Job ID 120531
Experience Less Than 1 Year
Degree Bachelor Degree
Province or State Kabul
Information Management Assistant Job at UNICEF With 1050 $ Salary Monthly:
Description of assignment title
Information Management Assistant
Expected start date
Sustainable Development Goal
2. Zero hunger
National UN Youth Volunteer
12 months (with possibility of extension)
Number of assignments
Mission and objectives
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfil their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.
The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) was established in 1946, in the aftermath of World War II. Our mandate was clear: to help children and young people whose lives and futures were at risk – no matter what role their country had played in the war. What mattered to UNICEF was reaching every child in need, protecting children’s rights to survive, thrive, and reach their full potential. Collection and use of quality nutrition information is one of the key objectives of UNICEF and its partners. This facilitates evidence-based decision making; thus, strengthens the capacity of UNICEF and its partners to plan, implement, monitor and coordinate nutrition programs. In addition, availability of timely information reinforces the capacity of the nutrition sector to utilize the evidence to advocate, support and formulate new policies and strategies to fill gaps. So the IM UNV is responsible to work with IM specialist to fulfill the assigned tasks.
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of [IM specialist] or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV [Information Management] will: • Support the improvement of online nutrition database reports and WIFS database including timeliness and completeness • Collect, compile and provide monthly reporting from nutrition cluster participants, including 5Ws (‘Who does What, Where, When and for Whom?’ databases). • Support verification and updating of nutrition emergency sites including nutrition mobile teams • Work with the Nutrition Information Management Specialist to develop appropriate supportive strategies for data collection and dissemination • Update and maintain nutrition cluster participant’s list • Upload and dissemination all nutrition cluster products and documents in an appropriate way, including nutrition page updating • Support MoE focal person on data collection of WIFS online database • Respond to the Cluster participants’ needs for information under supervision of IMS • Update Assessment database on regular basis • Document the meetings of technical working groups, Sub National clusters and Provincial Nutrition Committees. • Support the cluster coordination team in preparing (arranging venue, confirming attendance of partners etc.) for regular coordination meetings • One on one follow up with partners on cluster identified priorities that require partner input. • Any other activities and tasks assigned by the supervisors Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities: • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day); • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; • Provide annual and end of assignment self-reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities. • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers; • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
18 – 26
Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.
1 years of experience in developing countries, in one of the field such as information management, statistic, database management, and/or reporting and monitoring; experience with UN agencies is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization; • Basic knowledge on database development and advance knowledge of MS. Excel • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills; • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing; • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development; • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel; • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment; • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines; • Sound security awareness; • Have affinity with or interest in [humanitarian response and monitoring], volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Area(s) of expertise
Communication, Information technology
English, Level: Fluent, Desirable Dari, Level: Fluent, Desirable Pashto, Level: Fluent, Desirable
Required education level
Bachelor degree or equivalent in computer science or area related to IM is required.
Competencies and values
• Professionalism • Integrity • Teamwork and respect for diversity • Commitment to continuous learning Communication • Flexibility • Accountability • Communication • Empowering Others • Integrity • Planning and organizing • Self-Management
Living conditions and remarks
This position is open for local applicants and UNICEF will not provide any accommodation facilities. Entitlements; Entry lump sum: (onetime payment)USD 400 Volunteer living allowance: (per month)USD 1,055 Exit allowance ( for each month served, paid on successful completion of the assignment): USD 84. Medical and life insurance Cigna private insurance. Leave Entitlements; • Uncertified Sick Leaves: 7 days • Certified Sick Leave: 30 days • Annual Leave; 2.5 days per month • Maternity Leave: 16 weeks • Paternity Leave: 10 days leave • Training and leaning Leave: 10 working
United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.
UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for UN Volunteers with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process and afterwards in your assignment.