Information Management Officer

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Application deadline 1 month ago: Monday 29 Aug 2022 at 00:00 UTC

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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.

UNMISS was established in 2011 under the auspices of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO); subsequently, UNMISS mandate has been renewed through resolutions 2057 (2012), 2109 (2013), 2155 (2014), 2187 (2014), 2223 (2015), 2241 (Dec. 2015), 2304 (2016) and 2327 (2016), 2392 (Dec. 2017), 2406 (Mar. 2018), 2459 (Mar. 2019), 2514 (Mar. 2020), 2567 (Mar. 2021), 2625 (Mar. 2022).

Under the direct supervision of Chief of Information Management, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

• Assist in assessing and making recommendations relating to the use of information systems from the digital information and knowledge management perspective. Provides reliable, up-to-date research and specifications for information management technology and innovations applications relevant to collection/harvesting, management, and dissemination of diverse content. • Assist in providing advisory services in the Mission on digital information and information management practices based on needs, business process, workflow, technical architecture, and information resources analysis. • Assist in making recommendations relating to digital communications practices, improvement and implementation strategies, resource requirements with an emphasis on technological applications. • Assist in Monitoring the progress of projects in client offices, ensures compliance with Section standards and guidelines and provides assistance Support in evaluating and emerging technologies (including software applications and associated hardware, e.g., document/correspondence management products, imaging and digitization systems) to develop strategies for integrating records created in diverse systems into an electronic recordkeeping system; to plan and develop migration strategies for archival preservation of electronic records and to develop and maintain expertise necessary to advise UNMISS offices in the management of electronic records. • Conduct data cleansing, transformation, and analysis to develop reports and visualizations using Microsoft Office 365 software including Excel and Power BI. • Apply statistical techniques and machine learning algorithms to large data sets to pro-vide data driven solutions for the business. • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to: • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for in-stance in events that mark International Volunteer Day); • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities; • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; • Assist with the UNV Buddy Program for newly-arrived UN Volunteers; • Promote capacity development activities and transfer of skills to national personnel during the assignment; • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.



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Flexibility, adaptability, and ability and willingness to operate independently in austere, remote and potentially hazardous environments

Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN core values.

in information management and data analysis.

Computer skills: Data exploration, analysis and modeling, electronic Information Management and systems. Audio Visual management and migration skills, knowledge in Geographic Information Systems is desirable.

Hands on experience in applying advanced statistical techniques and machine learning algorithms in large data sets to provide data driven solutions to the business.

Code/write computer languages (e.g., MS Excel, SQL, Power BI) to manipulate data, draw insights, build models, and deploy solutions in a production environment.

Inception meetings with data innovations prototyping staff/stakeholders to understand the data and database,

Ethnographic research and observation to yield additional standardized data, resulting in a written proposal of relevant hypotheses for exploration and analysis.

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.

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