Information Management Data Analyst at United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA)


The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Information Management Data Analyst, NOA

Job ID: 38136
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Grade: NOA
Agency: UNOCHA
Practice Area – Job Family: Management – Information Data
Vacancy Type: FTA Local
Posting Type: Common System
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension


  • The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) has established field offices in Nigeria to facilitate coordination of humanitarian activities in Nigeria.
  • Information management (IM) is a core component of a comprehensive support strategy for the humanitarian community.
  • To meet the increased requirements for coordination support, humanitarian advocacy and information, the IM Data Analyst will support the Information Management Unit (IMU) to analyse relevant data (tabular, statistical, spatial etc.) to support an efficient and effective humanitarian response.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the Head of OCHA Office and under the direct supervision of the Head of Information Management Unit, the IM Data Analayst will be responsible for the following duties:

  •  Support the development of standardized reporting formats and analysis to support operational decision making for internal and external use.
  • Support the development and maintenance of comprehensive operational information products
  • Maintain and promote the use of global standard IM tools and services
  • Facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing
  • Provide graphics/design support for various presentations, as well as the development of high quality visual products (infographics, maps, tables, graphs).
  • Provide support to the OCHA field offices, organize flow of information and assist the offices in planning information management activities.

Job Details

  • Support the development and maintenance of comprehensive operational information products, Who/What/Where, monitoring matrices, operational analyses, contact lists among others.
  • Build strong relationships and maintain regular contacts with the local and international community; gather information on humanitarian activities in support of the Who/ What/Where database, including frequent liaison with key stakeholders.
  • Collect information and assist in analysis of monitoring reports based on humanitarian indicators to provide a coherent picture of humanitarian operations.
  • Conduct regular trainings for sector members and work closely with the IM counterparts in partner agencies and organisations.
  • Facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing within OCHA and guidance to external stakeholders on information management focusing on achievement of the following,
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of training curricula to field partners.
  • On an ad-hoc basis, collect, analyse and disseminate information in cooperation with other Units within OCHA.
  • Maintain a client-oriented approach that ensures the OCHA provides high-quality information management services and products to the OCHA office and to members of the humanitarian community;
  • Assisting with other tasks as directed by the OCHA Head of Office or the head of the Information Management Unit.

Functional Competencies:

  • Professionalism
  • Exposure to a wide range of information management systems related to humanitarian activities, conceptual and strategic analytical capacity, demonstrated problem-solving skills.
  • Good knowledge of the region/country and ability to influence others to reach agreement.

Client Orientation:

  • Ability to identify and analyse clients’ needs and refer that to the IM supervisor for improvement of the IM tools.


  • Ability of generating new, imaginative ideas.


  • Good communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information, effectively advice clients on systems related issues, applications, etc.


  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Planning & Organizing:

  • Ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Geographic Information Systems, Graphic Design or related field is required.


  • Minimum two (2) years of work experience in information systems, geographic information systems or graphic design.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with four additional years of relevant and qualifying experience may be accepted instead of an advanced university degree.
  • Experience in the area of emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, humanitarian/development environment, field coordination is an asset.
  • Relevant experience in working with an UN agency or other humanitarian agency is desirable.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required
  • Knowledge of a second official UN language is desirable



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Note: Qualified Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply


Application Deadline  6th July, 2021.  

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