Sierra Leone nationals: Information Management Officer (IMO) WASH (UNICEF)

United Nations Volunteers (UNV)
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
3-4 Years
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the WASH Specialist, the respective Head of Section, or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will:

  • Draft updates for WASH COVID-19 response situation analysis, to inform the development of WASH-related interventions outputs and outcome. Research and report on trends in WASH, for use in programme development, management, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Prepare technical reports and inputs for programme preparation and documentation, ensuring accuracy, timeliness and relevance of information.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and partners to collect/analyze/ share information on implementation issues, provide solutions on routine programme implementation and alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level interventions and/or decisions. Keep records of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government and other counterparts and prepare reports on results for required action/interventions at the higher level of programme management.
  • Monitor and report on the implementation of WASH COVID-19 response activities, verify compliance with approved allocations, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on issues identified to enable timely resolution by management/stakeholders.
  • Undertake field visit and provide technical support to partners to put in place the functional M & E systems for humanitarian work. More emphasize will be given to humanitarian and development nexus.
  • In collaboration with government partners, ensure periodic review and updating the M&E systems and tools for motoring and reporting on progress. In particular, ensure the availability of robust estimations for the comprehensive set of indicators outlined in project logical framework.
  • Provide inputs for Situation report, Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC). Compile and provide periodic progress reports (including project financial monitoring) as well as summary of studies and their findings, as required within the project logical framework and as agreed with funding agencies.
  • Assist supervisor to analyse project process and performance and recommend measures to strengthen and improve the project outputs, outcomes as well as its cost effectiveness.
  • In partnership with other sector partners, review the monitoring of sector indicators and advise way forward.
  • Coordination: establish and maintain an information management network in accordance with IASC guidance to facilitate humanitarian information exchange and the promotion of data and information standards; work with first responders to ensure a smooth transition of information tools and services;
  • Engage with counterparts in government to ensure that information activities are coordinated and consistent with national standards and practices; provide training and expertise on the use and development of information management tools and platforms to staff and partners; advocate for the use of data standards and common platforms, and for the open exchange of information;
  • Web Management: manage content on relevant web platforms, provide overall quality control for the platform and ensure content is current, comprehensive and follows relevant metadata standards; work with external counterparts on related web platforms.;
  • Data Management: design, develop and manage databases, spreadsheets and other data tools; understand, document, and ensure the quality of high-value humanitarian data for accuracy, consistency and comparability; consolidate operational information on a regular schedule to support analysis;
  • Data Analysis: organize, design and carry out the evaluation and analysis of location specific datasets through meaningful statistical techniques; participate in the development and revision of data standards (e.g. the Humanitarian Exchange Language) and advise on the application of these standards into local systems and processes; participate in the development, implementation and management of new indicators, together with its accompanying data, to be included in a Common
  • Humanitarian Dataset; understand, document and ensure the quality of high-value humanitarian data for accuracy, consistency and comparability;
  • Assessment Analysis: support assessment and needs analysis activities, including humanitarian needs overviews, secondary data reviews, preliminary scenario definitions and multi-cluster initial rapid assessments; provide advice on assessment design to ensure data quality; manage platforms and tools that support data collection and analysis such as KoBo Toolbox and Open Data Kit (ODK);
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) & Mapping: develop and maintain spatial baseline and operational datasets in accordance with relevant standards and guidance; produce and update high-quality map products and online services; maintain a repository of spatial data and ensure that the data are documented and accessible to all humanitarian partners through local and/or online services;
  • Visualization: produce and update information products such as reports, charts and infographics by turning data into graphical products to convey messages and a storyline; develop advocacy materials including posters, presentations and other visual materials;
  • When working with (including supervising) national personnel or (non-)governmental counterparts, set aside dedicated time for capacity development, through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the-job training;
  • Perform other related duties as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.


Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent

Education - Additional Comments:

  • An advanced university degree (i.e. Master's degree or equivalent) in Emergency Management, Geographic Information Systems, Information Management, Computer Science, Statistics, Graphic Design, Social Sciences or other relevant field is required; a first-level university degree (i.e. Bachelor's degree or equivalent) in one of the afore-mentioned academic disciplines in combination with qualifying relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree;

Required experience: 36 Months

Experience remark:

  • Minimum 3 years of progressively responsible professional experience in information management, information systems, disaster management, humanitarian action or in related field is required; relevant experience managing information in a conflict or disaster context at the international level for OCHA, UNICEF, other UN agencies or a cluster is desirable;
  • Spoken and written fluency in English; knowledge of French and/or Arabic desirable; knowledge of another official United Nations language or local language is an advantage;
  • Strong overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.), and office technology equipment;
  • Desirable: valid driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4 x 4 over rough terrain;
  • Ability to perform duties under stress and in insecure, isolated and potentially hostile environments;
  • Sound security awareness;

Language skills:

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent

Area of expertise: Geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing, Water, sanitation and environmental engineering, Disaster risk reduction

Driving license: Yes

Competencies values:

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

Application procedure:

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This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Sierra Leone and legal residents in Sierra Leone with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Don’t forget to tick the yes box for: “I am interested in serving as a volunteer in my own country.”

Application deadline: 26-11-2020