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Information Management Officer (Emergency), NO-2, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia (For Ethiopian Nationals only) Temporary Appointment – 364 days – UNICEF


Contract type: Temporary Appointment
Level: NO-2
Location: Ethiopia
Categories: Emergency Programme


UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, opportunity

Under the supervision of the CFO for Amhara FO, the post is responsible for the preparation of situation reports and emergency information products in support of the overall office humanitarian assistance and country program in fulfilment of the rights of children and women.

How can you make a difference?

Key function, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

Support to emergency response and planning

  • Collect and analyze data and background information in support of emergency situation analysis, risk assessments and updates. Review the appropriateness and completeness of financial and supply documentation as well as adherence to established allotments.
  • Draft regular and emergency implementation reports in consultation with CFO, project officers, program and operational sections. Edits reports before submitting them ensuring that they satisfy appropriate UNICEF guidelines, and clear written and match funding utilization agreements and guidelines.
  • Reports the emergency response analysis and proposes corrective plan of action.

Information management, monitoring and delivery of results

  • Produce monthly situation reports (sitrep) and updates to ZMT related to the humanitarian assistance and emergency responses in Amhara Region following the standard reporting scheme/format being revised.
  • Collates, verifies and circulates as required, all UNICEF regional reports and sitreps and makes adequate follow-up of urgent points of action.
  • Maintains a good archive of all internal and external documents received, both hard & electronic copies. Organize the most relevant documents for the local intranet, EW/DP home page, facilities access all UNICEF section.
  • Organizes an effective database of useful tools and information on emergency issues, references documents, publications, etc. in collaboration with the Communication Section.

Technical and operational support to emergency response implementation

  • Participates in humanitarian assistance monitoring missions as required, gathered information to be included in reports. Participate in donor visitations to project sites and documents project site reports.
  • Participates in field office level emergency meetings, cluster coordination meetings and develops minutes and undertakes follow up actions.
  • Participants in other report writing functions and missions assigned by the CFO.
  • Participates in multisectoral humanitarian needs assessments and develops reports.

Networking and partnership building

  • Build and sustain effective working partnerships with different sector government counterparts and UNICEF program and section to enhance active information sharing and knowledge to deliver concrete and sustainable results.
  • Draft emergency communication and information materials for the field office emergency response advocacy.

Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

  • Devise/facilitate and support capacity building session to FO staff to enhance quality of reports produced.
  • Organize learning sessions for the field office team and partners on preparing quality humanitarian situation reports.

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

  • A university degree inin one of the following fields: Statistics, Information management and communication , or other related disciplines.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of relevant professional experience in in humanitarian information management, Emergency preparedness and response planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting.
  • Training/experience in emergency response management is highly desirable.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF values and competency Required
1. Core Values
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Accountability
2. Core Competencies
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.




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