Under the supervision of the M&E Specialist P-4 and closed coordination with the Chief of SPPME, the major duties, and responsibilities of IM Specialist are as follows:
1. Maintain and develop data repository and dissemination tools
- Support in the development and implementation of standardized and harmonised data collection tools across sectors. This includes real-time data collection tools while using ONA.
- Maintain and further refine centralised digital platform that collates programme performance data from implementing partners, field offices, and sections. The centralised database should be updated on a monthly basis to generate HPM indicators progress report for SitRep reporting.
- Maintain and further refine centralised digital field monitoring system that collates field monitoring observations collected via ODK platform;
- Strengthen and further roll out new initiatives such as the digital community feedback mechanism, in collaboration with the Communication for Development (C4D) section
- Contribute to the roll-out of the new initiative on supply end-user monitoring in collaboration with the Supply section.
- Ensure consistency in disaggregated data collection, data cleaning, analysis and reporting for monthly situation updates, across hubs using data sources, such as the 4W matrix and sector data collection
- Support in data quality and assurance for quantitative data generation for the country office
- Support in digital tool development for monitoring and reporting products including UNICEF wide ICT4D/ ONA/ODK and eTools platforms
2. Data visualization products
- Produce clear and concise data visualization products (e.g. maps, dashboards, infographics) as required
- Respond to data visualization requests, including the delivery of products to support reporting, advocacy, and resource mobilization efforts.
- Collaborate with sections and field offices in producing sector and state-specific information products.
- Develop and maintain catalogues of IM and data products, including maps and assessments.
- Strengthen the capacity of programme officers especially sector-specific IM/M&E focal persons in data visualization.
- Regularly publish office-wide bi-weekly/monthly dashboards.
3. Capacity building, knowledge exchange and dissemination
- Conduct IM/GIS support missions and capacity building events for programme officers at section and field level, particularly targeting national staff, with a view towards building national capacity.
- Mentor and coach national IM, M&E, and programme staff on IM and M&E.
- Support the development of effective methods and platforms to standardize and share information.
- Support the management of office-wide information management repository i.e. share-point and related platforms
- Engage and coordinate IM efforts with UN and other partners to explore complementary data initiatives
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Statistics, or Information Management/Information Systems. Formal training in cluster information management an advantage.
- A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in information management, statistics, and database development required, including information management.
- Excellent knowledge of MS Excel (e.g. pivot tables and functions); proven technical expertise for managing data capture and storage, for analysing diverse datasets, and presenting information in understandable tables, charts, maps, graphs and reports; knowledge of managing basic websites; proven skills in using GIS and map-making packages.
- 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.