Jobs at United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

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Management Information System Analyst, UNFPA
Location: Lagos
Experience: 5 year(s)
Course of Study: Computer Science
Required Grade: Not Specified


The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the leading UN organization in Reproductive Health and Population and Development, is recruiting personnel for the following position in the Abuja Office:

Background and Rationale

With Current humanitarian situation in North Eastern Nigeria and the dynamics of IDPs, the need to enhance the capacity of the Country Office to produce and disseminate near real time data for effective planning , execution, monitoring and evaluation of programmes, especially humanitarian emergencies, in the country has become very imperative. This can be facilitated by a robust Management Information System (MIS), which is currently not available at the country office. The MIS will facilitate timely collection, analysis and dissemination/sharing of information; and offer complete and current information, allowing the office to operate more efficiently and make better and more informed decisions. Moreover, risk and disaster issues, which is responsibility of National Emergency Agency (NEMA) is an emerging phenomena with little or no data. The Agency has requested for Technical Assistance to strengthen its capacity for data collection, analyses, reporting and dissemination. Hence there is an urgent need for an analyst to strengthen the data collection, analyses, reporting and dissemination at the country office. More specifically, the consultant will set up an MIS in the Country Office, enhance the capacity of the CO to analyse and disseminate data in humanitarian setting and provide technical assistance to NEMA, SEMA, NPopC and other UNFPA Implementing Partners as may be required.


The aim of the recruitment is to strengthen the capacity the Country office to collect, collate analyse and disseminate, and manage a programme MIS and provide technical assistance to NEMA, SEMA and other UNFPA Implementing partners as may be required from time to time. 

Location and Duration
The CO MIS Analyst will be based at the Country Office in Abuja. However, s/he will be required to may be required to provide technical assistance to NEMA and UNFPA Decentralized offices in Calabar, Kaduna and Lagos. When required for the purpose of data collection, the MIS specialist may have to travel to the emergency affected states. The Service Contract will be for an initial period of one year, subject to renewal upon satisfactory performance.

Duties and Responsibilities

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the Representative or Deputy Representative and direct supervision of the Assistant Representative P&D, the Analyst will:

    Maintain an MIS and databases at the Country Office and upgrade as necessary, including providing troubleshooting services.
    Design the data management process/systems within the UNFPA Country Office,
     Produce SOPs to guide use of harmonized data collection tools, data flow design from community level (services/utilization,....) via LGA, State, Sub region to National level.
    Develop the Database and dataflow architecture and implementation processes and content applications using RDBMS compatible with MS-Access, PostGresSQL, GeoServer and ESRI online ArcGIS.
    Create a schematic databank for various program( FP/RHCS, MNCH, Youth./ Adolescent HIV-AIDS, P&D, SGBV, PSS and  Humanitarian) to store all dataset, with an integrated platform to allow linkages among and within all indicators, with flexibility to re-generate summary table and graphs  as needed
    Identify past activities data ( survey, assessment, evaluations, program research) including semi-permanent data, clean and re-group the data in to standards HIS codes and import into the Data repository.
    Developed Data and Information Management Guidelines showing MIS dataflow, timeline and responsible personnel to ensure standard adherence and timely data is harnessed and used for planning and decision making.
    Develop an Integrated and Dynamic Database for managing Humanitarian data, as well as all other programs activities in UNFPA(FP/RHCS, MNCH, Youth./ Adolescent HIV-AIDS, P&D, SGBV, PSS and  Humanitarian.),
    Create online data sharing platform with tagged report, employing the use of applications like google docs, dropbox, CSS, FLA, Javascript, HTML, STATPLANET, MS/Access-Excel macros to produce dynamic dashboards, where aggregated summary reports will be displayed (like, summary tables, power points, graphs, static and dynamic- maps and info-graphics) for reference and utilization by all technical/program staff while from any location, especially while on the field.
    Secure a space on the current server/procure a dedicated server for managing only SQL tables specifically for creating  dynamic and interactive  GIS apps like StatPlanet, ESRI online GIS analytics and  Adobe flash player, Jasper, Picktocharts  for generating dashboard platform for data visualization and info-graphics
    Strengthen the relationship with relevant government agencies like NEMA, SEMA, NPopC by providing occasional Technical Assistance and troubleshooting MIS issues, like the Situation room MIS database and its reporting dashboard.
    Ensure that UNFPA Humanitarian/Program database developed has GUI for ease transcription into the database with periodicity for IDP logbook, UNFPA monitoring checklist and any other data collection tools.
    Provide technical assistance to the UNFPA decentralized offices as may be required.
    Undertake any other assignments as may be required by the Representative


Core Competencies

    Integrity/Commitment to our mandate/Valuing Diversity
    Performance Management;
    Developing People/Coaching and Mentoring & Fostering Innovation and Empowerment;
    Working in Teams;
    Self-Management/Emotional Intelligence;
    Analytical and Strategic Thinking and Results Orientation/Commitment to Excellence;
    Knowledge Sharing/Continuous Learning

Functional Competencies

    Conceptual Innovation in the provision of technical expertise
    Leveraging the resources of national governments and its partners
    Building strategic alliances and partnerships
    Job knowledge/Technical expertise: Good knowledge of MIS

Required Skills and Experience

The candidate will have:

    5-10 years of experience in the design, development, evaluation and implementation of information management solutions preferably in the public sector.
    Minimum of Master’s Degree in Computer Science or any related disciplines in Information Management System.
    Custom software development experience should evidence iterative techniques and work on web-based applications.
    Expertise in PC-based computer hardware and networking is essential.
    Good data analysis skills.
    Expert computer skills and experience working with Microsoft Office, Excel, etc.
    Knowledge and understanding of issues of disasters and humanitarian situation.
    Excellent data base management skills (SQL, Access and Excel).
    Experience developing electronic forms (e.g. fillable forms), reporting tools, etc.
    Have a strong capability to communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written English.