UNICEF Vacancy-Information Management Officer

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Position:Information Management Officer (Child Protection AoR)

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Roles and Responsibilities:

Coordination and representation

As a member of the coordination team, contribute to the effective roll out and monitoring of the core cluster functions (as outlined by the IASC Reference Module) and to the Humanitarian Programme Cycle (HNO, HRP and CCPM)

Support the AoR Working Group IM function and coordinate with others within the function to ensure effective communication, reporting and engagement

  • Actively engage with other IMs through relevant IMWGs, including participating in the AoR Working Group IMWG and representing the AoR Working Group on the inter-cluster IMWG as relevant at sub-national level.
  • Promote harmonized and coordinated approaches to iM across partners, AoRs/ Clusters Working Groups and OCHA at sub-national level.

IM function support

Implement an IM strategy and data collection and analysis plan at sub-national level that consider the information needs of stakeholders and that are compliant with standards and protocols for ethical data and information management and that is aligned with the national level strategy and plan.

  • Implement regular secondary data reviews and primary data collection including designing questionnaires using appropriate tools.

Conduct data processing including organizing, cleaning, triangulating, evaluating and validating the data,

  • Analyse data to meet identified information needs of sub-national AoR Working Group members and other stakeholders.

Create accurate, quality, and timely information products that are in line with agreed style guides.

Disseminate information and information products through appropriate channels.

  • Maintain and ensure the accessibility of a common and shared secure storage system.

Gather feedback on IM products and use to make improvements.

Needs assessment and analysis.

  • Working collaboratively with other members of the AoR Working Group at national and sub-national level, contribute to the planning and implementation of needs assessment and analysis, including joint assessments and analysis, as requested.

Collect information on economic needs, markets, and price monitoring to support the equal consideration and use of all programme delivery modalities (in-kind, cash, voucher and services) as relevant at sub-national level,

Work with sub-national AoR Working Group participants to identify information gaps, agree and implement ways to bridge those gaps by providing technical support to partners.

Analyse needs assessment data to provide required information for the HNO including estimating People in Need (PIN).

Contribute to the comparison and alignment of joint needs analysis findings with other AoRs/ Clusters Working Groups and participate in developing reports as relevant at sub-national level.

Strategic response planning

Implement partner presence mapping at sub-national level.

Contribute to strategic planning, response prioritization and the development of the HRP or other response plans as relevant, including the formulation of objectives, indicators and targets, prioritizing response modalities and activities, identifying and quantifying inputs and the curation of data.

Resource mobilization

Monitor and analyse the sub-national AoR Working Groups’ financial situation and support financial tracking, Support and advocate with AoR Working Group partners for financial reporting on the Financial Tracking Service (FTS).

  • Support evidence-based advocacy and resource mobilization by providing accurate, relevant, and timely data, information, and information products.

Implementation and monitoring

  • Implement and maintain a sub-national AoR Working Group monitoring plan and associated databases, including a response monitoring (3/4/5Ws) database that is in line with and contributes to national level databases.
  • Ensure the sub-national AoR Working Group monitoring plan, and 3/4/5Ws include programme delivery modalities (in- kind, cash, voucher, and services).

Support sub-national AoR Working Group members to contribute timely and quality periodic monitoring reports on AoR Working Group and OCHA platforms.

  • Support monitoring in the areas of information flows, dissemination, processing, analysis, and dissemination,

Contribute to quantitative and qualitative gap and coverage analysis to identify spatial and temporal gaps, overlaps and coverage of the sub-national AoR Working Group humanitarian response.

Monitor adherence to relevant sector quality standards, regulations, and codes at sub-national level.

Operational peer review and evaluation

  • Participate in the annual cluster coordination performance monitoring (CCPM) exercise and annual review,

Contribute to sectoral and broader humanitarian evaluations.

Accountability to affected people.

Be accountable to affected populations by encouraging the meaningful participation of affected people, maintaining an effective feedback mechanism and handling complaints appropriately, by ensuring data about the most vulnerable is systematically collected and analysed, and by encouraging partners to work accountably.

  • Ensure the inclusion of cross cutting issues (age, disability, gender, gender-based violence (GBV) mitigation and response and HIV & AIDS) in AoR Working Group data collection, analysis, and dissemination.
  • Adhere to child safeguarding and PSEA policies including procedures for challenging and reporting incidents.

Strengthen national and local capacity.

  • Support or implement actions to strengthen local and national leadership and capacity by encouraging participation of local and national actors in the IM activities of the sub-national AoR Working Group and providing support to partners to overcome technical and operational challenges in participating in IM activities.
  • Implement an IM capacity assessment and capacity development plan for sub-national AoR Working Group partners.

Job Requirements:


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 or to the AoR Working Group.

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

Work 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.

  • Experience in demonstrating strong information management skills in a professional context is essential for this post.
  • Experience in a humanitarian context is an asset.

Experience working in the humanitarian coordination system is considered an asset.

Extensive work experience outside the humanitarian sector which is relevant to this post may be considered in lieu of humanitarian experience.

Language Requirements: Fluency in English and Amhanc is required.

How to Apply For UNICEF Vacancy?

Then, Interested applicants who can meet the above minimum requirements can submit their application, CVs and non-returnable Documents of their credentials in through via online link of this announcement. CLICK TO APPLY

Deadline: Apr 17, 2024

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