United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Information Management Officer

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Description

  Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Humanitarian Advisory Team (HAT) and working as an integral part of the organization’s team, the incumbent supports Government and partners with information products and services to support Coordination, strategic decision making, and progress Mapping. She/he also provides support in humanitarian/development Nexus coordination, humanitarian funding appeals, Humanitarian Country Team information functions, and the monitoring and reporting of humanitarian conditions on a regular basis in support of the UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of HAT, the National Information Management (IM) Officer will be responsible for the following:
  1. Information Management

    • Support the strategy, planning, development and delivery of complex information management, reporting, and communications products;
    • Updating and assimilation of global information management standards, policies and procedures to guide related activities within the OCHA Office;
    • Identify and recommend primary data and information elements that are required internally and externally to support humanitarian decision-making;
    • Supervise the collection and management of Data Entry and the use of standardized systems to support humanitarian information tools such as Online Projects System (OPS), Who Does What Where, Contact Directory, and Financial Tracking System; and
    • Provide Technical Support to partners in terms of Data Management, Analysis, infographics, GIS, and other areas of IM support.
  2. UN Coordination

    • Support and maintain a client-oriented approach with all relevant stakeholders to help identify their information requirements and support activities that ensure that the information needed to support humanitarian operations (and the coordination role of the Humanitarian Coordinator, OCHA HAT) is submitted/collected, organized and made available to all humanitarian stakeholders in-country; and
    • Assist in strategic and operational decision-making by coordinating the processing and analysis of data and information and presenting it in the format most useful for analysis (e.g. reports, maps).
  3. Perform other duties, as assigned by the Head of HAT

    • This position may involve extensive traveling within Philippines as well as providing international surge support, primarily within the Asia Pacific region.

Competencies

CORE COMPETENCIES:

Innovation. Ability to make new and useful ideas work. Level 4: Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully.

Leadership. Ability to persuade others to follow. Level 4: Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others.

People Management. Ability to improve performance and satisfaction. Level 5: Models high professional standards and motivates excellence in others.

Communication. Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform. Level 3: Expresses information and views with adaptive reasoning and appreciation for complexity and variation.

Delivery. Ability to get things done while exercising good judgment. Level 4: Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master's degree in Information Systems, Data Analytics, Social Sciences, Economics International Relations, Political Science, Development Studies or a relevant related field is a must OR in lieu of the Master’s degree, completed a first-level university degree in combination with 3 (three) years of relevant experience.
Experience:

  • Minimum three (3) years of relevant work experience in a senior position, in the field of Humanitarian Affairs/ International development. Relevant experience in working with an UN agency or other humanitarian agency is desirable. Experience in the area of data/information management in the context of emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, humanitarian/development environment, field coordination is an asset.
Language Requirements:

  • Excellent oral and written command of English and Local language is required.  Knowledge of local languages found in Mindanao an advantage.
Other/s:

  • Non-Smoking environment.

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