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Programme Specialist (Innovation & Information Management), P-3,Temporary Assignment (364 days), Sana'a, Yemen

Sanaa (Yemen)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Sanaa (Yemen)
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Innovations for Sustainable Development
  • Closing Date: 2018-11-12

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At UNICEF Yemen, we are focusing on delivering lifesaving services and supplies for the most vulnerable children and their families. The conflict in Yemen has taken a serious toll on civilians and has exacerbated pre-crisis humanitarian needs. Millions of Yemenis are facing severe food insecurity and malnutrition. The conflict has also destroyed infrastructure and damaged public services. A key achievement of UNICEF Yemen has been to scale-up and improve assistance where it is most needed. We have built mobile health and nutrition teams, are tackling cholera and malnutrition, and are addressing challenges in education, child protection, and overall humanitarian response. Challenges remain, though, and we need dynamic and results-driven people to join our team and help us make sure every child has a champion.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child

In the 1970s UNICEF established presence in Yemen to respond to the urgent needs of children in the poorest country in the Middle East. In 1991, Yemen ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child and it was enacted immediately.  Since then the country has been making steady progress for children until it plunged into a brutal conflict in 2015 but even before that, Yemen needed large amounts of humanitarian assistance.

UNICEF is a leading humanitarian and development agency working globally for children rights. Child rights begin with safe shelter, nutrition, protection from disaster and conflict and traverse the life cycle. UNICEF strive to ensure that all children are born alive, stay safe and keep learning.

For more on our work in Yemen, please visit our website:

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the CHIEF PMR , oversee the Innovation and Information Management for UNICEF country office in Yeme

1. Analysis

    • Conduct cross-sectoral analysis, identifying the correlation of data in different sectors, highlighting needs/response convergences and divergence, by needs by geography.
    • Conduct high level strategic analysis work, interpret results, draw conclusions and actionable recommendations to guide evidence-based decision making, inform future activities and optimise business opportunities.
    • Carry out data mining exercises to identify trends and patterns, and provide analytical responses to the ongoing humanitarian response.
    • Support the office in exploring innovative ways for analysing big data and/or complex data.                                    
  1. Information Management
    • Work with all programmes to design IM strategy for Yemen CO.
    • Identify the capacity needs for IMOs at sector and program level at both national and sub-national levels.
    • Develop and implement capacity building plan, for short and long-term objectives of the programmes and UNICEF IMOs.
    • Uniform and coherent reporting system, for inter-sector programmes reports/infographics/maps on timely manner.
    • Design and develop data security protocol, with programmes and sector, and ensure the confidentiality agreements with sector and programmes IMOs and partners.
    • Provide technical assistance and advice to the programmes and clusters.
    • Represent the UNICEF in the inter-agency IM working groups meetings and activities.

      3. Innovation
    • Develop the needs assessment modules on latest State of the Art technologies and techniques.
    • Develop and implement latest online systems e.g. rapid pro, partnership reporting portal, etools, business intelligent tools etc.
    • Innovate reporting system based on real-time data presentation and analysis module for programmes and sector.
    • Developing latest technological solution for, surveillance, case management, alert system and other data collection system required by various programmes.

    4. Supervision

    • Oversee the performance of Information Management Officers (IMOs) and provide overall guidance.
    • Provide support to chief of PME when needed.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

    • Master’s degree or relevant combination of qualifications and experience, in information management or associated disciplines (computer sciences, geography/GIS, engineering, sciences), with experience in emergency countries preferred.
    • Six years of relevant experience in Information Management, GIS, data analysis or similar activities in humanitarian context. Experience in the Syria sub-region is an asset.
    • Experience in conveying and managing Technical Working Groups and facilitating training is an assed.
    • Fluency in English is a must. Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.


    • Inter personal communication
    • Knowledge of generic computer systems and applications
    • Advanced knowledge of Excel, Access, Oracle and MySQL database applications.
    • Knowledge of GIS: ArcGIS, QGIS, Google Earth Pro. Basic Java and VB scripting.

Please find attached the JD for easy reference Download File Programme Specialist P3 TA ToR - IM and Innovation.docx

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The competencies required for this post are:

  • Analyzing [II]
  • Planning and Organizing [III]
  • Applying Technical Expertise [II]
  • Formulating Strategies and Concept [II]
  • Leading and Supervising [II]

View our competency framework at:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

While UNICEF seeks to recruit the best talent in the Jordan labor market to be able to deliver the best possible services for the children in Yemen, we would like to make it clear that we never use any third party in any of the recruitment processes for all junior and senior positions advertised. All received applications are treated with high level of transparency and professionalism. Only applicants whose profiles meet the advertised job requirements will be considered and only within the announced deadline.

في حين تسعى اليونيسف لإستقطاب أفضل الكوادر في السوق اليمنية لتتمكن من تقديم أفضل خدمة للأطفال في اليمن، تود التنويه إلى أنها لا تستعين بأي شخص أو جهة (قد يقدم نفسهـ/ـا) كوسيط أو طرف ثالث في أي من عمليات التوظيف وفيما يخص جميع الوظائف، باستثناء الإعلان عبر وسائل الإعلام والمواقع الإليكترونية. إن اليونيسف، منظمة الطفولة، تعمل بمستوى عال من الشفافية والمهنية. ولا يتم التواصل إلا مع المتقدمين الذين توافقت مؤهلاتهم وخبراتهم مع الوظائف المعلن عنها والتي تقدموا لها في الموعد المعلن.

“UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.”


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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