Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Information Management Officer (3 Posts)

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Job Description

These positions are located in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). This Job Opening is being advertised for three positions of Information Management Officer, P-3.

The first position is based in Panama City, Regional Office for Central America, Panama. The incumbent reports to the Head of the Regional Office for Central America.

The second position is based in Santiago, Regional Office for South America, Chile. The incumbent reports to the Head of the Regional Office for South America.

The third position is located in Yaoundé, Central Africa Regional Office (CARO) in Cameroon. The incumbent reports to the Head of the Central Africa Regional Office.

*NOTE: In the cover letter of your application, please indicate which of the duty station you would be interested in. Please rank them in order of preference – with *1 being the most preferred if you are interested in the three positions.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Information Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties: • Data Coordination Establish and maintain an information flows to facilitate human rights information exchange and the promotion of data and information standards in the field presence; work with Human Rights Officers to ensure a smooth transition of information tools and services; engage with counterparts to ensure that information activities are coordinated and consistent with human rights standards and practices; provide training and expertise on the use and development of information management tools and platforms to OHCHR staff members and partners; advocate for the use of data standards and common platforms, and for the open exchange of information.

• Data Management Setup and manage content on relevant 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 platforms to facilitate cross-site interoperability. Design, develop and manage databases, spreadsheets and other data tools; understand, document, and ensure the quality of high-value human rights 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 data elements, together with its accompanying data, to be included in common human rights datasets; understand, document and ensure the quality of high-value human rights data for accuracy, consistency and comparability. Support analysis activities, including humanitarian needs overviews, secondary data reviews, preliminary scenario definitions and 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).

• Geographic Information Systems (GIS) & Mapping Develop and maintain spatial baseline and operational datasets in accordance with relevant standards and guidance; produce and update high-quality map products and online services; maintain a repository of spatial data and ensure that the data are documented and accessible to all humanitarian partners through local and/or online services.

• 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.

Competencies

• PROFESSIONALISM : Knowledge of different aspects of public information and communication approaches, tools, and methodologies essential to planning and executing effective campaign strategies and programmes. Ability to address a range of issues in the context of political developments, public attitudes and local conditions. Ability to conceptualize, design and implement major information campaigns. Ability to rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources. Ability to diplomatically handle sensitive situations with target audiences and cultivate productive relationships. Ability to produce a variety of written communications products in a clear, concise style. Ability to deliver oral and visual presentations to various audiences. 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.

• PLANNING & ORGANIZING : Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

• TEAMWORK : 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.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in information management, information systems, social science or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in information management, information systems, web management, data management, geographic information systems & mapping, data visualization, or other related area is required.

Experience managing human rights information is desirable.

Relevant experience within the United Nations common system or an international organization is desirable.

Experience in the region is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the three positions advertised, fluency in English (both written and oral) is required.

Fluency in Spanish is desirable for the positions in Panama City and Santiago.

Fluency in French is desirable for the positions in Yaoundé and Panama City.

Knowledge of Portuguese is desirable for the position in Santiago.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of International Human Rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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No Fee

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