Full-time Individual Contractor (6 months, home-based): Multi Country Regional Information Management Consultant - Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECARO), Geneva, Switzerland
Application deadline 7 months ago: Sunday 19 Jun 2022 at 21:55 UTCOpen application form
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The Level 3 Scale-up for Ukraine was activated effective 5 March 2022, for an initial period of six months. With the activation of the procedure, UNICEF has adopted a no-regrets approach in view of the complex situation and increasing humanitarian needs, to ensure that UNICEF continues to provide life-saving response for the children and women in neighbouring and other affected countries in line with the CCCs.
The recent escalation in the armed conflict in Ukraine poses an immediate threat to the lives and wellbeing of millions of children in the entire region. The intensification of the armed conflict is posing severe human costs, causing a growing number of civilian and children casualties, interrupting livelihoods and damaging critical civilian infrastructure, including hundreds of homes, water and sanitation infrastructure, schools and health facilities. Hundreds of thousands of children and their families have been internally displaced and, to-date, over one million forced to flee the country in search of safety – the majority are women and children.
In response, UNICEF has already mobilized organization-wide support. However, the deteriorating situation and complex operating environment requires strengthened capacity and sustained efforts to further expand our presence and work in those parts of the country that can be safely accessed, to strengthen our cluster and overall humanitarian leadership, and to continue scaling-up our humanitarian action, with priority focus on child protection, health, WASH, nutrition, learning, cash interventions and social protection efforts. UNICEF is also coordinating with refugee hosting countries to prepare and respond to the humanitarian needs emerging from population movements.
The presence of a Regional MultiCountry Information Management (IM) Specialist is urgently needed due to the L3 emergency declaration in Ukraine and the limited capacity in Planning, Monitoring and Data/SitCen to support the programmatic implementation of the L3 emergency response at regional level.
Under the supervision of Regional Humanitarian Performance Monitoring Specialist, the candidate will be responsible for supporting the following areas of responsibility:
IM NEEDS IDENTIFICATION:
- Develop a rapid IM needs assessment following the UNICEF sectorial accountabilities and milestones for all affected countries active Sector Working Groups related to UNICEF mandate inside and outside Ukraine. Including recommendations identification of information gaps and bottlenecks and recommended actions.
MULTICOUNTRY IM PLAN:
- Develop a capacity building plan based on the IM Needs Assessment and acceleration plan adapted for each country and a mission tentative calendar.
- Capacity building of UNICEF personnel and implementing partners in the use of UNICEF and Sector Working Group Systems for timely reporting in Activity Info Platform established for sectoral reporting.
- Support the COs and sectors to establish and maintain information databases to easily consolidate critical information for analysis and reporting including High Frequency indicators for Situation Reports and contributions to sector/cluster reporting 5W.
MONITOR SECTOR ACCOUNTABILITIES /MILESTONES AS CLA:
- Monitor IM UNICEF Sectorial progress and produce a performance report on Monthly bases. Linked to a Regional DashBoard and help each of the COs to develop one for each sector (where UNICEF is a sector lead agency) in coordination with the Regional GIS.
- Manage data on the UNICEF programme humanitarian requirements and contributions (financial, material, human) as appropriate. Ensure coherence between UNICEF partners reporting and the sectorial reports.
- Identify and maintain an updated secondary data and information sources.
- Support each Sector Working Group to develop simple, user-friendly emergency sector monitoring reporting formats in consultation with the management operations teams, programme sections, implementing partners and other key stakeholders.
- Lead country missions based on the IM support need assessment.
Work Assignment Overview
*Tasks / Milestones******Deliverables / Outputs******Timeline / Deadline*****IM NEEDS IDENTIFICATIONDevelop a rapid IM needs assessment- IM Need assessment report finalized following the UNICEF sectorial accountabilities and milestones for all affected countries active Sector Working Groups related to UNICEF mandate inside and outside Ukraine. Including recommendations identification of information gaps and bottlenecks and recommended actions.OngoingMULTICOUNTRY IM PLANDevelop a capacity building plan based on the IM Needs Assessment and acceleration plan-Capacity building plan developed based on the IM Needs Assessment and acceleration plan adapted for each country. - A mission tentative calendar presented (up to 30% of the time)OngoingCapacity building of UNICEF personnel and implementing partners in the use of UNICEF and Sector Working Group Systems for timely reporting in Activity Info Platform established for sectoral reporting.- Prepare materials for webinars and capacity building sessions. - Celebrate one session with each of the 8 main country based on their needs for UNICEF personnel and implementing partners in the use of UNICEF and Sector Working Group Systems for timely reporting in Activity Info Platform established for sectoral reporting.Support the COs and sectors to establish and maintain information databases to easily consolidate critical information for analysis and reporting including High Frequency indicators for Situation Reports and contributions to sector/cluster reporting 5W.- Permanent support provided to the main 8 COs to ensure robust databases for High Frequency indicators at programme and InterAgency level for each sector.MONITOR SECTOR ACCOUNTABILITIES / MILESTONES AS CLAMonitor IM UNICEF Sectorial progress and produce a performance report on Monthly bases. Linked to a Regional DashBoard and help each of the COs to develop one for each sector (where UNICEF is a sector lead agency) in coordination with the Regional GIS.- Programme and Sector Monthly Progress Report /DashBoard produced at Regional level - Programme and Sector Monthly Progress Report/DashBoard produced at Country level (in coordination with each CO IM/PME team) - Provide on regular bases key information in due format for GIS production.OngoingManage data on the UNICEF programme humanitarian requirements and contributions.- Permanent quality assurance of UNICEF programme, supply, HR, funding, data. - Regular quality checks to ensure coherence between programme and sector data. - Identify and maintain an updated secondary data and information sources.Support each Sector Working Group to develop: - Simple, user-friendly emergency sector monitoring reporting formats are developed in consultation with the management operations teams, programme sections, implementing partners and other key stakeholders.Lead country missions based on the IM support need assessment.- At least 1 field mission to each of the countries in need to implement and supervise the IM plan roll outMonthly reportStatus of ongoing tasks are shared with the supervisorMonthlyEstimated Duration of the Contract
6 months (July - December 2022)
Individual Contractor's Work Place and Official Travel
The assignment will be home-based with support to missions to Country Offices (COs) in Europe (up to 30% of the time).
Estimated Cost of the Consultancy & Payment Schedule
Payment will be made on submission of a monthly invoice and satisfactory completion of the above-mentioned deliverables. Please indicate an all inclusive fixed monthly fee in USD to undertake this assignment.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- University degree, preferably at an advanced level, in Data Management, Geography, Sociology or other relevant Social Science field relevant to information management.
- 5 years of relevant professional experience is required.
- Strong Proficiency in excel, data visualisation and Activity Info is required.
- Power BI knowledge is an asset.
- Fluency in English is required.
- Emergency experience strongly desirable.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA), and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Please include a full CV and Financial Proposal in your application. Additionally, indicate your availability and monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a monthly rate will not be considered. 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.