Consultancy (WASH Information Management)
UNICEF is the leading United Nations agency on child rights (www.unicef.org) and works in 190 countries around the world. UNICEF's Global Strategy focuses on supporting child survival and development, basic education, child protection and policy advocacy, and WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene). In countries affected by crises, UNICEF leads the humanitarian effort to help children and women living in challenging circumstances and provides support to help them to survive and to maximise their development potential.
Since the onset of the Syrian crisis in 2011, over 655,000 Syrian refugees have been registered with UNHCR in Jordan. In Jordan, UNICEF is the Lead Agency in the WASH sector, and oversees the provision of WASH services to Syrian refugees. UNICEF is currently providing critical life-saving WASH services to refugees living in Za'atari, Azraq and King Abdullah Park, as well as vulnerable people living in host communities across Jordan, and at the border. As sector lead, UNICEF oversees the provision of services and the identification of gaps, in terms of service delivery, as well as capacity.
The UNICEF Jordan Country Office seeks a dedicated, highly motivated and proactive WASH Information Management (IM) Consultant for the WASH Section.
The specific objectives of the consultancy are:
- Provide technical support to the WASH section on the collation, analysis, and mapping of WASH data
- Provide technical support to the WASH sector on the collation, analysis, and mapping of WASH data
- Provide technical support to the design, development, and testing of tools, databases, and applications for the WASH section and sector
- Manage the WASH data on the ArcGIS server
- Provide technical support to the WASH sector for the collation and uploading of WASH projects for the Jordan Response Plan.
DESCRIPTION OF ASSIGNMENT:
This consultancy is office based in Amman with regular travel to UNICEF programme sites across the Kingdom. During this assignment, the consultant will report to the WASH Specialist.
Kindly note that the consultant will be traveling on a regular basis, UNICEF projects in Jordan, which will be covered by UNICEF (mission). Other than that, for individual contractors and consultants, all travel arrangements to commence the assignment, including insurance and visas, will be managed and paid by the individual. Therefore, expected travel costs must be included as a budget item in the financial proposal. Should mission travel be required, UNICEF will manage and pay for travel via Travel Authorization. However, this will be subject to the following prerequisites: Medical Clearance, Security Clearance through the Travel Request Information Process (TRIP) system, the Basic and Advanced Security in the Field Training, Travel Visa, and liability waiver. Trip prerequisites will be met at the expense of the consultant.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:
Education: Primary university degree in information systems, information management, information science, geo-informatics, statistics, information technology, computing, science, math or other related fields.
- At least two years of professional work experience in the collation, review, and analysis of data
- Previous experience in the humanitarian sector (UN/UNICEF, government or NGO entity) dealing with large-scale emergencies or displaced/refugee camp situations would be considered an asset
- Demonstrated experience working in sector coordination would be considered an asset
- Demonstrated experience in the use of ArcGIS or other GIS-related applications, software and server management
- Advanced knowledge of databases and spreadsheets
Languages: Fluency in Arabic and English (written and spoken) is a must.
For every Child, you demonstrate:
Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
Candidates will not be considered if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts.
UNICEF is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence
- Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.