Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Data Management Specialist

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


NORCAP is the Norwegian Refugee Council’s expert deployment mechanism. We strengthen international and local partners’ capacity to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from crisis. We do this through the work of our colleagues on assignment with UN agencies, humanitarian organisations, development actors and national stakeholders to save lives, build resilient communities, ensure peaceful transitions from conflict, and promote sustainable governance.  

As part of our strategic objective, we are focusing our efforts on improving the effectiveness of multilateral institutions and responses. Through our partnership with the United Nations Operations Crisis Centre (UNOCC) and the Department of Peace Operations (DPO) we are working to meet this objective by using data and technology to improve our impact to those affected by crises and Climate Change

A new technical platform, Unite Aware (UA), seeks to enhance situational awareness, operational effectiveness and peacekeepers’ safety during UN peacekeeping operations. To support new data management requirements for the UA platform, we are looking for two Data Management Specialist. 

As the candidate selected for this role, you will meet the need to upgrade data-related advice given to Senior Leadership in peacekeeping operations. Your role will be key to the UN Secretary General’s Data Strategy and the Digital Transformation of UN Peacekeeping. 

This role is located at the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stablization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), where you would report directly to the Chief of Staff.  

The duty station is Bangui and the duration of this role is one year with the possibility of extension.  

In addition to engaging all stakeholders to understand their business processes, streamline workflows, and ensuring coordinated and systematic data collection, you can also expect the following roles and responsibilities as part of your day-to-day: 

Development of data-centric business processes to exploit the new capabilities brought about by the introduction of UA. Coordination of mission data-related training requirements so that the Mission can manage the new data capabilities independently.  Develop guidelines and SOPs on data governance and training materials in close consultation with DPO HQ.  Develop corporate visualization solutions derived from multiple data sources using state-of-the-art tools to enable political or strategic insight and decision-making at various levels. Liaise closely with a variety of clients, especially senior mission leadership, and analyse client's Data Analytics requirements. Design visualizations aligned with client needs. Facilitate political decision-making, reporting and the communication of technical and specialized information. Develop data models, including performance measures, to enable scorecard Analysis. Build interactive dashboards and reports, using enterprise data analytics applications.  Perform ad-hoc analysis and present results in a clear manner. Perform other duties as required. 



Excellent analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, manage, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy. The ability to analyse, model and interpret data in support of decision-making, and convey information succinctly to management.  Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings. Ability to quality-check work completed by other team members.  Takes pride in the work for the organization and understands the impact that can be brought into the organization by allowing data-driven and evidence-based decisions.  Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities.  Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines, and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.  Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.  


Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.   


Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. 



Advanced university degree (Masters degree or equivalent) in Computer Science, data science, analytics, statistics, information management, public Administration, management, or a related field. 

A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. 


A minimum of seven years of experience in data management, information management, systems analysis, Business Analysis, data visualization, project management, stakeholder management or related area is required.  Experience in qualitative and quantitative political analysis is required. Knowledge of map and geo-spatial analysis is required.  Experience with MS Power BI, Tableau, Excel, or any other similar self-service analytics toolsets is required.  Experience working with peacekeeping and/or political and/or conflict data is desirable.  Experience in political reporting and preparation of briefings, trainings and workshops is desirable. Previous experience in the UN system and/or in other intergovernmental organizations is desirable. 


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English required. Knowledge of French is desirable.

What we offer

Rewarding work for a renowned global organisation Access to a network of humanitarian, peace, and development professionals  Join NORCAP’s team of experts and be considered for future assignments elsewhere  A dedicated Staff Care Unit  

How to apply 

When submitting your application, kindly register in English your full employment history and education. Please include your full name as written in your passport. Uploaded CVs alone will not be reviewed.   NORCAP values diversity, equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion or disability. NORCAP reserves the right to conduct a full background check on shortlisted candidates Approved Health Certificate will be required prior to contract commencement and assignment Feedback will be given to all applicants within four weeks after the closing of this advertisement.  Apply before  01 May 2023, 11:59 CET  The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country. Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

At NORCAP, we work to better protect and empower people affected by crises and climate change. With expertise in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors, we collaborate with local, national and international partners on finding solutions to meet the needs of people at risk. NORCAP is part of the Norwegian Refugee Council.

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