- Location: Afghanistan
- Organization: IMMAP
- Category: Information Technology
- Job Type: Full Time
- Salary: As per organization’s salary scale
- Vacancy No: 81
- No of Jobs: 1
- Experience: 5 Years
- Gender: Male/Female
- Deadline: November 21, 2023
About Information Management And Mine Action Program (iMMAP):
iMMAP is an international not-for-profit non-governmental organization that provides targeted information management support to partners responding to complex humanitarian and development challenges. For more than 15 years, iMMAP has promoted a measurable change in people’s lives through the core philosophy: better data leads to better decisions and, ultimately, better outcomes. iMMAP’s expertise in data collection, analysis, and presentation has revolutionized the decision-making process for our diverse, multi-sectoral partners who seek enhanced coordination and sustainable solutions through information management. iMMAP’s mission is to be the first port of call for information and knowledge management expertise within the humanitarian and development community.
The regional IMO, based in Kandahar, will cover OCHA IM needs in the Southern Region. He/she will work under the overall supervision of the humanitarian affairs officers and the technical supervision of the Head of OCHA IM unit. The main responsibility to support and promote inter-cluster coordination goals and objectives by coordinating humanitarian stakeholders to ensure that they deliver on their agreed IASC minimum standards, cluster coordination guidelines, and other established SOPs by the HCT/UNOCHA. The regional IMO is a core team member of the regional coordination team, with the responsibility of supporting data-driven and evidence-based coordination in a timely, coherent, and effective manner to support needs identification, preparedness, response planning, humanitarian advocacy, and strategic communication at the regional level.
Currently, due to increased demands for large-scale response coordination, there is an urgent need to strengthen IM support in the regional offices through stationing of dedicated IM staff to provide the following IM support functions.
- Provide Support to regional sub-offices with a system to track and record integrated emergency humanitarian situations and response activities.
- Provide extensive field-level IM support to enhance regional offices’ capacity for analysis and operational response.
- Facilitate the availability of data trends through various analytical and visualization tools, including maps, snapshots, and dashboards.
- Support the utilization of Report-Hub by HRP partners to report online progress against HRP targets.
- Provide technical support for HRP monitoring efforts; map/visualizations.
- Pro-actively support multisectoral and humanitarian partners’ joint needs assessment efforts in the Southern region.
- Conduct capacity-building sessions for regional clusters, sub-clusters, and partners on mapping, IM, GIS, and humanitarian data literacy.
- Pro-actively identify information needs and gaps (such as by attending inter-cluster and cluster meetings) and provide technical support; build/maintain regular contacts with humanitarian partners and government entities in the Southern region to collect operational data.
- Support the disaster risk and hazards monitoring and mapping using in-country tools and platforms such as OCHA hazard database and HSDC, ensuring support to partners in humanitarian response planning.
- Organize, design, and carry out the evaluation and analysis of location-specific datasets through meaningful statistical techniques.
- Support training of inter-cluster initial rapid assessment tools and their usage across the Southern region, and other assessment activities.
- Manage platforms and tools that support data collection and analysis, such as KoBo Toolbox.
- Produce and regularly update information products, including reports, charts, and infographics through data visualization.
- Perform any other tasks assigned by the supervisor.
Expected Outcome of the Deployment
The anticipated achievements and added value expected from the deployment are detailed in bullet points below.
- Improved data availability and timeliness of data.
- Improved monitoring of the humanitarian situation regarding the different disasters, needs and response gaps, etc.
- Updating of the different disaster severities to support geographic prioritization of response.
- Adherence to data standards and data protection protocols.
- Regular production and updating of IM products for disaster monitoring and response.
- A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in information management, information systems, web management, data management, geographic information systems & mapping, needs assessments, disaster risk management, data visualization, or other related area.
- Relevant experience within the UN system or an international organization is desirable.
- Experience working in the Southern Region is desirable.
- Experience managing information/analysis in disaster response is required.
- Experience in drought response is desirable.
- Good coordination and networking skills.
- Strong GIS and data visualization skills such as ArcGIS, Power BI, Tableau.
- Strong skills in data analysis and database management, with proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Power Query, and R programming language.
- Competence in using Google Docs, SharePoint, and graphic design software such as Adobe Illustrator.
Language & Location Requirements:
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Dari or Pashto language is an asset.
- Candidates from Kandahar/Southern Region will be given priority.
Please send us a cover letter in English and your CV showing employment history, and the name of 3 referees who will be contacted if you will be shortlisted for this job.
iMMAP is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment based upon race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, handicap, or any other reason not related to employment.
To be considered for this position, applicants must indicate their current place of residence within Kandahar. Failure to include this information may result in disqualification from the recruitment process.