OCHA-IMO-P4-Peru

Location: Lima, Peru, Peru
Date Posted: 31-03-2017
Organisation: OCHA
Position: Information Management Officer 
Level: P4
Location: Peru, Lima and/or field (sub-hubs) 
Duration: 3 months

Background: Heavy rains in Peru, ongoing since December 2016, continue to impact 11 of the 25 regions in the country. The situation has worsened in the past few days due to the cumulative effect of unabated rains. More rains are foretasted for the next 48 hours and heavy rains may continue into April. Most of the country is affected with northern coastal areas bearing the brunt of rains and floods. Government authorities have reported 62 deaths and an estimated 615,000 people affected since January 2017. More than 100,000 people are now estimated to be in need of assistance, a 38 per cent increase since last Thursday. This number is expected to rise as more detailed assessments are carried out.
 
A total of 115,000 houses and 900 schools are reported to have been destroyed or partially damaged. For the most part, families are seeking refuge with neighbors or relatives and are therefore harder to identify and register. Some families have received tents. As yet, there are no collective centers. An outbreak of Dengue is feared as it is endemic to the most affected areas and the risk of cholera and other water borne diseases is also heightened due to disruption to water supply systems, water contamination and stagnation. Residents of the capital Lima have been suffering from restrictions or cuts to their drinking water supply since last Wednesday as intense rainfall affected the city's La Atarjea water treatment plant

Surge Justification: OCHA's Regional Office (ROLAC) is supporting the efforts of the Government of Peru and the UN system and has two national staff already in Peru through its HAT (1 HAO, 1IMO). It is anticipated that UNDAC will remain three to four weeks in country and that additional support may be needed for several weeks to support the HAT after the departure of UNDAC.

Language requirements: Fluency in written and spoken Spanish and English. 

Main Tasks
•        Coordinate the existing information management network under the guidance of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee to improve the exchange of humanitarian data and the promotion of data and resource sharing protocols; Liaising with stakeholders to ensure the coordination of information activities and their compliance with national standards and practices; Provide training and expertise in the use and development of information management tools and platforms for Office staff and humanitarian partners; Promote the use of information standards and platforms and the free exchange of information.
•        Web management: Manage the content of relevant web platforms, monitor the overall quality of the platform and ensure that content is up-to-date, complete and compliant with current metadata standards; Work with external stakeholders, including Web sites and ReliefWeb of organizations and sectors, on web-based platforms to facilitate inter-agency research and interoperability.
•        Data management: Design, develop and manage databases, spreadsheets and other data tools; Understand, document and ensure high-quality humanitarian data to ensure accuracy, consistency and comparability; Consolidate operational information on a regular basis to facilitate their analysis.
•        Data analysis: Organize, design and perform the evaluation and analysis of humanitarian data sets using efficient statistical methods; Participate in the development and revision of data standards and provide advice on the application of these standards to local systems and processes; Participate in the development, implementation and management of new indicators and related data to be integrated into common humanitarian data; Understand, document and ensure the quality of high-value humanitarian data in order to ensure its accuracy, consistency and comparability.
•        Assessment? Analysis and evaluation: Support activities related to evaluation and analysis needs, including humanitarian needs assessments; Provide advice on the development of assessments to ensure quality; Manage data collection and analysis tools and platforms such as KoBO Toolbox and Open Data Kit.
•        Geographic Information System and Mapping: Develop and maintain all spatial and operational baseline data in accordance with relevant standards and guidelines; manage the spatial data available and ensure that the data is documented and accessible to all humanitarian partners through local services and online services.
•        Visualization: Produce and update information documents such as reports, maps and information charts by transforming data into graphic products to convey messages and facts; Develop outreach materials such as posters, slideshows and other visual materials.
•       ‚ÄčTeam coordination: coordinate the tasks of tlie Information Management and Communication section and related administrative tasks.

•       Perform other related duties that may be assigned.

Specific Required Skills

Education: Applicants must be Master Degree in:
i.    Media and/or Communications
ii.    Graphic Design and/or Multimedia Arts
iii.    Geography
iv.    Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
v.    Cartography
vi.    Information Technology (GIS, Graphic Design), or a related subject '

Experience:
i.    Experience with data analysis tools, such as MS Excel and Tableau
ii.    Experience with ESRI ArcGIS software (version 9.0 or higher)
iii.    Experience in development and management of relational databases is desirable
iv.    Experience with infographics and Adobe Illustrator CS+ is desirable

Language:
Fluency in written and spoken Spanish and English is required.

Other skills:
i.    Competencies in Microsoft Office (particularly advanced user knowledge of MS Access, MS Word and MS Excel)
ii.    Knowledge and experience of database development and management'would be an asset
iii.    Knowledge of online collaborative tools would be an asset
 
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