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Information Management Officer

Port-au-Prince (Haiti)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Port-au-Prince (Haiti)
  • Grade: National Specialist - Locally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Documentation and Information Management
  • Closing Date: 2020-11-30

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Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Senior Programme Officer, the respective Head of Office/Unit/Section, or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will:

  • Coordination: establish and maintain an information management network in accordance with IASC guidance to facilitate humanitarian information exchange and the promotion of data and information standards; work with first responders such as the UN disaster assessment and coordination team (UNDAC) and on-site operations and coordination centre (OSOCC) to ensure a smooth transition of information tools and services; engage with counterparts in government to ensure that information activities are coordinated and consistent with national standards and practices; provide training and expertise on the use and development of information management tools and platforms to OCHA staff and humanitarian partners; advocate for the use of data standards and common platforms, and for the open exchange of information;
  • Web Management: manage content on relevant web platforms, provide overall quality control for the platform and ensure content is current, comprehensive and follows relevant metadata standards; work with external counterparts on related web platforms such as agency and cluster websites and ReliefWeb to facilitate cross-site search and interoperability;
  • Data Management: design, develop and manage databases, spreadsheets and other data tools; understand, document, and ensure the quality of high-value humanitarian data for accuracy, consistency and comparability; consolidate operational information on a regular schedule to support analysis;
  • Data Analysis: organize, design and carry out the evaluation and analysis of location specific datasets through meaningful statistical techniques; participate in the development and revision of data standards (e.g. the Humanitarian Exchange Language) and advise on the application of these standards into local systems and processes; participate in the development, implementation and management of new indicators, together with its accompanying data, to be included in a Common
  • Humanitarian Dataset; understand, document and ensure the quality of high-value humanitarian data for accuracy, consistency and comparability;
  • Assessment Analysis: support assessment and needs analysis activities, including humanitarian needs overviews, secondary data reviews, preliminary scenario definitions and multi-cluster initial rapid assessments; provide advice on assessment design to ensure data quality; manage platforms and tools that support data collection and analysis such as KoBo Toolbox and Open Data Kit (ODK);
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) & Mapping: develop and maintain spatial baseline and operational datasets in accordance with relevant standards and guidance; produce and update high-quality map products and online services; maintain a repository of spatial data and ensure that the data are documented and accessible to all humanitarian partners through local and/or online services;
  • Visualization: produce and update information products such as reports, charts and infographics by turning data into graphical products to convey messages and a storyline; develop advocacy materials including posters, presentations and other visual materials;
  • When working with (including supervising) national personnel or (non-)governmental counterparts, set aside dedicated time for capacity development, through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the-job training;
  • Perform other related duties as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments:
  • An advanced university degree (i.e. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in Emergency Management, Geographic Information Systems, Information Management, Computer Science, Statistics, Graphic Design, Social Sciences or other relevant field is required; a first-level university degree (i.e. Bachelor's degree or equivalent) in one of the afore-mentioned academic disciplines in combination with qualifying relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree;
Required experience: 36 Months Experience remark:
  • Minimum 3 years of progressively responsible professional experience in information management, information systems, disaster management, humanitarian action or in related field is required; relevant experience managing information in a conflict or disaster context at the international level for OCHA, a UN agency or a cluster is desirable;
  • Spoken and written fluency in English; knowledge of French and/or Arabic desirable; knowledge of another official United Nations language or local language is an advantage;
  • Strong overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.), and office technology equipment;
  • Desirable: valid driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4 x 4 over rough terrain;
  • Ability to perform duties under stress and in insecure, isolated and potentially hostile environments;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian action, post-conflict or natural disaster situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise: Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations Area of expertise details:
  • iIformation management,
  • Information systems,
  • disaster management,
  • humanitarian action or in related field is required;
  • relevant experience managing information in a conflict or disaster context at the international level for OCHA, a UN agency or a cluster is desirable;
Driving license: No Application procedure:

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Application deadline: 30 November 2020 at 23:59hrs, Germany time

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