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Emergency Specialist (Information Management)

  • Post-graduate education
  • Information technology, software development, data
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

Under the general guidance of the Regional Adviser Emergency, the Emergency Specialist (Information Management) will work as part of the Humanitarian Action, Resilience and Peace Building (HARP) Section to handle information needs related to emergency work as well as with sectoral emergency focal points within the Regional Office (RO), inter-agency partners and Country Office staff. Specifically, the key objective of the Information Management Specialist will be to contribute towards the effective provision of emergency assistance to the affected population through the timely and efficient provision, database management, analysis and monitoring of required information management services.


 Information Management

  1. Build and maintain a regional database to track core humanitarian indicators across 21 countries in the region and drill down in cross border locations, where we need common approaches.
  2. Build risk and early warning models, develop graphic dashboards and snapshots for internal and external purposes, develop access data bases and maps with relevant COs in crisis settings, build capacity of COs as part of emergency preparedness and risk informed programming.
  3. Build regional IM network together with IM focal points with RO sections that have core emergency role in ESARO (Health, Nutrition, WASH, Education, CP, C4D, and Supply) and with COs.
  4. Support the Regional Adviser Emergency to develop approaches to measure and track preparedness through the EPP platform, and for resilience programming.
  5. Identification and reporting of any gaps in emergency assistance to the emergency team.
  6. Develop simple, user-friendly emergency monitoring and reporting formats in consultation with key stakeholders.
  7. Promotion of and training on the use of monitoring reporting tools among assistance providers and other stakeholders.
  8. Reporting formats should include provision for gender desegregation of data and reporting on more vulnerable groups.
  9. Streamline methods to share information, using internet, e-mail groups, written reporting, verbal feedback at coordination meetings.
  10. Coordination with clusters and their working group information managers to ensure complementarity with their IM system and cross-sectoral analysis of information on the disaster response.
  11. Identify and promote the localization or handover of information management services to appropriate agencies as appropriate.
Support the design and implementation of UNICEF data strategy
  1. Review humanitarian planning and programme documents, identify the information and knowledge management needs in consolation with PPME, and jointly propose innovative measures and activities to address identified needs and gaps.
  2. In cooperation with staff within the PPME section, advise and provide technical input to design and implement data collection mechanisms and related analysis to ensure the situation of most vulnerable children is continuously and strategically monitored.
  3. Liaise with sections in ESARO and Headquarters on technical issues and dissemination / incorporation of best practices.
  4. Coordinate with Innovation Specialist and advise the office on creative, appropriate and innovative tools and technologies for information / data collection and knowledge management to enhance programme effectiveness and efficiency.
 Data analysis and mapping
  1. In cooperation with the PPME and other ESARO sections, provide data analysis on survey data and other data received. Support ESARO and the COs in the analysis of processed data and information and perform data quality and consistency control, ensuring harmonization of humanitarian performance monitoring with the regular programme.
  2. Coordinate with Innovation Specialist and advise/ support the ESARO on novel uses of data, particularly related to data-driven programming.
  3. Leverage Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for map production and geographic data management while promoting data standards and harmonized management of geographic data/information.
  4. Provide Information Management services to support population data management, including population estimation, information flows from established systems, and movement tracking.
  5. Provide technical guidance on information and knowledge management systems to promote the use of evidence to inform policy and decision making.
 Capacity building
  1. Develop and implement capacity building plan around data and information management, monitoring, and innovative, creative and effective ways of data gathering, analysis and visualization for UNICEF staff and partners as required.
  2. Capacitate COs on how to better support local authority to organize information management, monitoring and data analysis.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Information technology, software development, data
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Reporting; Business strategy; Content management; Database administration; Documentation and record keeping; Data analysis
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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