Data Centre Specialist

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United Nations Children's Fund




How can you make a difference? 

Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks:

  • Personal Data Services Management
  • Provide guidance and oversight for the adequate use of the Humanitarian Cash Operations and Programme Ecosystem (HOPE) for UNICEF and partners
  • Escalate to management risks related to personal data management
  • Ensure quality of data analysis, reporting, Third Party Monitoring (TPM), Grievance and Redressal Mechanisms (GRM) and data protection standards
  • Provide oversight of personal data use for efficient and effective delivery of individual payments / cash transfers
  • Coordinate with interagency counterpart’s data interoperability initiatives
  • Data Management Representation Function
  • Coordinate with HQ HOPE team on prioritized support
  • Represent personal data management function within SLCO
  • Represent data management function with external stakeholders including de facto authorities
  • Represent data management function in donors briefing
  • Data Protection Standards 
  • Ensure that personal data management workstream is aligned with UNICEF Data Protection Policy
  • Coordinate with HQ technical counterparts to ensure:
  • Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA) are carried out with appropriate frequency on supported programmes
  • UNICEF partners are trained on Data Protection and Responsible Data for Children principles
  • UNICEF CSO and private sector partners comply with relevant data protection legal tools such as Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Timely implementation of DPIA recommendations

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



  • Master’s degree in Information Technology, Economics, Social Science or related field is required.
  • A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree


  • 5 years of professional work experience of data or humanitarian program/project management experience, including with multiple stakeholders.  Experience in emergency contexts desirable.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Experience in implementing humanitarian cash transfers programme
  • Experience in beneficiary data system for humanitarian cash transfer at field level
  • Experience in business operation environments with a proven track record of interfacing with multiple stakeholders (internal and external) and successful project completion
  • Experience in working with UN agencies or NGOs (UNICEF experience preferred) at interagency level.
  • Experience with writing short data analysis reports and presenting findings using data visualization tools and graphics.
  • Experience in data coordination, management, and analysis.
  • Detailed knowledge of the project lifecycle and fluency in project management methodologies
  • Experience collaborating across multiple functions and working with operational subject matter experts, technical resources and architecture teams.
  • High motivation, and dedication to deliver results within strict timeframes.

Language Requirements

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic a strong asset. Knowledge of another official UN language (Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) would be an asset.





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