Information Management Officer
Panamá, Panamá, Panamá
hace 5 horas
source : Jobomas

Organizational Setting and Work RelationshipsThe UNHCR Data Transformation Strategy 2020-2025 envisions that by 2025 UNHCR becomes a trusted leader on data and information related to refugees and other persons of concern, thereby enabling actions to protect and to empower persons of concern.

  • The Strategy stipulates investing in four complementary priority areas : data management and governance; information systems;
  • capacities and skill development; and culture for evidence-informed decision-making. The strategy envisages data and information management functions in UNHCR carried out in a complementary and inter-linked manner between Headquarters Divisions and Services, Regional Bureaux, Country Operations and key external partners, including persons of concern.

    Under the direct supervision of the (Snr) DIMA Coordinator / Deputy Director / Head of Service / Representative / Senior IMO or other designated manager, the Information Management Officer is responsible for coordinating and supporting data and information management activities in the relevant offices, as well as supporting and overseeing data and information management activities in the relevant country and regional offices.

    Information and data management staff are responsible for coordinating, planning and delivering on data and information activities for all UNHCR operational contexts, responses and populations of concern, including providing coordination and leadership in partnerships on data with all stakeholders - including persons of concern.

    They serve the entirety of UNHCR staff and activities, including protection, programme, operations, external relations and executive management for evidence-informed planning, advocacy, and coordination.

    They are key in ensuring multi-stakeholder, multi-sector, and multi-country activities are provided with robust and meaningful data and information to support planning, funding and advocacy efforts.

    This includes both internal and external assessments, regional and country-based planning and monitoring activities such as the COPs, CRRF, RRPs, HNOs, HRPs, and Cluster Plans.

    Information and data management covers the assessment, design, implementation and evaluation of data and statistical related activities.

  • This includes assessment of the information landscape; definition of information and data needs; design of data and information activities, including data collection, analysis, storage and dissemination;
  • implementation of data and information management activities; and monitoring and evaluation of data management activities.

    The focus is largely operational and protection data along with financial and HR data related to assessment, planning, monitoring and evaluation.

    This is the data, information and analysis needed to deliver robust and comprehensive assessments and evaluations, and to support results-based planning, monitoring and reporting implemented by UNHCR and by its partners.

  • Depending on if they are located in HQ, regional or country offices, the role of the data and information management staff is to provide the necessary quality assurance and technical support for the full range of the data and information management and analysis activities to countries and regional offices;
  • to ensure these process are in accordance with technical standards for data and information management; and to undertake regional or country data and information management (definition, collection, analysis, storage and dissemination) activities.

  • In addition they are responsible for coordinating HQ and external support to the country and regional offices, to liaise with relevant bodies on relevant data and statistical matters;
  • to monitor the quality of data and information management activities in country / regional or HQ; to design and implement global, regional or country-based data strategies and systems;
  • to ensure data and information activities are implemented in accordance with data privacy policies, global data sharing agreements and data protection regulations;
  • to communicate the status, value and importance of data; to provide the data, information and analysis needed for global analysis;
  • and to identify risks and opportunities based on insights derived from data.DutiesCoordinate data and information management activities at the Country / Regional / Global level : Participate in the relevant data and information management team and activities.

    Contribute to the design and implement data strategies and systems.Assist the data team and others communicate the status, value, and importance of data.

    Support the collection, storage, management and protection of data in the region / country or at the global level.Support consolidation of data systems, including the interoperability of operational data and systems.

    Ensure consistency of data and results for country, global and regional analysis, including cross border analysis and response.

    Identify risks and opportunities based on insights derived from data.Support the coordination with HQ, external and internal partners on data and information management efforts and mechanisms, including OCHA, IOM, regional economic commissions and other institutions with statistical or data interests, UNICEF, and WFP.

    Lead or take part the relevant IM networks (internal and external) on refugee, IDP, stateless and related issues.Improve data quality in the region / county or globally through field support, capacity building, monitoring and feedback.

  • Support data security, data protection and responsible data-sharing.Perform other related duties as required.Minimum QualificationsEducation & Professional Work ExperienceYears of Experience / Degree LevelFor P3 / NOC - 6 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree;
  • or 5 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 4 years relevant experience with Doctorate degreeField(s) of EducationSocial Science;
  • Statistics; Information Management;Physical Science; Economics; Data Science;Geography GIS; Engineering;Demography Computer Science;
  • or other relevant field;(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)Relevant Job ExperienceEssential : 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.Language RequirementsFor International Professional and Field Service jobs : Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.

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