Duties and Qualifications
1. General Background
In the context of the Venezuela Situation, UNHCR and IOM have been tasked by the UN Secretary-General to co-lead the regional response, for which the Regional Interagency Coordination Platform and the Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (RMRP) are two of the fundamental components.
In addition to the institutional commitment and broader coordination responsibilities, the 2020 RMRP brings together 151 appealing organizations activities across 17 countries, with a total financial requirement of USD 1.41 billion.
On the UNHCR side, the Regional Platform Coordination Team, which seeks to coordinate the Regional Platform as well as the Inter-Sector Coordination Group (bringing together 10 sectors and 6 thematic working groups), while maintaining a coordinated dialogue with the 8 National or Sub-Regional Coordination Platforms across the region, has recently been absorbed into the new structure of the Regional Bureau for the Americas as part of the regionalization process, as an Inter-Agency Unit.
2. The Purpose and Scope of Assignment
the regional coordination forum co-led by IOM and UNHCR.
As such, the incumbent will need to have demonstrated well-rounded information management skills as applicable to inter-agency contexts, particularly in the field of data processing & visualization for different audiences, assessment & analysis of needs and, most notably, in the area of monitoring of activities of different actors in a complex regional inter-agency context.
To undertake this, the candidate will require sound knowledge of humanitarian information management processes and standards, such as statistical reporting, monitoring partner activities, needs assessments & analysis, and the development of data collection tools.
An ability to develop SOPs and guidelines on information management processes, as well as a demonstrated ability to work in complex inter-agency environments with mixed caseloads and information needs from diverse partners, incl.
donors, host authorities and partners, will be expected. This includes working with partners across the region to develop harmonized data collection and monitoring tools and analyzing & presenting them in various regional fora, as well as proven expertise in developing humanitarian response plans and their program cycles.
3. Monitoring and Progress Controls
Information management is at the core of the work and ToRs of the Regional Coordination Platform. Data from government and non-government sources (incl.
of R4V partners) is the primary means to analyze trends and identify gaps in terms of the identification of specific needs as well as early warning for all members trying to deliver assistance for refugees, migrants and host community members.
In this context, the regional Information Management Working Group of the Regional Platform (co-led by UNHCR and IOM) is tasked with monitoring its implementation and providing support to national / sub-regional platforms in terms of database development, visualization support as well as harmonized joint needs assessments and analysis.
Information management also interacts with inter-agency coordination, reporting and other support staff for the regional and national coordination platforms.
In close coordination and consultation with the Senior Inter-Agency Coordinator and, where applicable, relevant in-house units of the Regional Bureau fand Headquarters (e.
g. DIMA) the AIMO will undertake the following :
Primary responsibilities and functions :
a) RMRP Monitoring Framework
Support national and sub-regional coordination platforms in the development and implementation of the RMRP monitoring framework.
This may include support to the facilitation of workshops, webinars etc. to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the process, tool to collect and process this data.
Provide technical guidance and support to national and sub-regional IM counterparts in the development of databases through the online platform of ActivityInfo.
Ensure close collaboration to support national coordination platforms in addressing queries from partners in how to submit data as part of the RMRP monitoring framework.
b) Support the promotion of data and information sharing among Regional, Sub-regional and National Platform members as well as the adoption of data standards, and where appropriate, the establishment of country-specific regional common data standards.
c) Support the UNHCR country offices in their IM-related Platform responsibilities.
d) Perform other related duties as required
In his / her engagement with R4V partners and platforms the AIMO will need to liaise with stakeholders to provide technical advice to information management officers and focal points, and to non-technical persons.
As such, an ability to communicate complex technical information management needs and processes to non-technical management and functional units, in English and Spanish, in speech and writing, will be a key requirement, especially in the context of mid-year reviews and regional response planning.
The candidate will work as part of UNHCR s inter-agency team and liaise with in-house units, incl. Communication, Coordination, Protection, Data Management, as well as external stakeholders.
As part of this team, the AIMO will contribute to the collective effort to ensure that the response is in line with objectives and strategies developed with the Regional Inter-Agency Coordination Platform, that activities of all actors are coordinated in a complementary manner, and that the impact of activities are monitored and reported using agreed regional and national monitoring and reporting tools and protocols.
4. Qualifications and Experience
or other relevant fields; confirmed through relevant certificates and / or licences.
b. Work Experince
Essential : 5 years in data or statistical field, 3 years in international context and / or humanitarian or development situation.
Experience with data sharing, data management and data analysis to support policy formulation and implementation.
experience in data collection and analysis in field situations; knowledge of GIS and geospatial systems and techniques.
c. Key competencies
An excellent working-level command of the English and Spanish language is needed in order to interact with country offices, regional and national Platforms and members.
Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new tools in the collection and analysis of data.
Excellent command of Excel, ArcGIS or other mapping software, PowerBI or similar software to visualize data (see below skillset).
Flexibility to undertake support missions at short notice, subject to prevailing travel restrictions.
Demonstrated communication skills and ability to work independently with minimum supervision in a fast-paced environment.
Demonstrated ability to successfully and effectively work and communicate with people in a multi-cultural environment.
Technical / Functional skills :
SP-Design tools such as Global Positioning System (GPS)
DM-Data governance, quality assurance and preservation
DM-Data science methodologies
DM-Development of and revision of data standards
DM-Qualitative data analysis
DM-Quantitative data analysis Additional Information Please note that this position is offered under UNOPS International ICA (IICA) contract until 31 December 2020 (with possibility of extension).
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed and might be requested to sit for a test. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
No late applications will be accepted.
UNHCR / UNOPS does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees).