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Спеціаліст з менеджменту інформації

Deadline for applications 05/02/2021

Under the direct supervision of the International Information Management Officer, Information Management Associate (GIS) will be working as part of the Information Management Unit and closely collaborating with the colleagues from Coordination Support and Public Information/Reporting unit as well as with respective field offices. The Information Management Associate (IMA) will be an integral part a team of the Information Management Officers, Web/Database Associates and ICT specialists.

The IMA will provide technical support in data visualization, harmonization and comparability, map development as well as development, maintenance and improvement of reporting outputs. IMA will ensure that the quality of data produced by the Information Management Unit corresponds to the highest standards and that any data gaps are eliminated. 


Summary of key functions:
  • Provision of technical support in GIS cartographic production;
  • Provision of technical support in developing and maintaining efficient and accurate geographic information management systems; 
  • Provision of support in communication and information exchange with relevant stakeholders including but not limited to clusters/sectors in Ukraine, Kartographia and other relevant Government entities to strengthen data flow and the quality of received data.
Provision of technical support in GIS cartographic production, GIS Data Production and Spatial Analysis through: 
  • Providing assistance in timely preparation, maintenance and provision of geographic information and maps, both physical and digital, to support OCHA Office in Ukraine – and the humanitarian community in response coordination;
  • Providing technical support to the IM unit in geographic information and mapping applications including web-based applications; 
  • Assisting in the collection, processing, evaluation and dissemination of geographic data under the supervision of theHead of the Information Management Unit;
  • Updating GIS layers, providing map analysis and map production, involving digitization of aerial photos and geocoding;
  • Converting GPS data into GIS layers for map production and GIS analysis;
  • Contributing to the quality assurance/quality control on all products generated and disseminated by the unit, including geographic data and maps;
  • Providing input and supporting geographic information training and education programmes for related staff at UN OCHA Ukraine where applicable;
  • Under the supervision of the Information Management Officer assisting in designing, implementation and maintenance of geographic database system by checking and correcting geo-codes (P-codes) in line with possible changes in administrative levels as well as managing other geographic information systems and associated services, ensuring appropriate data security and access controls; 
  • Ensuring that correct metadata is appended to the geographic datasets produced; 
  • Supporting in archiving OCHA’s geographic data and maintaining minimal data preparedness datasets using OCHA Metadata standards. 
Provision of technical support in developing and maintaining efficient and accurate information management systems through: 
  • Maintaining existing information management databases and systems with the collected data enabling the production of respective reports and information products;
  • Working closely with staff from partner organizations to prioritize business and information needs for the purpose of conducting analysis; 
  • Maintain proper workflows for the data collection, analysis, dissemination to relevant stakeholders for action; 
  • Organize and maintain Ukraine section of the Humanitarian Response web platform in close collaboration with UNOCHA field office staff;
  • Organize, design and carry out the evaluation and analysis of Ukraine datasets through meaningful statistical techniques;
  • Develop ad hoc analysis on demand for partner organizations.
Provision of support in communication and information exchange with relevant stakeholders including but not limited to clusters/sectors in Ukraine to strengthen data flow and the quality of received data through: 
  • Assistance in creating a network of professional information management specialists from all partner bodies/agencies establishing a forum/platform for data sharing, exchanging, standardization, processing and analysis;
  • Actively networking with relevant stakeholders and establishing contacts with new arriving IM staff in other Agencies for keeping up-to-date contact lists and facilitate working process;
  • Simplify communication and collaboration processes by using new emerging tools to convey messages/data that are easy to understand by different audiences.
Perform other duties as required by the Unit including but not limited to: 
  • Assistance in planning and preparing all GIS-related budget requirements, requisitions and technical evaluations in consultation with the Administration unit;
  • Supporting promotion and adoption of OCHA Information Management tools and techniques by OCHA staff;
  • Assisting in the application of OCHA Geographic Information Management Policies and Record‐Keeping Policies, including but not limited to the application of metadata standards, project documentation standards and document management conventions;
  • Maintaining a client‐oriented approach that ensures high‐quality information management services and products.
Impact of Results 
The key results have an impact on the efficiency of Information Management Unit and UNOCHA office in Ukraine. Effective data management together with accurate analysis, visualization and presentation of information strengthens the capacity of UNOCHA Information Management products (including but not limited to maps and infographics), promote unified and high-level data standards among UN agencies, contribute in improving office day-to-day information flow.
Professionalism: Knowledge of geographic information management, particularly of geographic information systems (GIS) analysis, including knowledge of image analysis, database design, technical document design and management, GIS hardware and software requirements; demonstrated ability in applying technical expertise to resolve a range of issues/problems; strong technical and analytical skills in the area of information management; demonstrates problem-solving skills and ability to use sound judgment to ensure the effective and timely completion of complex tasks; shows ability to conduct data collection using various methods; has conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings
Demonstrates commitment to the UN’s mission, vision and values
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
Technological Awareness: Willingness to keep abreast of new developments in the geographic information technology, mapping, information management technology; ability to develop appropriate geographic information management technologies to meet business requirements
Client Orientation: Demonstrates a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy, and tact; consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
Leadership and Self-Management: Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback; consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude; remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure; demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
Required Skills and Experience
  • Secondary Education is required;
  • University degree in Geospatial Information Systems (GIS), Geosciences (Geology, Geophysics or Geodesy) and/or Geography, Information Management/information systems, Computer Science, or related to the post description field is desired, but not a requirement. 
  • 6 years (with secondary education) or 3 years (with Bachelor degree) of progressively responsible experience in mapping and GIS;
  • (GIS systems integration, GIS modelling, geographic terrain analysis, remote sensing, mapping, GPS, geospatial related technologies) or other related experience is required;
  • Experience in using at least one GIS software packages, such as ESRI (ArcGIS) or QGIS is required. Knowledge of Caris(BaseEditor), GeoCap and Fledermaus  would be an asset;
  • Experience in regular tools such as Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, MS Excel and PowerPoint are required;
  • Familiarity with the UN system and previous experience with a multilateral or international organization will be an asset. 
Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in English, Ukrainian and Russian is required.

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