Information Management Specialist

United Nations Development Programme

Kabul, Afghanistan

Experience: 3 to 5 Years

Skill Required: Monitoring and Evaluation

Under the Gender in Humanitarian Action mandate, UN Women provides UN system wide leadership on gender responsive humanitarian action, through its presence in the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT). UN Women is the permanent co-lead of the Gender in Humanitarian Action Working Group (GiHA WG) and works closely with its co-chair, CARE International, to provide technical, advisory and programmatic support to the HCT and the Inter Cluster Coordination Team (ICCT). The GiHA WG is accountable to and reports to the HCT and provides close collaboration, communication and coordination across clusters and technical working groups to ensure gender analysis and advocacy is adequately coordinated, disseminated, and utilized, through the ICCT coordinated by OCHA, including for strategic planning purposes such as Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) and Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP). 
Under the overall guidance of the GiHA Programme Manager, the IM Specialist works with and provides support to the UN Women GiHA team and the GiHA working group. The IM Specialist works in close collaboration with the GiHA Coordination Specialist as well as other members of the GiHA team, to ensure timely information management support.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The Information Management Officer will continue to sustain information management and data collection systems to enable UN Women and the GiHA WG to inform the overall humanitarian response and decision-making with tailored gender-disaggregated data. The position will contribute to continued tracking of the impact of the restrictions on women and girls and enhancing overall gender outcomes in the humanitarian response in Afghanistan.The Information Management Officer will perform the following functions:
Through GiHA Working Group, provide information management support to the Afghanistan humanitarian system (including the HCT, ICCT and all humanitarian actors):
  • Lead the collection of data on gender issues in the response including the impact of the bans on women humanitarian workers
  • Analyze perception surveys conducted by GiHA WG partners and lead collection of data, dissemination and visualization for various surveys conducted by GiHA, including with other working groups;
  • Coordinate the processing and analysis of data and present it in the format most useful for analysis (e.g. reports, maps) and lead on the compilation and provision of inputs into various monitoring reports, including linked to the Humanitarian Response Plan
  • Together with OCHA, provide support and training to the ICCT, specific clusters, UN agencies, I/NGOs and other humanitarian partners in reporting information, including on gender related data;
  • Participate in the IM working group and other coordination platforms related to information management and assessments
Provide overall information management support to the activities of the working group and UN Women:
  • Develop visualization, collection and quality assurance of primary data and information elements (e.g., maps, dashboards, infographics and financial/resource analysis) for GiHA WG and other UN Women units.
  •  Identify secondary data and information resources relevant to gender in humanitarian action
  • Liaise wth GiHA WG members and civil societ. to gather and share information on gender in humanitarian action
  • Assist in structured development and dissemination of GiHA information products and services (e.g. reports, data and maps)
  • Work in close collaboration with the communication team to provide update contents on GiHA products;
  • Carry out regular information sharing and consultations with stakeholders, including GiHA WG members, local civil society, and humanitarian actors at Kabul and field level.
  • Carry out trainings for partners on the use of Sex and Age Disaggregated Data (SADD).
  • Build tools for data collection and undertake field missions when emergencies or crises occur, to collect primary data on the specific needs of women and girls affected by crises, to inform the development of GiHA WG products and UN Women gender alerts.
  • Develop and maintain information products highlighting the needs, response and gaps in gender inclusion in humanitarian action
  • Contribute to ensuring that the GiHA WG web page is up to date.
Support UN Women  GiHA Unit planning and monitoring:
  • Support and coordinate consultations, surveys and other data collection exercises with key stakeholders at the national and sub-national levels under the GiHA portfolio.
  •  Support preparation of technical reports, data snapshots and provide inputs for documentation ensuring accuracy, timeliness and relevancy of information and results.
  • Document programmatic evidence from the field to illustrate programmes’ good practices and results.
  • Collate beneficiary data from partners and in the context of cash distribution, as per the ICCT information sharing protocol, and share aggregated results through the design of snapshots and reports.
Required Skills and Experience:
Education and certification:
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in computer science or data management, is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree
  • At least 5 year’s experience in information management, results-based management, planning, costing, management and results reporting/M&E/, humanitarian action, and related areas at the international level is required.
  • Experience in data analysis, development of data collection tools and data bases is required 
  • Experience working on gender issues is desirable.
  • Experience working in a humanitarian response is desirable.
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholder groups or multi-stakeholder partnerships is highly desirable.
Language Requirements:
  • Working knowledge of English
  • Knowledge of another UN official working language is desirable (French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish)