Information Management Officers(2) Needed In Nairobi | OCHA

Posting Dates: September 14, 2023, through October 13, 2023 | Information Management Officers(2) Needed In Nairobi | OCHA

Information Management Officer (two jobs), P3 is the title of the position.
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Department/Office: Information Management Officer. Job Code.

Station of duty: NAIROBI

Information Management Systems-OCHA-217711-R-Nairobi (X) Position Number 23

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Organizing, Setting, and Reporting

The roles are placed in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs’ (OCHA’s) Operations and Advocacy Division (OAD). In order to ensure a coordinated response to catastrophes, OCHA, a division of the United Nations Secretariat, brings together humanitarian players. OCHA also makes sure that a framework is in place so that each actor may contribute to the efforts made in terms of the overall reaction. The goal of OCHA is to mobilize and coordinate effective and moral humanitarian action in collaboration with domestic and international actors to reduce suffering during emergencies and disasters, defend the rights of those in need, encourage preparedness and prevention, and facilitate long-term solutions.

Two opportunities as Information Management Officers are being advertised in Nairobi, Kenya for this position-specific job opening. The incumbents report to the Deputy Head of Office, OCHA Regional Office for Southern & Eastern Africa (ROSEA), who is in charge of them overall.


The Information Management Officer will be in charge of the following tasks as part of their assigned authority:

  • Coordination: Create and maintain an information management network in accordance with IASC recommendations to promote data and information standards and facilitate the exchange of humanitarian information; collaborate with first responders like the UN disaster assessment and coordination team (UNDAC) and on-site operations and coordination center (OSOCC) to ensure a seamless transition of information tools and services; and interact with counterparts in government to ensure that in
  • Web management: Manage content on pertinent web platforms, provide overall quality control for the platform, and ensure that content is current, thorough, and complies with pertinent metadata standards. Work with external counterparts on related web platforms, such as agency and cluster websites, ReliefWeb, and others to make it easier for users to find information and interact across sites.
  • Data Management: Consolidate operational data on a regular basis to enable analysis; understand, document, and assure the quality of high-value humanitarian data for correctness, consistency, and comparability; manage databases, spreadsheets, and other data tools.
  • Data Analysis: Coordinate, plan, and execute the evaluation and analysis of location-specific datasets using meaningful statistical techniques; take part in the development and revision of data standards (such as the Humanitarian Exchange Language) and provide advice on how to integrate these standards into local systems and processes; take part in the development, implementation, and management of new indicators and the data that goes with them so that they can be used in a C
  • Assessment Analysis: Support assessment and needs analysis activities, such as overviews of humanitarian needs, reviews of secondary data, definitions of possible scenarios, and multi-cluster initial rapid assessments; offer guidance on assessment design to ensure the accuracy of the data; and manage platforms and tools that support data collection and analysis, like KoBo Toolbox and Open Data Kit (ODK).
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) & Mapping: Create and maintain spatial baseline and operational datasets in accordance with pertinent standards and guidelines; create and update high-quality map products and online services; keep track of a repository of spatial data; and make sure the data are documented and made available to all humanitarian partners through local and/or online services.
  • Visualization: Develop advocacy materials such as posters, presentations, and other visual materials; produce and update information products such as reports, charts, and infographics by converting data into graphical products to convey messages and a storyline.
  • Handles other related tasks as needed.



knowledge of humanitarian issues, including emergency relief and related humanitarian issues. Ability to recognize problems, analyze them, and take part in their solution. the capacity to create data gathering sources. Conceptual analytic and evaluative abilities are necessary to carry out independent research and analysis. These skills include knowledge with and practice using a variety of research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet, and other databases. Ability to exercise judgment in relation to the tasks at hand, work under pressure, and occasionally do so in a situation that is extremely stressful (such as civil unrest, natural disasters, and human suffering). demonstrates professional competence and subject matter mastery; is diligent and effective in meeting commitments, adhering to deadlines, and producing results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; demonstrates perseverance when faced with challenging issues or challenges; and maintains composure under pressure. assumes responsibility for incorporating gender ideas and making sure that men and women participate equally in all aspects of the workforce.


Work cooperatively with coworkers to accomplish organizational goals; elicit input by genuinely appreciating others’ opinions and skills; be open to learning from others; put team goals ahead of personal ones; support and follow final group decisions, even when they may not entirely reflect own position; share credit for team successes and take joint responsibility for team failures.

Organizing and planning:

Clear goals that are in line with agreed-upon strategies are developed, priority activities and tasks are identified, priorities are adjusted as necessary, an appropriate amount of time and resources are allotted for work completion, risks are anticipated and contingencies are allowed for when planning, plans are monitored, and adjustments are made as needed, and time is used effectively.


a graduate degree (Master’s level or equivalent) from an advanced university in archiving, information science, information systems, social science, or a related discipline. The first-level university degree may be accepted in place of the advanced university degree if it is combined with the necessary work experience.

Experience at Work

  • It is necessary to have at least five (5) years of expertise in a related field, such as information management, information systems, online management, data management, geographic information systems & mapping.
  • Experience managing information in emergency situations (complex emergency or natural catastrophe) in the field (real environment where a mission and/or project is being implemented) is preferred.
  • It would be ideal if you have experience with the Humanitarian Project Cycle (HPC), related data analysis, and the creation of MultiSectoral Needs Assessments (MSNA).
  • Experience working in a humanitarian capacity for the UN or another comparable international agency is preferred.
  • It would be ideal if you had experience in Southern and Eastern Africa.


The working languages of the United Nations Secretariat are French and English. English proficiency is necessary for the role advertised. French language proficiency is preferred.

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