Data Manager (Retainer)

Partner UN OCHA
Job categories IT
Vacancy code VA/2021/B5011/22782
Level ICS-9
Department/office GPO, NYPO, UN Technology Support Services
Duty station Nairobi, Kenya
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-1
Duration 12 months, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and/or to satisfactory performance
Application period 25-Oct-2021 to 08-Nov-2021

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Please note that UNOPS will at no stage of the recruitment process request candidates to make payments of any kind.

This vacancy is closed.

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The Centre for Humanitarian Data is focused on increasing the use and impact of data in the humanitarian sector. It is managed by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and is based in The Hague, the Netherlands. The Centre’s services are available to humanitarian partners and OCHA staff in the field and at headquarters.

The Centre focuses on four areas: data services, data responsibility, data literacy, and predictive analytics. The data services workstream focuses on the management of the Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX) platform, the development and use of the Humanitarian Exchange Language (HXL) data standard, and support to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). The data responsibility worksteam focuses on the development and adoption of guidelines and different techniques for the secure management of data, both within OCHA and the broader humanitarian system. The data literacy workstream focuses on improving the data skills of technical and non-technical humanitarians through the delivery of training programmes and sharing of capacity-building material. The predictive analytics workstream focuses on model development, including threshold and trigger design for anticipatory action, and quality assurance of partner models through validation and peer review.

The Centre is looking for a Data Manager to support data-contributor organisations with sharing data on HDX. The role will primarily be responsible for ensuring the quality of data shared on the platform, offering data visualization and standardization support, and maintaining good working relationships with data contributors. We are looking for a candidate who is self-motivated, enjoys working with data and the people who produce it, and can thrive in an international, remote, and multidisciplinary team.

Reporting Relationships
Data Manager will be a part of the Centre’s Data Partnerships Team and will report to the Head of the Data Partnerships Team who is based in Geneva. The Data Manager will be expected to work closely with the rest of the HDX team and with information/data managers at headquarters and field locations.

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