Information Management Officer – National – Intersectoral Information Management Support Unit

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Location Douala, Cameroon
Date Posted August 4, 2021
Category Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency CFA


Organization iMMAP is an international nongovernmental organisation that provides information management services to humanitarian and development organizations. Through information management, we help our partners target assistance to the world’s most vulnerable populations. Our core philosophy is that better data leads to better decisions and that better decisions lead to better outcomes. iMMAP’s critical support to information value chains helps to solve operational and strategic challenges of our partners in both emergency and development contexts by enabling evidence-based decision-making for better outcomes. Background iMMAP is starting a nine (9) month project to contribute to the enhancement of humanitarian coordination and response capacities through IM support to the actors in Cameroon. Through this project, iMMAP will set up an Intersectoral Information Management Support Unit (IIMSU) that will work closely with OCHA and the different coordination mechanisms (Clusters and sectors). The IIMSU will provide IM support tailored to the needs of the broad humanitarian ecosystem (coordination bodies, INGOs, LNGOs) through three core activities: Deployment of Information Management Officers (IMOs) to fill critical IM gaps in the active Clusters in NW/SW regions; Provision of IM services to the different coordination mechanisms at national and regional levels (OCHA, Clusters and Sectors); IM capacity building open to all actors responding in Cameroon. For this project, iMMAP is looking for a National Information Management Officer. Presentation Additionally, the IMO is tasked to improve the accuracy of the data held by iMMAP and to improve and effectiveness the distribution of materials. The IMO will support all goals and strategies of the iMMAP programme in its work with national partners, international partners and applicable donor agencies. The IMO will develop and maintain constant and good contacts with humanitarian partners. Operational Manage the requests from partners coming to the IIMSU Provide the technical requested support to partners. Technical activities may include: Map assistance coverage in specified area, analyse and report the potential gaps; Ensure timely preparation and generation of information products, and support on information sharing and dissemination; Create and/or adapt appropriate IM tools. As appropriate, design of data collection forms, ensuring that the purpose and use of all data collected is clear and easily collectable, highlighting where potential problems might arise; organise and manage the data input and initial analysis and presentation of data for the sector; Develop standard formats for, and regular output of publication of materials and statistics; Facilitate mobile data collection, form development and data management; Generate statistical reports, graphs, maps ; Manage, analyse, document data and information from other partners; Produce, share maps illustrating scale/coverage of assistance; Support the implementation of remote data collection exercises in support to the humanitarian community; Maintain data bases, provide data entry if required; Prepare relevant data analysis; Design and implement analysis methodology; Proactively analyze information from sector partners, government authorities, academia and other actors; Provide high quality research and analysis following an evidence-based approach and ensure thorough documentation of the methodology; Utilize both open source research and secondary data to look into cross-sectoral issues in the Country as needed; Support joint analysis of secondary data through DEEP; Contribute to research design, methodological development and strategic planning for iMMAP’s analysis efforts in country and beyond; Contribute to production of regular written reports and dashboards; Support new and ongoing needs assessments; Follow iMMAP's branding regulations required for marketing or branding of all iMMAP products and correspondence; Any other tasks related to information management that may be requested. Follow up and monitor the activities of the IIMSU; Ensure close collaboration with OCHA team and other clusters and sectors’ teams; Conduct any other activities as requested by the Senior IMO and the Team Lead. Requirements Education University degree (bachelor’s degree or higher) in Information Science, Geographical Information Systems, Computer Science or other relevant field. A High School diploma combined with an extensive relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of a university degree. Experience Minimum five (5) years of work experience in the field of Information Management is essential; Experience in data processing and analysis, creation of reports; Experience in the use of software such as ArcGIS, QGIS, Adobe Illustrator, PowerBI; Experience in data collection process using Kobocollect, ODK or any other similar platform; Excellent command of Office suite applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); Very good experience and skills in mapping; Solid demonstrated experience in database management development and administration; Fluency in English and French is required. Soft skills Relevant experience in working with a UN agency or another humanitarian agency is desirable; A strong client service orientation; Experience in the area of emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, humanitarian/development environment, field coordination is an asset; Excellent inter-personal and general communication skills; Ability to coordinate with local administrators, government, NGOs working with community projects and agencies involved in mine-action; Ability to work with minimum supervision in a multi-cultural environment. Guiding Principles Personnel is expected to conduct itself in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and iMMAP’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all Countries. iMMAP has zero-tolerance for sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, human trafficking, child abuse and exploitation. Any violations of these principles and policies will be treated as serious misconduct. iMMAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer regardless of background. Disclaimer Note that due to the urgency of this position, application will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position may be filled before the recruitment closing date. iMMAP is currently looking for three (3) Information Management Officer for its Intersectoral Information Management Support Unit based in Yaounde, Cameroon. Each interested applicant is advise to submit an application to each of the 3 opened position (#1, #2 and #3).

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