Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Background Information - Job-specific
FieldSight is a technological platform for remote monitoring, supervision, and quality assurance on humanitarian, development, and construction projects. By connecting semi-skilled and project personnel working in the field with skilled and management personnel based in regional or central offices, FieldSight ensures that progress and quality can be better monitored, tracked, and captured throughout construction and project implementation. The concept attempts to address many of the challenges that project managers and implementing organizations face when operating in the remote and resource-constrained environments that characterize humanitarian and development work—including limited accessibility to sites, strained technical capacity, and insufficient budgets—while also taking advantage of recent developments such as improvements and price reductions for mobile technology and the increasing reach of mobile networks.
FieldSight consists of a web-based application and an Android-based mobile application connected via a central server. The web application allows users to set-up and configure projects as well as to review data that is submitted by field users. The mobile application is used to collect and submit data from field sites. Tools for assessing submissions, sharing project plans and guidance materials, and communicating across multiple channels further enhance the connection between office and site, facilitating coaching, collaboration, and capacity building.
FieldSight is a people-based technological platform. Effective use of the system requires integrating it with project quality assurance content and within an effective supervision program, consisting of:
Quality Assurance Content: The assessments, surveys, forms, and guidance materials that are basis of quality assurance and supervision processes, and
Supervision Personnel: The multiple layers of staff, project structure, logistical support, and other program elements that enable data collection and supervision at all scales of a project.
The project is built to scale and works across projects ranging in size from a small handful to hundreds of sites. Dashboards embedded in the system provide aggregate data across sites, projects, and organizations that allow project managers and staff to more effectively understand progress, integrate activities, and analyze data.
Purpose and Scope of Assignment
The Communications and Outreach Analyst will work under the guidance and supervision of the Product Manager and report to the same. S/He shall assist the FieldSight communications team and broader UNOPS with the creation of user driven communication processes and strategies, including preparing templates and guidance documents for materials. It will focus on deepening existing relationships and supporting the onboarding process of new clients. It will also include reviewing and editing communication materials and offering support to communication colleagues as needed.
Based in the Nepal Operational Hub, this position will look to boost the profile of FieldSight across the organization by working closely with and supporting UNOPS projects across the South Asia Region.
The broad outlines of the work expected by this position are detailed below; the omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class:
Monitoring and Progress Controls
Language: Fluency in written and oral English is required