Information Management Officer – (Evergreen), Undetermined

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Requisition Type: Evergreen (Formerly known as talent pools, in order to have a balanced number of ready-to-hire candidates who can be deployed at short notice to a vacancy that best matches their skills. Evergreens are primarily used to fill Temporary Appointments.)

Call for applications – Information Management Officer, P4: Location: Various location

Why should you join us?: UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, takes the lead in protecting people forced to flee wars and persecution around the world, providing life-saving aid including shelter, food and water to ensure their basic safety, rights and dignity. With 18,879 women and men working in 137 countries, we work tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of 89.3 million forcibly displaced people worldwide.: Our dedicated and professional staff work around the clock in roles including legal protection, community services, public affairs, health and more. Despite the challenges they can face, our staff are proud to work for UNHCR and determined to make a positive impact.

How can you make a difference?: Under the supervision of the Snr DIMA Coordinator/Head of Service/ Deputy Director or Deputy Representative or other designated manager, the Senior Information Management Officer is responsible for coordinating and supporting information and data management activities in the relevant offices, as well as supporting the activities in other offices and Divisions. Within the team working with data and information management issues, they are key to leading and motivating their team of data and information management staff at the global/ regional/ country level; to facilitate coordination among staff working on information and data management activities in the relevant locations; and to function as a liaison with divisions, field and partners on data related issues.

Information and data management staff are responsible for coordinating, planning, supporting and delivering on data and information activities for all UNHCR operational contexts, responses and populations of concern, including providing coordination and leadership in partnerships on data with all stakeholders including persons of concern. They serve the entirety of UNHCR staff and activities, including protection, programme, operations, external relations and executive management for evidence-informed planning, advocacy, and coordination. They are key in ensuring multi-stakeholder, multi-sector, and multi-country activities are provided with robust and meaningful data and information to support planning, funding and advocacy efforts. This includes both internal and external assessments, regional and country-based planning and monitoring activities such as the COPs, GCR implementation, RRPs, HNOs, HRPs, and Cluster Plans.

Key responsibilities and duties::

  • Coordinate data and information management activities at the Regional/Country or HQ level and liaise with external and internal partners on data and information management efforts and mechanisms, including OCHA, IOM, WFP, UNICEF, and national and regional institutions.

  • Support offices with data and information management activities such as surveys, secondary data reviews, targeting and vulnerability assessments, indicator definition, population data, profiling, analysis, GIS, data visualisation, maps, official statistics and other data and information management activities.
  • Undertake and lead data and information management activities (definition of needs, data collection, analysis, storage, and dissemination) at the Regional/Country or HQ level with other relevant staff.
  • Consolidate country and regional data and information for country, regional and global analysis including comparative analysis and socio-demographic trends and situational analysis for country, RRP plans, COPs, regional RRP, regional migration response plans, etc.

Who are we looking for?: Candidates with 9 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 8 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 7 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree.

Requirements: 7 years in information management, data or statistical field, 5 years in international context, 3 years in humanitarian or development situation. Experience with data sharing, data management and data analysis to support policy formulation and implementation.

Advantage: Knowledge of national and international statistical systems; knowledge of international protection, human rights and international humanitarian law; experience in data collection and analysis in field situations; knowledge of GIS and geospatial systems and techniques.

For a more detailed description, please review the job description: (link)

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: UNHCR’s workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. We seek to sustain and strengthen this diversity and to ensure equal opportunities, as well as an inclusive working environment, for our entire workforce. Joining us means living, sharing and promoting these core values of inclusion, diversity and gender equality.

Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on the grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Tags: comparative analysis, data analysis, data collection, data management, data sharing, geospatial systems, human rights, humanitarian law, information management