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Batch Recruitment (4 Positions) : Information Management Officer, NoB, TA, 6 Months, Port Sudan, Red Sea State – Sudan, MENA
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
NoB Entry Professional Temporary Locallly Recruited
Job Expired 6 Dec 2023
Expired
Posted 2 months 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 fulfil 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, Safety

UNICEF is dedicated to providing humanitarian, peace and development assistance to children, families, and communities in Sudan, with a focus on health, nutrition, WASH, child protection, social protection, learning and skills. 

The needs of children and young people at-risk of and affected by the conflict, epidemics and climate change, are at the heart of UNICEF’s work in Sudan. This includes large scale response to emergencies and lifesaving needs; investment in preparedness and resilience; seeking durable solutions for displaced people; supporting conflict prevention, social cohesion and peace; building and strengthening support to and partnerships with civil society, local and international NGOs, private sector, frontline workers and local institutions; and preserving and strengthening systems that deliver basic services.

A well-run Cluster/Sector/Working Group coordination team, including Information Management (IM), is a formal deliverable of the Cluster Lead Agency and forms a part of the agency’s work. The IM Officer is a core member of the Cluster/Sector/Working Group coordination team.

Information Management Officer contributes to UNICEF’s response efforts to the multiple crises with presence on the ground in accessible states and remotely in conflict hotspots. To strengthen the IMO footprint in accessible states, five (4) positions at NO-B level are advertised for batch recruitment in the same duty station:

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  • Port Sudan, Red Sea State

How can you make a difference?

As an IM Officer, you will to be used in a Country Office (CO) where the Manager/Specialist is at P4 or P3 and the Representative is at P5 or D1. You will be based in a sub-national Sector/Working Group, or a smaller office within a regional hub. The position reports to a Manager/Specialist for general guidance and direction.

As an advocate for children, you will have the following duties/tasks:

  1. Coordination and representation
  2. IM function support:
  3. Needs assessment and analysis:
  4. Strategic response planning:
  5. Resource mobilization:
  6. Implementation and monitoring:
  7. Operational peer review and evaluation:
  8. Accountability to affected people:
  9. Strengthening national and local capacity:

For more information on the specific technical expertise needed, kindly doble-click on the following link to view the full job description:   IM Officer Level 2.pdf

To qualify as a Champion for every child you will have: 

Education:

  • A 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/ Working Group.
  • Formal training in Cluster/ Sector/ Working Group Information Management or an advanced university degree are considered an added advantage.

Experience:

  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: social development programme planning, communication for development or social and behaviour change, public advocacy or another related area. Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered an asset.

Language:

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

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

Core Competencies

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (2)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (2)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

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 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. All selected candidates will, therefore, 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.

Remarks:

The VA is open to all (internal and external candidates). However, priority will be given to staff on TA, UNVs who have current experience working in Sudan especially in active conflict areas.

Eligible staff members in the National Officers (NO) or General Service (GS) categories on fixed term, continuing or permanent contracts can apply for the post and keep a lien against their original positions.

The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 30 days of receiving an offer. 

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 males are encouraged to apply.

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). 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.

UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/.

Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). 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.

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