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Information Management Officer at UNICEF

UNICEF contributes to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria with a mandate to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.

UNICEF’s Nigeria country programme:

Aims to accelerate the realization of the rights of all children and women to survival, development, protection and participation.
Promotes efforts to reduce infant, child and maternal mortality; expand access to quality basic education; and strengthen social and child protection systems.
Uses a rights-based and gender-sensitive approach
Plays a catalytic role in supporting federal, state and local governments in identifying key bottlenecks that hinder realization of the rights of disadvantaged children, supported by equity-focused, inclusive advocacy, planning, action and monitoring at all levels.
Supports adolescent development.Job Number: 533750
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Work Type: Temporary Appointment

Purpose of the Assignment

A well-run cluster with Information Management is a formal deliverable of the Cluster Lead Agency and forms a part of the agency’s work.
The Information Management Officer is a core Cluster Coordination team member. The purpose of this post is to manage the collection, analysis and sharing of information that is important for the Cluster participants to make informed, evidence-based, strategic decisions.

Major Responsibilities

Respond to the Cluster participants’ needs for information
Adapt existing in-country information management approaches for collecting, analysing and reporting Cluster activities and resources, and identifying information gaps
Establish and maintain information databases that consolidate, analyse and report / disseminate information critical to decision making
Maintain monthly reporting from Cluster participants, including 5Ws (‘Who does What, Where, When and for Whom?’ databases)
Support the estimation of spatial and temporal gaps, overlaps and coverage of Cluster activities and projects.
Work with Cluster / participants to identify information gaps at national and sub-national levels and propose ways to bridge those gaps
Work with the OCHA Information Management Specialist to develop appropriate supportive strategies
Use GIS for map production and geographic data management
Adopt and promote the use of global standards for information management for inter-operability
Manage flows of information and dissemination in an appropriate way, including website management
Manage an inventory of relevant documents on the humanitarian situation
Support the development and analysis of needs assessment and monitoring programmes
Provide information management leadership in assessments and monitoring, including joint assessments and training
Lead on the preparation of SitRep inputs with emphasis on Cluster plans, targets and achievements
Develop and strengthen information management capacity through the training of Cluster members
Contribute to the core cluster functions
Ensure that there is effective communication, reporting, engagement and coordination between the national and sub-national clusters

Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Required

University degree in a subject area relevant to Information Management is required.
Extensive work experience relevant to the post with a university degree in any other discipline may be considered as a replacement for a university degree in information management.
Formal training in cluster information management is an advantage.


Minimum 2 years of professional work experience in information management preferably with NGOs / INGOs and / or the UN is required. Experience in major emergency response relevant to the cluster is highly desirable.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English required. Working knowledge of the local language at the duty station is a strong asset.

Core Values:

Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability

Skills and Competencies:

Understands key technical issues for the cluster sufficiently well enough to be able to: engage with cluster participants; understand their cluster-specific information management needs
Excellent knowledge of MS Excel or MS Access (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, graphs and reports
Knowledge of establishing and managing basic websites (e.g. UNOCHA’s Humanitarian Response platform)
Proven skills in GIS and in using map-making packages
Skills in web design and software development are an asset
Understands the rationale behind Humanitarian Reform, its main components and recent developments including the Transformative Agenda
Understands uses and adapts the tools, mechanisms and processes developed as part of Humanitarian Reform
Demonstrates commitment to Humanitarian Principles
Demonstrates commitment to Principles of Partnership
Communicates works and networks effectively with a wide range of people to reach broad consensus on a well-coordinated response, and demonstrates leadership where required
Thinks and acts strategically and ensures that cluster activities are prioritized and aligned within an agreed strategy
Demonstrates commitment to the cluster and independence from employing organisation

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