Information Management Officer

UN Children's Fund, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

Skill Required:, IT and ICT
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
10th January, 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.

And we never give up.


The Information Manager is a core Sector Coordination team member. The purpose of this post is to manage the collection, analysis and sharing of information that is important for the Sector participants to make informed (evidence based) strategic decisions.

How can you make a difference?


The post holder is responsible for managing Education Sector information including:

  • Identify and respond to the Education Sector participants’ needs for information.
  • Ensure implementation of IM framework in Cox's Bazar level
  • Maintain and build on existing in-country IM approaches for collecting, analysing and reporting Sector activities and resources, and identifying information gaps.
  • Maintain and strengthen regular reporting from Education Sector Partners (ie. Sector Updates, Sit Rep and Sector Monitoring Tools)
  • Support the estimation of spatial and temporal gaps, overlaps and coverage of Education Sector partner activities and projects.
  • Develop and maintain information products highlighting the needs, response and remaining gaps in the Education Sector response (ie. Education Sector Dashboards)
  • Maintain and strengthen regular information sharing with Education Sector partners (ie. website and Education Sector Update)
  • Work with the ISCG and inter-sector IMs to develop appropriate supportive strategies.
  • Maintain strong inter-sector relationships for information-sharing and coordination with key Sectors (Site Management, Education..)
  • Use GIS or online mapping platforms as available and desired for map production and geographic data management
  • Manage flows of information and dissemination in an appropriate way, including website management.
  • Manage an inventory (ie. Drobox) of relevant documents on the humanitarian situation.
  • Support the development and analysis of needs assessment and monitoring programmes
  • To provide IM leadership in assessments and monitoring, including joint assessments and training.
  • Lead on the preparation of SitRep inputs with emphasis on Sector plans, targets and achievements.
  • Contribute to the core sector functions
  • Adopt and promote the use of global standards for information management for inter-operability.


  • Advanced university degree or equivalent experience in information management or geographic sciences, including data analysis and interpretation of information.
  • Ability to develop systems and tools for Information Managers to present information in multiple formats
  • Advanced knowledge on mapping tools and map making process
  • Strong knowledge of GIS/cartographic outputs
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience with either the UN and/or NGO
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written). Good written and spoken skills in the language of the humanitarian operation and knowledge of another UN language an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The technical competencies required for this post are:

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies

  • Communication (II)
  • Working with people (I)
  • Drive for results (I)

Functional Competencies:

  • Formulating strategies/concepts (I)
  • Relating and networking (I)
  • Persuading and influencing (I)
  • Applying technical expertise (I)
  • Learning and researching (II)
  • Planning and organizing (II)


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