UNICEF recruits 01 Information Management Specialist
DRC Ebola Response: Information Management Specialist (P-3 Fixed Term – 1 Year), Goma, DRC
Job Number: 523438 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Congo, Dem. Rep
Work Type : Fixed Term Appointment, Temporary Appointment
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Democratic Republic of Congo
In spite of its vast physical size and limitless natural resources, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the poorest countries in the world, ranking 176th out of 188 countries in the 2015 human development report. Child poverty is widespread, particularly in conflict-affected and hard-to reach areas. According to a recent UNICEF study, 80 percent of children aged zero to 15 years old experience at least two major child rights deprivations. Despite sustained growth in recent years, the size of DRC’s economy remains far too small to provide enough government revenue to meet the basic needs of the population, children in particular. Since 2016, political instability, the persistence of conflicts in Eastern DRC and a sharp fall in global commodity prices have been aggravating factors.
DRC is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the World where UNICEF works to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path.
The Minister of Health (MoH) of the Democratic Republic of Congo declared a new outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) on 1 August 2018, following the confirmation of four cases of Ebola in the Mabalako Health Zone of the territory of Beni, North Kivu province, Eastern DRC.
The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to take place in the provinces North Kivu and Ituri, both affected by conflict and armed violence.
As of June 9th, a total of 2062 confirmed (1,968) and probable (94) EVD cases have been reported, of which 1,390 died (case fatality ratio 67 per cent).
To face this situation the government and partners including UNICEF are supporting the implementation of the National Joint Response Plan to the Ebola outbreak under the leadership of the Ministry of Health. As part of the response, a Joint Nutrition and food assistance strategy was developed by the Government and UN agencies (WHO, UNICEF, WFP). The strategy is accompanied by three guidelines i.e. (1) the National Nutritional and Food Strategy Guidelines for the EVD Response, (sector), and (2) the Nutritional Care Protocol for Ebola Treatment Centre, with the simplified algorithm for nutritional care for Ebola affected population (reviewed by HQ and adopted by MoH in Beni) and (3) the Infants and Young children feeding (IYCF) in community guidelines (still to be validated) developed in partnership with other partners that include WFP, WHO, MSF, ALIMA, and the National Nutrition Program- PRONANUT.
For every child, make a difference
Purpose of the support
As the epidemic still continue to increase, they is a big challenge in information
Management. WHO and OCHA have put in place an Response Information Management and operational monitoring strategy to ensure the availability of timely, reliable, and operationally useful information to all partners to facilitate the prioritization of response activities, inform decision making and forward reaching of objectives against the Strategic Response Plan (SRP). This strategy need to be support technically by UNICEF.
Within the delegated authority and under the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be assigned the primarily, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results:
Ensure UNICEF’s response is correctly captured and shared in the Ebola Response
Adapt existing in-country IM approaches for collecting, analysing and reporting Ebola activities and resources, and identifying information gaps.
Establish and maintain information databases that consolidate, analyse and report/disseminate information critical to decision making related to Ebola response.
• Support a daily reporting with to follow-up Ebola response scale-up
Work with Ebola response implementing partners to identify information gaps and propose ways to bridge those gaps
Work with the Central IM Specialist to develop appropriate supportive strategies to triangulate Ebola response information
Use GIS mapping for map production and geographic data management
Manage and support flows of information and dissemination in an appropriate way for all sectors ( Wash, Education, C4D, Nutrition and Child Protection).
Manage an inventory of relevant documents on the Ebola humanitarian situation and response.
Support the development and analysis of needs assessment and monitoring Ebola programs
develop and strengthen IM capacity through training to the UNICEF data managers and partners if needed.
How can you make a difference to UNICEF in DRC?
Under the supervision of the Senior Project Manager, these tasks would involve:
Provide a platform to ensure that service delivery is driven by the agreed strategic priorities
Develop mechanisms to eliminate duplication of service delivery
Needs assessment and gap analysis (across other sectors and within the sector)
Analysis to identify and address (emerging) gaps, obstacles, duplication, and cross-cutting issues.
Prioritization, grounded in response analysis
Application and adherence to existing Ebola standards and guidelines
Monitoring and reporting the implementation of the Ebola response and results; recommending corrective action where necessary
Specific Required Skills (languages, experience, etc)
University degree in social sciences, information technology, demography, statistics, or any related area.
At least 8 years (6 years with Advanced University degree) of relevant work experience of which at least 4 years combined field and/or headquarters experience in international organizations (e.g. UN agencies, INGOs, IOs, bilateral cooperation agencies, etc.)
Database expertise with experience in the collection, processing and analysis of 3/4W data and key performance indicators.
Web based data collection experience desirable ;
Experience in using PowerBi or Tableau, and GIS is desirable;
Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to use sound judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of complex issues/problems;
Identifies the need for follow up actions on client requirements and feedback;
Demonstrates flexibility, adaptability and willingness to support crisis activities as required;
Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment;
Experience in working in the inter-agency environment;
Fluency in oral and written English and French.
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Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks
* 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.
Closing Date Sun Jul 07 2019 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)