Job Opening

Posting Title: INFORMATION MANAGEMENT OFFICER, P4
Job Code Title: INFORMATION MANAGEMENT OFFICER
Department/Office: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 30 May 2018 - 13 July 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Information Management Systems-OCHA-96544-R-Geneva (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Field Information Services Section, within the Information Management Branch of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Geneva Switzerland. The Information Management Officer reports to the Chief of the Field Information Services Section.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Information Management Officer will be responsible for the following:

• Provides leadership and strategic direction for assigned programmes/projects in the area of humanitarian information management; monitors and analyzes programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; ensures follow-up actions.

• Provides advisory and technical services in humanitarian information management, including operational web platforms and services. These platforms and services will be provided in collaboration with OCHA Offices, Cluster Lead Agencies, IASC members, and other stakeholders, by planning and facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing of plans and strategies to manage information in OCHA Country Offices.

• Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources in the area of Information Management.

•Coordinates global humanitarian and information management policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.

• Supports assessment initiatives; designs data collection tools; develops standards; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identify problems/issues and prepares conclusions.

• Initiates, organizes and prepares written outputs on inter-agency humanitarian information management, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.

• Provides substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.

• Initiates and coordinates outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.

• Leads and/or participates in large, complex field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.

• Coordinates activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).

• Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Demonstrates an understanding of web-based information services and their underlying technology and processes. Takes pride in ensuring the quality and reliability of information products and services. Uses project management software and techniques to lead a distributed team of technical colleagues. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery). Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

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.

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.

MANAGING PERFORMANCE: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority. Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member. Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills. Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines. Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff. Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative. Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff. Appraises performance fairly.

JUDGEMENT/DECISION-MAKING: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly. Gathers relevant information before making a decision. Considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them. Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information Checks assumptions against facts Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the express and underlying needs for the decision. Makes tough decisions when necessary

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Business Administration, Geographic Information Systems, Information Management, Management, Social Sciences, Statistics or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian programme management, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, or other related area is required, including at least five years of experience at the international level. Experience in managing information in a disaster response and/or complex emergency in countries affected by a disaster or conflict is required. Experience managing web platforms or services is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic, French, or Spanish is desirable.

Assessment

The evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

The extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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