Consultant, Nigerian Agricultural Enterprise Curriculum

Consultant, Nigerian Agricultural Enterprise Curriculum Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action - helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future. We are recruiting to fill the position below: Job Title: Consultant, Nigerian Agricultural Enterprise Curriculum Location: Biu, Borno Employment Type: Contract Scope of Work  This activity aligns with ALMRI’s interest of assisting small holder farmers reduce their production costs and improve their yields (both the quantity and quality of products at harvest). The training of Trainers of the Agricultural extension, Village agents and Lead farmers initiative also conforms with the projects aim to support the expansion of the business models by improving their skills in training capacity and ability to identify op…

Associate Information Management Officer (UNOPS)

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Panama
Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Closing date: 20 Oct 2020

Eligible Applicants

This position is advertised open to internal and external applicants.

Duties and Qualifications

  • General Background
    In the context of the Venezuela Situation, UNHCR and IOM have been tasked by the UN Secretary-General to co-lead the regional response, for which the Regional Interagency Coordination Platform and the Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (RMRP) are two of the fundamental components.
    In addition to the institutional commitment and broader coordination responsibilities, the 2020 RMRP brings together 151 appealing organizations activities across 17 countries, with a total financial requirement of USD 1.41 billion.
    On the UNHCR side, the Regional Platform Coordination Team, which seeks to coordinate the Regional Platform as well as the Inter-Sector Coordination Group (bringing together 10 sectors and 6 thematic working groups), while maintaining a coordinated dialogue with the 8 National or Sub-Regional Coordination Platforms across the region, has recently been absorbed into the new structure of the Regional Bureau for the Americas as part of the regionalization process, as an Inter-Agency Unit.
  • The Purpose and Scope of Assignment
    The incumbent of this position will be based at UNHCR's Regional Bureau for the Americas in Panama City, Panama. Working under the supervision of the Senior Inter-Agency Coordinator, the Associate Information Management Officer (AIMO) will be responsible for information management matters of the Regional Inter-Agency Coordination Platform for the situation of refugees and migrants from Venezuela; the regional coordination forum co-led by IOM and UNHCR.
    As such, the incumbent will need to have demonstrated well-rounded information management skills as applicable to inter-agency contexts, particularly in the field of data processing & visualization for different audiences, assessment & analysis of needs and, most notably, in the area of monitoring of activities of different actors in a complex regional inter-agency context.
    To undertake this, the candidate will require sound knowledge of humanitarian information management processes and standards, such as statistical reporting, monitoring partner activities, needs assessments & analysis, and the development of data collection tools. An ability to develop SOPs and guidelines on information management processes, as well as a demonstrated ability to work in complex inter-agency environments with mixed caseloads and information needs from diverse partners, incl. donors, host authorities and partners, will be expected. This includes working with partners across the region to develop harmonized data collection and monitoring tools and analyzing & presenting them in various regional fora, as well as proven expertise in developing humanitarian response plans and their program cycles.
  • Monitoring and Progress Controls
    Information management is at the core of the work and ToRs of the Regional Coordination Platform. Data from government and non-government sources (incl. of R4V partners) is the primary means to analyze trends and identify gaps in terms of the identification of specific needs as well as early warning for all members trying to deliver assistance for refugees, migrants and host community members. In this context, the regional Information Management Working Group of the Regional Platform (co-led by UNHCR and IOM) is tasked with monitoring its implementation and providing support to national/sub-regional platforms in terms of database development, visualization support as well as harmonized joint needs assessments and analysis. Information management also interacts with inter-agency coordination, reporting and other support staff for the regional and national coordination platforms.
    In close coordination and consultation with the Senior Inter-Agency Coordinator and, where applicable, relevant in-house units of the Regional Bureau fand Headquarters (e.g. DIMA) the AIMO will undertake the following:
    Primary responsibilities and functions:
    a) RMRP Monitoring Framework
    • Support national and sub-regional coordination platforms in the development and implementation of the RMRP monitoring framework. This may include support to the facilitation of workshops, webinars etc. to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the process, tool to collect and process this data.
    • Provide technical guidance and support to national and sub-regional IM counterparts in the development of databases through the online platform of ActivityInfo.
    • Ensure close collaboration to support national coordination platforms in addressing queries from partners in how to submit data as part of the RMRP monitoring framework.
      b) Support the promotion of data and information sharing among Regional, Sub-regional and National Platform members as well as the adoption of data standards, and where appropriate, the establishment of country-specific regional common data standards.
      c) Support the UNHCR country offices in their IM-related Platform responsibilities.
      d) Perform other related duties as required
      In his/her engagement with R4V partners and platforms the AIMO will need to liaise with stakeholders to provide technical advice to information management officers and focal points, and to non-technical persons. As such, an ability to communicate complex technical information management needs and processes to non-technical management and functional units, in English and Spanish, in speech and writing, will be a key requirement, especially in the context of mid-year reviews and regional response planning.
      The candidate will work as part of UNHCR's inter-agency team and liaise with in-house units, incl. Communication, Coordination, Protection, Data Management, as well as external stakeholders. As part of this team, the AIMO will contribute to the collective effort to ensure that the response is in line with objectives and strategies developed with the Regional Inter-Agency Coordination Platform, that activities of all actors are coordinated in a complementary manner, and that the impact of activities are monitored and reported using agreed regional and national monitoring and reporting tools and protocols.
  • Qualifications and Experience
    a. Educations: Educational background: A Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate level degree from an international accredited higher education institution in the fields of Social Science; Statistics; Information Management; Physical Science; Economics; Data Science; Geography, GIS; Engineering; Demography; Computer Science; or other relevant fields; confirmed through relevant certificates and/or licences.
    b. Work Experience
    Essential: 5 years in data or statistical field, 3 years in international context and/or humanitarian or development situation. Experience with data sharing, data management and data analysis to support policy formulation and implementation.
    Desirable: 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.
    c. Key competencies
    • An excellent working-level command of the English and Spanish language is needed in order to interact with country offices, regional and national Platforms and members.
    • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new tools in the collection and analysis of data.
    • Excellent command of Excel, ArcGIS or other mapping software, PowerBI or similar software to visualize data (see below skillset).
    • Flexibility to undertake support missions at short notice, subject to prevailing travel restrictions.
    • Demonstrated communication skills and ability to work independently with minimum supervision in a fast-paced environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to successfully and effectively work and communicate with people in a multi-cultural environment.
      Technical/Functional skills:
      Functional Skills
      DM-Data collection methodologies;
      DM-Data Management;
      DM-Database Design & Development;
      MS-Data Collection and 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;
      DM-Data governance, quality assurance and preservation
      DM-Data Interoperability
      DM-Data science methodologies
      DM-Development of and revision of data standards
      DM-Qualitative data analysis
      DM-Quantitative data analysis

Additional Information

Please note that this position is offered under UNOPS International ICA (IICA-1 level) contract until 31 December 2020 (with possibility of extension).
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed and might be requested to sit for a test. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. No late applications will be accepted.
UNHCR/UNOPS does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

Closing Date

The closing date for submission of applications is 20 October 2020 (Midnight Geneva time).

How to apply:

Interested applicants are kindly asked to visit the page to submit an application to the Job Opening ID 22384.

We only accept applications submitted through the MSRP portal for this job opening no. 22384.

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