Consultancy - Information Management: Humanitarian Performance Monitoring, LACRO, Panama

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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.

And we never give up.

For every child, an advocate

How can you make a difference?

Purpose of Activity/Assignment:

Regional Humanitarian Monitoring Specialist, the IM Consultant will be responsible for providing technical assistance to the RO and COs regarding data processing, analysis, and visualization.

Additionally, the consultancy will support the implementation of Rapid Need Assessments (RNA), including the development and/or adjustment of existing digital instruments for multi-cluster/Sector RNA based on the MIRA principles, CCCs indicators and benchmarks, that can be used in sudden onset emergencies.

Scope of Work:

To support the increasing demands for having data and analysis of the UNICEF performance, UNICEF LAC RO is implementing a regional data strategy on Humanitarian Assessment, Planning, and Monitoring, which includes a key component regarding the automatization of the information management and reports production at both country and regional levels.

In that context, UNICEF LAC RO is supporting COs to strengthen their monitoring processes, including the development of data collection instruments, data processing, analysis, and visualization. These tools will allow COs to provide rapid and high-quality analysis of their humanitarian information.

UNICEF is seeking services to carry out the activities necessary to support the automation of the HPM at the regional level, as well as to provide rapid and direct support to CO in humanitarian contexts.

UNICEF promotes the rights and welfare of all children and adolescents in everything we do. Together with our allies, we work in 190 countries and territories to transform this commitment into practical actions that benefit all children, especially focusing our efforts on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded, worldwide.

The UNICEF Latin America and Caribbean Regional Office is based in in Panama, operating in 36 territories, including 24 country offices.

UNICEF works to put the rights and well-being of the most disadvantaged children at the heart of the social, political, and economic agenda, in line with our equity focus, working across our organization and with our partners in government, civil society and the private sector to support shifts in public policy, fuel social engagement, and increase investment for children.


Work Assignments Overview


Estimated Delivery Deadline

HPM end-year analysis



Comparative analysis of programme implementation and budget expenditure for all HACs



Support LAC RO programme sections in producing technical solutions for data collection and analysis



Training on IM tools



Support to priority country offices in data preparedness, data collection, analysis, and visualization



Final report



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

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Statistics or any discipline related to information management with special expertise in data base administration, is required.
  • At least 4 years of experience in designing and implementing monitoring tools and data analytics products:

    • 3 years of experience on data bases management.
    • 2 years of experience developing digital data collection tools and automatized analysis.
    • Demonstrated experience in implementing performance monitoring mechanism in humanitarian context.
    • Ability to work with tight deadlines, take initiative, be pro-active and work in a multi-cultural environment.
    • Experience of working on HPM with UNICEF will be considered an asset.

    • Must be familiar / experienced with the following computer skills:

    • MySQL and PostgreSQL
    • Pentaho (ETL)
    • Kobo toolbox
    • Power BI and Tableau
    • Python
    • RStudio, STATA or SPSS
    • QGIS or ARCGIS
    • Claud hosting: MS Azure

Administrative details


The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Monitoring Specialist.


The consultant will work home-based, using their own personal premises, materials, and equipment’s.


This consultancy will have a duration of approximately 4.5 months.

How to Apply

Candidates should complete the online application, including Resume, Cover Letter and Financial proposal. Qualified candidates are requested to submit daily and total fees in their financial proposal.


Travel is nor foreseen for this consultancy.

Should travel is applicable, it will be covered by UNICEF as per policy.

  • Travel costs will be estimated and added to the contract once they are determined based on UNICEF Financial Rules and Regulations.
  • For agreed country visits, the contractor/consultant will be responsible in administering their own travel. UNICEF will reimburse travel related expenses based on actual costs or on the below criteria whichever is lower and upon presentation of receipts.
  • Any travel involved should be budgeted according to UN Travel Standards as a ceiling.
  • UN Secretariat Administrative Instruction on Official Travel, ST/AI/2013/3: Sect. 4, para. 4.2, numerals (d) and (e)
    1. For information on Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA), can be found on the International Civil Service Commission website (all countries and destinations can be found by navigating on the map).

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS). To view our competency framework, please visit 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.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.

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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.

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