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Information Management Associate- GL6

Job Type: Full time | Company: United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees | Location: Tripoli, Libya | Date posted: 12-08-2016

BACKGROUND

 

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. It also has a mandate to help stateless people.  In more than six decades, the agency has helped tens of millions of people restart their lives. Today, a staff of some 7,190 people in more than 120 countries continues to help some 36.4 million persons. 

  

     1. Organizational Context 

  

The Information Management Associate assists in the production and dissemination of information on the population of concern, including but not limited to Protection and Programme information.

 

The incumbent operationalizes data standards developed at the central level in field operations, compiles and explores data from all populations of concern. S/he supports the Programme Team and UNHCR’s implementing partners in the choice of indicators for monitoring to be included in sub-agreements as well as the Protection Team in operationalizing protection monitoring systems.

 

2. Accountability:

 

-         The Office delivers reliable, accessible and user-friendly, relevant, predictable, appropriate and timely information. 

-      Global data standards, and where appropriate, the establishment of country-specific common data standards are adopted by UNHCR and its partners.

 

 

3. Responsibilities: 

 

-    Operationalize country-specific common data standards and promote them with partners, including UNHCR data standards and the IASC Common Operational Datasets.

-     Compile and aggregrate information elements required to produce standardized information products and implement data/information collection plans for baseline and context-specific data. 

-     Collect, collate and process information and perform data quality and consistency control.

-     Produce summary statistics.

-     Support the coordination of data collection teams.

-     Support and leverage geographic data for map production and use in geographic information systems (GIS).

-     Share UNHCR data with partner agencies and maintain Portal data and information in-line with agreed frequencies.

-    Participate in Needs Assessment processes, specifically in data collection, processing/collation and data exploration. 

-     Perform other duties as required.

 

 

 

           4. Authority

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 -    Laise with partners and represent UNHCR in meetings related to the functions.

       -    Make recommendations and provide advice on the technical information management

            Requirments.

 

 

 

          5. Essential Minimum Qualification and Professional Experience Required:

 

  -   Completion of Secondary education with certificate/training in information technology, demography, statistics, social sciences or any related area.

  -    At least 6 years of relevant work experience.

  -    Advanced Excel skills (e.g. pivot tables, functions, etc.).

 Experience with handling confidential data and demonstrated understanding of different data collection methodologies.


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         6. Managerial Competencies/ Cross-Functional Competencies

    

-     Empowering and building trust.

-     Managing Resources .

-     Analytical Thinking .

-     Political Awareness.

      -     Stakeholder Management .

  

        7. Desirable qualifications & Competences

 

-     Successful participation in the Operational Data management Learning Programme.

-     Experience in web design and software development is an asset.

-   Experience with relevant software such as ArcGIS, Mapinfo, SPSS, EpiInfo6, SQL Server, and/or proGres.

-     Experience with HTML, PHP, ASP and/or Java is an asset.

-     Proven skills to analyse statistical information.

-     Ability to formulate IM-related technical requirements and Operating Procedures



        8.  Important Note

 

-   Please send your personal history/Resume and letter of interest to LBYTRHR@unhcr.org

 any application recieved after 25th August 2016 will not be considered.

-   Please indicate the title of the position in the subject of the email when you submit your application.

-   Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

-   Only nationals can apply to this position .


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