Background Information - UNOPS
UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.
Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.
UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.
Working with us
UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-
focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.
With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures.
We promote a balanced, diverse workforce a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.
Work life harmonization : UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.
Functional responsibilities :
The Information Management Associate will be based in Maiduguri in the UNMAS office situated in a UN compound and will work under the direct supervision of the Programme and Communications Officer.
The Information Management (IM) Associate will coordinate the Information Management System for Mine Action (IMSMA) for UNMAS Nigeria and he / she will be responsible for the following tasks :
Information Management (IM) Responsibilities :
Ensure proper functioning of IMSMA database including installing and maintaining IMSMA database
Install IMSMA on partners devices and train partners on its use
Ensure the accuracy and operational functioning of the designed links of the database
Train junior staff on IMSMA and provide remote support to UNMAS programmes
Verify and record all field data from implementers and partners into the IMSMA database
Perform quality assurance and related checks during and after data entry
Produce statistics and reports from the data
Create and maintain comprehensive soft and hard archive systems
Update both soft and hard archive systems on weekly basis
Create and maintain the file and document management system of the programme
Create and update IM processes Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
Engage with Mine Action partners to obtain information and improve data collecting
Liaise with partners and represent UNMAS Nigeria in meetings related to the functions
Make recommendations and provide advice on the technical information management requirements
Conduct monthly checks of IMSMA reports to ensure completeness, integrity and quality
Geographic Information System (GIS) Responsibilities :
Prepare and print informative maps with mine action and other available data
Maintain and contribute to the operations mapping archive
Other Responsibilities :
Assist with IT and other general computer related issues
Contribute to Network Administration
Assist with Database training and technical assistance to implementing partners and external stakeholders
Create and update photo catalogue of received photos from mine action activities
Perform any other duties assigned by the Programme and Communications Officer
Reporting : Provide reports related to UNMAS Nigeria work plan.
Education / Experience / Language requirements : Open to Nationals or persons with a valid Nigeria residence / work permit
An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in information management, computer science, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or related field with a minimum of one year of relevant experience; OR
A first level university degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in information management, computer science, Geographic Information Systems or related field with a minimum of three years of relevant experience; OR
A secondary education degree (High School Diploma or equivalent) and a minimum of seven years of relevant experience
Relevant experience is defined as experience in information management, computer science, GIS, database management or data collection
Experience with handling confidential data and understanding of different data collection methodologies is desired
Experience in web design and software development is desired
Language requirements : Fluency in English (speaking, writing and reading) is required