Turkey: Information Management Officer (Statistics Analysis and Database Management), NOA, FT, Ankara, Turkey (Turkish Nationals Only)

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 15 Mar 2018

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world. For every child, an Advocate

If you are committed and passionate about making a lasting difference for children, UNICEF Turkey would like to hear from you.

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to childrens rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions ” her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity ” not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. Therefore, the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

Purpose for the job Under the supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist P3, the incumbent is responsible for contributing to the implementation of the information management (IM) strategy in TCO to support monitoring, reporting and data-driven advocacy; liaising with other development partners and the UN inter-agency IM Task Force in data-related issues; developing and managing key information management products in line with the needs of programme sections in the Country Office (CO) and Field Office (FO); visualizing data through infographics and maps for presentation and dissemination. The incumbent is also responsible for the capacity building of relevant UNICEF staff, especially the members of the Monitoring Working Group, and partners on IM tools. The incumbent also supports innovations in information systems to facilitate decision making, planning and monitoring of interventions for children.

How can you make a difference?

We are looking for a dynamic, innovative, highly effective Information Management Officer, who will be able to adapt and deliver results under pressure, and performing the below functions:

  • Information Management
  • Support the UNICEF Monitoring WG, the Planning Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) section and the programme sections in the CO and FO in assessing existing IM systems, identifying gaps in data management and strengthening them in line with the Country Programme monitoring and reporting needs.

    Support PME and programme sections by providing technical IM support to national counterparts as well as partners in strengthening or developing IM systems in line with the Country Programme needs.

    Develop and/or strengthen information management tools for data collection, analysis and visualization to facilitate monitoring, reporting and decision-making in line with the Country Programme needs.

    Manage the databases included in the TCO knowledge management platform. Ensure consistency of data across UNICEF databases and documents. Ensure that all UNICEF datasets are properly catalogued and backed up.

    Contribute to identify ways to strengthen and continuously improve monitoring and information management systems within UNICEF, including through possible innovative approaches.

    Coordinate the deployment and/or management of new information management tools

  • Data analysis and visualization
  • Support the UNICEF Monitoring WG, the PME and programme sections in the CO and FO in data analysis, data visualization through infographics and maps.

    Support the Monitoring WG in data analysis of survey data for monitoring purposes and in data quality and consistency control.

  • Capacity building
  • Contribute to the development of the M&E capacity building plan for TCO and to the implementation of the capacity building activities related to information management and data analysis. If required, develop user-friendly manuals to maintain institutional knowledge.

    Support PME and programme sections in building the IM capacity of national counterparts as well as partners in line with the Country Programme needs.

  • Coordination and Networking
  • Liaise with development partners and the UN Interagency IM Task Force to exchange data and analyses, especially related to the response to the Syria crisis.

    Coordinate data analysis, visualization and mapping that require a multi-sectoral approach and involvement of several programme sections and partners.

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have¦


  • Master Degree in Statistics, Computer Science, Information Systems or similar discipline required
  • A minimum of 2 years of proven experiencein:
  • Using online and other data collection tools such as KoboToolBox, ODK, or similar;
  • Quantitative data analysis (including use of advanced Excel and at least one statistical computing software such as R, STATA, SAS, SPSS);
  • Data visualization using graphic and mapping software like PowerBI, Tableau, QGIS and ArcGIS.
  • Previous experience working with the UN and/or international organizations in humanitarian response is an asset;
  • Experience of work with software typically used by the UN in humanitarian response (i.e. ActivityInfo) is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required, Turkish as mother tongue is required, Fluency in Arabic is an asset.
  • Skills and competencies

  • Effective communication, excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and deliver under pressure
  • Enthusiasm as a team player, who is flexible, always ready to take on new challenges and drives for results in a dynamic environment
  • Strong technical expertise
  • Strong analyzing skills
  • 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.

    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 http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=511327

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