Information Management Specialist, London, United Kingdom

Organization: United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Country: United Kingdom

City: London, United Kingdom

Office: UNOPS in London, United Kingdom

Closing date: Monday, 17 May 2021

Entering its seventh year of conflict, Yemen remains the world’s largest humanitarian crisis with around 80% of its 31 million population in need of humanitarian assistance, including 5 million on the brink of famine and over 4 million internally displaced persons fleeing the ongoing armed conflict. In light of the dire humanitarian situation, the Famine Relief Fund (FRF) is planning to allocate a substantial amount of grants in support of urgent humanitarian action in Yemen with the aim to avert the risk of widespread famine. The project aims at supporting the establishment and operations of a Humanitarian Advisory Team for Yemen Famine Relief Fund. The Humanitarian Advisory Team will provide dedicated, independent, expert humanitarian advice, informing the swift allocation of funds by the Famine Relief Fund, in line with humanitarian principles of independence, neutrality and impartiality - in support of the wider humanitarian effort in Yemen.

Objective 1: Provide the FRF with the data, information and analysis on humanitarian needs in Yemen.

Objective 2: Advise the FRF on allocation and implementation modalities to most effectively achieve maximum humanitarian impact and save lives.

Objective 3: Liaise with partners and the humanitarian architecture for the Yemen crisis to ensure complementarity of proposed activities under the FRF.

Objective 4: Monitor impact of FRF allocations to advise on effectiveness and to inform future strategies/allocations by the Fund, should they become available.

The project will contribute towards accomplishing the strategic objective 2 of the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (June - 2020 December) to "help millions of destitute Yemenis overcome hunger by providing food and nutrition assistance, increasing household incomes and advocating for measures that bring economic stability" and to the specific food security and agriculture cluster objective 1 -Increase access to food for highly vulnerable families across the country.

Moreover, in line with the Agenda 2030, the project aims at contributing towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 - No Hunger : End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

The Information Management Specialist is responsible for information management relating to reporting on projects supported by the Fund and will be in charge of designing, developing and managing databases, spreadsheets and other data tools and of organizing, designing and carrying out the evaluation and analysis of datasets.

The Information Management Specialist reports to the Deputy Director.

The Information Management Specialist responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

UNOPS is committed to achieving a truly diverse workforce.

), Google G-Suite, among others to facilitate sustainable and insightful information management solutions.

Support the development and maintenance of technical documentation, guidance, templates and training materials.

Implementation Support

Translate business requirements into functional and technical requirements, working with stakeholders to achieve consensus when needed.

Ensure efficient implementation of assigned programmes and activities, focused on system design, planning, and delivery of the programmes global IMS.

Conduct training and other capacity building activities for relevant stakeholders on the use of information management, knowledge management and analytics tools.

Information Analysis

Collect data requirements and identify data sources that can be used within tools to support decision making processes.

Facilitate the integration and use of key data sources.

Develop various types of information and analytical products used within dashboards and web applications.

Support the implementation of UNOPS knowledge management strategy.

Perform other related duties as required


An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) is required. Preferably in information management, information systems, social science, GIS or related field.

A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience (or more depending on academic credentials) in any of the following areas: humanitarian coordination, information management, information systems, web management, data management, geographic information systems; mapping, data visualization, or other related areas is required.

Experience managing information in disaster response or complex emergencies is desirable.

Relevant experience within the UN system or an international organisation is desirable.

Familiarity with visual analytics software such as PowerBI or Tableau is desirable.

LangaugeFluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization. (for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above)

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

London is a UN Family Duty Station.

This contract duration is for 8 months only.

UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.

Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types

For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post

For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.

The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.

Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Contract type: Temporary Appointment (TA)

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