Duties and Qualifications
Information Management Assistant for the Field Unit in Caracas
The Information Management Assistant assists in the production, collection and dissemination of information on UNHCR population of concern, including but not limited to Protection and Programme / Field information, based on standards and systems developed at Country Office level.
The incumbent compiles data on populations of concern and on programmatic activities of UNHCR partners. S / he also supports the Protection Team in operationalizing protection monitoring systems.
Contacts are mainly with UNHCR colleagues in the same duty station to exchange information and to discuss workplans. External contacts may be with UNHCR partners and - more limitedly - with the Protection Sector partners, in consultation with the Protection Officer and the Assistant Protection Officer.
The Office has sufficient support to deliver reliable, accessible and user-friendly, relevant, predictable, appropriate and timely information.
Common data standards and information management system adopted by UNHCR country operation are followed.
Assist in compiling and aggregating information elements required to produce standardized information products and implement data / information collection plans for baseline and context-specific data and assist producing summary statistics.
Assist in the collection of relevant information data from UNHCR Protection and other partners, in coordination with the relevant Units in the Office.
Liaise with partners and review relevant data and information produced.
Assist UNHCR Protection team in developing and implementing data collection plans and instruments (i.e. needs assessment, response monitoring) for baseline and context-specific information needs.
Support and leverage geographic data for map production and use in geographic information systems (GIS).
Share UNHCR and Protection Sector data and information with partner agencies.
Assist in developing and maintaining database management systems.
Perform any other related duties as required and requested by the office.
Liaise with UNHCR partners and Sector partners.
ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
1 year relevant experience with High School Diploma; or Bachelor or equivalent or higher in Information Technology, Demography, Statistics, Geographic Information Systems, Information Management, Information Systems or a related field.
At least 3 years of relevant work experience.
Advanced Excel skills (e.g. pivot tables, functions, etc.).
Experience with handling confidential data and demonstrated understanding of different data collection methodologies.
Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.
In offices where the working language is not English, excellent knowledge of UN working language of duty station and working knowledge of English.)
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES
Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position.
Experience in web design and software development is an asset.
Ability to formulate IM-related technical requirements and Operating Procedures.
Knowledge of mapping applications. Language Requirements UNHCR's hiring language for Venezuela is English. Candidates must have certain degree of English knowledge.
Additional Information Pre-selected candidates might be invited to sit in a written test. Only pre-selected candidates will receive a notification.
Applications received out of the established deadline (01 / 07 / 2020), will not be considered.
UNHCR is committed to have a diverse workspace. All suitable candidates interested to apply, are invited to send their application regardless of gender, civil status, race, colour, ethnicity or nationality of origin, religious believes or sexual orientation.
The application to UNHCR positions is free of charges (application, interview, recruitment, training, etc.). For any additional consultation regarding this vacancy please contact the HR Unit at vencahr unhcr.org