Information Management Officer

UN Children's Fund, Bangladesh

Skill Required:, IT and ICT
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
2nd October, 2019

Job Description

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

For every child, A bright future

Purpose for the job:

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Information Management Unit ISCG, responsible to support a coordinated approach to information management and assessment activities for an accountable, needs-driven and effective response. The selected candidate will be responsible for supporting the coordination of the day-to-day work of the unit, information management coordination activities and needs assessment efforts, as requested by the Head of Unit.

The selected candidate will liaise with Sector coordinators, Sector Information Management Officers (IMOs) and other technical counterparts to gather information for further analysis and dissemination, identify information gaps, help decision-making processes and support the response inter-sectoral information management, assessment and analytical needs. The Associate Information Management Officer may help setting up primary data collection systems and/or organize needs assessments, which may also involve other stakeholders.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Under the direct supervision of the ISCG Head of Information Management Unit, provide support in managing, developing, and carrying out the work programme of the ISCG Secretariat Information Management Unit.
  • Under the direct supervision of the Head of Information Management Unit and in consultation with relevant stakeholders, develop and implement a strategy for coordinated assessments, analysis and decision-support for the Cox’s Bazar specific humanitarian community.
  • Organize, coordinate and convene meetings with relevant operational partners for efficient coordination of Information Management activities. Evaluate and organize, if needed, thematic sub-groups in areas such as geographic information management.
  • Support the development and implementation of a strategic approach to managing information around the humanitarian programme cycle, including supporting common information processes such as preparedness, needs assessment, strategic planning, resource mobilization, implementation and monitoring.
  • Gather, dissect, analyse and disseminate multi-thematic data related to the humanitarian situation in Cox's Bazar District through the various units in the ISCG, operational partners, Sectors and Government Counterparts.
  • Support the promotion of data and information sharing within the humanitarian community as well as the adoption of global IASC Common and Fundamental Operational Data standards, and where appropriate, the establishment of country-specific IASC Common and Fundamental Operational Data standards. To this end, maintain data and information-sharing relationships within the humanitarian community and with relevant governmental bodies.
  • Liaise with data providers, identify and obtain the needed data and information elements required to produce standardized and multi-sectoral information products and design and manage respective data/information collection plans for baseline and context-specific data.
  • Design and implement a structured dissemination plan for Inter-sectoral information management products and services as appropriate (e.g. web portal, mailing lists, core databases, etc.) including the definition of standard operating procedures for clearing information products for release.
  • Support the drafting, design, coherence and production of all information material intended for external use, such as maps, infographics, reports and situation report.
  • Provide Information Management support to assessment and needs analysis activities, including Humanitarian Needs Overviews, secondary data reviews, scenario definitions, and multi-sector initial rapid assessments.
  • Perform other related duties as required by the Head of the Unit.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

Education: A university degree in of social science; statistics, information management, physical science, economics, data science, law, GIS, philosophy, engineering, history, computer science, international development, or another relevant field.


  • 2 years’ experience in data or statistical field which may be in an international context or humanitarian or development situation.
  • Experience with data sharing, data management and data analysis to support policy formulation and implementation.
  • Knowledge of national and international statistical systems; knowledge of international protection, human rights and international humanitarian law; experience in data collection and analysis in field situations; knowledge of GIS and geospatial systems and techniques.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset. Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.

Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of local language (Bengali) is an asset.

Functional Skills:

  • DM-Data collection methodologies;
  • DM-Data Management;
  • DM-Database Design & Development;
  • MS-Data Collection Analysis;
  • DM-Metadata Creation & Management;
  • MS-Statistics Analysis DM-Open Source Software & Data;
  • DM-Population census and econometrics;
  • DM-Protection Data Management Systems;
  • DM-ArcGIS (Geographic SP-Topographic Surveying Information System);


  • SP-Mapping Software;
  • DM-Cartographic Skills;
  • SP-Design tools such as Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • PR-Cluster Information Management Tools, Resources and Approaches;
  • PG-Needs Assessment and Response Analysis

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