Assistant Information Management Officer UN Data Jobs - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10027130
Vacancy Notice: 009/2017
Duty Station: Uganda
Post Grade: NOA

About UNHCR:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

Job Summary: The Assistant Information Management Officer will assist in the production and dissemination of information on the population of concern, including but not limited to Protection and Programme information. The incumbent will operationalize data standards developed at the central level in field operations, will compile data and analyses information from all populations of concern. S/he will support the Programme Team and UNHCR implementing partners in the choice of indicators for monitoring to be included in sub-agreements as well as the Protection Team in operationalizing protection monitoring systems.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Operationalize country-specific common data standards and promote them with partners, including UNHCR data standards and the IASC Common Operational Datasets.
  • The incumbent will compile, aggregrate and analyze data and information elements required to produce standardized information products and implement data/information collection plans for baseline and context-specific data.
  • Support the operation in the analysis of processed data and information and perform data quality and consistency control.
  • Facilitate the analysis of cross-border information between relevant countries.
  • Assist in training staff involved in information management activities, including data collection and data entry teams.
  • Support and leverage geographic data for map production and use in geographic information systems (GIS).
  • Share UNHCR data with partner agencies and maintain Portal data and information in-line with agreed frequencies.
  • Provide technical Information Management support to Needs Assessment processes, specifically in data collection, processing/collation and analysis.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Key Performance Indicators:
  • The Office delivers reliable, accessible and user-friendly, relevant, predictable, appropriate and timely information.
  • Global data standards, and where appropriate, the establishment of country-specific common data standards are adopted by UNHCR and its partners.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Assistant Information Management Officer career opportunity should hold a good University degree in information technology, demography, statistics, social sciences or any related area.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant work experience.
  • Knowledge of the UN system and the humanitarian community.
  • Proven skills to analyse statistical information.
  • Advanced Excel skills (e.g. pivot tables, functions, etc.).
  • Ability to formulate IM-related technical requirements and Operating Procedures.
  • Previous experience with handling confidential data and demonstrated understanding of different data collection methodologies.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another UN language.

How to Apply:
All interested Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the job details.


Deadline: 23rd February, 2017

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