Information Analyst Project Lead (International) - Tigray - Ethiopia

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: iMMAP
Closing date: 22 Feb 2021

Organization

iMMAP is an international nongovernmental organisation that provides information management services to humanitarian and development organizations. Through information management, we help our partners target assistance to the world’s most vulnerable populations. Our core philosophy is that better data leads to better decisions and that better decisions lead to better outcomes. iMMAP’s critical support to information value chains helps to solve operational and strategic challenges of our partners in both emergency and development contexts by enabling evidence-based decision-making for better outcomes.

Background

The conflict in the Tigray region, which began in November 2020, has caused additional forced displacement and increased humanitarian needs in Tigray and in other parts of the country. Since the beginning of the conflict, humanitarian actors have faced strong difficulties in conducting on the ground assessments of the humanitarian needs due to the lack of access and communication blackout. Alternative ways for assessing have been explored and different actors have already positioned themselves to provide those services. Since the end of December 2020, access is being slowly permitted and telephone lines are beginning to be restored in some areas. Therefore, actors are starting to conduct their own assessments. Nevertheless, OCHA and other clusters consider that many needs are still not addressed: for example, there are still information gaps on specific thematics or specific areas that are not covered by the existing assessment initiatives. Additionally, some actors implicated in some joint assessments or conducting their own assessments don’t always have the capacity to manage the data in a qualitative way and would need support for cleaning, managing, analyzing and visualizing the data. Through this project, iMMAP proposes to fill the information gaps and provide the needed technical support in order to meet the needs shared by the implicated actors.

In this framework, iMMAP is searching for an Information Analyst with management competencies to lead the project. The position is home-based with travel to Addis Ababa at the beginning of the project for the kick off.

Description of Duties

  • Program and technical management :
  • Ensure the proper management of the project;
  • Develop workplans for the project implementation as well for internal workflows of the project team;
  • Coordinate with stakeholders responding to the Tigray crisis in order to implement the program in a coordinated manner;
  • Review all project deliverables to ensure quality of products;
  • Ensure that the analysis produced are in line with quality standards and that they meet needs;
  • Ensure the successful closure of the project and its transition to new phases if applicable;
  • Coordinate and lead the implementation of the project, including engaging with third party service providers (Premise) and the needs assessment and analysis community in Ethiopia;
  • Work with iMMAP HQ to identify new funding opportunities for the project if needed.

  • Human resources:

  • Recruit the project team in collaboration with HQ;

  • Manage and lead the project team to meet project objectives and results.

  • Representation:

  • Represent iMMAP with local and international stakeholders of the Tigray response to ensure a proper project coordination;

  • Represent iMMAP with the donor to present the project results and progress, as requested;

  • Represent iMMAP in all Inter Agency Coordination forums at the Country level and work in close collaboration with Clusters and OCHA in country.

Requirements

  • Education
  • Bachelor's degree in economics, statistics, political science, social sciences and other similar areas or relevant demonstrated humanitarian experience;

  • Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience in information management and data analysis is required;

  • A minimum of 4 years of work experience in the humanitarian sector is required;

  • Knowledge of the humanitarian ecosystem and coordination mechanism is essential;

  • Previous working experience in the humanitarian sector in Ethiopia is an asset;

  • Experience in remote management required;

  • Knowledge of the DEEP platform is an asset;

  • Good knowledge in developing and using analysis frameworks to guide data collection and analysis;

  • Experience in desk review and research;

  • Experience in leading analysis team, teaching analysis, and analytical thinking tools;

  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques and approaches;

  • Experience with analytical writing;

  • Experience with project reporting.

  • Skills and Knowledge

  • Strong analytical skills, and apt at turning abstract discussions into concrete ideas;

  • Proven and well-developed influencing and relationship-building skills in dealing with stakeholders at all levels;

  • Demonstrable highly developed written and oral communication skills;

  • Ability to develop and carry out work plans and solve problems independently;

  • Ability to work and manage teams remotely;

  • Rigor and attention to details;

  • Excellent analytical writing skills;

  • Excellent communications and reporting skills;

  • An understanding of the analysis spectrum and specific analytical techniques to ensure each level of analysis is covered, i.e., descriptive, explanatory, interpretive, anticipative, and prescriptive analysis;

  • Knowledge of techniques and criteria to assess the reliability of sources and credibility of information;

  • An ability to work with both quantitative and qualitative data;

  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment;

  • Ability to perform well on tight deadlines, flexible attitude;

  • Ability to train, coach and onboard peers in regards to information management and analysis;

  • Excellent written and spoken English.

  • Software

  • **Knowledge of Microsoft Office package with strong skills in Excel is mandatory;

  • Knowledge of The DEEP platform and Premise are added values.

Guiding Principles

Personnel is expected to conduct itself in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and iMMAP’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all Countries.

iMMAP has zero-tolerance for sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, human trafficking, child abuse and exploitation. Any violations of these principles and policies will be treated as serious misconduct.

iMMAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer regardless of background.

How to apply:

Please apply through: https://careers.immap.org/jobs/138



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