Information Management Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Nepal



Information Management Specialist

Information Management Specialist (Data Analytics), P-4, FT, ROSA, Kathmandu, Nepal #00117219

Job no: 562439
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Duty Station: Kathmandu
Level: P-4
Location: Nepal
Categories: Programme Management

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

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How can you make a difference?

Under the guidance and supervision of the Regional Chief of Programme & Planning, this post will focuse on use of data and information (both quantitative and qualitative). The Information Management Specialist (Data Analytics) will be responsible to connect analytics, monitoring and learning to support evidence-based advocacy, conduct visualizations as well as to be a knowledge broker and support improved results for children. This post provides leadership, oversight and technical capacity for the responsible analysis and use of data and information within UNICEF as well as with its partners. It includes technical support to Country Offices and country partners in their own data and information analysis work to inform policy changes. The incumbent will provide guidance on data and information analysis and contribute to strengthen statistical and strategic analytical evidence on childhood issues in SAR for UNICEF programming and advocacy, and to the generation of data, analysis and public knowledge on child wellbeing and poverty and to monitor and assess progress in achieving SDGs for children, and other thematic areas. This function is carried out in collaboration with main institutional partners, national governments, and other organizations with expertise in this area. This post also fulfils a coordination function among the network of knowledge management (KM) staff and focal points in ROSA and COs.

Key functions, accountabilities and related duties or tasks include:

Data and information analysis

  • Support the analysis of data and information on the situation of children, including in humanitarian situations, and the transformation of them into insight to inform management and programme teams for evidence-based policy advice and programmatic action.
  • Provide technical support to ROSA, COs, Governments and partners on data and information analysis, by sector, across sectors and related to emerging issues for children.
  • Provide support to the development of visualisation products including maps, dashboards, infographics as well as financial/resource analyses that present information in a way that is easily understood by decision makers.
  • Manage the process to ensure data from surveys as well as other sources feed into the South Asia Data for Children Portal as the data repository of children in South Asia and lead the process to develop child deprivation profiles.
  • Support the design and implementation of further analysis of MICS and other relevant sources of data to provide a regional perspective on progress towards the SDGs for children as well as to strengthen the evidence base for equity-focused actions.

Use of real-time data and advocacy

  • Support the use of real-time data for advocacy, decision making and programmatic action including in humanitarian situations. This includes exploring the use of new data sources, mainly from the private sector, and embracing modern technologies for data and information analysis and visualization.
  • Collaborate closely with ROSA sections as well as the Communication and Advocacy Team particularly around supporting evidence-based policy advocacy efforts.

Data science

  • Lead on the data science work including development of and utilization of data frameworks and tools to make use of big data sources. These sources include mobile phone data, remote sensing data, social media data, etc.
  • Provide technical assistance to ROSA, COs and partners in the region in the areas related to data science.

Data responsiveness to emergencies

  • Provide technical assistance to strengthen national and sub-national statistical and data systems that have “flex”, including baseline investments needed to strengthen responsiveness to emergencies.
  • Responsible to strengthen information management functions within ROSA and COs for data sharing, adherence to standards, coherence and relevance.
  • Lead on strengthening and incorporating HPM, TPM, multisectoral needs assessments/RNA including data “wrangling” i.e. transforming data into a form that can be geo-coded and mapped as well as being up-to-date during humanitarian situations. Support the integration of data and information with GIS for a coordinated emergency response which improves the capacity of stakeholders in analysis and decision-making through strengthened information/data processing, interpretation and discussion within UNICEF and beyond.

Knowledge management

  • Coordinate the network of knowledge management staff and focal points in ROSA and COs to identify, document and disseminate best practices as well as lessons learned to internal and external audiences.
  • Serve as ROSA focal point for implementation of the Knowledge@UNICEF (formerly ShareX) as the system for effective knowledge sharing for both internal and external audiences.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Education: An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in statistics, data science, demography, or in a related field that includes strong quantitative training and experience.
  • Experience in technical cooperation work with lower and middle-income countries in these areas
  • Familiarity with the use and limitations of data collection methods, including large-scale household surveys, administrative data systems and programme monitoring systems
  • Working experience in knowledge management and the ability to data and information into a narrative is an asset
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset
  • Good analytical and evidence synthesis skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills especially in communicating complex information and concepts to non-specialist audiences
  • Experience in data visualizations and tools an asset
  • Proven ability to work with a range of stakeholders (development and humanitarian)Experience: A minimum of 8 years of relevant professional experience at the national and international levels in data analysis, data science, data harnessing, measurement, methodological development and other areas of applied statistics, data interpretation and use in sectors of concern to UNICEF.
  • Proven ability to work under tight deadlines and drive for results
  • Language Requirements: Fluency in English required. Knowledge of another UN language an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS).

The 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)

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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.


UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Advertised: 26 May 2023 Nepal Standard Time
Deadline: 09 Jun 2023 Nepal Standard Time

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