Information Management Specialist

Belgrade | Serbia

Background:

Despite the de-facto closure of the Balkan route in early March 2016, a continuous stream of refugees and migrants continued to arrive to Serbia from Bulgaria and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (tfYROM), with strong support from international smuggling networks. The most likely scenario for Serbia is a worsening of the current situation with an increased number of refugees and migrants present in the country. With the smaller number of refugees/migrants able to cross to Hungary compared to those crossing from Bulgaria and tfYROM to Serbia, the numbers of refugees/migrants in Serbia already reached over 6,400 in November 2016. With such rate, the number of refugees/migrants to go through Serbia is expected to reach 12,000 people, with approximately 6,000 that would most likely require to be accommodated during the winter from at least a month up to several months. With some speculations of the failure of EU-Turkey agreement leading to less control of the Turkish borders, more refugees/migrants are expected either through Bulgaria or from tfYROM.

The steady increase in numbers of refugees and migrants and their period of stay has created additional needs for services for children. There are currently 5 asylum centres, 7 temporary reception centres. Two additional temporary reception centres were opened in the last 2 weeks, and the Government is planning to open 7 additional ones.

Humanitarian access is restricted to a number of these sites, resulting in a difficult coordination of partners activities. As such, the Information Management function is more crucial than ever, as this is the only way to get a better understanding of all partners operating in the country and enable a better coordination to ensure complementarity and avoid overlapping.

The purpose of this post is to manage the collection, analysis and sharing of information that is important for the various working groups and UNICEF to make informed and evidence-based strategic decisions.

Purpose of the assignment:

UNICEF is looking for an information management specialist to manage the collection, analysis and sharing of information that is important for the various refugees working groups and UNICEF to make informed and evidence-based strategic decisions.

Estimated start Date:

15th December 2016

Estimated end Date:

Number of days/months

15th June 2017

Estimated 77 days over 7months. Fees will be paid on actual days worked.

Work Assignment Overview

Tasks

Deliverables

Timeframe

Proactively gather information from sector partners, government authorities, and local civil society organizations which may be of use to the CP and health and nutrition sub-working group for informing decisions, including movement of population, locations of centers, sector partners etc.

Identify barriers for information collection, collation, analysis and sharing and work with the sector coordinator to develop appropriate supportive strategies

Maintain and update data collection forms, ensuring that the purpose and use of all data collected is clear, questions are simple, clear, collectable and easily collatable, highlighting where potential problems might arise; organize and manage the data input and initial analysis and presentation of data

Maintain Who does What Where When (4W) database and derivative products, such as maps

5 Ws for the Child Protection, Protection, is updated on a monthly basis for national and sub-national levels. 5 days per month

Submit Child Protection and UNICEF activities to UNHCR 4W mapping in a monthly basis, update 3 Ws for Nutrition and Education on a monthly basis. 3 days per month

Data from UNICEF partners is collated on a weekly and monthly basis for the submission of the Humanitarian Performance Monitoring Table. 3 days per month

7 months

Travel Required: Yes

Estimated number of days of travel: NA

Workplace of Consultant:

Office based

Will the consultant need IT access, email?

Yes

Qualifications required, specialised knowledge, specialised skills and work experience required for this assignment

- University degree from an accredited academic institution in a subject area related to information management;

- Minimum of three years of professional experience,

- Proven statistical analytic skills. Knowledge of web design and multi-variant mapping techniques. Ability to translate planning specifications to technical briefs for data capture and analysis, and vice versa;

- Data Storage and file management expertise,

- Strong knowledge of Excel and other Microsoft office application

- Data storage and file management expertise

- Good understanding and respect of data protection guidelines;

- Knowledge of UN System, NGO humanitarian community

- Fluency in English and Serbian (verbal and written)

- Knowledge of GIS is an asset

- Experience of IM in emergency humanitarian operations is an asset ;

- Previous experience with UNICEF is an asset

The application must include the following:

  • Daily rate in RSD
  • Daily allowance cost for travel within Serbia in RSD, price per: a) one trip with overnight stay (overall cost that include accommodation, food and expenses)b) one trip without overnight stay (for more than 8 hour trip, to include food and expenses)
  • Important note: Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. UNICEF is a non-smoking environment. UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities to apply.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=501619

    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.
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    • Organization: UNICEF
    • Location: Belgrade | Serbia
    • Grade: Junior
    • Occupational Groups:
      • Management, Administration and Finance
      • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Closing Date: 2016-12-11

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