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Data Management Associate - UNOPS LICA-6

Tapachula (Mexico)

  • Organization: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Location: Tapachula (Mexico)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Administrative support
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2022-01-30

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This position is advertised to internal and external applicants. Candidates must be legally present in Mexico at the time of application, recruitment and hire. Only candidates holding a valid work permit in Mexico will be considered eligible. 1. General Background
(Brief description of the national, sector-specific or other relevant context in which the individual contractor will operate)

Within the 10-Point Plan in action for Refugee Protection and Mixed Migration, the activities of UNHCR in Chiapas consist of providing legal and basic material assistance and information to refugees and asylum-seekers, promote refugee local integration, promote the access to a fair and efficient refugee status determination procedure and train governmental staff and civil society in International Refugee Law.

The presence of UNHCR in Tapachula, Chiapas is of key importance given the office's important location close to the southern border of Mexico. This 654 square kilometers border with Guatemala is the entrance of hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrants to Mexico, and among them there is a significant number of people in need of international protection, including highly vulnerable cases such as unaccompanied children and victims of human trafficking. UNHCR presence ensures refugee identification within migratory flows and their access to a fair and efficient RSD procedure, and also preventing refoulement.

In close collaboration with its governmental counterpart -the Mexican Commission of Refugee Aid (COMAR)-, UNHCR looks to strengthen the protection framework in the southeast border area, and monitors the refugee status determination procedure carried out by COMAR, making sure to identify people in need of international protection in order to provide them with information regarding their right to seek asylum, and the procedure in Mexico. UNHCR also intervenes with local authorities in topics such as non-refoulment, expulsion and arbitrary detention of asylum- seekers and refugees. In order to ensure the identification of PoC, the protection networks within relevant sectors of civil society is enhanced and fostered. In addition, UNHCR provides assistance to Persons of concern to UNHCR if this is not covered by the authorities

UNHCR provides frequently trainings, workshops and technical advice to the National Migration Institute (INM), the COMAR, civil society organizations and to other relevant governmental actors such as the National Commission of Human Rights (CNDH), among others.


2. Purpose and Scope of Assignment
(Concise and detailed description of activities, tasks and responsibilities to be undertaken, including expected travel, if applicable)

- Manage the use, maintenance and technical support of databases used in the operation, including overseeing data collection, input and verifications, and the production of standard and ad hoc reports.
- Support UNHCR and COMAR offices in Southern Mexico in automatizing reports and consolidating data in a timely and effective.
- Generate statistical reports based on the standard reporting formats and ad-hoc reports, charts and tables as required by the management.
- Provide training, as necessary, to UNHCR staff as well as staff-members of implementing partners in relevant aspects of data management.
- Archive and backup database systems; ensure security of databases; perform database administrator functions.
- Support registration activities including ProGres technical support, deployment of reports into v4, and on-site assistance.
- Support the deployment and monitoring of RApp and BIMS in all 4 UNHCR offices in the South (Acayucan, Tapachula, Tenosique and Palenque).
- Assist in development of new applications/databases needed by the UNHCR Offices/Units in area of responsibilities in order to perform their tasks smoothly.
- May be required to assist COMAR in the implementation of the new registration and case management SIRE.
- Ensure that the clients' databases are up to date by identifying and keeping what is relevant and accurate in an accessible manner.
- Develop forms and tools for data collection and analysis in coordination with Information Management colleagues to avoid duplication.
- Perform other related duties as required.

3. Monitoring and Progress Controls
(Clear description of measurable outputs, milestones, key performance indicators and/or reporting requirements which will enable performance monitoring)

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

4. Qualifications and Experience
(List the required education, work experience, expertise and competencies of the individual contractor. The listed education and experience should correspond with the level at which the contract is offered.)

a. Education (Level and area of required and/or preferred education)

¿ Completion of Secondary education or equivalent technical in Information Technology, Data Management or related.

b. Work Experience
(List number of years and area of required work experience. Clearly distinguish between required experience and experience which could be an asset.)
¿ 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent related to the above description of activities. Core Competencies
Organizational Awareness
Teamwork & Collaboration
Commitment to Continuous Learning
Client & Result Orientation

Managerial Competencies
Not specified.

Cross-Functional Competencies
Analytical Thinking
Innovation and Creativity
Technological Awareness Proficiency in English and Spanish is essential. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No late applications will be accepted.

Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a technical assessment or written test and later on, invited for an oral interview.

UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing or any other fees). The closing date for submission of applications is January 30th 2022 (midnight Geneva time).
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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