National Society Development and Volunteering (NSDV), Senior Data Analyst

Country: Switzerland
Organization: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
Closing date: 30 May 2021

Background

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 192 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

Organizational Context

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with a network of 192-member National Societies. The overall aim of the IFRC is “to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.” The IFRC works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises. The IFRC is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (Movement), together with its member National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The work of the IFRC is guided by the following fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality. The IFRC is led by its Secretary General, and has its Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The Headquarters are organized into three main Divisions: (i) National Society Development and Operations Coordination; (ii) Global Relations, Humanitarian Diplomacy and Digitalization; and (iii) Management Policy, Strategy and Corporate Services. The IFRC has five regional offices in Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and North Africa, Europe, and the Americas. The IFRC also has country cluster delegation and country delegations throughout the world. Together, the Geneva Headquarters and the field structure (regional, cluster, and country) comprise the IFRC Secretariat. The National Society Development and Operations Coordination Division is in turn organised in three Departments, each of them led by a Director. National Society, Policy and Knowledge Development Department (NSPKD) is one of the departments comprising the unit on National Society Development and Volunteering (NSDV) with responsibility for the support provided by the Secretariat to its members to become agile, adaptive, well-performing and competitive humanitarian organizations. The National Society Development and Volunteering Senior Data analyst is part of the NSDV Unit.

Job Purpose

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with a network of 192-member National Societies. The overall aim of the IFRC is “to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.” The IFRC works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises.

The IFRC is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (Movement), together with its member National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The work of the IFRC is guided by the following fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality.

The IFRC is led by its Secretary General, and has its Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The Headquarters are organized into three main Divisions: (i) National Society Development and Operations Coordination; (ii) Global Relations, Humanitarian Diplomacy and Digitalization; and (iii) Management Policy, Strategy and Corporate Services.

The IFRC has five regional offices in Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Europe, and the Americas. The IFRC also has country cluster delegation and country delegations throughout the world. Together, the Geneva Headquarters and the field structure (regional, cluster and country) comprise the IFRC Secretariat.

The National Society Development and Operations Coordination Division is in turn organised in three Departments, each of them led by a Director. National Society, Policy and Knowledge Development Department (NSPKD) is one of the departments comprising the unit on National Society Development and Volunteering (NSDV) with responsibility for the support provided by the Secretariat to its members to become agile, adaptive, well performing and competitive humanitarian organizations. The National Society Development and Volunteering Senior Data analyst is part of the NSDV Unit.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Development, access, and effective use of data management systems

  • Work with the NSDV team and across other units/departments to ensure that datasets existing within the organization and relevant to NSDV are identified, managed for quality, and incorporated into a suitable accessible central data repository to support analysis and reporting.
  • In close coordination with the regional offices, propose data structures and business processes to enable capture of data currently not being managed in a consistent manner.
  • Maintain the current data collection tools and methodology created by the NSDV team (OCAC/BOCA, COVID-19 Financial Sustainability Indicators); further develop, expand and integrate these with additional identified data collection approaches for relevant additional areas, and collect regular feedback for continuous improvement.
  • Propose innovative solutions to improve current data collection and validation tools involving automatization and optimization of recurrent tasks as well as engagement with a multitude of stakeholders for improved data quality.
  • Actively support the development and implementation of technology solutions (e.g. optimization and automation of business procedures; systems integration) and exercise overall quality control over the different data collection tools, user interfaces, and processes.

Data analysis, visualization, reporting, and insights generation

  • Lead relevant data analysis for NSDV following a rigorous review of incoming data and existing datasets (internal to NSDV and in other departments; external to the IFRC) and a validation process to ensure high-quality standards of the data reported.
  • Correlate and compare data across datasets to generate innovative analysis relevant for the IFRC.
  • Prepare ad hoc and regular analysis and reports to include on organizational assessments (OCAC, BOCA), National Society profiles, dashboards (e.g. Financial Sustainability Dashboard), etc.
  • Support the continuing development of management information on National Societies’ status and development.
  • Lead visualization of relevant data creating easily sustainable data ingestion pipelines and dashboards. (infographics, maps, charts).
  • Generate relevant insights and share with relevant stakeholders (NSDV team, management, regional teams, ...).
  • Ensure regular dashboard updates and ensure effective quality control of data pipelines and information shared.
  • Respond to additional data analysis and visualization requests within the NSDV unit.

Coordination and communication

  • Liaise with colleagues in the IFRC secretariat headquarters in Geneva and in Regional offices to maintain updated National Society information and access to data.
  • Contribute to the development of standard data formats for National Society data.
  • Ensure clear communication and close collaboration with the FDRS (Federation-Wide Databank & Reporting System) team in the IFRC Secretariat and other IM teams to optimize data collection, visualization and access and avoid duplication.
  • Coordinate closely with the initiatives on the (under development) strategy for digital transformation of the IFRC.
  • As required, run global and regional online technical support sessions with National Societies and colleagues to roll-out tools and guidance and promote quality contributions from NSs.

Data protection, responsibility, and accountability

  • Promote a culture of accountability with management and across all sectors
  • Ensure a responsible processing of data using ethical standards and data protection principles throughout the process, avoiding over-collection, misuse or loss of data.
  • Actively work towards increasing usability of the data for evidence-based decision making and to inform accountability to people we serve, partners, and other stakeholders.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to apply via the following link:

https://www.ifrc.org/en/who-we-are/working-with-us/current-vacancies/job-description/?id=79175



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