Information Management Officer, NOB, 2 Posts in Khartoum, Sudan, for 364 days (open for Sudanese Nationals only)

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This is a NO-2 contract. This kind of contract is known as National Professional Officers. It is normally only for nationals. It's a staff contract. More about NO-2 contracts.

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, Hope

Sudan, surrounded by the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya and South Sudan, positioned next to East, West, South and North Africa, is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan’s children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofans, and Blue Nile, from seasonal natural disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan’s school aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan’s 18 states.

How can you make a difference?

The Main Purpose for the job:

  • To ensure the technical leadership for UNICEF in identification and localization/GIS Mapping of vulnerable children affected by emergency and disasters, using available information from surveys and routine and administrative data collection, centralization and mapping for situational monitoring for better preparedness, targeting and coordination of effective development interventions and humanitarian response,
  • Support Programme Sections and closely work with the IM officers in FOE sections to support Cluster Coordinators in data collection and management of humanitarian information,
  • Support Sudan’s Country Office establishment of an effective functioning decentralized monitoring system by enabling centralization of performance data,
  • Support the validation of data for performance monitoring from sector Line Ministries Management Information Systems for Health, Nutrition, WASH, Education and CP,
  • Provide capacity building on information management for UNICEF Sudan field offices and UNICEF national and local partners.

Key function, accountabilities and related duties/tasks:

  • As part of UNICEF Sudan Information Management Task Team, develop the accessible electronic information storage system for accurate, up-to-date information on the situation of children and for tracking CP and HRP results using UNICEF supported software providing back-up options and disaster recovery.
  • Conduct validation exercises to ensure that UNICEF recorded information is accurate, up-to-date, complete, and ready for re-use.
  • Improved information sharing within UNICEF and for partners using interactive dashboards for ease of decision making ; and saving staff time and effort needed to find and report this information.
  • Support identification and localization/GIS Mapping of vulnerable children affected by emergency and disasters, using available information from surveys and routine and administrative data collection, centralization and mapping for situational monitoring for better preparedness, targeting and coordination of effective development interventions and humanitarian response
  • In coordination with Sections Heads, M&E Specialist and sector Information Management Officers, support the strengthening of Sector Line Ministries Management Information Systems for timely availability of sector routine data and ensure routine data collection, centralization and mapping of quantitative and qualitative monitoring of UNICEF and partners programmes & interventions for adequate consistency of data for better performance management of progress against expected outputs and outcomes into VISION-RAM (the Results Assessment Module), Donors Reporting and SitRep.
  • Support humanitarian cluster information management coordination for UNICEF led by sector clusters ensuring technical guidance and coordination of sector IMO in collaboration with OCHA, other UN agencies, HACT, NGOs, etc.
  • Support Field Offices and State to strengthen Information Management System for regular administrative data collection, centralization, mapping and sharing for better decentralized humanitarian situation monitoring, responses plan, mapping of prioritized localities and communities (mapping of village data) for prioritization of the most disadvantaged children, etc.

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

  • University Degree in Social Sciences, Statistics, Data sciences, Computer science or Information Management or related technical field.
  • A minimum of Two years of relevant professional work experience in Information and Management including data analysis and management.
  • Experience in GIS is required.
  • Experience in an international organization working for Sudan is desirable
  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter:

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.

Eligible UNICEF National Officer (NO) and General Service (GS) Staff Members on fixed-term, continuing or permanent contracts applying to this TA, may be able to retain a lien on their existing post for the duration of this TA.

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

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