Closing Date : 2019-04-25
Duty Station : Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
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Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Burkina Faso
Closing date: 25 Apr 2019

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.

For every child, well-being and development.

Since early January 2019, the humanitarian situation in Burkina Faso has further deteriorated. The number of IDP has unprecedently increased (mostly in Sahel and Centre-Nord regions) due to increased attacks by violent extremist groups, coupled with inter-community clashes. The current emergency context requires UNICEF and partners to quickly operationalize the emergency coordination system to expand multi-sectoral humanitarian responses. UNICEF plays a crucial role in sectoral coordination in emergency as the lead agency in three sectors and one sub sector (Education, WASH, nutrition and Child protection). The Country Office (CO) is hiring additional human resource to reinforce the office's capacity in emergency response and coordination.

How can you make a difference?

The purpose of this post is to support the Emergency coordinator and programme sections manage the collection, analysis and sharing of information and data to make informed (evidence based) strategic decisions regarding the emergency response. The post is a core part of the office's Emergency Coordination team. The post facilitates information and knowledge management/exchange to and from the different sections of UNICEF, Sectors (emergency groups) led by UNICEF (education, WASH, child protection and nutrition), implementing partners to enhance the emergency response, frequent humanitarian situation analysis and humanitarian performance monitoring/reporting.

Within the delegated authority and under the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be assigned the primarily, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results:

- Respond to the CO needs for information/data related with the emergency.

- Adapt existing in-country IM approaches for collecting, analysing and reporting CO/Sectors/sub-sector activities and resources, and identifying information gaps, related with the emergency.

- Establish and maintain information databases that collate, analyse and report/disseminate information/data critical to decision making.

-Support the preparation of result-oriented SitRep by bringing inputs with emphasis on UNICEF/Sectors/Sub-Sector plans, targets and achievements.

- Support the high frequency humanitarian reporting from Sector/Sub-sector participants, including humanitarian performanc emonitoring and 5Ws ("Who does What, Where, When and for Whom?" databases).

- Support the estimation of spatial and temporal gaps, overlaps and coverage of Sections/Sectors/Sub-Sectors activities and projects.

- Work with Sections/Sectors/Sub-sectors participants to identify information gaps at national and sub-national levels and propose ways to bridge those gaps

- Work with the OCHA IM Specialist to develop appropriate data/information visualisation strategies of the current emergency situation and responses using tools such as GIS mapping for map production/ geographic data management

- Adopt and promote the use of global standards for IM for inter-operability.

- Manage flows of information and dissemination in an appropriate way, including website management.

- Manage an inventory of relevant documents on the humanitarian situation.

- Provide IM leadership in assessments and monitoring, including joint assessments and training.

- Develop and strengthen IM capacity through the training of CO colleagues and partners (with focus on the emergency sectoral groups led by UNICEF)

- Ensure that there is effective communication, reporting, engagement and coordination between the national and sub-national levels for UNICEF and the sectors.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

University degree, preferably at an advanced level, in a subject area relevant to information management. Extensive work experience relevant to this post may be considered as a replacement for formal qualifications.

*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 3 years of humanitarian work experience with UN and/or NGOs, including information management, performance monitoring, emergency response and cluster coordination.

Formal training in cluster Information Management (IM) is considered an asset. Knowledge and experience of the use of mapping tools is an advantage.

Fluency in French is required. Good working knowledge of English is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate

UNICEF s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The competencies required for this post are .

View our competency framework at

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


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

How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link

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