provision of information which will support the development of sectoral plans, objectives, indicators and activities.
- Informed strategic decision-making of cluster members, cluster lead agency and the HC/HCT for the humanitarian response. The Information Management Officer is responsible for the provision of evidence based strategic and operational information which helps prioritize activities, geographic areas and beneficiaries.
- Education gaps in the country identified through relevant and up-to-date tools: review of secondary data, assessments of the situation of education, SitReps, identification of spatial and temporal needs and response, dashboards, graphs, maps.
- Secretariat duties related to information management
- Prepare cluster meetings minutes;
- Maintain an updated contact list of partners, donors, and other parties interested in education information;
- Share information by maintaining the Education Cluster website and by using other web-based resources, e-mail, written reports, and verbal feedback at cluster meetings.
5. Information System Management
- Identify indicators for needs, response and sources of information;
- Collect 5W information, prepare monthly analysis of education response through dashboards and maps;
- Analyze gaps through 5W and support needs assessments;
- Draft and provide information for SitReps;
- Capacity mapping of cluster partners;
- Support the cluster to collate and develop an archive for education surveys, programme data and information from partners and Government;
- On an ad-hoc basis produce summaries, analyses and briefings based on education information in the country.
6. Capacity building
- Provide training to partners in the use of the Education Information Systems for reporting and analysis;
• Build capacity of Government staff for handover of Education Information Systems.
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
University degree in Education, Statistics, or Information Management/Information Systems. Formal training in cluster information management an advantage.
Competencies of Successful Candidate
- Minimum of 2 years of responsible professional work experience in information management, statistics, and database development required, including information management in the first phase of a major emergency response relevant to the cluster. Education experience desirable.
- Understands key technical issues for the cluster sufficiently well enough to be able to: engage with cluster participants; understand their cluster-specific information management needs.
- Excellent knowledge of MS Excel or MS Access (e.g. pivot tables and functions); proven technical expertise for managing data capture and storage, for analysing diverse datasets, and presenting information in understandable tables, charts, maps, graphs and reports; knowledge of managing basic websites (e.g. UNOCHA's Humanitarian Response platform); proven skills in using GIS and map-making packages.
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Working with People
- Drive for Results
- Leading and Supervising [ II ] • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [ II ]
- Analyzing [ II ] • Applying Technical Expertise [ II ]
- Planning and Organizing [ III ]
Must be capable of independent leadership in leading analysis of needs, gaps and partners' response.
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- Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
- Location: Juba (New)
- Grade: NO-C, National Professional Officer - Mid level
- Monitoring and Evaluation
- Management, Administration and Finance
- Closing Date: 2017-01-11