Information Management Officer
Application deadline in 1 day: Monday 4 Dec 2023 at 00:00 UTCOpen application form
This is a UNV International Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Specialist contracts.
The Information Management Unit (IMU) of UNMISS operates under the Business Analytics and Compliance Section, within the Operations and Resource Management Service. Our unit stands at the forefront of supporting senior management in making informed decisions, enabling digitalization services, and providing open data to mission personnel through the consistent application of processes, policies, and standards. As catalysts of transformation, we redefine how the mission employs its data and information to fulfil its mandates and serve the community we serve in South Sudan. In collaboration with the Field Technology section, our mission encompasses also managing the digital deluge and information overload that come with it. In times of crises and emergencies, the IMU becomes the backbone, coordinating information flow, tracking incidents, assessing needs, and facilitating rapid response efforts. Join us in our endeavour to make a difference by leveraging the power of information and supporting UNMISS in achieving its mission.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief, Information Management Officer (P-4), the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: • Support the preparation and implementation of the section’s work plan primarily on business data management and analysis, and secondarily on Information Management and information systems management. • Assist in the preparation of analytical reports and presentations on strategic service delivery issues, including data gathering and analysis, identification of gaps and issues, and analysis of data as basis for making sound policy and operational recommendations. • Support the planning and conduct of various data collection methods, including web-based surveys, designing questionnaires: reviewing, analyzing, and interpreting survey responses; identifying problems, issues and preparing well substantiated conclusions and recommendations for improvement in service delivery. • Assist in the design and development of Information Management dashboards and similar tools, and in the monitoring and analysis of information management and systems. • Support follow-up actions as required on Information Management projects and analytical reports, focusing on remedial actions that may have to be taken by the relevant sections, and/or policies that have to be adopted by senior management. • Participate in meetings and learning activities related to Information Management and Information Systems management. • Carry out any other related duty that may be assigned by the supervisor.
• Accountability • Adaptability and flexibility • Commitment to Continuous Learning • Communication • Integrity • Planning and organising • Professionalism • Respect for Diversity • Working in Teams
information management, information technology, archives, electronic records management, or related area. • Practical experience on managing SharePoint Online is required. • Advanced skills on Microsoft Excel is required. • Certification in Microsoft Power BI highly desirable, • Proficiency in one or more of the following data analysis tools is highly desirable; Power BI, Power Query, SAP HANA, SAP Business Object, Tableau, SQL, Python.
Living conditions vary between UNMISS duty stations. Each duty station where UNMISS has a field presence has basic residential camp facilities, which includes running water and electricity. Candidates should be aware that accommodation may be austere with the possibility of water shortages and power blackouts. On arrival in Juba accommodation will be on a share basis. Ablutions will also be shared. As the accommodation situation improves single unit accommodation, with an attached ablution, should become available in all locations. Hard wall accommodation is available in Juba.
All UNMISS duty stations apart from Entebbe, Uganda are considered non - family duty stations. The security level of UNMISS duty stations is classified by the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) who will brief on arrival. A number of locations in South Sudan are prone to conflict.
Primary health care services (preventive and curative) are provided in 11 United Nations Owned Equipment (UNOE) Level-I clinics, 21 Contingent Owned Equipment (COE) Level-I clinics, 4 COE Level-II medical facilities within the mission area and the establishment of contractual agreements for Level-III and Level-IIII care outside the mission area. The 4 Level-II facilities available in Juba, Bor, Malakal and Wau, run by the Troop Contributing Countries (TCC), take referrals from the Level-I clinics and provide hospital-based care.
The climate is tropical with a rainy season in many areas, which should normally span from around April to October. Ability to live and work in difficult and harsh conditions is essential.