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Pakistan has been impacted by severe monsoon weather since mid-June. Since then, the situation deteriorated significantly due to rainfall that has been equivalent to nearly 3 times the national 30-year average. This has caused widespread flooding and landslides, with severe repercussions for human lives, property and infrastructure.
To date, 72 districts1 have been declared ‘calamity hit’ by the Government of Pakistan. Many of the 72 hardest-hit districts are amongst the most vulnerable districts in Pakistan, where children already suffered from high rates of malnutrition, poor access to water and sanitation, low school enrolment and other deprivations. Some of these same districts also host over 400,000 refugees from Afghanistan who have fled to Pakistan over the past decades.
How can you make a difference?
Under the guidance and supervision of Chief Field Officer, you will support the UNICEF Country Office to scale up information management capacities for the emergency response programme in fulfillment of UNICEF’s Core Commitments for Children. You will ensure that the UNICEF Country Office has useful, valid and reliable information on 1) the situation of children’s and women’s rights, 2) the performance of UNICEF-supported programs in emergency contexts. You will also be responsible for building the capacity of UNICEF staff and their implementing partners in the area of monitoring and reporting.
Your key responsibilities are:
- Design and develop data collection frameworks (including methodologies and tools) for global monitoring of progress related to prevention and protection interventions towards generating strategic information required by the organization for decision-making and advocacy;
- Develop and manage information management protocols and work plan, and ensure compliance with assigned objectives;
- Identify training needs among UNICEF staff and partners for the purpose of capacity-building on information management. Subsequently, plan and organize information management capacity development activities.
- Analyze and evaluate data on a regular basis to assess achievement of objectives and recommend corrective actions, when necessary.
- Provide technical advice to programme staff and other counterparts on planning and management of integrated information management, including the inter-agency information management system (IA CPIMS) and monitoring and evaluation.
- Represent UNICEF programmes in inter-agency Information Management Task Forces and Working Groups.
- Prepare the programme status reports required for management, executive board, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.
- Collaborate and network with other UN agencies and co-sponsors on information sharing.
- Collaborate in the selection and dissemination of statistical results from various analyses to country and regional offices.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree in the area of statistics, informatics, social science research or other relevant field.
*A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
- A minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience in Information Management and/or Monitoring & Evaluation with the UN and/or NGO.
- Experience working in the context of a natural disaster or armed conflict highly desirable.
- Fluency in English (verbal and written). Good written and spoken skills in the language of the humanitarian operation and knowledge of another UN language an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability(CRITA)underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues
UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
- Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
- Works Collaboratively with others (1)
- Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
- Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
- Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
- Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
- Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)
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 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.
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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
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