Project Manager (Retainer)

Partner UN OCHA
Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2022/B5011/24366
Level ICS-10
Department/office NYSC, SDC, UN Technology Support Services
Duty station The Hague, Netherlands
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-2
Duration 12 months, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and/or to satisfactory performance
Application period 01-Aug-2022 to 15-Aug-2022

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

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General Background 

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has a Centre for Humanitarian Data in The Hague, the Netherlands which is focused on increasing the use and impact of data in the humanitarian sector. The vision is to create a future where everyone involved in a humanitarian emergency has access to the data they need, when and how they need it, to make responsible and informed decisions. The Centre is part of OCHA’s Information Management Branch.

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. The data responsibility worksteam focuses on the development and adoption of data responsibility 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 development of capacity-building material. The predictive analytics workstream focuses on model development, including threshold and trigger design, and quality assurance of partner models through validation and a peer review process.

Purpose and Scope of Assignment 

The Centre is seeking a Project Manager to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Centre for Humanitarian Data. The focus of the job is the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Centre’s programme of work in line with the goals and objectives laid out in its three-year business plan and OCHA’s Strategic Framework.  The main tasks include financial management, human resource management, and reporting. The ideal candidate should be very organized, flexible, and enjoy working with a diverse and distributed team.

Reporting Relationships

The Project Manager will report to the Lead for the Centre for Humanitarian Data who is based in The Hague. The incumbent will be expected to work closely with the rest of the Centre team and other parts of OCHA, including the Information Management Branch, the Executive Office (finance and procurement), and the Donor Relations Section.

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