Information Management Officer, P-2, 6 months) (Maternity Cover, DAPM, New York

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This is a P-2 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 2 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 97,966 USD and 133,062 USD.

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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, a chance

Statistically sound and internationally comparable data are essential for developing evidence-based policies and programmes. Such data are also critical for monitoring progress toward national goals and global commitments. The Data & Analytics Team within the Division of Data, Analytics, Planning and Monitoring of UNICEF Headquarter leads the collection, validation, analysis, use and communication of the most statistically accurate internationally comparable data to drive transformational change for women and children around the world. Such work includes compiling and updating a global database of cross-nationally comparable indicators on children and women; developing measurement methodologies, including new data collection, and monitoring tools and questionnaires; conducting data processing and analyses; critical review of literature; evidence synthesis and disseminating data on children in a variety of ways including through flagship publications, infographics, visual presentations, thematic data-driven publications, our website, and brochures.

Purpose for the job:

The overall purpose of the position is to support statistical and data related tasks data analysis/processing data communication, and data sharing to support the core function of the section on monitoring the situation of children and women, including resource mobilisation efforts and initiatives.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision and guidance of the Planning and Monitoring Specialist, and with technical guidance from statisticians as needed, the IM Officer is responsible for executing a broad variety of tasks as described below.

Key functions, accountabilities, and related duties/tasks:

  1. Support the collection of data from UNICEF field offices, updating the global databases and compilation of data on situation of children and women including UN SDG indicators. This involves corresponding with field offices, section focal points and the software support group. This task includes regularly reviewing and updating, when necessary, aspects of the software being used.
  2. Support the analysis of data from a wide variety of sources to produce trends, regional estimates, burden numbers, tables, graphs and other statistical data products for use in key publications, speeches, media materials etc. This will also include production of multi-sectoral data related materials, SDG profiles and other analytical products for use internally and externally
  3. Develop and maintain databases and systems as required. This also involves maintaining databases where data are derived from other agencies/organizations which are relevant to UNICEF.
  4. Provide technical expertise and quality control of the various statistical product being produced by the section by carrying out data verification ensuring consistency and accuracy in all major publications including fact checking of reports, speeches, media materials and presentations
  5. Provide and review data to be submitted by field offices to the Executive Board. This involves liaising with field offices and assessing the quality of the data submitted. This also involves liaising with the office of the Executive Board.
  6. Support the integration of different data-driven resources, such as summary tables, charts, and relevant visuals to describe the situation of children.
  7. Support resource mobilisation efforts and ongoing initiatives, including support to prepare documentation required for advocacy engagements

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Social Sciences or related relevant technical field with specialized training in statistics. *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible work experience at the national or international levels in statistical data processing, data analysis, and the development and maintenance of statistical databases.
  • Experience with management of information and data sources, hands-on experience on data assessment and data analysis of data especially those related to on children and women.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

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

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 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.

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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.


This temporary appointment is a maternity cover.

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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 be 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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