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UNICEF has been achieving important progress on education, child rights, nutrition, and WASH in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Challenges remain, though, and in spite of its vast physical size and limitless natural resources, the DRC poses a complex operational environment in terms of infrastructure challenges. Child poverty is widespread, and according to a recent UNICEF study, 80 percent of children aged zero to 15 years old face at least two major deprivations. Join our team and help tackle these issues, making sure every child has a champion.
Join our team and help tackle these issues, making sure every child has a champion.
How can you make a difference?
Under the direct supervision of Emergency Specialist in Goma and technical supervision of Information Specialist in Kinshasa, the incumbent is to support information management of the Rapid Response programme (UniRR). The position is to handle storing and analysing data generated for UniRR and to support implementing partners in monitoring and evaluation approaches. The position is based in the coordination hub for UniRR in Goma but is to support operational hubs of UniRR in North Kivu, Ituri, Tanganyika, South Kivu, and Maniema.
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 :
- Consolidate raw data into exploitable databases for analysis ;
- In collaboration with the M & E officers, develop tools for data processing monitoring/evaluation of programs ;
- Support statistical analysis of data to guide program managers in decision-making ;
- Generate ad hoc data set required for reporting ;
- Develop a result-based framework if needed ;
- Participate to establish and maintain information databases that consolidate, analysis and report/disseminate information critical to decision making with appropriate tools (Kobotool box, Activity Info, Excel pivot, GIS…) ;
- Ensure the quality control of the database ActivityInfo.org and the technical support to users ;
- Work with implementing partners to identify information gaps and propose ways to bridge those gaps ;
- Work with a third-party entity to monitor the outputs of the rapid response and improve the monitoring of hard to reach areas to ensure the quality of the response ;
- Support the development and analysis of needs assessment and monitoring ;
- Manage and support flows of information (dashboard, alert, Integrated situation analysis, snapshot, thematic and reference maps, website) and disseminate in an appropriate way ;
- Develop and strengthen IM capacity through training to the UNICEF staff and partners if needed.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in a subject area relevant to information management ;
- A minimum of 2 Years of relevant professional experience in information management, information systems, monitoring/evaluation, or other related areas ;
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset ;
- Excellent knowledge of MS Excel (e.g. pivot tables and functions), GIS, and data collection tools via smartphone or tablets (ODK, KoBo Toolbox,) is required ;
- Proven technical expertise for managing data capture and storage, for analyzing diverse datasets, and presenting information in understandable tables, charts, graphs, and reports is required ;
- Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to use sound judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of complex issues/problems ;
- Identifies the need for follow up actions on client requirements and feedback ;
- Experience in using PowerBI or Tableau, Illustrator, and Activity Info is an asset ;
- Demonstrates flexibility, adaptability and willingness to support crisis activities as required ;
- Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment ;
- Experience in working in the inter-agency environment ;
- Reactivity, self-learning, autonomy are mandatory ;
- Fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People, and Drive for Results.
View our competency framework at : Competencies.pdf
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 ;
- The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer ;
- As a Non-family duty station, this location attracts benefits such as Danger Pay, Hardship Allowance, Home leave Travel, Dependency ;
- Allowances, Education Grant, and others (subject to eligibility) ;
- Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offer of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service.