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Re-Advertisement-National Data Management Officer (UNOCHA)

Kabul (Afghanistan)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Kabul (Afghanistan)
  • Grade: NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
  • Closing Date: 2021-01-24

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Background

OCHA's mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to:

• alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies

• advocate for the rights of people in need

• promote preparedness and prevention

• facilitate sustainable solutions.

In December 1991, the General Assembly adopted Resolution 46/182 designed to strengthen the United Nation's response to both complex emergencies and natural disasters. In addition, it aimed at improving the overall effectiveness of the UN's humanitarian operations in the field.

Afghanistan remains one of the most dangerous, and most violent, crisis ridden countries in the world with a continued deepening and geographic spread of the conflict. Violations of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and Human Rights Law (HRL) occur regularly - including, targeted killings, forced recruitment and attacks on health and education facilities.

At the same time, Afghanistan is prone to earthquakes, flooding, drought, landslides, and avalanches. Over three decades of conflict, coupled with climate change, environmental degradation, and insufficient investment in disaster risk reduction strategies, have contributed to increasing vulnerability of the Afghan people to cope with the sudden shock of natural disasters and increased risks posed to livelihoods. On average, each year around 230,000 people are affected by natural disasters. Destruction of shelters, crops, food stocks and damage to household and community assets such as water and sanitation infrastructure, result in the need for emergency support to protect people from the elements.

Given the context in which it is operating, the National HAO to help strengthen OCHA’s humanitarian coordination, disaster preparedness, and response in the field offices. Activities include establishing a regional humanitarian and disaster risk management partnership with the humanitarian community and with the Afghanistan Natural Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA), ensuring appropriate capacity to plan for and respond to humanitarian issues and to ensure proper contingency planning and coordination.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

The position is expected to provide direct support to HFU in relation to information management, strategy development, monitoring and assisting in administrative and logistical issues while required.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Head of HFU, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

  •  Prepare allocation dashboards, maps and other infographics
  •  Create visibility materials
  •  Update social media and website
  •  Design surveys and feedback forms using survey monkey and m-form  applications
  •  Develop web based and desktop applications
  •  Provide administrative and logistical support
  •  Support production of reports
  •  Support monitoring of projects
  •  Collect, update, and verify Who is Doing What and Where (3W) information and provide data to the IMU for further consolidation
  • Update and verify humanitarian contact lists and migrate to Humanitarian ID (HID) for consolidation.
  • Manage regional information; reports; assessments; meeting events; agendas; and minutes onto the Humanitarian Response Website. 
  • Any other activities as directed by the Head of HFU

 

  • Note:  Work implies frequent interaction with internal OCHA teams (HFU, and IMU teams in Kabul), regional cluster representatives, AHF and coordinating humanitarian partners, including Government.

1)Knowledge management

  • Good knowledge of working with data platforms, databases and select technologies to capture and organize data
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Willingness and ability to work effectively under pressure and ability to multi-task;
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills
  • Willingness and ability to work in a team
  • Willingness and ability to travel to project sites implemented in different districts and provinces of Afghanistan

Other tasks that may be required

 S/he will be expected to provide direct support to the HFU in the area of information management, feeding into strategy development for the HFU and supporting HFU project monitoring activities, logistics and contributing to the production of HFU information products and reports.

Competencies

Core
 
Innovation
Ability to make new and useful ideas work
 
Leadership
Ability to persuade others to follow
 
People Management
Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
 
Communication
Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
 
Delivery
Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement
 
 
 
Functional/Technical Competenices:
 
Problem Analysis and Decision-Making 
Conceptualizes and analyses problems to identify key issues, underlying problems, and how they relate
 
Job Knowledge and Technical Expertise
Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of IT, humanitarian, resilience and recovery issues and applies it to work assignments; knowledge of relevant organizational policies and procedures to support the project objectives and the mandate of the organization
 
Client Orientation
Anticipates constraints in the delivery of services and identifies solutions or alternatives; proactively identifies, develops and discusses solutions for internal and external clients, and persuades managements to undertake new projects or activities; advises and develops strategic and operational solutions with clients that add value to UN OCHA programmes and activities.
 
Knowledge Management
Actively produces and disseminates new knowledge; creates/contributes to mechanisms to collect and share knowledge
 
Capacity Building
Actively seeks learning opportunities; demonstrates commitment to ongoing professional development
 
Planning and Organizing
Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary
 
Accountability
Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable
 

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or Information Management, International Studies, or other relevant field of study.
  • Master’s Degree in computer science or Information Management, International Studies, or related field is desired.

Experience:

  • With Bachler degree two years of relevant experiences is required.
  • Minimum of 1 year of relevant progressively responsible experience in emergency, humanitarian programming, crisis, relief management, or other related areas preferably with at least two years with UN or NGO organization.
  • Very good knowledge in information management particularly using modern technologies, such as Tableau, Kobo Cat, MS Access database, Power Query/Power View, GIS
  • Report writing skills are required.

Disclaimer

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