GBV AoR – Information Management Consultant

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The Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Information Management Consultant works as part of the GBV Area of Responsibility (AoR) Coordination Team of the Humanitarian and Fragile Context Branch and will be based in Geneva. The GBV AoR Strategy 2018 – 2020 highlights that data and IM is a crucial part of coordination and quality response and requires greater investment. Currently there are significant gaps in capacity for specialized GBV IM, which impacts the narrative of GBV and the integration of GBV into humanitarian system-wide response. There is a need for the GBV AoR to build up capacity in line with IASC guidance and the expectation that lead-agencies provide IM capacity at country level to support coordination capacity, enabling 1) HCT leadership through increased GBV sub-cluster capacity to provide analysis and strategic advice, in line with the Protection Policy 2) a stronger evidence base for the GBV response, 3) and stronger resource mobilization at country level, to address the important gaps that exist in the GBV sector.

JOB PURPOSE

The Consultant will develop IM capacity within the GBV AoR, in line with the GBV AoR Strategy. He/she will participate in all relevant GBV-related data initiatives and provide direct technical support to GBV colleagues in the field in collecting, analyzing, sharing, disseminating and using GBV-related data. He/she will function as the technical backstop and be in charge of developing the methodology related to GBV IM. He/she will represent the GBV AoR in inter-agency groups such as the Information Management Working Group (IMWG), the Protection Information Management (PIM)/Analysis Task Team, liaise with the GBVIMS Inter Agency Project and other relevant initiatives as well as close collaboration with other clusters such as the Global Protection Cluster, other AoRs, and other clusters. Moreover, he/she will be responsible for ensuring that GBV risk indicators are collected and used in different tools to develop and rollout GBV AoR IM products and toolkits as well as develop best practice guidance for colleagues.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Specifically, the GBV IM Consultant is expected to:

– Build IM capacity both at headquarters, regional, and in country. Define operational and funding requirements
– Lead on processes to develop and strengthen IM and analytical capacity including through developing analytical frameworks, tools, and guidance
– Lead on methodology development for global IM guidance regarding needs analysis, including methodology on the calculation of people in need, indicators for severity ranking, and composite measures
– Lead on the methodology development for global IM guidance regarding response monitoring, including the development of outcome indicators and updated indicator registries
– Continue to rollout the GBV AoR IM and Coordination Toolkits by collecting and developing tools and guidance
– Provide training to existing and new GBV IM staff at country level
– Provide IM support to the development of the GBV AoR website and update relevant content
– Maintain awareness and promote the use of innovative GBV IM products, systems and methodology;
– Provide off- and on-site support to GBV Sub-Cluster Coordinators and GBV IMOs to develop and strengthen their GBV IM products, systems and processes through guidance and capacity development;
– Support the GBV Coordinators and IMs during the HNO HRP process by responding to IM questions and concerns, developing new indicators for the OCHA registry, and provide an annual guidance note for the GBV Sub-Clusters based on any changes in the requirements.
– Coordinate IM support and follow-up with REGA deployments.
– Other tasks as assigned by the GBV AoR Global Coordinator or her designate.

QUALIFICATIONS:

– Advanced University Degree or equivalent in gender studies, social anthropology, law and women’s rights, sociology, cultural studies, public health, demography, socio-economics, or other related field.
– Minimum 5 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in areas relevant to Information Management, analysis, and needs assessments
– Knowledge of the UN system, the Cluster Approach and the Transformative Agenda.
– Strong track record of programme monitoring and evaluation.
– Demonstrated skills in communication, and training and mentoring to GBV and non-GBV specialists in GBV IM standards and principles.
– Strong interest and motivation for inter-agency coordination.
– Fluency in English. Good working knowledge of French and/or Arabic is strongly encouraged.

TECHNICAL COMPTENCIES:

– Proven technical expertise managing data and information cycle: from data collection, storage, and analysis for diverse datasets (e.g. datasets on needs, situation, response, coordination, funding, etc.), as well as presenting information in understandable, effective and visually appealing tables, charts, graphs, maps, visuals and reports (such as snapshots, dashboards, gap analysis, etc.)
– Proven technical expertise designing and coordinating assessments: solid understanding of both quantitative and qualitative data collection techniques (in particular Focus Group Discussions)
– Proven understanding of analysis and the ability to advice GBV IMOs and coordinators on the use of indicators, severity ranking, composite measures, and monitoring and evaluation.
– Proven understanding of the specific safety and ethical concerns related to GBV data, analysis of GBV IM data, as well as illustrating trends, based on gender and GBV analysis of nes.
– Demonstrated skills in data analysis and visualiz ation

HOW TO APPLY:

All applicants should send application letter and CV to Astrid Haaland at haaland@unfpa.org, with a copy to Abdallah Gagaz at gagaz@unfpa.org at latest by 2 October 2018.

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