Information Management Officer (Nutrition), NO-2, Maiduguri (Borno), Nigeria, 364 days, for Nigerian nationals only
Application deadline 1 day ago: Thursday 30 Nov 2023 at 22:55 UTCOpen application form
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.
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The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children's rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias, or favoritism. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, nutrition, education, and protection of a society's most disadvantaged citizens addressing inequity not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. Therefore, the focus on equity is vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.
In 2015, Northeast Nigeria Nutrition Sector was established following the recommendation by the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) to adopt the Sector approach. The Nutrition Sector is chaired by the State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA) and UNICEF is the Sector Lead Agency. The overall objective of the Nutrition Sector response is to provide integrated preventive and curative services to mitigate a deterioration in the nutrition situation and support recovery for those already malnourished. UNICEF scaled up comprehensive nutrition program in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states since 2017 in collaboration with government and partners. Preventive, promotive, and curative nutrition services are designed based on local context to ensure availability and access to life-saving nutrition services in host communities, IDP camps and hard to reach areas through integration of nutrition services in functional health facilities, deployment of out-reach team in IDP camps and mobile nutrition team in hard-to-reach areas. UNICEF has set up a nutrition surveillance system in Northeast Nigeria and co-chairs the assessment and information management technical working group (AIM TWG).
How can you make a difference?
The IMO provides professional technical, operational, and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the nutrition programmes/projects Maiduguri Field Office, from development, planning, and delivery of results. In doing so, the incumbent implements a variety of technical and administrative programme tasks to facilitate programme development, implementation, programme progress monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of results.
- Information Management:
- Planning: Work with state operational arms to have a well-prioritized plan of information management activities and contribute to UNICEF planning processes.
- Data collection and analysis: Compile, clean and analyse nutrition data including Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM), Vitamin A supplementation, Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) practice, Micronutrients supplementation and Visualize nutrition data and create information products (briefs, maps, graphs, PowerPoints etc).
- Reporting: Support complete, quality, and timely reporting of nutrition programs based on partnership agreements and agreed monitoring frameworks.
- Provide support in development of proposals, donor reports and reviewing documents, and adopting standardized approaches and tools for nutrition programming.
- Data storage: Maintain information databases and general project information management tools, such as 5W matrix, Gap Matrix on UNICEF and sector online systems.
- Coordination: Co-chair the Nutrition Sector’s AIM TWG and represent UNICEF in information management and survey related meeting and workshop and put UNICEF stands clearly for nutrition programming in northeast Nigeria.
- Information dissemination: Disseminate Nutrition Sector information and information products through appropriate channels (including HR.info website), gather feedback on IM products and use it to make improvements.
- Design and implement an information management capacity assessment and capacity development plan for Sector partners in collaboration with AIM TWG.
- Situation Monitoring and Assessment:
- Takes lead in compiling data to inform and prepare the SitRep inputs with emphasis on nutrition section and sector plans, targets, and achievements.
- Ensures that all sector partners have timely and accurate information of change in conditions of children, women, and their families and facilitates information exchange to support planning and measurement of program impact.
- Preparation of survey reports and newsletters and share findings with partners for improved action in nutrition.
- Prepare briefs and presentations as and when needed for decision making and prioritization of nutrition interventions
- Contribute to preparation of regular and mandated sectoral programme/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of programme progress.
- Contributes to the preparation of donor proposals and donor reports, and other briefing notes as required by the program and sector.
- Contribute to the review of Nutrition and Food security Surveillance System (NFSS) indicators and support report validation and IPC/AMN analysis and report writing
- Support to programme development, planning and monitoring:
- Conduct regularly update and situation analysis for the program, partner presence mapping and share with implementing agencies in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states the collated overall, and state specific nutrition statistics against agreed performance indicators in all information exchange channels, for higher management use to enhance programme management, efficiency and delivery of results.
- Conduct field visits to programs in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states to monitor the quality of data collection and reporting; also provides supportive supervision as and when needed.
- Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing and administering a variety of technical programme transactions; preparing materials and documentations, and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support programme planning, results-based planning (RBM), and monitoring and evaluation of results.
- Prepare required documentations and materials to facilitate the programme review meetings
- Develop periodic dashboard and evidence for advocacy for nutrition programming
- Coordination and representation
- As a member of the Nutrition Sector Coordination Team, contribute to the effective roll out and monitoring of the core Sector functions and to the Humanitarian Programme Cycle (HNO, HRP, FTS and CCPM).
- Represent the Sector information management function at all levels and coordinate with others within the function to ensure effective communication, reporting and engagement.
- Actively engage with other IMOs through relevant IMWGs, including representing the Sector on the inter-sector IMWG
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- University degree in nutrition, public health, epidemiology, statistics or computer science or a related field with a nutrition focus.
- Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in public health, nutrition, knowledge /data management or related field in the country, experience of working in a humanitarian context will be an asset. Experience of nutrition data collection, with extensive experience, compiling and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data and producing relevant graphical presentations of analysed data is mandatory. Proven experience in synthesizing relevant nutrition related information and developing reports on time against set deadlines for the dissemination of key findings to technical and non-technical audiences is required.
- Fluency in English required. Knowledge of the working language of the duty station an asset.
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: UNICEF Values
UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.
During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework 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. 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.
UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable are 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). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled.
All selected candidates will 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.
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.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.