UN Data Management / IT Associate Career Jobs – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: UNOPS
Vacancy Notice: 011/2018
Duty Station: Uganda
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
Data Management/IT Associate will support the registration exercise
particularly in the areas of biometric enrolment and the issuance of
documentation for each individual.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage the use, maintenance and
    technical support of databases used in the operation, input and
    verifications production of standard and ad hoc reports.
  • Provide support in on-site needs
    assessment and installation and maintenance of UNHCR Telecommunications
    and IT equipment.
  • Install and configure the most appropriate
    type of UNHCR IT and Telecommunications systems (HF, VHF, UHF, Microwave
    Links, Telephony, and satellite systems) to meet the field and emergency
    operations immediate ICT needs
  • Ensure that the equipment under his/her
    responsibility is in good working condition, by inspecting regularly the
    hardware and installations. If required, arrange promptly repairs or
    replacement as necessary according to established procedures.
  • If applicable, keep a proper inventory
    level of all sites spares and return spare parts for repair/replacement.
  • Monitor and maintain the LAN, Network
    Servers, Printers, LAN points, Hubs, Patch pane, etc. to prevent faults
  • Provide technical briefing/training on
    the equipment to local ICT resources and users, including IPs, UNHCR registration
    tools, ensuring that they are able to maintain/use the equipment.
  • Provide support in the development and
    configuration of IT and Telecom Equipment/Kits used in field operations
    and emergencies.
  • Prepare and submit 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.
  • Registration Data exchange oversight.
  • May be required to coordinate with the
    GIS officer to ensure that data collection is compatible with GIS.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • The data management and IT associate is
    responsible for the management of data collection and reporting activities
    in field operations and provides reliable and timely ICT services on the
    application and infrastructure of UNHCR standard ICT services in the Area
    of Responsibility (AoR). S/he receives technical guidance from ICT and
    data management Officers responsible for the data management and
    Telecom/IT infrastructure in the registration operation.
  • The Office has reliable and up-to-date
    data on persons of concern.
  • Standard and ad-hoc reports are
    produced. Trends and patterns of data are analysed and interpreted.
  • UNHCR Country offices in the AoR have
    modern and cost-effective ICT systems.
  • UNHCR ICT equipment and data are
  • 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 client databases are
    up-to-date by identifying and keeping what is relevant and accurate in an
    accessible manner.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United
    Nations UNHCR Data Management/IT Associate job opportunity should have
    completed Secondary Education with certificate/training in Information
    Technology & Database Management. University degree is desired
  • At least six years of previous relevant
  • Excellent knowledge of computer software
    and database applications.
  • Knowledge of computer application
    packages such as MS Office.
  • Previous supervisory/management
  • Knowledge of any of the languages spoken
    by the refugee communities.
  • Additional training skills.
  • Knowledge of UNHCR programmes and
  • Technical GIS knowledge.
  • Hands-on experience with wireless and
    VoIP systems, electricity, generators, lightning protection an asset.
  • Fluency in English and local 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: 13th March 2018
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