Cuso International Humanitarian Information Management Officer - All Nationalities Jobs in Ethiopia

Cuso International Humanitarian Information Management Officer - All Nationalities Jobs in Ethiopia


Closing date: 30 Sep 2019

Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Start Date Sep - Nov 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 6 Months

Language Requirements English

The Volunteer’s Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a humanitarian communications professional who is passionate about supporting the Growing Nutrition for Mothers and Children (GROW) project in Ethiopia.

This is an initiative to address under nutrition in women of reproductive age and children under five years of age.

As the Humanitarian Information Management Officer your primary role will be to facilitate communication flows to ensure that CARE decision-makers and key external stakeholders (including CARE implementing partners and disaster-affected communities) receive the information they need during an emergency response in a timely way.

This will require strengthening and streamlining existing information management systems to respond to vastly increased time-critical information demands from internal and external stakeholders.

Apply to this postion today and help make a difference in Ethiopia!

As a volunteer, you will:

  • Conduct periodic assessments (including field visits) to determine current and anticipated priority information needs of key target groups (CARE decision-makers, media/communications, fundraising, implementing partners, disaster-affected communities, donors, government and UN coordinators, etc.)

  • Lead the development and implementation of a communications/information management (IM) strategy for CARE’s emergency response which clarifies Information management approaches.
  • Provides streamlined protocols for collection and validation of information collected; and

  • Strengthen and streamline IM systems, including reinforce and oversee the maintenance of Emergency Operations Rooms in the CARE CO and Field Offices which
    are designed to provide clear display of updated status of CARE’s activities and priority follow-up actions to, for example, facilitate decision-making during meetings, proposal development, preparation of emergency strategies, presentations to donors, etc.

  • Information and Data Collection and Coordination by attending internal briefings, external meetings (e.g. cluster meetings), collect and (where appropriate) synthesize relevant documents, meet with CARE staff and undertake field visits as appropriate to remain up to date on the unfolding emergency situation and CARE’s response.
  • Also assist Country Office to produce necessary materials to disseminate information throughout CARE International and externally. Such materials may include situation reports, program strategy, fact sheets, briefing notes and any others requested by CARE International members.

  • Provide relevant training to field staff and partners in using information management systems, report drafting, etc.

    Essential Academic Qualifications:

  • University Degree in Information Science or equivalent combination of education and work experiences.

    Essential Professional Background:

  • Prior experience of setting up streamlined information management systems for a humanitarian agency during an emergency response.
  • Ability to undertake research under potentially difficult and sensitive conditions

    Support Package

  • Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)

  • Accommodation while in placement

  • Return airfare and visa/work permit costs

  • Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance

  • Pre-departure training and in-country orientation

  • Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

  • Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

  • Travel and accommodation for the pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation (more details below)

    How to Apply:

    Cuso International Humanitarian Information Management Officer - All Nationalities Jobs in Ethiopia

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