Asc Info Mgt Off


Associate Information Management Officer


The Associate Information Management Officer is responsible for assisting in the production and dissemination of information on the population of concern, including but not limited to Protection and Programme information. S/he may supervise data collectors or data entry personnel.

The incumbent operationalizes data standards developed at the central level in field operations, train field staff, compile data and analyse information from all populations of concern. S/he supports the Programme Team and UNHCR's implementing partners in the choice of indicators for monitoring to be included in sub-agreements as well as the Protection Team in operationalizing protection monitoring systems.



- The Office is able to implement its Information Management strategy which guides all IM activities in the country.
- The Office delivers reliable, accessible and user-friendly, relevant, predictable, appropriate and timely delivery of information. 
- Global data standards, and where appropriate, the establishment of country-specific common data standards are adopted by UNHCR and its partners.


- Assist in the implementation and operationalization of the country/operation-specific Information Management strategy.
- Operationalize country-specific common data standards and promote them with partners.
- Compile, aggregrate and analyze data and information elements required to produce standardized information products and implement data/information collection plans for baseline and context-specific data. 
- Support the operation in the analysis of processed data and information and perform data quality and consistency control.
- Train field staff on the use of data collection forms, how to enter data and how to analyze it.  Also, train field staff on the protection of sensitive data, including both hardcopies and electronic data.
- Facilitate the analysis of cross-border information between relevant countries.
- Support and leverage geographic data for map production and use in geographic information systems (GIS).
- Share UNHCR data with partner agencies and maintain Portal population figures in-line with aggreed frequencies.
- Provide technical Information Management support to Needs Assessment processes, specifically in data collection, processing/collation and analysis.
- Perform other duties as required.


- Assist in the recruitment and training of  data collectors and data entry personnel, if requested.
- Supervise Information Management Assistants.


- University degree in information technology, demography, statistics, social sciences or any related area.
- At least 4 years of relevant work experience (2 years with advanced university degree).
- Knowledge of the UN system and the humanitarian community.
- Experience in the context of partnership building and consensual decision-making.
- Proven skills to analyse statistical information.
- Advanced Excel skills (e.g. pivot tables, functions, etc.).
- Ability to formulate IM-related technical requirements and Operating Procedures.
- Ability to compile and holistically analyse diverse datasets.
- Experience with handling confidential data and demonstrated understanding of different data collection methodologies.
- Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another UN language.

(In offices where the working language is not English, excellent knowledge of working language of duty station and working knowledge of English.)

***For National Officer positions, very good knowledge of local language and local institutions is essential.


- Proficiency in a second official UN language is desirable.
- Knowledge of protection-related guidelines, standards and indicators.
- Successful participation in the Operational Data management Learning Programme is desirable.
- Experience in web design and software development is an asset.
- Experience with relevant software such as ArcGIS, Mapinfo, SPSS, EpiInfo6, SQL Server, and/or proGres is desirable.
- Experience with HTML, PHP, ASP and/or Java is an asset.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Location: Gaziantep
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional
  • Occupational Groups:
  • Closing Date: 2016-09-26

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