Information Management and Reporting Associate, UNOPS
Title: Information Management and Reporting Associate Contract type: Local LICA Contract level: UNOPS LICA-6 Department/office: Georgetown, Guyana Application period: 18 – 27th November 2019
General Background The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people. UNHCR was created in 1950, during the aftermath of the Second World War, to help millions of Europeans who had fled or lost their homes. UNHCR had three years to complete its work and then disband. Today, over 68 years later, the organization is still hard at work, protecting and assisting refugees around the world.
UNHCR workforce is its backbone. The agency is present in 138 countries and as of 30 November 2018, it employs 16,765 people, of whom around nearly 90 per cent are based in the field.
UNHCR in Guyana is works with government to develop and strengthen their protections for asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons, conducts refugee status determinations for asylum-seekers, and monitors and reports on the treatment of refugees and stateless persons in the country.
Accountability - The Office delivers reliable, accessible and user-friendly, relevant, predictable, appropriate and timely information. - Global data standards, and where appropriate, the establishment of country-specific common data standards are adopted by UNHCR and its partners. - The reporting requirements are fulfilled accurately and in a timely manner.
Duties and Responsibilities: - Operationalize country-specific common data standards and promote them with partners, including UNHCR data standards and the IASC Common Operational Datasets. - Compile and aggregrate information elements required to produce standardized information products and implement data/information collection plans for baseline and context-specific data. - Collect, collate and process information and perform data quality and consistency control. - Produce summary statistics. - Support the coordination of data collection teams. - Support and leverage geographic data for map production and use in geographic information systems (GIS). - Share UNHCR data with partner agencies and maintain Portal data and information in-line with agreed frequencies. - Participate in Needs Assessment processes, specifically in data collection, processing/collation and data exploration. - Stay abreast with the operational developments and assist in the preparation of briefing notes and reports. - Assist in consolidation of data and facilitate the preparation of periodic reports including Sitreps, Fact Sheets and other activity specific reports. - Liaise with internal and external partners to gather information. - Ensure accurate and standard data presentation. - Assist in the development of funding submissions, appeals and reports.
Information Management and Reporting Associate LICA-6 (UNOPS)
- Consolidate and provide inputs for donor reports. - Perform other duties as required.
Authority - Liaise with partners and represent UNHCR in meetings related to the functions. - Make recommendations and provide advice on the technical information management requirements. - Enforce compliance with reporting requirements.
Education: - Completion of secondary education with certificate/training in Information Technology, Demography, Statistics, Social Sciences such as Journalism or International/Humanitarian law or any related area. - Advanced Excel skills (e.g. pivot tables, functions, etc.).
Work Experience: - At least 6 years of relevant work experience - Experience with handling confidential data and demonstrated understanding of different data collection methodologies - Experience with dealing with the public and diverse stakeholders. - Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language
Key Competencies: - Analytical Thinking - Planning and Organizing - Innovation and Creativity - Technological Awareness
Desirable skills and competencies: - Successful participation in the Operational Data management Learning Programme. - Experience in web design and software development is an asset. - Experience with relevant software such as ArcGIS, Mapinfo, SPSS, EpiInfo6, SQL Server, and/or proGres. - Experience with HTML, PHP, ASP and/or Java is an asset. - Proven skills to analyse statistical information. - Ability to formulate IM-related technical requirements and Operating Procedures. - Excellent communication and strong interpersonal skills.
Application deadline: 27th November 2019 by close of business, 4 p.m. (Guyana time).
Receipt of application will not be acknowledged and only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. Interested candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to submit 1) UNHCR Personnel History Form available: www.unhcr.org/recruit/unhcr-phf.docm if needed extra space, please also use Supplementary Sheet available: www.unhcr.org/recruit/unhcr-phf-sup.docm along with 2) a letter of motivation by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting “IM and Reporting Associate UNOPS - Guyana” in the subject line of the email. Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a written test and/or oral interview. UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing or any other fees). UNHCR strongly encourages qualified female applicants for this position. UNHCR seeks to ensure that male and female employees are given equal career opportunities. UNHCR is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
Late or incomplete application will not be accepted.