Irish Aid Rapid Responder

Organization: Irish Aid
Closing date: 16 May 2018

Irish Aid, the Irish Government’s programme for overseas development, is seeking applications from humanitarian experts to join its Standby roster, the Rapid Response Corps, to support our UN Standby Partners’ (UNHCR, WFP, UNICEF and OCHA) humanitarian responses. Roster members deploy for periods of 3-6 months as surge capacity during a sudden onset humanitarian crisis or a spike in a protracted crisis.

Members of Irish Aids Rapid Response Corps can be deployed to a variety of countries, most commonly in Africa and places such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

One of the main profiles we are seeking is an information management officer. The job description and necessary qualifications are listed below.

More information is available at the following link:

Information Management Officer (IMO)

Indicative Role and Responsibilities

  • Manage information to support the UN system, as well as partner organizations, prevent, mitigate, manage, and recover from humanitarian disasters and emergencies.

  • Determine the primary data and information elements that are required internally and externally to support inter-cluster coordination and humanitarian decision-making

  • Support strategic and operational decision making by processing and analyzing data and information and presenting it in the format most useful for analysis (e.g. reports, maps).

  • Establish and maintain an information network at the national level to facilitate humanitarian information exchange and the promotion of data and information sharing protocols, in particular those developed and endorsed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee.

  • Perform advisory and technical assignments in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

  • Qualifications:

  • A masters in Business Administration (Information Management), Disaster and Emergency Management, Geographic Information Systems, Information Management, Graphic Design, Statistics, or Social Sciences, or related area. Bachelor degrees combined with qualifying relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the masters.

  • Five (5) years of progressive responsible professional experience in managing information in a crisis management, disaster management, emergency management, humanitarian emergency or recovery context. Relevant international field experience in any of these areas is desirable.

How to apply:

Applications can be requested from the Irish Aid Website from the following link:

The closing date for applications is the 16th of May.