Re-advertisement: WASH Cluster Information Management Officer, NOB, TA, Lviv/Kyiv (TBC), Ukraine (Open for Nationals of Ukraine only)
Application deadline 6 months ago: Tuesday 22 Mar 2022 at 21:55 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.
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,
In the 2020 update of the Core Commitments for Children (CCCs) is the explicit commitment that appropriate and experienced staff and personnel with relevant deployment training are provided and rapidly deployed, that focus on action in the first eight critical weeks of humanitarian response and provide guidance for action beyond that, moving towards defined benchmarks.
As of February 2022, the humanitarian situation in parts of eastern Ukraine remains volatile and is continuing to deteriorate. In the conflict-affected area on both sides of the line of contact in Donetska and Luhanska Oblasts, 4.8 million people are served by massive-centralized water systems. Of those, the water supply to 4.2 million is directly affected by the conflict, and greatly at risk, and 2.4 million require assistance in water, sanitation, and hygiene. Water pipelines supplying both NGCA and GCA have been damaged repeatedly in the past years, and water filter stations have been repeatedly struck by shells (the WASH cluster recorded over 400 incidents since January 2017). Near the contact line in GCA areas of Donetsk, the population that experienced water shortages fell from 26% to 12%, however the number of people that received water trucking support more than doubled, from 5% to 12%. In the absence of adequate repairs, it seems the authorities together with the humanitarian community have been forced to fill the gap in the provision of water, caused by shell strikes and fragile water networks, through increased water trucking, which is unsustainable.
How can you make a difference?
UNICEF is the Cluster Lead Agency for the WASH Cluster, the Nutrition Cluster, Child Protection Area of Responsibility, and co-lead for the Education Cluster. The WASH Cluster Information Management Officer (IMO) is a core Cluster Coordination team member. The purpose of this post is to manage the collection, analysis, and sharing of information that is important for the WASH Cluster members in Ukraine in general and Eastern Ukraine in particular, to make informed, evidence based, strategic decisions. The IMO will also manage the data collection, analysis, and presentation of the Cluster led mechanism for WASH Incidents monitoring and reporting.
- Within the delegated authority and under the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be assigned the primarily, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results:
- Respond to the Cluster participants’ needs for information.
- Adapt existing in-country information management approaches for collecting, analysing and reporting Cluster activities and resources, and identifying information gaps.
- Establish and maintain information databases that consolidate, analyse and report/disseminate information critical to decision making.
- Maintain monthly reporting from Cluster participants, including 5Ws (‘Who does What, Where, When and for Whom?’ databases).
- Support the estimation of spatial and temporal gaps, overlaps, and coverage of Cluster activities and projects.
- Work with Cluster/ participants to identify information gaps at national and sub-national levels and propose ways to bridge those gaps
- Work with the OCHA Information Management Specialist to develop appropriate supportive strategies.
- Use GIS mapping for map production and geographic data management
- Adopt and promote the use of global standards for information management for inter-operability.
- Manage flows of information and dissemination in an appropriate way, including website management.
- Manage an inventory of relevant documents on the humanitarian situation.
- Support the development and analysis of needs assessment and monitoring programmes
- To provide information management leadership in assessments and monitoring, including joint assessments and training.
- Lead on the preparation of SitRep inputs with emphasis on Cluster plans, targets and achievements.
- Develop and strengthen information management capacity through the training
- Contribute to the core cluster functions
- Where there is both a national and a sub-national cluster, the post holder will ensure that there is effective communication, reporting, engagement, and coordination between the two levels.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Education: University degree, preferably at an advanced level, in a subject area relevant to information management.
Professional experience: Extensive work experience relevant to this post may be considered as a replacement for formal qualifications. Formal training in cluster information management is an advantage. At least 2 years progressively responsible humanitarian work experience with UN and/or NGO, including information management in the first phase of a major emergency response relevant to the cluster. Extensive work experience outside the humanitarian sector which is relevant to this post may be considered as a replacement for humanitarian experience.
Language: Fluency in English (verbal and written) is required, Russian/Ukrainian is required.
Core cluster functions:
Supporting service delivery
- Provide a platform to ensure that service delivery is driven by the agreed strategic priorities
- Develop mechanisms to eliminate duplication of service delivery
Informing strategic decision-making of the HC/HCT for the humanitarian response
- Needs assessment and gap analysis (across other sectors and within the sector)
- Analysis to identify and address (emerging) gaps, obstacles, duplication, and cross-cutting issues.
- Prioritization, grounded in response analysis
Planning and strategy development
- Develop sectoral plans, objectives and indicators directly support realization of the HC/HCT strategic priorities
- Application and adherence to existing standards and guidelines
- Clarify funding requirements, prioritization, and cluster contributions to HC’s overall humanitarian funding considerations (Flash Appeal, CAP, ERF/CHF, CERF)
- Identify advocacy concerns to contribute to HC and HCT messaging and action
- Undertaking advocacy activities on behalf of cluster participants and the affected population
Monitoring and reporting the implementation of the cluster strategy and results; recommending corrective action where necessary
Contingency planning/preparedness for recurrent disasters whenever feasible and relevant.
Accountability to affected populations.
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).
- Strong understanding of logical framework approach and different types of indicators (baseline and output especially), basic understanding of the project cycle management (especially monitoring and evaluation steps)
- Good understanding of humanitarian approach, humanitarian reform, transformative agenda and roles of each humanitarian actor (Government, UNOCHA, Clusters, organizations)
- Basic understanding of Clusters in emergencies to be able to engage with cluster participants; understand their cluster-specific information management needs and respond to those needs in a timely manner
- Proactively establish and maintain working relations, and share ideas through information management networks and promote synergies with other clusters
- Diplomatic skills and able to establish excellent working relations with partners in order to collect information. Understanding of the data and information virtuous cycle
- Facilitation and capacity-building skills
- Ability to perform several tasks in a timely manner with a focus on quality
- Communicate key messages to different audiences
- Understands key technical issues for the cluster sufficiently well enough to be able to: engage with cluster participants; understand their cluster-specific information management needs.
- Excellent knowledge of MS Excel or MS Access (e.g. pivot tables and functions); proven technical expertise for managing data capture and storage, for analysing diverse datasets, and presenting information in understandable tables, charts, graphs, and reports; knowledge of establishing and managing basic websites (e.g. UNOCHA’s Humanitarian Response platform); proven skills in using map-making packages, data visualisation (e.g. Power BI, Tableau), web design and software development are an asset.
- The ability to lead assessment processes is an advantage
- Formulating Strategies and Concepts [ I ]
- Analyzing [ II]
- Applying Technical Expertise [ II ]
- Learning and Researching [ II]
- Planning and Organizing [ II ]
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.
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.
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.
This is the re-advertisement of the vacancy announcement. If you have already applied for this post, you don’t need to re-apply.