Information Management Officer, Sana’a, Yemen
Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
City: Sana’a, Yemen
Office: UNDP Yemen
Closing date: Thursday, 1 October 2020
Job ID: 32689
Practice Area - Job Family: Crisis Prevention and Recovery
Vacancy End Date: (Midnight New York, USA) 01/10/2020
Duty Station: Sana’a, Yemen
Education & Work Experience: G-Bachelor’s Level Degree - 4 year(s) experience, I-Master’s Level Degree - 2 year(s) experience
Languages: Arabic, English
Vacancy Type: FTA Local
Posting Type: External
Bureau: Arab States
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension
Open to Yemeni nationals only.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Information Management Unit with overall direction of the Head of OCHA and working as an integral part of the organization’s team, the incumbent will be ensuring maximum professionalism and adding capacity in supporting the mandate of OCHA in the area of Information Management.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Information Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
Collect, compile, clean, organize, analyze and report various primary and secondary data from various sources;
Liaise with field hubs in Yemen and Amman hub to establish and maintain information flows for core products and services;
Identify the information requirements of humanitarian community and partners to make recommendations on their needs in the development of information products and services;
Manage in-country information management team including collaborative partnerships in line with strategy outlined for the OCHA operation;
Maintain data and information sharing relationships with partners;
Maintain comprehensive operational information products, including contact details, 3W, meeting schedules among others;
Support the Needs Assessment exercises and monitoring activities;
Liaise with cluster IM focal points on data sharing and standards;
Support and organize the Information Management Working Group meetings;
Support with relevant partners and stakeholders to promote information sharing and coordination;
Support the development of strategies and mechanisms for data and information flow;
Any other duties as requested and assigned by the supervisor.
Demonstrates commitment to OCHA’s mission, vision and values;
Displays integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity.
Ability to perform a broad range of program coordination activities aimed at effective and efficient functioning of coordination mechanisms and information management;
Solid problem-solving skills;
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Ability to work with minimum supervision in a multi-cultural environment;
Ability to work with accuracy under time constrains and pressure in a stressful environment;
Ability to deal patiently and tactfully and to have high sense of confidentially, initiative and good judgment.
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Positive and constructive attitude;
Facilitate communication with all individuals regardless of gender, national and cultural background.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment and respects diversity;
Works collaboratively with colleagues and shares knowledge to achieve organizational objectives.
Planning and Organizing
Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjust priorities as required;
Ability to plan own work and use time efficiently, manage conflicting priorities and work under pressure of tight and conflicting deadlines.
Leadership and Self-Management
Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexity.
Required Skills and Experience
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in computer science, information systems, geographic information systems, graphic design or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Minimum two (2) years of work experience in information management with a Master degree or four (4) years of experience with a Bachelor degree.
Relevant experience in working with an UN agency or other humanitarian agency is desirable.
Experience in the area of emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, humanitarian/development environment, field coordination is an asset.
Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic is required.
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