Urban Displacement and Outside of Camp Information Management Officer (National Position)
NRC in Iraq
Since the Government of Iraq declared that combat operations against the Islamic State Group (IS) had ended in 2017, Iraq has been recovering from the significant damage and destruction caused by the armed conflict. Of the more than six million Iraqis who fled their homes since 2014, 4.5 million Iraqis have returned to their area of origin and 1.4 million remain internally displaced. Many Iraqis have returned to areas that lack basic infrastructure, services and livelihood opportunities, or where explosive devices have not been cleared. Other challenges returnees and secondarily displaced people face include the lack of security, community acceptance, housing, property, and civil documentation issues as well as critical educational and health service gaps. Throughout this, Iraq continues to host over a quarter of a million Syrian refugees.
The UN estimates that more than 4.1 million Iraqis will need assistance in 2020, 1.77 million of them in acute need. With military operations against IS group having ended, the Iraqi government faces new challenges to ensure an inclusive reconstruction and reconciliation that will sustain peace.
Since 2010, NRC Iraq has been assisting internally displaced Iraqis, Syrian refugees, returnees, and host communities in Ninewa, Dohuk, Erbil, Kirkuk, Basra, Salahdeen and Anbar Governorates.
We focus on assisting the newly displaced, those experiencing protracted displacement in camps, and people returning to and living in hard-to-reach places by improving their chance of obtaining a durable solution. NRC runs integrated programmes across Iraq to respond to people in need using our shelter and settlements, education, camp management, legal assistance, livelihoods, and cash activities.
Duties and responsibilities
The purpose of the Urban Displacement and Outside of Camp (UDOC) Information Management Officer is to lead information management related activities in the community center, such as data collection, maintenance and analyses. He/she will be reporting to the UDOC Coordinator. The position will be based in Mosul, with regular travel to other Nineveh UDOC locations.
- Lead on designing and developing database management systems, monitoring tools and data collection, IM tools/templates. Conduct regular quality control of data, ensure that information is up-to-date.
- Provide technical expertise to the information management (IM) staff, both incentives and assistants, in UDOC locations, while ensuring capacity building. Support in the provision of guidance and training to the IM team on the use of the data collection tools, IM systems.
- Develop, establish and maintain databases and IM tools. Conduct regular quality control of data.
- Assess and monitor data and information systems to improve efficiency and accuracy of UDOC data.
- Conduct and monitor surveys and assessments as needed.
- Organize activities between assistant-level staff working on information management and databases.
- Support partner information needs through provision of data and mapping.
- Ensure that all data collection, storage, analyses and dissemination is in line with NRC’s data protection principles.
- Daily interaction with community members answering questions and solving community member issues related to the database and IM activities.
- Perform any other activities requested by line manager.
- Experience with database management, preferred if experience involved working on ASSIST database, ODK or with humanitarian information management.
- Good knowledge in the management and coordination of information flows, data management including collection, storing, processing and analyzing data to generate information products.
- Ability to formulate IM related technical requirements and Operating Procedures.
- Experience handling sensitive and confidential data.
- Demonstrated understanding of different data collection methodologies.
- Basic experience in financial, asset and human resources management, budgeting and administration;
- Experience in conducting, organizing and managing assessments, surveys, and similar.
- Advanced computer skills.
- Willingness to work in a field environment.
Contract period:8 months
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions.
Duty station: Nineveh- Mosul
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability
Due to the urgency, the recruitment will be on a rolling basis
For full position details please click on Job Description
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee.
We work in crises across more than 30 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights.
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NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.