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UNICEF Jobs: Information Manager Emergency 2021

Individual Contractor: Information Manager Emergency

Organization: UNICEF

Job no: 539690
Contract type: Consultancy
Level: Consultancy
Location: Honduras
Categories: Knowledge Management, Consultancy

El siguiente proceso está abierto para personal nacional e internacional.  Se recibirán aplicaciones en Ingles o Español

Work Modality: Home Based Assignment (in country might be required by mutual agreement)

Minimum length of assignment: 6 months

Mission Main Objective:

The objective of the Information Manager for emergency programming is to ensure the data collection, organization, analysis and dispatch of information from all kind of sources to support the UNICEF Honduras country office (CO) in making informed (evidence based) strategic emergency programming decisions at national and sub national levels, as well as to produce quality and timely mappings, infographics and other knowledge management products.   

Main Responsibilities and Tasks :

Under the UNICEF Emergency Specialist’s supervision, 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:

  • Respond to the Emergency multi sectorial needs for information
  • Maintain monthly data reporting from all the sectors of emergency intervention
  • Supports the emergency reporting by providing needed and key data
  • Adapt existing in-country information management approaches for collecting, analysing and reporting activities and resources, and identifying information gaps
  • Collect, Analyses and present data internally at UNICEF Honduras level
  • Establish and maintain information databases that consolidate, analyse and report/disseminate information critical to decision making.
  • Support the estimation of financial and programming gaps, overlaps and coverage of platform activities and projects.
  • Work with key sectors to identify information gaps and propose ways to bridge those gaps
  • Use GIS mapping for map production and geographic data management
  • Produces infographics and dashboards
  • Adopt and promote the use of global standards for information management for inter-operability
  • Manage flows of information and dissemination in an appropriate way, including website/platforms management
  • Manage an inventory of relevant documents on the humanitarian situation.
  • Support the development and analysis of needs assessment and monitoring programmes
  • Support the preparation of SitRep inputs with emphasis on plans, targets and achievements.
  • Support the preparation of reports to donors
  • Capacity building to UNICEF Honduras staff and partners to develop and strengthen information management capacity
  • Follow up targets and goals established in Response Plans/HACs
  • Liaise, coordinates and works closely with the UNICEF Honduras HPM staff and other Information Managers to propose inter-sectorial IM strategies and products.
  • Maintain close contact with the cluster coordinators/IM for gathering data
  • Liaise regularly with the regional Information Manager of UNICEF/ LAC Group, other IM in the UN system including OCHA and participate in the national/regional IM meetings

COMPETENCIES

Core competencies:

  • Understands the rationale behind Humanitarian Reform, its main components and recent developments including the Transformative Agenda.
  • Demonstrates commitment to Humanitarian Principles – https://docs.unocha.org/sites/dms/Documents/OOM-humanitarianprinciples_eng_June12.pdf
  • Communicates, works and networks effectively with a wide range of people to reach broad consensus on a well-coordinated response
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Builds, motivates and leads information management team

Technical competencies:

Understands key humanitarian issues and its specific information management needs to be able to engage with programming areas at national and sub national levels;

Understands logical framework approach and different types of indicators (baseline and output especially) / basic understanding of project cycle management (especially monitoring and evaluation steps);

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, graphs, maps, infographics and reports;

Proven skills in using GIS and map-making packages.

Knowledge of establishing and managing basic websites, and In web design and software development are an asset

Languages:

The post holder will speak and write fluently in Spanish.

Good level of English is required

Qualifications and Experience:

  • University degree, preferably at an advanced level, in a subject area relevant to information management or Humanitarian related studies
  • Extensive work experience relevant to this post may be considered as a replacement for formal qualifications.
  • Formal training in information management is an advantage
  • At least 2 years progressively responsible humanitarian work experience with UN and/or NGO, including information management in the different phases of emergency preparedness and response.
  • Extensive work experience outside the humanitarian sector which is relevant to this post may be considered as a replacement for humanitarian experience.

Selection Criteria:

The selection of the consultant will be based on the following:

  1. Experience, qualifications and interview 70%
  2. Financial Proposal 30%
    • The proposal must indicate all-inclusive fees for the services to be provided.

Contractor Fees and Method of Payment:

Payment will be made according to the economic proposal, against delivery of a monthly report describing progress in their functions and responsibilities, fully approved by the supervisor.

Final payment will only be payable upon satisfactory completion of the services and the manager’s certification.

Reporting line:

Emergency Specialist

Additional Information:

Insurance

The Contractor is fully responsible for arranging, at his or her own expense, such life, health and other forms of insurance covering the term of this contract as he or she considers appropriate taking into account, among other things, the requirements of paragraph 5 above. The Contractor is not eligible to participate in the life or health insurance schemes available to UNICEF and United Nations staff members.

Taxation

UNICEF and the United Nations accept no liability for any taxes, duty or other contribution payable by the consultant and individual contractor on payments made under this contract. Neither UNICEF nor the United Nations will issue a statement of earnings to the consultant and individual contractor.

Mandatory Learning

The consultant must complete the following online course and certificates must be presented as part of the contract to the hiring office: Ethics & Integrity at UNICEF, Prevention of Sexual Harassment and Abuse of Authority, Sexual Exploitation Abuse (PSEA), and BSAFE security training. Due to the nature of the contract the consultant will have 30 days to complete the courses, failure to comply can lead to termination of contract.

APPLICATION:

Interested candidates will present the following documentation:

  1. Updated form P-11 is required detailing experience and educational background. You may also send in your CV but the P-11 is indispensable.
  2. A cover letter highlighting your academic profile, relevant experience, knowledge and skills to the development of this consultancy
  3. Financial Proposal including the consultant fees according to the terms of reference.

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.

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

Deadline: 25 May 2021 Central America Standard Time

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