Job at iMMAP – Ethiopia, Technical Advisor

Job at iMMAP – Ethiopia, Technical Advisor
iMMAP – Ethiopia
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.

iMMAP is starting a 9 months project funded by ECHO aiming at providing IM support tailored to the needs of humanitarian actors responding to the crisis in Ethiopia. To help achieve this, iMMAP will conduct three core activities: to multi sectoral needs assessments, 2.production of humanitarian situation analysis reports through secondary data review, 3. provide dedicated IM support to the Protection Cluster as well as its sub-sectors (Child Protection, Gender Based Violence and House, Land and Properties Working Group).

For this project, iMMAP is looking for an International Technical Advisor.

  • Assist the Programme Manager in implementing the technical components of the projects
  • Develop technical SOPs, templates and tools for the IM services (support to coordinated needs assessment)
  • Building on other iMMAP similar projects, develop the methodology for the production of quarterly humanitarian situation monitoring report through Secondary Data Review
  • Provide technical support to the iMMAP national team
  • Provide support to the Programme manager on the global project management:
  • Ensure objectives are met within the required time frame and budget. Where necessary ensure preventative and corrective action is taken
  • Develop an implementation strategy which is appropriate to the country context and strategy.
  • Plan the mobilisation of resources for the implementation of program activities.
  • Manage a comprehensive activity plan, including resource needs analysis, covering the time frame.
  • Support programme implementation as needed, including: developing assessments, baselines, budgets, monitoring and evaluation systems, field visits to verify data, reporting and close-out.
  • Regularly assess and provide feedback and recommendations on the quality of the programmes.
  • Develop programming through identifying new opportunities, writing of project concept paper, proposal and budget for iMMAP using best practices in coordination with appropriate program units.
  • Any other technical support as requested by the Project Manager.
Staff Management
  • Through a consultative leadership style and a transparent and supportive communication structure, develop and build an effective iMMAP project team.
  • Ensure that staff receive appropriate and adequate training by providing coaching.
  • Attend periodic information management meetings with the iMMAP IMO team and country director to share updates on ongoing IM products and activities and promote good practices in the organisation.
  • Participate and represent iMMAO in cluster meetings and/or the IM working group.
  • National capacity building / Training – specific
  • Mentor iMMAP national staff to build capacity to include but not be limited to:
GIS and data management
Geospatial analysis and data analysis

Graduate of an Institute or University in the field of Information Technology, Information Management or Computer Sciences.

  • In-depth knowledge of database and GIS software, and computer networks, Good knowledge of related hardware and peripheral equipment.
  • A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian information management, GIS, database management/Administration (familiarity with PHP, HTML or any other programming language), data visualization, or data analysis is required.
  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience in the humanitarian sector is required.
  • Understanding of data QA/QC processes for information management are essential.
  • Advanced knowledge of software engineering theory and applications would be an asset.
  • Advanced knowledge of programming theory and relational database principles.
  • Experience with the Protection Cluster and/or the Protection Information Management approach is an asset.
  • Previous work experience in Ethiopia is an asset.
  • 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 perform well on tight deadlines, flexible attitude;
  • Excellent written and spoken English;
  • Demonstrable highly developed written and oral communication skills;
  • Knowledge of the humanitarian ecosystem and coordination mechanism is essential;
  • Knowledge of the humanitarian cluster system and the HNO and HRP processes;
  • Knowledge of multi-sector assessments and assessment frameworks;
  • Knowledge of mobile data collection applications, systems, tools and processes;
  • Strong skills in data visualisation and development of web based dashboards;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of structured analytical techniques and processes;
  • Knowledge of the Inter Agency IM Coordination structures.
  • **Knowledge of Microsoft Office package with strong skills in Excel is mandatory;
  • Knowledge of The DEEP platform is an added value;
  • Strong Knowledge of KoBo and/or ODK is mandatory;
  • Strong Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator is mandatory;
  • Strong Knowledge of QGIS and/or ESRI Solutions is mandatory.
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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.

Job Location: Ethiopia
Apply Before: July 1, 2021

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