Data Management Associate

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  • Posted:
    6 days ago
  • Category:
    Information and Telecommunication Technology
  • Deadline:
    November 28, 2022



Standard Job Description

Data Management Associate Organizational Setting and Work Relationships The Data Management Associate is normally supervised by a professional staff member who provides the incumbent with general guidance and workplans. The incumbent works quite independently with an oversight from the supervisor. S/he may directly supervise some support staff. Contracts are mainly with the colleagues in the same duty station to exchange information and to discuss the work plans. External contacts are with the national and local authorities for gathering and exchange of data. All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity. Duties – Manage the use, maintenance and technical support of databases used in the Operation, including planning and overseeing data collection, input and verifications; production of standard and ad hoc reports. – Generate statistical reports based on the standard reporting formats and ad-hoc reports, charts and tables as required by the management. – Provide training, as necessary, to UNHCR staff as well as staff-members of implementing partners in relevant aspects of data management. – May be required to coordinate with the GIS colleagues to ensure that data collection is compatible with GIS. – Archive and backup database systems; ensure security of databases; perform database administrator functions. – Assist in development of new applications/databases needed by the UNHCR Offices/Units in area of responsibilities in order to perform their tasks smoothly. – Ensure that the clients’ databases are up-to-date by identifying and keeping what is relevant and accurate in an accessible manner. – May be required to support registration activities including ProGres technical support and on-site assistance. – May be required to support voluntary repatriation activities including reconciliation of VolRep data from country of asylum and encashment centers, verification of Voluntary Repatriation Forms (VRFs) and coordination with VolRep Centers (VRCs) on information issues. – Develop forms and tools for data collection and analysis. – Have access to relevant data and records. – Perform other related duties as required. Minimum Qualifications Education & Professional Work Experience Years of Experience / Degree Level 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher Field(s) of Education Not applicable. Certificates and/or Licenses Information Technology Data Management (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential) Relevant Job Experience Essential Not specified. Desirable Not specified. Functional Skills DM-Database Management PG-UNHCR’s Programmes DM-ArcGIS (Geographic Information System) TR-Training – Virtual and face to face IT-Computer Literacy (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential) Language Requirements For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English. For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language. For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English. All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power. As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise. This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates. 

Desired Candidate Profile

Recruitment as a UNHCR staff member and engagement under a UNHCR affiliate scheme or as an intern is subject to proof of vaccination against Covid-19.

A break of minimum 31 days is required before a staff member who currently holds a Fixed Term or Indefinite Appointment may be rehired on a Temporary Appointment. This requirement is waived if the staff member is selected for a Temporary Appointment in another duty station.

UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The recruitment process might include written test and/or oral interview for this job opening. No late applications will be accepted.

External candidates must be legally present in Türkiye at the time of application, recruitment and hire.

Non-Turkish citizens are required to submit a valid Turkish residence permit to be considered. Please upload your residence permit document under the Certifications section, select the type as Personnel Administration – Other.

Your application will NOT be considered if a valid residence permit is not attached to the application. (for non-Turkish external candidates only)

For further information on how to apply please visit UNHCR – Application and selection

The incumbent is expected to have a B.S. and/or M.S. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or similar and related fields. She/he should have experience in software development with the .Net framework, and be familiar with Python and Flask or Jango. She/he should be experienced in Web Application and Web Service Development.

The incumbent should have basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and hands-on, and be familiar with one of the modern single-page application development frameworks like React. In addition, basic knowledge of open-source technologies, unit testing, and other testing methods, as well as software quality assurance, change management, and software verification. 

Functional Clearance

This position doesn’t require a functional clearance 

Required languages (expected Overall ability is at least B2 level)



Desired languages



Additional Qualifications


DM-ArcGIS (Geographic Information System), DM-Database Management, IT-Computer Literacy, PG-UNHCR’s Programmes, TR-Training – Virtual and face to faceEducation


Data Management – Other, Information Technology – Other

Work Experience


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