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Information Management Officer (Data Coordinator), P-4
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 24 Mar 2011
DATE OF ISSUANCE: 22 Feb 2011
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq
DUTY STATION: Baghdad
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 11-IMA-UNAMI-425184-R-BAGHDAD

Remuneration
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.
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United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Responsibilities
Within limits of delegated authority and working under the Inter-Agency Information and Analysis Unit (IAU), Office of the Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, the Data Coordinator will support the UNCT, UNAMI, UNDAF Priority Working Groups (PWGs) and NGOs through involvement in conducting analysis of key humanitarian and development issues in Iraq and facilitating collaborative information provision and management while respecting the leadership vested in the mandates and specializations of UN and partner agencies; The Data coordinator will perform the following tasks: Strengthen UNDAF priority working groups and other coordination bodies working in Iraq, through the provision of technical support, data management and analysis.

Facilitate / streamline the exchange of information between the Inter-Agency Information Analysis Unit (IAU) and the Government of Iraq, US Government, NGOs and UN field offices (“hubs”); Follow up on the joint UN-USF-I Information Sharing Working Group (ISWG) in order to obtain information on GIS and CIDNE / IRMS databases; Follow-up with the relevant ministries in Baghdad and KRG, and obtain information through the field staff on the second phase of data collection for basic services facilities; Provides technical support and data management to the UNCT and multiple stake holders such as Government of Iraq and NGOs; Guide field based information-providers; Identify ways to link people virtually in a given geographical area (eg. through telecommunication technology, including email, phone, internet, blogs and text) so that they can play an information function (including monitoring and reporting) that feeds into Amman; Support the integration of UNCT with UNAMI by establishing information solutions to promote cooperation; Supervise technical team of the Inter-Agency Information Analysis Unit (IAU) to ensure the development and implementation of new database systems and web applications according to UNAMI and UNCT Iraq needs; Oversee the work on maintenance and enhancement of data tools specific to Iraq like the Emergency Info database, IAU Information Portal and Who Does What Where database; In the event of an emergency in Iraq, oversee and monitor the data entered in the Emergency Info database on needs and responses and generate reports out of the tool to inform stakeholders in decision making; Perform quantitative analysis of data available on Iraq including for the areas which have disputes over internal boundaries; In cooperation with Central Statistic Office (CSO), oversee the implementation of household surveys for Iraq and ensure that outputs are effectively disseminated; Develop and manage a strategy, workplan and mechanism for data collection, processing and dissemination on the 18 governorates of Iraq and information flow to keep critical data.

Competencies
Professionalism - Advanced knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the management of information. Knowledge of systems design, and development; ability to develop and maintain dynamic websites and large databases; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of information management trends; ability to demonstrate conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills and conduct independent research and analysis, identifying and assessing issues, formulating options and making conclusions and recommendations; shows pride in work and in achievements; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; demonstrates strong negotiation skills at all levels including Government and ability to influence others to reach agreement. Shows pride in work and in achievements; ability to use and supervise the implementation and operation of information management tools. Ability to supervise staff directly / remotely; Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. Commitment to Continuous Learning - Willingness to keep abreast of new technologies. Communication - Excellent oral/communication skills and ability to articulate ideas in a clear and accurate manner including the ability to prepare and edit a variety of written documents, reports and briefs. Planning and Organizing - Ability to work under pressure, establish priorities and plan, coordinate own work plan, use time efficiently and apply judgment in the context of competing deadlines. Technological Awareness - Fully proficient in developing applications and databases using latest technologies. Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Vision - Ability to identify strategic issues and to generate and communicate compelling organizational direction, while inspiring others to pursue that same direction.


QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advanced university degree (Masters degree or equivalent) in Information Management, Computer Science or related field. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
At least 7 years of progressively responsible experience in information management or a related field; experience both at the national and international levels in large organizations with disperse operations. Experience working in a humanitarian field office, preferably in a senior coordination, data coordinator or management role. Experience in the application of information management in humanitarian response (complex emergencies and/or natural disasters) is essential. Demonstrated and proven experience in the design and development of applications using .NET technologies / integration of fusion charts and fusion maps using ASP.NET. Demonstrated and proven experience in the application of standards to the development and use of information management systems.

Languages
Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Arabic language skills are desirable.

Other Skills

The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

How to apply

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Because applications submitted by United Nations (UN) staff members are considered first, provided the eligibility requirements set out in ST/AI/2006/3 are met and the application is submitted in a timely fashion, staff members should apply within 15-day or 30-day mark.

Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please go to “My UN” page and check the status of your application by clicking on “View Application History”, and resubmit the application, if necessary.
To start the application process, applicants are required to register by opening a "My UN" account. Go to Login, and Register as a User. Fill in the form and choose a User Name and Password.

After opening the account, applicants may apply for vacancies using the Personal History Profile (PHP) provided. Once the PHP has been completed for a particular vacancy, it can be saved and used for future applications. The PHP may be up-dated, when necessary, for future applications.

In completing the PHP, please note that all fields marked with an asterisk must be completed.

UN staff members must submit scanned copies of their two latest Performance Appraisal System (PAS) reports at the time of application to the appropriate Human Resources Office (HRO)/Personnel Office (PO) to the email address below, clearly indicating the vacancy announcement number. In case you have no access to the digitizing equipment, please submit hard copies of the two latest PAS reports to the relevant HRO/PO via fax.

E-mail: staffing@un.org,

Fax: 1-212-963-2800

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