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26 Jan 2023

Snr Data Mgt Associate at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

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Job Description

Senior Data Management Associate

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
The position is supervised by a professional staff member who provides the incumbent with general guidance and workplans. The incumbent works independently with an oversight from the supervisor. The position directly supervises some support staff.
Contracts are mainly with the colleagues in the same duty station to exchange information and to discuss the work plans. External contacts are with the national and local authorities for gathering and exchange of data.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

– Monitor the regular data entry activities and verify accuracy and relevance of data on a regular basis.
– Prepare regular database back-ups.
– Coordinate the data transfer of refugee records amongst camps.
– May be required to collect GIS data, update maps and undertake field trips to project sites.
– Ensure that the data which are mainly related to asylum seekers, refugees and persons of concern to UNHCR are correctly entered into the computer databases.
– Develop and run the required reports from the databases used in the operation including ProGress database and assist in analysis/interpretation of data to identify patterns/trends.
– Compile data and interpret the statistics for various reports.
– Develop forms and tools for data collection and analysis.
– Identify knowledge and hardware gaps of the operation in relation to all aspects of data management.
– Decide on data recorded in the database.
– Decide on appropriate resolution to incidents.
– Escalate issues to supervisor if the incident cannot be resolved within area of responsibility.
– Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
For G7 – 4 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Field(s) of Education
Not applicable

Certificates and/or Licenses
Information Technology Electronic Data Processing
(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience
Not specified

– Microsoft SQL Server (2005 or later) Certification.
– Knowledge of Microsoft Access.
– Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specified training relevant to the functions of the position.
– Previous experience working with UN/UNHCR.

Functional Skills
IT-Computer Literacy
DM-Data collection methodologies
DM-Data Management
DM-Database Management
(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements
For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power.

As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise.

This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.
Desired Candidate Profile

Required languages (expected Overall ability is at least B2 level):


Desired languages


Operational context

Occupational Safety and Health Considerations:
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Additional Qualifications


DM-Database Management, DM-Data collection methodologies, DM-Data Management, IT-Computer Literacy


Electronic Data Processing – Other, Information Technology – Other
Work Experience


Accountability, Analytical thinking, Client & results orientation, Commitment to continuous learning, Communication, Managing resource, Organizational awareness, Planning & organizing, Teamwork & collaboration, Technological awareness
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Functional clearance

This position doesn’t require a functional clearance

Job Posting End Date February 7, 2023

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Closing Date : 28th February, 2023.

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