Snr Information Mgmt Asst
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Title of Position: Senior Information Management Assistant
Position Number: 10037204
Category & Level: General Service, G5
UNHCR Quito, Ecuador
Effective date: 15 October 2023
Duration: Initially one year - Fixed Term Appointment
(upon medical clearance and reference check)
UNHCR has been in Ecuador since 2000. The operation in Ecuador is fundamentally driven to deliver protection and solutions to a variety of persons of UNHCR’s concern such as asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless in partnership and close collaboration with national authorities as well as non-governmental organizations and communities. Particular attention and specific multi-faceted protection and assistance is often provided within short timeframes and at times little resources in a demanding operational environment.
The operation is coordinated at the national level by the national office in Quito. In addition, UNHCR has sub-offices in Quito (Solanda), Ibarra and Guayaquil. Field Offices in Esmeraldas, Huaquillas, Tulcán, Lago Agrio, and Field Units in Manta, Cuenca and Ambato.
Ecuador is a destination and transit country for persons in need of international protection. Over the past two decades, Ecuador has been hosting more than 70,000 recognized refugees (mainly Colombians) and has become a main destination and transit country for Venezuelan refugees and migrants. Ecuador receives the second largest number of Venezuelans after Colombia in the Americas region. Official estimates are that more than 500,000 Venezuelans are today residing in Ecuador.
The Information Management (IM) team of UNHCR in Ecuador is supporting all units and Field Offices of UNHCR that they can have access to most relevant information to take the most informed decisions. Among different tools, the IM unit is using the Protection Monitoring Tool (PMT) to get most relevant data on Refugees and Migrants needs and protection risks that UNHCR Ecuador can implement most relevant activities and projects. The IM team is also working alongside Public Information and registration units on the development of a data portal to ensure internal and external dissemination of the numerous products developed by the operation.
2022 was a pivotal year for UNHCR at global level with the introduction of the new results-based Monitoring (RBM) framework. In Ecuador, the IM team is also assuming some Monitoring and evaluation(M&E) activities in the scope of the new RBM and is supporting Programme and other units in measuring Outcome and impact indicators of the new RBM. The IM team did implement a new survey in 2022, the Results Monitoring Survey (RMS) to get the baseline of some impact and outcome indicators and develop different products to highlight the results. At the output level, the IM team is collaborating with Programme unit in the development of a custom integral monitoring system, Operations Monitoring system (Osmosys). This system allows the IM/programme team to get all information on direct and indirect implementation of UNHCR and then to develop the most relevant product for each unit/Field office on a monthly basis.
The IM team in Ecuador is using different software and systems to develop a wide range of information products, to analyse data or to visualize information. Among that software, the IM team is relying on data science tools and languages (R or Python), GIS software(ArcGIS, QGIS), Business intelligence tools(PowerBI), webmapping tools(Mapbox GL js, leaflet) and qualitative analysis software(Atlas Ti) .
The IM team is multidisciplinary in Ecuador with experts in Software engineering, web development, GIS, Data analysis and statistics. The IM team is also very much involved in Qualitative information Management (qualitative data collection and analysis). The Senior IM Assistant will be working closely with Information Management Officer and the IM Associate on all those aspects and will have to ensure the Management of the Information team when the officer is out.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS
A) English is mandatory (B2 level).
B) A technical test MAY be administered for this position.
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SkillsDM-Data collection methodologies, IM-Epi Info Software, IM-Information Management (related technical requirements & Operating Procedures), IM-Statistics Analysis, IT-Geographic Information Systems (GIS), IT-Microsoft Excel
CertificationsDemographics - Other, HCR Operational Data Management Learning Program - UNHCR, Information Technology - Other, Social Sciences - Other, Statistics - Other
CompetenciesAccountability, Analytical thinking, Client & results orientation, Commitment to continuous learning, Communication, Innovation & creativity, Organizational awareness, Teamwork & collaboration, Technological awareness
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