Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Donor Visibility Unit of the Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Branch (PRMB), Humanitarian Financing and Resource Mobilization Division (HFRMD) in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in The Hague. OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort. OCHA's mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions.
Within the PRMB, the Donor Visibility Unit leads donor visibility and recognition efforts for a broad range of donors and Member States who support humanitarian action . It promotes the value of coordinated humanitarian action, the humanitarian funds and financing leadership by telling value and impact stories, maximizing content opportunities and delivering high quality reports and tailored multimedia products (film-clips etc) that help donors illustrate to their audiences the value of their support. The Unit supports resource mobilization through creative products and timely outreach for launches, events, missions and campaigns .
The Associate Information Management Officer reports to the Head of the Donor Visibility Unit.
Within delegated authority, the Associate Information Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
1) Web and content management
Support content publication on relevant web platforms, undertake quality control for the platform and ensure content is current, comprehensive and follows relevant metadata standards, including measuring performance of content; work with internal and external counterparts on related web platforms to facilitate promotion of pooled fund information and assets. Maintains a catalogue of funding coordination and development products.
2) Data Management
Support the consolidation and presentation of operational and funding information to support analysis. Support technical staff in the development of templates, applications to facilitate the collection and presentation of context specific humanitarian and development data and information. Participate in the development and revision of data and design standards.
3) Maps and other visuals: Support the production and updating of high-quality map products and accessible to donors and partners through local and/or online services. Maintain and share branding, style-guides and other guidance for field and Headquarters based Information Management Officers.
4) Visualization: Assist in the production and updating of information products such as reports, charts and infographics by turning data into compelling digital features to convey messages and a storyline; develop advocacy advocacy materials including posters, presentations, animations and other visual materials. Coordinate other design and graphics consultants to deliver multiple products.
5) Engage with counterparts in government and development sector to ensure that information activities are consistent with national standards and practices, coordinated and, wherever possible, integrated.
6) Performs other related duties, as required.
•PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of information management and record keeping in electronic media. Ability to provide maintenance and disposition of records, including appraisal and migration management; records preservation and description; and research practices. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
•PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
•CREATIVITY: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in information management, information systems, social sciences or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
No experience will be accepted for candidates who have passed the Young Professionals Programme Examination/United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P).
A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in information management, information systems ,web and data management , GIS and mapping, data visualization, or other related area is required.
Experience with Content Management System (e.g. WordPress or Drupal), HTML and APIs is required.
Experience in information management in emergency situation in the field (actual setting where a mission and/or project is being implemented) is desirable.
Experience with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and ESRI ArcMap is desirable.
Experience in the UN Common System or other comparable international organization is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency (both oral and written) in English is required.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
This position is funded for a finite period of one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and the availability of the funds.
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-general and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.
Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
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