UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

UNDP Yemen

Job Identification : 5850

Locations : Sana’a, Yemen

Posting Date : 09/13/2022, 11:31 AM

Apply Before : 09/28/2022, 11:31 AM

Job Schedule : Full time

Agency : UNDP

Vacancy Type : Partner PSA

Practice Area : Crisis management / Country Management Support

Bureau : Regional Bureau for Arab States

Contract Duration : 1 Year

Education & Work Experience : Bachelor’s Degree

Other Criteria : Master degree or Bachelor’s

Required Languages : Fluency in English and Arabic, both written and oral

Vacancy Timeline

2 Weeks

Mobility required/no mobility

no mobility required

Job Description


UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

The ESPECRP and SFISH are large national projects funded by World Bank and implemented UNDP with a duration between two and three years. Three Responsible Parties, Social Fund for Development (SFD), the Public Works Project (PWP) and SMEPS have been identified to deliver the following outputs:

  • Short-term income-generation
  • Recovery of SMEs
  • Increasing community assets

UNDP Yemen now seeks to hire an Information Management Officer to design, develop and implement a web-based MIS system to support accurate and timely information flows, improved data management, effective data collection and analysis; and better reporting and communication for the ESPECRP, FSRRP, and SFISH projects based in the UNDP Country Office in Sana’a.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the International Project Manager, and direct supervision of Adaptive Management Specialist, the Information Management Officer (IMO) will provide support in design, development and implementation of a web-based MIS system as an information management platform including tools and systems, resources, and training, GIS, infographic and spatial analysis for the projects interventions in close cooperation with the project national responsible parties and UNDP country office. Specifically, s/he will perform the following tasks:

  • Data Management:
  • Assess the information needs of the different WB Projects in close coordination with national responsible parties (RPs); review and prepare the forms produced at the different stages of the sub-project cycle; assess the reporting obligations of the projects, including by RPs to the UNDP management and donors.
  • Elaborate data collection, cleaning, collation, analysis and dissemination processes relevant to the needs of the projects.
  • Ensure mainstreaming of cross-cutting and cross-sectoral issues.
  • Adopt and promote the use of global standards for IM for inter-operability.
  • System & Approach Design:

Design an approach that ensures consolidated data collection across projects.

  • Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Ensure performance is adequately monitored and effectively reported across the projects with a focus on the outcome level;
  • Support the reporting against project indicators and activities, and overall monitoring processes.
  • Assist in the development of various MIS forms for data collection and analysis as required.
  • Information Sharing & Knowledge Management:
  • Ensure timely, inclusive and regular information sharing and discussion with the M&E and MIS officer of the different projects;

  • Develop and strengthen IM capacity through the training;
  • Contribute to CO information databases that consolidate, analyse and report/disseminate information critical to decision making;
  • Support the estimation of spatial and temporal gaps, overlaps and coverage of the concerned projects.
  • Liaison/Partnership Building:
  • Review and validate the consistency and accuracy of MIS data; discuss with project managers, M&E and MIS officer of the concerned projects the findings and propose corrections, adjustments and/or improvements;
  • Liaise with other project Information Management Officers, IMO’s from the Humanitarian Clusters as relevant, as well as relevant colleagues in UNDP Yemen’s central units, foremost the Oversight Support Team and Business Solution Unit to ensure harmonized approaches to data management and reporting to the extent possible.


  • Core – applicable to all personnel. Select the relevant level for each competency based on the required behaviours.
  • People Management – if the personnel has people management responsibilities, insert the standard text with the link to the people management competencies list.
  • Cross-functional & Technical : Insert up to 7 competencies from the approved UNDP Cross-functional & Technical competencies list uploaded on the the competency framework site.


Achieve Results:

LEVEL 2: Scale up solutions and simplifies processes, balances speed and accuracy in doing work

Think Innovatively:

LEVEL 2: Offer new ideas/open to new approaches, demonstrate systemic/integrated thinking

Learn Continuously:

LEVEL 2: Go outside comfort zone, learn from others and support their learning

Adapt with Agility:

LEVEL 2: Adapt processes/approaches to new situations, involve others in change process

Act with Determination:

LEVEL 2: Able to persevere and deal with multiple sources of pressure simultaneously

Engage and Partner:

LEVEL 2: Is facilitator/integrator, bring people together, build/maintain coalitions/partnerships

Enable Diversity and Inclusion:

LEVEL 2: Facilitate conversations to bridge differences, considers in decision making

People Management (Insert below standard sentence if the position has direct reports.)


Cross-Functional & Technical competencies (insert up to 7 competencies)

Thematic Area



Cross-Functional Competencies

Integration with the UN

Ability to identity, and integrate capacity and assets of the UN system, and engage in joint work; knowledge of the UN System and ability to apply this knowledge to strategic and/or practical situations.

Collective Intelligenece Design

Ability to bringing together diverse groups of people, data, Information or ideas, and technologies to design services or solutions

Working with Evidence and Data

Ability to inspect, cleanse, transform, and model data with the goal of discovering useful information, informing conclusion and supporting decision-making

Technical Competencies

Technical Knowledge

Knowledge of M & E applications, methodologies, assessment tools, systems and apply practical experience in planning, monitoring, evaluating and reporting and ability to apply to practical situations

Planning and Organizing

Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies

Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required

Client orientation

Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect

Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions


Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments.

Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards

Please refer to the competency framework site for the entire list of competencies and further explanations.

Required Skills and Experience

– Education: Master dergree in a subject area relevant to IM with minimum (2) years of relevant working experience; or bachelor’s degree with (4) years of experience as indicated in the section below could be accepted in lieu of the Master’s degree.

– Experience: Min. years of relevant work experience

A minimum of 2 years (with Masters) or 4 years (with Bachelor’s) of relevant work experience in design, develop, customize and implement web-based MIS system, and experience in data modeling, visualization and data flow analysis for geo-enabling information management systems

Required skills

  • Excellent knowledge of MS Excel or MS Access (e.g. pivot tables and functions); proven technical expertise for managing data capture and storage, for analysing diverse datasets, and presenting information in understandable tables, charts, graphs and reports;
  • knowledge of establishing and managing basic websites (e.g. UNOCHA’s Humanitarian Response platform); proven skills in using

map-making packages, data visualision (e.g. Tableau), web design and software development are an asset.

  • Practical experience in social and humanitarian emergency fund methods (outreach, micro/sub-project appraisal, monitoring and supervision, impact & performance evaluation).
  • Experience using information systems to manage social and humanitarian emergency project.
  • Ability to design, customization, installation, and maintenance of open-source software or database to fit it as project required system.

Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section

  • Experience using project performance and impact indicators.
  • Good knowledge of database systems and GIS.
  • Experience in developing GIS maps (visuals); command of website design; and uploading of information on various websites.

Required Language(s)

Fluency in English and Arabic, both written and oral

Professional Certificates



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