Information Management Officer (Child Protection AoR), NOB, Fixed Term, Mogadishu, Somalia Post#105587 (Open to Somali Nationals Only)

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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.

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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

How can you make a difference?

Purpose of the job: Under the overall direction and guidance of the Child Protection Specialist AoR (Cordination), the IM Officer (CP AoR) will manage the IM function of the AoR. They are responsible for ensuring IM processes effectively contribute to a well-coordinated, strategic, adequate, coherent, and effective response by participants in the AoR/ Sector/ Working Group that is accountable to those who are affected by the emergency. In their effort to enable an efficient and effective response to the humanitarian crisis, the IM Officer (CP AoR) is responsible for managing the collection, analysis and sharing of information that is essential for the sub-national AoR participants to make informed, evidence-based, strategic decisions and for ensuring they are adequately coordinating with the national level.

The post holder is responsible for supporting the information management function to enable the effective functioning of the AoR and the achievement of the core cluster functions, throughout the Humanitarian Programme Cycle in order to facilitate a timely and effective AoR response.

The postholder’s main tasks and responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

Coordination and representation

  • As a member of the coordination team, contribute to the effective roll out and monitoring of the core cluster functions (as outlined by the IASC Reference Module) and to the Humanitarian Programme Cycle (HNO, HRP and CCPM),
  • Support the AoR IM function and coordinate with others within the function to ensure effective communication, reporting and engagement,
  • Actively engage with other IMs through relevant IMWGs, including participating and representing the AoR on the inter-cluster IMWG as relevant at sub-national level,
  • Promote harmonized and coordinated approaches to IM across partners, AoRs, protection cluster and OCHA all levels.

IM function support

  • Implement an IM strategy and data collection and analysis plan that takes into account the information needs of stakeholders and that are compliant with standards and protocols for ethical data and information management and that is aligned with the national level strategy and plan,
  • Implement regular secondary data reviews and primary data collection including designing questionnaires using appropriate tools,
  • Conduct data processing including organizing, cleaning, triangulating, evaluating and validating the data,
  • Analyse data to meet identified information needs of AoR members and other stakeholders,
  • Create accurate, quality and timely information products that are in line with agreed style guides,
  • Disseminate information and information products through appropriate channels,
  • Maintain and ensure the accessibility of a common and shared secure storage system,
  • Gather feedback on IM products and use to make improvements.
  • Work with the AoR members to identify information gaps at national and sub-national levels and propose ways to bridge those gaps

Needs assessment and analysis

  • Working collaboratively with other members of the AoR at national and sub-national level, contribute to the planning and implementation of needs assessment and analysis, including joint assessments and analysis and visualization as requested,
  • Work with AoR participants to identify information gaps, agree and implement ways to bridge those gaps by providing technical support to partners,
  • Analyse needs assessment data to provide required information for the HNO including estimating People in Need (PIN),
  • Contribute to the comparison and alignment of joint needs analysis findings with other AoRs/ Clusters/ Sectors/ Working Groups and participate in developing reports as relevant at sub-national level.
  • Support data collection and analysis of the Child protection Situation monitoring
  • Provide capacity building for partners on data collection

Strategic response planning

  • Implement partner presence mapping at sub-national level,
  • Contribute to strategic planning, response prioritization and the development of the HRP or other response plans as relevant, including the formulation of objectives, indicators and targets, prioritizing response modalities and activities, identifying and quantifying inputs and the curation of data.

Resource mobilization

  • Monitor and analyse the AoR’s financial situation and support financial tracking,
  • Support and advocate with AoR partners for financial reporting on the Financial Tracking Service (FTS),
  • Support evidence-based advocacy and resource mobilization by providing accurate, relevant and timely data, information and information products.

Implementation and monitoring

  • Implement and maintain a national AoR monitoring plan and associated databases, including a response monitoring (3/4/5Ws) database that is in line with HRP
  • Ensure the AoR monitoring plan, and 3/4/5Ws include programme delivery modalities
  • Support AoR members to contribute timely and quality periodic monitoring reports on AoR and OCHA platforms,
  • Support monitoring in the areas of information flows, dissemination, processing, analysis and dissemination,
  • Contribute to quantitative and qualitative gap and coverage analysis to identify spatial and temporal gaps, overlaps and coverage of the AoR humanitarian response,
  • Support efforts to capacitate local and regional national authorities in data collection and information management
  • Support efforts to capacitate CPAoR member organisations on the use of PRIMERO
  • Support the role out-of the child protection information management system including the analysis and development of the case management information products according to the agreed data protection and information sharing protocols
  • Monitor adherence to relevant sector quality standards, regulations and codes at sub-national level.

Operational peer review and evaluation

  • Participate in the annual cluster coordination performance monitoring (CCPM) exercise and annual review,
  • Contribute to sectoral and broader humanitarian evaluations.

Accountability to affected people

  • Be accountable to affected populations by encouraging the meaningful participation of affected people, maintaining an effective feedback mechanism and handling complaints appropriately, by ensuring data about the most vulnerable is systematically collected and analysed, and by encouraging partners to work accountably,
  • Ensure the inclusion of cross cutting issues (age, disability, gender, gender-based violence (GBV) mitigation and response and HIV & AIDS) in AoR Group data collection, analysis and dissemination,
  • Adhere to child safeguarding and PSEA policies including procedures for challenging and reporting incidents.

Strengthen national and local capacity

  • Support or implement actions to strengthen local and national leadership and capacity by encouraging participation of local and national actors in the IM activities of the sub-national AoR and providing support to partners to overcome technical and operational challenges in participating in IM activities,
  • Implement an IM capacity assessment and capacity development plan for sub-national AoR members/partners.

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

  • A first University Degree in one of the following fields is required: Information Management or Information Systems, GIS Information Technologies, Computer Science, Statistics, Social Sciences or another subject area relevant to Information Management or to the AoR.
  • Formal training in AoR Information Management or an advanced university degree are considered an added advantage. Proven skills in GIS systems.
  • A minimum of [two years] of relevant professional experience in information management, data management, geographical information systems, assessments, situation analysis and/or PM&E with the UN and/or NGO is required.
  • Experience in demonstrating strong information management skills in a professional context is essential for this post.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • 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.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, 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…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness(3)Drive to achieve results for impact(4)Innovates and embraces change(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity(6)Thinks and acts strategically(7)Works collaboratively with others.

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.


[If applicable] This position has been assessed as an elevated risk role for Child Safeguarding purposes as it is:a role with direct contact with children, works directly with children, is a safeguarding response role.Additional vetting and assessment for elevated risk roles in child safeguarding (potentially including additional criminal background checks) applies.

UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable [female profile] are encouraged to apply.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. 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.

Mogadishu, Somalia
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