New Job Opportunity at The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) – Assc Info Mgmt Officer
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Job Title Assc Info Mgmt Officer
Job ID 22758
Location Kigoma, Tanzania- U.R. Of
Salary Grade NB
Hardship Level D
Family Location Type Family
This position is advertised open to internal and external applicants.
Procedures and Eligibility
Interested applicants should consult the Administrative Instruction on
Recruitment and Assignment of Locally Recruited Staff (RALS).Applicants
must be nationals of, and be locally recruited within the country of
Duties and Qualifications
Associate Information Management Officer
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
UNHCR Data Transformation Strategy 2020-2025 envisions that by 2025
UNHCR becomes a trusted leader on data and information related to
refugees and other persons of concern, thereby enabling actions to
protect and to empower persons of concern. The Strategy stipulates
investing in four complementary priority areas: data management and
governance; information systems; capacities and skill development; and
culture for evidence-informed decision-making. The strategy envisages
data and information management functions in UNHCR carried out in a
complementary and inter-linked manner between Headquarters Divisions and
Services, Regional Bureaux, Country Operations and key external
partners, including persons of concern.
Under the direct
supervision of the (Snr) DIMA Coordinator/Deputy Director/Head of
Service/Deputy Representative or other IM staff or designated manager,
the Associate Information Management Officer supports data and
information management activities in the relevant country and regional
They are part of a team of data and information
management staff (depending on office configuration) and support
coordination among staff working on information and data management
activities and liaison with Headquarters/Region/Country on data related
Information and data management staff are responsible
for coordinating, planning and delivering on data and information
activities for all UNHCR operational contexts, responses and populations
of concern, including providing coordination and leadership in
partnerships on data with all stakeholders – including persons of
concern. They serve the entirety of UNHCR staff and activities,
including protection, programme, operations, external relations and
executive management for evidence-informed planning, advocacy, and
coordination. They are key in ensuring multi-stakeholder, multi-sector,
and multi-country activities are provided with robust and meaningful
data and information to support planning, funding and advocacy efforts.
This includes both internal and external assessments, regional and
country-based planning and monitoring activities such as the COPs, CRRF,
RRPs, HNOs, HRPs, and Cluster Plans.
Information and data
management covers the assessment, design, implementation and evaluation
of data and statistical related activities. This includes assessment of
the information landscape; definition of information and data needs;
design of data and information activities, including data collection,
analysis, storage and dissemination; implementation of data and
information management activities; and monitoring and evaluation of data
management activities. The focus is largely operational data along with
financial and HR data related to assessment, planning, monitoring and
evaluation. This is the data, information and analysis needed to deliver
robust and comprehensive assessments and evaluations, and to support
results-based planning, monitoring and reporting implemented by UNHCR
and by its partners.
Depending on if they are located in HQ,
regional or country offices, the role of the data and information
management staff is to provide the necessary quality assurance and
technical support for the full range of the data and information
management and analysis activities to countries and regional offices; to
ensure these process are in accordance with technical standards for
data and information management; and to undertake regional or country
data and information management (definition, collection, analysis,
storage and dissemination) activities. In addition they are responsible
for coordinating HQ and external support to the country and regional
offices, to liaise with relevant bodies on relevant data and statistical
matters; to monitor the quality of data and information management
activities in country/regional or HQ; to design and implement global,
regional or country-based data strategies and systems; to ensure data
and information activities are implemented in according with data
privacy policies, global data sharing agreements and data protection
regulations; to communicate the status, value and importance of data; to
provide the data, information and analysis needed for global analysis;
and to identify risks and opportunities based on insights derived from
All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their
duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their
delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR
which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR
Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant
accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to
discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core,
functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s
core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.
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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
– 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.
– 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 assist 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);
Cluster coordinators and partners on data and information needs in
UNHCR-led cluster operations, including HNO and HRP processes.
– Inter-agency staff on the development, coordination and monitoring of country and/or regional responses plans;
– Protection staff on the design, implementation and analysis of protection and case monitoring systems;
Operations coordinators and reporting officers on the design and
delivery of data and information management products for internal and
– Sectors technical experts on the
methodologies, formats, storage and dissemination of sectoral data and
information, including cross sector analysis.
– Senior management to understand and serve their information and knowledge needs.
– Perform other related duties as required.
Years of Experience / Degree Level
P2/NOB – 3 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 2
years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 1 year relevant
experience with Doctorate degree
Field(s) of Education
or other relevant field.
(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Certificates and/or Licenses
(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Relevant Job Experience
Experience with data sharing, data management and data analysis to support policy formulation and implementation.
of national and international statistical systems; knowledge of
international protection, human rights and international humanitarian
law; experience in data collection and analysis in field situations;
knowledge of GIS and geospatial systems and techniques.
DM-Data collection methodologies;
DM-Database Design & Development;
MS-Data Collection Analysis;
DM-Metadata Creation & Management;
DM-Open Source Software & Data;
DM-Population census and econometrics;
DM-Protection Data Management Systems;
DM-ArcGIS (Geographic SP-Topographic Surveying Information System);
SP-Design tools such as Global Positioning System (GPS)
PR-Cluster Information Management Tools, Resources and Approaches;
PG-Needs Assessment and Response Analysis;
¿ Data governance, quality assurance and preservation
¿ Data Interoperability
¿ Data science methodologies
¿ Development of and revision of data standards
¿ Qualitative data analysis
¿ Quantitative data analysis
(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English
and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language
of the duty station if not English and local language.
For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.
is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title
and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional
essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific
operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by
reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the
screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.
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recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling,
processing, training or any other fees).
Qualified female and candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
In case of difficulties with application process please contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for submissions of applications is 15th November 2020, Mid-night, Tanzania Time.