Information Management Officer, TA, NO-1, Caracas, Venezuela, #112024 VENEZUELA NATIONALS ONLY
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.
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, COMMITMENT
How can you make a difference?
PURPOSE OF THE JOB
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer is accountable for the accomplishment of the stated key end-results by providing professional expertise and assistance in information/data collection, statistics and data analysis, monitoring & evaluation (M&E), preparation of reports, communication and partnership, and in implementing training programmes for national and sub-national data collection, monitoring, evaluation and research capacity building with special attention to the interest, concern and participation of primary stakeholders.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES and DUTIES & TASKS
Within the delegated authority and under the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be assigned the primarily, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results:
- Adapt existing in-country information management approaches for collecting, analysing and reporting UNICEF’s activities and resources, and identifying information gaps.
- Establish and maintain information databases that consolidate, analyse and report/disseminate information critical to decision making.
- Maintain monthly reporting from programme sections, including 5Ws (‘Who does What, Where, When and for Whom?’ databases).
- Identify information gaps at national and sub-national levels and propose ways to bridge those gaps
- Work with the OCHA Information Management Specialist to develop appropriate supportive strategies.
- Use GIS mapping for map production and geographic data management
- Adopt and promote the use of global standards for information management for inter-operability.
- Manage flows of information and dissemination in an appropriate way, including website management.
- Manage an inventory of relevant documents on the humanitarian situation.
- Support the development and analysis of needs assessment and monitoring programmes
- To provide information management leadership in assessments and monitoring, including joint assessments and training.
- Lead on the preparation of SitRep inputs with emphasis on section’s plans, targets and achievements.
- Develop and strengthen information management capacity through the training
- Needs assessment and gap analysis
- Analysis to identify and address (emerging) gaps, obstacles, duplication, and cross-cutting issues.
- Prioritization grounded in response analysis.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- A first University Degree in a subject area relevant to information management. Extensive work experience relevant to this post may be considered as a replacement for formal qualifications.
- A minimum of one year of relevant professional work. Humanitarian work experience with UN and/or NGO, including information management in the first phase of a major emergency response is an asset. Extensive work experience outside the humanitarian sector which is relevant to this post may be considered as a replacement for humanitarian experience
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
- Fluency in Spanish and English is required.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The functional competencies required for this post are...
Competency Profile (For details on competencies please refer to UNICEF Professional Competency Profiles.)
i) Core Values (Required)
- Commitment • Diversity and Inclusion • Integrity
ii) Core Competencies (Required)
• Communication [ I ] • Working with People[ II ] • Drive for Result [ I ]
iii) Functional Competencies (Required)
• Formulating Strategies and Concepts [ I ] • Analyzing [ II ] • Applying Technical Expertise [ II ] • Planning and Organizing [ II ]
iv) Technical Knowledge
a) Specific Technical Knowledge Required (for the job)
- GIS tools/systems
- Strong understanding of logical framework approach and different types of indicators (baseline and output especially), basic understanding of the project cycle management (especially monitoring and evaluation steps)
- Good understanding of humanitarian approach, humanitarian reform, transformative agenda and roles of each humanitarian actor (Government, UNOCHA, Clusters, organizations)
- 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, graphs and reports; knowledge of establishing and managing basic websites (e.g. UNOCHA’s Humanitarian Response platform); proven skills in using map-making packages, data visualision (e.g. Tableau, PowerBI), web design and software development are an asset.
b) Common Technical Knowledge Required (for the job group)
- Proactively establish and maintain working relations and share ideas through information management networks and promote synergies with other organizations.
- Diplomatic skills and able to establish excellent working relations with partners in order to collect information. Understanding of the data and information virtuous cycle.
- Ability to perform several tasks in a timely manner with a focus on quality.
- Communicate key messages to different audiences.
- The ability to lead assessment processes is an advantage.
- Gender equality and diversity awareness.
c) Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced (for the Job)
- Knowledge/expertise of best practices, lessons learned and communication.
- Understanding of UNICEF’s policies and procedures for programming, monitoring and evaluation guidelines.
- Latest programme monitoring and evaluation theory, methodology, technology and tools.
- Understanding of UN Mission and system; and International Code of Conduct.
Understanding of UNICEF Mission Statement and observance of UNICEF Guiding Principles
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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.
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.