The cluster approach ensures clear leadership, predictability and accountability in international responses to humanitarian emergencies by clarifying the division of labour among organizations and better defining their roles and responsibilities within the different sectors of the response. It aims to make the international humanitarian community better organised and more accountable and professional, so that it can be a better partner for the affected people, host governments, local authorities, local civil society and resourcing partners.
The Information Manager is a core Cluster Coordination team member. The purpose of this post is to manage the collection, analysis and sharing of information that is important for the Cluster participants to make informed, evidence based, strategic decisions; and to enable the Cluster to perform its core functions.
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
University degree, preferably at an advanced level, in a subject area relevant to information management
Extensive work experience relevant to this post may be considered as a replacement for formal qualifications.
Formal training in cluster information management is also desirable.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
At least 5 years progressively responsible work experience with UN, government and/or NGO, including in a humanitarian context. Extensive work experience outside the humanitarian sector which is relevant to this post may be considered as a replacement for humanitarian experience.
Demonstrated skills in GIS and in using map-making packages
Demonstrated skills in managing data capture and storage, for analysing diverse datasets, and presenting information in understandable tables, charts, graphs and reports
Demonstrated skills in MS Excel or MS Access (e.g. pivot tables and functions) and other relevant IM programs and systems
Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
Ability to work and network effectively with a wide range of people to reach broad consensus
Thinks and acts strategically and ensures that cluster activities are prioritised and aligned within an agreed strategy
A high level of written and spoken English and Portuguese/Spanish,
Knowledge of the IASC Cluster System and recent humanitarian reform developments, including the Transformative Agenda
Knowledge of establishing and managing basic websites (e.g. UNOCHA’s Humanitarian Response platform)
Demonstrated commitment to Humanitarian Principles and the Principles of Partnership
Skills in web design and software development
Experience in information management in the first phase of a major emergency response relevant to the cluster
Contract length: 12 months
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers
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Closing date: 22 Apr 2019 – 20:59 UTC
Location: Maputo, Mozambique
Department: Programme Operations
Type: Fixed-term contract