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ICT & GIS Specialist

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Job Description

ROLE PURPOSE:
The Household Economy Approach Utilization (HEA-U) activity is a one (1) year project that will support evidence based decision making and strengthen the Government of Ethiopia’s analytic capacity and information management to complement and support the GOE’s ongoing efforts to establish a
multi-hazard, multi-sector early warning system. The ICT and GIS Specialist will be responsible for integrating the use of innovative Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Geographic Information Systems applications to collect, analyze and disseminate data to support decision making among Government and humanitarian partners. S/he oversees and provides leadership for all ICT and GIS-related activities that are associated with activity planning and implementation, and will advise the HEA Activity team on the application of geospatial information and analyses. The incumbent is expected to lead training and capacity building efforts targeting the Government of Ethiopia and partner staff on the utilization of innovative technologies to strengthen emergency and development programs. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Chief of Party, HEA-U
Staff reporting to this post: None
Budget Responsibilities: None
Role Dimensions: (e.g. complexity, relationships, communication with stakeholders)
A.KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Facilitate and organize learning events (20%)
• tailors the Household Economy Approach Project’s generation and application of GIS to support application of livelihoods data to inform emergency and development programming.
• Facilitates discussions within the Project team to integrate geospatial information and analyses into strategic planning, activity implementation, and Learning, Monitoring, and Evaluation (LME).
• In collaboration with the Knowledge Management team, prepare, present, and disseminate livelihoods data and communications resources tailored to the priorities of internal and external audiences in a visual and dynamic fashion.
• Provides geographic analysis to guide evidence-based planning
• Leads the development and management of databases to increase the efficiency of access to and quality of data that supports decision making.
• Lead the design of a user-friendly web-portal to archive data and enhance user access to materials and reports.
• Lead the development of web-based applications that provide access to downloadable tools that support ongoing on-demand analysis.
• Lead the development and facilitation of training on geospatial analysis and use of Geographic Information Systems, tailored to GOE and partners implementing emergency and development programming.
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
Accountability:
 Leads and Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
 Holds suppliers accountable to deliver on their responsibilities
Ambition:
 Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and takes responsibility for their own personal development
 Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
 Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale
Collaboration:
 Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
 Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.
Creativity:
 Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
 Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach
Integrity:
 Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
 Displays consistent excellent judgement

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

·       Skills BSC/ BA in the relevant field such as information systems and information and communication technology.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential

  • 8 years of relevant professional experience, in the field of data and information management systems and data analysis.

Desirable

  • Knowledge and experience in using Adobe and ArcGIS are highly desirable.
  • Proven technical experience in development and use of innovative technology, particularly in the areas of data, early warning and response monitoring, use of mobiles and open source, and training in the related field is highly desirable
  • Strong leadership; communication and time management skills
  • Experience with multi-sectoral nutrition projects such as USAID ENGINE or USAID Growth through Nutrition

 

 

KEY COMPETENCIES

Generic Competencies

·      Child Rights: Promotes an enabling environment for participation, and accountability to children

·      Be the Innovator: Promotes innovation to find new and better approaches to driving progress for children

Deliver Results at Scale: Promotes a clear focus on impact in a project and programme design, management, and oversight

Generic Competencies

  • Being the Voice of Children: Promotes evidence-based policy and public engagement that includes the voices of children and their communities
  • Advancing Equality & Inclusion: Displays a commitment to ensuring everything we do considers the most deprived and marginalised children and adolescent
  • Building & Strengthening Partnerships: Promotes working with diverse partners as critical to delivery

Child Rights: Promotes the rights of children in own work and in work with colleagues and peerS,

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI’s global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Gender Equality Policies, supported by relevant procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Safeguarding our Staff:

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SC Health and Safety policies and procedures.

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. The duty station of the position holder will be in Addis Ababa This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.

The Organization

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
• No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
• All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
• Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

How to Apply

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at http://www.savethechildren.net/careers

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants who meet the MINIMUM requirements should apply using the below link:

https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en

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