The UNHCR Representation in Bangladesh

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL VACANCY NOTICE VA/FTA/084/2018

FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

UNHCR Bangladesh invites applications from qualified candidates for the following position:

Title of Post : Information Management (IM) Associate
Position number : 10030003
Location : UNHCR Sub Office, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
Number of vacancies : One
Duration : One year initially
Date of Entry on Duty : January 2019
Category and Level : General Service - G6 (Fixed Term Appointment)
Closing Date : 19 December 2018

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

The Information Management Associate assists in the production and dissemination of information on the population of concern, including but not limited to Protection and Programme information.
The incumbent operationalizes data standards developed at the central level in field operations, compiles and explores data from all populations of concern. S/he supports the Programme Team and UNHCR’s implementing partners in the choice of indicators for monitoring to be included in sub-agreements as well as the Protection Team in operationalizing protection monitoring systems.

FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT

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.

Responsibility

  • 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.
  • 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.

ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Completion of Secondary education with certificate/training in information technology, demography, statistics, social sciences or any related area.
  • At least 6 years of relevant work experience.
  • Advanced Excel skills (e.g. pivot tables, functions, etc.).
  • Experience with handling confidential data and demonstrated understanding of different data collection methodologies.
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of local language.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & 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.

Submission of application:

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to submit their applications with complete Personal History Form and Supplementary Pages via online UNHCR Bangladesh Job Portal www.unhcr.io/jobs.

Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for an interview and written test. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. No late applications will be accepted.

UNHCR is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

Deadline for submission of application: 19 December 2018.