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Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: TEMP/042/18/8
Vacancy Notice: 042/2018
Duty Station: Kampala, 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 Education Information Management Officer will be based part-time at UNHCR, and part-time at the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES). S/he will work under the ERP Secretariat in MoES and the Information Management team of UNHCR Kampala, liaising closely with the the MoES and UNHCR co-leads of the EiEWG, and other concerned MoES sections

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support compilation, aggregation, and analysis of education-related data and information elements required to produce standardized information products and implement data/information collection plans for baseline and context-specific data;
  • Work closely with partners and UNHCR field staff to review existing data collection procedures. Identify areas and approaches for improvement, and provide training and support for the same.
  • Ensure cleaned data is available to MoES and District Education Offices in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that data from the settlement EiE Working Group is available to the MoES and districts in a timely manner, whilst Government systems are being established;
  • Support the analysis of processed data and information management periodic products and perform data quality and consistency control;
  • Provide support in training field staff on education data analysis
  • With field staff, identify and deliver their training needs in terms of data analysis, report compilation etc
  • Support the dissemination of data and information products, including through UNHCRs Uganda Refugee Portal and other online platforms as appropriate; - Provide technical information management support to needs assessment processes, specifically in data collection, processing/collation and analysis;
  • Assist with assessing and proposing the way forward for the integration of refugee-related data in the national Education Management Information System (EMIS) and eventual roll out of a refugee module in EMIS;
  • Assist with assessing and proposing the way forward for the integration of refugee-related data in the Inspectorate Information System (IIS); -   Perform other duties as required

Key Performance Indicators:
  • National monthly coordination meetings, minutes posted on Uganda Refugee Portal.
  • Minimum of monthly coordination meetings in all settlements, minutes posted on Uganda refugee portal
  • Termly gap analysis conducted (through partners and settlement level EiEWG meetings. gap analysis uploaded into Uganda Refugee Portal and Education status reports produced
  • Education sections of refugee Response plan completed in timely manner
  • Evidence of interaction with other sectors through attendance of interagency and intersectoral meetings
  • Attendance of Education and Sports Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP) meetings
  • Mapping of capacities of staff and government and non-government partners through survey tools
  • Develop/ adapt and implement relevant International Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) training
  • Produce training materials and reports
  • Quarterly updates of data with information management (IM) team.
  • Evidence of quality engagement/training/support (as required) to field colleagues.
  • Regular production/compilation/dissemination of quality education data


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR  Education Information Management Officer job vacancy should possess a BA in Information Technology, Demography, Statistics, Social Sciences or any related area. Graduate degree (equivalent of a Masters) or Doctorate degree are also accepted.
  • At least two years of relevant work experience (1 year with graduate degree (equivalent of a Masters);
  • Proven skills in analysis of statistical information;
  • Advanced Excel skills (e.g. pivot tables, functions, etc.);
  • Proficient in graphics software (especially Adobe Creative Suite);
  • Excellent database skills;
  • Knowledge of the humanitarian and development community;
  • Knowledge of education-related standards and indicators is desirable;
  • Previous experience relevant to information and data management for education is an asset;
  • Previous experience in web design and software development is an asset;
  • Previous experience with relevant software such as ArcGIS, Mapinfo, SPSS, SQL Server, is desirable;
  • Experience with HTML, PHP, ASP and/or Java is an asset.

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: 16th July 2018

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