Information Management Specialist (WASH Cluster)- Ebola Response, P3, Kinshasa- DRC , 6 Months
Kinshasa (Congo Democratic)
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. Under the guidance of the supervisor, the incumbent is accountable for programme, planning, design, implementation and administration of specific projects within a major programme, in accordance with the Country Programme Recommendation and Country Programme Management Plan, focussed on achievement of UNICEF's Priorities.
For every child,
- Provide a platform to ensure that service delivery is driven by the agreed strategic priorities
- Develop mechanisms to eliminate duplication of service delivery
- Needs assessment and gap analysis (across other sectors and within the sector)
- Analysis to identify and address (emerging) gaps, obstacles, duplication, and cross-cutting issues.
- Prioritization, grounded in response analysis
- Application and adherence to existing WASH standards and guidelines
Monitoring and reporting the implementation of the WASH response in line with cluster strategy and results, recommending corrective action where necessary.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES and DUTIES & TASKS
Activity 1A1: providing a platform that ensures service delivery is driven by the Strategic Response Plan (1) and strategic priorities.
- Manage an inventory of relevant documents on the humanitarian situation and key thematic areas
- Manage flows of information and dissemination in an appropriate way, including website management.
Activity 1A2: Developing mechanisms to eliminate duplications of service delivery
- Adapt, improve or maintain existing in-country information management approaches for regular collection (5Ws), analysis and reporting of WASH cluster activities, achievements and resources;
Activity 2A1: Preparing needs assessments and analysis of gaps (across and within sectors, using information management tools as needed).
- Support the development and analysis of needs assessment and monitoring programmes, providing IM leadership in assessments and monitoring, including joint assessments and training.
- Support the estimation of spatial and temporal gaps, overlaps and coverage of Cluster activities and projects.
Activity 2A2: Identifying and finding solutions for (emerging) gaps, obstacles, duplication and cross-cutting issues.
- Work with coordinator / cluster partners to identify information gaps at national and sub-national levels and propose ways to bridge those gaps
Activity 2A3: Formulating priorities on the basis of analysis.
- Establish and maintain information databases that consolidate, analyse and report/disseminate information critical to decision making.
- Ensure data products are designed iteratively with the coordinator / cluster partners, and that elements of uncertainty in the prioritisation process are clearly explained or highlighted.
Activity 3A1: Supporting the development of sectoral plans, objectives and indicators that directly support realization of the response’s strategic priorities.
- Contribute to the development of SMART strategic objectives, outputs and indicators
- Contribute to developing and promoting a cohesive monitoring plan for measuring cluster achievements
- Ensure discussions of roles & responsibilities for information collection, analysis and sharing with other key clusters (e.g. Health & Nutrition; Education; Shelter/NFIs; etc).
Activity 3A2: Applying and adhering to common standards and guidelines.
- Adopt and promote the use of global / in-country data standards to facilitate inter-operability between clusters
- Promote any in-country technical standards or best-practices and ensure their inclusion in the monitoring plan
Activity 3A3: Clarifying funding requirements, helping to set priorities, and agreeing cluster contributions to the HC’s overall humanitarian funding proposals.
Provide the necessary IM products and inputs to support this process, including funding, needs, coverage and geographic and technical gaps;
Activity 4A1: Identifying concerns that contribute to HC and HCT messaging and action.
Support the collection and analysis of advocacy issues through response tracking, quality monitoring, assessments, meetings, or other
Activity 4A2: Undertaking advocacy on behalf of the cluster, cluster members, and affected people.
- Lead the development of appropriate IM products to support advocacy on the given issue
- Contribute to the development and roll-out of cluster advocacy strategies and workplans
Activity 5A1: Monitoring and reporting on activities and needs.
- Lead on the preparation of SitRep inputs with emphasis on Cluster plans, targets, achievements and advocacy concerns
- Lead on the preparation of Cluster reports and inputs to inter-cluster products
Activity 5A2: Measuring performance against the cluster strategy and agreed results, recommending corrective action where necessary
- Ensure that activity tracking indicators are measurable, and feed into strategic level indicators
- Ensure their collection and analysis on a regular basis
- Produce regular dashboards against SRP indicators and targets and highlight significant gaps or changes in needs and priorities;
Activity 6A1: Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Risk Monitoring
- Support the development and maintenance of a document repository to support secondary data reviews
Support the development and maintenance of ongoing monitoring of the key WASH threats and risks in the country
Activity 6A2: Minimum Preparedness Actions (MPA)
Ensure the development of an IM strategy and tools for potential emergency spikes and support capacity building / training on these tools.
Activity 6A3: Contingency Planning and Advanced Preparedness Actions
- Ensure the development of appropriate (simple) tools for capacity mapping, needs monitoring and response tracking in the first phases of response.
- Contribute to the development of potential assessment frameworks;
Activity 7A1: Governance & Transparency
Support the exchange of in-country lessons and tools with regards AAP between partners
Activity 7A2: Common Performance and Reporting Framework
- If relevant provide IM support to the development and maintenance of any tools or platforms used to track Cluster AAP reporting and performance;
Activity 8A1: Preparing needs assessments and analysis of gaps (across and within sectors, using information management tools as needed) focused on Ebola response
Activity 8A2: Identifying and finding solutions for (emerging) gaps, obstacles, duplication and cross-cutting issues focused on the Ebola response
Activity 8A3: Formulating priorities on the basis of analysis in regard to the Ebola response
Activity 8A4: Monitoring and reporting on Ebola response activities and needs.
Activity 8A5: Measuring performance against the WASH cluster strategy and agreed results on Ebola response, recommending corrective action where necessary
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) Degree in information management (data analysis, statistics, GIS), public health in emergencies, social sciences, institutional development, water or sanitation engineering or another relevant technical field.
*A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
- A minimum of five (5) relevant professional experience in information management is required
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
- Fluency in French and in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.
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.
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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.