Senior IMO - iMMAP Covid Response (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
iMMAP , Kasai-Oriental, Democratic Republic Of The Congo
iMMAP is an international nongovernmental organisation that provides information management services to humanitarian and development organizations. Through information management, we help our partners target assistance to the world’s most vulnerable populations. Our core philosophy is that better data leads to better decisions and that better decisions lead to better outcomes. iMMAP’s critical support to information value chains helps to solve operational and strategic challenges of our partners in both emergency and development contexts by enabling evidence-based decision-making for better outcomes.
An outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus started in China in December 2019 and has now been detected in most countries. The virus is named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and the disease associated with it is named COVID-19. The epidemic was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020 and characterized by the WHO Director General as a pandemic on 11 March 2020. As more governmental measures are adopted to reduce pressure on health services and public health risks, the impact of the pandemic is being felt by all humanitarian organisations whose staff is mostly confined at home. Non-essential field movements have all been cancelled. Needs assessments are being cancelled and regular monitoring systems interrupted. For the months to come, access to structured information in humanitarian contexts will become the exception, and most decisions will be made on the basis of remote techniques, secondary data, social media, expert judgement or journalism. The impact of movement limitations will be felt at each step of the assessment and analysis cycle. This project will support a global project involving 6 countries. This position will be managed by the Senior IM/Analyst Project lead.
- The IMO will proactively gather information from sector partners, government authorities which may be of use to the sector for informing decisions;
- The IMO will identify gaps in current implementing partner participants and will engage with NGOs, humanitarian and development organisations to restore renew or join participation in data sharing or IM support.
- The IMO will identify barriers for information collection, collation, analysis and sharing.
- The IMO will ensure timely preparation and generation of information products, and support on information sharing and dissemination through web platforms to all relevant humanitarian implementing partners.
- The IMO will adapt appropriate existing IM tools including those available in-country (including from other sectors) and global level. As appropriate, design of data collection forms, ensuring that the purpose and use of all data collected is clear, collectable and easily collectable, highlighting where potential problems might arise; organise and manage the data input and initial analysis and presentation of data for the sector;
- The IMO will develop standard formats for, and regular output of publication of materials and statistics highlighting the humanitarian situation in country upon request.
- The IMO will facilitate mobile data collection, form development and data management.
- The IMO will generate statistical reports, graphs, maps and follow up on cluster specific trends.
- The IMO will support new and ongoing assessments.
- Collect and consolidate data from various partners, prepare and submit reports on regular bases
- Manage, analyse, document data and information from INGOs interventions in North East Syria
- Map assistance coverage in specified area, analyse and report the potential gaps
- Produce, share maps illustrating scale/coverage of assistance
- Record, document and share coordination meeting minutes
- Maintain data bases, provide data entry if required
- Establish and maintain filing and documentation system accessible for humanitarian partners working in the area
Manage the IMOs/Secondary data officer (s).
The IMO will attend periodic information management meetings with the iMMAP project team to share updates on ongoing IM products and activities and promote good practices in the organisation.
The IMO will participate in cluster/coordination meetings
Capacity building / Training - specific
The IMO will mentor the IM team to build capacity through guidance, training and technical support.
Advanced degree in information management, international relations, economics or other relevant field
At least 5 years of experience in information management
Demonstrated qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills
Demonstrated capacity to work on secondary data
High level of proficiency in English (required) and fluency in French language skills required
Knowledge of working with the DEEP platform is an advantage
Excellent writing and secondary data analysis skills
Advanced know of the humanitarian architecture and experience in working on multi-sector assessments