Information Management Officer at UNICEF -For Nigerian nationals only

Job no: 568438
Contract type: Temporary Appointment
Duty Station: Abuja
Level: NO-1
Location: Nigeria
Categories: Emergency

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 fulfil 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, a childhood. 

For every child, safety 

In Nigeria, UNICEF works in a complex humanitarian and development setting to fulfill and protect children’s rights in partnership with the government, civil society, children, and families.  UNICEF Nigeria is one of the largest UNICEF Country Offices globally – click the link to learn more about UNICEF in Nigeria:

Summary of key functions/accountabilities: 

Under the Emergency Manager’s overall supervision and general guidance, the Information Management Officer will be responsible for the below-mentioned tasks and outputs to enable evidence-based analysis and decision-making. 

GIS mapping 

  • Provision of IM services, including GIS mapping for emergency-related decision-making, including data collection, collation, analysis, and dissemination.  
  • Provide technical support to the newly established GIS unit of the National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA), in close consultation with the Emergency Specialist. 
  • Conduct the biannual partners’ and service mapping of the Northwest Coordination Forum, by collecting and synthesizing data from UN agencies and NGOs.  
  • Produce infographics and maps for donor and other reports and presentations.  
  • Focal point for UNICEF GeoSight platform and integration into the Emergency Preparedness Platform (EPP) upgrade. 

Cash transfer data management 

  • Undertake the data management of emergency-led Humanitarian Cash Transfers (HCT) on the Humanitarian Cash Operation and Programme EcoSystem (HOPE), in close consultation with the NCO cash experts 
  • Conduct the comparative analysis of cash recipients and government state social registries in close consultation with the Programme Specialist. 

Data analysis and knowledge management 

  • Adapt existing in-country information management approaches for collecting, analyzing, and reporting Sector activities and resources, and identifying information gaps, as needed 
  • Establish and maintain information databases that consolidate, analyze and report/disseminate information critical to decision making 
  • Keep abreast of global standards for information management for inter-operability 
  • Manage flows of information and dissemination in an appropriate way, including website and SharePoint management 
  • Manage an inventory of relevant documents on the humanitarian situation, including the repository of Northwest Coordination Forum assessments.  
  • Support the development and analysis of needs assessment and monitoring programmes, including Humanitarian Performance Monitoring (HPM) as needed. 
  • Serve as knowledge management focal point of the emergency team 
  • Undertake other duties as relevant 

To qualify as an advocate for every child, you will have… 

  • A first level university degree (Bachelor’s) in Information Systems/Information Management, Statistics, Mathematics, Data Management, Computer Science or a related field is required. 
  • GIS mapping expertise, and familiarity with ArcGIS is required. 
  • Minimum two (2) years of similar work experience in Information Management preferably with NNGOs/INGOs and/or the UN is required. 
  • Experience in major emergency response relevant to the sector is highly desirable. 
  • Excellent written and spoken English is required.  

For every Child, you demonstrate… 

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values 

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…   

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others. 

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic. 
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. 
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. 


UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable women are encouraged to apply. UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  

Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Deadline: 29 Dec 2023 W. Central Africa Standard Time

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