UNICEF

UNICEF Islamabad

General

Description of assignment title: Information Management Specialist

Assignment country: Pakistan

Expected start date: 10/03/2022

Sustainable Development Goal: 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

Volunteer category: National UN Volunteer Specialist

DoA reserved for persons with disabilities: No

Host entity: UNICEF

Type: Onsite

Duration: 6 months (with possibility of extension)

Number of assignments: 2

Duty stations: Uthal (2)

Details

Mission and objectives

Pakistan was the sixth country in the world to sign and ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child, less than one year after it was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989. However, children and adolescents living in Pakistan still face acute challenges. UNICEF supports the Government of Pakistan to accelerate progress for children, work to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and help children realize their rights under the Convention on the Rights of Children. This will be made through, among others things, strong partnerships with provincial authorities, teachers and health professionals, frontline workers and social mobilisers, communities and families, and of course the children and adolescents themselves. In particular, UNICEF will work so that: Every child survives and thrives — being in good health, immunised, protected from polio and accessing nutritious food. Every child learns. Every child is protected from violence and exploitation, and registered at birth. Every child lives in a safe and clean environment, with access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation.

Context

Pakistan has been impacted by severe monsoon weather since mid-June. Since then the situation deteriorated significantly due to rainfall that has been equivalent to nearly 3 times the national 30-year average. This has caused widespread flooding and landslides, with severe repercussions for human lives, property and infrastructure. To date, 72 districts1 have been declared ‘calamity hit’ by the Government of Pakistan. Many of the 72 hardest-hit districts are amongst the most vulnerable districts in Pakistan, where children already suffered from high rates of malnutrition, poor access to water and sanitation, low school enrollment and other deprivations. Some of these same districts also host over 400,000 refugees from Afghanistan who have fled to Pakistan over the past decades The purpose of this deployment is to support the UNICEF Country Office to scale up information management capacities for the emergency response programme in fulfillment of UNICEF’s CCCs. The specialist will ensure that the UNICEF Country Office has useful, valid and reliable information on 1) the situation of children’s and women’s rights, 2) the performance of UNICEF-supported programs in emergency contexts. The IM specialist is also responsible for building the capacity of UNICEF staff and their implementing partners in the area of monitoring and reporting.

Task description

Main area of responsibility will be: Design and develop data collection frameworks (including methodologies and tools) for global monitoring of progress related to prevention and protection interventions towards generating strategic information required by the organization for decision-making and advocacy; Develop and manage information management protocols and work plan, and ensure compliance with assigned objectives; Identify training needs among UNICEF staff and partners for the purpose of capacity-building on information management. Subsequently, plan and organize information management capacity development activities. Analyze and evaluate data on a regular basis to assess achievement of objectives and recommend corrective actions, when necessary. Provide technical advice to programme staff and other counterparts on planning and management of integrated information management, including the inter-agency information management system (IA CPIMS) and monitoring and evaluation. Represent UNICEF programmes in inter-agency IM Task Forces and Working Groups. Prepare the programme status reports required for management, executive board, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, etc. Collaborate and network with other UN agencies and co-sponsors on information sharing. Collaborate in the selection and dissemination of statistical results from various analyses to country and regional offices.

Eligibility criteria

Age: 27 – 80

Nationality

Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.

Requirements

Required experience

3 years of experience in Experience working in the context of a natural disaster or armed conflict highly desirable.

Area(s) of expertise

Information technology

Driving license

Languages

English, Level: Working knowledge, Desirable

Required education level

Bachelor degree or equivalent in Information management

Competencies and values

Other information

Living conditions and remarks

As this is a national UNV assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging his/her own housing and other living essentials. UNV Field Unit will help you open a Pak rupee bank account with Standard Chartered Bank or any other local bank at your duty station. Assignment remarks: This is a national UNV assignment and a Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) of PKR 88,483 is provided monthly to cover housing, utilities and normal cost of living expenses. Life health and permanent disability insurance are included (health insurance for up to 3 dependents), as well as final repatriation (if applicable) and resettlement allowance for satisfactory service.

Inclusivity statement

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

Reasonable accommodation

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for UN Volunteers with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process and afterwards in your assignment.

Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements

In addition to duty station-specific vaccine requirements, appointments are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the appointment. It does not apply to UN Volunteers who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their contracts.