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  • Posted: Dec 10, 2019
    Deadline: Dec 12, 2019
  • UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organisation dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people. We work to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home. Since 1950, we...
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    Associate Information Management Officer

    • Duty Station: Dadaab (KEN)
    • Language Skills: English
    • Start Date: 01 January 2020
    • Duration: 12 months
    • Application Deadline: 12 December 2019

    Description of task

    Under the direct supervision of Registration Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

    • Coordinate data and information management activities:
    • Participate in the data and information management team and activities.
    • Contribute to the design and implement data strategies and systems.
    • Assist the data team and others communicate the status, value, and importance of data.
    • Support the collection, storage, management and protection of data.
    • Support consolidation of data systems, including the interoperability of operational data and systems.
    • Ensure consistency of data and results for country, global and regional analysis, including cross border analysis and response.
    • Support the coordination with HQ, external and regional partners on data and information management efforts
    • Take part the relevant IM network (internal and external) on refugee. IDP, etc and related issues.
    • Support data security, data protection and responsible data-sharing.
    • Support offices with data and information management;
    • Support the analysis of primary and secondary data for interpretation and evidence-informed decision making.
    • Support the monitoring of data and information management activities in offices for integrity, veracity, reliability and credibility and compliance with policies.
    • Provide technical and training support to operations.
    • Support assessments and situational analysis process with analytical frameworks, data collection, and analysis (standards, methodologies).
    • Support planning process (standards, methodologies) with data and statistical analysis and quality assurance on Theories of Change and indicators.
    • Support monitoring by providing quality assurance to the monitoring methodologies, data collection and analyses.
    • Review and assess country or region-specific data systems and needs; provide recommendations to regional bureau.
    • Undertake data and information management activities at the Global/Regional/Country level:
    • Help consolidate data and information for country, regional and global analysis.
    • Lead and undertake data management activities (definition of needs, data collection, analysis, storage and dissemination)
    • Support analysis for comparative country, regional and global analysis, including political and socio-economic trends.
    • Take part in planning processes (COPs, regional RRP, regional migration response plans, etc.).
    • Support cross-country assessment and situational analysis, such as in regional RRP situation or COP.
    • Support the analysis of trends concerning changes at the outcome and impact levels.
    • Develop information management products such as indicators, templates, maps and dashboards.
    • Help ensure data is curated and stored in data registries and libraries in accordance with standards.
    • Undertake geospatial and statistical analysis.
    • Provide population movement tracking systems and other population data systems.
    • Support web-based data portals.
    • Support solutions for meeting ‘communication with communities’ information and data needs.
    • Work in close collaboration with:
      • All staff to further data literacy and assists in interpretation the data;
      • Registration staff regarding the use of individual and personally identifiable data collected or managed by UNHCR;
      • Programme staff on the data and information aspects of assessment, targeting and monitoring (three most data driven aspects of the OMC);


    • Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent
    • Education - Additional Comments:

    Education - Additional Comments: Social Science; Statistics; Information Management; Physical Science; Economics; Data Science; Law; GIS; Philosophy; Engineering; History, Computer Science; International Development; or other relevant field.

    Required experience: 36 Months

    Experience remark:

    3 years in data or statistical field, 2 years in international context, 2 years in humanitarian or development situation. Experience with data sharing, data management and data analysis to support policy formulation and implementation .

    Language skills:

    • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent

    Area of expertise: Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs, Other information and telecommunications technology experience

    Driving license: No

    Competencies values:

    Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Working in Teams

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to UN High Commissioner for Refugees on to apply
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