OCHA - Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Caracas, Capital District, Venezuela
Apr 07, 2020Mid-level
Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Operations and Advocacy Division (OAD) of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in Caracas, in the Country Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response efforts. OCHA’s mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions. The Information Management Officer reports to the Head of the Information Management Unit. Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the Information Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties: • Coordination: Establish and maintain an information management network in accordance with IASC guidance to facilitate humanitarian information exchange and the promotion of data and information standards; work with first responders such as the UN disaster assessment and coordination team (UNDAC) and on-site operations and coordination Centre (OSOCC) to ensure a smooth transition of information tools and services; engage with counterparts in government to ensure that information activities are coordinated and consistent with national standards and practices; provide training and expertise on the use and development of information management tools and platforms to OCHA staff and humanitarian partners; advocate for the use of data standards and common platforms, and for the open exchange of information. • Web Management: Manage content on relevant web platforms, provide overall quality control for the platform and ensure content is current, comprehensive and follows relevant metadata standards; work with external counterparts on related web platforms such as agency and cluster websites and ReliefWeb to facilitate cross-site search and interoperability. • Data Management: Design, develop and manage databases, spreadsheets and other data tools; understand, document, and ensure the quality of high-value humanitarian data for accuracy, consistency and comparability; consolidate operational information on a regular schedule to support analysis. • Data Analysis: Organize, design and carry out the evaluation and analysis of location specific datasets through meaningful statistical techniques; participate in the development and revision of data standards (e.g. the Humanitarian Exchange Language) and advise on the application of these standards into local systems and processes; participate in the development, implementation and management of new indicators, together with its accompanying data, to be included in a Common Humanitarian Dataset; understand, document and ensure the quality of high-value humanitarian data for accuracy, consistency and comparability. • Assessment Analysis: Support assessment and needs analysis activities, including humanitarian needs overviews, secondary data reviews, preliminary scenario definitions and multi-cluster initial rapid assessments; provide advice on assessment design to ensure data quality; manage platforms and tools that support data collection and analysis such as KoBo Toolbox and Open Data Kit (ODK). • Visualization: Produce and update information products such as reports, charts and infographics by turning data into graphical products to convey messages and a storyline; develop advocacy materials including posters, presentations and other visual materials. • Performs other related duties, as required.