Location: Barbados or one of the sub regional hubs, Barbados, Barbados
Date Posted: 12-09-2017

Deadline 16-Sept-2017.
Availability : ASAP
Post title and level: „    Information Management Officer P-3

  Duty Station Country and Location:  with a duty station in Barbados or one of the sub regional hubs (British Virgin Islands or Antigua) depending on when the person arrives and current needs.

   Brief description of emergency outbreak/upsurge and the consequences for OCHA:

Hurricane Irma struck Eastern Caribbean as a category 5 hurricane, one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the Atlantic. It devastated small island states and territories: in particular Barbuda, Anguilla. Storm surge is expected to wreak extensive damage and flooding on low lying coastal areas in Bahamas and Turks and Caicos. OCHA is providing support to the RC for Eastern Caribbean based out of Barbados and the RC for the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos based out of Jamaica.

OCHA Regional Office for Latin American and the Caribbean, based in Panama, is expected to liaise with the regional Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and regional partners to coordinate assessment, provide information and analysis, and mobilize an appropriate response.

6. OCHA's role and key challenges:

UNDAC currently deployed and used for Jamaica, Barbados, and Haiti. Following departure of team OCHA will need to provide updated information management products,

Main partners and stakeholders in the field:

Affected communities, regional IASC partners including NGOs and Red Cross movement, Governments, civil protection agencies, regional organizations,

8.   Travel within country/region required? If so, has field office foreseen funds to cover related costs? Yes travel within region_

9.    Details on security situation/structure and staff well-being (e.g. security level, living conditions?):

No security constraints

 Main tasks and duties to be executed (specify precisely in a few bullet points):

•    Propose regional coordination mechanisms of information tools and services aimed at improving the preparedness actions and facilitate the monitoring of the current situation;

•    Support assessment and needs analysis activities, including humanitarian needs overviews, secondary data reviews, preliminary scenario definitions and multi-cluster initial rapid assessments; provide advice on assessment design to ensure data quality; manage platforms and tools that support data collection and analysis;

•    Organize, design and carry out the evaluation and analysis of specific datasets ;

•    Understand, document and ensure the quality of high-value humanitarian data for accuracy, consistency, and comparability.

•    Participate in the development and revision of data standards and advise on the application of these standards into local systems and processes;

•    Participate in the development, implementation and management of new indicators together with its accompanying data, to be included in a Common Humanitarian Dataset

•    Develop and maintain spatial baseline and operational data sets in accordance with relevant standards and guidance;

•    Produce and update high-quality map products and online services: maintain a repository of spatial data and ensure that the data are documented and accessible to all humanitarian partners through local and/or online services.

•    Produce and update information products such as reports, charts and infoqraphics by turning data into graphical products to convey messages and a storyline; develop advocacy materials, presentations and other visual materials.

Specific required skills (languages, experience, etc)

•    Experience in information management, information systems, web management, data management, geographic information systems & mapping, data visualization, or other related area, is required.

•    Experience managing information in disaster response or complex emergencies is desirable.

•    Fluent in  English is essential ( ability to produce documents) and Spanish is an asset 

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