Information Management Officer (IMO)

Full Time Northern Region United Nations Volunteers

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 i.e. The UN Zonal Management team in Tamale and the Inter agency Working Group on Emergencies ( Local and National) to ensure a smooth transition of

information tools and services; engage with counterparts in government ( NADMO )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 UN staff and humanitarian partners; advocate for the use of data standards and common platforms, and for the open exchange of information;
Support provision of technical support to sections on Integrated Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (IMEP) activities. The UNV would also regularly upload IMEP products onto UNICEF’s online database for research, evaluations and assessments
Monitor Field Office performance systematically and collect, analyze and report data for key indicators linked to Annual Management Plan and management reports.
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) UNICEF and other UN agency staff 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.
Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent
Education – Additional Comments:
An advanced university degree (i.e. Master’s degree or equivalent) in Information Management or associated disciplines (Geographic Information Systems, 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 is desirable;
Spoken and written fluency in English; 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;
Proven technical expertise for managing data capture and storage, for analysing diverse datasets, and presenting information in understandable tables, charts, graphs and reports is an asset;
Ability to perform duties under stress and difficult circumstance.
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
Ashanti(Mandatory), Level – Working Knowledge
Area of expertise: Geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing, Disaster risk reduction, Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations
Driving license: No
Competencies values:
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

Application procedure:
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This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Ghana and legal residents in Ghana with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Don’t forget to tick the yes box for: “I am interested in serving as a volunteer in my own country.”

Application deadline: 26-11-2020

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