Batch Recruitment (3 positions) Information Management Officer (NOB), FT, #(128657, 128658, 128659) Port Sudan-Sudan (open to Sudanese only)

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UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, defend their rights, and help them fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

At UNICEF, we are committed, passionate, and proud of what we do. Promoting the rights of every child is not just a job – it is a calling.

UNICEF is a place where careers are built: we offer our staff diverse opportunities for personal and professional development that will help them develop a fulfilling career while delivering on a rewarding mission. We pride ourselves on a culture that helps staff thrive, coupled with an attractive compensation and benefits package.

Visit our website to learn more about what we do at UNICEF.

For every child, innovation.

II. Organizational Context and Purpose for the job

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

Job organizational context The NOB IM Officer provides support to UNICEF for information management for development and humanitarian programming under direct supervision of Data and Monitoring Specialist (P4) and the general supervision of the Chief Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation, and in close collaboration with the Section Chiefs, the Field Operations and Emergency Chief and Cluster Information Management Officers.

Purpose for the job

The Information Management officer will:

  1. ensure the technical leadership for UNICEF in identification and localization/GIS Mapping of vulnerable children affected by emergency and disasters, using available information from surveys and routine and administrative data collection, centralization and mapping for situational monitoring for better preparedness, targeting and coordination of effective development interventions and humanitarian response
  2. support Programme Sections and closely work with the IM officers in FOE sections to support Cluster Coordinators in data collection and management of humanitarian information and
  3. support Sudan’s Country Office establishment of an effective functioning decentralized monitoring system by enabling centralization of performance data;
  4. performing the multi sector mapping of basic social services at community, locality and State level support the validation of data for performance monitoring from sector Line Ministries Management Information Systems for Health, Nutrition, WASH, Education and CP
  5. provide capacity building on information management for UNICEF Sudan field offices and UNICEF national and local partners.

How can you make a difference? 

III. Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

 

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  1. –    As part of UNICEF Sudan Information Management Hub, develop the accessible electronic information storage system for accurate, up-to-date information on the situation of children and for tracking Country Programme and HRP results using UNICEF supported software providing back-up options and disaster recovery.
  2. –    Conduct validation exercises to ensure that UNICEF recorded information is accurate, up-to-date, complete, and ready for re-use.
  3. –    Support for transparency, accountability through enhanced ability to provide timely, accurate and complete inputs for reviews, corporate reporting requirements and audits.
  4. –    Improved information sharing within UNICEF and for partners using interactive dashboards for ease of decision making; and saving staff time and effort needed to find and report this information.
  5. –    Strengthen the capacity of UNICEF staff at federal and state levels in data collection, storage and reporting using innovative and efficient methods of data collection, information processing, and application as required.
  6. –    Support identification and localization/GIS Mapping of vulnerable children affected by emergency and disasters, using available information from surveys and routine and administrative data collection, centralization and mapping for situational monitoring for better preparedness, targeting and coordination of effective development interventions and humanitarian response.
  7. –    In coordination with Sections Heads, M&E Specialist and sector Information Management Officers, support the strengthening of Sector Line Ministries Management Information Systems for timely availability of sector routine data and ensure routine data collection, centralization and mapping of quantitative and qualitative monitoring of UNICEF and partners programmes & interventions for adequate consistency of data for better performance management of progress against expected outputs and outcomes into VISION-RAM (the Results Assessment Module), Donors Reporting and SitRep.
  8. –    In collaboration with Programme Section Chiefs and Cluster Coordinators, coordinates on data and information sharing and alignment with cluster information management officers. Ensuring technical guidance and coordination with sector IMO, reduction of any duplication of effort and harmonization of data systems and processes.
  9. –    Support Field Offices and State to strengthen Information Management System for regular administrative data collection, centralization, mapping and sharing for better decentralized humanitarian situation monitoring, responses plan, mapping of prioritized localities and communities (mapping of village data) for prioritization of the most disadvantaged children, etc.

IV. Impact of Results

  1. Effective IM support provided to identified Sections and Sector/Cluster leads.
  2. An information management system will be in place for UNICEF priority areas and humanitarian cluster coordination including identification of data needs, collection, GIS mapping, centralization and analysis.
  3. Quality evidence-results-based to meet UNICEF corporate reporting requirements (both development and humanitarian) and donor reporting serving to ensure UNICEF accountability to Government and target populations.
  4. Better evidence-based programme coordination and planning using regular updated mappings and shared documentations on good practices and bottlenecks
  5. Enhanced capacity of UNICEF Sudan staff and partners in information management.

If you would like to know more about this position, please review the complete Job Description here: Download File JD NOB IM Officer – PRIME.docx

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

The following minimum requirements:

VI. Recruitment Qualifications

Education: A university degree in one of the following fields is required: Information Management or Information Systems, GIS Information Technologies, Computer Science, Statistics, Social Sciences or another subject area relevant to Information Management.

Formal training in Cluster Working Group Information Management or an advanced university degree are considered an added advantage.

Experience: A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in information management, data management, geographical information systems, assessments, situation analysis and/or PM&E with the UN and/or NGO is required.

For eery Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

Core Competencies for Staff without Supervisory Responsibilities

· Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)

· Works Collaboratively with Others (1)

· Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)

· Innovates and Embraces Change (1)

· Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)

· Drives to Achieve Impactful Results (1)

· Manages Ambiguity and Complexity (1)

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, time off for breastfeeding purposes, and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF does not hire candidates who are married to children (persons under 18). UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station is required for IP positions and will be facilitated by UNICEF. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be canceled.

Remarks:

UNICEF’s active commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female are encouraged to apply.

Government employees who are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government positions before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason. 

UNICEF does not charge a processing fee at any stage of its recruitment, selection, and hiring processes (i.e., application stage, interview stage, validation stage, or appointment and training). UNICEF will not ask for applicants’ bank account information.

All UNICEF positions are advertised, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. An internal candidate performing at the level of the post in the relevant functional area, or an internal/external candidate in the corresponding Talent Group, may be selected, if suitable for the post, without assessment of other candidates.

Additional information about working for UNICEF can be found here.

Advertised: 29 May 2024 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 12 Jun 2024 E. Africa Standard Time

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