National Information Management Officer

National Information Management Officer
Location : Nairobi, KENYA
Application Deadline : 22-Feb-17 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 11d 21h 10m
Additional Category : Resilience and Climate Change
Type of Contract : FTA Local
Post Level : NO-B
Languages Required : English
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract : One Year
Expected Duration of Assignment : One Year Renewable subject to funding and performance




In order to meet the increased requirements for coordination support, humanitarian advocacy and information, the OCHA Regional Office in the Eastern Africa will improve the capacity of Information Management, Advocacy and information dissemination in the Horn of Africa, amongst humanitarian partners, local and international media, policy makers and governmental and non-governmental actors.

Under the overall guidance of the Head of OCHA Office and under the direct supervision of the head of Information Management Unit, the national IMO will be responsible for the following duties:


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees the collection & maintenance of primary data and information elements, in humanitarian context, that are required internally and externally to support humanitarian decision-making
  • Responsible for strategic and operational decision-making by coordinating the processing and analysis of data and information and presenting it in the format most useful for analysis (e.g. reports, maps) using latest data visualisation and mapping technologies.
  • working in close collaboration with OCHA staff and regional partners, be responsible for updating regional mailing list database,
  • Ensures structured dissemination of OCHA EA information products and services (e.g. reports, data, maps) through, for example, hard copy, standalone executable programmes, regional mailing lists and websites
  • Work in close collaboration with the OCHA EA reporting and coordination team to actively update contents on the OCHA EA humanitarian response and corporate website;
  • Act as the focal point for the regional meeting calendar updates to ensure that all relevant meetings held in the region are displayed on the calendar;
  • Be the responsible to input all relevant documents on the OCHA EA shared drive and or on the Dropbox
  • Be available to deploy to countries in the region and outside, sometimes on long-term, to provide Information Management mission support.
  • Any other duties as may be requested by OCHA Head of Office or the head of the Information Management Unit.


  • Professionalism – Exposure to a wide range of information management systems related to humanitarian activities, conceptual and strategic analytical capacity, demonstrated problem-solving skills. Good knowledge of the region/country and ability to influence others to reach agreement.
  • Client Orientation – Ability to identify and analyse clients needs and  refer that to the IM supervisor for improvement of the IM tools;
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning – Willingness to keep abreast of new  IM tools;
  • Communications – Good communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information, effectively advice clients on systems related issues, applications, etc…
  • Judgment – Demonstrated ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given.
  • Teamwork – Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Planning & Organizing – Ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities.

Required Skills and Experience


Master Degree or Bachelor’s Degree with combination of education, certification and experience in the IM and/or GIS relevant area is essential.


At least 2 years of progressively experience in the area of IM combines with a Master’s degree or 4 years’ experience if combined with a Bachelor’s degree. Extensive work Familiarity with industry standard GIS and Graphics design software is an advantage. Ability to work independently in a result oriented multi-tasking environment is an asset. Experience in managing IM teams.


Fluency in written and spoken English is essential; fluency in one or more local languages is highly desirable and may be a requirement.

Other Skills:

Understanding of organization’s information management infrastructure and as it relates to user area and availability for regular trips to the areas where vulnerable population are located.

UNDP 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.

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