UNICEF Information Management Specialist (Nutrition Cluster) Jobs in Ethiopia

UNICEF Information Management Specialist (Nutrition Cluster) Jobs in Ethiopia


  • UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

  • Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

  • And we never give up.

  • For every child, Health

  • Ethiopia continues to face consequences of climate-induced shocks and intercommunal conflict and violence that were compounded in 2020 by the negative consequences of desert locust infestation and the COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently a deteriorating food security situation (compromised access to markets, high food prices), a weaken access to health and nutrition services were some of the factors that led to a deteriorating Nutrition situation country wide.

    How can you make a difference?

  • With the support of the National Nutrition Cluster Coordination Team and under the supervision of the Tigray Cluster Coordinator, the Tigray Nutrition Cluster IMO will be responsible for providing support to the Nutrition Cluster at the sub-national level in Mekelle and Shire of Tigray Region, Ethiopia.

    The Nutrition Cluster IMO major tasks and outputs will include but not be limited to:

    Core cluster function 1: Supporting service delivery/outputs

  • In consultation with Cluster partners, Regional Government, and Sub-national Cluster Coordinators identify key humanitarian IM products, develop/adapt templates for collecting this information, support the cluster and the cluster partners in producing a consolidated IM product in a periodical manner.

  • Support OCHA & Cluster coordination team in conducting the mapping of all current and potential actors– government, national and international humanitarian organizations as well as national institutions, the private sector through provision of regular inputs/updates to on the clusters 3/4/5 W’s (Who, What, Where, When and for Whom) matrix, cluster priority response matrix and other tools.

  • Facilitate information flow between the cluster and cluster partner programs by clearly outlining how data is collected, collated and analyzed, and facilitate the identification of information gap gaps geographically and programmatically.

  • Assist in developing mechanisms to eliminate duplication of service delivery based on existing data and proactively strive for effective methods of acquiring data from the relevant stakeholders to fill information gap.

  • Prepare cluster meeting minutes and circulate the cluster meeting outputs, presentations & minutes.

  • Regularly update and maintain contact list of all nutrition cluster partners and working groups.
    Web development - Maintenance

  • Timely initiation and maintenance of the Tigray Nutrition cluster website or Drive by uploading key documents and information relevant to nutrition cluster activities.

  • In case the website needs to be restructured, take a lead role in such a restructuring by requesting OCHA support and communicate any website issues to OCHA.

    Core cluster function 2: Informing strategic decision-making of the HC/HCT for the humanitarian response

  • Manage an inventory of database that contains relevant documents on the humanitarian situation (multi-sectorial assessments, nutrition surveys, and SMART surveys, assessment reports of other relevant clusters such as WASH, Food Security, Health etc., and other relevant information).

  • Provide IM support for the contribution on preparation of the HNO and nutrition situation analysis”. By the use of GIS for geographic data management, analysis and production, compile the data and create maps in a timely manner and as needed to assist the nutrition cluster activities as well as partners and other stakeholders. Produce maps but not limited to the following products:

  • Operational presence

  • NiE interventions coverage

  • Nutrition priority/response/gap maps

  • Survey coverage/results maps

  • Other maps as agreed by the partners

    Core cluster function 3: Prioritization, grounded in response analysis, and Core cluster function 4: Advocacy

  • Work with Cluster partners to keep and maintain an up to date database and information for nutrition programming. Make this information available to facilitate planning and to facilitate impact assessment of the cluster response by the cluster and other stakeholders. Update the database and reporting tools structure as needed, aligning with revisions of the Humanitarian Response Plan.

  • Compile regular inputs on the
    emergency affected areas for subnational level cluster with the expected outputs which included but not limited to:

  • Cluster meeting support material (e.g. maps, CMAM data).

  • Cluster bulletins/newsletter/dashboards.

  • Nutrition cluster operational planning /response matrix.

  • Monthly/weekly summaries of nutrition activities for required situation reports (sitreps) and for programming.

  • Provide 3/4/5 W’s and other data to OCHA as requested.

  • Support the Tigray nutrition cluster in developing regular region level data and information based on agreed outputs and share this information with stakeholders through a website or similar means e.g. through dashboards and newsletters or bulletins.

  • Work with Cluster partners to identify information gaps at sub-national levels and propose ways to bridge information gaps.

  • Work with the OCHA Information Management Specialist to develop appropriate supportive IM strategies for inter-cluster collaboration.

  • Where applicable, participate in the Inter-cluster IMWG and represent interests of Nutrition Cluster in it.

    Core cluster function 5: Monitoring and reporting the implementation of the cluster strategy and results

  • Undertake regular monitoring visits to review the responses and provide oversite for quality control for partners reporting.

  • In collaboration with the Cluster coordinators, rectify any gaps identified in reporting against the Tigray Nutrition Cluster indicators of the service delivery (quantity, quality, coverage, continuity and cost) by regularly communicating and discussing the gaps with cluster partners and providing technical support aim at enhancing timely and quality reporting.

  • Work with cluster partners on reporting sex and age disaggregated data, that should inform Nutrition Cluster analysis.

    Core cluster function 6: Build National Capacity Building for Preparedness and Contingency Planning

  • Promote and provide training and capacity building activities of the Tigray Nutrition Cluster partners for reporting, use of the IM outputs, etc.

  • Support the Tigray cluster coordination team and cluster partners in preparedness and contingency planning: consolidation of inputs by partners for the ERP, maintenance/update of the nutrition database to ensure quick access to data for analysis, and other IM tools, etc.

    Core cluster function 7: Accountability to Affected Population

  • Support the cluster coordination team and cluster partners in setting up and maintaining a cluster complaint and feedback mechanism based on the inputs/guidance provided and feedback regularly to the cluster partners.

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in preferably in Computer Science, Media or Social Sciences or any discipline related to Information Management from an accredited academic institution.

  • A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.

  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experience in Information Management, including a minimum of two years of experience in the emergency humanitarian operations.

  • Knowledge of cluster approach, UN System, and NGO humanitarian community.

  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

    For every Child, you demonstrate

  • UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The UNICEF competencies required for this post are

  • Builds and maintains Partnerships.

  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness.

  • Drive to achieve results for impact.

  • Innovates and embraces change.

  • Manages ambiguity and complexity.

  • Thinks and acts strategically.

  • Works collaboratively with others.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Information Management Specialist (Nutrition Cluster) Jobs in Ethiopia ​


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