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Information Management Analyst, GBV – Mogadishu-Somalia

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Job Description
Job Title
NATIONAL POST: Information Management Analyst, GBV – Mogadishu-Somalia, SB4(SC8)
Job ID
Arab States
Full/Part Time


This post is non-rotational.



Closing date:  5 March 2021

Duty station: Mogadishu, Somalia

Post type: Service Contract

Duration: One year renewable (*)


(*) Possibility for contract renewal based on need, performance, and availability of funds and in  accordance with SC Guidelines

Background Information


The Position:

The Information Management Analyst for GBV AOR (Area of Responsibility) position is located in the UNFPA Mogadishu Head Office and reports overall to the GBV/Gender Specialist and directly to the GBV Sub-Cluster Coordinator.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.


Introduction and Background

UNFPA is the lead agency of the Gender-Based Violence Area of Responsibility (GBV AOR) in Somalia and co-chairs GBV clusters at national and regional levels with the Ministry of Gender and active GBV focused NGOs and other stakeholders. The Somalia GBV humanitarian response has active GBV coordination hubs across Somalia. However, the operations of the Coordination hubs in ensuring effective coordination of GBV programmes, sharing of information and data, showing leadership through improved visibility and presence for GBV programming is greatly inhibited by the ability of the GBV coordination platform to harness information and data to show results, challenges and gaps to advance advocacy for improved funding opportunities to broaden scope and quality of programming. As a result, the GBV coordination and response in Somalia requires the services of an information management officer to increase effectiveness, improve coordination, visibility and advocacy for GBV programming. This will also strengthen UNFPA’s leadership.

The strategic objective is to contribute to more effective GBV coordination and programming through robust information management for the GBV sub cluster coordination.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities



Job Purpose:

Under the overall guidance of the GBV/Gender Specialist and direct supervision of GBV Sub-Cluster Coordinator, the Information Management Analyst manages information and provides coordination services resulting in the production of material that will form major part of information products shared to donors to contribute to leveraging resources for the GBV AOR partners.   Ultimately this increases effectiveness, improves coordination, visibility and advocacy for GBV programming while strengthening UNFPA’s leadership.

The Information Management Analyst works in close collaboration with the GBV clusters at national and regional levels with the Ministry of Gender and active GBV focused NGOs and other stakeholders.

You would be responsible for:

Developing and maintaining GBV sub sector interactive dashboards, production of graphic representation of monthly/quarterly gender and age disaggregated GBV field service provision information products for the GBV sub sector.

The GBV Sub-Cluster is an “area of responsibility” under the Global Protection Cluster and the mechanism through which gender-based violence in emergencies is coordinated within the inter-agency humanitarian system.

The GBV Sub-Cluster’s objective is to ensure more predictable, accountable and effective GBV prevention and response in emergencies. In countries where the Cluster System has been initiated, UNFPA has the responsibility for either establishing and/or leading a GBV coordination body (often called a “GBV Sub-Cluster”) under the Protection Cluster or for actively identifying and supporting another agency to take on this role. 

Most clusters have recognized having an information management capacity as part of cluster coordination as good practice. Under the Transformative Agenda (“TA”), specifically as explained in the “Reference Module for Cluster Coordination at Country Level”,[1] Information Management (IM) is an essential cluster function during any emergency (L3 or other). In Cluster countries, the IMO consultant will work  in an inter-agency capacity to support information management within pre-existing GBV coordination bodies in order to promote the highest standards of GBV prevention and response, in line with global guidance and the phases of the Humanitarian Program Cycle (HPC), in particular in needs assessments, strategic planning and implementation and monitoring.

Improved information management is a core responsibility necessary to feed into elaboration of programming strategies, humanitarian funding processes, mainstreaming GBV into other sectors, engaging in advocacy and preparing situation reports (“sitreps”).  Information management is therefore an integral part of a coordinated approach to GBV.


Data Collection and Management

In line with WHO’s Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Researching, Documenting and Monitoring Sexual Violence in Emergencies:

  • Develop and administer relevant datasets and/or databases including content, structure, file location, backup system, using accepted international standards;
  • Collate data from 5Ws and utilize in analysis and development of quarterly and yearly dash boards and presence maps for the GBV sub clusters at national, regional and state levels.
  • Generate maps and other information graphics to support planning and decision-making;
  • Develop simple, user-friendly data reporting tools, in consultation with supervisor; ensuring sex, age and vulnerable groups disaggregation are taken into account;
  • Consolidate existing assessments on the GBV situation and/or work with relevant agencies, the displaced and host populations to conduct relevant participatory analyses of GBV. 
  • In collaboration with national and international GBV actors, map current institutional response capacities for GBV field responses.
  • Create and maintain an interactive GBV sub cluster dashboard for humanitarian response.
  • Support the GBV sub cluster coordinator in generating population in need figures, target and indicators for the development of HRP.


Programme Support

  • Support the GBV Sub-Cluster in the Information Management Working Group (IMWG) with relevant operational partners for efficient coordination of Information Management activities.
  • Ensure that the GBV Sub-Cluster activities documents are regularly shared and uploaded in the relevant platform and website (e.g www.humanitarianresponse.info)
  • Ensure that information collected contribute to strategic documents, such as the Humanitarian Needs Overview, Strategic and Humanitarian Response Plans, and Flash Appeals.
  • Work with the GBV sub cluster leads and Gender/GBV specialist to determine people in need and target population for the HRP development; in collaboration with the Protection cluster.
  • Assessment of the sub cluster’s information management needs, development and implementation of GBV Sub Sector’s information management strategy.


Knowledge Sharing and Communications

  • Ensure gender and sex aggregated data and inputs relevant to the GBV Sub-Cluster are provided.
  • Ensure continuous communication with other sectors/agencies’ Information Management Officers (IMOs) or enhanced coordination and mapping of humanitarian response activities and tools including harmonization of tools where necessary.
Qualifications and Experience



  • Masters with one year experience in Information Science, Geographical Information Systems, Computer Science or other relevant field.


  • Bachelor’s degree with three years’ experience in Information Science, Geographical Information Systems, Computer Science or other relevant field.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum  3 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in the field of Information Management;
  • Familiarity with Excel, desktop publishing (Microsoft publisher, adobe in-design, adobe illustrator & adobe photoshop) software, and basic website management. Excellent command of Microsoft Office suite (with emphasis on data manipulation in MS Excel or MS Access).
  • Professional experience with GBV or any other aspect of protection in emergencies, including demonstrated understanding of monitoring and evaluation (M&E).
  • Knowledge of the UN cluster system and how it operates.
  • Demonstrate knowledge on gender/GBV in Emergencies work, protection related guidelines, standards and indicators.
  • Relevant experience in working with the UN or other humanitarian organizations in emergency setting.
  • Excellent command of Microsoft Office suite (with emphasis on data manipulation in MS Excel or MS Access);
  • Fluency in Somali and English is essential (written and spoken).


      Knowledge in using ArcGIS and Adobe Suite software will be an asset.


Fluency in English and Somali both written and spoken is essential.

Required Competencies


• Exemplifying integrity
• Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
• Embracing diversity in all its forms
• Embracing change
Core Competencies:

• Achieving Results  
• Being Accountable
• Developing and Applying Professional Expertise/Business Acumen
• Thinking analytically and Strategically
• Working in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our Relationships
• Communicating for Impact


Functional Competencies:

  • Business acumen
  • Implementing management systems
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches
  • Client orientation
  • Organizational awareness
Compensation and Benefits

This position offers an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the level of the post.   The package includes a competitive net salary, annual leave, health insurance and other benefits.

Closing Statement



Note: UNFPA reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNFPA at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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