Information Management Specialist, P-3, Abuja

Published date: 01/24/2018
  • Location: Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfil their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

For every child, hope...

UNICEF Nigeria recently scaled up its integrated humanitarian response plan, and is leading humanitarian response in the education, WASH and nutrition sectors in the country, as well as the child protection sub-sector. We are tackling the resurgence of wild poliovirus, and are promoting health care access overall. We are also working on bringing 100 percent access to clean water and sanitation by 2030. We are working with partners on early childhood education initiatives and are supporting the national HIV program. In addition, UNICEF Nigeria is providing support for three critical child protection initiatives.
Join our team and help us make sure every child has a champion.

How can you make a difference?

The Information Management Specialist is accountable for the accomplishment of the stated key end-results by providing professional expertise and assistance in advocating for an environment whereby relevant data (spatial/GIS, non-spatial tabular, statistical, etc.) can be brought to a structure that supports the efficient management of data and information in the context of UNICEF programme. The incumbent will be assisting the UNICEF Management for Results (M4R) section in their planning, monitoring and implementation of the overall country programme.

IM products are produced on monthly/weekly/ad hoc basis to support all UNICEF programmes
◾Support data collection, analysis, dissemination processes relevant to programme needs, including map production.
◾Proactively gather information from key stakeholders of which may be helpful for informing decisions, including movement of population, IS locations, social development centres, community centres, and other relevant information.
◾Provide the necessary tools and approach to run assessments.
◾Manage collected data through surveys and assessments.
◾Identify secondary data and information resources that would complement information needs of UNICEF country office, as appropriate.
◾Organize and maintain contact directories of partners using standard formats agreed with relevant stakeholders.
◾Liaise with other agencies and IM Focal Points (as required) for data/information and knowledge that can inform UNICEF programme decisions.
◾Manage the in-house 4W database and derivative products.
◾Support and train IMOs at UNICEF zonal offices for ensuring systemized use and approach of M4R tools.
◾Build GIS and mapping capacities of the IMOs in the zonal offices.
◾Develop standard mapping templates of different scales for UNICEF.
◾Develop GIS sector related directories used for archiving UNICEF products.
◾Develop simple and effective tools for information sharing, using innovative technology solutions.

All inter-agency/joint and UNICEF platforms, tools and products are developed and maintained with collaboration of inter-agency stakeholders, to support planning, coordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programme across Nigeria.
◾As part of the ActivityInfo system requirements, continuously follow up with partners for data gathering and information reporting.
◾Liaise with UNICEF programme sections and the sector leads for data verification and information dissemination.
◾Develop standardized reporting format of ActivityInfo generated data.
◾Develop related sector level geodatabase and maps, requiring strong skills in different GIS tools and techniques.
◾Assist in developing standard mapping templates of different scales for UNICEF programme and the interagency response.
◾Assist in develop GIS sector related directories used for archiving UNICEF and the humanitarian response products.
◾Develop and update the interagency vulnerability map.
◾Co-lead the Information Management Working Group and actively take part in guiding the humanitarian community in developing adequate tools for managing the humanitarian crisis.
◾Collaborate in providing training to sector partners on tools and platforms used in UNICEF specifically or at interagency level.

The monitoring capacities of Country Office and zonal staff and national partners are strengthened, enabling them to increasingly engage in and lead monitoring and evaluation processes.
◾In Coordination with UNICEF sections leads contribute to developing SitAns, Annual Reviews, Mid-Term Reviews, and Annual Reports or other progress reports
◾Carry out standardized field data collection and generate related analysis, to feed into to programme performance monitoring as part of the HACT.
◾Assess and adapt appropriate existing M&E/IM tools for the different programmes.
◾Support UNICEF programmes in all aspects of monitoring.
◾In response to the humanitarian crisis, provide technical guidance and developed adequate assessment tools for a fast intervention to be carried-out within the first 2 or 3 days as per MIRA guidance, and in line with the core commitment on children (CCCs).

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
◾Education: Advanced University degree in social sciences, survey implementation, advanced statistical research or any other relevant field.
◾Experience: Minimum of 5 years of responsible professional work experience in information management, statistics, database development and GIS experience required. Additional geomatic skills are an asset. Excellent knowledge of MS Excel or MS Access (e.g. pivot tables and functions); proven technical expertise for managing data capture and storage, for analysing diverse datasets, and presenting information in understandable tables, charts, maps, graphs and reports; knowledge of managing basic websites; proven skills in using GIS and map-making packages.
◾Language: Fluency in English and another UN language.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

This position is classified as “rotational” which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty.


UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply

* The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.

Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service

Opening Date Mon Jan 22 2018 03:00:00 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time) W. Central Africa Standard Time
Closing Date Tue Feb 06 2018 17:55:00 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time)

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