UNICEF recruits 01 Information Management Specialist (Nutrition Cluster), (P-3)
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Information Management Specialist (Nutrition Cluster), (P-3), Temporary Appointment (364 days), Mekelle (Outposted to Addis Ababa, with frequent travel to Mekelle), Ethiopia, #116789
Job no: 547393Contract type: Temporary AppointmentLevel: P-3Location: Ethiopia
Categories: Nutrition, Knowledge ManagementThis position is outposted in Addis Ababa, with frequent travel to Mekelle and Shire.
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For every child, HealthEthiopia continues to face consequences of climate-induced shocks and intercommunal conflict and violence that were compounded in 2020 by the negative consequences of desert locust infestation and the COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently a deteriorating food security situation (compromised access to markets, high food prices), a weaken access to health and nutrition services were some of the factors that led to a deteriorating Nutrition situation country wide. End of 2020 has seen an increasing number of conflicts taking place in several parts of the country. In Tigray, the ongoing conflict led a destruction of infrastructure, massive population displacements and the collapse of the health system. There are access constraints hindering humanitarian actors to support the affected population, the delivery of the emergency response is of very limited coverage and there is a lack of data to evaluate the severity of the Nutrition situation.
How can you make a difference?With the support of the National Nutrition Cluster Coordination Team and under the supervision of the Tigray Cluster Coordinator, the Tigray Nutrition Cluster IMO will be responsible for providing support to the Nutrition Cluster at the sub-national level in Mekelle and Shire of Tigray Region, Ethiopia. The incumbent will collect and organize data on nutrition sector/cluster coverage and programming results and then produce and share information on response, showing results, gaps and trends with cluster partners and the Cluster Lead Agency to facilitate a timely and effective nutrition response and demonstrate whether results and impact are achieved or not. Network with cluster partners as well as cross clusters (in collaboration with OCHA) to encourage information sharing, sharing of assessment and survey results. Where there is both a national and a sub-national level clusters established, the post holder will ensure that there is effective communication, reporting, engagement, and coordination of information management tasks between the two levels.
The Nutrition Cluster IMO major tasks and outputs will include but not be limited to:
Core cluster function 1: Supporting service delivery/outputsIn consultation with Cluster partners, Regional Government, and Sub-national Cluster Coordinators identify key humanitarian IM products, develop/adapt templates for collecting this information, support the cluster and the cluster partners in producing a consolidated IM product in a periodical manner.
Support OCHA & Cluster coordination team in conducting the mapping of all current and potential actors– government, national and international humanitarian organizations as well as national institutions, the private sector through provision of regular inputs/updates to on the clusters 3/4/5 W’s (Who, What, Where, When and for Whom) matrix, cluster priority response matrix and other tools.Facilitate information flow between the cluster and cluster partner programs by clearly outlining how data is collected, collated and analyzed, and facilitate the identification of information gap gaps geographically and programmatically.Assist in developing mechanisms to eliminate duplication of service delivery based on existing data and proactively strive for effective methods of acquiring data from the relevant stakeholders to fill information gap.Support the cluster coordination team in organizing and participating in regular cluster coordination meetings aim at information sharing for appropriate coordination between all nutrition humanitarian partners.Prepare cluster meeting minutes and circulate the cluster meeting outputs, presentations & minutes.Regularly update and maintain contact list of all nutrition cluster partners and working groups.Web development – MaintenanceIn consultation with partners, identify what information should be stored on the website and what information should be shared via other means such as ex. mail or shared folder in situation where sensitive information is not recommended for sharing through the cluster website.Timely initiation and maintenance of the Tigray Nutrition cluster website or Drive by uploading key documents and information relevant to nutrition cluster activities.In case the website needs to be restructured, take a lead role in such a restructuring by requesting OCHA support and communicate any website issues to OCHA.Conduct regular review of the website or Drive and remove old information that are no longer relevant.
Core cluster function 2: Informing strategic decision-making of the HC/HCT for the humanitarian responseManage an inventory of database that contains relevant documents on the humanitarian situation (multi-sectorial assessments, nutrition surveys, and SMART surveys, assessment reports of other relevant clusters such as WASH, Food Security, Health etc., and other relevant information).Provide IM support for the contribution on preparation of the HNO and nutrition situation analysis”. By the use of GIS for geographic data management, analysis and production, compile the data and create maps in a timely manner and as needed to assist the nutrition cluster activities as well as partners and other stakeholders. Produce maps but not limited to the following products:Operational presenceNiE interventions coverageNutrition priority/response/gap mapsSurvey coverage/results mapsOther maps as agreed by the partners
Core cluster function 3: Prioritization, grounded in response analysis, and Core cluster function 4: AdvocacyWork with Cluster partners to keep and maintain an up to date database and information for nutrition programming. Make this information available to facilitate planning and to facilitate impact assessment of the cluster response by the cluster and other stakeholders. Update the database and reporting tools structure as needed, aligning with revisions of the Humanitarian Response Plan.
Together with the cluster coordinator, estimate both geographic and programmatic coverage of programmes and produce coverage maps. Update inputs for mapping formats as needed to support the continues review of the nutrition cluster activities.Support and provide input into the preparation of situation reports with emphasis on cluster achievements by providing relevant and up to date information.Compile regular inputs on the emergency affected areas for subnational level cluster with the expected outputs which included but not limited to:Cluster meeting support material (e.g. maps, CMAM data).Cluster bulletins/newsletter/dashboards.Nutrition cluster operational planning/response matrix.Monthly/weekly summaries of nutrition activities for required situation reports (sitreps) and for programming.Provide 3/4/5 W’s and other data to OCHA as requested.Support the Tigray nutrition cluster in developing regular region level data and information based on agreed outputs and share this information with stakeholders through a website or similar means e.g. through dashboards and newsletters or bulletins.Work with Cluster partners to identify information gaps at sub-national levels and propose ways to bridge information gaps.Work with the OCHA Information Management Specialist to develop appropriate supportive IM strategies for inter-cluster collaboration.Provide information management support in calculating the caseload for NiE interventions.Support the cluster in development a framework for the monitoring and evaluation of the cluster response plan and support the development of indicators that cluster needs to monitor, linked to the response plan.Where applicable, participate in the Inter-cluster IMWG and represent interests of Nutrition Cluster in it.
Core cluster function 5: Monitoring and reporting the implementation of the cluster strategy and resultsUndertake regular monitoring visits to review the responses and provide oversite for quality control for partners reporting.
In consultation with partners, develop/adapt and roll out monitoring and reporting system for the Tigray nutrition cluster, in line with the Cluster Response Plan. Review the system each time Cluster Response Plan is modified to ensure that the system is able to capture newly identified indicators.In collaboration with the Cluster coordinators, rectify any gaps identified in reporting against the Tigray Nutrition Cluster indicators of the service delivery (quantity, quality, coverage, continuity and cost) by regularly communicating and discussing the gaps with cluster partners and providing technical support aim at enhancing timely and quality reporting.Work with cluster partners on reporting sex and age disaggregated data, that should inform Nutrition Cluster analysis.Maintain/streamline monthly & weekly collection of reports from partners; work with partners to identify issues with regards to reporting and devise ways to solve them together with cluster partners.
Core cluster function 6: Build National Capacity Building for Preparedness and Contingency PlanningPromote and provide training and capacity building activities of the Tigray Nutrition Cluster partners for reporting, use of the IM outputs, etc.
Support the Tigray cluster coordination team and cluster partners in preparedness and contingency planning: consolidation of inputs by partners for the ERP, maintenance/update of the nutrition database to ensure quick access to data for analysis, and other IM tools, etc.
Core cluster function 7: Accountability to Affected PopulationSupport the cluster coordination team and cluster partners in setting up and maintaining a cluster complaint and feedback mechanism based on the inputs/guidance provided and feedback regularly to the cluster partners.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in preferably in Computer Science, Media or Social Sciences or any discipline related to Information Management from an accredited academic institution.
*A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.A minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experience in Information Management, including a minimum of two years of experience in the emergency humanitarian operations.Knowledge of cluster approach, UN System, and NGO humanitarian community.Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…Builds and maintains Partnerships (level 1)
Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (level 1)Drive to achieve results for impact (level 1)Innovates and embraces change (level 1)Manages ambiguity and complexity (level 1)Thinks and acts strategically (level 1)Works collaboratively with others (level 1)
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Remarks: This position is outposted in Addis Ababa, with frequent travel to Mekelle and Shire.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
* The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.
Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service.
Deadline: 13 Jan 2022 E. Africa Standard TimePOSTULER