Information Management Consultant, Rapid Response Team (RRT) job at UNICEF
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Vacancy title:
Information Management Consultant, Rapid Response Team (RRT)

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Consultant ]

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UNICEF

Deadline of this Job:
Tuesday, June 20 2023 

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi, East Africa

Summary
Date Posted: Thursday, June 15 2023, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Purpose of Activity/Assignment
• The RRT Information Management Consultant is a core Cluster Coordination team member. The purpose of this support is to reinforce the information management systems at the regional, county/national, and sub-national level with more focus on L2 and L3 & HRP countries. The consultant will provide the needed support in managing collection, analysis, and sharing of information that is important for partners to make a well informed (evidence-based) strategic decision.
• The consultant is responsible for providing predictable, timely and strategic leadership and will be responsible for ensuring IM processes effectively contribute to a well-coordinated, strategic, adequate, coherent, and effective response by participants in the Cluster/ Sector/ Working Group 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 consultant, with the support of the GNC Coordination team, and in collaboration with UNICEF regional and country offices will be involve in the day to day follow up on IM issues. The consultant will provide in-person or remote support to countries based on specific requests for support on information management matters.

Scope of work
• Identified IM technical support needs, review emergency nutrition information management systems pertaining to coordination and subsequently support cluster/sector/WG coordination teams to improve where agreed the identified gaps at national & sub-national level
• Adopt and promote the use of global standards for information management, maintain and regularly update the Nutrition Cluster Coordination information management checklists/ Toolkits to ensure that it includes latest guidance and best practices and promote its adaptation by countries.
• Systematically support country cluster/sectors in formulating nutrition cluster/sector response plans based on evidence and provide technical inputs to the Humanitarian Needs Overviews (HNOs) and Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs) developed by country clusters/sectors/WGs prior to their finalization, to ensuring quality of a coordinated comprehensive NiE response plan.
• Contribute to the production of the GNC Mid-year and annual reports by liaising with countries to collect and review their contributions to the report.
• Ensure that the GNC website has the repository of the latest IM regional/ country level related materials.
• Supporting the implementation of the cluster coordination performance monitoring exercises (CCPM) and the development of plan of actions, which clearly articulate action required from GNC-CT to support the implementation of the plan of action.
• Support the GNC capacity strengthen activities/ trainings and mentoring program, including identify information management capacity strengthening needs and support the development of IM capacity building plans and providing orientating/mentoring of newly appointed IMOs on cluster coordination.
• Use GIS mapping for map production and geographic data management for both regional and country level nutrition and nutrition-relevant data.
• Provide support where requested countries (national-subnational level) to sitreps and regular information updates, including different nutrition assessments related updates.
• Develop, Maintain and update nutrition information dashboards for national and sub-national level and manage flows of information and dissemination in an appropriate way.
• Regularly (monthly and on as "needed" basis), communicate issues raised by the IMOs to the Global Nutrition Cluster Coordination Team through weekly calls & monthly reports.
• Contribute to RO-level Nutrition coordination IM related outputs, which align to the CLARE II recommendations, as needed and ensure smooth information sharing between GNC, RO & CO team on efforts pertaining to IM.
• Ensure that 90% of requests for support responded within 48 hours
• Any other task as assigned by the supervisor

Tasks / Milestone
• Identified IM technical support needs, review emergency nutrition information management systems pertaining to coordination and subsequently support cluster/sector/WG coordination teams to improve where agreed the identified gaps at national & sub-national level

Deliverables / Outputs
• Desk review for the emergency nutrition information management systems/ tools conducted, list of IM technical gaps/ needs per country developed and recommendations to address them shared (20 days)

Timeline / Deadline
• August-September 2023

Tasks / Milestone
• Adopt and promote the use of global standards for information management, maintain and regularly update the Nutrition Cluster Coordination information management checklists/ Toolkits to ensure that it includes latest guidance and best practices and promote its adaptation by countries.

Deliverables / Outputs

• IM checklists/toolkit are maintained/updated (8 days)
Timeline / Deadline
• August-September 2023

Tasks / Milestone
• Contribute to the production of the GNC Mid-year report by liaising with countries to collect and review their contributions to the report.

Deliverables / Outputs
• Inputs for MYR were provided timely (5 days)

Timeline / Deadline
• August-September 2023

Tasks / Milestone
• Systematically support country cluster/sectors in formulating nutrition cluster/sector response plans based on evidence and provide technical inputs to the Humanitarian Needs Overviews (HNOs) and Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs) developed by country clusters/sectors/WGs prior to their finalization, to ensuring quality of a coordinated comprehensive NiE response plan.

Deliverables / Outputs
• Timely support and feedback provided to 100% of the GNC priority countries on their HNO/HRP and NC response plans (22 days)

Timeline / Deadline
• September 2023 – February 2024

Tasks / Milestone
• Supporting the implementation of the cluster coordination performance monitoring exercises (CCPM) and the development of plan of actions, which clearly articulate action required from GNC-CT to support the implementation of the plan of action.

Deliverables / Outputs
• Support provided to CCPM exercise and post exercise plan of action developed in the IMO supported countries (25 days)

Timeline / Deadline
• September 2023 – February 2024

Tasks / Milestone
• Support the GNC capacity strengthen activities/ trainings and mentoring program, including identify IM capacity strengthening needs and support the development of IM capacity building plans and providing orientating/mentoring of newly appointed IMOs on cluster coordination.

Deliverables / Outputs
• At least 4 blended training are supported. (8 days)
• At least 5 IM capacity strengthen plan developed & their activities are rolled out (30 days)
• Mentoring provided to at least 2 IMOs (10 days)

Timeline / Deadline
• October 2023-June 2024

Tasks / Milestone
• Contribute to the production of the GNC Annual report by liaising with countries to collect and review their contributions to the report.
Deliverables / Outputs
• Inputs for the annual report were provided timely (5 days)

Timeline / Deadline
• October 2023-June 2024

Tasks / Milestone
• Use GIS mapping for map production and geographic data management for both regional and country level nutrition and nutrition-relevant data.

Deliverables / Outputs
• 100% of requested Maps from the supported countries are produced, and geographic data are managed (20 days)

Timeline / Deadline
• October 2023-May 2024

Tasks / Milestone
• Provide support to requested countries (national-subnational level) to sitreps and regular information updates, including different nutrition assessments related updates.

Deliverables / Outputs
• At least 20 Coordination related Sitep reports were supported. Information on 90% of conducted Nutrition assessments were shared timely (30 days)

Timeline / Deadline
• October 2023-May 2024

Tasks / Milestone
• Ensure that the GNC website has the repository of the latest IM regional/ country level related materials.

Deliverables / Outputs
• GNC website has an updated repository with RO/CO updated materials (10 days)

Timeline / Deadline
• September 2023- June 2024

Tasks / Milestone
• Develop, Maintain and update nutrition information dashboards for national and sub-national level and manage flows of information and dissemination in an appropriate way.

Deliverables / Outputs
• National-level and subnational-level dashboards for IMO supported countries are developed and updated on monthly basis. Power Bi tools for monitoring nutrition products are maintained on monthly basis & information disseminated (33 days)

Timeline / Deadline
• September 2023- June 2024

Tasks / Milestone
• Regularly (monthly and on as "needed" basis), communicate issues raised by the IMOs to the Global Nutrition Cluster Coordination Team through weekly calls & monthly reports.

Deliverables / Outputs
• 90% of the weekly calls are attended. 100% of monthly reports are prepared/ shared on time (10 days)

Timeline / Deadline
• August 2023- July 2024

Tasks / Milestone
• Contribute to RO-level Nutrition coordination IM related outputs, which align to the CLARE II recommendations, as needed and ensure smooth information sharing between GNC, RO & CO team on efforts pertaining to IM.

Deliverables / Outputs
• Contribute to 5 RO/CO NCCs coordination calls (8 days)
• Smooth information sharing between GNC, and CO/RO team ensured. 90% of requests for support responded within 48 hours (20 days)

Timeline / Deadline
• August 2023- July 2024

Estimated Duration of the Contract
• 264 working days from 01 August 2023 to 31 July 2024
Consultant’s Workplace and Official Travel
• This is a remote consultancy based in Nairobi, Kenya. There will be approximately 7 travels from the duty station to selected countries such as Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe (5-10 working days expected for each trip). The consultant will arrange her/his travel as and when they take place and related costs will be reimbursed.

Estimated Cost of the Consultancy & Payment Schedule
• Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant. Please propose a Professional Fee (in USD) for 264 working days from 01 August 2023 to 31 July 2024 to undertake this assignment.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
• An advanced university degree (Master) 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 is considered an advantage.

Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required
• Formal training in Cluster/ Sector/ Working Group Information Management is considered an advantage.
• A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in information management, data management, geographical information systems, assessments, situation analysis and/or PM&E.
• 7 years of relevant professional experience combined with a first University degree may be considered as a replacement for an Advanced University degree.
• Experience of demonstrating very strong information management skills in a professional context is essential for this post.
• Experience working in the humanitarian coordination system and experience with NGO and/or UN is considered an asset.
• Fluency in English is required, Knowledge of other UN languages is considered as an asset

Work Hours: 8


Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Postgraduate Degree

Job application procedure
Interested and qualified? Go to UNICEF on jobs.unicef.org to apply


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Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Tuesday, June 20 2023 
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 15-06-2023
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 15-06-2023
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 15-06-2065
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