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UNFPA-Data Programming Analyst-P3-Tigray region, Ethiopia

Tigray, Ethiopia
Data Programming Analyst Surge Capacity
(TOR’s adapted during COVID-19)
 
GENERAL REQUEST INFORMATION
Title:  Data Programming Analyst Level: P3
Requesting Agency UNFPA Country:  Ethiopia
Principal duty station and
% of time of any travel to other duty stations
Remote work in Addis according to back-to-office plan, with possible field visits Security phase in country / duty station/s person will be required to work in  L2
What type of working arrangement is available now?
In-country international deployment Yes
Telecommuting: Yes
Remote-based support from outside country acceptable: Yes
Some movement on the ground is permissible: Yes
Requested date of deployment  ASAP Requested length of deployment (in months)  Initially 3 months 
How will the assignment be funded?
Standby Partners & Emergency Fund
First request or extension:
First request
What type of emergency is the person to support? (Please select or highlight)
  1. COVID-19 response efforts
  2. Rapid onset emergency
  3. Protracted humanitarian emergency
  4. Combination. Specify:
Mission Specific Considerations during COVID-19

Physical deployments (only fill out if you anticipate surge to physically deploy)
Pre-departure considerations for physical deployments
Does this duty station require candidates to have undertaken SSAFE training? If so, can the office provide training upon arrival?  
No
   
Quarantine
What type of quarantining rules does the local government mandate at this stage upon arrival?
Be sure to include how long for, and possible locations the person will/should be quarantined. i.e. government mandated facilities or pre-approved hotels, etc.
The deployee can do a 7-day isolation at any UN-approved hotel.
C-19 testing and clearance
Does the Surge need to undertake any COVID-19 testing prior to arrival or upon arrival? Are there any other medical clearances or vaccines deployees need to undertake before travel to this country?
The deployee must present proof of  a negative PCR no older than 120 hours (5 days) upon arrival at the airport.
Equipment
Is there any equipment that the Surge should become equipped with prior to travel, e.g., PPE such as masks, gloves, sanitizer, etc.?
If she/he goes to the field PPE will be made available
Is there any other paperwork that the local government authorities require upon entry/re-entry into the country? Yellow Fever vaccination proof advisable
On mission considerations (for physical deployments):
Accommodation
What type of accommodation is available for Surge deployees?
UNDSS approved hotels and apartments are available
R&R
Is the duty station on an R&R cycle and if so how often? Please provide any details that have changed because of COVID-19
Not for this contract length
Medical Treatment
Are there any government restrictions or limitations that would adversely impact in-country medical treatment plans or medical evacuation?
Proof of health insurance advisable
What is the capacity of local facilities that can be used to treat and/or stabilize those affected by COVID-19? Reasonable medical care for COVID-19  in-patient and out-patient available
   
CONTEXT 
Since the regional elections were conducted in Tigray region on 9 September 2020 in defiance of Federal Government directives, the relationship between the two levels of Government has, over the proceeding weeks, rapidly deteriorated. On the night of 4 November, armed clashes between the Ethiopian Defense Force (EDF) and Tigray Regional Security Forces (TRSF) began at border locations between Amhara and Tigray regions. Airstrikes and shelling have been reported in key locations in Mekelle since 4 November and clashes continue in locations in the Amhara-Tigray regional border areas.
The Prime Minister declared a State of Emergency in Tigray that will initially last for six months, and Ethiopia’s parliament voted on 7 November to approve the formation of an interim government to replace the regional government in Tigray.
 
A Humanitarian Preparedness Plan targeting nearly 2 million people has been finalized by the Ethiopia Humanitarian Country Team. The plan seeks US$75.7 million to provide life-saving assistance to people affected by the conflict in Tigray, Afar, and Amhara regions until January 2021. The targeted population includes existing humanitarian caseload and an additional 1.1 million people expected to need assistance due to the conflict.
 
While UNFPA contributes to the joint HCT response plan, the country office has developed this internal response plan to further highlight the SRH/GBV and data needs for the crisis.
This humanitarian preparedness response plan builds on and will be regularly informed by updated humanitarian, security and access scenarios on the situation in Tigray and neighboring regional regions of Afar an Amhara.  The plan seeks to strengthen UNFPA’s preparedness and response to deliver timely humanitarian assistance to the already vulnerable people in Tigray and other regions.
 
Overall COVID-19 Situation in country:
According to the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI), the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases exceed 100,000, with a total of 63,866 recovered cases and 1,569 deaths. 
The MOH and EPHI in collaboration with partners have intensified response efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Ethiopia.  The national and regional Public Health Emergency Operations Center has been activated and laboratory diagnosis capacity has been expanded to other national institutions, subnational and private laboratories.
 
The WHO and other partners are currently supporting in scaling up preparedness and response efforts and implementation of related recommendations suggested by the IHR Emergency Committee.
 
 
 
Quarantine Information:
 Non UNLP holders are required to come with a negative PCR COVID-19 test result. Passengers MUST present a negative RT PCR test certificate for COVID-19 before boarding a flight. The certificate validity shouldn’t exceed 120 hours on arrival from the date sample is given. They must quarantine for 14 days in their residence or in a government-designated hotel.
The Government continues to implement enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 
 
Security Situation Summary in country and main threats: (i.e., armed conflict, terrorism, crime, social unrest, hazard)
 
Addis Ababa:
 
S E C U R I T Y    L E V E L
LOW (2)
Armed Conflict MINIMAL
Terrorism LOW
Crime MODERATE
Civil Unrest MODERATE
Hazards LOW
Security Level: Low (2). The overall security situation in Addis Ababa is relatively calm and stable. In recent months however, criminality has increased, with armed robbery, robbery with violence, mugging and pick pocketing incidents commonly perpetrated against foreigners, including UN personnel. 2) Additionally, there has an increase in weapon smuggling, which prompted the arrest of criminals and seizure of large sums of cash, guns and ammunitions for varying calibers in 2019.
 
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S E C U R I T Y    L E V E L
MODERATE (3)
Armed Conflict EXTREME
Terrorism MINIMAL
Crime MODERATE
Civil Unrest MODERATE
Hazards MODERATE
 
 
Role Description: Under the overall guidance and supervision of UNFPA deputy country representative, and in close collaboration with the Humanitarian Coordinator (roving/surge) as well as other CO staff; and in close conjunction with other partners (to be determine by the Humanitarian Coordinator),  the Data programming Analyst will work proactively to improve the humanitarian response through: (i) supporting strategic and operational decision-making by processing and analyzing reliable data on the population, locations of people in need, their urgent needs for effective and timely humanitarian assistance, (ii) enhancing response to immediate and special needs by integrating gender into assessments, analysis and reporting data disaggregated by sex and age, (iii) use appropriate infographics and present results, trends, needs, etc. and adapting the use and audience, in a timely and accurate manner.(iv) establish and maintain an information network at the national level to facilitate humanitarian information exchange and the promotion of data and information sharing protocols.
 
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 
  • Assist the Country Office in the planning, coordination and implementation of the humanitarian response, including rapid assessments, communication and reporting.
  • Collect and analyze data and information related to the crisis, including geo-referencing data, on a daily basis or as required.
  • Develop disaggregated information products on operationally relevant themes, including location and condition of the affected population, and factors affecting access to affected populations.
  • Organize and archive data and information on operationally relevant themes for high-risk areas.
  • Collaborate with specialized agencies and maintain partnerships with sector experts to conduct sectorial surveys and analyses.
  • Build and strengthen the national/local capacity in information management and exchange and promote the transfer and use of local knowledge.
  • Collaborate, within the UNFPA CO, with all other specialists/analysts, including, external relations and communication analyst to ensure data is translated and disseminated to partners and donors timely  Undertake any other related responsibility as may be required by the country office senior management.
 
 
Qualifications & Required Skills
  • Advanced degree in information management, statistics or another relevant field.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in information management and monitoring data with exposure to management protection and/or health related data, ideally at least two of these spent in humanitarian operations
  • Good knowledge of and experience working in humanitarian data management
  • Good knowledge of Humanitarian Assistance Reporting standard in data sourcing, cartographic presentation and geographic information system analysis
  • Experience of defining and monitoring performance indicators is an asset
  • Experience of "monitoring and evaluation" of projects is an asset.
  • Proficiency in English required.
  • Skills in ArcGIS are an asset.
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