Information Management Officer (Education)
UNICEF works in some of the world
’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, hope!
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programmes, 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.
The efficiency and efficacy of support provided by the Information Management Officer for the Education Cluster to programme preparation, planning and implementation, contributes to the achievement of sustainable results to improve learning outcomes and universal access to quality, equitable and inclusive education. Success in education programmes and projects in turn contribute to maintaining and enhancing the credibility and ability of UNICEF to provide programme services for mothers and children that promotes greater social equality in the country.
How can you make a difference?
Under the supervision of the Cluster Coordinator P3 and in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and International Development stakeholders, the Information Management officer is a core part of the Education cluster Coordination team and facilitates information and knowledge management/exchange within the Sectors led by UNICEF, implementing partners to enhance the emergency response, humanitarian situation analysis/updates and humanitarian performance monitoring/reporting. The purpose of this post is to support the Education cluster coordinator to manage the collection, analysis and sharing of information and data that is important for the CO and for the UNICEF led sectors to make informed (evidence based) strategic decisions regarding the emergency response. Systems facilitating the collection of information as well as analysis, reporting, and sharing will be the responsibility of the IMO. The IMO will be expected to either adapt or maintain existing systems, and in some cases suggest alternative approaches based on common templates available at the global level.
Under the guidance and general supervision of the Cluster Coordinator, the Information Management Officer will support Education cluster structures at the national and regional levels for the efficient management and delivery of Humanitarian responses. This will involve the following:
Effectively use and transfer information to, from between cluster participants and other stake holders
Support the Ministry of Education planning and Resources Mobilization director and Cluster partners in drafting / revising an annual Education Cluster response plan.
Maintain 5W mapping of Education sector humanitarian interventions
Support drafting of resource mobilization documents, drawing on analysis humanitarian situation to ensure proposals are focused and relevant
Promote across education cluster partners community level consultative and feedback mechanisms
Perform Information Management activities for the Education Cluster
Perform GIS activities for the Education Cluster
Maintain contact and ensure adequate reporting and information sharing with other cluster and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Support to programme development and planning
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
• A minimum of 1 (one) year of professional work experience in the relevant domain is required
• Proven experience in management of data projects that combine innovative and practical dimensions.
• Demonstrated outstanding analytical skills, and ability to perform well under pressure.
• Strong knowledge of MS Excel and experience in using mapping & data visualization tools (e.g. ArcMap, QGIS, Tableau, Power
• Strong understanding of result-based monitoring approach, understanding of the project cycle management.
• Good understanding of humanitarian approach, humanitarian reform, transformative agenda and roles of each humanitarian actor (Government, UNOCHA, sectors, organizations)
• Good understanding of Sectors/Clusters coordination in emergencies to be able to engage with sector participants and understand sector specific IM needs.
• Formal training in cluster Information Management (IM) is considered an asset.
• Knowledge and experience of the use of mapping tools is an advantage.
Fluency in French and working knowledge of English is required.
For every Child, you demonstrate
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).
• Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (Level 2)
• Works Collaboratively with others (Level 2)
• Builds and Maintains Partnerships (Level 2)
• Innovates and Embraces Change (Level 2)
• Thinks and Acts Strategically (Level 2)
• Drives to achieve impactful results (Level 2)
• Manages ambiguity and complexity (Level 2)
Applying technical expertise (2)
Learning and researching (2)
Planning and organizing (2)
To view our competency framework, please visit here.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government 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.
Deadline: 06 Jul 2022 Greenwich Standard Time