UNHCR Senior Data, Identity Management and Analysis Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

UNHCR Senior Data, Identity Management and Analysis Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

  • The UNHCR Data Transformation Strategy 2020-2025 envisions that by 2025 UNHCR becomes a trusted leader on data and information related to refugees and other persons of concern, thereby enabling actions to protect and to empower persons of concern.

  • The Strategy stipulates investing in four complementary priority areas: data management and governance; information systems; capacities and skill development; and culture for evidence-informed decision-making.

  • The strategy envisages data and information management functions in UNHCR carried out in a complementary and inter-linked manner between Headquarters Divisions and Services, Regional Bureaux, country operations and key external partners, including persons of concern.


  • Lead the activities of the DIMA, including supervision of staff within the DIMA Unit.

  • Translate relevant data global strategies for their implementation at the regional and/or country level.

  • Prepare and implement regional or country strategies for data and information management, registration and identity management, analysis and statistics.

  • Oversee implementation of and compliance with standards for data related activities at the country and regional level in the functional areas of data and information management, registration, and identity management, analysis and statistics.

  • Ensure that the country operations receive technical support and guidance in the functional areas of data and information management, registration and identity management, analysis and statistics.

  • Lead on exploring and establishing regional partnerships that strengthen the quality and use of data, statistics and analysis.

  • Review and approve systems (i.e. digital applications) development requests from country operations to be elevated to HQs for the final decision-making, as part of the governance structure between HQs, the Regional Bureau and the countries.

  • Participate and represent in (as delegated) data governance bodies, both internal and external, including interagency fora, activities and processes.

  • Prepare and implement regional or country capacity development strategy in its functional areas consistent with global strategies and in collaboration with relevant entities and services.

  • Chair and lead relevant bodies/platforms necessary to fulfil data-related responsibilities.

  • Act as a Data Protection Officer at the regional level or Data Protection Focal Point at country level as delegated by the Regional Director or Country Representative.

  • Review analytical reports and documents for internal and external use.

  • Perform other related duties as required.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Education & Professional Work Experience

    Years of Experience / Degree Level

  • For P5 - 12 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 11 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 10 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree

    Field(s) of Education

  • Law; Development Social Sciences;

  • Information Technology, with focus on Database development, Data management and Analysis;

  • Demography; Geography; Political Science; Business Administration;

  • Humanities; Statistics International Relations; Economics;

  • Information Management; Physical Science; Data Science; GIS;

  • or other
    relevant field.
    (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

    Certificates and/or Licenses

  • Certification Programme International Protection (Registration and Identity Management module)

  • Certification Programme International Protection (Data Protection module)

  • Certification Programme International Protection (Integrity module)

  • Training on Emergency Registration

  • Operational Data Management Learning Programme

  • UNHCR Needs Assessment eLearning

  • Interagency Coordination Learning Programme (Information Management module)

  • Protection Information Management Training
    (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

    Relevant Job Experience


  • At least 8 years of substantive experience related to data and information management in humanitarian and/ or development contexts;

  • Strong understanding of the principles and concepts of international protection and UNHCR;

  • Ability to explain data and related systems in accessible language for business owners and to translate business requirements to data technical teams;

  • Experience with phases of the data management lifecycle and associated methodologies;

  • Demonstrated data literacy, especially the ability to derive information from data and present evidence to decision-making;

  • Strong team-building, managerial, planning, coordination and representation skills;

  • Field experience, preferably in a humanitarian context;

  • Familiarity with planning, programming, strategic planning, project development, budgeting and resource mobilization;

  • Demonstrated ability for leadership in the context of partnership building and consensual decision-making;

  • Experience working with partners, including host and donor Governments, humanitarian and development partners.


  • Experience in process re-engineering (process redesign, process transformation, or change management);

  • Experience with data sharing, data management, and data analysis;

  • Technical expertise in registration, identity or biometric management systems. Experience with UNHCR┬┐s PRIMES applications;

  • Knowledge of national and international statistical systems;

  • Demonstrated understanding of civil registration and other national population registration systems. Demonstrated knowledge of UNHCR and interagency policies, standards, programmes and operations.

    Functional Skills

  • PR- Civil Registration;

  • PR-Individual Case Management;

  • PR-Protection related guidelines, standards and indicators;

  • DM-Data collection methodologies;

  • DM-Data Management;

  • MS-Data Collection and Analysis;

  • DM-Population census and econometrics;

  • DM-Protection Data Management Systems;

  • PR-Cluster Information Management Tools, Resources and Approaches;

  • PG-Needs Assessment and Response Analysis;

  • DM-Data governance, quality assurance and preservation

  • DM-Data Interoperability

  • DM-Data science methodologies

  • DM-Development of and revision of data standards

  • DM-Qualitative data analysis

  • DM-Quantitative data analysis

    (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

    How to Apply

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