Interagency Regional Information Management Delegate

  • Mid-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 3 August 2020

Job Description

Job Purpose

The Interagency Regional Information Management Delegate for West and Central Africa, Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) will support the Regional RCCE Technical Working Group and the community feedback sub-working in data collection, analysis, visualisation, sharing and mapping. The focus of the IM delegate will be to ensure guidance, coaching and capacity building for developing and rolling out RCCE data processes (with focus on qualitative data), systems and tools in a coordinated manner across regions and countries. Ways to present the data for operational decision making and to help refine community engagement approaches will be developed and improved, including systematic sharing of the information with key partners and stakeholders engaged in the COVID-19 response.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Information management support for the regional RCCE WG and the priority countries within the region

  • Design and implement an Information Management Strategy and workplan for the RCCE TWG founded on an analysis of the current community engagement information landscape.
  • Develop and maintain contact directories of Collective Service internal and external stakeholders.
  • Compile and regularly update global 4Ws mapping based on regional and country mappings.
  • Maintain close technical coordination with IM network (across partners) ensuring key learnings and developments are shared to enable greater IM for community engagement.

Data Analysis to improve situational awareness and support evidence-based planning and operations.

  • Design, develop/adapt and manage RCCE COVID-19 related databases, spreadsheets and other qualitative/quantitative data tools/templates such as the necessary feedback data collection forms, coding system ensuring that the methodology, purpose and use of data collected is sound and clear.
  • Initiate development of RCCE data Standard Operating Procedures tools and templates.
  • Support regional RCCE coordination structures with more effective or efficient means of conducting needs assessments and perceptions surveys, simple community feedback data triangulation approaches, methods to triangulate feedback data across countries and summarise trends, as well as ways to visualise consolidated feedback data to help inform decision-making, etc.
  • Coordinate with operational social science experts/groups on socio-cultural research; and synthesise/triangulate analysis to integrate key findings into response operations.
  • Support the regions/countries (targeted support to National Societies) with collecting and managing qualitative research data (such as perceptions data and community insights/feedback) and relationship with epidemiological trends (COVID19 but also other diseases, outbreaks, health services use) to improve situational awareness and support evidence-based planning and operations and how it relates to community engagement.
  • Identify products and processes to facilitate use of community feedback data to inform decisions.
  • Identify and build capacity for creating/updating these products and processes, including qualitative data analysis principles and evaluation ethics, qualitative data interpretation and reporting.
  • Provide qualitative data analysis training and technical assistance to staff and volunteers.
  • Conduct a process evaluation of the collection and use of community feedback data.

Content Management through information sharing platforms to ensure timely and accessible content

  • Develop and support a global inter-agency dashboard (connected to regional dashboards) to visualize evidence based on data coming from social research, community feedback, perception surveys and rumor tracking.
  • Manage platforms and tools that support data collection and analysis, including sharing resources, tools and guidelines.
  • Consolidate operational information on a regular schedule to support global COVID-19 related analysis and produce analytical products to inform decision-making at all levels.
  • Data visualisation: Produce and update COVID-19 related RCCE information products and templates for regional adaptation such as interactive maps, static maps, reports, charts and infographics by turning RCCE data into graphical products to convey messages and a storyline.

Knowledge management to promote dissemination of knowledge and information

  • Promote knowledge sharing through the Collective Service‚Äôs operational processes and systems by, among others, strengthening links between knowledge sharing and the information systems, and improving integration among information systems in the common service and broader RCCE coordination group, to facilitate seamless exchange of information across systems.
  • Develop processes for capture, storage, validation and retrieval of knowledge; both within the Collective Service and externally with others.
  • Promote collaborative tools to facilitate sharing of ideas and work among internal teams and external partners.
  • Identify and mitigate risks working with the Data Protection Legal Advisor risks, harm or opportunities regarding the IM, data process and outputs.

Education

  • Relevant university degree or higher education, preferably in management, social sciences or international development or demonstrated equivalent experience
  • Relevant Information Analysis or inter Agency analysis training.
  • IFRC Emergency Needs Assessments and Planning (ENAP) training or relevant Inter Agency Needs Assessments related training
  • IFRC Humanitarian Information Analysis Course (HIAC) or relevant Inter Agency analysis related training
  • IFRC Mobile Data Collection and Survey Design Training or relevant Inter Agency mobile data

Experience

  • At least five (5) years of experience in humanitarian and health emergencies with experience in undertaking and managing health information and qualitative data analysis in operations (at least 3 years in the humanitarian/health emergencies field context).
  • Experience in setting up and managing community feedback analysis approaches and systems
  • Experience within the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
  • Experience in an international organization or NGO

Knowledge, skills and languages

  • Good understanding of - or training in - current developments in the field of behavioural and social sciences, research approaches
  • Basic understanding of social statistics
  • Demonstrated ability in manipulating large data sets and in using data analysis tools, with focus on qualitative data analysis
  • Good analytical skills and knowledge of quantitative, qualitative and participatory research methodologies and analysis
  • Proven Information Management and data skills in the areas of mobile data collection, data visualisation, including mapping and M&E.
  • Demonstrated familiarity in using KoBo / Open Data Kit, QGIS, ESRI, Tableau and Illustrator
  • Ability to get consensus and collaboration across many operational units; ability to explain complex concepts in layman\u0027s language; ability to generate enthusiasm; ability to communicate with all levels of management and staff.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to clearly and accurately convey information.

Competencies and values

  • Professionalism
  • Communications
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • National Society and customer relations
  • Building alliances
  • Accountability
  • Creativity and innovation



DEADLINE: August 12, 2020

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