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Team Leader Data Services ACAPS Switzerland Geneva


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Team Leader Data Services ACAPS Switzerland Geneva

  • Country: Switzerland
  • Organization: NRC
  • Deadline:  2023-11-22
  • No of Vacancies: N/A


Role and responsibilities

Generic responsibilities 

  • Lead the Data Services team in producing and further developing data products for both internal and external users.
  • Strengthen data collection, information management, knowledge management and data literacy across ACAPS.
  • Build collaborative partnerships with external users and partners, including donors
  • Other duties as appropriate.

Specific responsibilities 

  • Team management
    • Manage the composition, structure and activities of the Data Services team to meet needs as defined in mission/strategy.
    • Handle the recruitment of team members, and the performance appraisal and development plan management of the team.
    • Act as the budget holder for Data Services projects.
    • Support reporting processes, in coordination with the Grant Officer.
    • Write and develop new proposals for fundraising purposes, with the support of the Head of Support, Head of Data Analytics, and the Grant Officer.
  • Enable cross-organization coherence in data collection and development and adoption of data products
    • Conceptualise, design, and manage the production of data products (datasets, data analysis, visualisations etc.)
    • Ensure and improve the quality of data products.
    • Develop monitoring processes for data products.
  • External relations and partnerships
    • Engage with donors of the team and users of the external products.
    • Represent ACAPS within the INFORM group.
    • Represent ACAPS in external technical groups as needed and develop ACAPS position on different analytical frameworks together with the expert analysts and team leaders.
    • Develop technical partnerships with expert entities working on data collection and analysis (Centre for Humanitarian Data, DHS etc.)
  • Other duties (as appropriate)
    • Support short term or emergency projects through advice on data collection and analysis models and tools.
    • Carry short deployments (visiting the teams or developing new opportunities) as necessary.

Critical interfaces

  • Reports to the Head of Data analytics.
  • Participates in ACAPS extended management team.
  • Closely coordinates and collaborates with ACAPS senior management team.
  • Closely coordinates and collaborates with ACAPS various analysis teams.
  • Coordinates and collaborates with technical partners.
  • Maintains a fruitful dialogue with actual or potential donors.



Professional competencies

Generic competencies

  • Proposes innovative ideas and new solutions to challenges.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to organize multiple, simultaneous tasks, and deliver results within a specified period.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and results oriented approach. Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Proven ability to work strategically to set goals and flexibility and creativity in realizing them.
  • Outstanding coordination, communication, and inter-personal skills, including capacity to persuade and influence others, convey information effectively, as well as adjust actions in relation to others’ actions.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and written clarity, including ability to understand complex concepts and problems and synthetize information.

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience 

  • Postgraduate degree in data science, computer science, social sciences, or other relevant subjects.
  • At least 5 years field or headquarters experience in the humanitarian sector.
  • Proven understanding and application of data processes, data analysis, and quantitative research methods.
  • Good knowledge of Python, as well as AWS tools and frameworks.
  • Solid understanding of the principles of emergency preparedness, response and early recovery.
  • Fluent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Attention to detail.


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