iMMAP Senior IMO - Project Manager Malawi Jobs

iMMAP Senior IMO - Project Manager Malawi Jobs


Background
In Malawi, iMMAP will support a project led by the Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator (RCO) supported by the World Food Program (WFP) aiming at strengthening coordination in information management by enhancing data producers' capacity to collect, process, analyze and timely disseminate information to decision-makers.

  • The Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA), which has the mandate of coordinating emergencies in Malawi has an information management unit.

  • The project will build on the existing institutional and human assets currently available within DoDMA and develop mechanisms and tools to strengthen the IM processes.

  • The project will reinforce and streamline the DoDMA IM unit by ensuring a localised ownership of the workstreams proposed.

  • The project will also involve information managers in selected districts and clusters to strengthen information collection, thereby improving the availability and accessibility of humanitarian data by leveraging the existing IM expertise of DoDMA, the UN Data Unit, INGOs Humanitarian Subcommittee and OCHA.

    Through this project, iMMAP will be responsible for :

  • Conducting a mapping of capacity, stakeholders and data landscape;

  • Organizing a data summit aimed at improving exchange of best practices and innovative approaches using Big Data,

  • Providing technical support to target districts and clusters to strengthen their technical skills.

  • For this project, iMMAP is looking for a Senior IMO who will act as the Program Manager and who will have the responsibilities and skills described below.

    Responsibilities

  • The Senior IMO will support all goals and strategies of the iMMAP programme in its work with national partners, international partners and applicable donor agencies.

  • The Senior IMO will develop and maintain constant and good contacts with humanitarian partners.

    Operational

  • The Senior IMO will conduct a detailed stakeholder and capacity mapping at the national level at the beginning of the project, including a full detailed data landscape to assess potential information gaps:

  • Definition of the ToR and design of the mapping's roadmap

  • Conduct the mapping to identify information gaps within the DoDMA unit and over
    Write the report including the provision of specific recommendations.

  • The Senior IMO (and his team) will mentor DoDMA national staff and build their capacity.

  • This include a first assessment of IM capacities of the DoDMA IM Unit team and the design and implementation of a training and mentoring plan to strengthen their capacities on (not limited to):

  • GIS and data management

  • Data analysis

  • Data visualization

  • Geospatial analysis

  • Other activities depending on the needs.

    Project Management

  • Oversee the overall design of the program ensuring 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 mobilization of resources for the implementation of program activities.

  • Manage a comprehensive activity plan, including resource needs analysis, covering the time frame.

  • Proactively inform iMMAP Head of Office or HQ of identified opportunities, risks and risk mitigation relevant to the program planning and implementation.

  • Maintain an overview of the national and regional context with a view to the strategic development of the project both in the
    current identified sites and potential of future program extension and expansion.

    Financial Management

  • Ensure that budgets are spent according to donor proposals and regulations.

  • Monitor the spending of designated programme funds in the pre-operational phase of the program.

    Staff Management

  • Recruit the iMMAP team in Malawi

  • Ensure all identification, selection and contracting related issues for the staff of the designated project are carried out in accordance with iMMAP guidelines.

  • 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.

    Quality Management

  • Ensure designated projects are implemented in line with donor proposals and requirements.

  • Regularly assess and provide feedback and recommendations on the quality of the programmes.

    Representation

  • Build relationships on behalf of iMMAP with bilateral donors, international non-governmental organisations, implementation partners and other agencies relevant to the implementation of the programme.

    Requirements

    Education

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

  • At least 7 years of working experience in humanitarian Information Management on-field operational level and in a multi-cultural environment.

    Experience

  • 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.

  • Experience and knowledge in Data Science
    Experience and knowledge in establishing systems and overseeing programme start-up under limited time constraints as well as plan programme close-out.

  • Knowledge of basic programme development skills such as quantitative and qualitative monitoring and evaluation.

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

  • Understanding of data QA/QC processes for information management are essential.
    Possess advanced skills in MS-Access, MS SQL Server, Web design.

  • Advanced knowledge of software engineering theory and applications would be an asset.
    Advanced knowledge of programming theory and relational database principles.

    Soft skills

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

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

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

  • Ability to select, develop and lead teams.

  • Ability to work based on objectives.

  • Ability to coordinate with local administrators, government, NGOs working with community projects and agencies.

  • Ability to work under pressure and long hours at different locations.

  • Flexible and adaptable to any situation.

  • Self-reliant and able to work independently.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; iMMAP Senior IMO - Project Manager Malawi Jobs



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