Information Management Officer, NOA, TA (6 months), Gaziantep, Turkiye

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United Nations Children’s Fund Information Management Officer, NOA, TA (6 months), Gaziantep, Turkiye Turkey UNICEF Jobs 2024

United Nations Children’s Fund looking for “Information Management Officer, NOA, TA (6 months), Gaziantep, Turkiye”. Applicants with an Advanced degree may apply on or before 22-Jul-24.

The United Nations Children’s Fund has published a job vacancy announcement on 08-Jul-24 for qualified applicants to fill in the vacant post of Information Management Officer, NOA, TA (6 months), Gaziantep, Turkiye to be based in Gaziantep, Turkey. For more jobs, please visit

Company Name: United Nations Children’s Fund

Job Title: Information Management Officer, NOA, TA (6 months), Gaziantep, Turkiye

Duty Station: Gaziantep, Turkey

Country: Turkey

Application Deadline: 22-Jul-24




UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, defend their rights, and help them fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

At UNICEF, we are committed, passionate, and proud of what we do. Promoting the rights of every child is not just a job – it is a calling.

UNICEF is a place where careers are built: we offer our staff diverse opportunities for personal and professional development that will help them develop a fulfilling career while delivering on a rewarding mission. We pride ourselves on a culture that helps staff thrive, coupled with an attractive compensation and benefits package.

You can watch our video to learn more about UNICEF Turkiye Country Office and a glance of our worklife.

Visit our website to learn more about what we do at UNICEF.

For every child, inclusion

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias, or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic, and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education, and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

How can you make a difference?

On 6h February 2023, there were two devastating earthquakes, measuring 7.7 and 7.6 magnitude, struck Pazarcık and Elbistan in Kahramanmaraş, Türkiye which affected 9.1M people directly in the 11 most affected provinces (Adiyaman, Gaziantep, Kilis, Hatay, Malatya, Diyarbakir, Adana, Osmaniye, Kahramanmaraş, Şanlıurfa, and Elaziğ). These earthquakes are the largest to hit Türkiye in the last century, and the most significant to strike the country’s south-east region in hundreds of years. The collective death toll is now more than 50,000, with millions internally displaced after being forced from their damaged or destroyed homes. On 16 February, the international humanitarian community launched a Flash Appeal requesting US$1 billion to enable humanitarian partners to complement and support the government-led response over an initial three months. The humanitarian community has quickly mobilized to deliver a coordinated response, delivering life-saving aid and protection assistance to people in the most impacted locations.

UNICEF has been providing life-saving assistance to those affected by the earthquakes. UNICEF teams on the ground have been working with partners to distribute essential supplies such as critical health supplies, blankets, clothing, and safe drinking water and sanitation supplies, as well as continuing to provide safe spaces for children to play and recover from the traumatic events they have witnessed.

Purpose for the job:

The purpose of this deployment is to support the coordination and management of data and information management activities in the Gaziantep Field Office. The Information Management Officer will be responsible for assessing the information landscape, defining information and data needs, designing data and information activities (including data collection, analysis, storage, and dissemination), implementing data and information management activities, and monitoring and evaluating these activities. These responsibilities pertain to both UNICEF-supported activities implemented by UNICEF partners, as well as UNICEF-led sector coordination activities.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

The role entails managing and enhancing data systems, tailoring databases, and collaborating with stakeholders across UNICEF led sectors and partners. It encompasses data analysis, reporting, and organization, while also supporting sector-specific functions such as training, framework development, and ensuring uniform data collection and reporting across programs and partners. Key responsibilities include:

  • Support the design, development, management, and improvement of data management systems, including databases and spreadsheets, along with related processes for data collection, cleaning, and verification.
  • Customize database management as per the needs of UNICEF-led sectors and implementing partners.
  • Liaise with various UNICEF focal points from different sections and partners to ensure that database development, data entry, and data extraction methods provide optimum functionality and usability to UNICEF stakeholders.
  • Maintain a close working relationship with Information Management counterparts in implementing partners and provide technical support to address problems and strengthen IM systems.
  • Support the adoption of Information Management tools and procedures by implementing partners and UNICEF-led sector members.
  • Support and participate in analytical work by processing data and information into requested and suitable formats, such as maps, infographics, and briefings.
  • Assist in formulating and providing regular inputs to UNICEF sitreps, internal reports, and donor reports.
  • Collect, compile, analyze, and report various primary and secondary data from multiple sources, and organize structural record-keeping and archival.
  • Conduct trainings for sector members and work closely with IM focal points to ensure that data management processes run smoothly.
  • Support the development of monitoring and evaluation frameworks for UNICEF Field Office partners in line with the Country Programme Document and sector standards.
  • Ensure a harmonized approach to data collection in the field across programmes and with multiple partners.
  • Participate to inter-agency Info Management working groups / meetings in South East Turkey.


  • In-depth knowledge of the administration which underpins UNICEF country office programme/project operations, including monitoring and evaluation processes.
  • Strong organizational, planning, and prioritizing skills and abilities.
  • High sense of confidentiality, initiative, and good judgment.
  • Ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively manage the section’s material resources.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Solid knowledge of MS Office software products is required (especially MS Excel, MS Power-point, MS Word)., and other UNICEF softwares such as SharePoint/OneDrive
  • Ability to use data collection, analysis and visualization tools such as (Kobo Collect, Power BI and ArcGIS).

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

Minimum requirements:

  • Education:Bachelor’s degree or equivalence in Statistics, Computer Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences, or a related field.
  • Work Experience: At least 1 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in information management, monitoring and evaluation roles, previous relevant experience with UN and the NGO sector is an advantage.
  • Database design and management skills.
  • Experience in using data collection and visualization tools such as Kobo Collect, Power BI and ArcGIS.
  • Language Requirements: Fluency in English and Turkish is required.
    Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.


  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency.

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

The 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

Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels.

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 measures to include a more diverse workforce, such as paid parental leave, time off for breastfeeding purposes, and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF does not hire candidates who are married to children (persons under 18). 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 promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children. 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.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station is required for IP positions and will be facilitated by UNICEF. Appointments may also be 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 canceled.


As per Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.

UNICEF’s active commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Government employees who are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government positions 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.

UNICEF does not charge a processing fee at any stage of its recruitment, selection, and hiring processes (i.e., application stage, interview stage, validation stage, or appointment and training). UNICEF will not ask for applicants’ bank account information.

UNICEF shall not facilitate the issuance of a visa and working authorization for candidates under consideration for positions at the national officer and general service category.

All UNICEF positions are advertised, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. An internal candidate performing at the level of the post in the relevant functional area, or an internal/external candidate in the corresponding Talent Group, may be selected, if suitable for the post, without assessment of other candidates.

Additional information about working for UNICEF can be found here.

Gaziantep, Turkey