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UN Information Management Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO)

Vacancy Announcement

Case No: ESA14007

Duty Station: Nairobi

Post: Information Management Officer – NO-A

Type of Contract: Fixed Term

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above Fixed Term position in the Regional Emergency Support Unit (RESU); UNICEF ESARO.

Purpose of the Post: 

Under the overall supervision of the Regional Emergency Advisor, the Information Management (Reports and Administration) Officer will develop and manage key information and data related products, and ensure the effective presentation and dissemination of these products to support better regional analysis and support Country Office capacities for more predictable, timely and effective emergency response.

In addition, the IM Officer will support the day-to-day administrative requirements of the Regional Emergency Support Unit (RESU).

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Information Management for Humanitarian Action
  • Support information management through providing professional assistance in data collection and analysis, the presentation of patterns and trends, and timely, complete and accurate reporting on the humanitarian situation in Eastern and Southern Africa.
  • Participate in information exchange with ESARO humanitarian focal points and support (secretariat) functions for regular meetings, reviews and follow-up. 

Programme Development and Management
  • Provide technical assistance in program planning and review by collecting and analyzing data and monitoring implementation progress.

Programme Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Participate in key programme evaluation/review exercises in consultation with the Regional Emergency Advisor to improve efficiency and quality of program delivery. Participate in annual planning and review meetings. 
  • Collaborate and prepare annual and special status reports in a timely manner, as required.

Rights-Based and Results-Based Programme Management Approach
  • Through the development of effective information management tools and strategies, support the continuous focus on UNICEF’s Core Commitments to Children in the formulation of work planning objectives and the development of strategies and implementation frameworks. 
  • Make recommendations on new initiatives and information management issues to ensure achievement of stated objectives.

Support to Capacity Building and Sustainability
  • Support Country Offices within the region with technical assistance and support in improving / developing emergency information management systems to support decision making, programme design and effective monitoring, and integration of information management good practice into national systems.

Partnership, Coordination and Collaboration
  • Contribute to the strengthening of partnerships and collaboration with internal and external counterparts, including those of UNICEF ESARO and COs and other identified regional/country level partners, in order to improve the ability to collect and disseminate data and information, exchange information.

Optimum Use Of Section Funds and Administrative Support
  • Monitor the allocation and disbursement of section funds, making sure that funds are properly coordinated, monitored and liquidated.
  • Ensure timely, efficient and compliant processes and transactions including for travel, service contracts and asset management

Required Qualifications:
  • Education: University degree in Information Management (Geographic Sciences, Information Technology, Information Systems, Statistics) or Social Sciences, Humanitarian Studies, International Relations with specialized training in data/information management or/and graphics design and visualization.

Technical Skills: 

Background/familiarity with information management in development and humanitarian contexts with specific focus on:
  • Strong knowledge of Excel and MS Access.
  • Ability to present information in understandable tables, charts and graphs
  • GIS and mapping using ESRI ArcGIS or open source software
  • Data management skills
  • Communications and writing skills, using both graphic and narrative presentations

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience – including field experiences in information management in an international development or humanitarian setting.
  • Willingness and ability to work in difficult environments, in often stressful, time-critical situations.
  • Developing country work experience or field work experience.


Core Competencies: Communication; Drive for Result; Working With People

Functional Competencies:  Relating and Networking; Following Instructions and Procedures; Applying Technical Expertise; Planning and Organizing; and Learning and Researching.

Language: Fluency in English and another UN language of the duty station.

Interested and suitable candidates should ensure they forward their applications along with their curriculum vitae (internal candidates should attach copies of their last two Performance Evaluation Reports), to:

The Human Resources Manager
UNICEF Kenya Country Office
Email address:

Please indicate Reference No. “ESARO/RESU/2013-020.” in the email subject.

Interested candidates should also complete the Personal History (P11) form, which can be downloaded from the UNICEF Kenya website ( .

Closing Date: 20 September, 2013

“Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply”

Zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse 

UNICEF is a smoke-free environment.

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