Information Management Officer, NOB, TA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (364 days), # 128013

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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, 

Humanitarian action is of fundamental importance to UNICEF and encompasses interventions aimed at saving lives, alleviating suffering, maintaining human dignity, and protecting the rights of affected populations wherever there are humanitarian needs, as well as interventions addressing underlying risks and causes of vulnerability to disasters, fragility, and conflict.
UNICEF’s humanitarian action is guided by the Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action (CCCs) which set organizational, programmatic, and operational commitments and benchmarks against which UNICEF holds itself accountable for the coverage, quality and equity of its humanitarian action and advocacy and which are mandatory for all UNICEF personnel. UNICEF is committed to support humanitarian coordination through the cluster approach. Introduced as part of the humanitarian reform, the cluster approach aims at ensuring clear leadership, predictability, and accountability in international responses to humanitarian emergencies by clarifying the division of labor among organizations and better defining their roles and responsibilities within the different sectors involved in the response. As Cluster Lead Agency (CLA) for Nutrition, UNICEF is committed to fulfil the core functions defined by the IASC when the clusters are activated. A well-run Cluster coordination team is a formal deliverable of the Cluster Lead Agency and forms a part of the agency’s work.
Ethiopia is facing multifaceted crisis. The nutrition situation of the population remains critical. In the current context management of data to contribute to decision making is key.

How can you make a difference?

The key function of the IMO is to establish the information management systems for the activated Nutrition Cluster at a national level (and sub-national, if required).
The responsibilities of the IMO include:
• Respond to the Cluster participants’ needs for information.
• Adapt existing in-country information management approaches for collecting, analysing, and reporting Cluster activities and resources, and identifying information gaps.
• Establish and maintain information databases that consolidate, analyse and report/disseminate information critical to decision making.
Maintain monthly reporting from Cluster participants, including 5Ws (‘Who does What, Where, When and for Whom?’ databases).
• Support the estimation of spatial and temporal gaps, overlaps and coverage of Cluster activities and projects.
• Work with Cluster/participants to identify information gaps at national and sub-national levels and propose ways to bridge those gaps
• Work with the OCHA Information Management Specialist to develop appropriate supportive strategies.
• Use GIS mapping for map production and geographic data management.
• 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 management.
• Manage an inventory of relevant documents on the humanitarian situation.
• Support the development and analysis of needs assessment and monitoring programmes.
• Provide information management leadership in assessments and monitoring, including joint assessments and training.
• Lead the preparation of SitRep inputs with emphasis on Cluster plans, targets, and achievements.
• Develop and strengthen information management capacity through the training.
• Contribute to the core cluster functions

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…


  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: Information Management or Information Systems, GIS, Information Technologies, Computer Science, or other subject areas relevant to Information Management or to the Cluster Working Group. Two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of a master’s degree.
  • Extensive work experience relevant to this post may be considered as a replacement for formal qualifications.
  • Formal training in cluster information management an advantage.


  • A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in information management, data management, geographical information systems, assessments, data analysis with UN and/or NGO including information management in the first phase of a major emergency response relevant to the cluster is required.
  • Knowledge and experience in using Adobe and ArcGIS is desirable.
  • Proven technical experience in development and use of innovative technology, particularly in the areas of data, humanitarian performance monitoring, use of mobiles and open source, and training in the related field is highly desirable.
  • Experience in demonstrating strong information management skills in a professional context is essential for this post.
  • Experience working in the humanitarian coordination system is considered an asset.
  • Extensive work experience outside the humanitarian sector which is relevant to this post may be considered in lieu of humanitarian experience. Such experience should elicit demonstrated ability to adapt to change, working under pressure & unusual circumstances such as missing data/gaps.

Language Requirements: 

Fluency in English and Amharic is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (French, Spanish, Arabic, or Russian) is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
• Works Collaboratively with Others (1)
• Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
• Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
• Drives to Achieve Impactful Results (1)
• Manages Ambiguity and Complexity (1)

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.


UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, qualified female candidates and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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 are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled.

All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.

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.

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

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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