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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Cox's Bazaar
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nutrition
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Documentation and Information Management
  • Closing Date: 2019-06-24

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Information Management Officer (Nutrition), NO-B, Temporary Appointment - 364 days , Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Only for Bangladeshi

Cox's Bazaar (Bangladesh)

The incumbent will work as the Information Management Officer for the Nutrition Sector, coordinating the collective response of all actors providing nutrition services to the Rohingya and Host Communities in Ukhiya and Teknaf Upazillas. The nutrition sector approach ensures clear leadership, predictability and accountability in international responses to humanitarian emergencies by clarifying the division of labor among organizations and better defining their roles and responsibilities within the different sectors of the response. It aims to make the international humanitarian community better organized and more accountable and professional, so that it can be a better partner for the affected people, host governments, local authorities, local civil society and resourcing partners.

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, a safe environment.

The incumbent will work as the Information Management Officer for the Nutrition Sector, coordinating the collective response of all actors providing nutrition services to the Rohingya and Host Communities in Ukhiya and Teknaf Upazillas. The nutrition sector approach ensures clear leadership, predictability and accountability in international responses to humanitarian emergencies by clarifying the division of labor among organizations and better defining their roles and responsibilities within the different sectors of the response. It aims to make the international humanitarian community better organized and more accountable and professional, so that it can be a better partner for the affected people, host governments, local authorities, local civil society and resourcing partners.

In Bangladesh, the influx of Rohingyas has restarted following the attacks on the Myanmar Border Guard Police posts in the Rakhine state on 25 August 2017. According to the Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ISCG), approximately 730,000 people are estimated to have entered in Bangladesh since 25 August 2017 adding to the previous influx of 74,000 from October 2016, coupled with another 300,000-500,000 of pre-existing Undocumented Myanmar Nationals (UMNs) and 32,000 registered Rohingya refugee. Cox’s Bazar district is at the same time one of the most vulnerable districts, not only for its poor performance in child related indicators but as well for its vulnerability to natural hazards.

The Nutrition Sector (NS) was established in 2017 in Cox’s Bazar to support the GoB in the coordination of effective emergency preparedness and response of the organisations providing nutrition services to the Rohingya and host communities in the district, ensuring that they meet core commitments and standards through strengthening the collective response capacity of the humanitarian actors. The NS operates under the Government’s leadership and in close collaboration with the Office of the Civil Surgeon in Cox’s Bazar. The overall coordination of the humanitarian response is the responsibility of the Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner (RRRC) and within the humanitarian partners it is organized through ISCG.

The NS consists of approximately 15 organizations, including UN agencies, INGOs and NGOs with UNICEF as Lead Agency providing the Nutrition Sector Coordination Team (NSCT), including the Nutrition Sector Coordinator, a CMAM Expert as well as the Information Management Officer (IMO).

How can you make a difference?

Purpose of the job:

A well-run sector including Information Management is a formal deliverable of the Sector Lead Agency and forms a part of the agency’s work. The Information Management Officer (IMO) is a core NSCT member with the purpose to manage the collection, analysis and sharing of information that is important for the Sector participants to make informed (evidence based) strategic decisions. In addition, the IMO develops tools that are required to ensure effective monitoring of relevant performance data and other information that will be used for planning or adjustment of services. The Information Management Officer (IMO) will work with the Nutrition Sector Coordinator and partners to ensure sector preforms its core functions as described in the IASC Sector Coordination Reference Module, IASC.

  1. Supporting service delivery
  2. Informing strategic decision-making of the HRP/JRP for the humanitarian response
  3. Prioritization, grounded in response analysis
  4. Advocacy
  5. Monitoring and reporting the implementation of the sector strategy and results; recommending corrective action where necessary
  6. Contingency planning/preparedness for recurrent disasters whenever feasible and relevant.
  7. Accountability to affected population.

Main responsibilities and tasks:

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

With the support of the NSCT and under the supervision of the Nutrition Sector Coordinator in Cox’s Bazar, the Nutrition Sector IMO will be responsible for collecting and organizing data on nutrition sector coverage and programming results and then produce and share information on response results, gaps and trends with sector partners to facilitate a timely and effective nutrition response and demonstrate that results and impact are achieved. The IMO will network with NS partners as well as other sectors to encourage, sharing of information and assessment and survey results.

Duties/tasks

The Nutrition Sector IMO major tasks and outputs will include but not be limited to:

Supporting service delivery/outputs:

  • In consultation with Nutrition Sector partners identify key humanitarian IM products to support the sector and the sector partners to be produced in a periodical manner.
  • Support the sector coordination team in organising of and participating in regular sector coordination meetings and information sharing;
  • Prepare minutes of nutrition sector and other meeting;
  • Regularly update and maintain contact list for nutrition sector;
  • Circulate the sector meeting outputs, presentations & minutes.
  • Web-based information sharing
    • Timely initiation and maintenance of the Nutrition sector website (Google drive or other) by uploading key documents and information relevant to nutrition sector activities.
    • Analyse and remove old information that is no longer relevant.

 Informing strategic decision-making of the HC/HCCT for the humanitarian response:

  • Manage an inventory of relevant documents on the humanitarian situation (nutrition surveys, SMART surveys, etc.).
  • Support the development and analysis of needs assessment and monitoring programmes
  • Provide information management leadership in assessments and monitoring, including joint assessments and training.
  • Work with sector partners on reporting sex and age disaggregated data in order to inform Nutrition Sector analysis;
  • Maintain/streamline monthly & weekly collection of reporting from partners; work with partners to identify issues with reporting and ways to solve them;
  • Use GIS mapping for map production and geographic data management. Compile the data and create maps in a timely manner to assist the nutrition sector activities as well as partners and other stakeholders, map products to be produced but not limited to:
    • NiE interventions coverage
    • Nutrition priority/response/Gap maps
    • Survey coverage maps
    • Other maps as agreed by the partners
  • Support NSCT in conducting the mapping of all current and potential actors– government, national and international humanitarian organizations as well as national institutions, the private sector through provision of regular inputs/updates to the sector’s 3/4 W’s (Who, What, Where, and When) matrix, sector’s priority response matrix and other tools;
  • Facilitate information flow between the sector and programs through data analysis, particularly in relation to identification of gaps geographically and programmatically

 Advocacy:

  • Work with Sector partners to keep database for nutrition programming information -up to date.  Make this information available to facilitate planning and measure impact by the sector and other stakeholders. Update the database and reporting tools structure as needed aligning with revisions of the Joint Response Plan (JRP);
  • Support preparation of sit-rep’s IM inputs with emphasis on sector achievements by providing relevant and up to date information
  • Compile regular inputs from the crisis-affected states for the national/subnational level sector expected outputs, including but not limited to:
    • Sector meeting support material (e.g. maps, CMAM data)
    • Sector bulletins/newsletter/dashboards
    • Nutrition sector response matrix
    • Monthly/weekly summaries of nutrition activities for required sitreps and for programming.
    • Provide 3/4 W’s and other data as required
  • Support the nutrition sector in developing regular outputs through dashboards and newsletters or bulletins.
  • Work with Sector/ participants to identify information gaps and propose ways to bridge those gaps

 Monitoring and reporting the implementation of the sector strategy and results:

  • Undertake regular monitoring visits/responses/quality controls of partners reporting.
  • Identify and address gaps in regular quality reporting against the Nutrition Sector indicators of service delivery (quantity, quality, coverage, continuity and cost) through communication and discussions with sector partners and provision of technical support for timely and quality reporting;
  • Provide/compile nutrition response and survey data for analysis of the Nutrition Sector and measuring impact of interventions.
  • Provide technical support in calculating the caseload for NiE interventions;
  • Support the development of the monitoring and evaluation framework for the JRP.

Training and capacity building:

Promote and support training and capacity building activities of the Nutrition Sector partners for reporting, use of the IM outputs, etc.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited academic institution preferably in Computer Science, Media or Social Sciences or any discipline related to Information Management from an accredited academic institution or equal experience.
  • Minimum of two years of professional experience in Information Management, including experience in the emergency humanitarian operations; Knowledge of UN System and NGO humanitarian community is an asset;
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in spoken and written Bangla and English.

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….

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, 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.

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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

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