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Posting Title:Information Management Officer
Job Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Skill Required: Media And Communication, Policy/ Advocacy And Campaign,
Preferred Experience: Relevant work experience of 2 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 29th Dec, 2021

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Job Description

An information management officer works in their organization’s information technology department. Their chief responsibility is to handle the processing, storage, and security of the organization’s data.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, the opportunity

Under the supervision of the Child Protection  Area of Responsibility (AoR) Coordinator, the incumbent provides technical support to ensure that up-to-date information necessary for effective child protection and gender-based violence programming coordination and advocacy is collected, used, stored, and shared in line with relevant standards.

How can you make a difference?

Key function, accountabilities, and related duties/tasks

Summary of the core functions:

  • To support service delivery through developing mechanisms to eliminate duplication of service delivery.
  • To inform the HC/HCT’s strategic decision-making by preparing needs assessments and analysis of gaps (across and within sectors, using information management tools as needed) to inform the setting of priorities, and Formulating priorities on the basis of analysis of needs and ongoing response
  • To monitor and report on activities and needs by measuring progress against the cluster strategy and agreed results.

Under the supervision of the Coordinator of the Child Protection Area of Responsibility, and in close coordination with the GBV AoR Coordinator and the UNICEF Child Protection section in Addis Ababa, the staff is responsible for the following key areas:

  • Provide technical support and quality assurance to the collection, use, storage, and sharing of information related to the CP/GBV AoR activities, results, and resources.
  • Maintain periodic and ad-hoc reporting on CP and GBV related activities from AoR members, including through the 4Ws and 5Ws.
  • Build the capacity of the Ministry of Women, Children, and Youth (MoWCY) and Bureau of Women. Children and Youth (BoWCY) and other relevant UNICEF and CP/GBV AoR partners in the use of CP monitoring and reporting tools and related analysis.
  • Monitor the coverage and complementarity of Child Protection activities (emergency and non-emergency) and identify any gaps and duplication, including through the regular updating of visual GIS maps.
  • Support prioritization of areas according to CP/GBV AoR program indicators, as specified in the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), based on analysis of data including from 4/5Ws and Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), and inform on the key gaps in needs and response.
  • Provide IM updates and reporting (including financial tracking/Periodic Monitoring Report) to the OCHA Information Management Unit, NDRMC, Protection Cluster (UNHCR), and UNICEF’s Emergency and Program Monitoring Unit, as required.
  • Liaise with GBV AoR Coordinator and/or UNFPA’s GBV Information Management focal points at national and sub-national levels to ensure coordination and consistency across the AoR.
  • Update and manage the resource documents on the CP page of the AoR website and
  • Keep the contact list updated of CP/GBV AoRs members and national and sub-national co-leads.
  • Support the review, dissemination, and training on CP assessment and monitoring tools, including the CP Rapid Assessment, the Belg and Meher assessments, and any inter-sectoral monitoring/assessments (such as the Displacement Tracking Matrix and Multi-Cluster/Sector Initial Rapid Assessment (MIRA)).
  • Develop and strengthen the information management capacity of AoRs members and UNICEF partners, with a specific focus on capturing results at the level of the child.
  • Support the mainstreaming of child protection in other clusters and sectors through information exchange and joint child protection risk assessments and mapping, as required.
  • Support regular and effective communication and information exchange between the federal and regional AoRs.
  • Serve as a Child Protection and if needed GBV Information management focal point to the Inter-Cluster Information Management Working Group and HNO Analysis Group.
  • Contribute CP inputs on behalf of the AoR for key documents produced by the Humanitarian Country Team, including 2022 HNO/HRP, AoR strategy, action plans, and any report, as well as towards infographics on CP response for the AoR and for UNICEF CP section.
  • Develop tracking mechanisms for periodic internal and external reports on AoR response updates against HRP targets and planned indicators and provide analysis of data for monitoring and reporting, ensuring data consistency, alignment of targets and indicators, and with a focus on results for children.
  • Conduct analysis of child protection quantitative data and findings of Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) data collection rounds and determine relevant information for AoR and UNICEF consumption and reports.
  • Contribute to UN and other stakeholders’ technical working groups related to information management and statistical methodologies for data collection and representation relevant to Child Protection.
  • Contribute towards design and management of databases and information systems (including geographical databases and geographical information system coding), dataset extraction for analysis, and data representation for AoR partners.
  • Undertake other relevant tasks as directed by his/ her supervisor or Chief of Child Protection in support of the AoR and Child Protection programming.

Technical Requirements:

  • Proven technical expertise managing data and information cycle: from data collection (e.g. ‘Who does What, Where, When and for Whom?’), storage, and analysis for diverse datasets (e.g. datasets on needs, situation, response, coordination, funding, etc.), as well as presenting information in understandable, effective and visually appealing tables, charts, graphs, maps, visuals and reports (such as snapshots, dashboards, W analysis, gap analysis, etc.);
  • Advanced knowledge of the data cycle (data collection, data analysis, data interpretation, and data visualization) especially for assessment and output monitoring purposes.
  • Ability to actively support assessment processes.
  • High proficiency in MS word, especially formatting documents, formatting shapes and text boxes, formatting graphs, etc. in order to create high-quality visuals for cluster members, donors, and other humanitarian actors.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Suite (especially Illustrator and In Design) Power BI and Tableau.
  • Proven skills in using GIS and map-making packages, and in web design and software development.
  • High proficiency in GIS and map-making packages (such as Quantum GIS, Arc GIS, etc.);
  • Understanding of how to manage websites (e.g. UNOCHA’s Humanitarian Response platform) and content management systems.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • A university degree in one of the following fields: Statistics, Information management, and communication, or other related disciplines.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible humanitarian work experience with UN and/or NGO, including information management in the first phase of a major emergency response relevant to the cluster/Area of Responsibility
  • Extensive work experience relevant to Child Protection and Gender-based Violence in emergencies may be considered as a replacement for formal qualifications for an advanced level
  • Experience and/or training in cluster /Area of Responsibility information management is desirable
  • Experience working with excel and the collection of data for 5W analysis essential
  • Extensive work experience outside the humanitarian sector relevant to this post may be considered as a replacement for humanitarian experience.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.


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