United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) helps developing countries
attract and use aid effectively. In all our activities, we encourage the
protection of human rights, capacity development and the empowerment
UNDP is recruiting to fill the vacant position below:
Job Title: Information Management Data Associate
Job ID: 4276
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Contract Duration: Initial period of one year
In early March 2015, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)
registered more than 1.2 million people displaced within the country due
to conflict and inter-communal violence. In addition, over 200,000
people fled to Chad, Cameroon and Niger. The need to understand the full
impact of displacement is critical as humanitarian actors scale up
response in terms of protection, shelter, food as well as education and
health services to the internally displaced persons (IDPs). In order to
do that accurate data is required but that remains a challenge in
Nigeria. Efforts have been made by some partners in increasing their
capacity in the field but the gap continues to be noticed in coverage
areas. The capacity of partners – either engaged in development
activities or in humanitarian assistance – needs to be enhanced to
enable credible data collection that will help in understanding
displacement dynamics and plan appropriate responses.
In scaling up its presence in Nigeria from an advisory role that of a
country office, OCHA will provide the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC),
Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator (DHC), Humanitarian Country Team (HCT)
and the entire humanitarian community with required support to implement
the Transformative Agenda and reinforce the existing coordination
mechanisms in Nigeria to understand the displacement impact and to
better respond rapidly to the needs of people dramatically affected.
In line with OCHA’s global mission, OCHA Nigeria continues to:
- Advocate for access to basic services, especially water,
sanitation, education and health for vulnerable communities, including
the collection, analysis and dissemination of information to
humanitarian partners, and negotiation of access.
- Support Government efforts and humanitarian organizations in the relocation of the internally displaced and their return.
- Coordinate the implementation of humanitarian response in
north-east Nigeria along with UN agencies and programmes, national and
international NGOs and local authorities/communities as appropriate,
with focus on strengthening the sectors.
- Enhance a protective environment that respects the human rights of all, including IDPs, returnees and minority clans.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the OCHA Head of Office, the Manager of
the Information Management Unit and direct supervision of the
Information Management Officer (IMO), the Information Management Data
Assistant will be responsible for the following:
Summary of Key Functions
Work closely with Coordination Focal Point and OCHA Sub-Office to ensure
that data of humanitarian interest are centralized in the format of
inter-operability to support the elaboration of analysis documents at
national and state levels. To do so, the IM/Data Assistant will:
- In collaboration with the Information Management Focal Point in
sector groups, in the sub office and humanitarian partners, offers,
implements simple and effective data collection systems to ensure the
update, the consolidation and analysis at the central level of:
- Contact lists
- Who does what and where “3W”
- Performance monitoring of the humanitarian response
- Monitoring the humanitarian situation
- Monitoring data on risk groups
- Profiles of the coverage areas state and Local Government Areas
- Working closely with IM Assistant Officer to analyze and present
the information in an appropriate format (eg, summary reports, graphs,
tables, maps, etc.)
- Manage key humanitarian data in the online databases www.ors.ocharowca.info and https://data.hdx.rwlabs.org
- Manages structured archive of data, both digital and manual,
collected from partners, documents and analysis products generated by
the central office. And coordinate with IM/Web Assistant to ensure
uploading of documents on Nigeria Humanitarian Response Website
- Reinforce the capacity of staff in OCHA Sub Office and
Coordination Focal Point by perform field information management
missions linked to the OCHA Information Management Strategy.
- Perform any other duties related to the information management assigned supervisor or OCHA Head of Office.
Functions / Key Results Expected
The Key results will have an impact on the OCHA’s Field Information
Management Strategy, the provision of support to Field Offices in the
adoption and use of information management applications and procedures,
such as the Who does What Where/Contact Directory and the field document
management system, and on the development and improvement of
information management tools and standard at the local and regional
levels to ensure that information management in the field functions
- Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively;
listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and
responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest
in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and
format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information
and keeping people informed.
- Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are
provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of
view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by
gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches
them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and
outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate
problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects;
meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
- Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology;
understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of
the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks;
shows willingness to learn new technology.
- Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services;
offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs;
promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated
risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an
interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by
current thinking or traditional approaches.
- Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are
consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and
assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate
amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and
allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and
actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.
- Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity
- Creating synergies through self-control
- Managing conflict
- Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of
others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the
responsibility of each staff member.
- Informed and transparent decision making
- Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
- Self-development, initiative-taking
- Acting as a team player and facilitating team work
- Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively
Required Skills and Experience
- Secondary education with relevant certifications in Arts,
Statistics, Disaster Management, Emergency Management, Geographic
Information Systems, Information Management, Information Systems,
Professional Studies, Social Sciences or a related field
- A minimum of six (06) years of relevant professional experience
in the fields of activity concerned (collection and data processing,
database management, data analysis, etc.) for the candidates having a
High National Diploma.
- Thorough knowledge in the use of computers and software (MS
Word, Excel, etc.), current use of spreadsheets and database, and
experience in the use of applications or electronic management system.
- Knowledge in the field of database management and geographic information systems (such as Arc GIS) is an asset.
- A minimum of four (04) years of relevant professional experience
in the fields of activity concerned (collection and data processing,
database management, data analysis, etc.) for candidates having
- Fluency in oral and written English is essential;
- Knowledge of a second official UN language is desirable
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply
Application Deadline 31st August, 2016.