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Nutrition Information Management Specialist, P3, TA, 364 Days, East Jerusalem, State of Palestine # 127028
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
P3 Mid-level Professional Temporary Internationallly Recruited
Job Expired 25 Nov 2023
Posted 1 week ago
Job Description

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, support

UNICEF in the State of Palestine works to uphold the rights of children to access services and protection, from early childhood through adolescence. Our objective is to ensure that every child in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, irrespective of background or circumstance, has an equal chance to fulfil their potential. We are working for every child and young person in the State of Palestine.

How can you make a difference?

The Nutrition Information Management Specialist position will support the SoP national Nutrition Cluster. The position reports to the SoP Nutrition Cluster Coordinator for general guidance and direction.

Under the overall direction and guidance of the SoP Nutrition Cluster Coordinator, the Nutrition Information Management Specialist will provide leadership for the IM function of the Nutrition Cluster. They are responsible for ensuring IM processes effectively contribute to a well-coordinated, strategic, adequate, coherent, and effective response by participants in the Nutrition Cluster that is accountable to those who are affected by the emergency. In their effort to enable an efficient and effective response to the humanitarian crisis, the Nutrition Information Management Specialist is responsible for leading and managing the collection, analysis and sharing of information that is essential for the Nutrition Cluster participants to make informed, evidence-based, strategic decisions.


Key function, accountabilities and related duties/ tasks

The post holder is responsible for managing and coordinating the information management function to enable the effective functioning of the Nutrition Cluster, and the achievement of the core cluster functions, throughout the Humanitarian Programme Cycle in order to facilitate a timely and effective Nutrition Cluster response.

The postholder's main tasks and responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

Coordination and representation

  • As a member of the coordination team, contribute to the effective roll out and monitoring of the core cluster functions (as outlined by the IASC Reference Module) and to the Humanitarian Programme Cycle (HNO, HRP and CCPM),
  • Represent the Nutrition Cluster IM function at all levels and coordinate with others within the function to ensure effective communication, reporting and engagement,
  • Actively engage with other IMs through relevant IMWGs, including leading or participating in the Nutrition Cluster IMWG and representing the Nutrition Cluster on the inter-cluster IMWG,
  • Promote harmonized and coordinated approaches to IM across partners, AoRs/ Clusters and OCHA.

IM function management

  • Create and implement of an IM strategy and data collection and analysis plan that take into account the information needs of stakeholders and that are compliant with standards and protocols for ethical data and information management,
  • Implement regular secondary data reviews and primary data collection including designing questionnaires using appropriate tools,
  • Conduct data processing including organizing, cleaning, triangulating, evaluating and validating the data,
  • Analyse data to meet identified information needs of the Nutrition Cluster members and other stakeholders,
  • Create accurate, quality and timely information products that are in line with agreed style guides,
  • Disseminate information and information products through appropriate channels,
  • Maintain and ensure the accessibility of a common and shared secure storage system,
  • Gather feedback on IM products and use to make improvements.

Needs assessment and analysis

  • Working collaboratively with other members of the Nutrition Cluster, contribute to the planning and implementation of needs assessment and analysis, including joint assessments and analysis, at national and subnational levels,
  • Collect information on economic needs, markets, and price monitoring to support the equal consideration and use of all programme delivery modalities (in-kind, cash, voucher and services),
  • Work with Nutrition Cluster participants to identify information gaps at national and sub-national levels, agree and implement ways to bridge those gaps by providing technical advice and support to partners,
  • Analyse needs assessment data to provide required information for the HNO including estimating People in Need (PIN),
  • Compare and align joint needs analysis findings with other AoRs/ Clusters and participate in developing reports.

Strategic response planning

  • Design and implement partner presence mapping,
  • Contribute to strategic planning, response prioritization and the development of the HRP or other response plans as relevant, including the formulation of objectives, indicators and targets, prioritizing response modalities and activities, identifying and quantifying inputs and the curation of data.

Resource mobilization

  • Monitor and analyse the Nutrition Cluster’s financial situation and support financial tracking,
  • Support and advocate with AoR/ Cluster partners for financial reporting on the Financial Tracking Service (FTS),
  • Support evidence-based advocacy and resource mobilization by providing accurate, relevant and timely data, information and information products.

Implementation and monitoring

  • Develop, implement, and maintain a Nutrition Cluster monitoring plan and associated databases, including a response monitoring (3/4/5Ws) database,
  • Ensure the Nutrition Cluster monitoring plan, and 3/4/5Ws include programme delivery modalities (in-kind, cash, voucher and services),
  • Support Nutrition Cluster members to contribute timely and quality periodic monitoring reports on Nutrition Cluster and OCHA platforms,
  • Support monitoring in the areas of information flows, dissemination, processing, analysis and dissemination,
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative gap and coverage analysis to identify spatial and temporal gaps, overlaps and coverage of the Nutrition Cluster humanitarian response,
  • Monitor adherence to relevant sector quality standards, regulations and codes.

Operational peer review and evaluation

  • Lead the annual cluster coordination performance monitoring (CCPM) exercise and annual review,
  • Contribute to sectoral and broader humanitarian evaluations.

Accountability to affected people

  • Be accountable to affected populations by ensuring the meaningful participation of affected people, maintaining an effective feedback mechanism and handling complaints appropriately, by ensuring data about the most vulnerable is systematically collected and analysed, and by encouraging partners to work accountably,
  • Ensure the inclusion of cross cutting issues (age, child protection, disability, gender, gender-based violence (GBV) mitigation and response and HIV & AIDS) in Cluster/ Sector/ Working Group data collection, analysis and dissemination,
  • Adhere to child safeguarding and PSEA policies including procedures for challenging and reporting incidents and ensure other members of the IM team comply.

Strengthen national and local capacity

  • Take steps to strengthen local and national leadership and capacity by encouraging participation of local and national actors in the IM activities of the Nutrition Cluster and providing support to partners to overcome technical and operational challenges in participating in IM activities,
  • Design and implement an IM capacity assessment and capacity development plan for Cluster/ Sector/ Working Group partners.

For more information on the specific technical expertise needed, kindly visit the below JD.

 Nutrition Information Management Specialist-P3-East Jerusalem-127028.pdf

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…


  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: Information Management or Information Systems, GIS Information Technologies, Computer Science, Statistics, Social Sciences or another subject area relevant to Information Management or to the Cluster/ Sector.
  • Formal training in Nutrition Cluster/ Sector Information Management is considered an advantage.
  • Extensive work experience relevant to this post may be considered as a replacement for formal qualifications.


  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in information management, data management, geographical information systems, assessments, situation analysis and/or PM&E with the UN and/or NGO is required.
  • Experience of demonstrating very strong information management skills in a professional context is essential for this post.
  • Experience in a humanitarian context is required, with experience of working in the humanitarian coordination system considered an asset. 
  • Extensive work experience outside the humanitarian sector which is relevant to this post may be considered as a replacement for humanitarian experience.

Language Requirements: 

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness(3)Drive to achieve results for impact(4)Innovates and embraces change(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity(6)Thinks and acts strategically(7)Works collaboratively with others (8) Nurtures, leads and manages people

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. 


This position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate. 

UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable candidates are encouraged to apply.

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. 

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled.

All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Eligible UNICEF International Professional (IP) Staff Members on fixed-term, continuing or permanent contracts applying to a Temporary Appointment, which is dedicated to L3 (or L2) Response, may be able to retain a lien and their fixed-term entitlements. The conditions of the temporary assignment will vary depending on the status of their post and their current tour of duty, and relocation entitlements may be limited as per the relevant policies.

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